Few cities manage the juxtaposition of awesome excitement and an intriguing tranquillity quite as well as the beautiful chaotic city of Jaipur. This wonderful city is simply buzzing with excitement and an amusing mix of old and new. Camels travel alongside motorcycles, rickshaws vary from bicycle powered to roaring engines and the simplicity of their lifestyles is elegantly shadowed by historic masterpieces.
The culture of Jaipur will seep into your very soul as you embrace a breathtaking destination with an enticing array of attractions. From arid countryside to regal residences, there is bound to be an attraction that will make your jaunt in Jaipur worthwhile!
The history of Jaipur
Jaipur was founded in 1727 and was named after the leader who ruled from 1699 and 1744. Maharaja Jai Singh II was the main founder of the city as well as its namesake and oversaw the construction of some of the city’s largest attractions and was also strongly linked to mathematics and science in the region. The city was ruled under the royal reign right up until India achieved independence. It then became the capital city of Rajasthan and is completely run by democratically elected local governments.
The city also got awarded the nickname of the Pink City after the Prince of Wales graced Jaipur with a visit. To commemorate the Prince’s visit King Sawai Ram Singh ordered all royal and official buildings to be painted a pink, sandstone colour.
Accommodation in Jaipur
Finding a hotel in the Pink City is a breeze! Jaipur has a variety of hotels to suit every traveller’s needs! Whether you want a luxury 5 star hotel or a comfortable and reasonably priced resort there are a number of options to choose from. Backpackers are also catered for so even if you are on a budget you are bound to find a hotel that will make you feel right at home in Jaipur!
Tourist attractions in Jaipur
The city of Jaipur is a shimmering destination adorned with gems, marble and sandstone attractions! Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in India with its wealth of beautiful temples, remarkable forts and modern art-deco museums. Visit the city’s pride and joy, the Amer Fort is a 16th century hill-top fort which offers exceptional views and is an important part of Jaipur’s story.
The Rambagh Palace is alight with charm, so make sure you put that on your checklist as well as the white marble Hindu Temple and the Pink Palace of the Winds. You will get lost in the sheer wonder of Jaipur so make sure you have ample time to experience it all.
The Jaipur Zoo is also a must-see, become friends with the Bengal tiger or the grey wolf and find out what other creatures can be seen in this awesome, family-friendly attraction. Don’t forget the souvenirs either! Shopping is a must, so plan a trip to the local bazaar and become a haggling master in the sumptuous and scintillating shopping extravaganza!