Famously known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is the largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. A popular tourist destination, Jaipur is a gateway to other parts of the state such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Mount Abu. Jaipur is also the tenth most populous city in the country. A once capital of the Rajput empire, the city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Jaipur is also addressed as India’s first planned city, with age-old fortresses, beautiful temples, spectacular forts and Havelis constructed amidst the region’s dry hilltops. A unique city with a legacy of royalty further built with all conveniences of the modern urban metropolis, Jaipur is also home to one of the largest literary festivals in the world.
Contrasting experiences await in Jaipur as one is swept by the history the city contains in it. There are plenty of sight-seeing avenues in Jaipur. The Jawahar Kala Kendra designed by architect Charles Correa is a multi art centre built to preserve Rajasthani arts and crafts. The City Palace is a majestic structure that now houses the Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum. A storehouse of priceless art treasures and historic artefacts. The Hawa Mahal is a beautiful pink sandstone villa created to serve a peculiar purpose. The five story structure with over 900 jharokhas or latticed windows was made to allow the royal women to observe and enjoy street festivals without having to reveal themselves to the public. Jaipur is home to lovers of art and decor. Some of the popular stores like Amrapali, Anantaya AKFD, and Kripal Kumbh offer everything from exquisite royal jewellery to copper ware utensils, contemporary lamps, and the famous blue pottery of Jaipur.
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Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India