the capital city of Rajasthan, is a city of forts, palaces, museums and some
of the most friendliest of people. Established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh
II, it is famously referred to as the pink city of India. The city was
painted in pink to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, Edward VII
in 1876. An interesting aspect of the city is its colourful marketplaces
which are ever-rich with a huge variety of handicrafts and souvenirs to take
Climate & Best Time
Jaipur has scorching summers and cool winters. During summers, mercury
touches a high of 45 degrees centigrade and never comes below 25 degrees.
Winter time is suitable for tourists, with the maximum showing 22 degrees
centigrade. However, nights can record a minimum of around 8.3 degrees
centigrade. The ideal time for tourists to make a trip to the city is
between September and March.
Places to Visit
The city of Jaipur has a number of attractions in store for travellers and
holidaymakers. Whether you wish to have an insightful view of the city's
history or are thinking to explore its essential cultural elements, the city
offers it all.
» City Palace
of the key attractive features of the city, the City Palace epitomises the
amalgamation of the Mughal and the Rajput architecture. Inside the palace
complex, you can feast your eyes upon imposing structures like the Mubarak
Mahal, Moon Palace, Pritam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-i-Khas etc.
» Hawa Mahal
palace was constructed in 1799 to be used by the royal ladies. The women
could easily watch the activities and processions in the streets below,
without being visible themselves to the outside world.
» Jantar Mantar
The observatory is the brainchild of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who built it
in 1718. The masonry instruments were used to study the movement of the
planets and stars. It is made up of stone and marble.
» Amber Fort
Another fine example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture at Jaipur is the
Amber Fort (or Amer Fort). Built by Raja Mansingh II in 1592, the fort is
made up of marble and red sandstone and has numerous worth-watching
apartments with detailed works of art.
During their trip to Jaipur, tourists have enough options of accommodation
to choose from. You'll find hotels ranging from deluxe and heritage to
budget. Homestays are also a good option. Raj Vilas and the Rambagh Palace
Hotel are famous five star deluxe hotels. Raj Mahal Palace and Samode Haveli
can be good choices when looking for a heritage hotel.
The Sanganer Airport of Jaipur has regular domestic flights to places like
Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur. From here, you can
catch express and super-fast trains to Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai,
Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad. Tourists can avail of regular
air-conditioned and deluxe coaches reaching different parts of the state and