Jaipur Travel Guide
This famous city is the capital of Rajasthan and has earned universal recognition as the “Pink City”, and pink it is. beautifully landscaped with palaces, havelis and forts Tall, rugged men with handlebar whiskers sport bright pink turbans. Jaipur which means the city of victory was built exactly 273 years back and is 262 km by road from Delhi (capital of India). A strong wall encircles the old city and even today has a suggestion of immense power, is the function of protecting all within obvious.
It is a feast in store for tourists. Beautiful sites, where you can breathe the fragrance of history. Comfortable and luxurious hotels, once the proud kings, parks, gardens, and excursions to nearby attractions make Jaipur a tourist paradise
A young Bengali architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya formalized the city’s plans in a grid system. The wide straight avenues. Streets, lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of the main bazaars were arranged in nine rectangular city sectors, in accordance with the principles of urban design in the “Shilpa set Shastra’ and epochal treatise on the Hindu architecture.
Nahagarh Fort situated on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The view of the city from the fort is breathtaking. Along with Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort formed a strong defense ring for the city. During the Sepoy revolt of 1857, served as a refuge for Nahagarh Europeans fleeing from the havoc created by mutineers in neighboring states.
The Amber Palace complex overlooking the artificial lake south of the town of Amber is one of the most popular attractions of the city, famous for its blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture and offers elephant rides from the town up to the castle. Although the structure is now known as Amber Fort is the complex initially a Palace Complex in the Fort of Amber which is today known as Jaigarh Fort.
The Jaigarh Fort, on the hills above the Amber Palace complex offers stunning views of the foothills of the Aravalli range, as well as attractions such as immense underground water tanks, a medieval canon law foundry and an impressive collection of medieval cannons including Jaivana which has the reputation of his world’s largest cannon on wheels.
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur from 1727 to 1733. It is after the one that he models built for him in the then Mughal capital of Delhi.
Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage town 10 km from Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. It is believed that Saint Galav spent his life here and have meditation. The main temple here is temple Galtaji in pink stone and has a huge complex. The temple has a number of pavilions with rounded roofs, exquisitely carved pillars and painted walls. The temple is surrounded by natural springs and reservoirs, surrounded as sacred. There are seven tanks here and the Galta Kund is considered the most sacred. A large number of people take a holy dip in these tanks especially on Makar Sankranti.
There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautiful gardens and parks, set attractive sights and magnificent heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-colored costumes that make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.