Around Asia: Jaipur, India

March 02, 2012 Mango Tours 0 Comments


Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan – the largest state in India. The city is considered as India’s first planned city built by Sawa Jai Singh back in the 18th century.  Jaipur is one of the most promising cities in the world that fascinates people across the globe with its majestic fusion of old and modern wonders. It has become one of the top destinations for travelers.


Jaipur is famously known as the “Pink City”, which dates back in 1976, when the city was colored in terracotta pink as a welcome to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. From then on, most of the buildings built in Jaipur are distinctively colored this way to maintain the rich personality of the city. This has been mostly influenced by the sandstone architecture of Mughal Empire


The popular attractions that travelers can visit in Jaipur include the well-known Amber Fort, where spectacular views of the Maan Sarovar River can be seen. 


The place served as a royal palace and has a mixture of Hindu-Muslim style. The Sheesh Mahal, found within the fort, has fascinated its visitors with over a thousand mesmerizing mirror tiles on its ceilings and walls.



The Amber Fort Sound and Light Show is one of the most sought-after activities in this fort, where viewers can experience the story behind the history, culture, and life of the people in Amber.


Moti Dungari, another fascinating place in Jaipur, is a temple and known for as the main center of religion for the people in Jaipur. It is a temple and a palace located on a hill. They dedicated this temple to their Lord Ganesha believing that this structure would protect the whole city of Jaipur.


A Rajasthani village-themed resort, located in the environs of Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani reflects the colorful and rich traditions, culture, and everyday living in Rajasthan. The village has 100 rooms ethnic-themed rooms and has restaurants that offer local and international cuisines. Moreover, Choki Dhani is a perfect place to relax and unwind with its world-class spa and Sheesha (Hookah) Lounge. 

One of the famous dishes found in Jaipur is Pyaz Ki Kachori, a spicy circular fried food best eaten with sweet and spicy tamarind chutney. It is an all-time favorite throughout Jaipur and the rest of Rajasthan.


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