The ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is the capital of the vibrant Rajasthan. The enchanting historical city, filled with the awe-inspiring palaces and hill forts, has been the iron-grip of the royals from the ancient times. Founded by Maharaja Jai Sing II in 1727, this city forms the part of the Golden Triangle along with New Delhi (260 km away) and Agra (240 km away). Besides, it is the first planned city of India built according to the ‘Indian Vastu Shastra’ by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The local lingo of the city is ‘Rajasthani’, ‘Marwari’, ‘Hindi’ and ‘English’. The city features the giddy mix of old and new, brimful of the monumental & heritage sights like the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, chaotic streets, colorful markets and rickshaw pullers, along with the modern hotels, swanky shopping malls, and posh cars.
Theology and Culture
The magnificence of the Jaipur city lies in its rich & thriving culture, the spectacular aura of which is reflected in its traditions, customs, lifestyle, religion, music, dance, art and architecture. While the main religion is Hinduism, the people of Jainism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity descents are also present in Jaipur. The glimpse of the city’s cultural flamboyance can be best seen in the colorfully-clad inhabitants, their unique jewelry and the utterly delicious food they eat. The aroma of the lip-smacking cuisines like ‘Dal Baati-Choorma’, ‘Mangodi’, ‘Papad’, ‘Khichdi’, ‘Buttermilk’, ‘Ghevar’ and ‘Sohan Halwa’ is enough to melt the toughest hearts. Besides, Jaipur is well-known for its folk dances like the ‘Ghoomar’ and ‘Chari’, the melodious ‘Rajasthani folk songs’ played on the tunes of the traditional musical instruments like the ‘Sarangi’, ‘Ektara’, and ‘Jhalar’. The legacy of ‘Jaipuri’ artisans is adept in creating the ‘Bandhni’ and ‘Zari’ work handlooms, miniature paintings, decorative and other handicraft items.
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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