Jaipur, the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan is also one of the most famous tourist attractions including many celebrities and foreigners alike. Awarded with the title of “Pink City,” Jaipur presents the matchless beauty of the most intricate architectures, natural wonders, vibrancy, culture, food, and others. Jaipur is basically a mini Rajasthan and one who wishes to see the entire state at one place, then Jaipur is a must visit. But, before you plan a holiday to the “Pink City,” you must know a few most important things about the city so that you can relate to some of the most beautiful locations, sightseeing places, culture,and food.
To explore Jaipur the best way, approach an agent or a website that offer you some great Rajasthan tours. When you are done with getting a suitable plan for your Jaipur trip, here are a few things you must make yourself aware of.
History of Jaipur
Jaipur was founded and established in the year 1727 by Jai Singh II who was the Raja of Ajmer and his reign lasted from 1699 to 1743. He was the brain behind the beautiful architecture most of the monuments of Jaipur has as he went through several books of architecture before he finally gave a makeover to the city. The construction of the city started from 1726 and within 4 years, all major parts of the city were developed including roads, palaces, offices and others. Most of the monuments made at that time still exist.
The story behind the “Pink City”
Jaipur has not been known as the “Pink City” always and the title was given after the entire city was painted in pink colour. In the year 1876 when Sawai Ram Singh I was in the power, Prince of Wales, Edward II visited the city, but before he did, the entire city was painted in the pink to give it a different appearance.
Best time to visit Jaipur
The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March as the city experiences a cool breeze and soothing climate.
Famous places to visit in Jaipur
There is an endless list of the famous places that one must visit while travelling around Jaipur. However, we are mentioning some of the places that you should not miss on visiting.
· Amber Fort and Palace
· City Palace
· Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds
· Jantar Mantar Observatory
· Albert Hall Museum
· Jal Mahal
· Nahargarh Fort
· Jaipur Fort
· Sisodia Rani Garden
· Abhaneri Step Well
· Birla Mandir
· Rambagh Palace and others
Must try food
Jaipur is a heaven for food lovers, veg and non-veg alike. There are many foods that stay peculiar to the city and you must not miss on trying them out. Here are a few items from Rajasthan cuisine you cannot say no to:
· Dal Bati Churma (essential)
· Pyaaz kachori
· Ker Sangri
· Mava Kachori
· Gatte ki Sabji
· Lal Mass (essential)
· Rajasthani Kadhi
· Jungle Mass
· Keem Bati
Going to Jaipur and not indulging in shopping activities is a loss. Jaipur and entire Rajasthan are famous for their handmade art and crafts. These are a few places that you must visit to buy somesoveigners and handmade items.
· Johari Bazaar
· Chandpole Bazaar
· Tripolia Bazaar
· Nehru Bazaar
· Bapu Bazaar
These are some of the most important information you must know before you make your trip the Jaipur, the crown of the princely state to make it an amazing one.
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