Monday, 2 December 2013

Jaipur: The Pink City of India

Ajmeri Gate

Jaipur: The Pink City of India. The city of Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh Ji II in the year 1727, who then used to rule Amber. The city is named after him. The city was planned for better facilities and for the growing population of Jaipur. He planned the City with great love and passion according to the Vastu Shastra with the help of the Architect, Vidhyadhar.  The City of Jaipur is the first planned City of India. The Streets of Jaipur are very wide (111 ft.) It is laid in a rectangle shape of nine blocks and it was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1853 and since then its called as the Pink City.

There is a lot to see in Jaipur. The best way to travel in Jaipur is either hire a taxi through your hotel, or the most easiest and cheapest way is to hire a Richshaw or an Auto (Tuk Tuk)

Sight seeing places

1. City Palace
2. Jantar Mantar
3. Hawa Mahal
4. Albert Hall
5. Amber Fort and Palace
6. Nahargarh Fort and Palace
7. Jaigarh Fort
8. Jal Mahal

Famous Temples

1. Gobind Dev Ji ka Mandir (Radha-Krishn Temple)
2. Moti Dungri (Ganesh Temple)
3. Birla Mandir (Sita-Ram Temple)
4. Galta
5. Kanak Vrindvan (Krishna Temple)

Famous gates:

1. Ajmeri Gate
2. New Gate
3. Sanganeri Gate
4. Chandpole Gate
5. Surajpole Gate
6. Jorawar Singh Gate

Famous Chaupars (Squares)

1. Chauti Chaupad
2. Badi Chaupad


1. Ram Niwas Bagh
2. Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
3. Kanak Ghati
4. Vidhyadhar Gardens
5. Central Park

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