About Jaipur

Jaipur (Earlier Known as Jeypore) or former Dhundhar state is named after its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), who came to power at the age of 12 founded and ruled Jaipur form 1727.


Even though 28 kings ruled for six centuries at Amber, today Jaipur is much better known where only ten Maharajas have sat on the throne over the last two hundred and fifty years -- and the eleventh east while ruler now leads the Kachhawahas. This has as much to do with the grand vision of Sawai Jai Singh II who founded Jaipur as with the British who began the custom of calling the states by the names of their capitals.

The Kings Who ruled Jaipur after Sawai Jai Singh II were:

Jai Singh II (Founded Jaipur) 1727-1793 Ishwari Singh. 1743-1750 Madao Singh I 1751-1768 Prithvi Singh 1768-1778 Pratap Singh 1778-1803 Jagat Singh 1803-1819 Jai Singh III 1820-1835 Ram Singh II 1835-1880 Madao Singh II 1880-1922 Man Singh II 1922-1949 Brigadier Bhawani Singh. 1970-

The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is colour washed Pink – the colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh – II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendour. The Ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy – tale palaces. Rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The only planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall.

A young Bengali (from West Bengal) architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya formalized the city’s plans in a grid system. The wide straight avenues, roads, street lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of main bazaars were arranged in nine rectangular “city sectors” (Chokris) in accordance with the principles of town planning set down in the “Shilpa Shastra” (book on architecture) an epochal treatise on the Hindu architecture.

There is a time less appeal to Jaipur’s colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani momentous. Marvelous forts & palaces, once the residence of Maharajas are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi- hued costumes that makes your trip to the pink city a memorable one !!!



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