Founded in founded in 1727 AD by one of the supreme rulers of the Kachhawaha family, king Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is popular by the title 'Pink City'. It is said that at the time of its construction pink colour was used to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities. The whole town was however repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII to the town thus giving the place its title. Situated at a distance of 260 kms from Delhi and 240 kms from Agra, Jaipur forms a strategic link in the Golden triangle tour of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur.
Living up to its designation of a capital city, Jaipur offers a rich and vibrant mix of colors and traditions. From contemporary attractions to primeval monuments, Jaipur is full of surprises and leaves the visitor awestruck by its grandeur and culture, which is so diverse and yet so convergent.
Jaipur is also popular by the label to the 'Royal City' of Rajasthan because of its imposing Havelis', Forts and Palaces. The Hawa Mahal, Amer Palace, the Nawab Sahab ki Haveli, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal and the imposing gateway of City Palace marked by stone elephants is colossal and attract people in huge numbers every year. The city is also home to some of the finest shopping items available anywhere, both ethnic and modern in nature. For more information on more aspects of Jaipur, please visit the links given below.
Jaipur Forts and Palaces
Shopping in Jaipur
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