The city was designed by Vidyasagar Chkravarty, a young Bengali architect, who succeeded in making a marvellous synthesis of many influences- Hindu, Jain, Mughal (with Persian overtones), beside his own idea from eastern India.This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition. The imperial city, replete with amazing legends of romance and heroism.Displaying remarkable harmony, the heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on hills. The only planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall. Jaipur today is a blend of tradition and modernity.
In the heart of the old city is the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns ornate with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. The palace complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the grid patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.
A stone observatory. Largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments, whose settings and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. The Most striking of these are the Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes. The world’s largest sundial at Jantar Mantar.
Built in 1799 A.D., the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds is a major Rajput landmark. The five-story building along the main street of the old city is in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicately honey combed sandstone windows. The monument was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to watch the everybody life & royal processions of the city.
Govind Devji Temple
The most popular spireless temple of Jaipur dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in the central pavilion of the Jai Niwas graden to the north of Chandra Mahal. The image of the patron deity-Govind Devji, originally installed in a temple of Vrindavan, was reinstalled here by Sawai Jai Singh II as his family deity.
Swargasuli (Isar Lat)
The highest tower dominating the skyline on the western side of the Tripolia bazaar. It was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D. to commemorate a grand victory.
Ram Niwas Bagh
A lush spacious garden with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarium, a museum and popular sports ground. The Albert Hall - fine example of Indo-sarcenic style of architecture designed by Sir Swinton jacob, was opened later with an exiquist collection of sculptures, painting, decorative wares, natural history specimen, an Egyptian mummy.
A sentinel to the Pink City is Nahargarh Fort, situated beyond the hills of Jaigarh. Although much of it is in ruins, the lovely building added by sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II provides interest to the fort.
One of the few military structures of medieval India, retaining its ancient splendour in palaces, gardens, reservoirs, a granary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon-the Jai Baan, one of the largest in the country are preserved here. The extensive parkotas (walls), watch-tower and gateways of Jaigarh dominate the western skyline.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.
Amber Palace and Shila Mata Temple
A beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuires still stand in magnificent state. Tourists often ride on the elephant back to the Singh Pol and the Jaled Chowk. The well proportioned Mohan Bari or Kesar Kyari in the centre of the Maotha Lake and the Dilaram Bagh at its north & provides a spectacular view of the palaces above.
full-length exquisitely carved statue of Sawai Jai Singh in white marble in the center of the circle was erected under the newly planned scheme area to pay homage to the founder of Jaipur.
Jal Mahal is palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in city. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats. A gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes you to Jal Mahal. You move past decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the fragrant Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur. The most remarkable change is in the lake itself. Awater treatment system was developed, local vegetation and fish reintroduced, the surrounding wetlands regenerated and five nesting islands created to attract migratory birds.
HOW TO GET THERE
Jaipur is connected by air with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Varanasi, Calcutta, and Ahmadabad.
An excellent connection from Delhi is Shatabdi Express which provides a fast, air conditioned rail service. othe connections to Jaipur are from Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Mumbai and Sawai Madhopur, Bikaner, Kolkatta, Varansi, Haridwar, Goa.
A convient mode of travel to Jaipur is by road, through a network of comfortable tourist buses. Rajasthan Roadways runs excellent regular service of AC and Deluxe coaches from Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer.Good motorable roads connect Jaipur with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km, Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km, Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km and Mumbai 1202 km
Jaipur offers one of a kind shopping experience with its rich treasure of bewithching jewellery, beautiful gems, semi - precious stones, kundan and Minakari work (enamel work on gold). Beautiful cotton fabrics including Sanganeri prints, tie and dye and fine 'Kota doria' saris are the best buys for women.
The exotic blue pottery, enamelware and brassware make excellent souvenris and gift items. The city is also famous for woollen carpets and cotton rugs. Equally popular are the leather footwear, especially the embroidered 'Juits'.
The famous shopping spots are Rajasthali (Govt. Handicrafts shop on MI Road), Johari Bazar, MI Road, Nehru Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Chhoti & Badi Chaupar stalls. The markets generally remain closed on Sundays.
Some of the festivals unique to the city include:
Gangaur (March-April): The Festival of women, dedicated to Goddess Gauri.
Elephant Festival (March): Playing holi on these majestic mammals is unique sight during the festival.
Teej (July-August): Another festival exclusively for women and dedicated to Godess Parvati.
Area Jaipur city (Municipal limits 64.75 sq. km, Pink City 9.8 sq.km)
Altitude 431 Meters
Climate Mean Max. Mean Min.
Summer 45.0 Dgr. 25.8 Dgr.
Winter 22.0 Dgr. 8.3 Dgr.
Rainfall 64 cms.
Best Season September - March
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