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Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur is located in state Rajasthan. It is the capital of Rajasthan and is known as the pink city of India. Buildings in this city are made of pink stone so it is called pink.

Jaipur is the capital and largest city in Rajasthan. Jai Sing II the ruler of Amer Founded Jaipur in 1727. Designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur is one of the earliest planned cities in the country. Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination and is one of the cities in the Golden Triangle route. Interestingly the city was painted pink when Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales visited the city in 1876. Traditionally pink symbolizes hospitality; Maharaja Ram Singh painted every building within the walled city pink.  Jawahar circle the biggest circular park in the country is in Jaipur.

Jaipur Tourism

Jaipur is a treasure trove of grand architecture, tradition, and history. Jaipur tourism blends the grandeur of a by-gone era with the colorful Rajasthani culture. Besides history tourists can enjoy themselves in the many bazaars in the city, the city is famous for handicrafts and jewelry. Jaipur is a perfect example of the past and the present living together seamlessly. Jaipur is a food lovers paradise, visitors must try Dal Bati Churma, Mawa Kachori, and Mirchi Bada.

Best time to visit Jaipur

The best time to visit Jaipur is between early November and February. The summers are extremely hot and dry. Jaipur has two important festivals elephant festival and Makar Sankranti. During the elephant festival, the majestic animals are painted beautifully and walk through the city. Makar Sankranti is a unique kite festival is a festival where kites dot the Jaipur sky.

How to reach Jaipur

Tourists can reach Jaipur via air, road, or rail. Sanger Airport has excellent international and domestic connectivity.  3 Railway junctions connect Jaipur to cities all over India. NH 8, NH 10, and NH 11 connect Jaipur to the rest of the country.

Best tourist attractions in Jaipur

  • Amber Fort and Palace
  • City Palace
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh
  • Jal Mahal
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Jaipur Zoo
  • Birla Temple
  • Moti Durgi Ganesh Temple
  • Step Well.
  • BM Birla Planetarium.