Historical Facts | Interesting and fun facts about Jaipur1st October 2019
Are you looking for lesser-known facts about Jaipur? Here is a collection of interesting and fun facts about Jaipur which You’ve Never Heard Before as well as you can also read general information about Jaipur such as about culture, history, government rule, etc. Jaipur, which is the capital of royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur was founded by the Jai Singh II in 1727. Jaipur weather is very unique, it is very cold in winter and it is very hot in the summer. Jaipur is known as Pink City. Jaipur has a historical significance in India and is also the best city in terms of tourism. In this post, I am going to tell you some amazing and interesting facts about Delhi.
Jaipur known as Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amer. In 1876, the then Maharaja Sawai Ramsingh decorated the entire city with pink color to welcome the Queen Elizabeth of England, Prince of Wales and Crown Prince Albert. The city has been named Pink City since then. The city of Jaipur is identified by, the pink dholpuri stones in its palaces and old houses which is a specialty of its architecture. The city was named Jaipur after the name of Raja Jai Singh II. Jaipur is also a part of India’s Golden Triangle. In this Golden Triangle, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur come on the map of India, i.e., looking at their location, it forms a triangle. For this reason, they are called the Golden Triangle of India, the Indian Golden Triangle. The entire city is divided, into six parts, and it is 111 feet 37 meters is, divided by wide roads. Jaipur is famous for its rich building-tradition, Saras-culture, and historical significance. The civic administration of the city lies in the hands of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Jaipur Development Authority. Both bodies are also responsible for the development of the city. It is the first planned city of medieval India.
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The city is divided, into nine blocks and the City Palace is in the center of Jaipur. In the 1700s, the capital was, shifted from Amber to Jaipur (Devolution). Many kings ruled this city and built various palaces and buildings. Jaipur is a city where the most beautiful palaces in, the country is located. That is the reason why people come. The architecture of every fort and palace in Rajasthan has its own distinct identity and elegance. One of these attractions is Hawa Mahal which was built in 1799 by Rajput Sawai Pratap Singh. Jaipur is the perfect delight for tourists. The distance from the capital of Delhi to Jaipur is 280 kilometers. The city of Jaipur has a transport system. The national highway connects Jaipur city with many other Indian cities. Apart from that, Jaipur railway station is also one of the busiest railway stations. Jaipur International Airport connects the city with locations outside India. Some interesting facts are associated with that palace which shows the decency of that palace and also reveals the mystery behind the styles of its architecture.
General facts about Jaipur
- Country – India
- State – Rajasthan
- District – Jaipur
- Total Area – 484.6 km²
- Altitude – 431 m above sea level
- Density – 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
- Establishment- 1727
- Language – Hindi, English, Dhundari
- Founded by – Jai Singh II
- Total population –30.7 lakhs-2011
- Males Population (2011) – 1,825,583
- Female Population (2011) – 1,646,264
- Literacy Rate (2011) – 76.44%
- Sex Ratio – 909 females on males 1000 men
- Rainfall – 556 mm
- Std Code – 0141
- Pincode – 3020xx
- Famous for – Heritage
- Maximum Temperature – 45 deg.
- Minimum Temperature – 5 deg.
- Climate – Three main seasons – summer, monsoon and winter
- Summers – (March to June)
- Winters – (November-February)
- Monsoon – (July-September)
- Best Season – Oct – Mar
- Best Time to Visit – Winters
- Religion – Hinduism is the major religion followed by Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Christianity
- Clothing – Summer – Tropical, Winter – Woolen
Amazing Famous Facts About Jaipur For Tourists and Kids
The Amber Fort was built by, Maharaja Man Singh I. That beautiful fort is an artistic specimen of Hindu architecture with large gates and rocky paths. That fort is four-storeyed, made of red marble and sandstone. The fort has Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas of royal heritage as well as Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas. The royal family lived for several generations. That fort also has a secret road that connects, the fort to Jaigad Fort. Amer is a suburb located within the boundary of Jaipur city. Amer Fort is an attractive building of palaces, pavilions, gardens and temples built by Raja Mansingh, Mirza Raja Jaisingh and Sawai Jaisingh almost two centuries ago. It is a combination of Mughal and Rajput architecture, which used marble and red stones to make it. Strong ancient and, beautiful palaces make Amber Fort the most unusual attraction of the state. The Mahotha Lake located, in the Amer Fort adds four moons to the beauty of this place.
Jaigad Fort is built, on a hill called Chil Ka Tila in the Aravalli ranges in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. That fort was built, by Maharaja Jai Singh. That fort was built to protect the Amber Fort. A secret route connects Jaigarh and Amer Fort. The three kilometers long and one-kilometer separated fort has the world’s biggest cannon named Jayavan. Jaigarh Fort reflects the rich culture of Jaipur city.
Hawa Mahal, situated to the south of Jaipur, was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh. There are 1000 small windows in that palace, which makes it look like a hive. Hawa Mahal is built, in the shape of the crown of the head, which looks like the crown of the head of Lord Krishna. It is, said that Sawai Pratap Singh had a great devotion towards Lord Krishna, because of which he gave that palace as his crown. That palace is made, of pink and red stones.
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Jal Mahal is situated, amidst the Sagar Lake of the city. Both of them were renovated and enlarged by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century. The hall situated on the first floor of that palace is so well decorated but still, the Chameli Bagh situated, above it is more beautiful. The entire area is, surrounded by Aravalli, other forts, temples, and captivating natural beauty. The drainage system of that lake is so good, which gives the depth the fish need to survive and it, has five man-made islands that attract migratory, birds.
Nahargarh Fort was built, by King Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur. The construction work of that fort was, completed in 1734. Nahargarh Fort is, developed in the Aravalli mountain range. It is a beautiful amalgamation of Indian and European architecture. The view of Jaipur city from Nahargarh is worth seeing. The city of Jaipur feels breathtaking and beautiful both day and night.
It is a sequence of gardens, buildings, courtyards, temples and museums that give it, grandeur. Its outer boundary was, built by Raja Jai Singh while other parts were, built by his successors.
Chittorgarh Fort is a grand and magnificent structure that tells the great history of Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is a significant tourist destination. The fort is built, on a hill about 500 feet above the ground. This fort also has the magnificent palace of Rani Padmini along with many beautiful temples.
Mehrangarh Fort is a large and magnificent fort in India. Mehrangarh Fort is situated at, a height of 150 meters, on a high hill. Rao Jodha laid the foundation of the fort on that hill on, 12 May 1459 but it was, completed by Maharaj Jaswant Singh (1638–78). There are many palaces and temples inside that immense fort. On the second door of the Mehrangarh Fort, there are still traces of cannon bullets made during previous wars.
Junagadh located in Bikaner city of Rajasthan state. The name of that fort was Chintamani which was, changed to Junagadh or Purana Quila in the 20th century. It was, built by Maharaja Rai Singh. The king has many havelis and many temples with a rich heritage. Many manuscripts written in Sanskrit and Persian will also be, found.
Jaisalmer is the most beautiful city, in Rajasthan and Jaisalmer is considered to be the most attractive place of tourism. Jaisalmer Fort is, made of twelfth-century golden stones. When the bright rays of the sun fall on the golden stones of, that fort, then the fort shines with yellow. Due to its aura of gold, it is also called Sonar Fort or Golden Fort. The significant historical monuments of Jaisalmer, the foremost Jaisalmer Fort is a beautiful piece of architecture which has twelve hundred houses.
10.The city is surrounded by, walls and enclosures with seven doors for entry. Later another gate was also built which was called ‘New Gate.
11.Recently Jaipur has been included in the ten most beautiful cities in the world.
12.In July 2019, Jaipur has been, given the status of World Heritage City.
13.The city was named Jaipur after the name of Raja Jai Singh II.
14.The city started expanding in the 19th century when its population was 1,80,000, which has now increased to 23,37,3119 according to 2001 figures and has grown to 3.1 million in 2019.
15.It is, said about the Vastu of that city, measures the city with yarn, there will not be any difference in the size of a hair in the measure.
16.The foremost industries include import-export of metal, marble, textile-printing, hand-art, gems and jewelry, and tourism-industry, etc.
17.Among the dishes of Jaipur are the famous Dal Bati Churma, Ker Sangaria vegetable, Malpua, etc.
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If you are planning to roam Jaipur, you must visit Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaisalmer. If you know any new things about Jaipur, then definitely tell through the comments so that other people can read, thanks.
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