Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.
Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II
(ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also
compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early
seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch
Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the north was now quite and the wealth
of the kingdom had become greater than before. Seizing upon this opportune time Jai
Singh planned his new capital in the planes. Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai
Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with
a strong instinct for planning.
The sovereign of Amber, built Jaipur in the eighteenth century. It was also around that time that the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had died and the decline of the Mughal Empire had set in. Jai Singh had started distancing himself from the affair of the Mughal Court and he began concentrating on building of Amber. His search for a safe place for the increasing population of Amber resulted in Jaipur, This was India's first planned city and a brilliant architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya from Bengal was commissioned to plan the city. He designed it in accordance with ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shastra (Vaastu)
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