Jaipur is surrounded by Nahargarh hills in north and Jhalana in the east which are part of Aravalli hills. It is one of the earliest planned cities of India, planned on the principles of vastu and modelled as 9 squares under the architectural guidance of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. It was founded on 18 November 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. The walled city’s road network follows a definite hierarchy with well-defined public places and controlled facade treatment on main roads.
The mapping of tourist and heritage areas revealed the most visited areas namely Amber Fort, City palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Govind Dev Ji Temple, and Albert Hall. The mapping of open areas revealed potential areas which can be developed as tourist attractions are Jaleb Chowk, Ram Niwas garden, Chowgan Statium, Talkatora Lake, and various Baori’s in the area. The prominent bazars of the walled city include Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Chaura Rasta, Kishanpole Bazar, Tripolia Bazar and just out the walled city area M. I. Road, which are frequented by residents as well as tourists coming to Jaipur.
Areas covering most of these drivers, giving an identity to the city has been selected for development.