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- The Pink City-Jaipur
Jaipur the Pink City
Jaipur, the Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan and is one of the pre- modern cities of India. Situated at the eastern part of Rajasthan, the distance between Agra to Jaipur is only 235 kilometers. The city with its majestic palaces and forts is one of the favorite attractions near Agra. The excursion from Agra to Jaipur becomes one of the pleasant memories for the tourists on Agra tour as the city built of pink stucco is one of the most attractive sites in India.
History and Archietecture of Jaipur, the Pink City
Jaipur, the Pink City was established in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II who made it the new capital of Kachwaha dynasty. The city in 19 th century gained prosperity and was decked with wide roads and all the modern amenities. The city upholds a history of royal houses of Rajputs, native bankers particularly the Jains and the Marwaris.
The city is considered as one of the best planned cities. The city was built in the form of the nine- part Mandala known as the ‘Pithapada’ which signifies nine planets.
The distinctly colored buildings which were originally painted in the color pink have been the source of the name attached to Jaipur. The red sandstone architecture of Mughal cities has given Jaipur a unique character that differentiates it from other cities of India.
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur, the Pink City
The city consists of numerous sightseeing options for tourists on Jaipur and Agra tour these include:
Amber Fort is a gigantic fort palace complex built in a picturesque Hindu- Muslim style that was a royal palace of Raja Man Singh.
Jaigarh Fort is one of the majestic forts of Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal is the five storied monument which is famous for its fine Rajput architecture.
City Palace is a beautiful blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
Central Museum and Dolls Museum.
Nahargarh Fort, situated on the hilltop is another example of rich architecture of India.
Laxmi Narayan Temple is a beautiful temple with intricate carvings in white marble.
Jantar Mantar was built in 18 th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.