Jaipur


Jai·pur

geographical name \ˈjī-ˌpr\

Definition of JAIPUR

1
former state NW India, now part of Rajasthan
2
city, its , now of Rajasthan pop 2,324,319

Jaipur

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Capital (pop., 2001: 2,322,575) of Rajasthan state, northwestern India. A walled town surrounded by hills (except to the south), it was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh to replace Amber as the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. The city, known for its beauty, is unique in its straight-line planning; its buildings are mostly rose-coloured, and Jaipur is sometimes called the “pink city.” It is a popular tourist destination; historic structures include the city palace, the Hawa Mahal (“Hall of Winds”), Ram Bagh palace, and Nahargarh (Tiger Fort).

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