Rosy City of India
Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of
the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai
Singh. The pink color was used at the time of making to create an impression
of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities - and repainted in 1876, during
the visit of the Prince of Wales. The city is best explored on foot and the
adventurous visitor willing to go into the inner lanes can discover a whole
new world not visible to the tourist-in-a-hurry.
Wine in Ceremic Bottles
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Rajasthan government is planning to launch 'Royal Heritage Liquor' in
ceremic bottles. This is a totally new concept and is being handled by
Ganganagar Sugar Mills ( GSM). They also would be packing a small piece of
history with every bottle.
Tour From Chennai
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation ( RTDC) is presenting a novice
package for travellers, namely ' Special Raj Bhraman". This cover
destination like Jaipur, Jodhpur
Jaisalmer, Mount Abu
Chittauragarh, Ajmer, Pushkar and Ranthambore. The total number of days
involved in this tour package are 13 days. Costing Rs 12000, the package is
especially launched for Chennai travellers. Book your tour now as the
departure date this package is November 10 and November 24, 2006.
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is a
remarkable structure which overlooks one of the main streets and also
provides some excellent views of the city. In the not-too-distant past,
ladies of the court found it convenient to watch the activities on the
streets below without being observed themselves.
Set in a picturesque location, Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and
Mughal architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls
on the hillside. Built in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex
has some very interesting apartments, the likes of which are not to be found
anywhere else in the country. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and
Ganesh Pole are the prominent areas of interest here.
It is the first of the three forts. Built in 1734, this fort provides some
stunning views of the city down below both during daytime and at night.
Jaigarh or the Fort of Victory, is a rugged fort built in 1726. The world's
largest cannon on wheels is to be found here. The fort houses a museum and
provides some excellent views of the Amer Palace.
A picturesque palace amidst the Man Sagar Lake. It was built for royal duck
shooting parties. A great place to visit during the monsoons.
A newly restored temple on the foothills of Nahargarh. The landscaped
gardens have made it a popular picnic spot.
A pilgrimage center with several pavilions, natural sprins and the only sun
temple in this part of India.
Located 40 km northwest of Jaipur, amidst the quiet of protective
hills,this palace is a visual treat. The sleepy little town of Samod has its
own cloth printers, bangle makers and other artisans. The palace has
recently been converted as a heritage hotel.
In the state of Rajasthan
Rajasthani, Hindi, Considerable % of people can speak
Bandhej (tie and dye) and block printed textiles
Best time to visit :
Through out the year
Jaipur is barely 262 kilometers from New Delhi, and is well connected by
road, rail and air. Detailed information on how to get to Jaipur and where
to stay is given here
By Air :
Jaipur is connected to
Aurangabad, Calcutta and Kashi / Varanasi
by domestic flights.
By Bus :
Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places
in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.
By Train :
The train service to Jaipur is available from
all the major parts of the country. The train services to Jaipur are slower,
because of the metre gauge line.
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