Jaipur, positioned at the semi desert land of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, is internationally known as the pink city of India. Jaipur, once the capital city of royal maharajas, now the capital city of Rajasthan is the largest and is one of the oldest cities of India as it is around 12th century old and came in full form in the 17th century which was then founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. It is considered to be the first city of India which was logically and architecturally planned before being constructed. The city was divided into nine sections according to Hindu mythology and horoscope which is showcasing the nine divisions of the universe.
The name ‘pink city’ has been given as the old part of the city which is surrounded by huge walls having seven gates and buildings all painted in pink. The pink city is known for its rich cultural heritage with royal traditional values and ancient structures. Jaipur is a complete picture of Rajasthan’s royal culture, the traditional customs of the place, and the life style of the rural people. Apart from the traditional and cultural values Jaipur is world famous for its architectural monuments. The architectural beauty of Jaipur showcases the perfect fusion of Mughal and rajputana style of architecture which leaves the visitors amazed at their work. It is full of ancient beauty which attracts tourists the most. It is home to some of the magnificent palaces and forts, having spectacular architecture and designed in such a way which leaves one totally spellbound.
The rich and vibrant culture of India can very well be seen in Jaipur’s historical structures. One such example is the City Palace of Jaipur; this huge palace consists of some of the best of what Jaipur offers. It has some wonderful courtyards, beautifully designed gardens and some imperial structures like the Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, City Palace museum and some divine temples which leave one amazed to the core.
The Amber Fort is yet another structure which adds on Jaipur’s beauty. It has been situated amidst beautiful landscape and exotic surroundings. It is known to be a place where the splendor of the city is still preserved. It is been built with the fusion of Mughal and Hindu architectural style, using the perfect contrasting beauty of red sand stone and white marble.
Apart from architectural and cultural significance Jaipur is known for its colourful fairs, bright festivals and vibrant bazaars. Teej Festival, Gangaur and Elephant Festival are among the popular festivals of Jaipur. While exploring the vibrant bazaars and market you will come across some of the best Handicrafts made by the locals. Bangles and silver jewellery of Jaipur are famous in all over India.
This well planned city is the chief business centre of Rajasthan. It is one of the major commercial cities of India one can even find numerous traders and businessman over here promoting their trades and goods.
This city has extreme climatic conditions, experiencing hot and humid weather in summers with temperature going up to 45degrees. Monsoons are mild whereas winters are pretty cold with temperature reducing to 5 degrees.