Jaipur is the Capital and the largest city of Rajasthan. Founded by Jai Singh II the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. Jaipur is also known as Pink City of India. Jaipur along with Agra forms the most famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India. Jaipur serves as the most popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. This royal place is rich in heritage, culture and architecture. With Splendid fortresses, Majestic Palaces, Temples and beautiful Haveli’s, Jaipur turns out to be an ideal tourist destination in India. Jaipur is also famous for handicrafts and spectacular jewellery.
These work of arts add life and colour to this pink city.
History of Jaipur
Founded in 1726 by Jai Singh II, who ruled Amer from 1699 – 1743. Jai Singh Consulted several architects while planning the layout of the city. Jaipur was planned based on the principles of Vastu Shastra.
Things to do in Jaipur
Jaipur is famous for its monuments like Amer Fort, City Palace Jaipur, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Gaitore, Jal Mahal and Statue Circle.
Fairs & Festivals
A cultural rich city like Jaipur hosts many popular Fairs & Festivals like Elephant Festival, Gangaur Festival, Kite Festival, Teej Festival
Jaipur is famous for shopping as well, tourists from different parts of the world come to see the charm of the city and also shop for camel leather items, Jaipur Carpets, Handicrafts of Jaipur and most famous Jaipur jewellery.
Jaipur has some famous temples to take blessings. Famous temples of Jaipur are Galtaji, Birla Temple, Govind Dev Ji Temple and Moti Dungri.
Famous gardens of Jaipur are Kanak Vrindavan valley, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, Vidyadhar Garden.
How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur is very well connected by air to all the major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc. Tourists can get flights of Go Air, Indigo, Jet Airways, Spicejet, Air India etc.
Jaipur railway station is well connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Indore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
Jaipur is located on National Highway no. 8 connecting Delhi and Mumbai. Jaipur is connected through a network of highways to New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujrat.
Distance from Major Cities
- Delhi to Jaipur by road is around 280 Kilometres
- Agra to Jaipur by road is around 235 kilometres
- Ahmedabad to Jaipur by road is around 677 Kilometres
- Jodhpur to Jaipur by road is around 335 Kilometres
- Udaipur to Jaipur by road is around 390 Kilometres
- Ajmer to Jaipur by road is around 135 Kilometres
Climate of Jaipur
The temperature in Jaipur remains comparatively on the higher side all year around. The summer season begins from April and continues till July. During the monsoons the city experiences frequent heavy rains. The winter months from November to February are mild and pleasant.