Jaipur, India Travel Guide – ‘Pink City’

  • Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century, it is a major tourist attraction among Indians as well as international travelers from all around the world.
  • Jaipur has the fastest growing development projects which are being undertaken by the government and private enterprises.
  • It 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 Mughal cities.
  • The present earthy red color originates from repainting of the buildings undertaken for a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1876
  • The best season to visit Jaipur is during the winter months of November through to February. During this season the temperatures will at their lowest (but it is still hot). From April until the monsoon (July) temperatures can reach an unbearable 40C and combined with the pollution and dust makes sightseeing almost impossible.

Top 10 Things To See In Jaipur

  1. Hawa Mahal
  2. Jantar Mantar Observatory
  3. City Palace
  4. Ishwar Lat
  5. Central Museum
  6. Dolls Museum
  7. Birla Planetarium
  8. Jal Mahal
  9. Gaitor
  10. Jaigarh Fort
  • The stand out monument of Jaipur is the Amer Fort, this lavish 16th century palace stands at the top of a cliff and has commanding view over the region.
  • The interior of the palace demonstrates what used to be the wealth and power of the mogul leaders; with jewel inlaid rooms to reflect the nights’ sky, cleverly designed air cooling systems and a harem with secrete passages.
  • The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars.
  • Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukh mandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.
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