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About Jaipur

Historical building of Jaipur city
Coronation of Kumar Padmanabh Singh as the new Maharaja of Jaipur

Jaipur, also known as the pink city, is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in India. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in November 1727 and also got its name from this brave Hindu ruler. Located in Northern India, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and also the largest city in this state.

Architecture of Jaipur

cultural dance of Jaipur cityThe main attraction of Jaipur is its archetypal architecture. The city was planned as per the Indian Vastu Shastra, a science that promotes well being and prosperity. 

The directions of all the streets and markets in Jaipur are East to West and North to South. Jai Singh II made sure that the entire Jaipur city was planned as per the Hindu architectural theory. 

The town is constructed in the form of eight-part Mandala which is called Pithapada.

The city encompasses various magnificent edifices that enhance its beauty. 

Its forts and monuments such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are famous world over. 

The structures here are built with the rare pink-painted sandstone and it is thus known by the name Pink City.

While Jai Singh II worked hard on planning and developing the city, his successors continued to work towards its betterment. 

The Mubarak Mahal in the Palace Complex, the Rajasthan School of Arts and the Vidhan Sabha were constructed during the British reign.

Economy of Jaipur

Jaipur has developed economically over the years. The city’s tourism has contributed to a great extent in this direction. 

Many small and big businesses have also established here and the number seems to be increasing by the day. Jaipur is also amongst the largest exporters of diamond, gold and stone jewelry in Asia.

Art and Culture of Jaipur

Jaipur is known for its rich culture. People here are known for their warm and friendly attitude. TheyPink City Jaipur love to dress in vibrant attires clubbed with beautifully carved jewelry.

 If you want to have a closer look at the city’s art and culture then a visit to the Jawahar Kala Kendra and Ravindra Manch is a must. 

Art and craft prospered here in the presence of such talented artisans. Jaipur is famous for Bhandhani, Block printing, Kinari, Gota, Zari and Zardozi. Jaipur’s Blue pottery, Ivory carving, Silver, Kundan and Meenakari jewelry are also popular.

Folk music and dance are other major attractions of this city. Ghoomar, where the women perform dance wearing colorful flowing ghagharas and Chari, where the dancers perform with pots including lit diyas on their head are a visual delight for the audience. 

The melodious music of instruments such as Sarangi, Jhalar and Ektara adds to the overall experience of listening to the traditional Rajasthani folk songs.

Food in Jaipur

Jaipur offers some mouthwatering cuisines. Dal Bati Churma, Missi Roti and the exceptionally large pyaaz kachori are among the popular dishes prepared here. 

Those of you who love sweets must try the delicious Ghevar, Chaugani ke laddu and Moong thal available here.

Festivals in Jaipur

Jaipur organizes several fairs and celebrates various festivals including the Gangaur festival, Teej festival, Jaipur Literature festival, Chaksu Fair, Elephant Fair and Shitla Mata Fair.

Climatic Conditions in Jaipur

Jaipur’s temperature remains moderately high all through the year. Average daily temperature during the summer months (April to July) is 30 °C and the average daily temperature during the winter months (November to February) ranges from 15-18 °C. It receives more than 650 millimeters of rainfall each year.

Education

There are as many as eight universities in Jaipur including the prestigious University of Rajasthan, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, National Institute of Ayurveda and Malviya National Institute of Technology.

Tourist Attractions in Jaipur

About Jaipur
Jaipur is a magical land of forts and palaces

Apart from the monuments mentioned in the Architecture section, there are various famous temples and gardens in Jaipur that are worth a visit. 

These include the Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Sri Sri Krishna Balram Temple, Moti Dungri Ganesh Mandir, Sisodia Ranj Garden and Palace, Central Park and Kanak Ghati.

There are various places to shop around as well. These include the Johri Bazaar, Baapu Bazaar, Chaandpol Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar.


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