Welcome to Jaipur
Jaipur - The Pink City
This famous city is the capital of Rajasthan and has earned universal renown as the " Pink City ", and pink it is, with beautiful constructed palaces, havelis and forts. Tall, rugged men with handle-bar whiskers sport bright pink turbans. Jaipur which means the city of victory was built exactly 273 years back and is 262 km by road from Delhi ( Capital of India ). A strong wall encircles the old city and even today has a suggestion of formidable strength, its function of protecting all within is obvious.
The plains of Rajasthan of which Jaipur is the capital once thundered and echoed with clash of swords and the drums of wars.Built in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh-II, Jaipur was the first planned city of its time ( the earlier planned city in northern India having been built near Taxila sometime in the 2nd century BC ).
Jaipur was planned by Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, a Bengali architect, in a grid system with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of the main bazaars, all arranged in nine rectangular city sectors (chokris). The city itself is an attractive creation worthy of universal admiration.
There is a feast in store for tourists. Attractive monuments where one can breathe the fragrance of history. Comfortable and luxurious hotels, once the proud of kings, parks, gardens, and excursions of nearby places of interest, make Jaipur a tourist's paradise.
Elephant Riding in Jaipur
Jaipur is the capital of Rajputana; castles, gardens and remnants of the old royalties are still at large here. One of the best ways to view all the nook and corners of this old city is from the back of an elephant.
Very popular among tourists, this tradition of elephant riding in Jaipur is almost a part of culture, reminding of the days when the royal processions full of elephants, horses would travel the city streets. Elephants were considered a sign of wealth and prosperity and the kings would ride on ornamented elephants. The Maharajas also honored important guests by arranging
An elephant festival is held every year in the city in celebration of spring festival Holi. With colored paints thrown by everyone, spring is heralded. A procession of elephants, decorated and colored for the occasion walks the streets, along with horses and camels as people cheer on. A game of polo is the main highlight of the program.
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