beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose
three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important
attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone
used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered
leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares.
Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the
Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.
Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan
is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious
gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and
culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces,
blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The bustling bazaars of
Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a
timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This
fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty
Destinations in Rajasthan