Jaipur is as remarkable for its
marvelous architecture and town
planning as it is for the lively spirit of the people who inhabit
it. The city presents a unique synthesis of culture that has to be
experienced in order to be appreciated. Tour d rajasthan
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With its origin buried deep into the pages of history, the city
still exudes a magical old world charm; an aroma of chivalry and
romance is evident, despite having evolved into a city that is the
hub of modern commercial activity in the region. Tell-tale signs of
the glorious past and regal splendor of the city lie strewn across
with gay abandon.
The colourful and intricately carved monuments are adequately
matched by the lively spirit of fanfare, festivity and celebration
of the people. Even today, one can find weather beaten faces with
huge coloufrul trurbans, fierce moustaches and lips that
spontaneouslya crease into a heart warming smile.
Tourist Places in Jaipur
- Old City ( Pink City ) :
It was during the reign of Maharaja Ram Singh that the city was
painted pink and has been like that since then. The old city has a
number of gates and is partially encircled by walls. The major
landmark in this town is Iswart Minar Swarga Sal, near the Tripoli
Gate, which over looks the city.
- City Palace Complex
One of the most magnificent marvels of Jaipur is the City Palace
Complex which has a rare combination of the finest blends of
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the heart of the old city, it
has a vast area. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh and additions
made up to the 20th century. Many buildings, well planned gardens
and huge courtyards are a part of the complex. Just in front of the
palace is the Mubarak Mahal / Welcome palace which was constructed
by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II as a reception to receive his
guests. Other places of interest include the Diwan-i-khas / hall of
private audience and Diwan-i-am / hall of public audience and the
peacock gate. There is also the Maharaja Sawai Singh II 's museum.
- Hawa Mahal:
The palace of winds- a fascinating landmark of Rajasthan, was built
by the ordes of poet-king, Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century
and is most remarkably designed monument in Jaipur. This is a five
storey building and is one of the major land marks of the city. Hawa
Mahal / palace of winds were constructed in 1799. It was primarily
constructed so that the ladies of the royal house hold can look at
the market down. It is an example of excellent Rajput artistry. You
can climb to the top now to have a look at the city below. It is a
part of the City Palace.
- Jantar Mantar :
Jantar Mantar is next to city Palace. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is
just one of the observatories constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh, who
had a passion for astronomy. He used to send scholars abroad to
study foreign observatories so that he could construct the same.
Jaipur observatory is the largest of the observatories constructed
- Central Museum :
This Museum is in Albert hall in the Ram Nivas public gardens. They
have exhibits like tribal ware, yogis in various positions,
decorative arts, costumes and drawings. The other attractions in the
city include the Modern Art Gallery and the Juneja Art Gallery.
Museum of Indology has an excellent private collection of folk art
objects, paintings done on rice, manuscripts, ornaments, fossils,
clocks and currency notes etc. There is the famous Birla Narayan
Mandir, Fort of Moti Dungri. Rajasthan has a lot of festivals which
are also an attraction of the state.
How to Reach Jaipur ?
- Air: The Jaipur Airport is called Sanganer Airport . There
are domestic flight connections to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad,
Jodhpur and Udaipur. There is a single international flight to
- Train: Connections are from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai ,Chennai,
Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad. Well connected from other
states like UP, MP .
- Road: A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is by road.
Regular bus service of AC and Deluxe Coaches are available.
Fairs & Festivals :
- Makar Sankranti :
The festival is celebrated on the 14th of January every year. This
has now become the festival of kite-flying which does not spare the
soaring spirits of anyone in Jaipur. The devoted ones, however, take
a holy dip in the kund at Galtaji. The traditional sweet associated
with it is Phirni, made in abundance by the halwais of Jaipur
- Gangaur :
tYoung girls and newly married women praying for their loved one or
husband respectively, offer prayers to Goddess Parvati in spring
(March-April). A colourful procession follows the silver and gold
palanquins of Goddess Parvati brought out from the City Palace.
Ghever, the traditional sweet associated with this festival is
prepared all over the city.
- Elephant Festival :
This festival is held on the day of Holi, the festival of colours,
at the Chaughan stadium. Beautifully decorated and caparisoned
elephants assemble to participate in the royal procession. Elephant
polo, elephant race,elephant tug-of-war with a few tourist and holi
on elephant back are some of the exciting events.
- Teej Vacations, Jaipur Tuors Teej :
To celebrate the advent of the monsoon, girls and young women
dressed in colourful leharia sarees or costumes, sing songs and
offer puja to goddess parvati, and pray for conjugal bliss and
happiness. An elaborate procession comes out of the City Palace for
two consecutive days. Villagers come to watch it in large numbers
and buy knick-knacks from the stalls on the footpaths of the main
- Dussehra :
Dussehra is celebrated by staging Ramlila in different parts of the
city and cuminating in the ceremonial burning of the giant effigies
of Ravan, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath, celebrating Lord Rama's victory
over the Demon King, and victory of Good over Evil. A mela is
organised at Amer and thousands of devotees visit the templeof Shila
Mataji situated there. Special puja is offered by the former
Maharaja in the City Palace amidst traditional fanfare. Durga Puja
is celebrated in several community pandals for four days by the
large Bengali population in the city.
- Diwali :
Celebrated every year in October- November, Diwali is perhaps the
most popular of all Indian festivals. The origin of this festival
can be traced back to the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, when Lord
Rama returend to this kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The
whole kingdom was lit up with diyas (earthen lamps ) to celebrate
his return. To date, on Diwali day, houses all over India glow with
the twinkle of innumerable divas, candles and electric lights. The
night is illuminated with the flaming lights of fireworks, creating
kaleidoscopic design against the black canvas of the sky. During the
Diwali celebration decoration and lighting is done throughout the
walled Pink City, with every market competing with the others to
pick-up the best decorated market award. There are special prizes
for the best decorated individual buildings as well. Most people
prefer walking through the street to enjoy this dazzling
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