Jaipur

Jaipur City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Elephant Festival and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - Jaipur is a praiseworthy destination of India.

Introduction

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, has been on the global limelight for its cultural richness, state-of-the-art architecture, fascinating palaces, beautiful handicraft and intricate jewellery items. This erstwhile princely state; founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, the then ruler of Amber; is hugely popular among domestic and international tourists. The age-old charm of the city leaves travellers astounded. Splendid views of forts, palaces, lakes and heritage hotels make the city one of the most sought after destinations in India. Be it its food, art, culture or folk music; everything has the reason to enrapture you. Jaipur aka the Pink City completes your itinerary in all ways.

  

What to see

Forts and monuments

Jaipur itself tells the story of Rajput rulers’ chivalry. There are several palaces glorifying the history of Rajasthan. City Palace is a perfect amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal architecture with several palaces, gardens and a temple named Govind Devji. Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world, is a unique monument built by Sawai Jai Singh II. Hawa Mahal, which literally means palace of wind, is a five-storey monument. It comprises more than 900 small windows which were meant for queens and princesses to watch city processions and festivals while being unseen to people. Besides, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Statue Circle, Moti Dungri, Gaitore and Kanak Vrindavan are well-frequented by tourists who get spell-bound with the grandeur of these monuments.  

Fair and Festivals

Festivals are best time to witness the colourfulness of Jaipur. Elephant Festival, an annual event celebrated on Holi, displays beautifully decorated elephants taking part in various activities. Jaipur Heritage International Festival, a 2-week long event, provides a platform to Rajasthani handicrafts, art, folk music, dance and cuisine. Apart from these, one gets a glimpse of this cultural affluence in the form of Gangaur Festival, Teej Festival and Kite Festival.

 

Heritage and luxury hotels

While touring Jaipur, you can enjoy a cosy stay at its various hotels. Heritage hotels such as - Rambagh Palace, Samode Haveli, Raj Palace Hotel and Samode Palace - are top favourites among tourists. Moreover, Hotel Le Meridian, Hotel Rajputana Sheraton and Jai Mahal Palace promise to give you world-class luxurious stay.

 

Luxury trains

You can unwind yourself while travelling in various luxury trains. A journey in Maharaja Express and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is most coveted. Luxury with royal treatment has made these trains a big hit among tourists. Palace on wheels, one of the 10 best luxurious trains in the world, has drawn the global attention with its coaches replicating the royal states of Rajasthan.

Shopping

Your visit to Jaipur is incomplete without exploring its markets renowned for jewellery, marble, wood, stone and leather goods, textiles and saris. For textile items, it is Bapu bazaar and Nehru bazaar; whereas your search for semi-precious stones ends at Jauhari bazaar. Tripolia bazaar and Chaura Rasta deal in huge variety of utensils and ironware. This shoppers’ paradise also offers you some great work of handicrafts ranging from tie and dye prints to brass products. One can get amazing items of blue pottery at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Center. Chameliwala market is famous for its silver jewellery.

Climate

Summer (late March to June): Min. 21°C, Max. 45°C
Winter (October to mid of March): Min. 5°C, Max. 32°C

Preferable time to visit

October to March

How to go

Air: Jaipur is well-connected to all major Indian cities through regular domestic and international flights. There are direct flights from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat and Sharjah. Jaipur international airport is 13 km from the main city.

Rail: There are many train services which directly connects Jaipur to metro cities like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad and Chennai.

Road: Reaching Jaipur by road is also very easy. From Delhi one can take National Highway 8 to reach Jaipur. Moreover, AC and Deluxe bus services from Rajasthan roadways are also available.

Jaipur - fun and excitement unleashed

Simple yet royal!! Jaipur fills your spirit with a gratification every time you set out for this Pink City’s excursion.

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