Jaipur - The Pink City has been the capital of erstwhile Jaipur state since it inception in 1727 AD. It gets the name from its founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. He was not only a great ruler, but also a renowned mathematician and astrologer. Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect and town planner of Jaipur, designed the city as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra. The city was laid with great precision and could also be called as the first planned city of the country . The roads were quite wide and intersected at right angles, the entire city being divided into rectangular blocks and surrounded by a peripheral wall with huge gates guarding it.

        In 1876 A.D. Jaipur dressed itself in pink to welcome prince albert consort of queen victoria and earned the epitaph "PINK CITY". It is also a home of excellent handicrafts and is especially known for the exquisite gold jewellery enameled or inlaid with precious stones, blue pottery, carving on wood, stone & ivory, block print, tie & dye textiles, hand made paper, miniature painting etc.

City Palace

Hawa Mahal

Jantar Mantar



Amer Fort