Jaipur

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Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state.The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing autorickshaws watch for easy prey. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are.

It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.

Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named.As of 2011, the city has a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India.Jaipur is located 260 km (162 miles) from the Indian capital New Delhi. Jaipur forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240 km, 149 mi).Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (348 km, 216 mi), Jaisalmer (571 km, 355 mi) Udaipur (421 km, 262 mi). and Mount Abu (520 km, 323 mi).

Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city areimportant attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.

Jaipur architectural planning may have been ancient, but its execution was definitely modern. Best represented by the City Palace complex, it brought together all that was excellent in Rajput and Mughal architecture, creating a new tradition that found wide currency over much of north India. As in the Mughal tradition, the durbar or court areas became much more open, characterised by a series of arched pavilions held on delicately crafted pillars. Ornamentation had always been a part of the state architectural heritage, now it became much more opulent. The private wings of the family also extended their entertainment areas. Since defence was no longer a primary concern, larger, more ornamental windows were built to over look the streets or courtyards outside these wings. Gardens were no longer planned within the internal courtyards only, but were added to the external vistas, and water, a basic feature of Mughal palaces and gardens, was utilised in a similar fashion, in canals and fountains.

Climate


Jaipur lies on a borderline between a hot desert climate and a hot semi-arid climate under the Köppen climate classification receiving over 650 millimetres (26 in) of rainfall annually but most rains occur in the monsoon months between June and September. Temperatures remain relatively high during summer from April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). During the monsoon there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) and with little or no humidity and cold waves lead to temperatures near freezing.

History


The city of Jaipur was founded in 1726 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1688 to 1758. He planned to shift his capital from Amer, 11 kilometres (7 mi) from Jaipur to accommodate the growing population and increasing scarcity of water.Jai Singh consulted several books on architecture and architects while planning the layout of Jaipur. Under the architectural guidance of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur was planned based on the principles of Vastu shastra and Shilpa Shastra.The construction of the city began in 1726 and took four years to complete the major roads, offices and palaces. The city was divided into nine blocks, two of which contained the state buildings and palaces, with the remaining seven allotted to the public. Huge ramparts were built, pierced by seven fortified gates.

Jaipur is a standout amongst the most socially rich legacy urban areas in India. Established in the year 1727, the city is named after Maharaja Jai Singh II who was the primary organizer of this city. He was a Kachhwaha Rajput and ruled the region in the vicinity of 1699 and 1744. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876.Many of the avenues remained painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city.In the 19th century, the city grew rapidly and by 1900 it had a population of 160,000. The wide boulevards were paved and its chief industries were the working of metals and marble, fostered by a school of art founded in 1868. The city had three colleges, including a Sanskrit college (1865) and a girls' school (1867) opened during the reign of the Maharaja Ram Singh II.


state Rajasthan,India
Country India
Area 484.64 km2 (187.12 sq mi)
Languages Marwadi,Rajasthani,Hindi,English
Currency Ruppee

City Palace

City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India.

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Hawa Mahal

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Jantar Mantar Observatory

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Albert Hall Museum

The Albert Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan.

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Jaipur Zoo

Jaipur Zoo is a zoo in Jaipur city of Rajasthan state in India. The zoo was opened in 1877 and is located near to the Albert Hall Museum. It is divided into two parts: one for mammals and other for birds and reptiles.

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Amer Fort

Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in the Jaipur area.

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Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is open from 10 AM not 8:00 am.

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Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

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Abhaneri Step Well

Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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Birla Temple

Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan.

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Galtaji Temple

Galtaji Temple outlined by the beautiful Aravalli hills consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This temple is situated in the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year.

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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amber in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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Narayan Temple

Dedicated to the Hindu God, Narayan Akshardham Temple is known for its beautiful architecture, magnificent idols, sculptures, and carvings. The lush green surroundings add to its beauty and serenity

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Chand Pol

Chand Pol (Moon Gate) is one of the finest specimens of Rajput architecture in Jaipur. An imposing structure, Chand Pol offers spectacular views of the famed old bazaar and glimpses of the Rajasthani culture.

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Ram Niwas Garden

Ram Niwas Garden is a garden situated in Jaipur city in Indian state of Rajasthan, built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh of Jaipur in 1868.

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Govind ji Temple

The Vaisnava temple Govind Dev Ji is situated in Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. It is located in the City Palace complex.

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Moti Dungri Temple

Moti Dungri is a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Ganesha in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built in 1761 under supervision of Seth Jai Ram Palliwal. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in the city.

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Anokhi Museum

Located in a traditional townhouse, this museum showcases the art & heritage of wood-block printing.

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Dal Bathi Churma

The trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without having Dal-Bati-Churma.

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A fusion of three separate food, it is a complete supper in itself. It is most popular food of the pink city. Bati is a heated ball produced using flour which is then dipped in ghee and consumed with the dal. Churma is a flaky sweet dish created using flour that runs with the dish. No Rajasthani merry or wedding menu is finished without this famous food.

Ghevar

Ghevar is one of the sweet dish of Jaipur which is traditionally prepared with the Teej Festival.

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Ghevar is one of the sweet dish of Jaipur which is traditionally prepared with the Teej Festival. It is disc-shaped, and made from oil, flour and sugar syrup. It is also famous outside of Jaipur. There are many varieties of Ghevar, including plain, mawa and malai ghevar.

Pyaz ki kachori

Pyaz ki kachori is first originated in Jodhpur and soon went popular all over in Rajasthan.

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This is an extremely well known morning breakfast of huge number of people groups of Jaipur. Steaming hot fiery Pyaaz ki Kachori, fit as a fiddle are available in most of the namkeen shops of the city. One must try this fresh flaky southern style kachoris. Pyaaz ki kachori is a namkeen served in Rajasthan with Chutney. Ker Sangri

Mawa Kachori

Mawa Kachori is an exotic dessert

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Mawa Kachori is an exotic dessert. This is a delicacy from state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for their rich food and culture. Pastry filled with aromatic mixture of mawa and nuts makes a very festive dessert.

Gajak

Gajak of Jaipur has its taste and flavors which you can’t find at whatever other place in India.

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Gajak is a dry sweet, made of sesame seeds or “til” as they are known in Hindi. It’s “til” cooked in sugar syrup and set in slight layers, that can be put away for a considerable length of time. Here were the most famous food of the Pink City. If you think something is missing here, let us know in the comments.

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