Jaipur is a magnificent city located in the state of Rajasthan. Also famed as "Pink City", Jaipur has always been touted as a destination of tourist interest. The sheer magic and brilliance of the city leaves the visitants dumbfounded. A part of the famous Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit, Jaipur is endowed with some of the most beautiful and historical forts, palaces, sand dunes and havelis. The tales of Rajpur warriors till date are sung by Jaipur's travelling bards.
History of this city is said to be around 300 years old and is said to have founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. With the help of Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, a fine architect of Bengal the king managed to build this city of excellence in the short span of eight years. The architecture of the city follows the "Shilpa Shashtra". Jaipur is also regarded as one of the best examples of town planning in India. Some of the landmarks in and around Jaipur are: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Gaitore and Nahargarh Fort. In addition to all these City Palace is another hot spot of Jaipur. The palace showcases a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace also houses and museum that transforms the visitors to an absolutely a different world.
Art & Craft is another fascinating aspect of Jaipur. The city is popular for semi-precious stones, miniature paintings, silver jeweleries and lac items. The lacquer bangles are famous among the women of India. Many palaces of Jaipur have been converted into heritage hotels where the tourists get to live in a Maharaja style. The fairs and festivals of Jaipur are also an added attraction of the city. Elephant Festival, Gangaur Festival and Teej are some of the colourful and vibrant festival of Jaipur that turn the folks in a complete fun & frolic mood.