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 State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.