• Best Time To Visit Jaipur
  • October March
  • Distance From Major Cities To Jaipur
  • Delhi-261 kms.
  • Agra-246 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-625 kms.
  • Mumbai-1176 kms.
  • Weather in Jaipur
  • Summer 45C (Max) - 22C (Min)
  • Winter 22C (Max) - 8.3C (Min)
  • Rainfall is between 61 - 64 cms


Jaipur


About Jaipur

 
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One of the major tourist destinations of India, Jaipur India is given a world wild title, as the Pink City due to the pink wash applied to its buildings. Travel to Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan, it is an abode of extensive boulevard and beautiful gardens.
Jaipur India was founded by Sawai Jaisingh II, in 1727 AD, still preserves its glory of rich history and culture. The past comes alive in its impressive forts, majestic palaces and in its royal building which for centuries were the abodes of royal families.
Rajasthani jewelry, art and fabrics maintain an ageless feature and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. These exquisite items are of great demand in the international market. Jaipur Tourism with its romantic grace takes one to an era of kingship and heritage.
Travel to Jaipur, one of the most treasured destination of Rajasthan. Your Jaipur travel will enable you to explore the forts and palaces of the city. Jaipur travel will involve sightseeing tour to City Palace, Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal.
The city of Jaipur is multifaceted and offers innumerable attractions to people coming from all across the world. It is a pristine jewel in the sands of Rajasthan, the city is well known for its marvelous architecture and town planning. The city offers a perfect mix of culture which needs to experience on your Rajasthan tour.

Tourist Attractions in Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of Winds':

Hawa Mahal 
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The construction of Hawa Mahal is credited to Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and dates back to 1799. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was a thoughtful effort to enable the ladies of the royal household to look at the outside world.
It was a welcome respite for the ladies of the royal household who had to follow the purdah system....more on Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

City Palace:

The City Palace located at the heart of the city best exemplifies the cultural legacy of the royal past. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. While a part of the palace is still occupied by the royal family, there are sections open to visitors. ...more on City Palace in Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort:

Jaigarh Fort is one of the few intact forts in the state of Rajasthan. The fort located some 15 kms from the city centre of Jaipur is one great attraction for the tourists.
Jaigarh Fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1726. It was built primarily to enhance the defense of the Amber and the newly built city, at that time - Jaipur. It is because of this that the fort stands established towards the boundary of the city. ...more on Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur

Albert Hall:

Central Museum or the Albert Hall lies in the Ram Niwas Garden. It is a vast and verdant garden housing a zoo, a greenhouse, an aviary, a museum and a sports ground. Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II built it in 1868 as a relief project for his famine struck subjects.
The Albert Hall has been modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is afine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The hall was named after Albert, the consort of Queen Victorias husband. Alberts son the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) laid the foundation stone in 1876. It was designed and devised by Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob (1841-1917).
The Albert Hall has been converted into the Central Museum which proudly displays Rajasthans art and culture and outlines the Rajput morality with these lines: "A Rajput puts his life at risk if he is forced to abjure his faith, if he is deprived of his lands, and if his womenfolk are molested."
It now houses an exquisite collection of metal ware, decorative wares, miniature portraits, sculptures, paintings, natural history specimen, an Egyptian mummy among various other objetart. Rajasthani village life is also displayed through costumes, pottery, brassware and woodwork.
The Durbar Hall, usually locked, houses several stunning carpets including the magnificent Persian Garden Carpet, one of Indias finest art treasures. It was made in Kerman, Persia in 1632 and represented the garden of paradise based on a quadrangular design.
The museum also has some melancholic specimens on display like a horse skeleton, a human skeleton, and a stuffed cobra. Sometime back the Ravindra Manch with an auditorium, a modern gallery and an open-air theatre has been added to the museum to promote cultural events.
Visiting Hours: 0930-1630 Hrs. Closed on Fridays

Jantar Mantar:

Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantar" as they are commonly known, include multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement.
These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public.
Jai Singh named his observatory Jantar Mantar, which is actually pronounced, as 'Yantra Mantra', yantra for instrument and mantra for formula.
A huge sundial known as "Samrat Yantra" or 'Prince of Dials', meant to measure exact time of the day within half a second and the declination of the sun and other heavenly bodies dominates it.
The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemeredes. Each is a fixed and 'focused' tool.
The Samrat Jantar, the largest instrument, is 90 feet high, its shadow carefully plotted to tell the time of day. Its face is angled at 27 degrees, the latitude of Tour of Jaipur. The Hindu chhatri (small domed cupola) on top is used as a platform for announcing eclipses and the arrival of monsoons.
Each instrument Built of local stone and marble and carries an astronomical scale, generally marked on the marble inner lining; bronze tablets, all extraordinarily accurate, were also employed. Thoroughly restored in 1901, the Jantar Mantar was declared a national monument in 1948.
Visiting Hours : 0930-1630 Hrs.

Amber Fort:

The Kachchawahas ruled from Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, for seven centuries. With a history so old, it is not unexpected that there is a lot of the past that can be traced in its archaeological history. While many of the early structures have either disappeared or ruined, those dating from the16th century on are in a remarkable state of preservation....more on Amber Fort in Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort:

Gracing the rugged ridge of the Aravalli Hills is the Nahargarh Fort build by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in the second quarter of the eighteenth century. Jaipur was the capital and the need to boost its defense was a necessity. This explains the presence of the Nahargarh Fort. ...more on Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur

Govind Dev Ji Temple:

Govind Dev Ji Temple,Jaipur
A Part of City Palace complex, this Krishna Temple is highly revered by the erstwhile royal family. The image brought from Vrindavan, is housed within the sanctum of this spire less temple, the patron deity of the royal family is very religiously worshipped by most of the Hindus in the city and near by areas.
The image is unveiled seven times daily for 'AARTIES' and BHOGS offered in the silver wares, consisting of sweets mostly....more on Govind Dev Ji Temple in Jaipur

Sisodia Rani Bagh:

Sisodia Rani Bagh,Jaipur 
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Constructed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur, in 1728, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh was built as a gift by the imperial groom to his Sisodia Queen from Udaipur who was a Sisodia descendant.
Situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from the main Jaipur city, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh lies on the Jaipur-Agra highway. Adorned in typical Mughal style, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh is a multi-tiered garden that is a storehouse of elegantly painted pavilions, several watercourses and fragile water fountains.
It mainly depicts the theme based on the legends of eternal lovers - Lord Krishna and his soul love Radha. The gardens plea to the visual and aesthetic tastes of the visitor with its multi-tiered gardens, most elegant and stylish fountains and watercourses, painted pavilions and galleries and most striking murals of Lord Krishna in all sorts of poses taken from his lifetime.
The royal maidens and ladies of Jaipur used it as a well-liked and private summer move away in the 17th and the 18th century. It is one of the largest and most well designed gardens situated in the southeastern corner of the walled city.

Bm Birla Planetarium:

The Birla Planetarium is at the BM Birla Science & Technology Center, near Statue Circle. The Planetarium offers unique audio-visual educational and entertainment with its modern computerised projections system.

Galta Ji:

Galta is a pretty little pilgrim spot located just beyond Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh on Agra Road. This is the sacred spot where one sage Galav is supposed to have lived and meditated. As such the place is much known for its pilgrimage holidays and is visited mainly for its temples.
The Temple of Galtaji, which lies in a picturesque gorge amid low hills, has a huge complex. This one is also built of pink stone, with a profusion of pavilions having rounded roofs. The walls and pillars have exquisite carvings and paintings.
The whole complex is so beautiful that it is more of a visual treat than a place for worship. The temple, however, has a large daily attendance....more on Galta Ji in Jaipur

Birla Temple:

Birla Mandir, Jaipur 
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A small palace, this is a replica of a Scottish castle, and perches on a hilltop. Once occupied by Maharaja Madho Singh's son who was confined here, it was also for a while home to Maharani Gayatri Devi. Entry is prohibited.
At the foot of Moti Dungri fort is the Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple. It is a large, modern marble edifice. Stained glass widows depict the scenes from Hindu scriptures. ...more on Birla Temple in Jaipur

Kanak Valley:

Not so old but definitely an exquisitely land scaped gardens with beautifully carved temple in beige stone, which is a vast complex with terrace sites all around and intricately carved marble columns and lattices, Located in the foothills of Nahargarh hills on the way towards Amer.
This complex is a popular spot for picnic and film shoots. It should be definitely visited on the way to the three garland forts of Jaipur- Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amber. The greenery after the monsoons give this whole place a feel of heavenly sensation, with Jal Mahal in the background.
Visiting Hours: 0800 - 1700 Hours for garden and 0800-1900 Hours for the temple.

Jain Temple:

Jain Temple,Jaipur
The most beautiful temple in Sanganer is the ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple. The temple has fine carvings as those of the magnificent Delwara temples of Mount Abu. Built in various phases with sky-high shikharas (spires), the temple represents an old style of architecture.
The last phase was probably built in the 10th century. The beautiful nij-mandir (inner temple) is a stone shrine with three pinnacles. In the centre is an idol of Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods. All around it, are carvings of lotuses, creepers and elephants pouring water from pitchers held in their trunks. But the main idol is that of Adinath, installed in the shrine behind this.

How To Reach Jaipur

Fly Away: The Jaipur Airport also known as Sanganer Airport is well connected with all the major cities of India like Delhi,Mumbai,Kolkata,Chennai. There are direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ahmedabad. The airport is at a distance of 15km from the city. The Domestic Airlines all, operate here and there is one international flight to Dubai.
On Tracks: You have the trains like the Pink City Express which leaves Delhi at 6 a.m. and reaches Jaipur at 11 am and also Chetak Express, Jaipur-Delhi Services. Further special trains like the Shatabdi Express and Intercity Express also ply regularly to Jaipur .If you want to travel in luxury then Palace on Wheels is the right choice for you.
On Wheels: Jaipur has good Road Network of Jaipur connecting it to all parts of India. Delhi-Jaipur national highway is an excellent roadway. There are national highways NH8 AND NH11 passing through Jaipur. It takes five hours to reach Jaipur from Delhi. Presence of good bus services from Delhi, Agra and other important north Indian cities to Jaipur has made the city a convenient tourist destination. In Jaipur you have regular bus service of AC and Deluxe Coaches.

Where To Stay in Jaipur

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Where To Shop in Jaipur

Your Jaipur travel is incomplete if you don't enroll yourself in shopping expedition. There are number of shopping bazaars from where you can shop the best of products. Tripolia Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are some of the famous market places of Jaipur.
All these bazaars are famous for something or other. Nehru Bazaar is quite famous for Mojri footwear, Tripolia Bazaar is quite famous for ironware and brassware, Bapu Bazar for textiles, perfumes and camel skin shoes and M.I Road for emporiums that offer anything from jewellery, brass work, textiles, blue pottery to excellent quality wood work.