Jaipur- The Pink City
Jaipur: THe story of the Pink city
Hey guys, hope you are doing good. Let’s travel to the Pink city of Rajasthan.
Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan and the tenth most populous history of the world. It was founded on 18 Nov, 1727 by Maharana Jai Singh; the ruler of Amer after whom the city got its name. It is a popular tourist destination to other cities of Rajasthan and is home to three UNESCO’s world heritage sites; the Jantar Mantar and the Amer fort. The city was divided and planned into nine blocks by Maharaja Jai Singh; the two of which contained the palaces and the forts and the rest, the houses of the common people, markets and houses. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city’s avenues were painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales who came to visit Jaipur around the 19th century.
Places to see in Jaipur
The ”Palace of Breeze” was built by the people of the Jaipur Royal family which was first a wide wall so that women of the palace could see the festivities in the evening. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharana Sawai Pratap Singh.
It has a unique five story exterior with a honeycomb structure, 953 windows and a lattice like effect.
It was a water depression built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1799 to solve the problem of acute water issues. It is 6 km far away from Amber fort and it is built of typical Rajput architecture. This palace was also used as a hunting lodge to shoot ducks, it is close to the Nahargarh fort and is extremely scenic spot in winters when migratory birds visit the palace.
Jal Mahal and Nahargarh fort have been converted into heritage hotels so if you want to enjoy the feel of royalty then Jal Mahal is the place for you.
Amber fort was first ruled by the Meenas and later by Raja Man Singh. It is located high on a hillock. It is built in Rajputana style with jharokhas and chattris. It also has huge ramparts, a moat and many gates so that attacking the fort becomes difficult. It was constructed using red sandstone and marble. There was also a temple dedicated to Shivala Devi inside the fort for the royal household . Amer fort along with five other forts of Rajasthan were declared world heritage sites. This was also the same fort which Akbar had laden siege to and married Harkha Bai the daughter of Bhar Mal.
Things to eat
Jaipur is great for foodies. You could sample the ghewar and Pyaz Kachori in the traditional markets.