The Pink City Jaipur

Jaipur, popularly known as the “Pink City”, and “Paris of India”, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. Jaipur is worldwide famous for unique Architecture, Vastu, Astrology, Forts, Monuments, Palaces, Art and Craft, Culture and last but not least for unique Food. Heritage of year 1727 is still alive in Jaipur which is the main attraction of Jaipur tour. Jaipur is renowned on international tourism map as one vertex of Golden Triangle of India tourism. Many scripts and poems have been written on the beauty of Jaipur city by domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists. Countless documentary movies have been made on Jaipur in last 250 years.

Jaipur History


Jaipur was founded on 18th November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachawaha Rajput, who ruled from 1699-1744. Initially his capital was Amber (now pronounced as Amer), lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II felt the need of shifting his capital city because of safety reasons as it was likely to be attacked by a Mughal King Bahadur Shah after the death of Aurangzeb, as well as ever-increasing population and growing scarcity of water also pushed him to set up a well planned city.

Being a great soldier, builder, mathematician, astronomer, and a poet, he had a vision to built-up a well-planned city with his royal taste that should be a good administrative unit, prime centre of business, prominent political unit, centre of spiritualism and a patron of various Indian culture and arts.

His ambitions and vision took shape in the form of Jaipur – the first planned city of northern India. At that time, Jaipur was also one of the best planned cities of the World.

Jaipur Architecture


Jaipur Architecture is worldwide famous because of its technical details and beauty. Jaipur Architecture is based on Indian Vastu concepts. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II – the founder of Jaipur was a great architect and astronomer. He also had a good knowledge of Indian Vastu. This is the reason that the architecture of Jaipur is a wonderful case study for the modern architects of all over the world.There are many brilliant diwan e aambuildings in the Jaipur:

city palace

Hawa Mahal

Mubarak Mahal

 

Chandra Mahal

Jal Mahal

Birla temple

Amber

           

diwan e aam

Ganesh Pole

Gaitor

Jantar Mantar

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