Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Jaipur itself forms a convenient circuit, in the state of Rajasthan which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.
Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, it is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens, spectacular hilltops & stunning fortresses, which helps the past come alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas making it a great tourist attraction. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition. In addition the serene temples, the long standing forts and palaces, and beautiful havelis add on to the glory of Jaipur. Forts like Amber, Nahargarh, Jaigarh, Hawa Mahal, City Palace etc. speaks volumes to the Architectural legacy of the beautiful city of Jaipur.
The heritage lover in you will enjoy the City Palace and its museum that houses a cache of priceless art facts. A drive past the pink Hawa Mahal gives you an insight of how protected the court ladies were as the many windows that line the face is from where they peaked at the world without being seen themselves. Standing guard over the city like sentinels are the famed Amber Fort and the Jaigarh Fort – the architecture is striking in the Sheesh Mahal at Amber and the Jaigarh Fort holds the biggest cannon in the world and is definitely a must see.
Jaipur architectural planning may have been ancient, but its execution was definitely modern. The city itself is an attractive creation worthy of universal admiration. The graceful architecture of the City that runs across in pink colour has earned Jaipur the title of “The Pink City“. Not only this, it is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. The beauty of Jaipur lies in the Architecture that was amalgamated with Rajput and Mughal architecture, creating a new tradition in the history of India.
Jaipur has much to offer for visitors that make it a major tourist attraction, everything from pageants and festivals to extraordinarily traditionally clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, and sightseeing that will make their experience a royal & awe inspiring one. Apart from the rich Architecture Jaipur is also famous for its colorful bazars that is a treat to all the shopaholics as they get a huge variety of colorful jewelry, traditional attire, some lip smacking sweets & not to forget the Rajasthani food that is a must try. All in all Jaipur- The Pink City is a epitome of Royalty & Traditions that makes it a Architectural gem.