The city was founded by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer as he planned to shift his capital from Amer. It was planned based on the principal of VastuShastraad Shilpa Shastra. Spread around it, in rows, are public buildings, the residences of noblemen, the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. Straight, wide roads run through the city, while a high, crenellated wall that forms its defense is pierced with seven gateways that serve as entry points.
Jaipur architectural planning may have been ancient, but its execution was definitely modern. Best represented by the City Palace complex, it brought together all that was excellent in Rajput and Mughal architecture, creating a new tradition that found wide currency over much of north India. As in the Mughal tradition, the durbar or court areas became much more open, characterised by a series of arched pavilions held on delicately crafted pillars.
At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the JantarMantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb HawaMahal gazes on the bazaar below.
Jaipur has much to offer visitors everything from pageants and festivals to extraordinarily clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, and sightseeing that will occupy their time.Jaipur is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit.
Jaipur lies between a hot desert climate and a hot semi-arid climate. The temperature remains relatively high during the summer (April – July) and the winter moths are mild pleasant (November – February).
In summer adequate precautions need to be taken, to avoid the intense heat, such as wearing light cotton clothing, wearing a hat or sunshade while going outdoors and drinking plenty of liquids. In winter, wearing warm or woolen clothing will protect you from the cold.
Best time to visit Jaipur is from November to February when the weather is dry, warm and sunny.
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