Why be a lazy hazy, when you can be wanderlust? And, to intermediate your soul with history, Jaipur is the place where you can fall in love with some of the interesting things that are not just beautiful but fascinating enough to bring up the best of travel experiences in you.
No matter how many times you have been here, Pink City has some of the spellbound things that make it interesting and one of the most favourite tourist destination in our country.
Facts about Jaipur
Why Jaipur is called Pink City
Many people don’t know that pink colour is associated with hospitality. Thanks to Maharaja Ram Singh as during his rule in 1876 when Prince of Wales, Edward visited Jaipur, it was the time entire city including forts, shops, and other constructions were painted pink to extend a warm welcome to the Prince.
Planned and well-designed city
How many of you know that Jaipur is well planned and designed according to Indian Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra? If not then, it’s high time to take a look and be pride to visit Jaipur. Also, thanks to Vidyadhar Bhattacharya as after the foundation of the city was laid in 1726; the city was ready within four years of time.
Palace of Breeze – Hawa Mahal
Looks identical to the crown of Lord Krishna, Hawa Mahal has 953 small windows also called as Jharokhas and very well ventilated architecture, which holds name palace of breeze for it.
Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, this was meant for women belonging to royal families to observe streets without being seen.
Mystery behind Jaigarh Fort
Dating back to the 10th century this place is linked to the Kachwahas, rulers and founders of Amber. And, present day Jaigarh Fort is quite different from the one that was built in 1726 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It was primarily built as a defensive structure to protect Amber fort and palace complex.
A Palace in water – Jal Mahal
Who can forget to mention a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake? Renovated and developed by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this castle needs no introduction and attracts many tourists to sway around.
Presence of World Heritage Site – Jantar Mantar
If you know Jaipur well, then there is a small chance you will forget Jantar Mantar. This proudly stands as World Heritage site and is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. And, no wonder it is widely believed to be a sophisticated instrument calculating astronomy observatory of its time.
Radiant cultural outfits
In the regions of Rajasthan it is quite noticeable to watch women with bright attires or traditionally dressed in long skirts and blouses, often called as Ghaghra Choli. Whereas men have iconic dhoti kurta and colourful turbans counted as unique part of their cultural dress-up.
Dal Batti Churma, Ghewar, Badam Halwa, Mawa Kachori, if you haven’t tried any of these delicacies, then a trip to Jaipur is incomplete. Also, in non-veg Laal Maas is worth a try to let your taste buds indulge in the authenticity of Jaipur.
Ultimate jewellery, pottery, and fabrics
Being in Jaipur is much more blissful if you are in love with shopping. So, one more reason that adds excitement is intricate jewellery, blue pottery in handicrafts, and delicate fabric that you can buy here. Besides these leather goods and brass articles are also worth admiring.
Striking festivals and fairs
Elephant festival, kite festival, literature festival, and many other unique fairs are celebrated in Jaipur. Description of Pink City is incomplete when it’s about a special mention of festivals. And, among all these religious and cultural celebrations there is a donkey festival, which is amusing one for most of the people.
Cultural dance and music
The charm of music and dance of Jaipur needs no introduction so far. A blend of traditional music with Sufi can connect your hearts with the roots of city instantly. Also, dance forms full of stunt on the edge of glass or sword performed by the skilled artists are capable enough to enthral you to the core.
And, we can say Jaipur is not just a place, it’s an experience that even so much of words can’t justice too. City has ability that even in the range of increasing globalization, every nook and corner is enriched with values, traditions, and rituals. So, people when you are planning to be here?