Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: India and Burma
By Katie Shaw
8 March 2019
This week’s episode of ‘Around the World by Train’ sees Tony Robinson delve into the enthralling culture and traditions of India and Burma.Read more
One of the best-planned cities of the world in its time, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, founded by Maharaja Sawai Singh II in 1727 AD. Following independence, Jaipur merged with the states of Mewar, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, and became state capital of Rajasthan in 1956. Jaipur is known for its striking buildings and sights, including the magnificent Amber Fort, one of three ancient hilltop forts that dominate the hills above Jaipur, along with the imposing Palace of the Winds, and the fascinating observatory, which consists of fourteen large geometric structures designed for astronomical measurement.