also known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest
kings of Kachhawaha clan Sawai Jai Singh. The most chosen city among the
golden triangle in the tourist map of India, the city was built of pink
colour in imitation of sandstone, and is remarkable among pre-modern Indian
cities for the width and regularity of its streets.
Jaipur, the culture of which is as colourful as its monuments, hosts many
renowned fairs and festivals. Elephant festival (during holi- the Hindu
festival of colours), Sitla mata fair and Chaksu fair are well get together
of all sects of people and a chance to see the real colours of Jaipur.
It was repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales. Best to
explore on foot, the adventurous visitor who wishes to go to inner places
can discover a new meaning of tour not available to the general tourist.
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal :
This Mahal was basically used as a veil by
the royal women folk to watch the proceedings on the road below. It is one
of the most common, popular and most visited tourist attractions in Jaipur.
City Palace :
The City Palace is one of the finest
examples of combination of Mughal and Rajput architecture. A part of the
palace is nowadays used as a museum that has a huge collection of, weapons,
Mughal carpets and costumes, and Rajasthani miniatures and rare manuscripts
of that age.
Built in 1718 by Sawai Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar is another
wonderful sight to visit. Jantar Mantar Observatory is one of the five
observatories that was built by the king who himself was an astronomer. The
observatory was built in stone and marble to study the stellar movements.
Amber Fort :
One of the most popular tourists sites in
the city, the Amber Fort and Palace complex that houses an artificial lake
is one of the most popular tourist sites in the city. Situated in the South
of Amber town the fort is famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim
architecture, and offering elephant rides from the town up to the palace.
Jaigarh Fort :
The Jaigarh Fort offers stunning views of
the foothills of the Aravalli range, as well as attractions such as immense
underground water-storage tanks. This fort is situated on the hills above
the Amber Palace complex and houses what is reputed to be the world's
There are numerous other tourists' destinations like Nahargarh Fort, Govind
Deoji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Valley and Laxmi Naryan Temple.
Jaipur is a shopping paradise with a huge variety of precious and
semi-precious stones, bandhej (tie and dye), and block-printed textiles,
stone carving, antiques and pseudo-antiques, quilts (famous for less
weight), bangles, blue-potteries, durries, carpets, brassware, traditional
chappals and jutis and other items of handicrafts.
Jauhari Bazaar, Badi Chaupar and M.I.
Road are the major shopping destinations for any kind of shopping.
Maniharon-ka-Rasta in the Tripolia Bazaar area (specializing in lac bangles)
and Ramganj Bazaar (in traditional chappals and jutis) are also well known
How to go there
By air :
Jaipur is well connected to the major airports
such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Udaipur etc. Flights to Dubai have been
recently started by Indian airlines.
By Train :
Jaipur is connected by broad gauge to all
major cities in India.
By Bus :
Comfortable Journey by A/C buses from Delhi
operated by The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation