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Jaipur - Capital of Rajasthan

Jaipur is the 'Pink City' and the capital of Rajasthan, India. It was the King Sawai Jai Singh II who found the city Jaipur on 18 November 1727. He was the monarch of Amber city, which is another spot with good population of 3.1 million as per current data. As per experts, Jaipur is the optimum planned city of India, which is positioned in the land with semi-desert of Rajasthan. Jaipur is having countless monuments and forts with special and unique designs. The structure within the city reminds the flavour of the Rajput’s and different ruled majestic families. Presently, Jaipur is turned as a big-business centre which is directly connected with many key cities of India for diverse types of trading. Some big areas of Jaipur are St. Xavier's School, Vaishali Nagar, Mansarovar, Sanganer, Amba-Bari, Jhotwara and Raja Park, etc.

Tourists are reaching this Indian tourist place with the large amount every year because the monuments, and the tourist places are amazing as well as providing the complete knowledge of old rulers of India. There is the big story behind the name big city of this famous destination. The Jaipur city was coloured with terra cotta pink in 1876. This was done for greeting of Prince Albert from British rulers as it was the influx of him to the Jaipur city.

The key tourist spots of Jaipur are Jantar Mantar, The Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal (air palace), Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, Amber Fort, Maharaja Palace, The Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, and Madhvendra Palace.

Monuments and Forts in Jaipur:

Loads of forts and monuments in Jaipur allow a tourist to enjoy the destination with countless excitement. Some of the top most favourite Indian tourist places in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Central Museum, Rambagh Palace, City Palace and Albert Hall Museum. This beautiful city is covered by rugged hills from all sides.

Hawa Mahal: 

This is the palace known as Winds House and some people call it as “Palace of Breeze." This Mahal was built in 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh. The best part of Hawa Mahal is it is designed as crown of Lord Krishna. The exclusive five-storey outer structure of Mahal is similar to the honeycomb. It is constructed with red and pink stone situated in the main center of the city.

Jaigarh Fort: 

A fort positioned on the premonitory is known as Hill of Eagles (Cheel ka Teela). This fort was constructed by King Sawai Jai Singh III in 1726. The cause of construction of this fort was to protect the Amer fort from attackers. The length of Jaigarh fort is 3 kms.

Amber Fort: 

Amer Fort which is also pronounced as Amber Fort situated in Amer town of Jaipur. This fort is positioned at 4 km distance from the city. Amber fort is major spot for a tourist, situated at high Aravali hill. It was built by King Man Singh First.

Nahar Garh Fort: 

This known fort stands on the hill of Aravalli Ranges. The overwhelming sight of the beautiful city is special thing to watch from this fort. It was constructed as strong protection ring for Jaipur city. Earlier, this fort was named as Sudarshan Garh, but later the name was changed to Nahar Garh fort.

Jantar Mantar: 

The stunning collection of structural astronomical instruments presents in Jantar Mantar is special thing to watch in Jaipur. This structural design was built by King Jai Singh Second among 1727 to 1734. The key use of Jantar Mantar was to get the exact time as per sun rays.

City Palace: 

One more palace, including two different Mahal in the area is City Palace. It includes Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal with some more buildings. The edifice of this Mahal was done between 1729 to 1732, and the founder was King Jai Singh Second.

Jal Mahal: 

A palace constructed in the City Lake is another best spot in Jaipur. The meaning of Jal Mahal is Water Palace, which means palace surrounded with water. The boats offered to attain the Mahal are specially designed by boat-makers of Vrindavan. They have crafted the boats in Rajput style, which is again special thing for a tourist.

Few other tourist spots in Jaipur are Central Museum, Rambagh Palace and Albert Hall Museum. The diverse designs of spots allow visitors to learn about the Jaipur city and its creation.

How to reach Jaipur?

By Road: Roads of Jaipur are neat and clean with broad lanes. Visitors can go through road as the NH 8 is directly connected to Jaipur through big cities of India. NH 12 and NH 11 is also properly maintained and better routes to reach Jaipur through road. Rajasthan Roadways buses are available frequently to reach Jaipur.

By Rail: Jaipur City is headquartering the North Western Indian Railway zone. The broad gauge railway lines from the Jaipur station permit many big trains to cross the City. The major trains from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kota, Bangalore, Gandhinagar, Coimbatore, Kochi, Indore, Pune, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Nagpur, Lucknow, Raipur, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Farrukhabad, Trivendrum, and Patna are available direct to Jaipur. The most comfy train of the planet “The Palace on Wheels” is also having scheduled stop in Jaipur.

By Air: JIA (Jaipur International Airport) is having a huge airbase of national and international flights. Flights from Delhi and many other cities of India are available for Jaipur. The airport is positioned in Sanganer town situated at just 10 km distance from the city.

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