Travel to Pink City of India - Rajasthan Jaipur Tour

Jaipur, India’s first planned city was interestingly designed by following the principles of Vaastu. Commonly known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur was founded by the ruler of Amber, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The color ‘pink’, which is associated with the name of the city, has a great historical significance. It is believed that to welcome the Prince of Wales in the year 1876, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh used pink color in constructing materials of various buildings as it signifies Indian hospitality. Being the seat of a rich cultural heritage for many years, Jaipur is best known for its forts, palaces, monuments, festivals, fairs and handicrafts. It is not only an important travel destination of Rajasthan Tourism, but is also a part of the Golden triangle Tour. If you too are planning to travel to Rajasthan you must be ready to explore the city to the fullest as there are numerous things to see and do. RAJASTHAN’S ROYAL HERITAGE Rajasthan has throughout been known for its magnificent historical structures. Even today most of these monuments attract thousands of tourists every year because they reflect the rich culture, customs and tradition of the bygone royal era. If you too want to be part of this royal era, make sure you visit the following historical monuments while you are in Jaipur. The City Palace - The City Palace is a seven storied building that reflects traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It has some of the finest museums, courtyards, temples and gardens of the bygone royal era of Rajasthan. Jantar Mantar - This structure attracts tourist to Jaipur mainly because of its architecture. It was constructed to record astronomical events by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1716. This astronomical observatory is beautifully constructed with stone. Amber Fort - Overlooking the Maotha Lake, this huge fort is the main tourist attraction of Jaipur. You can reach this fort either by driving or may even take an elephant ride. This 1592 building is the perfect paradigm of excellent architecture with traditionally decorated interiors. Nahargarh Fort - Built in the year 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, this fort gives a bird's view of the city. The Madhavendra Bhawan which was constructed by Sawai Ram Singh II for his nine queens is a majestic apartment. Hawa Mahal – Also known as the 'Palace of the Breeze' or 'Palace of Winds', the Hawa Mahal is a five storied building, which is shaped in the form of a pyramid. Made of 953 small casements, this building has beautifully decorated walls portraying intrinsic lattice work. Central Museum – Popularly known as the Albert museum, this structure is located in the Ramnivas Garden of Jaipur. Built in the line of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, the museum has the best collection of Rajasthan’s royal dynasties. Gaitore - Gaitore is the cremation site of the past rulers of Jaipur. This place has Cenotaph for all the maharajas of Rajasthan and each of these Cenotaphs has typical Rajasthani carvings. RAJASTHAN’S CULTURE

Rajasthan’s culture is best represented by Jaipur. The colorful festivals and intrinsic handicrafts are world famous for their finesse. The Gangaur festival, Teej festival, Kite festival and Elephant festival are some of the most popular fairs celebrated by the people of Rajasthan with great pomp and show. Splendidly decorated temples like Galtaji, Birla Temple, Govind Dev Ji Temple and Moti Dungri are other few attractions that attract Hindu pilgrims all through the year. You can reach Jaipur either by air, train or bus. Nevertheless, opting Rajasthan tour packages can be the most appropriate option as you may even get to visit other tourist destinations of Rajasthan like Bikaner, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Ajmer and Udaipur. For more information visit http://www.indiantravelpackages.com/