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Jaipur: Discover the marvels of India’s Pink City

  •   24th Jan, 2021

  •   Travel

Jaipur is a historic city in India with two famous nicknames, ‘Paris of India’ and the more popular one ‘Pink City’. A look at Jaipur city from a vantage point or a walk through its historical buildings and streets will show you how uniformly it is clad in shades of pink.The city is a muse for lay tourists, culture trippers, literary artists, history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and art and photography aficionados alike.Its lovable ‘pinkness’ makes it a visceral and visual delight. Poets have written inspired poems after Jaipur’s resplendent beauty and visitors from all around the world have etched special odes to its glory in their travelogues. When it comes to history and the heritage of the Indian regalia, Jaipur outbeats every other Indian city. Few others can compare to the majestic fortresses, expansive palaces and beautiful havelis that Jaipur sports. Now, carrying forward this historic appeal, Jaipur is all ready to enhance it with futurism – of amenities, technology, applications, and advancements. For centuries extravagant recreation was the hallmark and privilege of the Royalty and the Rulers, and the historic Pink City of Jaipur was no different. With legend and history in every corner of this world-famous city, heritage walks is another activity that will create a unique experience with Fortune Park Vacation.

Pink was considered the colour of hospitality. Since then, it became a law to have all buildings and homes painted in pink. The law is being followed to date in some parts. Historic accounts state the city was coloured in white before it was turned pink. Most notable historical buildings of Jaipur that are pink like.


Hawa Mahal

TOne of the city's most impressive buildings is Hawa Mahal, an intricately carved pink sandstone building that's modelled on a honeycomb. Hawa Mahal is a vast and extensively beautiful marvel of architecture with 953 windows and is perfect for exploring. Hawa Mahal, literally translating to “The Palace of Breeze” is one of the star attractions of the Pink City.


Amer Fort

About 7 miles outside of Jaipur, Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh to protect Amer, Rajasthan’s capital. In following years, other kings added to the fort, creating a structure that reflects both Muslim and Hindu architecture. Made of sandstone and marble, the fort has four sections, each with its own entrance and courtyard. The main entrance is known as the Suraj Pol (Sun Gate).Built in the early 1700s to enhance the defenses of Amer Fort, this fort was considered to be Jaipur’s strongest. Its walls are thick sandstone, it houses a massive cannon, and it is connected to Amer Fort by underground passages.


City Palace

Located deep within the walled city, the City Palace Complex was conceived and built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. A beautiful fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture, the palace is still home to the last ruling royal family which lives in a private section of the palace. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is credited with building most of the structures, but it was expanded upon by later rulers as well. The City Palace Complex includes the Mubarak Mahal (the palace of reception) and the Maharani’s Palace (the palace of the queen).


Jaigarh Fort

About 15 kilometres from Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh II sometime in the early 18th century amidst the arid, rocky and thorn-scrub covered hills. Despite its ancient construction, it still retains most of its imposing citadel appearance. Visitors can see the world’s largest cannon – Jaiban, at the fort.


Jal Mahal

Literally meaning “Water Palace”, Jal mahal is a wonderful architectural marvel constructed right in the waters of the Man Sagar Lake in the city of Jaipur. The Jal mahal is an exemplary architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture.


Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh fort is unanimously agreed to be the best spot to view the city of Jaipur. Located in the Aravalli mountain ranges, it towers at the highest location in the city. You can either trek your way there or rent a cycle to follow the popular cycle trail. In consequence, it offers the best view of the entire city one can hope to have. Consider booking hotels by the hour nearby to have easy accommodation


Mahal

Chandra Mahal with its paintings on lime plasters Phool Mahal with its exquisite inset mirror work and Sheesh Mahal with its unique mirror chamber adorns the fort.and the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok. Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening


Further down the road is the The Jantar Mantar Observatory – a slightly bonkers series of 18 massive plaster sculptures designed by the Maharajah – giant working sundials or devices for measuring the Sun’s distance from Earth. Nearby, in the City Palace, we gasp at the display of spiked weapons used to defend the city. Many visitors are drawn to Jaipur for the precious and semi-precious stones it specialises in. The main gemstone area is in the south-east of the city where we wander tiny lanes to watch stones being cut and polished. Jantar Mantar is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its considered to be the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. It contains sixteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun. It also houses the Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, has long been considered India's most flamboyant and colourful city. It is, in fact, known as the 'Pink City', a reference to the ochre and bruised-raspberry tones of the buildings which were built in the 1720s along Hindu lines that emphasise harmony and mysticism. Pink, apparently, is the colour of hospitality and our guide tells that in 1876 the buildings were painted a dusky pink colour in honour of Queen Victoria's visit. Locals have kept up the tradition ever since. It was during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh that the whole city of Jaipur was painted pink to welcome Edward, the then Prince of Wales. Pink was the traditional hue of hospitality. Muted yet majestic in its colour palette, Jaipur is a hallmark of Indian hospitality. The Fortune Park Vacation is built with the same DNA. It borrows from this rich past and enjoins it with a golden future of cutting-edge amenities and experiences. So, as the world keeps coming to Jaipur to partake in its beauty and bounty, Fortune Park Vacation will be another feather in the cap of the world-famous city – with sports and recreational opportunities, exclusive dining experiences and premiere entertainment avenues for the entire family. The celebration is about to begin, and you as the elite of Jaipur, the one with the fine taste, are invited to join by having Holiday membership of Fortune Park Vacation. Our Membership is intended to provide all the segments of the society the pleasure of world class clubbing experience. Fortune Park Vacation India helps you to acquire the Fortune Park Vacation Membership with effortless and hassle free procedures. Rajasthan is the last stronghold of royalty in India. The land is steeped in art and folklore that glorify its regal past and keep its memories alive for posterity. The massive palaces, so lovingly preserved, tell tales of the bygone splendour. The city has inevitably moved on with the times, but still maintains its aura of royalty. Imagine a vibrant, colourful holiday with Fortune Park Vacation that’s accentuated by the pink soul of Jaipur! The grand old architecture comfortably coexists with all the modern trappings of a bustling city. Fortune Park Vacation in Jaipur gives you an oasis of calm amidst the clamour. The ‘Pink City’ of India is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, and rightly so. Its inexplicably rich cultural heritage that throngs in the city from the streets to the forts is something that every pair of eyes should witness. Paired with the dense history and the unbelievably beautiful flora and fauna, Jaipur spells out to be the perfect city to visit, be it for solo travelers, group trips, or even couples. Fortune Park Vacation in Jaipur has a lot to offer. It has been ranked at the seventh position for “The Best Cities to visit in Asia” in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Survey. As such, the city harbors many sites of interests, from historical monuments to fancy restaurants in plenty. Jaipur is one of the most historically rich cities in India as well. It was home to generations of kings and as a result harbors many luxurious palaces, forts, temples, step wells and monuments, showcasing the grandeur and lavish heritage that Jaipur has enjoyed over various centuries. The city of Jaipur is one of India's architectural wonders. It houses some of the country's most ornate royal palaces -- elaborate structures designed hundreds of years ago that still captivate visitors today. The city's formative buildings were created in a Rajasthani architectural style, which blends the complex construction of Hindu Rajput building techniques with the striking symmetry of Mughal design Fortune Park Vacation in Jaipur, Rajasthan provides you a well-equipped holiday resort that offers you all modern amenities underscored by the city’s rich heritage. With a pool to relax and a spa to rejuvenate, Give your holiday a start with Hawa Mahal, Head to Amer Fort in the evening. It’s a remarkably well-preserved remnant of the city’s history, flaunting a mix of Indian and Mughal architectural styles, Afternoon would be a good time to admire the intricate design of Hawa Mahal and the wonders at Jantar Mantar. Set the evening aside to gaze upon the brilliant beauty of Jal Mahal in the Man Sagar Lake or at City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Chandra Mahal, Rambagh Palace or an adventurous start with Jhalana Safari i.e leopard sighting. The jeep safari gives you a guided tour of the reserve as you capture this majestic beast in its natural element. Take the early morning tour for the best sightings. Dedicate the afternoon to retail therapy as your scour Tripolia Bazar, Chandpol Bazar, Johari Bazar and Kishanpol Bazar Sitting atop a hill, you can reach the top in style on an elephant’s back. Don’t miss the light and sound show. Back at the resort, end your day with a candlelight dinner by the pool. From forts to palaces, streets to festivals, Jaipur’s charm in all its shades of pink are sure to spellbind you. Do keep this city at the top of your travel wishlist for its heritage, beauty and architecture. If you have any questions, please Contact us 1800 313 717 171 or Email us @customercare@fortuneparkvacatio.com

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