JAIPUR – The Pink Majesty
Jaipur, the largest city of the state, Rajasthan is every inch of the paradise in the semi desert territory which the Maharaja Jai Singh II wanted it to be. History and character is deeply embedded in the pink city from its genesis, a city which was never a victim of conquest but subject to be ruled by heart and not war. Jaipur being one of the most well planned city was in the precise hands of an architect from Bengal, by the name of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and enjoys the accolade of being India’s first city to be planned by Vastu Shastra.
On understanding the History, lets steer towards the certain varied features of the multifaceted city which has something in store for everyone.
Being the capital, there is major connectivity in the form of Airport, road and railway ingress.
Jaipur international Airport, Sanganer has international and domestic flights plying every few hours to and fro from major cities of India, namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Jammu, Hyderabad, Pune, Goa etc, the list is long
On the Railway front, Jaipur Junction is the largest of all the stations in the state which is also the headquarters of the north west railway zone, hence speaking for the volume of the traffic and tourism it enjoys. The railway sector again is again very well spread, just like the air sector. Rather, it plies to even further to small towns.
Old heritage Forts
Jaipur, which is noted for its forts, palaces and havelis, attracts visitors in large numbers from all across the globe. People from far flung areas visit this place to witness the rich culture and tradition along with its historic heritage. The Amber Fort, the Nahargarh Fort, the Hawa Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Ganesh Pol, and the Jal Mahal are some of the popular tourist attractions of Jaipur which are difficult to be put to literal expression, and can only be justified as a visual treat.
Leisure Apart from the rich culture and heritage, Jaipur has evolved as a major tourist attraction even for adventure. Adventure lovers can enjoy sports such as camel riding, hot air ballooning, paragliding, rock climbing and most recently “state of the art, zip lining with international accreditation. Explore enthusiasts can take excursions to destinations like Karauli and Ranthambore National Park.
Tourists wanting to submit to retail therapy would also find Jaipur to be a “NICHE” shopping paradise. There are several markets here offering a wide array of antiques, jewellery, carpets, pottery, and gems, among others. Tourists can purchase handicraft materials, artefacts, apparel, and branded clothes from MI Road. Bargaining is essential while shopping in the local markets of Jaipur.
Food Treats Just like the above mentioned unique features in every category, Rajasthani delicacy also stands, not only in the region but in the whole of India. It is “The” destination to savour on to delicious dishes, prepared with onion, ginger, and garlic concentrating on flavour and not just “masala”, for it to be particularly sticking to the palette of the foreigners. Dal Baati-Choorma, Pyaz ki Kachori, Kebab, Murgh ko Khaato, and Achaari Murg are some of the popular dishes of the city. Food lovers can enjoy these dishes in Nehru Bazaar and Johari Bazaar, which are well known for street food. The regional sweets of the place like ghevar, mishri mawa, and mawa kachori are famous all over the country.
Weather Due to the geographical location, the city does experience extreme type of climate through the year. Summers are exceptionally hot while winters are freezing. But what works in the favour of the city is the typical desert trait where the nights cool down and are nothing close to the scorching day. Travellers must carry light clothes, hats and sunscreen while visiting Jaipur in the summer season. The period from March to October is considered perfect for visiting the Pink City.