The Pink City – Jaipur

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. I also did not realize it till I was frustrated of my daily routine and just wanted to break out. I set out to explore Rajasthan as hearing a lot about its culture, artifacts and culture attracted my attention.

House of the sun kissed Thar Desert and the oldest range of mountains – the Aravallis, Rajasthan with its majestic forts, grand Palaces, rippling sand dunes has never failed to allure the tourists from worldwide. The architectural wonders, the carvings on the walls and roofs, and colourful splendor and the rich cultural heritage this place holds makes everyone spellbound.

Entered the 21st century but still the men and womenfolk here can be seen clad in the traditional dresses. Rajasthan offers a plethora of destinations for the visitors. The pink city Jaipur is simply the best. Every nook and corner of this city speaks volume of the royalty that once resided in these palaces which are now open to the general public. The Amber Fort, the City Palace, Hawa Mahal are some of the places to explore and get lost in the magic of these places.

City Palace Jaipur

The facts about the kings studied in history books will come alive once you visit the city abounded by palaces, forts and gardens. No Doubt that the city is the first planned city as once is amused to know that Jaipur has been laid according to the conventional nine-grid pattern that astrologers believe to be lucky, and which has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. The museum in the City Palace unfolds many untold stories of bravery of the warriors. Wished I had a time machine and could turn the time back and meet Raja Sawai Jai Singh II who founded the city.

The Amber Fort – all built in white marble and red sandstone, captivates the visitors with its artistic quality of delicate work on the walls and ceilings. Rough and craggy it may appear from outside but the interiors present a soothing and warm ambience. Exquisite paintings on the walls depict the temperament of Rajputs who were adventurous, revolutionary and self indulgent. The Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas, Shila Mata Temple, Suhaag Mandir and Ganesh Pol adorn the fort.

Amber Fort

The Major landmark of Jaipur is the Hawa Mahal is influenced by Mughal style of architecture. As the “Palace of winds” bathes in the golden light during the sunrise, many believe that this is the best time to visit this majestic palace. The Rambagh Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Kanak temple will also spell bound you. The Colourful Bazaars filled with artifacts, monuments depicting the royal heritage provides a wholesome experience to the visitors. The Hotels will make you feel the king with their inhospitable service. Let yourself free when it comes to tasting the local delicacies. The Pink City, Jaipur offers a perfect mix of culture will take you to an era of kingship and heritage.

Hawa Mahal

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  1. Doris Sandstone says:

    I visited Jaipur last year and the experience was just amazing. The camel ride is the most adventurous and amazing.Take with you lots of time and a camera to capture all the wonderful palaces and marvels of architecture here.
    Your article brought back memeries of my trip here.

    Thanks for the sharing your post!

  2. Walter Louis says:

    Jaipur is my favorite location in India.Its about a 150 kms from the capital city New Delhi.It was originally known as Jeypore. Maharaja Jai Singh had great knowledge about Mathematics and Science. Shilpa Shastra , the science of Indian architecture was used while building the city. Out of the nine blocks of the city, two consisted of buildings and palaces and the rest were allotted to the public.

    There are in all seven entrances to the city. They open up at sunrise and close at sunset. The Birla temple is an amazing piece of architecture built out of marble.

    Keep posting!

  3. Siva Samuel says:

    I especially love the Jal Mahal, which is a summer Palace and a man-made lake. The most popular Krishna temple here is the Govind Dev Ji temple. This place is the best to visit from November to February. If you are a lover of art and architectural science this place is great to be at, If you just want to relax this place is great again, there are plenty of places where you’ll get authentic Rajasthani food here, this place is great for the handicrafts and other traditional gifts you’d like to buy for your loved ones…If you are a nature lover then you can visit places like Sariska and Bharatpur..

    Jaipur is the heart of India.It has sights ans seeings which will make you hold your breath.

    Go to Jaipur and feel the delight and relaxation.

  4. Ekeope Queus says:

    With extreme pleasure I’d like to share with you my experience of the royal Indian holiday her in Jaipur. From the time we set our feet on the Indian land we were treated like royalty. Our tour did wholefuly exceed our expectations. I would deeply thank our local guide Mr. Sanjay for taking such good care of us and ensuring our comfort all the time during our stay. Even our driver Mr. Dhanu took great care of riding us so that we reached on time and never had to worry even once about the traffic or the roads in India. (unlike many stories we have heard from our friends about their travels).

    I would recommend all the world travelers to travel once to India as the people are really warm and helpful and will treat you like royalty. They have a profound sense of culture and believe that treating their guest is equal to treating God.

    We are singing the praises India to our friends and colleagues and highly recommend Jaipur as a destination holiday. It was indeed our good fortune to have somebody of the caliber of Mr. Sanjay to guide us in our stay.and we looking forward to our next Indian Holiday…

  5. Giselle Cady says:

    Jaipur is also known to be the Paris of India.It was the ruling seat of Kachhwa clan of Ambar, before shifting the capital to the present day Jaipur. Known for its unique architectural style, a blend of Aryan(Hindu) and Mughal elements, the structure is artistic and ornate.
    The fort being divided into four sections, each is accessible from the central stairways. At present elephant rides are used to transport tourists through the pathways.

    The fort bears a rugged outer look, while the interiors echo serenity and grandeur.

    No sooner I arrive d at the crowded platform I knew this place was going to be interesting. It took no time to become one of them strolling aimlessly with a bundle of belongings.
    My guide was one of the best guys. I am really thankful to him for making my trip so memorable for their palate-sensational Rajasthani cuisine I had everyday..Thank you so much for making my trip so memorable..I look forward to coming back for another great Indian holiday..

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