Pink in color, has the capital came to be called the pink city of Rajasthan. Rosa has a connotation of Rajput hospitality, and can also by the so-called brilliance of the royal romance. It was built in AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. Surrounded by a wall, the city has done a grid system of design by a Bengali architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The city has planned a symmetry in the arrangement of the various structures. It is called chokris divided into nine rectangular sectors. The streets are wide and the buildings such as shops appear in the rows. You can relax in the parks and gardens. Palaces have been converted into heritage hotels.
The Palace: The white marble columns and the colorful motifs of the City Palace in the heart of the city are a representation of a mix of Mughal and Indian architecture. It features a museum that contains Mughal and Rajput weapons. An art gallery has miniature painting.
Hawa Mahal: Hawa in Hindi means wind and therefore the Palace of Winds. Built in 1799, it is in the old city. It is said that the palace was designed to facilitate women, processions etc to see on the streets without being seen. It is a five-storey building.
Jantar Mantar: The Ram Yantra as instruments in this observatory shed light on the status of Indian astronomy in the Middle Ages.
Govind Devji Temple: The Krishna idol in this temple was moved here in Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh in today, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, it is a famous temple in the city.
Other sites: The statue built to pay homage to the founder of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh; Swargasuli tower; Island Palace and Jal Mahal, Man Sagar Lake, the royal crematorium; Ghat Ki Guni Gardens, Nahargarh Fort, Amer, one-time capital Kachhwaha; Shila Mata temple in Amer, whose idol was brought from the former East Pakistan, Amer Palace. You should not miss the palace and the temple. Jaigarh has a military station of the Middle Ages, a massive cannon called Jai Ban;
Excursion: Ramgarh Lake (32 km): Has a large artificial lake and is a place for a picnic, Sanganer (12 km on Tonk Road): Has palaces, Jain temple and popular centers of textile crafts; Samod Palace (40 miles) , Bairath (85 km on Shahpura-Alwar Road): The remains of the Buddhist temple can be seen here. There are also constructions of the Mughal period and even old regime; Abhaneri (125 km, near Bandikui): Jain temples and a 7th Century Hindu temple can be seen here; Sambhar (95 km): The country's largest inland salt water lake here. The Devyani tank is located here; Madhogarh-Tunga (40 km): The struggle with the Marathas was fought here.
DIRECTIONS: by air, rail and road well connected with all major cities. Cycle rickshaw, auto rickshaw, bus and taxi are the local transportation.
SHOPPING: The exclusive products are gems Sanganeri cotton prints, kota saree, brassware and juti shoes. The main shopping centers are Rajasthali government crafts shop on MI Road and Chaupar stands.
CLIMATE: Summer temperature range 25 to 45 ° C, in winter temperature range, 8 to 22 degrees C
Jaipur is called the pink city
Posted by: 2013-08-08