Jaipur was also known as the pink city in the world; with all the stunning forts, a plethora of history, delicious food, and vibrant markets, Jaipur has been a favorite city of many. Jaipur is one of the cities liked by the locals and foreigners who love to visit the Jaipur city.
So, here are the 12 Interesting Facts about Jaipur that we bet you didn't forget in your lifetime.
1. Jaipur Known As A "Pink City."
During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh I, the city was painted pink to welcome HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VII, Emperor of India), in 1876. Many avenues remain pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city.
Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, the city of Jaipur is one of the most beautiful and magnetic cities in India. One always falls short of words while describing the bounteous charm that the city captivates the visitor with. The culture, architecture, traditions, art, jewellery, and textiles of Jaipur have always charmed travelers. It is one city that, even after modernization, still holds to its roots and values.
2. Jaipur is a shopper's paradise
A hub for international trade and the longtime home city of Indian royalty, Jaipur is known all over the world for its exquisitely made artisan goods. Most famous among these are the works of the city's fine jewellers, whose skill at cutting, shaping, polishing, and setting precious gems have drawn generations of maharajas and maharani and international celebrity’s dignitaries (including Mick Jagger and Princess Diana). Though the city teems with jewellery shops (your Micato travel director will make sure to steer you to the best), it's a real treat to make a by-appointment-only visit to Gem Palace to see the wares made by the city's most storied jewellers, the Kasliwal family. Almost as covetable are the other traditional Rajput crafts you'll find in Jaipur, including distinctive blue pottery patterned with vivid cobalt designs and handmade block-printed cotton textiles (sold in bolts or fashioned into clothing, bedding, and upholstered items). And no trip to Jaipur is complete without a visit to one of its many thronged open-air markets, such as the mazelikeBapu Bazar, adorned with displays of sarees, silver, and beaded jewellery, embroidered parasols and slippers, and hand-tooled leather goods.
3. Home of Famous JantarMantar
A collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Kachwaha Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan, to observe the position of the solar system with the naked eye, Jantar Mantar is recognized as one of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the other being Amer Fort. The place is genuinely called an architectural wonder of the world and has gained popularity all over the globe.
4. The land of enchanting Hawa Mahal
Resembling the shape of Lord Krishna's crown, Hawa Mahal is another architectural of Jaipur, which comprises a whopping 953 windows! 'The Palace of Winds' was built in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable the ladies of the royal family to catch a glimpse of the incidents happening on the street without being seen. The windows, better known as Jharokhas, gave its name as 'Hawa Mahal.'
Jaipur is not just a city; instead, it is an experience where every corner has its own story. So when are you planning to visit Pink City?
5. Mystery behind Jaigarh Fort
Dating back to the 10th century, this place is linked to the Kachwahas, rulers, and founders of Amber. And present-day Jaigarh Fort is quite different from the one built-in 1726 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, and it was primarily built as a defensive structure to protect the Amber fort and palace complex.
6. Radiant cultural outfits
In the regions of Rajasthan, it is pretty noticeable to watch women with bright attires or traditionally dressed in long skirts and blouses, often called Ghaghra Choli. Whereas men have iconic dhoti kurta and colorful turbans counted as a unique part of their cultural dress-up.
7. Delicious Traditional Food
Dal BattiChurma, Ghewar, BadamHalwa, Mawa Kachori, if you haven't tried any of these delicacies, then a trip to Jaipur is incomplete. Also, non-veg Laal Maas is worth a try to let your taste buds indulge in the authenticity of Jaipur.
8. Amer Fort – One of the best forts of Rajasthan
Visiting Amer Fort is one of the best things to experience on your trip. The Fort is listed among the famous fort places in Rajasthan and ranks top in the list of Jaipur sights. The Amer Fort, as it stands now, was built over the remnants of the earlier structure during the reign of Raja Man Singh, the Kachwaha King of Amber. This palace is surrounded by high walls all around. And here it is open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
9. Jaipur has a Maharaja who is also a Polo player
Did you know Jaipur still has a Maharaja? His name is Padmanabh Singh, and he has crowned Maharaja of Jaipur at the tender young age of 13. You will not find him winning battles anymore. Still, instead, you will find him gracing the cover of a fashion magazine or on Instagram, striking an elegant pose in the royal interiors of Jaipur City Palace. He plays polo, and it is not surprising that he excels in it because it runs in his blood!!! Polo was a sport that almost all Maharajas of Jaipur played, and it's not surprising that young Padmanabh Singh picked up this sport from a young age. He has even represented India in international Polo championships and is a member of the Guards Polo Club in England.
10. $50,000 hotel room in Jaipur
If you are searching for the most expensive hotel stay in the world, then it’s in Jaipur. The Raj Mahal Palace hotel in Amer Jaipur has a Suite room (presidential suite) with a room tariff of $50,000 per night.
11. Jaipur hosts world’s largest literary festival, free & every year
Ever since the first literary festival was held in Jaipur back in 2006, the fame and glamour of the Jaipur Literature Festival have skyrocketed and reached new heights. It has made Jaipur among the most famous cities of the world, but artists from all fields of art come to Jaipur during Jaipur Literature Festival.
12. Jaipur has a monkey temple
Jaipur has many famous temples, but one of these is renowned due to its monkeys, and this temple is called Galtaji Monkey Temple. Galtaji is a temple situated 10 km from Jaipur, and this temple has a very picturesque location.
The temple is built in a forested and hilly region, and a water spring flows from the top of the hill and collects in seven pools around the temple. It makes the entire temple a very calm, peaceful, and relaxing tourist spot. Langurs and Rhesus monkeys can be seen in this temple, and tourists can see them at all times. Some even dare to swim in the water pools. This makes Galtaji Temple known as the Monkey temple.