Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. The city was founded by the ruler of Amer, King Jai Singh. Jaipur is popularly called the Pink City of India. The climate of Jaipur is hot semi arid and most of the rainfall occurs only during the monsoon season. Jaipur’s biggest industry is its tourism industry. It is a very popular tourist destination, both for the locals as well as visitors from other countries. It had received the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice award in 2008.
- Places excel in architecture
Jaipur has many important cultural sites with Ravindra Manch and Jawahar Kala Kendra is the most notable ones. The city is famous for its crafts including bandhani work and block printing on clothes. Its stone carving, silver jewelry, Meenakari, Kundan work, ivory carving, and leather weather are very popular among the tourists.
- Delicious food
Jaipur is famous for its ethnic food of dal baati churma and missi roti.
- Easy connectivity
Jaipur is connected to various Indian cities through a network of road, rail and airways. It also acts as a gateway to other popular tourist destinations of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur.
- Popular forts
The Amer Fort is a popular fort located at hill top near the city of Jaipur. Its most popular attraction is the Sheesh Mahal. Hawa Mahal is probably the most famous tourist destination in Jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. The building is a mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Jal Mahal is built in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. This fort looks very beautiful in the evening lights.
- Cultural heritage of India
City Palace Museum showcases the cultural heritage of Kings of Jaipur in their original form. Birla Mandir is built with white marble and is a beautiful temple. Jantar Mantar is a set of astronomical structures built by Sawai Jai Singh which were the most advanced instruments in its time. The observatory was used to measure the positions of celestial objects.
Jaipur is thus an amalgamation of the Rajput dynasty architecture and today’s modern city.