The pink city of Jaipur has been named after its founder, the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Jai Singh II, who ruled the city form 1688 - 1744. Belonging to the powerful Kachhawaha clan, Jai Singh fortified his position by aligning himself with the Mughals and gaining victories over Marathas.
The city of Jaipur came into conception when the city of Amber started facing huge accommodation and water crisis. Hence Jai Singh decided to construct a new city to adjust the burgeoning population. So, the king along with a talented Bengali architect named Vidyasagar drew up the plan for the new city of Jaipur, which is recorded in history as the first planned city in modern India. Based on the principles of the ancient Hindu text on architecture, the Shilpa Shastra, Jaipur came into being in eight years. The magnificent City Palace and the famous Jantar Mantar were designed by the king himself.
Jaipur was not just an aesthetic triumph; the stout city walls also protected the city from would be invaders. Modern day Jaipur's cultural heritage was fostered during Jai Singh's rule as the king himself took a keen interest in arts, sciences and religions.
The death of Sawai Jai Singh II marked the glorious phase of Jaipur due to the bitter infighting between his successors. Gradually, the British entered into an alliance with the rulers who aligned themselves the English cause. Finally, after the Indian independence, the city was merged with other Rajput states to form Rajasthan and became the capital city of Rajasthan in 1956
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|Camel Safari in Rajasthan|
11 days/ 10 nights
Delhi - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Lathi - Dalasar – Mulana – Zarat - Jaisalmer – Delhi
|Rajasthan Heritage Tour|
15 nights / 16 days
Samode - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ghanerao - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Jaipur - Kanota - Agra - Delhi
|Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan|
14 nights / 15 days
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Sawai Madhopur - Kota - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Rohet - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Nawalgarh - Neemrana - Delhi
|Golden Triangle and Rajasthan Tour|
7 days/ 6 nights
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Pushkar
|Rajasthan Wildlife Tour|
15 Nights/ 16 Days
Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore Tiger Park - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Chitrakoot - Varanasi - Delhi
|Royal Rajasthan Tour|
21 days/ 20 nights
Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra