Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, was foudned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II 1727. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the gateway to other popular cities in the state, including Ajmer, Pushkar, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Mount Abu.
Jaipur is a fine representation of Rajputana architecture, traditions, and history of Rajasthan’s rich, royal heritage. Each fort, palace and temple in Jaipur exemplifies fine architecture of a bygone era. The intricate carvings and colorful décor among its architecture, combined with locaton and beauty, brings to light to wonder of the city’s royal history. The Amber/Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, and Jaigarh Fort places not to be missed, along with structural wonders like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Jal Mahal.
A visit to Jaipur combines historical beauty with modern comforts. It is one of the most popular destinations in India and it offers visitors a diverse choice of accommodations, from luxury hotels to heritage properties. At the same time, Jaipur offers abundant activities for all types of travelers, from couples to families, to backpackers on a budget. Shopping in local markets in Jaipur is one of the highlights of any visit to this city, where one can find authentic articles related to Rajasthan handloom and traditional art and craft, reflecting the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan, including Rajasthani fabrics,, camel leather items, jewelry, and Jaipuri carpets and furnishings.