Jaipur: A Charming Metropolis
Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the marvellous state of Rajasthan, is one of the well-planned cities of its time. Jaipur was established by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1927. The graceful architecture of the City that runs across in pink colour has earned Jaipur the title of "The Pink City". Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is flocked by masses for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.
There are innumerable sagas and stories of culture, traditions, practices and valour. This diverse land of rich cultural heritage is a royal treat for tourists all over the world. Some of the most visited tourist destinations include
- Hawa Mahal, the palace of winds
- Amer Fort, the earliest capital of erstwhile Jaipur state
- Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory
- City Palace, the residence of erstwhile Maharaja of Jaipur
- Nahargarh Fort, the hunting residence of erstwhile Maharajas
- Jaigarh Fort, the artillery storehouse of Rajput Rulers
Along with these fascinating places, Jaipur is flocked by people for indulgence in shopping. The famous handicrafts, silver and gold jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones, beads and jewellery, blue pottery products, carpets and textiles are the most preferred ethnic items by visitors.
Jaipur has a close proximity with Delhi, the national capital and is well connected to other parts of the country through air, rail and road. Jaipur is one of the fastest growing cities of India with productive investment opportunities like Mahindra World City, World Trade Park, etc.
The growth of the City is also contributed by the rapidly developing social infrastructure with super-specialities hospitals and medical centres, institutions of higher-learning and schools.