Jaipur city was named as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on 5th February 2020. Situated in India’s north-western state of Rajasthan, it is well-known for its royalty and magnificent architecture. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, was founded by Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, and his vision was to lay a foundation to protect his throne. He was a man of many works as his interest in astrology, architecture, and astrology he built five observatories amidst war, invasions, and conquest. Jai Singh was named ‘Sawai’ which was awarded to him for his intelligence and/or strength that held. Along with him, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, an esteemed designer, remains the prominent reason for its fort-like structure of Jaipur that was later chosen to become the capital of Rajasthan. As a part of its heritage, it pays homage to the Mughal empire that, despite its challenges, remained true to its charm and unique identity.
Jaipur is known for its handcrafted works such as the embroidery on leather shoes, pottery, tie and dye on clothing such as scarves, and a special mention to its jewelry and textile work.
When it comes to sightseeing, Jaipur is full of surprises as every place has a story to tell. The Hawa Mahal is one of the most important monuments of the city. Its five-story palace consists of almost 952 windows for royal ladies to witness the happenings without being seen publicly. Other monuments would include Jantar Mantar, Central Museum, Amer, City Palace, and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Nahargarh Fort, Sisodia Rani Garden, and a lot more places that play a significant role till today.
Jaipur is grand on its vibrant culture that is conveyed through its festivals. Some of those include the Camel festival, Nagaur Fair, Desert fair, Mewar Festival, Kaliteej, and many more, representing the city’s heritage.
Jaipur represents the hustle and bustle of a city from its markets, residencies to the spirituality represented by temples, tourism resulting from the forts and museums that carry a particular history. As an added advantage, being surrounded by beautiful hills with a list of activities makes Jaipur a city of cultural representation, diversification, and a sense of friendly warmth. The pink city deserves a must-visit and is highly worthy of being a UNESCO Heritage site.