Jaipur Tour in India Travel
Jaipur Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, offers history and beauty within its walls. It is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. It has long been established on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India's Golden Triangle, just 300 kilometres southwest of Delhi and 200 kilometres west of Agra. The old city of Jaipur is partially encircled with seven gates - the major gates are Chandpol, Sanganeri, and Ajmeri. The 'pink city' label applies specifically to the old walled quarter of the Rajasthani capital, while in the northeast of the town, glorious palaces and temples, in an assortment of styles, spanning centuries, are scattered throughout the predominantly urban area. The city owes its name, its foundations and its careful planning, to the great warrior - astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. His predecessors had enjoyed good relations with the Mughals, and Jai Singh was careful to cultivate this alliance. In 1727, with Mughal power on the wane, Jai Singh decided to move down from his capital hillside fortress at Amber, to a new site on the plains. A Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed the city, using the principles of town planning, as laid down in the Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. He built the City Palace and the largest stone observatory in the world, employing the same principles.
Courtesy of the India Tourism Board
Jaipur Tour Attractions
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