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About Jaipur Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifesty
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  About Jaipur  Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts andseries of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of thestone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tieand dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heartof the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.    Photo GalleryFounded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues andspacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in historyand culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces,blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess atimeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. Thisfascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royaltyand tradition.Jaipur has been laid according to the conventional nine-grid pattern thatastrologers believe to be lucky, and which has been recommended in theancient Indian treatise on architecture. Each grid consists of a square,and these have been planned so that, at the heart of the city is the CityPalace. Spread around it, in rows, are public buildings, the residences of noblemen, the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans.Straight, wide roads run through the city, while a high, crenellated wallthat forms its defense is pierced with seven gateways that serve as entrypoints. Today, these walls may be more difficult to spot since the cityhas grown far beyond its srcinal plan, but they are still there, proof thatthough Jaipur saw no great siege, it was more than adequately preparedfor it. Jaipur’s architectural planning may have been ancient, but itsexecution was definitely modern. Best represented by the City Palacecomplex, it brought together all that was excellent in Rajput and Mughalarchitecture, creating a new tradition that found wide currency overmuch of north India. As in the Mughal tradition, the durbar or court areas became much more open,characterised by a series of arched pavilions held on delicately crafted pillars.Ornamentation had always been a part of the state’s architectural heritage, now it becamemuch more opulent. The private wings of the family also extended their entertainmentareas. Since defence was no longer a primary concern, larger, more ornamental windowswere built to over look the streets or courtyards outside these wings. Gardens were nolonger planned within the internal courtyards only, but were added to the external vistas,and water, a basic feature of Mughal palaces and gardens, was utilised in a similar fashion,in canals and fountains.Jaipur has much to offer visitors — everything from pageants and festivals toextraordinarily clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, andsightseeing — that will occupy their time. However, should the visitors simply choose towalk around the streets of the old city instead, they will not regret it. All of Jaipur is anarchitectural gem, and no scheduled sight seeing can even hope to do justice to this rarecity. Transportation  ã Air : Indian Airlines connect Jaipur with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad,Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad.   [ã]  Flight Information   ã Rail : Jaipur is connected by rail with Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Abu Road(Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay and Sawai Madhopur.[ã]  Train Information    ã Road : Good motorable roads connect Jaipur with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km,Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km, Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km andBombay 1202 km   ã Bus : Regular buses ply from Jaipur to the above places and Alwar, Kota, Sariska, Mathura,Indore, Chittorgarh and Barmer.[ã]  Bus Timetable   Jaipur General InformationPopulation 23, 24, 319 (2001) Area 23.3 sq. km. approx Altitude 431 m (above sea level) Temperature Summer Average Max 40.6°C, Average Min.25.8°CWinter Average Max. 22.0°C Average Min 8.3°C Rainfall 64 cm Season September to March Clothing Summer - Tropical, Winter - Woolen Languages Hindi, Rajasthani & English
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