Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur, also named as Pink City is named after its founder, Maharaja Jai Singh II (1688-1744), kachwaha ruler of the kingdom of Amer was founded in 1927. Jaipur is northern India’s first planned city, which looks well planned today also. Jaipur’s history dates back to the 12th century when the Kachchwaha Rajputs arrived at the old fort palace of Amber in the Aravalli Hills. The Kachchwaha belonged to the Kshatriya, or the warrior caste of Hindus, but they traced their origins back to the sun, via Kusa who the twin son of the god Rama. The Kachchwaha Rajputs, with their brilliant soldiering, and a knack for lucrative alliances with Mughals that brought them real power, influence and wealth.

Top 3 Highlights

  1. City Palace, Jaipur
  2. JantarMantar, Jaipur
  3. Amer Fort, Jaipur