Places To Visit In Jaipur

Jaipur is India’s most flamboyant state colorful in every imaginable way. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. There are a lot of places to visit in Jaipur, the capital to Rajasthan land of the Maharajas. Historical and filled with many entertaining sights as well as famous for its amazing food, Jaipur is well worth the visit. Here are some of Jaipur attractions:

 

Hawa Mahal: Also known as “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze,” it is a palace built in Jaipur, located on the edge of the City Palace. The palace was built in red and pink colours sandstone, so it goes with the monuments of the “Pink City” Jaipur.

City Palace: The City Palace is a masterpiece and a gift for art and history lovers. Visitors can also buy souvenirs from a section dedicated for the artisans of Jaipur. The Palace is reachable; one can take a cab for local site-seeing or take rickshaws if they want the Indian way of travel.

Jantar Matar: It is an astronomical observatory site in the Pink City Jaipur. Jantar Mantar literally means "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens". The observatory was built to help interpreting position of celestial bodies and calculate local time. Along with palaces, temples, and gardens in Jaipur city, the Jantar Mantar has a great importance internationally.

Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indians as well as international travellers, as it belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts some additional several attractions like the Govind Dev ji Temple, Vidhan Sabha, Birla Temple, several massive Rajput forts and so on. It also serves as a stepping stone for travelers heading to the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

As for Jaipur history, the city is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly colored buildings, which were originally painted with this color to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Maugham cities. The present earthy red color originates from repainting of the buildings undertaken for a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1876. Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior and astronomer. He came to power at the age of 11 on the death of his father Maharaja Bishan Singh.

The traditions, customs, lifestyle, art and architecture of Jaipur reflect a great deal of the city’s rich culture, besides reflecting a view of the whole country of India. The city has its own performing arts. The Jaipur Gharana for Kathak is widely known as the most famous performance in arts. There is also Tamasha performance, which includes dancing along with singing. It is performed by local theatre groups.

The traditions, customs, lifestyle, art and architecture of Jaipur reflect a great deal of the city’s rich culture, besides reflecting a view of the whole country of India. The city has its own performing arts. The Jaipur Gharana for Kathak is widely known as the most famous performance in arts. There is also Tamasha performance, which includes dancing along with singing. It is performed by local theatre groups.

Jaipur celebrates a plenty of festivals every year at different times, adding value to the vivid city. For instance, there is Ganguar festival, the celebration of spring, harvest and marital fidelity. The festival mainly revolves around women. Additionally, there is Jaipur Literature Festival, Elephant Fair, Chaksu Fair, Teej festival, Shitla Mata Fair, and Chhat ka Mela in Amber during Navratri.

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