Rajasthan Safari(Exploring Pink in Sandstones:Jaipur-I)

Oops this is not Pink..but it reminds me of my best unforgettable days & memories in this wonderful city.Warm welcome in my style with a traditional greeting “Khama Gadi”(Greeting of the day)

Khama Gadi

Before falling into the details (posting soon on next post)i will be throwing light on some interesting facts about Jaipur,an overwiew on its culture,places of tourist interests,festivals & best seasons to visit in brief.

Picturesque Pink City

Interesting Facts

The picturesque capital of Rajasthan,Jaipur reflects its Rajput culture associated with warm hospitality from its Pink colour at every nook & corner of the charming palaces & havelis constructed with sandstone.
In 1876,the sandstones were coloured pink on the visit of Prince of Wales & Queen Victoria to celebrate the warmth of Rajputana hospitality and from that moment onwards it became famous as”Pink City”.

This is the only planned city of its time in India constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in year 7727 and the city is encircled by comforting wall & architectured by bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

The city has so many tales to tell behind every fascinating craft of Palace,Fort,Museum, Garden & monument.

Located at about 260kms. from New Delhi and 240kms. from Agra,Jaipur forms the third point of the Golden Triangle after Delhi and Agra(Popular tourist attractions in northern India).

Apart from delightful architecture of historic beauty of forts & palaces the city is popular for its timeless appeal of colourful Gems,handicrafts and jaipuri quilts.

Places of Tourist Interest

Apart from above mentioned places the city has more places to discover with colourful bazaars(markets) offering best of Rajasthani handicrafts,gems,food & enthralling experience thatΒ will beΒ feature in next detailed post of Jaipur tourism interest places.


The mesmersing colourful sky with no escape to fly among the different shape & sized kites,slumbering & staggering dancing people all around,beautifully decorated elephants marching on city streets or the marriage procession of gods are the glimpses of Jaipur which makes the city a must visit destination during festival celebration.

Although each & every festival is celebrated here with equal enthusiasm but some festivals have thier own charm of celebration in Pink City.

Best Time to visit

Jaipur enjoys the moderate type of climate,summers are very hot with maximum temprature reaches upto 43-45 degree Celsius and mimimum 34-36 degree Celcius whereas winters are cool & pleasant with maximum temprature of 26-28 degree Celcius and minimum 15-18 degree Celcius,therefore best timevto visit Jaipur is October-February.

Details of tourism interest places with festivals,food and culture will be in next post.

Happy Blogging!!πŸ“

Thanks for reading…πŸ“–

(Pic Source: Self clicks & google)

44 thoughts on “Rajasthan Safari(Exploring Pink in Sandstones:Jaipur-I)

  1. writeshefali says:

    Khama GadiπŸ™πŸΌ… First introduction itself looks interesting…btw I want details on food too πŸ˜‰..Rajasthani food is awesomeπŸ˜‹… Just kidding…wanted to visit Jaipur, I guess I am assured of a virtual tour by you, nice, will wait for other highlights πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

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    • prashantt says:

      Hey! Shefali…thanks a lot for reads actually i lost my all pics(hard drive got crashed)helplessly i thought of presenting brief first & look for options of getting them back.Yeah! I like traditional village food of Rajasthan.You’ll definately get a virtual tour & visit jaipur when you’re back in India.Have a great day aheadπŸ™β˜Ί

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      • writeshefali says:

        My hard disk also crashed… Most of my photos stuck too…hahaha… Anyway the list of places I need to visit in India keeps increasing, but yes Rajasthan is there is the list… Till then your virtual tour…All the best πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ

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          • writeshefali says:

            Hahaha…Apne hi paani mei pigal jaana muqaddar hota hai baraf ka (courtesy Swadesh)… Toh yes mei Apne Watan aaungi n Jaipur visit karungi πŸ˜‰…All the best was for retriving ur photographs re πŸ˜¬πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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            • prashantt says:

              Now i feel your presence otherwise you’re looking very serious..ab ek dialog mera b banta haiπŸ˜‰”Apni chaukhat ka diya … giving light to neighbor’s house” and i’ll try to fetch some from FB at least..& I’ll be looking frwrd for pigling the barafπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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              • writeshefali says:

                πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…I was going to use that line later…shyaa you took my opportunity πŸ˜‰…Anyways mei Aur serious ??? Did my post give you this impresion??? Socha last time ke funny quotes ke baad abhi toh serious Ho jaate hai πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…
                Happy Blogging 😊

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    • prashantt says:

      Though Leh Ladakh has served me best of travel experience but Rajasthan i guess has everything to beat any travel experience except anyone asked for snowfall.I’ll be coming up with more in Jaipur & other destinations of Rajasthan soon here and thanks for reading.Have a nice day ahead!


    • prashantt says:

      Really!! I am glad you liked it though the post is incomplete as i lost my pics(hard disc got crashed).I will post details of complete things in next part.


  2. kratzworld says:

    hey… I think you’ve beautifully captured the essence of the city.. πŸ™‚ just an addition.. jaipur hosts literature fest every year in jan. Online free registration have already begun and attending fest is free.. πŸ™‚ many renouned artists and poets like ruskin bond; shashi tharoor; amish tripathi to name a few.. πŸ™‚ all the writers and book lovers should attend.. πŸ™‚ you can google by typing jlf 2017 (the jaipur literature festival)


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