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The Pink City Jaipur: Study and Analysis of Historical Forts | Original Article

Indu Aggarwal*, Atul Dutta, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Royal palaces and forts with big courtyards and corridors, colorful cultural heritage and rich embellishments around picturesque landscape was the motivation behind the research on palaces and forts of Jaipur. Jaipur is a dream city with its deep rooted culture and heritage. The only planned city of its time was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 A.D. and has many splendid monuments. The forts of Jaipur district evolved from the time period of 11th to 17th century. The name to the city given Gulabi Nagari or pink city is due to the use of pink sandstone enriching it with an unresisting charm worldwide. The aim of this paper is to understand the ancient urban planning and design of fortress towns and conservation and preservation of heritage buildings in context of increasing tourism. The objective of this paper is to critically analyze the ancient urban planning rules for designing fortress towns to explore the charm and glory, splendor and bright colorful traditions of Jaipur which attracts both in house people and tourists across India and abroad.