ancient gem, in the golden desert sand of Rajasthan, Jaipur nestles in the
grooved hills of the massive Aravalli. Here the past comes alive in
magnificent forts and palaces, which were the dwelling places of these kings
and the queens. This charming pink city is largely well-liked for its forts,
colourful gardens, huge palaces, hustling bazaars,craggy fortresses and
splendid heritage hotels. The famous dances of Jaipur like Ghoomar and
Ghorband exhibit their rustic life. The art and craft of Jaipur is very
vibrant. Be it the popular Minakari jewellery or unique blue pottery,
Rajasthanis excel in everything they do. Jaipur was founded by Sawai Jai
Singh also known as the Pink City, because it is designed in pink color.
Jaipur is the most colourful city of Rajasthan, mainly famous for its exotic
Forts, Lavish Palaces, evergreen gardens, friendly people and for shopping.
Places to see
City Palace Complex :
This Palace is the residence of the
Maharaja of Jaipur.
It occupies a large area divided into a series of gardens, courtyards,
gardens and buildings. The palace is the blend of Rajasthani & Mughal
architecture, now converted into a museum & houses unique antiques.
Amber Fort :
This exotic fort is famous for its
fascinating architecture, there you can enjoy an elephant to approach the
Old City - The Pink City :
The old city is partially
encirvled by a crenllated wall - the major gates are Chand Pol, Ajmer &
Sanganeri. The mains bazaars of the old city i.e. Johri Bazar, Bapu bazaar,
Tripolia Bazaar and Chand Pol Bazaar is worth to visit.
Jaigarh Fort :
It was built by Sawai Jai Sigh for
military purpose. This fort houses the largest cannon called "Jaiban"
The Tiger fort was built in 1734. The best place to see the Sunset &
the city from the top.
Hawa Mahal :
Its the Wind Palace specially made for royal
ladies to see the city activities.
Royal Gaitor :
The beautiful cenotaphs of the royal
family are just outside the city walls.
Albert Hall Museum :
It houses some of the rare
collections of carpets, artifacts, textile, pottery and other craft items.
Birla Temple :
This wonderful state of the art temple is
made up of pure white marble and must not be missed.
Jantar Mantar :
This observatory was built in 1728 by
Sawai Jai Sigh to study the position & movement of the planets.
Galta Ji :
The temple of the Sun god, a rocky barren orge
leads up to it and there are good views over the surrounding plains.
Climate and Best Time to visit
Jaipur experiences a hot and dry climate. The temperature rises upto 45ºC
in summers and lowers down to 25ºC in winters. Nights are cooler than
the days. You can visit the city anytime between September - March.
Jaipur Air/Rail/Road Links
The Sanganer Airport of Jaipur is 10 kms away
from the city centre. Domestic flights connect Delhi (258 km) Kolkata (1462
km), Mumbai (1202 km), Udaipur (405 km) etc to Jaipur.
Jaipur is very well connected all the major
cities of India such as Delhi (258 km), Agra (232 km),Kolkata (1462 km),
Mumbai (1202 km), Udaipur (405 km) etc
Regular bus service of AC and deluxe buses is
available from Jaipur to all major destinations of India.