About Jaipur

Jaipur Is The Capital And The Largest City Of The Indian State Of Rajasthan In Northern India. It Was Founded On 18 November 1727 By Jai Singh II. The Ruler Of Amer After Whom The City Is Named. As Of 2011, The City Had A Population Of 3.1 Million. Also Making It The Tenth Most Populous City In The Country. Town Is Also Known As The Pink City, Due To The Dominant Color Scheme Of Its Buildings. It Is Located 280 Km (174 Miles) From The Indian Capital New Delhi. The City Is A Popular Tourist Destination In India And Forms. A Part Of The West Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit Along With Delhi And Agra 240 Km. It Also Serves As A Gateway To Other Tourist Destinations In Rajasthan Such As Jodhpur 348 Km, Jaisalmer 571 Km, Udaipur 421 Km And Mount Abu 520 Km. The City Of Jaipur Was Founded In 1727 By Jai Singh II, The Raja Of Amer Who Ruled From 1699 To 1743. Jai Singh Consulted Several Books On Architecture And Architects While Planning The Layout Of Jaipur. Under The Architectural Guidance Of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur Was Planned Based On The Principles Of Vastu Shastra And Shilpa Shastra.