Jaipur – The Pink City
The desert capital of India, Jaipur is also called the Pink City. The old city carrying the spectacular remnants of a bygone era and with its pink walls and buildings draws hundreds and thousands of tourists every year. As history tells, Jaipur was dressed up in pink so as to welcome welcome Queen Elizabeth II in1876 and thus got the name “Pink City”. It lies near the cities of Agra and Delhi and is the leading tourist destination in India.The city was built by and named after Sawai Jai Singh II.
When To Visit
The average temperatures are extremes in Jaipur and it gets very hot in Jaipur and is moderate in winter. The right time to visit Jaipur is between October and March when the temperatures are between 21°C and 8°C and it is pleasant to explore the city. You can also travel in summer if you are ready to bear the scorching heat and can get some of the best deals on accommodations.
The Main Attractions Of Pink City
Most of the visitors make Jaipur their first stop when exploring Rajasthan. The tourists have a lot to see and do here. There are plenty of architectural marvels to explore and the city is dotted with famous temples, forts, gardens, palaces and museums. You will find the perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture in the forts and palaces here.
Let us take a quick look at some of top attractions in Jaipur
- Palaces – City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal,
- Gardens – Ram Niwas Garden, Jawahar Circle, Sisodia Rani Garden, Central Park, Vidyadhar Garden, Jawahar Circle, Kanak Ghati
- Forts – Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort
- Museums – Albert Hall, City Palace, Doll Museum
You can get a magnificent view of the city from the Ambar Fort. Jaipur today is also bustling with business centers and carries the old world charm too. There is a hot air balloon safari too here for all those who are feeling adventurous.
A Colorful and Dazzling Experiencer
Jaipur is world famous for its wide range of handicrafts and jewellery. The shops and streets are filled with artisans and traders, and the city is one of the most active jewel markets in the world. The minakari work is renowned for its perfection and use of gold and silver as well as other alluring colors.
Jaipur is also well-known for its textiles too and some popular styles are Bagru, Sanganeri, and the Bandhej.