Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jaipur - The city where art and history never sleep

Jaipur is one of the most visited cities in India. Travelers choose this location because of it's unique beauty. Jaipur, also known as Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built as the first planned city of India and it once served as the capital for the royalty; it is now the capital city of Rajasthan.

Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who ruled from 1699–1744; it took about 4 years to complete the major palaces and roads. The king changed the capital from it's original position because of the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. The King ordered the building of the city under the architectural guidance of Vidyadar Bhattacharya. The city was built following the classical basis of principles of Vastu Shastra and similar classical treatise. Jaipur is considered by many urbanologists to be one of the best planned cities.

Travelers have a wide variety of places that be chosen for visiting. Among those are City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Statue Circle, Moti Doongri, Hawa Mahal, Water Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Naharagarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Panchayati Hall, Ram Niwas Garden, Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace, Vidyadhar Garden, Rambagh Palace etc.

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