The Pink City….!!
The glistening Pink City Jaipur was founded by and named after Sawai Jai Singh II. The royal RajputPink City Jaipur heritage in the imposing forts and impressive palaces of Jaipur attracts tourists from all around the world. The warm hospitality of colorful people and of course a plethora of handicrafts drags the visitors to this magnificent land. Jaipur hosts many festivals from the modern Jaipur Literary festival to the traditional Teej, Gangaur and Kite festival which glorify its image.
The City Palace Complex is one of the most magnificent marvels of Jaipur with a rare combination of the finest blends of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The vast area in the heart of the old city is a remarkable sight. Many buildings, well-planned gardens and huge courtyards are a part of the complex.
The mahal forms a part of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum comes before the main complex. An array of royal costumes, Benares silk sarees, embroideries, shawls, the maharaja’s pyjamas, chogas and pyjamas of other rulers, kamarbands, jamawars, musical instruments like the giant sized sarangis and tanpura are displayed in the museum.
A delight is the Maharani’s Palace includes the deadly Rajput scissor-action daggers which have a unique working action. There are different types of guns which includes the ones that also served as walking sticks, early handguns, one of the size of a small canon fired from a camel’s back, swords with pistols attached to the blades, double-barrel guns, matchlocks and percussion cap guns, daggers with handles of crystal and invory, peak-kubz jambhiya, chhuris, katars, Rajput and Persian swords. A big range of shields of rhino, crocodile and turtle skin, the shield of Sawai Pratap Singh and Raja Man Singh’ sword are on display.