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Jaipur Travel Guide
Jaipur Travel Guide
is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism
golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a
business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavoured
strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. The
old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop
of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials
of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.
Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai
Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital
Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water.
Moreover in the early seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling
with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the
north was now quite and the wealth of the kingdom had become greater than before.
Seizing upon this opportune time Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes.
Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences
and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.
Jaipur is the pristine jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan, settled in the
rugged hills of the Aravalli..
is as remarkable for its marvellous architecture and town planning as it is
for the lively spirit of the people who inhabit it. The city presents a unique
synthesis of culture that has to be experienced in order to be appreciated.
With its origin buried deep into the pages of history, the city still exudes
a magical old world charm; an aroma of chivalry and romance is evident, despit
having evolved into a city that is the hub of modern commercial activity in
the region. Tell-tale signs of the glorious past and regal splendour of the
city lie strewn across with gay abandon.
The colourful and intricately carved monuments are adequately matched by the
lively spirit of fanfare, festivity and celebration of the people. Even today,
one can find weather beaten faces with huge coloufrul trurbans, fierce moustaches
and lips that spontaneouslya crease into a heart warming smile.
A city like Jaipur, where modernity and tradition live hand-in-hand, is truly
rare. Perhaps this is what makes it an attractive destination for tourists who
flock to Jaipur , year after year.