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Rajasthan • India
Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal
Coordinates: 26°55′34″N 75°49′25″E / 26.926, 75.8235
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
200.4 km² (77 sq mi)
• 431 m (1,414 ft)
District(s) Jaipur District
Population
Density
3,324,319 (2005)
• 16,588 /km² (42,963 /sq mi)
Mayor Ashok Parnami
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
UN/LOCODE
Vehicle

• 3020 xx
• +0141
• INJAI
• RJ-14

Coordinates: 26°55′34″N 75°49′25″E / 26.926, 75.8235 , Rājasthān (DevanāgarÄ«: राजस्थान, IPA: )   is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... Image File history File links India_Rajasthan_locator_map. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The divisions of a district. ... Jaipur District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Example of a PIN: The PIN code of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by the Indian Postal Service. ... For the past decade or so, telecommunication activities have gained momentum in India. ... UN/LOCODE is a geographic coding scheme developed and maintained by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, a unit of the United Nations. ... Licence plates on the back of a taxi in Kolkata. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Jaipur pronunciation  (Hindi: जयपुर), also popularly known as the pink city, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. Historically rendered as Jeypore. Jaipur is the former capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. By 2003, the population had reached approximately 2.7 million. Image File history File links Jaipur. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... , Rājasthān (DevanāgarÄ«: राजस्थान, IPA: )   is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... A princely state is any state under the reign of a prince and is thus a principality taken in the broad sense. ... Old city of Jaipur, India Jaipur (जयपुर) , also popularly known as the Pink City, historically sometimes rendered as Jeypore, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. ... Events 1727 to 1800 - Lt. ... Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (November 3, 1688-September 21, 1743) was ruler of the kingdom of Amber (later called Jaipur. ... Amber Fort Interior of one of the palaces in Amber Fort Amber is a ruined city of Rajasthan state, India. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Built of pink stucco in imitation of sandstone, the city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six quarters separated by broad streets 111 ft (34 m) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east. The Palace quarter encloses a sprawling palace complex (the Hawa Mahal, or palace of winds), formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. Another noteworthy building is Sawai Jai Singh's observatory, Jantar Mantar. With its rich and colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour and bravery, Jaipur is now one of the most important heritage cities in India, and is a must-see for tourists coming to India. Hawa Mahal or Hall of the Winds, Jaipur. ... Tourists gather at Jantar Mantar The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1733. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...

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History

The Jal Mahal

For the history of all the region, see Dhundhar Picture: Jal Mahal, Jaipur - India Jal Mahal is located in Jaipur India. ... Dhundhar is a region of Rajasthan state in western India. ...


City was established in 1727 by maharaja Jai Singh II as a new capital of Kachwaha dynasty (Dhundhar region). Then the capital was shifted from the historical capital Amber, India. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (November 3, 1688-September 21, 1743) was ruler of the kingdom of Amber (later called Jaipur. ... The Kachwaha (also spelled as Kacchavahas, Kachhawa, Kuchhwaha , Kushwaha, and includes Kacchapghata, Kakutstha, and Kurma) are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan which was ruling a number of kingdoms and princely states, including Jaipur, Alwar, Jammu and Kashmir, Amethi and Maihar, before Indias independence in 1947. ... Dhundhar is a region of Rajasthan state in western India. ... Amber Fort Interior of one of the palaces in Amber Fort Amber is a ruined city of Rajasthan state, India. ...


In the 19th century the city grew rapidly and became prosperous; by 1900 it had a population of 160,000. The city's wide boulevards were paved and lit with gas. The city had several hospitals. Its chief industries were in metals and marble, fostered by a school of art founded in 1868. The city also had three colleges, including a Sanskrit college (1865) and a girls' school (1867) initiated under the reign of the enigmatic Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. There was also a wealthy and enterprising community of native bankers, particularly the Jains and the Marwaris. The city has a vibrant and healthy Muslim population. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... The Champs Elysees in Paris, France. ... For other uses, see Gas (disambiguation). ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... An industry is generally any grouping of businesses that share a common method of generating profits, such as the movie industry, the automobile industry, or the cattle industry. It is also used specifically to refer to an area of economic production focused on manufacturing which involves large amounts of upfront... This article is about metallic materials. ... For other uses, see Marble (disambiguation). ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Community (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... JAIN is an activity within the Java Community Process, developing APIs for the creation of telephony (voice and data) services. ... Marwari may refer to: Marwari Site, Connecting Marwaris :TheMarwari. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ...


Architecture

Jaipur is considered by many urbanists to be one of the best planned cities.It has been claimed to be the first planned city in India. The city was planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra (Vedic or Pouranic Planning for the comfort and prosperity of the citizens). The directions of each street an Bazzar are East to west and North to South.The Eastern gate is called Suraj (Sun) Pol,while the westrn gate is called Chand (Moon) Pol.There are only three gates towards thease directions including Northen gate towards ancestral capital of Amber, while South directions has many gates. Though the present city has expended from outside of walls. The original planning was within the walls. The gates used to be closed at Sunset and opened at Sunrise. Almost all Northern Indian towns of that period presented a chaotic picture of narrow twisting lanes, a confusion of run-down forts/temples/palaces and temporary shacks that bore no resemblance at all to the principles set out in Hindu architectural manuals which calls for strict geometric planning. Thus, for Sawai Jai Singh II and the Bengali Guru Vidyadhar (who was a 'Shaspati' - Hindu Priest Architect), the founding of Jaipur was also a ritual and a golden opportunity to plan a whole town according to the principles of Hindu architectural theory. The town of Jaipur is in fact, built in the form of a nine-part Mandala known as the 'Pithapada'. Nine signifies the nine planets of the ancient astrological zodiac. It is also known that Sawai Jai Singh II was a great astronomer and a town planner and hence the 'Pithapada'. Also, the commercial shops designed are multiples of nine (27) and then having one cross street for a planet. Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... Geometry (from the Greek words Ge = earth and metro = measure) is the branch of mathematics first introduced by Theaetetus dealing with spatial relationships. ... Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (November 3, 1688-September 21, 1743) was ruler of the kingdom of Amber (later called Jaipur. ... The Bengali people are the ethnic community from Bengal (divided between India and Bangladesh) on the Indian subcontinent with a history dating back four millennia. ... For other uses, see Guru (disambiguation). ... For other senses of this word, see ritual (disambiguation). ... This article is about the built environment. ... The word theory has a number of distinct meanings in different fields of knowledge, depending on their methodologies and the context of discussion. ... For the film, see Mandala (film). ... For the span of recorded history starting roughly 5,000-5,500 years ago, see Ancient history. ... An astrological chart (or horoscope) _ Y2K Chart — This particular chart is calculated for January 1, 2000 at 12:01:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time in New York City, New York, USA. (Longitude: 074W0023 - Latitude: 40N4251) Astrology (from Greek: αστρολογία = άστρον, astron, star + λόγος, logos, word) is... For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ... Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (November 3, 1688-September 21, 1743) was ruler of the kingdom of Amber (later called Jaipur. ... Galileo is often referred to as the Father of Modern Astronomy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Retail redirects here. ... A city-centre street in Frankfurt, Germany A residential street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA A street is a public thoroughfare in the built environment. ... This article is about the astronomical term. ...


Geography

Jaipur is located at 26.92° N 75.82° E.[1] It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1417 feet). This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...

Nahargarh Fort is a famous landmark in Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort is a famous landmark in Jaipur

The district is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. It is bound in the north by Sikar and Alwar, in South by Tonk, Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur. Nagaur, Sikar and Ajmer in the west and in east by Bharatpur and Dausa districts. Image File history File links Nahaar_Garh_Fort. ... Image File history File links Nahaar_Garh_Fort. ... Tonk District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. ... , Ajmer   (Hindi: अजमेर ) is a city in Ajmer District in Indias Rajasthan state. ...


Distance from major cities

, For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... , Chandigarh,  (Punjabi: , Hindi: ) also called City Beautiful, is a city in India that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana, and is a union territory of India. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... For other uses, see Agra (disambiguation). ... Kota can refer to: The Indonesian word for city. ... , Ajmer   (Hindi: अजमेर ) is a city in Ajmer District in Indias Rajasthan state. ... , Pushkar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India. ...

Climate

Jaipur has a semi-arid climate in spite of receiving more than 50 cm rainfall annually, as the rainfall is concentrated in the monsoon months between June and September. This is due to its proximity to the Thar desert. This article is about Faerûn, a fictional continent, the primary setting of Forgotten Realms Official Material Brief description by Ed Greenwood Categories: Forgotten Realms stubs | Forgotten Realms places ...


Infrastructure

Lakshmi-Narayan Temple,
Lakshmi-Narayan Temple,
Delhi Jaipur Expressway

Modern infrastructural facilities are currently fast developing, and in many cases surpass those of larger cities like Delhi and Calcutta[citation needed]. It is expanding very quickly and has become a hot spot for development in Rajasthan. Jaipur has an airport but is currently not equipped to handle heavy traffic including traffic from international locations (although flights to some international destinations are available).


Today Jaipur boasts of one of the best IT infrastructure that is required for setting up BPO operations[citation needed]. In the past couple of years companies like Genpact, Infosys, IBM, Wipro and more have been acquiring land and have been setting up operations.


Electricity

Jaipur district receives hydroelectric power from the Chambal Hydel system. 98% of the total of 2,131 villages in the district receive electricity as of March 2000. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ...


Water

The major rivers passing through the Jaipur district are Banas and Banganga. Ground water resources to the extent of about 28.65 million cubic meter are available in the district. Although serious drought is rare, poor water management and exploitation of groundwater with extensive tube-well systems threatens agriculture in some areas. The Banas is a river of Rajasthan state in western India. ... Banganga is a place in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai City. ...


Road transport

Jaipur city is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and is centrally located. The National Highway No.8 links Delhi to Mumbai and No.11, linking Bikaner to Agra passes through Jaipur district to a total length of 366 km. The total length of different types of roads in the district was about 4,102 km as of March 2000. , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... , Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in western India. ... For other uses, see Agra (disambiguation). ...

hawa mahal from front
hawa mahal from front

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1861 × 1329 pixel, file size: 573 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) perspective of hawa mahal I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1861 × 1329 pixel, file size: 573 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) perspective of hawa mahal I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

Rail transport

Jaipur is very well connected by rail with all major cities and towns in India. Jaipur is connected on the broad-gauge and meter gauge network of the Indian Railways. Jaipur has direct trains on the broad gauge network to cities like Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kanpur etc. across the country and to cities like Ajmer, Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur within Rajasthan. For other uses, see Gauge. ... Narrow-gauge railways are railroads (railways) with track spaced at less than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8½ in (1. ... Indian Railways (Hindi भारतीय रेल), abbreviated as (Hindi भारे ) IR, is a Department of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Railways, and is tasked with operating the rail network in India. ... For other uses, see Gauge. ... For other uses, see Agra (disambiguation). ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Howrah (also spelled Haora) is an industrial city in West Bengal, India. ... Madras redirects here. ... , For other uses, see Mysore (disambiguation). ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... , Lucknow ( , Hindi: लखनऊ, Urdu: لکھنؤ, ) is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. ... , Kanpur   (Hindi: कानपुर, Urdu: کان پور, spelled as Cawnpore before 1948) is one of the most populous cities in the north India and the most populous within the state of Uttar Pradesh. ... , Ajmer   (Hindi: अजमेर ) is a city in Ajmer District in Indias Rajasthan state. ... Sawai Madhopur is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. ... Kota can refer to: The Indonesian word for city. ... , Jodhpur   (जोधपुर), is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. ... , Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in western India. ... The Lake Palace in Udaipur Udaipur (उदयपुर) is a city in Rajasthan, India. ... , Rājasthān (DevanāgarÄ«: राजस्थान, IPA: )   is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ...


Jaipur is connected with metre gauge rail route with Sri Ganganagar, Churu,Sikar Narrow-gauge railways are railroads (railways) with track spaced at less than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8½ in (1. ... Ganganagar, also called Sri Ganganagar, is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. ... , Churu (Hindi: चूरु) is a town in the desert region of Rajasthan state of India. ... Sikar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India. ...


Jaipur is also connected with major centres of neighbouring states such as Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Delhi through the broad gauge network. For other uses, see Agra (disambiguation). ... , Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: , IPA:  , translation: Northern Province), [often referred to as U.P.], located in central-south Asia and northern India, is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... This article is for the Indian state. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Gauge. ...


Air transport

Jaipur's Jaipur Airport (IATA: JAI, ICAO: VIJP) is situated in its satellite town of Sanganer and offers sporadic service to London, Dublin, Singapore and Dubai. Jaipur also has well connected domestic air links with Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Surat and Raipur, . Jaipur Airport or Sanganer Airport (IATA: JAI, ICAO: VIJP) is situated near the town of Sanganer, at a distance of 13 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state in India. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... , Jodhpur   (जोधपुर), is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. ... Udaipur   (उदयपुर) is a city and a municipal council in Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. ... , For other uses, see Aurangabad. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Hyderabad   or Haydarābād // ( Urdu:حیدر آباد), (Telugu:హైదరాబాదు) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Goa (disambiguation). ... Madras redirects here. ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... , Indore (Hindi:इन्दौर ,Marathi:इंदूर)  , a large city in the Malwa region of Central India is the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... For other uses, see Surat (disambiguation). ... , Raipur   (Hindi: रायपुर) is the capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. ...


Sports

Jaipur is home to the Rajasthan Royals cricket team of the Indian Premier League. The Royals will open the innaugural season of the league against the Delhi Daredevils on April 19. The team will be captained and coached by Australian cricket legend Shane Warne and features a cast of talented Indian and foreign-born players including Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Graeme Smith, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Younis Khan. The Royals are owned by Emerging Media Group and play at the 50 000 seat Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Indian Premier League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria), is an Australian cricketer and the current captain of Hampshire. ... Mohammed Kaif   (born December 1, 1980 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian cricketer, more specifically a middle-order batsman. ... Yusuf Khan Pathan (born November 17, 1982) in Baroda is an Indian first class cricketer. ... Graeme Craig Smith (born 1 February 1981 in Johannesburg) is a cricketer who became the youngest ever player to captain the South African cricket team at the age of 22 years when he was selected to take over from Shaun Pollock after the 2003 Cricket World Cup. ... Adrian Dimitri Mascarenhas (born October 30, 1977) is an English cricketer. ... Mohammad Younis Khan (Urdu/Pushtu: محمد یونس خان), (born November 29, 1977 in Mardan, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan) popularly known as Younis Khan is a Pakistani cricketer and member of the Pakistani cricket team since February 2000. ... The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a cricket stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. ...


Places to see

Jantar Mantar attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Jantar Mantar attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Amer Fort.
Amer Fort.
  • Amber Palace The Amber Palace complex overlooking the artificial lake south of the town of Amber is one of the most popular tourist sites in the city, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture, and offering elephant rides from the town up to the palace courtyard. Although the structure is today known as Amber Fort, the complex was initially a Palace Complex within the Fort of Amber which is today known as Jaigarh fort.
  • Jaigarh Fort The Jaigarh Fort on the hills above the Amber Palace complex offers stunning views of the foothills of the Aravalli range, as well as attractions such as immense underground water-storage tanks, a medieval canon foundry and an impressive collection of medieval cannons including the Jaivana which is reputed to be the world's largest cannon on wheels. Historically this was the original Amber Fort, although it became known as Jaigarh from the time of Sawai Jai Singh II onwards.
  • Jal Mahal It is on the way to Sisodia garden. The rajput style "Water Palace" sits in the center of the Man Sarobar lake. The lake is often dry in the summer but winter monsoons frequently turn it into a beautiful lake filled with water hyacinths.[2]
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Galtaji
  • Govind Dev Ji temple
  • City Palace Museum
  • Moti Dungari (Ganesh Temple)
  • Kanak Ghati
  • Albert Museum
  • Jawahar Circle
  • Central Park
  • Birla Temple
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Sisodia Garden

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1248, 443 KB) I, Knowledge Seeker, took this photograph on December 26, 2002. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1248, 443 KB) I, Knowledge Seeker, took this photograph on December 26, 2002. ... Tourists gather at Jantar Mantar Jantar Mantar (literally translated means Instrument Calculation) at Jaipur is one of the many unique and distinguished creations of the ambidextreous Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jaigarh Fort Jaigarh Fort, located around 15 km from Jaipur is one of the most spectacular forts in India, with almost all its original facilities intact. ... The Aravalli Range is a range of mountains in western India running approximately 300 miles northeast-southwest across Rajasthan state. ... Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (November 3, 1688-September 21, 1743) was ruler of the kingdom of Amber (later called Jaipur. ... Picture: Jal Mahal, Jaipur - India Jal Mahal is located in Jaipur India. ... Maharana Pratap, a Sisodia ruler The Sisodia (also known as Shishodia or Shishodya or Sisodya or Sisodhya) are a Rajput clan who ruled the kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan. ... Rajput constitute one of the major Hindu Kshatriya groups from India. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... Species Seven species, including: - Anchored Water Hyacinth E. crassipes - Common Water Hyacinth - Variableleaf Water Hyacinth - Brazilian Water Hyacinth The seven species of water hyacinths comprise the genus Eichhornia of free-floating perennial aquatic plants native to tropical South America. ... Tourists gather at Jantar Mantar The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1733. ... Hawa Mahal or Hall of the Winds, Jaipur. ... Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site situated 10 km from Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan on Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh . ... Govind Deo Ji temple is situated in the Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. ... The Lakshmi Narayan Temple, or the Birla Temple as it is popularly known, enshrines Lord Vishnu – the preserver of the Hindu Trinity. ...

Industry

No. of large and medium scale running units: 48 No. of small scale units: 19,544 No. of industrial areas: 19


Bagru, Bassi, Bais Godam, Bindyaka, Dudu, Hirawala, Jetpura, Jhotwara, Kaladera, Kanakpura, Kartarpura, Malviya Nagar, Phulera, Renwal, Sanganeer, Shahpura, Sitapura, Sudarshanpur and Vishwakarma.


Main industrial products

Jaipur district is a centre for both the modern and traditional industries. The main industrial products include: acetylene gas, ACSR (Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced) cable, all-purpose flour (maida), atta flour, ball bearings, bottling of LPG, ceramics, pottery, cold roll strips, corrugated boxes, deoiled cakes, durries, dyeing and printing, edible oil, electronic items, engraving on brass items, ferrous and non-ferrous castings, gems and jewelry, general engineering and manufacturing, granite slabs and tiles, hand-made paper, handicraft items, halogen automobile headlamps, "hawai" chappals (sandals), household electrical appliances, HT steel strips, iodized salt, lamps, laminated springs for railways, marble statues, marble tiles & slabs, moulded plastic components for electronics, nitrochlorobenzene, oxygen gas, perfumes, pigment colours, plastic containers, P.P. multifilament yarn, PVC cables, PVC doors, PVC footwear, canvas shoes, Portland cement, readymade garments (clothing), re-roller products, semolina (suji), steel furniture, steel ingots, stone grits, synthetic leather, suits & shirts made of synthetic materials, tablets and capsules, two way radio and line, washing soap, wheat, woolen carpet, refined vegetable oil and vanaspati ghee heavy Steel fabrication . Aluminium Conductor Steel Reinforced (or ACSR) cable is a specific type of high-capacity, high-strength stranded cable used in overhead power lines. ... Look up flour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Atta flour is a form of wheat flour used in South Asian cooking. ... LPG might be an initialism or abbreviation for: Liquified petroleum gas Laboratoire de Planetologie, Grenoble, France Literary Press Group of Canada Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft (German, obsolete/historical) Long period grating This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Ancient Egyptian ceramic art: Louvre Museum. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... A vegetable oil or vegoil is an oil extracted from oilseeds or another plant source. ... Hercules fighting the Centaurs , engraving by Sebald Beham Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. ... Brazen redirects here. ... For other uses, see granite (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the chemical series. ... A SAAB headlight with combination projector/reflector optics A headlight or headlamp is a light, usually attached to the front of a vehicle such as a car, with the purpose of illuminating the road ahead during periods of low visibility, such as night or precipitation. ... Chappals are an Indian sandal. ... This article is about common table salt. ... For other uses, see Marble (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plastic (disambiguation). ... Chlorobenzene is an aromatic organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5Cl. ... This article is about the chemical element and its most stable form, or dioxygen. ... For other uses, see Perfume (disambiguation). ... Natural Ultramarine pigment in powdered form. ... Polyvinyl chloride Polyvinyl chloride, (IUPAC Polychloroethene) commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer. ... Sampling fast set Portland cement Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general usage, as it is a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar and plaster. ... Picture of semolina Semolina grains Semolina is coarsely ground grain, usually wheat, with particles mostly between 0. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... For other uses, see Soap (disambiguation). ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with cooking oil. ... Ghee in a jar Ghee (Hindi घी, Urdu Ú¯Ú¾ÛŒ, Punjabi ਘੋ, Kashmiri ग्याव/گیاو - from Sanskrit घृत sprinkled; also known in Arabic as سمن, samn, meaning ghee or fat) is a class of clarified butter that originates in the Indian subcontinent, and continues to be important in Indian cuisine as well as Egyptian cuisine. ...


Export items

Brass and lacquer work, enamel work, gems and jewelery, granite tiles, handloom, marble statues, printed cloth and textiles, readymade garments, woolen and silk carpets.


Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Jaipur had a population of 2,324,319. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. In Jaipur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Literacy

Jaipur has an average literacy rate of 67%, the national average is 79%. Male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 59%.[citation needed]


See also

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References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jaipur
  2. ^ Bradnok, Robert, Footprint India Handbook, p. 325. Bath, England: Footprint Handbooks. (2002) ISBN 1-903471-38-9.
  3. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.

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Further reading

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
  • R.S. Khangarot, P.S. Nathawat Jaigarh- The Invincible Fort of Amber, RBSA Publishers, Jaipur (1990)
  • Andreas Volwahsen, Cosmic Architecture in India: The Astronomical Monuments of Maharaja Jai Singh II, Prestel Mapin, Munich (2001)
  • J Sarkar, A History of Jaipur, Orient Longman Limited, New Delhi (1984)

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