The ‘Pink City’ Jaipur! Quick Facts

Jaipur is a bustling capital city with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm. The old Jaipur is painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration and Stunning backdrop of ancient forts like Nahargarh, Amer, Jaigarh and Moti Doongari are apt testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance and chivalry.
Jaipur is called as the Pink City because there was one time, when all the houses in Jaipur were of pink colour, though it’s not the same now but in old city area there are still several houses which are pink in colour.
Folklore of heroism and romance resound from the formidable monuments that majestically stand to tell the tale of a bygone era. Jaipur’s bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar Desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.

5 Quick Facts about Jaipur

1. Culture – Being Located in east of Rajasthan, this city of Jaipur is popular of the amazing forts and stupendous palaces. This royal town has magnificent architecture and is the first planned city of India. The buildings here are made with pink-painted sandstone which brings it the name of Pink City. With fantastic attractions all around the city, it invites tourists from all over the world. Jaipur’s rich cultural heritage is displayed in the traditions, customs, lifestyle, art and architecture of this place.

2. Art & Crafts – The Mughal and Rajput rulers used to invite skilled artists and craftsmen from India and abroad to display and share their abilities with the people of Jaipur. Some of the artful talents of artisans includes: Bandhani, Block printing, Stone carving and Sculpture, Tarkashi, Zari, Gota, Kinari and Zardozi, Silver Jewellery, Gems, Kundan, Meenakari and Jewellery, Miniature paintings, Blue Pottery, Ivory carving, Shellac work, Leather ware etc.

3. Cuisine – The pink city Jaipur serves scrumptious cuisines that are known throughout India, dishes like Dal Bati Churma, Missi Roti, and sweets like Ghevar, Feeni, Gajak, Chaugun ke laddu, Moong Dhal, to name a few. Rajasthani cuisine is full of nutrition since it’s made in ghee and butter; and is generally vegetarian.

4. Adventure – Jaipur, is a city of adventure as activities like Camel and Elephant Safari, Boating & Polo are just perfect adventure delights for the day.

5. Shopping – Jaipur has a number of markets which offer traditional jewellery, Fabrics with block prints, Tie & Dye, Bandhej etc. some of the prominent bazaars also have Handicrafts, Mojaris, Antiques, Rajasthani Furniture and much more

Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan, traps the Travellers across nation by its stunning Architecture, colourful Attire and mouth-watering Delicacies. It’s a delight for young adventure lovers as well with the Traditional Camel and Elephant Safaris.
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Agra! The Taj City & Mughal Love Epitome of India

Agra is an Amazing city being considered as the seat of the great Mughal Rulers for Ages….Among the other cities in India, Agra too. It Offers treasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad., the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. Being the marvellous work of art & one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble and pride of India

History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for some time in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here.The examples of art and culture in this historic city are not only breath-taking, but are also mirrors of the artistic talents of the Indian population during the grand past. The city houses many ancient temples, mosques, forts, mausoleums, tombs and historical monuments. Agra is also renowned for artistic performances. The city has its unique style of traditional paintings, folk dances, folk music and embroideries.

5 Quick Facts about Agra

Culture – Agra inherits both Brij & Mughal Culture. It has been the capital of the Mughal Empire and till today it has some of the unique things which represent the Mughal influence in the art, architecture and culture of the fame city. This creates a different and unique culture for Agra.

Heritage & Attractions – Agra owes charismatic Heritage, Every building, looks like it had been designed to adorn the city, designed artistically from every angle. One of the seven wonders, The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, It mad ud daulah’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb and many more are the fine pieces of the city’s scenic beauty.

1.Cuisine – a variety of mouth melting delicacies are available in the city, from delicious Indian & mughlai food, chat, and other specialities like Petha, Gajak, Dalmoth or Namkeen etc. are delights for sweet tooth.

2. Shopping – shopaholics will meet excellence so as for the beautiful Art & Handicraft items like Inlay work-marble engraved furniture, pottery, antique decorative goods, Miniature paintings as well as shopping at the bazaars of the place would be just perfect for almost anything to buy.

3. Industries – there is a vast Industrial Scenario of the City in terms of Leather Merchandising, Tanning, finishing & Import-Export. The city gives huge exposure in the respective field on Carrier grounds.

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