Rambler's Top100 INFENTFUN: Jaipur

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Jaipur


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Jaipur  is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named.As of 2011, the city has a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876. Many of the avenues remained painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city. Popularly known as "The Pink City of India" , it is located 260 km from the Indian capital New Delhi, Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240 km). Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (348 km), Jaisalmer (571 km) and Udaipur (421 km).The city was planned according to Indian Vastu shastra by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1727. There are three gates facing east, west, and north. The eastern gate is called Suraj pol (sun gate), the western gate is called Chand pol (moon gate) and the northern gate faces the ancestral capital of Amer.



Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India forming a part of the Golden Triangle. In the 2008 CondeNast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the 7th best place to visit in Asia. According to TripAdvisor's 2015 Traveller's Choice Awards for Destination, Jaipur ranked 1st among the Indian destination for the year. The Presidential Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel, billed at US$45,000 per night, was listed in second place on CNN's World's 15 most expensive hotel suites in 2012.
Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) is Rajasthan’s biggest convention and exhibition centre. It is famous for organising events such as Vastara, Jaipur Jewellery Show, Stonemart 2015 and Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit 2015.


Main Attraction : The main attraction for the visitors in Jaipur are the famous Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Galtaji, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Sri Kali Temple, Birla Mandir, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur Zoo.

The Jantar Mantar observatory and Amer Fort are listed under the UNESCO  World Heritage Sites.

Amazing Facts:
1. The Presidential Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur, billed at US$45,000 per night, was listed in second place on CNN's World's 15 most expensive hotel suites in 2012.
2. According to TripAdvisor's 2015 Traveller's Choice Awards for Destination, Jaipur ranked 1st among the Indian destination for the year.

Location : India , Rajashtan 





Timings

Name of Monument
Duration of Opening
Amber Fort
9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M.
City Palace
9.30 A.M.- 5.00 P.M.
Observatory
9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M.
Albert Hall (Museum)
9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M.