Jaipur - The Pink City
|This famous city is the capital of Rajasthan
and has earned universal renown as the " Pink City ", and pink it is, with
beautiful constructed palaces, havelis and forts. Tall, rugged men with handle-bar
whiskers sport bright pink turbans. Jaipur which means the city of victory was built
exactly 273 years back and is 262 km by road from Delhi ( Capital of India ). A strong
wall encircles the old city and even today has a suggestion of formidable strength, its
function of protecting all within is obvious.
|Jaipur was planned by Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, a Bengali architect, in a
grid system with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes and uniform rows of shops
on either side of the main bazaars, all arranged in nine rectangular city sectors
(chokris). The city itself is an attractive creation worthy of universal admiration.
There is a feast in store for tourists. Attractive monuments where one can breathe the fragrance of history. Comfortable and luxurious hotels, once the proud of kings, parks, gardens, and excursions of nearby places of interest, make Jaipur a tourist's paradise.
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