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5 Super Interesting Facts About Jaipur You Should Know

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Tightly wrapped in legends and myths, the city of Jaipur is a fascinating combination of the past and the future. Here are some lesser known facts about the ‘Pink city’ of India.


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1. The city of Jaipur was painted pink for the grand welcome of Prince Edward of Wales

The city of Jaipur was painted pink for the grand welcome of Prince Edward of Walessource: myjourneythroughindia.wordpress.com

Under the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, Jaipur city was painted pink, a color traditionally associated with hospitality. For the grand welcome of the Prince, many of the avenues remained painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city.

Srijan Srivastava shares: Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is the most important place of tourism. Jaipur is historical entrance to history of India. Jaipur "The Pink City" and the top attractions are Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, etc.Home of many royal kings and most beautiful Queen Rajmata her highness Gayatri Devi.


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2. Jaipur is one of the first planned cities of India

Jaipur is one of the first planned cities of Indiasource: mohr-mcpherson.com

Maharaja Jai Singh felt the need of shifting his capital city from Amer to Jaipur with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. Under the architectural guidance of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur was planned based on the principles of Vastu shastra (the Hindu system of architecture).

Suhani Sogani shares: It is difficult to put into words this beautiful city. Jaipur- the capital of Rajasthan is all the mixture of modernity and royalty. We started our day with the local sightseeing - Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Amer fort-where we did the elephant riding, Jaigarh Fort is the place where there is world's largest cannon on wheels and Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh is the most happening place of Jaipur, standing high on mountains, you can get panoramic view of Jaipur


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3. The world’s largest free literary festival takes places in Jaipur

The world’s largest free literary festival takes places in Jaipursource: devrajniwas.wordpress.com

The Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free literary festival. From Nobel laureates to local language writers, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant collection of authors from South Asia and across the world come together for five days of readings, debates and discussions at the beautiful Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital.

Nitish Varshney shares: Probably the best city I have ever visited till date.You can divide Jaipur in two halves - One, Modern and Second, Traditional. Modern Jaipur has everything a person needs to spend his life. Be it food, lifestyle, traditions, hang out, Jaipur has all in it. When it comes to traditions, Jaipur is unbeatable. Visit Old Jaipur if you really want to gain a lifetime experience. The whole that area is painted in peach pink color that gives your eyes a soothing colorful view. When you roam in those narrow small streets of Choti and Badi Chopad, you really feel like living in history. Being a traveller if you ever visit Jaipur, some places you can not afford to miss. Nahargarh fort, Amer Fort, Jaigarh are some of the famous forts in the indian history are situated in Jaipur. Just enjoy the breathtaking scenes of the city from the top of these remarkable forts.


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4. The purpose of the Hawa Mahal

The purpose of the Hawa Mahalsource: wikimedia.org

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur was commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Singh. For the sole purpose of letting the royal ladies have a sneak peak into the everyday life in the street without being seen.

Vijay Sharma shares: Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstones the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace and extends to the women's chamber.

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5. The Jawahar circle is claimed to be the biggest circular park in India

The Jawahar circle is claimed to be the biggest circular park in Indiasource: jaipurcityblog.com

Jawahar Circle is claimed by Locals to be the biggest circular park in Asia developed on a highway traffic circle. A number of attractive features like musical fountains, modern play equipments, jogging tracks are being added to it.

Sachin Dev Sharma shares: I along with my family decided to visit Jaipur as to come out of our routine. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan popular known as "Pink City" is an excellent weekend destination for travelers living in nearby cities and town. It has the blend of modern facilities and historical importance. This experience proved quite pleasant and relaxing as we decided to travel by road, which in turn provided opportunity to drive and dine on the highway which made the whole journey more enjoyable and interesting and as comfortable as one feel in his own city.


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