About the City of Jaipur
Jaipur is commonly called the Pink City and tourists will easily understand why once they visit the historic center. In the center of Jaipur each building is painted in a single “pink” color and there are no exceptions. The pink-terracotta scheme is imposed by local state laws, but the inhabitants of Jaipur are proud of this tradition. It may surprise visitors living in the Service Apartments Jaipur that this tradition is so loved in a city that also fights for basic infrastructure. This guide will explain the reason and the story behind this unique feature of Jaipur, the Pink City. Now with the Service Apartment in Jaipur you can have the wonderful chance to discover it.
Jaipur, the capital and largest city of the state of Rajasthan, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Popularly known as the pink city, Jaipur is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy that has an enthralling history that can be seen through the splendid palaces, majestic fortresses, beautiful haveli’s and tranquil temples that enchants tourist with their complex and intricate architecture. The city is surrounded by huge rugged hills on three sides that are crowned by beautiful palaces and formidable forts, gardens and mansions that mark its splendour.
Popular places to visit include –
Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Iswari Minar Swarga Sal, Hawa Mahal, Gaitore and Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Zoological Garden, Moti Doongari, Birla Mandir, Galtaji, Govind Devji Temple, Anokhi Museum, Raj Mandir Theatre, Central Museum, Albert Hall and Museum, B.M Birla Auditorium and Convention Centre.
History of Jaipur –
Jaipur is also popularly known as the “Pink City” – the city got its name from its original founder Maharaja Jai Singh II and has been the capital of the erstwhile Jaipur state since the year of its inception, 1727. The Maharaja, besides being a great ruler, was also a very renowned astrologer and mathematician. He delegated Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya to design Jaipur as per Shilp Shastra, the Hindu treatise and the great precision of design resulted in probably the first planned city of India. You can view the same planning when visiting Jaipur as you will see that the roads are divided into big rectangular blocks that are surrounded by a peripheral wall with huge gates. You will also notice that the market places are essentially named after the primary commodity that is manufactured or sold in it.
In 1876 Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria, visited Jaipur and the city dressed itself in pink for welcoming him, earning the epitaph ‘PINK CITY’.
Tourists visiting Jaipur are also keenly interested in exploring and shopping for handicrafts especially the exquisite gold jewellery that is inlaid or enamelled with precious stones, wood carvings, blue pottery, ivory & stone, tie & dye textiles, miniature paintings, hand made paper, block print, etc.
For accommodation, there are multiple Hotels in Jaipur beside Guest Houses, Bed-n-breakfast places and Heritage Havelis. However, our uniquely designed Serviced Apartments & Vacation Rentals in Jaipur as well as Holiday Homes in Jaipur are very popular with guests for short & long stay in Jaipur. They are also known as extended-stay hotels or short term rentals. Please connect with us today to get a customised quote for your short term stays in Jaipur or even long-term rentals in the city!
** NEW: You can also contact us for arranging Private Tours to Ajmer & Pushkar, these Day Trips are organised with transport by private cars and drivers who will double-up as guides.