Jaipur – The Pink City, is said to be the Pink City because of its appearance. It is a city which looks more like a landscape painted by the best painter in this world. Beautifully arranged architectures in the city make you feel as if you have entered into a dreamland.
Majority of the structures in Jaipur were built using large sand stones which brings in the similarity among them. Later on, in 1876, Raja Ram Singh got the complete city of Jaipur painted with a distinct terracotta pink (a colour of hospitality) to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria. Today, Jaipur is divided into two parts, the old city – The Pink City, wherein the people are compelled by law, to maintain the colour, whereas the other part of Jaipur is not seen pink and represents a modern Jaipur. The Pink colour of the city makes it distinct from the rest of the cities in India. Jaipur plays a part of the Golden Triangle — Delhi, Jaipur and Agra — of tourist attractions in northern India.
The Royalty is felt in the air as soon as you enter any of the Ancient Monuments of Jaipur. Jaipur has very gracefully retained its roots, values and the culture of Rajasthan which is majestically presented to the visitors. The Historic structures of Jaipur are very well maintained and are seen to be filled with visitors throughout the year.
The city has many palaces to visit, but the most famous palaces that are listed in the must to be visited palaces are Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and a few more in the list. The Jantar Mantar has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List and is in fact the best place to visit in Jaipur.
Jaipur is famous for its cultural heritage, traditions, art, jewellery and the most important its textile. The block printing technology in Jaipur makes the Textile Industry in Jaipur unique from the rest of the world. The colours used in block printing are made up from the food making it completely organic and Eco-friendly.
Let’s talk something about the food of Jaipur now. Jaipur being the most famous tourist place of Rajasthan, showcases all the possible delicacies of Rajasthan. Every popular dish of Rajasthan can be easily found in Jaipur. From all the ancient Royal dishes to all the modern dishes of the Royal taste of Rajasthan are available throughout the city like Ghewar, Pyaz Kachori, Dal Batti Churma and many more. The guests of the Royal families at Jaipur are still served with the ancient royal dishes. The Royal chef’s (the Khansamas) of Rajasthan wonder their guests with a number of mutton recipes that are lip-smacking but extremely difficult to replicate because of the technique involved. Lal maas, Barbequed meats (Sula) and the Kheema Baati are their own Traditional specialities.
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