The history of Jaipur takes us about 300 years back in time, when the Mughal Empire in India was on
the decline. Jaipur, the pink city was founded in 1727 AD by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior
and astronomer, from where the Jaipur gets its name. After several battles with Marathas, Jai Singh was
keen on the security aspect of the city. Jai Singh sought advice from Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a
Brahmin scholar of Bengal, to help him to design the city architecture. It took around 4 years to
complete the major palaces, roads and square.
The history of Jaipur is also enriched by the lineage of kings who have succeeded Jai Singh. At a young
age of 14 years Sawai Pratap Singh became the Maharaja. He became popular because of the Hawa
Mahal, showing his devotion to Lord Krishna.
In 19th century after the arrival of Maharaja Ram Singh 2 and Madho Singh, the Jaipur grew rapidly.
The city's wide avenues were paved and lightened everywhere. In 1922, under the control of Maharaja
Man Singh 2 many civic buildings like the secretariat, schools, hospitals and other public buildings
After independence, Jaipur merged with the states of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner to become the
greater Rajasthan union. Jaipur is an elegant capital city of the princely state Rajasthan and the royal
essence still prevails. The regal dynasties, victorious kings, their palaces, gardens and statues adorn the
city and have made Jaipur one of the most promising tourist spots in the nation.