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About Our Pink City Jaipur
Sawai Jai Singh, the sovereign of Amber, built Jaipur in the eighteenth century. He designed it in accordance with ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shasta (Vastu).

ROMANCE OF PINK. Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-06. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur to Pinkcity. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. The city displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor.

The ancient heart of the Pink city still beats in its fairy - tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues. Jaipur has a timeless appeal in its colorful bazaars that delights for its Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration, not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi hued costumes that make a trip to the pink city a memorable one.

Jantar Mantar
 At the entrance to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the Yantralaya of Sawai Jai Singh II, the last great classical astronomer in India. The modernistic structures known as Yantras are the unique creations of this astronomer-king. designed by him and built by experts to observe the movements of sun, moon, planets and the stars.  It is the largest of five observatories founded by him in 1716.  
Amer Fort
At a short distance of 11 kms . from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.
Nahargarh Fort
Embraced in the Nahargarh Hills, the Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur was erected by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734. Jaipur was the capital of Raja Jai Singh II and Nahargarh was an appropriate stand guard, rightly called the Tiger Fort. It was the first of the three forts built by the rulers of Jaipur.
Jaigarh Fort
Not very far from the Amber Fort, Raja Sawai Jai Singh erected the Jaigarh Fort in 1726. This earlier royal treasury in Jaipur is extraordinarily well preserved for the military structures of that period and is regarded as one of the three strongest forts of India. The fort perches on a cliff and is surrounded by mammoth fortification walls, which have inside pathways that offer astonishing views on all sides. It houses the World's largest cannon on wheel, Jaivan.
Hawa Mahal
Built in 1799,the 'Hawa Mahal', Palace of the Wind, is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. It is an integral part of the City Palace. This five storey building of unusual architecture designed by Lal Chand Usta, is a stunning example of Rajput artistry made of red and pink sand stone, beautifully outlined with white borders and motif's painted with quick lime. This five-story, pyramid-shaped structure has tier after tier of 953 small casements, each with tiny lattice worked (Jali) pink windows, small balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices, exquisitely modeled and carved. These small windows circulate cool air (Hawa) even in hot months.
 
Kanak Vrindavan
Not so old but definitely an exquisitely land scaped gardens with beautifully carved temple in beige stone, which is a vast complex with terrace sites all around and intricately carved marble columns and lattices. Located in the foothills of Nahargarh hills on the way towards Amer, this complex is a popular spot for picnic and film shoots. It should be definitely visited on the way to the three garland forts of Jaipur- Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amber. The greenery after the monsoons give this whole place a feel of heavenly sensation, with JAL MAHAL in the back ground.

Govind Dev Ji
This deity of LORD KRISHNA is the family deity of the JAIPUR kings .The idol was brought to Jaipur from Vrindavan by Sawai Jai Singh himself from the citand housed here and even today the maharaja comes to worship here on important occasions. There is a family legend of how the temple came into being.The Jaipur kings always reffered to themselves as the subject of Govind Devji and claimed to rule the kingdom in

 his name.One of the most popular temples in Jaipur , the temple is always full of worshippers.
Galta Ji
A popular site with pilgrims, Galtaji's hilly location is full of surprising spires and peaks. Some of the temples here are quite old, and a sun temple is perched atop the highest point. The natural springs here are said to possess curative properties. The legend is that Galtaji was the place where the sage Galava performed penance 15 centuries ago.
Sisodia Rani Garden
8 kms. east of Jaipur, the palace was built for the Sisodia queen of Jain Singh II in 1779 A.D. It is a terraced garden with fountains, the top terrace being occupied by a palace. The palace has painted murals illustrated by hunting scenes and the Radha Krishna legend.
Albert Hall
Located in the middle of Ram Niwas Garden of Jaipur, Albert Hall was built to commemorate and honours the visit of Prince of Wales to Jaipur. Designed in Indo-Sarcenic style, the hall was completed in 1876. It was opened in 1887 as a public museum. The museum has a vast collection exhibits those include sculptures, paintings, decorative art objects, natural history specimens, an Egyptian mummy and a celebrated Persian Garden Carpet.




 

 

 

 

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