Jaipur - The Pink City of India
One of the major tourist destinations of India, Jaipur India is given a world wild title, as the Pink City due to the pink wash applied to its buildings. Travel to Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan, it is an abode of extensive boulevard and beautiful gardens. Jaipur India was founded by Sawai Jaisingh II, in 1727 AD, still preserves its glory of rich history and culture. The past comes alive in its impressive forts, majestic palaces and in its royal building which for centuries were the abode of royal families. Rajasthani jewelry, art and fabrics maintain an ageless feature and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. These exquisite items are of great demand in the international market. Jaipur Tourism with its romantic grace takes one to an era of kingship and heritage.
Travel to Jaipur, one of the most treasured destination of Rajasthan. Your Jaipur travel will enable you to explore the forts and palaces of the city. Jaipur travel will involve sightseeing tour to City Palace, Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal. The city of Jaipur is multifaceted and offers innumerable attractions to people coming from all across the world.It is a pristine jewel in the sands of Rajasthan, the city is wll known for its marvellous architecture and town planning. The city offers a perfect mix of culture which needs to experienced on your Rajasthan tour.
Location : Just 258 kms from Delhi, Jaipur is nestled in Northern India. Jaipur would have been a part of Thar Desert and is well connected with Northern India like Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer.
Famous As : The Pink City and Capital of Rajasthan
Temperature : Summer Mean Max. 42.2, Mean Min. 36.6, Winter Mean Max. 27.5, Mean Min. 15.5
Places of Interest : Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Palace, Palace on Wheels
Ideal Time to Visit : October- March
¤ Main Attractions in Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of Winds : The Hawa Mahal, or the 'Palace of Winds' is arguably Jaipur's best-known monument. It is unlike any other Rajput monument - fort, palace or temple. The magical structure seems straight out of the Arabian Nights - an oriental fantasy in stone.
City Palace : Situated in the heart of Jaipur, the City Palace covers one-seventh of the town, and the plan of the palace is similar to that of the city. The palace has a high wall or sarahad that surrounds it on all sides.
Jaigarh Fort : Jaigarh or the 'Fort of Victory' is perched atop Chilh ka Tola (Hill of Eagles), 400 feet above the Amber Fort. The walls of the fort are spread acrossr three kilometres. The biggest ever canon on wheels, Jaivan, is the crowning glory of Jaigarh.
Jantar MantarJantar Mantar : Jantar Mantar, built between 1728 and 1734, literally means the 'instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens'. Jai Singh, the brain behind the grand project, chose to build the monument in stone with marble facing. This was the biggest of all his observatories and the only one built out of stone.
Amber Fort : Also pronounced Amer, Amber served as the capital of Jaipur State in its heydays. It was here that the Kachhawaha Rajputs of Jaipur established them way back in the 11th century before moving on to the Pink City of Jaipur in 1728. Amber (Jaipur) was also the most prosperous and powerful of all the Rajput states of Rajasthan.
Nahargarh Fort : In 1734, seven years after his new capital was built, Jai Singh II began to build this small fort, which is also known as Tiger Fort (Nahar: tiger, Garh: fort). It stands tall on a steep rocky face with massive walls and bastions. The fort provides a bird's-eye view of the Pink City, sprawled all around it. Jai Singh II named it Sudarshangarh (sudarshan chakra was Lord Krishna's discus).
Sanganer : Sanganer is a traditional village known for housing the famous Jain temples and other important craft industries. The region produces some finest pieces of hand printed and block printed textile. Sanganer is just 13 kms from Jaipur and falls on the tonk road.
Bagru : Located 30 kms from Jaipur, Bagru falls on the Ajmer road. Bagru is another region which is quite popular for hand rinted tye and dye textiles. The major difference between the Sanganeri prints and Bagru are that Bagru is mostly done of red and yellow background. The designs are simple here and the techniques used are less complicated.
Ramgarh Lake : Just 25 kms from Jaipur, Ramgarh Lake is the famous artificial lake which was created by constructing a high bund amidst the tree covered hills. It is an artificial lake and is 4 kms in length and 2 kms in width.
Samode : Just 40 kms from Jaipur lies another destination which is worth exploring. Located on Shekhawati road, Samode is quite famous for haveli and fort. Samode is an ideal getaway and provides the best way to relax.
¤ Shoppers' Paradise
Your Jaipur travel is incomplete if you don't enroll yourself in shopping expedition. There are number of shopping bazaars from where you can shop the best of products. Tripolia Bazaar, Johari Bazaar,
Kishanpol Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are some of the famous market places of Jaipur. All these bazaars are famous for something or other. Nehru Bazaar is quite famous for Mojri footwear where as Tripolia Bazaar is quite famous
for ironware and brassware.
¤ Getting There
Fly Away : Sanganer airport in Jaipur is the major airport in Rajasthan. In Jaipur, domestic flights connectes to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Only one flight connects to Dubai.
On Tracks : Jaipur is well connected with Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur. The other states which are connected through train are UP and MP.
On Wheels : Regular bus service connects Jaipur through AC and Deluxe coaches.
¤ A Stay To Remember
There are number of hotels in Jaipur which provide comfortable stay to its visitors. The hotel category may vary from deluxe to budget. All the hotels are present with requisite facilities.
Heritage Hotels in Jaipur
Royal Castle Kanota
Narain Niwas Palace
Raj Mahal Palace
Hotel Alsisar Haveli
Hotel Bissau Palace
Five Star Hotels in Jaipur
Man Singh Towers
Hotel Man Singh
Hotel Clarks Amer
Hotel Jaipur Palace
Chokhi Dhani - The Ethnic Village Resort
Budget hotels in Jaipur
Hotel Maurya Palace