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History and Culture of Jaipur

Golden Triangle Tour 5 days 4 nights, Best Golden Triangle Tour packages IndiaJaipur is the pink capital of royal state of Rajasthan. The city was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachwaha Rajput, in the year 1727. Before Jaipur, the small city of Amber enjoyed the title of capital of Rajasthan. Amber is at a mere 11 kms distance from the main city of Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II shifted its capital to Jaipur for the reason to address the water scarcity problem and growing population. Jaipur is ranked amongst the first planned city of India. The credit for planning the city goes to none other than Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jai Singh consulted several books on the architecture and called upon many acclaimed architects before the planning the layout of the Jaipur city.

Elephant Festival is a festival celebrated in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state in IndiaThe pink city is known for many fabulous Rajputana styled forts and palaces. Major structures are constructed using the pink-painted sandstone, and the city has several tourist attractions. International tourists visit Rajasthan and in particular Jaipur and get fascinated by its allure. The very fact that Jaipur has a diversified cultural heritage is displayed through the traditions, customs, lifestyle, art and of course the unique style of architecture. In-depth understanding of cultural and traditional values of Jaipur can be had by exploring the arts, architecture and the music.

The forts and palaces of Jaipur are not just magnificent but hold special place in the history. These forts and palaces are visited by tourists in high numbers. The architectures like Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, say a lot about Rajputana architectural style. The famous Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is an observatory and indeed a great architectural manifestation altogether.

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in JaipurThe popular dance forms of Jaipur include Ghoomar, Chari wherein the performing artists will present the dance movements on the pot with a Lit Diya on their head. The dance presentation is complemented by beautiful Orphism created through the traditional instruments like Sarangi, Ektara, and Jhalar. These traditional instruments are played during the recitation of folk songs. The food delicacy of Jaipur is known for its deliciousness. Foods such as mangodi, papad, khichdi, buttermilk, and sohanhalwa will make the difference in your eating. These food items are nourishing and enriched.

The traditional jewelry of Jaipur like carved silver jewelry, Kundan as well as Meenakari work, ivory carved sculptures, wood work, leather goods etc. speak a lot. Foreign tourists love to buy these articles with all that excitement as they go for other Rajasthani articles. Richness in Jaipur culture is clearly depicted by the blue pottery, miniature paintings and traditional clothes holding the work of bandhni, zari and zardosi.

 The Camel Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism of the Rajasthan Government.The reason behind richness and development of arts and culture in Jaipur is associated with the settlement of skilled artists and craftsmen. It is quite interesting to note that Mughal and Rajputana lifestyle began to develop after the respective rulers invited the artisans in their courts. These talented artisans chose to settle themselves in Jaipur since then.

The unique culture of Jaipur explicitly shows a holistic view of Rajasthan; and in general the cultural expanse of India.

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