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Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital  of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens.  The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes  alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The  bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a  timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This fascinating city  with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.


The imperial city,  replete with amazing legends of romance and heroism. A land where the past thrives still.  This is the fortified city of Jodhpur, standing a wary sentinel to the great Thar Desert.  Beckoning you to the wilderness of fascinating dunes, rocky terrain and thorny  vegetation. 

Once the capital  city of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodhaji - chief of the Rathore  Clan of Rajputs who claimed descent from Lord Rama. A major trade centre of 16th century,  the city, today, has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan, retaining the  medieval splendour. 

The city is  encompassed by a high wall, 10 km. long with eight gates. Within the city, atop a rocky  hill, stands the massive fort, 120 mtrs. above the plains. 

Packed with  history, art and culture, this princely state is a treasure trove of some exquisite  palaces, forts, temples and havelis standing a testimony to the imperial grandeur.  But what entices the most in Jodhpur is the traditional lifestyle, festivity and smiling  people



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