JAIPUR - THE PINK CITY OF INDIA

Jaipur, the bustling capital of Rajasthan, has earned its nickname "The Pink City" due to the charming pink-colored buildings that are scattered throughout the old city. Known for its place as a constituent destination in the "Golden Triangle of India" tourist itinerary, Jaipur's old city is partially encircled with seven gates - including the prominent Chandpol, Sanganeri and Ajmeri gates. The title of "The Pink City" is attributed to the old walled quarter of the city in the northeast, while stunning palaces and temples in an assortment of styles can be found throughout the predominantly urban area.

Jaipur boasts a rich cultural history, with magnificent forts and palaces that once housed the Maharajas and still stand in blushing pink grandeur. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for their Rajasthani Gemstones, Jewelry, Fabric and Shoes, offer a timeless shopping experience for those who venture through. With its romantic charm, this captivating city takes visitors back to a time of royalty and tradition.

HISTORY OF JAIPUR

The renowned warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Jai Singh II, is the namesake of the city. Due to his predecessors' positive relationships with the Mughals, Jai Singh made efforts to maintain this alliance. When the Mughals began to decline in power, Jai Singh decided to relocate from his capital hillside fortress in Amber to the plains in 1727.

The city's design was created by Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, an accomplished Bengali architect. Using the principles of town planning found in the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, Shilpa Shastra, Bhattacharya constructed impressive structures such as the "City Palace" and the world's largest stone observatory, applying these same principles to his work.

JAIPUR'S GEM AND JEWELRY INDUSTRY

Jaipur, an Indian city renowned for its gems and jewelry industry, has a history dating back more than two and a half centuries. Now in its vibrant second innings, Jaipur is creating fresh history. This city is not only known as the colored gem processing center of India, but also a global center due to its supply of cut and polished emeralds. Jaipur's skilled workforce has been processing a rainbow of colored gems, in addition to pearls. Their traditional work includes cutting and polishing hundreds of species of colored gemstones, creating beads, cabochons, carving art objects, and making fine jewelry. Despite modernization, Jaipur's Gems & Jewelry Industry retains its cottage character, being labor-intensive and based on indigenous craftsmanship, with up to three generations working together. Both sexes are members of the workforce. Today, over 500,000 people in Jaipur depend on the gem and jewelry industry.

"Jaipur is India's second important gems and jewelry exporting center and the first for sale to foreign tourists."

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