Story:- The existence of human beings on the planet earth has seen men living on trees, in caves, in open air, in huts and other habitats. With the evolution of human brain and effort human beings started living in small communities then in bigger communities which came to be known as villages, towns and further resulted in the existence of modern cities. More the refined brain and more advanced were the techniques in town planning along the time. All the countries of the world have some exquisite, beautiful cities where the tourists have been thronging in large numbers. The existence and evolution of town planning in India is very ancient. The Indus valley civilization which existed in the Indian subcontinent 5000 years ago had very excellent features of town planning architecture. One of the features which archaeologists found at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa found that the streets were very wide even during those days and were rectangular, cutting and meeting one another at rectangles. The big streets were sub divided into smaller streets which were also straight and rectangular. The houses on both sides of the roads had excellent ventilation and a good number of windows opening in the main streets giving the right amount of sunlight and fresh air to the people living inside.

When Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2nd of Amber decided to have a new capital for his state he interested his knowledgeable friend Rao Vidyadhar to prepare a blue print of the project of a new capital – Jaipur. Rao Vidyadhar was a man of letters, a versatile personality who had a very extensive and deep understanding of architecture. Rao Vidyadhar had some very fine ideas in his mind about the shape and size of the new capital which was to be known as Jaipur. He studied the ancient treaties on architecture of Hindu culture and religion. He had a great admiration for the town planners of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa and he adopted the salient features of Harappan town planning while designing the city of Jaipur. He even mixed the main features of astronomical architecture in the planning the pink city. From centuries tourists from all parts of the world have been coming to Jaipur to feel the architectural magic created by Rao Vidyadhar and Anand Ram Mistry and remain mesmerised by the airs and scents of this beautiful city.

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