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Jaipur Travel Guide

The picturesque heritage city of Jaipur in India was chosen as the capital of the new state of Rajasthan, the land of the rajas, which was created after India's independence by merging the princely states of the region. In Jaipur the ancient and modern co exist in harmony.

The tourist who has discovered that urban India is one maze of cluttered cities will be pleasantly surprised with Jaipur. With its broad avenues, its well laid out gardens and specifically designed areas for markets and residential centres, Jaipur is a success story of 18th century city planning. Jaipur is famously referred to as the 'Pink City' because Maharaja Man Singh II ordered his city painted a pretty pink in honour of the visiting Prince of Wales, Edward VII in 1876.

Travel to Jaipur for its many heritage sights and the plethora of shopping opportunities it offers. The old walled area has the City Palace museum, the Jantar Mantar observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, temples, gardens and bazaars chock a block with all kinds of goods from exquisite jewellery to dainty jootis (traditional leather slip-on shoes, decorated with colourful embroidery).

Jaipur is an excellent base from which to explore any popular tourist destination in eastern and central Rajasthan.

If you're going to dine at Niros definitely try the 'Laal Maas' there! It's a great dish that will have you craving for more.


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