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Jaipur The Pink City Of Maharajas

Jaipur is the city of Maharaja Jai Singh and capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is most popular tourist destination in India. The city is full of beautiful forts, havelis and palaces. Old Jaipur is known as pink city as the whole city was painted in pink color by Maharaja Jai Singh. Jaipur is the royal city; people live their life in very colorful style. Beautiful hawelis, mahals and colorful bazaar has made this town a famous as tourist attraction in Rajasthan.

The most famous landmarks of Jaipur are Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar which is an observatory created by Maharajas. There are many astrological instruments present at Jantar Mantar. Hawa Mahal was made by Maharaja Jaisingh using pink stones. This place like many others was made for the Royal ladies. The place has 950 airy windows for ladies in confinement to see outside.

Other major attractions of the pink city are beautiful temples of the city. Famous forts are Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Famous temples are Govind Devji Temple, Moti Doongari, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Jain Mandir.

Jaipur has colorful Bazaars and shopping arcades. The bazaars are a buzz of activities that carries the colors and scents of the town unique characteristic. This is where the crowd mingles and vehicles come to a stop. Cars, bullock carts, elephants and camel that carry shoppers from distant villages and small towns to shopping centers of the capital.

For shopping lovers Jaipur has much to offer. One can buy wide variety of handicrafts, traditional and designer jewelry, precious stones, pearls and paintings. All are works of master craftsmen be it handicrafts, jewelry or miniature paintings of Rajasthan. Jaipurs lacquer bangles are famous in all over the world.

The bazaars are also main centers for buying aromatic spices that are mainstay of sizzling hot Marwari cuisine. All traditional items are available here at one spot. These are also meeting grounds of people from far and near.

Jaipur as tourist destination has much to offer. Experience the cultural buzz of diverse vibrant communities. Visit magnificent forts and palaces and havelis with unique architecture and splendor that amazes one and all.

A visit to land of Maharajas is not complete without visiting this pink city. The best way to reach Jaipur is from New Delhi by rail. Jaipur is well connected by road with major cities as Agra and Jodhpur and Kota. The pink city is also connected by air with New Delhi and many major towns of India.

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