A brief overview of the Pink city of India—Jaipurby Shruti Sharma Content Curator
Located in the north-western part of India, Jaipur beholds a rich cultural history that attracts tourists from across the globe. It is no surprise that this charming place is sure to give any tourist an intriguing and thought-provoking experience which they can make a permanent part of their travel diaries.
From witnessing the locals cherish the little joys of life in their simple living to the lavish and luxury lifestyle that the richlings lead, you will find that the city echoes with a yesteryear charm that is still present in its tapestry. In fact, the best hotels in Jaipur are the ones that boast rich Indian heritage in its very vibe.
The enormous forts and palaces showcase the extravagant lifestyle of the Rajputana Kings who once ruled the city. Today, their lapsed empire listed the city among the most visited places in India and earns the maximum revenue for the city through tourism.
When you enter Jaipur, you will notice that the colour pink swathes the ancient city entirely. The reason behind this goes back a long way in history. In the year 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. The then ruler, Maharaja Ram Singh, in their honour, enveloped the city in hues of pink before their arrival. Since then, the colour pink is a significant aspect of the city as it depicts the Rajputana history. To keep the history alive, the government has taken initiatives to colour the city pink every year.
The beautiful forts and palaces of Jaipur manifest the brilliant architectural designs of the Rajputana kingdom. Epitomes like the Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar are some of the few major attractions in the city. The beautiful Jal Mahal is a sumptuous palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake that has now been transformed into one of the finest heritage hotels in Jaipur. Take a peek into the lives of the Rajputana queens at the Hawa Mahal. The structure is a five-storey building that sits like a crown in the city. With 953 honeycombed windows, the palace was designed to provide relief from the scorching heat of the summers, hence, also known as the ‘Palace of Wind’. Another pinnacle, the Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory located at the heart of the city. It was built in 1734 by the Rajputana king Sawai Jai Singh II. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Besides being a tourist attraction spot, Jaipur also hosts the most lavish and extravagant weddings in India. Many Rajputana palaces have today turned into wedding venues that offer unmatched hospitality and are replete with modern amenities.
A city as fascinating and charming as Jaipur can sweep anyone off their feet and if it has already triggered the travel buff in you, then maybe its time to pack your bags and go for a soul stirring vacation.
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