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Home>>History Of Jaipur

 History Of Jaipur


We provide history of Jaipur with complete information about the birth of the city and its appearance. Jaipur was born when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, a Kacchawaha Rajput determined to build a majestic city that would provide as the capital of his kingdom in Amber. The Mughals bestowed Jai Singh with the title of Sawai that means 'the one who knows all'. Jaipur was the first city in Rajasthan that acknowledged Mughal presence and beat a political agreement with them.

Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.

Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the north was now quite and the wealth of the kingdom had become greater than before. Seizing upon this opportune time Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes. Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.

The city of Jaipur was amongst the first intended cities in India. Designed by a young Bengali architect, Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, the city was a wonder of town planning with divide sectors being earmarked for craftsmen and merchants. The history and period of Jaipur are extremely tangled with the stories of royal princes and princesses, with grand Mughals. Jaipur history stands with it many spiritual details and facts that make it rather more attractive for travelers and tourists from all over the world.

Most Popular Attractions In Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh the 'Hawa Mahal', Palace of the Wind, is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur.

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Jaigarh Fort

Also known as the fort of victory, Jaigarh Fort is a rugged structure built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for several years.
 

Jantar Mantar

At the entrance to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the 'Yantralaya' of Sawai Jai Singh II, the last great classical astronomer in India.

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Dedicated to Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the Birla Temple at Jaipur is a modern temple built of white marble on top of a hill.

 
 

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