Jaipur: The Pink City
A beautiful city, Jaipur was planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya it holds the pride of being the first planned city of India. Famous for its coloured gems; the capital city of Rajasthan is a blend of historical touch and modernization. The best of three corners of Golden Triangle; Jaipur is a great combination of forts and modern architectures.
The story of its pink colour starts from the back 1876 when prince Wales visited India and Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink in the welcome of him. Marvellous pink abode, Jaipur portraits its beauty with its Royal characterized forts which are; Nahargarh, Jaigarh, and Garh Ganesh Temple.
Jaipur founds its origin back in the year of 1927 when it was established by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amber. Raja Jai Singh II shifted his capital from Amber to this newly established city – Jaipur, when the population of Amber was growing so fast and the place was short on water. The most important fact about the city is that it was established and built on the principles of Vastu Shastra, introduced by famous architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.
Famous Attractions and Places:
Located at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur, Amber Palace is World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, the place was a bastion of the Kachwahas of Amber until the capital was shifted to the today’s famous place – Jaipur. Built by Raja Man Singh in 1592, the Amber Palace was extremely strong against enemies.
A World Heritage Site, declared by UNESCO, Jantar Mantar is observed to be the largest of the famous five astronomical observations built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who was the founder of Jaipur. The observatory contains sixteen geometrical devices, designed to measure time and tracking of celestial bodies.
Truly the place of winds, Hawa Mahal was built in the year of 1799 by the poet-king Sawai Pratap Singh as s summer escape for him and his family. This unique 5-storey architectural marvel is constructed with small latticed windows.
Albert Hall Museum
The building’s name is inspired by The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The beautifully built Albert Hall is housed in the centre of Ram Niwas Garden. The museum displays various things such as metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, arms & weapons, and stone & metal sculptures.
Sitting proudly on the ridge of Aravalli hills, Nahargarh is a perfect impression on the minds of tourists comes from all over the world. Constructed in 1734 by Raja Jai Singh in 1734 and it was expanded in 1868 to make it safe against enemies.
Located 15 Km from Jaipur, Jaigarh fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh II sometime in the early 18th century amidst the rocky terrains. Tourists can witness world’s largest cannon – Jaiban, at the fort.
Well known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, Birla Temple is located at the base of Moti Dungari. Built on an elevated platform, the entire temple is built of white marbles. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is the marvellous display of exquisite carvings.
Well-known as Lake Palace, Jai Mahal is one of the wonderful sights in the middle of Lake in Jaipur. Its light sand coloured stone walls and deep blue colour of water creates a wonderful contrast, which attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Very close to Sisodia Garden, this is another beautiful garden which is worth visiting by tourists. Named after Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect of Jaipur, this garden is nestled between Aravalli hills and offers mesmerizing views around.
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