Closed to Delhi NCR and surrounded by Aravali hills lies a city. It is around 300 years of age and has gigantic forts, dazzling royal palaces, and attractive roads crowded with travelers. And this is a simple description of touring in Jaipur.
Jaipur, known as the Pink City of India, is the biggest city in the state of Rajasthan. It is the capital of Rajasthan. Known for Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, and a few different spots to visit, Jaipur has various stories to tell.
Even the roads, forts, palaces, and markets of Jaipur have their own stories, facts, and even myths which makes it more extraordinary. And to understand the story behind them, we have shared some amazing facts about Jaipur. This will make you fall in love with Jaipur, and visit the excellent pink city.
You can’t get lost in Jaipur
The entire Jaipur city is encircled by a 6-and 3-meter (height and width) wall with eight gates in all four directions. In this way, anybody who needs to enter or exit Jaipur city has to go through these gates. What’s more, inside the city, the development was arranged in an interesting method of a 3×3 grid system. This made it simple for local people to traverse Jaipur. Each of the small paths of Jaipur would wind up on the main road. This makes it difficult to lose direction in Jaipur.
Jaipur has a Maharaja who is also a Polo player
Did you know Jaipur has a Maharaja? His name is Padmanabh Singh, and he was crowned Maharaja of Jaipur at the young age of 13. He plays polo, and it isn’t surprising that he succeeds in it, since it runs in his blood. Polo was a game that all Maharajas of Jaipur played. And it’s so not unexpected that young Padmanabh Singh got this game early on. He has even represented India in an international Polo championship. He is also a member of the Guards Polo Club in England.
It’s Jaipur, not Chandigarh
One more amazing fact about Jaipur you could now have known is that Jaipur, not Chandigarh, is the first planned city in India. Sawai Jai Singh II established Jaipur in 1730. Though Chandigarh was built a lot later in the 20th century. Jai Singh II consulted many researchers of those times. He took the help of famous architects in planning another capital city near Amer. At long last, in the year 1726, development began on creating Jaipur.
It required four years to build this eye-catching city. Jaipur was created with accurate preparation and exact architectural layout designs. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya offered his design aptitude in creating Jaipur. The planning was finished by the laws of the old Indian sciences of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra. Jaipur was a developed city at those times, and one might say that it worked as the first planned city of India.
Jaipur hosts the world’s largest literary festival, free & every year
Jaipur Literature Festival is the biggest free literary festival in the world. The festival has arrived at a new height since it was first arranged in Jaipur in 2006. It has not made Jaipur among the most popular urban areas of the world, yet artists from all fields of art come to Jaipur during Jaipur Literature Festival.
Jaipur has the biggest Circular Park In Asia
Jaipur has many astounding realities about it. One such truth is that it has the biggest circular park in Asia. The diameter of the Jawahar Circle is 452 m, and its circumference is 1420 m. Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) created the Jawahar Circle. It works as a highway traffic circle in Jaipur. The main attraction of Jawahar Circle is Patrika Gate. It appears to be very much like a replication of another popular Jaipur landmark, the Hawa Mahal.
If Surat is the biggest market for Diamonds, then Jaipur is for Emerald
Jaipur has stayed a major focus of the gemstone industry since ancient times. Kings of Jaipur involved emeralds and different gemstones in their clothing types, thrones and different ornaments. They have supported artisan and talented jewelers in their empire. Even today, Jaipur is known as a center of gemstone manufacturing, trading, cutting, and jewelry. You will track down ornaments, and jewelry, made of gemstones in many places in Jaipur. So, if Surat is renowned for its precious diamond industry, Jaipur is known for its gemstone industry.
Jaipur has a real Egyptian Mummy
There are only 6 Egyptian mummies that you can find in galleries across India. One of them is in the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. This mummy is of a young girl called Tutu, and it is 2300 years of an age Egyptian mummy. Albert Hall Museum, where this mummy is one of the many displays that you can visit, is a breath-taking compositional structure of Jaipur. Around evening time, the entire building is lit in colored lights, making it a wonderful sight.
Jaipur has the biggest cannon on wheels
In its time, Jaiwana was the world’s heaviest and greatest cannon on wheels. That was way back in 1720 when Jaiwana cannon were made in Jaigarh Fort. The most peculiar thing about Jaiwana Cannon was that it was never utilized in a fight. It was tried once in its whole lifetime.
India’s Pink City offers more to an observer than its authentic glory and pink-colored structures. The city is home to the most delightful areas. It will provide you with a feeling of calm and serene that you’ve always imagined while being on a vacation. Here we listed down most of the amazing facts about Jaipur. There are many others. So you should definitely visit this city to explore them.
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