Rajasthan , India's desert state, was once a collection of princely kingdoms where
feudal traditions still carry on amidst forts and palace hotels. Rajasthan is where
all the countrys similes and metaphors appear to have come together to create a
visual extravaganza. Majestic palaces and rugged forts, spectacular deserts, wooded
hills and tranquil lakes, bustling towns and quiet villages, amazing flora and fauna
and of course, the colorful and vibrant people of Rajasthan form an intricate tapestry
of mysticism, grandeur and rusticity. Behind the breathtaking beautiful facade,
expect to find contradictions to the ordinary and mundane aspects of vacationing.
Wherever you travel, particularly when you escape from the popular tourist destinations,
you will come across the unexpected, whether it is a local fair or a bustling bazaar
or mind-blowing architectural wonders. The mood and the rhythm of the countryside
changes from one region to another, and from season to season. It is a land of magical
fantasies that remain a lifetime memory.
Jaipur or The City of Victory, was first intended to be "Sawai Jaipur", named after
the boy Prince who commissioned it - Maharaja Jai Singh II. The Maharaja was a warrior,
astronomer and politician who reigned over the Mughals from 1699 to 1743. Vidyadhar
Bhattacharya, a grand visionary and architect, helped Jai Singh II design and develop
his vision of the city. Concentrating on shaping his creative pursuits and passions,
Jai Singh's ambition was to make Jaipur one of the greatest cities of his time.
And it is.