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A brief history of the vibrant Jaipur

Published 6 years ago

Always wanted to visit a city where royal people used to stay? Jaipur is one such city with a royal historical background. One of the most famous city in India, Jaipur had seen many rulers taking over and giving it landmarks that remind us of great Indian architecture. If you live in Delhi then you should visit the city as it has some of the most beautiful monuments in India. Just find yourself a Delhi to Jaipur train and come here to witness the history from close quarters.

Capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was constructed in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It is from his name that the city gets its name. Jaipur is one of the first organized city of India. Maharaja Jai Singh, who was just 11 years of age, came into force after the downfall of his predecessor Maharaja Bishan Singh. Kachwaha Rajputs, who came into force in twelfth century, are said to be Jai Singh’s predecessors. Their competition with Sisodia Rajputs, leaders of Mewar, helped them in their collusion with Mughals. Mughals too assisted Kachwaha Rajputs against Sisodia Rajputs, bringing about Kachhwa achieving a presumed place in Rajasthan. They controlled the kingdoms of Mewar (Udaipur) and Marwar (Jodhpur) from the magnificent Amber Fort. Jai Singh bolstered Aurangzeb’s child Azam Shah in the battle, which unruffled the individuals. In any case, Azam Shah lost this offer to throne to his sibling Bahadur Shah.

Azam Shah then requested the expulsion of Jai Singh from the throne. With the Mughals as partner, Jai Singh gained back the control. The kingdom thrived in his rule and Jai Singh assembled his capital around Amber Fort and Jaipur was in the end created as India’s first ever organized city by expert craftsman from Bengal, Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya. Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, following the standards of Shilpa Shastra (the exploration of Indian design), and referencing the Indian knowledge on stargazing, further created and talked about the arrangement with Jai Singh. It is said that the establishment of the city was set down on 18th November 1727 by King Jai Singh himself. It took minutely arranged procedures and 4 years of efforts to built the city’s significant spots like the streets, the square, royal residences and the forts.

After Jai Singh passed away in 1744, his children battled for force and without a ruler, the city’s defence became the weak link. Rajputs and Marathas assumed control of the greater part of Jaipur. Later in 1876, Maharaja Ram Singh decorated the city in pink color, which portrays  friendliness, to welcome the Prince of Wales to the city; and in this manner it procured the name Pink City. Ramgarh Lake was also constructed by Maharaja Ram Singh to supply water to the growing city. In 1922, Man Singh II assumed the control over the throne, and it was around then, structures like secretariat, schools, and healing facilities were manufactured. After India got freedom, Jaipur converged with Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner to frame the biggest state of India with Jaipur as its capital.

Situated only about 250 kilometers from Delhi, Jaipur is an ideal getaway for people of every age. Just book tickets in any of the Delhi to Jaipur train and rest assured that you won’t get bored as there are many places to visit in Jaipur .

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