August 21, 2008

Latest Real Estate Trends In Jaipur

Posted in real estate, tourists, Travel tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:09 pm by saratrooper

Jaipur, also popularly known as the pink city is largely famous as a tourist destination. Last few years has seen a lot of developments in terms of IT/ITES companies entering the Jaipur market due to affordable labour and cost of operation. As a result Jaipur properties have seen a lot of developments in terms of property transactions.

As the ratio of demand to supply is deficit, there has been remarkable escalation in the Jaipur properties rates. The infrastructure is now powered by connectivity with the 8-lane expressway and proximity to international airport. This city is set to go up to 25-30% by 2010.

Jaipur real estate builders are of the view point that investors are ready to buy apartments in Jaipur but the demand has shifted from the Walled City or Old Jaipur to locations like Ashok Nagar, C-Scheme and Lal Kothi. Vidhyadhar Nagar, Vaishali Nagar and Mansarovar.

These upcoming residential locations are mainly on the outer fringes of city. New residential projects like Omaxe City, Sushant Lok, Parsvnath Narayan City, Amarpali and Vatika are coming along Ajmer Road, Tonk Road and Kalwar Road.

In the residential segment, Bani Park, Malviya Nagar and Raja Park have also witnessed a decent appreciation in the last two years. Jaipur Real Estate Developers are of the view point that recent trend is seen that most of the investors are readily buying apartments in Jaipur and converting them into serviced apartments.

As most of the tourists prefer these serviced apartments in comparision to hotels as it gives them a homely experience.

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July 8, 2008

Hawa Mahal in the pink city: Jaipur

Posted in tourists, Travel tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:26 pm by saratrooper

Built in 1799, the Hawa Mahal (the palace of Winds) is one of the Jaipur’s major Landmarks, although it is actually little more than a facade. This five – storey building, which looks out over the main street of the buzzing old city , is a stunning example of Rajput artistry with its pink, delicately honeycombed sandstone windows, of which there are 953. It was originally built to enable the women of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the cit. The palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is a part of the city palace complex.

Since the Hawa Mahal was built at a time when women of the royal families had to observe strict purdah, many believe that the Hawa Mahal was built, just so these ladies could watch the processions and various activities taking place on the streets. This does explain why Hawa Mahal has such tiny windows and many screened balconies. The royal ladies could look below at the people without showing themselves and thus enjoy a sense of freedom.

The Hawa Mahal is a popular place among visitors to Rajasthan because of the amazing view it offers of the city and particularly Jantar Mantar (another tourist attraction). Many insist that the best time to visit Hawa Mahal is in the early morning, right when the sun is rising. As the palace bathes in the golden light of the sun, it looks like a fantastic image conjured up by the mind in a trance. The palace glows like an impalpable dream, which makes you feel that even if you dare blink your eyes, it will quickly dissolve into thin air.

Most of the people come her to see the beautiful facade, but you can also climb the top for a view of the city below; peer through the latticed windows to experience the fascinating interplay of gazes set up by the structure. The entrance is from the rear of the building.

Time: 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.(Daily)