ABOUT JAIPUR

Jaipur is a perfect holiday destination with its range of tourist spots and easy accessibility. Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It's a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. .

The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance. It attracts millions of tourist. Every year, every fourth foreign tourist lands to Jaipur. This is just because Jaipur is so beautiful, romantic and modern city. You'll see a so many Palaces, forts, gardens, museum, monuments, amusement parks, restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping malls, handicrafts, jewellery and garment markets, food markets, and multiplexes. Jaipur is ideal destination fun and shopping.

Fairs & Festivals

Elephant Festival

Gangaur Festival

Kite Festival Jaipur

Teej Festival

Temples

Galtaji

Birla Temple

Govind Dev Ji Temple

Moti Dungri

Shopping

Camel Leather Items

Jaipur Carpets

Jaipur Handicrafts

Jaipur Jewelry

Monuments

Amber Fort

City Palace Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

Jaigarh Fort

Jantar Mantar

Nahargarh Fort

Gaitore

Statue Circle

Excursions

Abhaneri        Sambhar

Bagru         Samode

Bairath         Sanganer

Karauli         Tonk

Ramgarh Lake

Sariska National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Gardens

Kanak Vrindavan Valley

Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh

Vidyadhar Garden

Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India's first planned city. Jaipur was the capital of former Kachwaha rulers and it so presents itself as a versatile tourist destination. This royal place is rich in heritage, culture and architecture. With splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis; Jaipur turns out to be an ideal tourist destination. It is not just the royal buildings and palaces that this city offers. Other than these captivating attractions, Jaipur displays exquisite handicrafts and spectacular jewellery. These intricate works of art add life and colour to this Pink City's uniqueness. Also, the serenity of lush gardens and floral array acts as the cherry on the cake of fabulous landscapes. All this make a picturesque view that tends to enthral any visitor

The best time to visit this place is between October and March. Since the weather is pleasant during these months, that allows one to explore more of this place without getting scorched in the seething heat. This city of Rajputs is well known for its fairs and fests that are held on a grand level. The festivals include kite festival, camel festival, teej, gangaur, elephant festival, to name a few. The city witnesses maximum tourists during these days. To add on to its liveliness, this place has brilliant bazaars filled with bright turbans and ethnic attire, hand-dyed and embroidered textiles, pretty jewellery and delicious food. All these things can draw anyone towards them. Dressed in pink, this royal city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is the apt blend of heritage, palaces, culture and art and the flamboyance of this place can be experienced only by visiting it.

JAIPUR FACTS

Jaipur, the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this place was India's first planned city. With spectacular hilltops and stunning fortresses, Jaipur has become a major tourist attraction among both national and international tourists. This royal city captivates travellers as it is known for its rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artefacts, and brilliant past. The serene temples, the long standing forts and palaces, and beautiful havelis with royal touch to them; add on to the glory of Jaipur. Wonderful landscapes, marvellous flora and fauna, picturesque views; all together create a mesmerising view of this place. Only forts and monuments aren't the attractions of this pink city, the intricate handicraft items and exquisite jewellery also catch the eyeballs of tourists. There are many interesting facts about this place that are not known to most of the people. How about getting a hang of them, they might help you in exploring this royal place Jaipur in a better way. Mentioned below are some of the facts for your ready reference.

State Rajasthan
Official Language: Rajasthani
Other Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Marwari
Area: 11117.8 sq.km.
Altitude: 431 m above sea level
Temperature in summers: (March to June) 45 oC (Max), 25 oC (Min)
Temperature in winters: (November-February) 22oC (Max), 5 oC (Min)
Rainfall: 650 mm
Monsoon: July-September
Season: Semi-arid, warm throughout the year.
Religions: Hindu, Islam, Christians, Sikhs, Jains
EducationalInstitutes: University of Rajasthan; Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur; LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur (Deemed University)
Best Time to visit: October to March
Main Attractions: Forts, Palaces, Gardens, Museums, Temples, Monuments,
Population: 6,663,971 (Census of India, 2011)
STD Code: 0141

Interesting Facts About Jaipur

  • Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is known to have founded the city of Jaipur on 18th November 1727.
  • Jaipur is touted as the first planned city of India. It was planned by a Bengali architect named Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya by following the principles of Shilpa Shastra (the science of Indian architecture).
  • Vedic planning for the comfort and prosperity of the citizens, or better known as Vastu Shastra, has also been incorporated in the planning.
  • This largest city is Rajasthan is also famous as the “Pink City”. It is so because in 1876, the city was painted with terracotta pink colour in grand welcome of the Prince of Wales. Since then the name has not only stuck, but has given the city a unique identity.
  • Between 1727 and 1734, Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories or Jantar Mantars. These structures with their amazing combinations of geometric forms at large scale have captivated artists, historians and architects. The largest out of five Jantar Mantars is in Jaipur.
  • Central Museum, located in the centre of the Ram Niwas Bagh, is the oldest museum of Jaipur.
  • Gaitore, based on the Jaipur Amber Road; about 15 km from Jaipur is a royal cremation site of rulers of Jaipur.
  • Sambhar, located at a distance of 60 km from Jaipur is famous for being the largest saline lake in India.

HOW TO REACH

By Air - Jaipur has international airport and is well connected to all major cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad etc. There are so many frequent flights provided by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan.
By Rail - Jaipur has broad gauge lines, so it is connected by rail with all major cities like Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay and Sawai Madhopur.
By Road - Good motorable roads connect Jaipur with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km, Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km, Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km and Bombay 1202 km.

WHEN TO GO

Best time to travel Jaipur is October to March.


Golden Triangle - About Delhi Red fort - India Gate - Lotus Temple
Golden Triangle - Agra Symbol of Love (Tajmahal)
Golden Triangle - About Jaipur Hawa Mahal - Jantar Mantar (Jaipur)
Festival Schedule of India Festival of India - Diwali - Eid - Onam
Golden Triangle - Golden Temple Golden Temple (Amritsar)
Golden Triangle - Pilgrimage Varanasi Pilgrimage (Varanasi)
Golden Triangle - National Symbols of india National Symbols of India
Golden Triangle - Heaven of India Heaven of India (Kashmir)

What to See
City Palace Jantar Mantar Albert Hall & Museum Statue Circle Moti Dungri
Hawa Mahal Gaitore Kanak Vrindavan Jaigarh Fort Nahargarh Fort
Amber Govind Devji Temple Sisodia Rani Garden BM Birla Planetarium
Galtaji Old City Ram Niwas Bagh Jain Temple Ghat ki Guni
Swai Ishwari Swargasuli (Isar Lat)

City Palace

The royal palace is located in the heart of pink city. The palace tells the story of the pride and glorious past of Jaipur. A part of the palace is still the residence of the royal family and other part is a famous musems and galley displaying some of amazing antiques, paintings, and artworks. The palace also has a restaurant where you can enjoy the royal taste. The palace is worth visiting.

Albert Hall & Museum

It is a beautiful royal hall surrounded by lush green gardens and lawns, located just out side the walled city. The spot is loved by the tourist and local joggers. The enter of attraction, the albert hall is museum displaying a rich collection of Art- de- fact like paintings, carpet, ivory, stone and metal sculptures and colourful crystal works etc.

Hawa Mahal

The wind palace was built in 1799 AD. It is the part of the City palace and was bulit for the royal ladies to have glimpses of the royal processions and the market activates.

Gaitore

It is the final resting place of the Maharajas of Jaipur and is located just off the Jaipur - Amber Road. Situated in a narrow valley the cenotaphs of the former Maharajas are chhatris made in typical Rajput architecture. The chhatri of Sawai Jai Singh II is of special mention for its carvings that exaggerate it.

Nahargarh Fort

Narahgarh means the abode of Tiger, it is located in a roughed Aravali hills. The fort has wonderful view of the pink city. It was built in 1734 and was the excursion spot for the royal family.

Govind Devji Temple

- The most popular temple of Jaipur dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in the central pavilion of the Jai Niwas Garden to the north of Chandra Mahal. The image of the patron deity-Govind Devji, originally installed in a temple of Vrindavan, was reinstalled here by Sawai Jai Singh II as his family deity.

BM Birla Planetarium

The Planetarium offers unique audio-visual education and entertainment with its modern computerized projection system. For school groups concessions are available. It closed on last Wednesday of every month. It opens from 12.00 PM to 19.00 PM.

Galtaji

An ancient pilgrimage centre, lying beyond the gardens amidst low hills temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and reservoirs) along with lush landscape make it a delightful spot. The small temple of the Sun god, built by Diwan Kriparam on the top of the highest peak is visible from all parts of the city.

Ram Niwas Bagh

A lush spacious garden with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarlum , a museum and popular sport ground. It was built by Sawai Ram Singh II in the 1868 A.D. as a famine relief project. The Albert Hall is a fine example of Indo Saracenic style of architecture.

Swai Ishwari

Singh who was cremated outside the Jai Niwas Garden. Most imposing is the 'chattri' of Sawai Jai Singh II with the intricate carvings and a graceful shape.

Jantar Mantar

It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Sigh II, whose hobby was astrology and numerology. It’s the biggest and best preserved observatory among the other four. By means of the instruments here, astronomers could measure the positions of the stars and calculate eclipses.

Statue Circle

This is a famous circle, ideal for evening out with friends and family. It has a beautifully carved statue of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Moti Dungri

Moti Dungari is a privately owned hilltop fort built like a Scottish castle. The Ganesh Temple at the foot of the hill and the marvelous Lakshmi Narayan Temple built in marbles a few years back, are also noteworthy.

Kanak Vrindavan

Located in the foothills of Nahargarh hills on the way towards Amer, this complex is a popular spot for picnic and film shoots. It should be definitely visited on the way to the three garland forts of Jaipur- Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amber. The greenery after the monsoons gives this whole place a feel of heavenly sensation, with JAL MAHAL in the back ground. Not so old but definitely an exquisitely landscaped garden with beautifully carved temple in beige stone.

Jaigarh Fort

It was built in 1726 AD and was never captured. The fort is is well maintained and houses a mammoth cannon called Jai Ban and has extensive walls.

Amber

The stunning fort is the famous fort of Jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Mansingh. It displays a unique blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architcture. The fort features a lake which reflects its many terraces and pavilions. Amber is also known for the spectacular Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Diwan-i-Am, Sikh Niwas and the small Kali Temple.

Sisodia Rani Garden

It has tiered multilevel gardens with fountains, water channel and painted pavilions and suites of living rooms.

Old City

Once a settlement of nobles, craftsmen and common folks, the city of Amer is now in ruins. The remnants of its rich past are the beautifully carved and planned Jagat Shiromani Temple, a Krishna temple associated with Meerabai, an ancient temple of Narsinghji and a magnificent step-well, Panna Mian-ka-kund.

Jain Temple

The exquisite Jain temple on the Agra road has some of the most beautiful 19th century paintings in Jaipur style on its walls.

Ghat ki Guni

Beautifully landscaped gardens, laid out in the 18th and 19th century by king and courtiers dot the narrow gorge in the south eastern corner of the walled city, along the road to Agra.

Swargasuli (Isar Lat)

The highest tower dominating the skyline of the western side of the Tripolia Bazaar. It was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D. to commemorate a grand victory.

SHOPPING

Jaipur is famous for its lacquer jewellery, painted with enamel, encrusted with Kundan. You can find precious and semi-precious stones. Tie-and-dye work on silk and crepe and the Sanganer block prints are the specialties of Jaipur. You can purchase Sanganer bed linen, table linen and dress material on a variety of fabrics in the village or at any outlet in the Pink City . Ethnic block prints, traditional crafts of Rajasthan from the shops at MI Road . While in Sanganer, don't forget to check out Jaipur blue pottery. The thumb rule for bargaining at roadside stalls still operates here. So you can make some good buys. The Jaipuri razai is also very popular.

WHERE TO EAT

There are so many good restaurants and bars, you'll find few international restaurants.
Panghat packs dinner and traditional entertainment together, in a cocktails and Tandoori fare at the Taj Rambagh's amphitheatre.
Suvarna, also at Rambagh, is a multi-cuisine restaurant.
Lakshmi Misthaan Bhandaar, popularly known as LMB, gives you Rajasthan on a plate including their renowned 'ghewar'.