Jaipur Sightseeing Tour

Jaipur Sightseeing Tour

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Location : 336-km From Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Built In : 1727 AD

Significance : Capital City of Rajasthan State

Best Season : October to March

Jaipur - The City of Victory in India

Jaipur The Rose Pink City in India founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is the capital of Rajasthan India. It is a major attraction for the first-time visitor. Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills,crowned with forts & enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets with their rose pink colour, lending enchantment to the scene, which is almost magical at sunset.

The Old City (Known as the Pink City) is a great place to wander around.The whole city was painted in Pink colour by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876 AD. Today, every home within the city is obliged by law to maintain its facade. It is a very well planned city laid out in a grid pattern and was designed by a young Bengali engineer and scholar by the name "Vidyadhar Bhattacharya".

Jaipur was and remains the only city in the world, symbolising the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. Jaipur is a royal city & this is its most noticeable aspect, small buildings & festivals testify it.

Jaipur & its surroundings are rather like an endless museum. The city also offers an endless variety of crafts. Jewellers here still fashion the beautiful enamel-on-gold pendants, studded on the reverse with precious stones or pearls & turquoise that one sees in miniature paintings.Jaipur's lacquer bangles are famous all over the world. This is a city to be visited.

Major Tourist Attractions in Jaipur: Amer Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jai Garh, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Gardens - Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh etc.
Amer Palace, Jaipur
The magnificent fort with its huge ramparts & watch towers, overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur Highway.It is believed to have been the capital of the "Minas", the original inhabitants of Rajasthan.
City Palace, Jaipur
Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza, the imposing gateway of the City Palace guarded by stone elephants, is monumental.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
A Pandora's box of wonders, the enchanting Hawa Mahal isa multi-layered palace, with a profusion of windows and stone screens.
Jai Garh, Jaipur
Built on a peak, Jai Garh overlooks the palace & city of Amber below. Jal Mahal is Jaipur's lake palace. It is surrounded with water.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Originally called Sudarshan Garh, it affords a splendid view of Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
The amazing astronomical three-storey-high observatory, of an 18th century Rajasthani king, named Jai Singh.
Gardens, Jaipur
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh : Has beautiful gardens, fountains, pools & some magnificent pieces ofsculpture.
Government Central Museum, Jaipur
This is the oldest museum in the state. The buiding, designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob is located in the centre of the sprawling Ram Niwas Bagh, built in 1876 AD.

When King Edward VII visited India as the Prince of Wales, it was opened to public in 1886.
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