In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make your family the center of your life and the top of your priorities. The ideal way to show how important your family is, plan a vacation to Jaipur, the royal capital of Rajasthan. It is also known as “Pink City” because pink color was used at the time of making to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities – and repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales. The Jaipur vacation trip will help you explore more of this wonderful city and its rich heritage.
Jaipur was constructed by Jai Singh, the sovereign of Amber in the eighteenth century. His search for a safe place for the increasing population of Amber resulted in Jaipur. This was India’s first planned city and a brilliant architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya from Bengal was commissioned to plan the city.
Come experience Jaipur through her world of cuisine across an infinite palate of flavours with your well planned Jaipur vacation trip. A typical meal in Jaipur is more than a feast for the senses because it carries the impress of geography, local custom, traditional belief and religious ideology. The result is an exotic blend of taste, texture and form that encompasses a wealth of regional specialties dictated by climate, location and culinary tradition.
Jaipur is one of the few places where the shoppers may actually watch the skilled artisans producing the articles they want to buy. Shops specializing in precious and semi-precious stones are to be found on and along Jauhari Bazaar. Blue potteries, durries, carpets, brassware and other items of handicrafts bandhej (tie and dye), and block printed textiles are found in various markets and bazaars of Jaipur. Make sure that you get a good hand on the shopping opportunities while on your Jaipur vacation.
Places Of Interest
The City Palace: This complex is the most important landmark with its numerous outbuildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples. Across the road from the palace is the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. A collection of complex astronomical instruments, chiseled out of stone- most of which continue to provide fairly accurate information to this day – is the highlight of this observatory.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds): Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is a remarkable structure which overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellent views of the city. In the not-too-distant past, ladies of the court found it convenient to watch the activities on the streets below without being observed themselves.
Ram Niwas Garden: Located just outside the walled city is the sprawling Ram Niwas Garden. The garden houses the majestic Albert Hall Museum. Opened in 1887 AD, this impressive building displays a rich collection of paintings, carpets, ivory, stone and metal sculpture among other objects.
These forts, though built at different periods, are so located that they seem to be stringed together.
Amer Fort: Set in a picturesque location, Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside. Built in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments, the likes of which are not to be found anywhere else in the country. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and Ganesh Pole are the prominent areas of interest.
Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh , or the Fort of Victory, is a rugged fort built in 1726. The world’s largest cannon on wheels is to be found here. The fort houses a museum and provides some excellent views of the Amer Palace.
Nahargarh Fort: It is the first of the three forts. Built in 1734, this fort provides some stunning views of the city down below both during day-time and at night.
Jaipur is well connected to the other major Indian cities by rail, road and air, which makes it easier for them to get access to this wonderful city.
Accommodation in Jaipur
If you are looking for a perfect accommodation in Jaipur to make your vacation tour more memorable, then you are lucky enough to have a wide range of options that include hotels and resorts in an around Jaipur. Most of the hotels are equipped with the most modern facilities and amenities that can make you feel comfortable. Your Jaipur vacation will not be complete without enjoying the best accommodation facilities in Jaipur.