Jaipur Travel Guide
If you love to get the insight of the lifestyle of the rulers of the bygone period, Jaipur is one of the best cities. This historical city is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. The town city was founded by Maharaja of Jaipur ‘Jai Singh 2’ (1693 – 1743). Jaipur is the largest city and was built in the 18th century that is also considered as India’s first planned cityand laid out grid pattern. The city was thoughtfully designed according to the ‘Vaastushastra’ by a Bengali engineer and scholar –‘Vidyadhar Bhattacharya’. Jaipur is a tourism circuit that connects Delhi, Agra and Jaipur forming a Golden Triangle. The city was and still remains the only city in the whole world that symbolizes the nice divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors which sub-divides it.
Jaipur is also popular by with name of Pink City in reference to its beautifully pink wash buildings. The founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh 2 painted entire city in pink color to welcome Prince of Wales in 1876 which resembles hospitality. Ever since that time to pay homage, the city is painted in pink color. Jaipur Travel Guide, offer you a chance to peak into the glorious chapters of the Pink City, Jaipur.
Jaipur and Its History
The city of kings, Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II. The history of Jaipur is glorious as the life of kings that reigned here. Jai Singh came to power at the age of 11 after his father’s demise. The linage of Jai Singh is related to Kachwaha Rajput clan and they were having long-term rivalries with Sisodia Rajput’s who ruled Mewar. The Maharaja of Jaipur has fought many battles with other Rajput rulers and Mughals and once the dust was settled and peace reigned, Jai Singh built the city around the Amber Fort and the city was named Jaipur. Jai Singh himself had good knowledge of architecture and building making. He approached Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect of Bengal who designed the map of Jaipur and lay out according to the Shilpa Shastra/ Vaastu Shastra (the ancient architectural manual). Thus makes Jaipur India’s best planned city.
Culture and Traditions of the Pink City
The rich cultural heritage of Jaipur is displayed in the tradition, customs, lifestyle, art and architecture of this place. But if you really want to know the best of Jaipur Culture you can attain it through its art, music and architecture. The people of the city are friendly and warm. The colorful dresses and uniquely designed jewelry are the undetectable part of Jaipur’s culture in a flamboyant way.
Art and Crafts
The rulers of Mughal Empire and Rajput clans are both crafts lover and they invite many skilled artists and craftsman from all over India to share their arts and talent with the people of Jaipur which lead them to development of Jaipur as the heaven of rich art and culture.
The Jaipur Gharana for Kathak is world famous and is a true example of rich cultural heritage of Jaipur. Tamasha is another such example.
Fairs and Festivals
Some festivals like gangaur, Jaipur Literature festival, Kite festival, Teej, Shitla mata, ChattKa Mela in Amber during navratri are some fairs and festivals that make Pink City more lively and colorful.
The Pink city offers scrumptious cuisine that is widely popular through-out India. Dishes like Dal BatiChoorma, Missi Roti and sweet dishes like ghevar, Feeni, gajak, moongthaalare the famous sweet dishes in Jaipur. Rajasthani Cuisine is nutritious as it’s made with ghee/butter.
Best Places to Visit Jaipur
There’s an old phrase‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’ and this phrase makes justice to majestic royal monuments, palaces, havelis that witnessed by many travellers in the royal state of Rajasthan.The best places to visit in Jaipur Includes all of those attractions that are worth watching. Jaipur Sightseeing Places to visit in Jaipur are –
Govind Devji Temple
Riddhi Siddhi Pol
With these there are other two stunning tourist places also – Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort.
Best Time to Visit Jaipur
Being an important part of Golden Triangle, Jaipur expects a rush of tourists during peak time and the best time visit Jaipur is during winter where climate is ranging from 13 degrees to 25 degrees. From the month of October the temperature of Jaipur nestles at 25 degrees and 30 degree. Tourist will love the holidays, sightseeing and engaging various tourist activities during the time from December to February.
How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur’s Sanganer Airport is a main airway which is well connected with all over the major countries.
The proper channelized trains from Jaipur Railway junction is connected through the country.
A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is by road through a network of comfortable tourist buses.
Jaipur is not merely a tourist spot but also a book which has many glorious chapters in its heart which thrilled you with its glorious history.