Jaipur in Rajasthan is one of the top most visited cities in the state. Jaipur is having everything you wish from your holiday destination. The history and culture of the city is incomparable. Palaces, wildlife sanctuaries, forts, lakes and more are major attractions of here which grab every age and groups of tourists. Easy access by all means of transportation and different range of accommodation increase the value of this marvelous destination.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan, India has a plethora of options for the tourist to come to visit this place. It is said about Jaipur that the city is the first well-planned city in India which is rich both historically and culturally. The city was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. This magnificent city is popular for architecture, buildings, palaces, forts, colorful markets, jaipur treasures as embroidery, jewellery and fabrics etc.
There are several other attractions in Jaipur to roam around on your India tours are described below:
An architectural wonder of Jaipur is none other than Jantar Mantar. This must-see attraction is an astrological observatory particularly used to study about stars and planets etc. It is built in 1716 by Sawai Jai Singh.
The City Palace
The city palace in Jaipur exemplifies the royal and cultural legacy of past. This palace is multi stored and is royal structure with museum, temple, gardens and courtyards. This royal palace is a wide collection of weapons, costumes, rare manuscript, Rajasthani and Mughal rare manuscripts etc.
Hawa Mahal is a wonderful Rajputana architecture which is based on Beehive octagonal pattern. This multi-layered structure building has hundreds of doors, windows and perforated screens.
Birla Mandir of Jaipur as well known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir was built by an industrialist named Ghanshyam Das Birla. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god.
Amber fort has awesome architecture and interiors. Amazing carving and mirror work makes it more notable. This royal feel temple is located on high hills can be only reached on an elephant.
Offering bird’s eye view of the surroundings, this fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II in 1734. It has the nine wonderful apartments which were especially built by the king for his nine queens.
It is a village located in the outskirts of Jaipur city. It represents the culture, lifestyle and traditions of village life of Rajashtan. The village was developed in 1989 and today it is attracting tourists of all taste.
This Buddhist heritage place is situated about 80 km away from Jaipur. It has the remains of a circular Buddhist temple from ancient times onwards.
The best season to visit the pink city Jaipur is winter during October to February. The climate is so favorable this time to roam around this city. The average temperature during this time is about 25 degree Celsius. The temperature falls up to 5 degree C at night. Summer season which is between from April to July are very hot and humid with the average temperature between 32 C to 45 C.
Jaipur, Rajasthan is a very popular tourist destination and well connected by all the modes of transportation including air, rail and road from other different parts of India.
Jaipur is located on National Highway – 8 which join the two metropolitan cities of India including Delhi and Mumbai which is 250 km away from Delhi and 240 km from Agra. So anyone can visit this place by bus or car.
Jaipur railway station is the headquarters of North Western Indian Railway zone. Many train pass from here every day connecting other parts of India. It is good news for the tourists that the luxurious train ‘Palace on Wheels’ will have a stoppage here from 2013 onwards.
Jaipur international airport offers both domestic and international flights for various destinations of India and other countries. There are many flights that take off and land here.
Jaipur is having many modern shops and traditional bazaars. Here you can find a good range of handicrafts including pottery, embroidered juttis, marble items, jewellery, pottery, precious stones and leather products etc.