The pink tinge in almost all the architect of Jaipur give it a recognition as ‘pink city’ world over. The city of Jaipur is a feast to both eyes and soul.

Jaipur,capital city of Rajasthan, is known as Pink city because of the color of the stone used to build architect exclusively in  the walled city. Jaipur has a very strong geographical and  architectural attraction. Jaipur was founded on 18th November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Kachawaha Rajput , Ruler of Amer , who ruled from 1699-1744.

City Palace Jaipur Jaipur: Pink Beauty of India

Initially Amber (now pronounced as Amer) was his capital , and lies at a distance of 10 km from Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II felt that capital city should be shifted because of the increase in population of city and safety reasons as it was likely to be attacked by a Mughal’s. Later new capital named as Jaipur was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II with all astrologers believes and modern technology. Jaipur is one of the  very planned cities of India with spread around it, in rows format , public buildings, noblemen houses, the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. Straight, wide roads run through the city, while a high, crenelated wall that forms its defence is pierced with seven gateways that serve as entry points.

Jaipur architecture was planned as ancient, but its execution was with modern technology. Both Rajput and Mughal architecture was used to make Jaipur beautiful and different from other capitals.

Jaipur is renowned in international tourism map as one of the vertexes in Golden Triangle Tour packages. Some of the famous tour packages are Golden triangle 3 Nights/4 Days  and  Golden triangle 5 Nights / 6 Days etc.

Many poets wrote poems on beauty of Jaipur and tourists make documentary and movies on culture and beauty of Jaipur architect to share the culture of pink city world over.

jaigarh fort jaipur Jaipur: Pink Beauty of India

Some of Main attractions of Jaipur tour are

  • Amber fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Jal Mahal
  •  Hawa Mahal
  •  City Palace
  •  Galta temple
  •  Birla temple
  •  Govind dev ji temple
  •  Albert hall museum

In addition, Jaipur is hub of  fairs and festivals some of them are Gangore fair and Jaipur literature festival. So, plan your Jaipur tour according to the schedule of   fairs and festivals  so that you can witness colorful fairs and festivals of Jaipur and enjoy your tour.

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Tourist Spots Near Jaipur

Languages spoken
Rajasthani(Marwari) ,Hindi are mainly spoken languages of Jaipur . English is spoken but by small portion of population. So knowledge of Hindi and English is more than enough to communicate in  Jaipur.

 Dressing
The traditional dress known as posak looks like skirt and top, and are woven by women with traditional taste while the saree  and salwar suit are also common with women. Traditionally, Men wear dhoti kurta, but nowadays, trousers and shirts are very common.

jaipur ethnic clothes Jaipur: Pink Beauty of India

Jaipur Architecture 

Jaipur is worldwide  famous for architecture and beauty.  Jaipur Architecture is completely based on Vastu  Shastra.  Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II – the founder of Jaipur, himself was a great architect and astronomer. Jaipur Architecture was based on Rajput and Mughal architecture.

Jaipur Geography and Climate

Jaipur has a semi-arid climate. Temperatures and  climatic condition vary accordingly. In the summer season (April to June) , average daily temperature remains around  35-40 C in Jaipur. May and June are the hottest months in Jaipur. Temperature reaches up to 40-45 degree Celsius in these months. Jaipur floods with  tourists from August to November.

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