Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur is India’s most flamboyant state colorful in every imaginable way. It is 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 and there are many places to visit in Jaipur, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Matar and the likes are all at your disposal in this city. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city.

 

Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts several attractions like the City Palace, 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.

Jaipur is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly colored buildings, which were originally painted 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.

Jaipur is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly colored buildings, which were originally painted 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.

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