The birth of Jaipur is dotted with engaging historical legends. History has it that Raja Sawai Jai Singh, the Second, conceptualized the creation of Jaipur, led by reasons like the growing head count, the paucity of water resources and the gradual demise of the Mughal aura. The charismatic ruler's sound understanding of the science of engineering is reflected in the nook and corner of Jaipur. The amazing Jantar Mantar or the famous observatory, built between 1728 and 1734, is another architectural delight, credited to the Maharaja. An interesting nugget of information for all those quiz buffs is that the incredibly talented Raja, is said to have contrived the mechanism for watering the sprawling acres of Amber Fort, at the tender age of thirteen.
The City Palace of Jaipur forms the cynosure of attraction, both literally and metaphorically. It comprises the Olympian palace, the Jantar Mantar and the Janana Mahals or the dwelling of the Maharanis', an insignia of his political maneuvering. A fervent devotee of Lord Krishna, the King reestablished the idol of the blue hued God, at Jaipur in the year 1719.
A real connoisseur of art and culture, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh's court witnessed an unprecedented spurt of activities in the cultural sphere. Distinguished intellectuals made a beeline for the esteemed Raja's durbar.
The wonderful Jaipur, located in Eastern Rajasthan, occupying 11117.8 square kilometers, is situated at a height four hundred and thirty meters. The Temperatures soars up to forty five degrees during the sweltering summer months and plummets down to almost two degrees during the chilly winter season. Ban Ganga and Sabi flow through its historic terrains. The Ramgarh Dam, built upon the Ban Ganga, is a constant source of drinking water. It also houses the Sambhar Lake, which is famed for its salt. English, Rajasthani and Hindi forms the common dialects of Jaipur.
Strewn with remnants of yester years, Jaipur houses some of the exquisite tourist highlights. Maps of India lists some of the must visit destinations of the Pink City.
- City Palace
- Hawa Mahal
- Amer Fort
- Nahargarh Fort
- Govind Devji Temple
- Niwas Bagh
- Vidyadharji Ka Bagh.
- Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
- Jaigarh Fort,
- Moti Doongri
- Jal Mahal
|Jaipur City Information|
|Founded by||Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber|
|Population||3073350 as Census January 2011|
|Population Density||27,613/km2 (71,520/sq mi) as Census January 2011|
|Language||Hindi, Rajasthani, Punjabi|
|Official Languages||Hindi, English|
|Literacy Rate||76.44% as Census January 2011|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lat Long||26.9260° N, 75.8235° E|
|Festivals||Gangaur Festival, Diwali, Jaipur Literature Festival, and Teej|
|University||University of Rajasthan, National Institute of Ayurveda, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, The LNM Institute of Information Technology Jaipur and Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur|
|Sister Cities||Fremont, Calgary, Lagos|
|Sports||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, has a seating capacity of 30,000,|
|Airport||Jaipur International Airport|
|Railway Station||JP/Jaipur Junction (7) Railway Station, Jaipur Metro|
|Tourist Attractions||Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Jantar Manatar City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Kanak Vrindavan, Moti Dungri Temple, Birla Temple, Sisodiya Rani Bagh, Galtaji Central Park, Jawahar Circle, Albert Hall Museum Gardens, and Parks Gates of Jaipur Garh Ganesh Temple|
|Nearby Tourist Attractions||Ajmer, Pushkar, Ranthambore, Bharatpur, Mathura, Aagra|
|Popular Things||Jaipur Metro, Hawa Mehel,Nahargarh Fort, Moti Dungri, Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple|
|Notable People||Asrani, Girdhari Lal Bhargava, Rakesh Sharma, Prithvi Singh Kandhal, Sawai Man Singh II, Shagun Chowdhary, Akhil Gupta, Irrfan Khan,|
Last Updated on : 28/09/2013