Founded in AD 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City. With broad avenues and spacious gardens, the city is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthan jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are a treasure-trove for the shoppers.
Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India. Renowned globally for its coloured gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple. The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
The story goes that in 1876, the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour. Since the colour pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colours the city makes for a marvellous spectacle to behold.
Also known as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is amongst the most visited tourist destinations in India. In the 2008, Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the 7th best place to visit in Asia. It is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan and an important destination of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit with Delhi and Agra being the other two.
Jaipur International Airport is well connected by air.
Jaipur Junction is well connected by rail with rest of the country.
Jaipur is well connected by a network of State and National highways with rest of the country and is with in comfortable driving distance from Agra, Alwar, Bharathpur, Delhi, Jodhpur, Bikaner, etc.
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