Moving on, Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh the 2nd, one of the best rulers in those times. The initial plan for this city was to be a city located in the plain.
The city of Jaipur means victorious – Jai meaning victory; a city planned to respond at certain religious demands. The initial plan was made after consulting with various architectural books, including Vastu Shastra. The city was raised in a shape of Mandala with nine parts. Nine is the number of planets. The spaces for the shops are split in multiples of nine, the street corner marking the position of a planet. This city comprises nine areas out of which two were dedicated to the planets and to the administrative buildings.
City Palace is the famous and majestic palace of the maharajah located downtown of Jaipur. Near the palace one can see probably the most photogenic building in Jaipur – the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Wind, built in a shape of a crown, meant to be for the wives of the maharajahs; in order for them to quietly observe the world outside.
Near the palaces one can see an astronomical observer – Jantar Mantar. You can walk through 14 of different astronomical instruments, capable of measuring the time and predict the moon eclipse. Apart from the beauties that one can see here, one should pay much attention that there is a big flaw – that of dirt.