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Friday, March 6, 2015

Jaipur, The Pink City of India

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan and it is located in Northern India. It is founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, and this city was named after him. The construction of this city was started in the year 1727. It took around four years to complete this city. The whole city was painted pink in order to welcome Edward, Prince of Wales. After few years several hospitals, industries of metals and marbles, school of arts. The city had three colleges, including a Sanskrit college and also a girl’s school. The community consists of native bankers, the Marwari’s and the Rawana Rajput. This city has the population of 3.1 million.
Jaipur has a semiarid climate. It rains between the months of June and September. During the monsoon off-n-on heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding in that city is not at all common. The temperature remains high throughout the year. The summer in this city is from the month of April to early July. The season starts from the month of November to February.
There are many means of transportation they are as follows
  • By road
  • By rail
  • By air
Also there are many city buses and Jaipur metro. Jaipur also has an International airport which is well connected to middle-east destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabhi, Sharjah and Muscat. Many people go for a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina from Sanganer airport.
Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India. Jaipur is the 7th best place to visit in Asia. The presidential suit at Raj Palace Hotel was listed in the second place on CNN’s worlds 15th most expensive hotel suits in 2012. There are various places that attract tourist visitors which include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sri Kali Temple, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur zoo.

Jaipur has a variety of traditional shops to buy antiques, jewellery, handicrafts, gems, bangles, pottery, carpets, leather works, etc.

They brought several skilled artisans, artist and craftsmen from India and Abroad. As a result Jaipur is a major hub for arts and crafts.
Jaipur has many important cultural sites like Jawahar Kala Kendra and Ravindra Manch, Albert Hall Museum which has several arts and antiquies. There is a government museum at Hawa Mahal and an art gallery at Viratnagar. The old Vidhan Sabha Bhawan which is known as the Town Hall is now converted into a museum. There are different types of statues depicting Rajasthani culture around the city.

The typical dishes in Jaipur include Dal Bati Churma, Missi Roti. Sweet dishes include Ghevar, Fenni, Gajak, Chauguni ke laddu and Moong Thal.
Sawai Mansingh stadium is the main cricket stadium in the city which has sitting capacity of 30,000. It has many national and international cricket matches. Jaipur is represented by Jaipur Pink Panther which one the inaugural edition of the game.

Jaipur contains many universities of Management like National Institutes of Agricultural Management, Institutes of Information Technology, Institutes of Ayurveda, and Institutes of Manipal University.

The well-known school of Jaipur are ArmyPublic School, Ryan International School, Cambridge Court, High School, etc.

The Newspaper circulated in Jaipur are:-
  • Rajasthan Patrika
  • Dainik Bhaskar
  • Dainik Navajyoti
  • The Times of India.
This city has a community FM channel.

Therefore, Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist’s destination in Rajasthan and India.

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