Jaipur, major tourist attraction was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century. It is the first planned city of India and is known to have the best architecture even in those times in the entire Indian subcontinent. The entire city was painted in Pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and after that it was titled as Pink city of India.
The climate of Jaipur is semi arid type with temperature that soars high normally all throughout the year due to its proximity to the Thar Desert. The summers are extremely hot and humid. The winters are witnessed by dense fog coverings in the evenings and mornings and the cold wave melting down the temperature at freezing point. Monsoon is moderate with landslides that are more common phenomenon witnessed in rainy season.
The capital of Rajasthan is the most favourite tourist destination because of is magnificent palaces and alluring forts is the mirror replica of the glorious traditions and royal lifestyles of the days of the yore. The panache of colourful turbans, impeccable architecture, rich culture, textiles, art and jewellery work, mouth watering cuisines are the major attractions for the tourists all over the world. It is a city of festivals and fairs celebrated with pomp and valour. Some of the most prominent festivals are Elephant festival, Teej festival, Kite festival, Gangaur festival and Camel festival.
This city is cultural hub of India. Its elite cultural heritage is displayed whole heartedly in its traditions through art, music and architecture. The people are very friendly and treat the visitors as their own family members. They celebrate every happy moments with their famous folk songs and their traditional dances viz. Ghoomar, Chari- the dance form with pot and lamp on the head of the dancers. They relish the tunes of traditional instruments like Sarangi, Ektara and Jhalar and try to match their dance moves to the tune of these instruments.
Jaipur is famous for handicraft items and jewellery like kundan and meenakari jewellery. Leather goods and wood art also ropes your attention towards them. Ivory carved sculptures, miniature paintings, block paintings, Blue pottery, carpets and traditional clothes with artistic and creative embroidery work all reflect the rich and elite culture of this city.
The cuisines of this city not only pacify your hunger but also touch your inner soul. The exquisite gourmet of food has the aroma and flair of royal traditions and is best suited to the climatic conditions of this city. The nutritious Rajasthani cuisines that one cannot resist the temptation of having it are Dhal Bati churma, Missi Roti and sweets like Ghevar, Feeni etc are popular throughout India.
This city provides the holistic picture of royal traditions and culture of the yesteryears. Places that make you spell bound are Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, JalMahal, Jaigarh fort, Nahargarh fort, Dera Amer Elephant Safari, City Palace, Amber fort, Sisodia Rani garden, unique authentic village resort Chouki Dhani etc.
There are variety of hotels catering to the needs and budget of every pocket. Their hospitality is par excellence and all the staff treats their guests with warm and friendly gesture. Some hotels reflect the style and aura of palaces and have all the modern amenities that give a tinge of royal look. All the heritage and deluxe hotels reflect Royalty in Modernity. The budget hotels provide all the necessary services at economical costs.
This pink city has many things in its lap to offer to its visitors viz. magnificent palaces, stupendous forts, rich culture, yummy cuisines and artistic work. One cannot stop gazing at the palatial monuments of the bygone era. It is one stop destination for all those who love heritage, rich culture and unique architectural work.