Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It was named after King Jai Singh in 1727, who was the then ruler of Amer. The former Royal family still lives in Jaipur in the famous City Palace. With a whopping population of more than 3 million, Jaipur is the tenth most populous city in India. It is often referred to as the Pink City, due to its dominantly pink colored buildings. Located very close to the Great Indian Desert, Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate with very less rainfall during the monsoon months. The ancient forts and relics in and around Jaipur make it a flamboyant city which attracts thousands of tourist every year. The royal observatory or the Jantar Mantar, the honeycomb-like Hawa Mahal and the gorgeous Amer Fort are Jaipur?s star attractions, which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jaipur also connects tourists to other attractive tourist destinations in the vicinity like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Mount Abu. Interestingly, Jaipur is a Vastu-complaint city which was meticulously planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1727 based on the Indian Vastu Shastra. Rajasthani, Dhundhari, Marwari, Hindi and English are the languages spoken in the city. Jaipur is famous for its spread of delectable Rajasthani cuisine - the Dal Baati Churma and Ghevar are the most sought out dishes in the restaurants of Jaipur. Jaipur is a colorful city where one may find a beautiful juxtaposition of the old and the new - modern cars and buses alongside camels, trendy motorbikes and buzzing autorickshaws, modern buildings and ancient forts, shopping complexes and rustic markets - all these add up to enhance the beautiful essence and spirit of the city.
The J&K Bank is a private sector banking and financial services company based in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir. J&K Bank established on October 1, 1938, was the first bank in the country to emerge as a state-owned bank. On 1 October 1938, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank was founded by Maharaja Hari Singh (the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir). The eminent investors were invited by the Maharaja to become the founding directors and shareholders of the bank. The most notable investors were Abdul Aziz Mantoo, Pesten jee, Pandit Sriniwas Magotra, and the Bhagat Family, all of whom acquired a significant holding in bank shares. On 4 July 1939, the bank commenced the operations, and it was declared as the first semi-state-owned bank of with participation in capital by State and the public under the control of State Government. The bank had achieved the status of a scheduled bank In the year 1971 and was recognized as an "A" Class bank by the Reserve Bank of India in 1976. The bank had to face severe difficulties during independence time as out of its ten branches two branches of Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, and Mirpur fell to the other side of the line of control (now Pakistan administered Kashmir) along with cash and other assets. As per the regulations of Indian Companies Act 1956, the bank was declared as a government company following the extension of Central laws to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.