‘Doused in an appeasing pink, Jaipur has, over the years, come to don the title of India’s “Pink City.” Rich in its historical heritage, every corner of Jaipur holds an interesting antidote and touch of old-world charm. The color of the city, too, has interesting stories & theories behind it.’ – Kate Smith
The capital of the princely state of India is a city that depicts the rule of the long-lost Rajputana Empire. Replete with sumptuous vasts, the city is a hub of forts and monuments that were once home to the royal families. Today, their lapsed empire allures tourists from all over the world. What was once the pride of the Rajputana Kingdom, has become the biggest source of revenue for the state these days. The warm and vibrant atmosphere allures lovebirds from all over India to tie their knots in the many extravagant and luxury hotels in Jaipur.
To date, the magical city is a magnificent gem of the princely state. Swathed in the appealing pink colour, the city manifests its rich cultural heritage. In 1876, when the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur veiled the entire city under the hues of pink in their honour as it represents hospitality. Since then, the pink colour is a significant aspect of the city as it delineates the Rajputana History. To keep the tradition alive, the government repaints the entire city every year.
The city is replete with enormous ancient structures that define the intrinsic architectural brilliance of the Rajputana community. Over the years, they built prodigies like the Ajmer Fort, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, and Ramgarh Fort that stand tall to date. The ancient Hawa Mahal appears like crown worn by the capital city where the royal ladies rested during the summer days to escape the scorching heat of the sun. With 953 honeycombed windows for ventilation, the palace feels nothing less than an air-conditioned palace. Such commendable construction strategies are rarely seen in any other part of India. Similar to this, in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, located is the Jal Mahal. It is a 5 storey palace out of which 4 storeys remain underwater and offers a remarkable view of the underwater. Also, located amidst a lake, it offers a spectacular view of the surroundings. When adorned with pretty bright lights, this amalgamation of Mughal and Rajputana style palace appears stunningly appealing during the night due to its surreal reflection on the water. The Jantar Mantar built in 1734 by the Rajputana king Sawai Jai Singh II is yet another epitome of architectural brilliance. It is an astronomical observatory located at the heart of the city. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site where tourists flock from the across the world.
Jaipur is a city where you immerse in the deluge of reminiscence of the Rajputana Empire. It manifests the extravagant and opulent lifestyle once led by the royal families. Marked by traditions, rituals, and festivals, this ancient city pervades a rustic alluring charm that paints the mind of the tourists with beauty and opulence. If history intrigues and excites you, book one of the best resorts in Jaipur like Tree of Life Resorts and pay a visit to this enticing city today and watch the mysteries of history unfold in front of you.