Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the
' Pink City'' Jaipur is the commercial centre for most of
the rural regions of Rajasthan, so you could come across typical
Rajasthani men and women wearing turbans and ghagra-choli
respectively during your stroll in the city. The cultural
prosperity of Jaipur is visible in its local festivals and
fairs. In this article, we have covered the people, cuisine,
language, religion, folk dance and music of Jaipur. Jaipur
is a land of cultural heritage unfolding the legacy of the
royal past. When you are planning to visit Jaipur, it is important
to know about the culture, customs and traditions that are
followed there. However, Jaipur has joined the parade of metropolitan
cities; still there are some traditions and customs in the
city, which you will find quite surprising.
CITY PALACE -
City Palace located in the heart of the world city. The City
Palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and
the royal family still lives in a part of the Palace. The
building now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and
on display here are a wide array of royal costumes, some vary
exquisite and precious pashmina (kashmiri) shawls, Benaras
silk sarries sauganeri prints and folk embroidery. An unusual
display is that of voluminous clothes worn by Maharaja Sawai
Madho Singh I (Ruled 1750 -1768). The art gallery is located
in the Diwan I Aam, which literally, mean the hall of public
audience. Between the armory museum and the art gallery is
the Diwan I Khas meaning the hall of private or selective
Jantar Mantar (Observatory) has the Jaiprakash Yantra, Samrat
Yantra, Ram Yantra and the Composite instrument, which comprises
of a sundial and a massive hemisphere. The Jantar mantar in
Jaipur is the most famous one among the five observatories
built by Sawai Jai Singh..
AMBER FORT PALACE
- Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. The
Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating
blend of Mughal Architecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh
in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made
in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding
exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful of art
and architecture. Amber Fort is the classic and romantic fort
palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of palace
depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious
stones and mirror settings.
Hawa Mahal -
The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds"
is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures
of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork
and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows.
Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand
for the palace women.
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