24 Interesting Facts About Jaipur: The Pink City of India

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Jaipur, the Pink City of India, is nestled in the heart of Rajasthan. It is home to numerous popular markets, rich Rajasthani cuisine, finger-licking delicious recipes, captivating forts, palaces, and whatnot. While the hustle and bustle of its gorgeous markets attract thousands of tourists, the unique architectural blend and intricate details have a story to tell. Here are some interesting facts about Jaipur that you must know before visiting this city in Rajasthan

Amazing Fun Facts About Jaipur

  1. Sawai Jaisingh II found the Pink City of Jaipur in AD 1727. 
  1. It is the capital city of Rajasthan.
  1. Jaipur is the most populous city of Rajasthan. 
  1. Jaipur’s markets or bazars are famous for blue pottery, leather shoes, tie-and-dye scarves, and traditional Indian attire. 
  1. Jaipur’s architecture resembles the conventional nine-grid pattern, which many astrologers believe to be lucky.
  1. Jaipur observes dry days on national holidays. 
  1. Jaipur has three modes of transportation, including buses, auto rickshaws, and three-wheeler taxis. 
  1. Jaipur is home to two major UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  1. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India. Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink to welcome the guests as the color resembles hospitality. Since then, Jaipur has been widely known as the Pink City of India. 
  1. It is said that Maharaja Ram Singh constructed Jaipur according to the principles of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra.
  1. Kachwaha Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II built nineteen architectural astronomical instruments to observe the solar system. It is now known as Jantar Mantar and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  1. Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Breeze is a five-story building and has 953 windows. 
  1. The Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free literary festival. 
  1. Jaipur is part of the Golden Tourism Triangle in India along with Delhi and Agra. 
  1. There are 8 gates in Jaipur including the Jorawar Singh Gate, Surajpole Gate, Sanganeri Gate, New Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Chandpole Gate, Ghat Gate, and Samrat Gate.
  1. Sawai Padmanabh Singh is the current Maharaja of Jaipur. He was crowned at the young age of 13 years old. 
  1. Jaipur has one of the largest circular parks in Asia, known as the Jawahar Circle. It is 452 m in diameter and 1420 m in circumference. 
  1. Jaipur is home to 3 forts, the Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort
  1. Jaipur has a monkey temple, known as the Galtaji Monkey Temple. 
  1. Jaipur’s Albert Hall Museum contains the mummy of a teenage girl called Tutu. This Egyptian mummy is about 2300 years old. 
  1. This city is sometimes referred to as the Gemstone Capital of the World. 
  1. Numerous famous Bollywood movies such as Jodhaa Akbar and Padmavat were shot in Jaipur. 
  1. Jaipur’s Amer Fort is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. it shows a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. 
  1. Jaipur also hosts the Elephant Polo World Championship. 

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