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Introduction

Jaipur the capital city of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant and colorful cities of India. Famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes the city basks in the glory of a rich and eventful past. Jaipur is a planned city which is made all the more attractive by the pink wash that most buildings are periodically given. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with ‘Shilpa Shastra’- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Besides, it remains the only city in the world that symbolises the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. It is for these reasons that Jaipur has been included on the popular tourist "Golden Triangle" of Delhi-Jaipur-Agra.

Area 200.4 sq km
Altitude 431 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-2.0 C-28.0 C
Language English, Hindi, Rajasthani
STD Code 0562
Rainfall 64 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Jaipur MapOther cities map



How to get there

  1. Air :-Indian airlines operates flights between Delhi and Jaipur daily, and most flights continue to Mumbai, Udaipur or Aurangabad. There are several weekly flights between Jaipur and Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Jaisalmer. Private airlines sometimes put on extra flights during the tourist season
  2. Rail:-Jaipur is well connected by train to main cities of India. Indian Railway reservation office opens from Monday to Saturday. There are several trains from Jaipur to Agra, Bombay, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kota, Chittorgarh, Alwar, Ajmer and Delhi. There is a Shatabdi Exp. between Jaipur and Delhi and continue to Alwar and Ajmer.
  3. Road:- Rajasthan State Transport Corporation (RSTC) buses all leave from the main bus station. Some services are deluxe .These buses should be booked in advance. There are deluxe buses to many destinations including Delhi, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Bundi, Mt Abu, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu.

Places to Visit

Amer Palace City Palace Hawa Mahal Jantar Mantar
Jal Mahal Jaigarh Fort Nahargarh Fort Sisodia Rani ka Bagh

Excursion

Sanganer Ajmer Samode Pushkar
Alwar Kishangarh Galta Gaitor

Shopping

Shopping for bangles in the narrow bazaars of the Old City of jaipur is an experience one should not miss.jaipur is also known as the "city of pearls". Wide range, price and superior quality are some of the factors, which make the city a true pearls paradise. From cultured pearls to the rare 'Basra', the city has all of them.Jewelers in the pearl markets of jaipur have for centuries combined pearls with the glitter of gold, the richness of rubies and the ecstasy of emeralds. It is indeed amazing and heartwarming to see traditional designs still surviving the march of history in the narrow alleys of the Old City today. Several styles of ornaments using pearls evolved along with the pearl trade. The 'Satlada' and 'Panchlada Haar' are seven and five stringed necklaces. They are often interspersed with emeralds or onyx beads set in nine carat gold. Earrings such as 'Karanphool' and 'Cholaphool', set with uncut diamonds and pearls, are also very popular. The Bazaars around the Charmiar are much the same as they were in the pages of history. Here the fragnance of jasmine and the hot spiced kebabs mingle in the air.  The Laad Bazaar offers pearls and silver filigree work; jewellery, exoctic or traditional, and gorgeous glass or lacquer bangle sets.

Accommodation

Le Meridian Raj Vilas Rajputana Palace Hotel Ashok
Hotel Clarks Amer Hotel Holiday Inn Hotel hilton Jaipur Palace
K.K.Royal Days Hotel Mansingh Maharani Palace Hotel Park plaza
Empire Residency Hawa Mahal Maharani Plaza Jai Mahal Palace
Samode Haveli Alsisar Haveli Raj Palace