Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and in 1876 A.D.Jaipur dressed itself in pink to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria and earned the epitah “Pink City”. It is also a home of excellent handicrafts and is especially known for the exquisite gold jewellery enameled or inlaind with precious stones, blue pottery, carving on wood, stone and ivory, block print, tie & dye textiles, hand made paper, miniature painting etc.Jaipur is known for its fairs and festivals.
ORIENTATION : Jaipur located in the northern part of the country is seperated from the Thar deserts by the Aravalli hills and is at a distance of about 258kms from Delhi. Geographically it is located at 26.92°N 75.82°E.
HISTORY :The Pink City has been the capital erstwhile Jaipur state since its inception in 1727A.D.It gets the name from its founder Prince Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.He was not only a great ruler, but also a renowned mathematician and astrologer. Vidhyadhar Bhattacharaya, the chief architect and town planner of Jaipur, designed the cityas per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra.The city was laid with great precision and could also be called as the first planned city of the country.