Jaipur India – Visit the Pink city
Jaipur is the capital of the beautiful state Rajasthan. Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City. The color pink is prominently seen in the architecture of the city. Jaipur was founded by Jai Singh II in 1972. It claims the credit of being India’s first planned city. It was designed by architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. It has a very rich culture and heritage. Blessed by the lineage of inheritance the forts and palaces exude about the magnificent history of Jaipur.
The markets or bazaars are a boon for the shopaholics. There are handicrafts, pottery, leather shoes, fabrics, and jewelry out for good bargains. The gorgeous city is being flanked by thousands of travel enthusiasts from around the globe. People come here to experience royalty, architecture, art, culture, and grandiosity.
The lush gardens, ancient temples, fairs, and festivals transcend it as one of the must-see destinations including Delhi an Agra. The city has emerged as a commercial and economical hub in recent times. But the backdrop of a regal bygone era adds to the depth of the city and keeps the balance of modernism and history intact. The best time to visit the city is from October to March as the mighty sun resides a little away of mother earth and you can engage yourself in cherishing the joys of being in the Pink City.
Temples in Jaipur
Jaipur is partly known as ‘Mini Kashi’ due to the number of temples found here. These ancient temples stand tall glorifying the significance of the ancient dynasties that ruled here. Some important temples of Jaipur are-
Galtaji Temple is counted as one of the important temples of Jaipur. It has a distance of 10 km from the city Jaipur. It is known as a pre-historic worship zone for the Hindu’s. There are seven natural water springs inside the compound that caries holy freshwater.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi Devi. The temple is also called as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The temple boasts of modern architecture and pure white marble was used during its construction. The temple is located under the Moti Dungri Fort.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple is respected and followed by the people of India. Respect for this temple tower very high in the heart of the pilgrims. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shri Krishna. It is situated inside the city palace.
Jaipur boasts of a strong history and royal lineage. The dynasties that rule here left their glory in the forms of many forts, monuments, and palaces. The architecture, build and construction pattern of these ancient monuments attract a lot of crowds, national and international. The major monuments of Jaipur are
It is located in Amer, at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. The fort goes back to many centuries. Raja Man Singh constructed this fort in 1592. Amer used to be the capital of the state before Jaipur. Red sandstone and marble was used while building this fort. The Maotha Lake lies inside Amer Fort. The fort also has a common name called Amer Palace.
City Palace is situated at the center of Jaipur. This is an important palace as the Maharaja ruled his kingdom from this palace only. Two other important buildings ‘Chandra Mahal’ and ‘Mubarak Mahal’ are also a part of this compound.
Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of the Winds’ was built by Rajput ruler Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal by itself is a very popular palace around the world. The magnificent mahal was built by using red and pink sandstones. Hawa Mahal has 953 windows or ‘Jharokhas’. It is said that the motive behind building this mahal was to provide the royal women a view of life outside. The women of that era were prohibited from coming out in public. The Hawa Mahal offers an excellent view of the city. The visiting time is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jaipur is the land of colors, music, art, culture, heritage, and fun. There are numerous fairs and festivals that take place every year. These festivals also attract a lot of attention. The important festivals of Jaipur are Kite Festival, Camel Festival, Teej, Gangaur, Elephant Festival, etc.
Altitude– 431 m above sea level
Visiting season– October to March
Languages Spoken– Hindi and Rajasthani
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Sanganer, at a distance of 11 km. There are regular flights from Jaipur to major places like Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmadabad etc.
Indian Railway provides connectivity to Jaipur from Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Udaipur, Mumbai, etc. A fast air-conditioned Shatabdi Express ply from Delhi regularly.
Well maintained roads run to connect Jaipur from Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km, Jaisalmer 638 km, Mumbai 1202 km, etc. Regular bus service is there from Alwar, Kota, Sariska, Mathura, Indore, etc.