Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state in India was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachwaha Rajput, who ruled Jaipur State from 1699-1744. Initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. He felt the need to shift his capital city due to the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. Jaipur is the first planned city of India and the King took great interest while designing this city of victory. He consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the layout of Jaipur.

Excursions From Jaipur

Sanganer 15 km.
Chokhi Dhani 26 km.
Samode 42 km.
Abhaneri 93 km.
Ajmer 132 km.
Pushkar 147 km.
Shekhawati 145 km.
Alwar 160 km.
Ranthambore National Parkr 168 km.
Bharatpur 184 km.
Mandawa 207 km.
Bundi 216 km.
Kota 257 km.
Chittaurgarh 306 km.
Bikaner 335 km.
Rajsamand 338 km.
Jodhpur 351 km.
Ranakpur 358 km.
Udaipur 451 km.
Mount Abu 496 km.
Jaisalmer 556 km.

Celebration of Festivities

In the Indian culture, there was a time when there used to be a festival every day of the year – 365 festivals in a year – because a festival is a tool to bring life to a state of exuberance and enthusiasm. That was the significance and importance of festivals. The whole culture was in a state of celebration.

Nowadays, unfortunately, a festival means they give you a holiday, and you wake up only at twelve noon. Then you eat a lot and go for a movie or watch television at home. It wasn’t like that earlier. A festival meant the whole town would gather in a place and there would be a big celebration. A festival meant we got up at four in the morning, and very actively, lots of things happened all over the house.