JaipurJaipur is one of the most popular destinations on a tourist's itinerary. The magnificent forts, beautiful havelis and colourful bazaars make Jaipur a popular tourist destination among tourists. It's proximity to Agra, the City of Taj, further adds to its appeal. Jaipur is part of the famous Golden Triangle Tourist circuit that includes Delhi and Agra. But Jaipur is not only endowed with wonderful tourist attractions but the city also has an excellent infrastructure
to support the tourism. Jaipur has some of the India's best hotels, which compliments the scenic and architecture beauty of the Pink City.

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the desert state in India, which is famous for its majestic forts, opulent havelis, beautiful lakes and sand dunes. The history of Jaipur takes us about 300 years back in time, when the Mughal empire in India was on the decline. At this time Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in Rajasthan was looking for a safe place to shift the increasing population of Amber and found Jaipur to build the city. He commissioned Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a fine architect from Bengal the responsibility of building the city. Jaipur was designed strictly according to Shilpa Shastra, which is the ancient treatise on architecture.

Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. Jaipur's date with the pink color goes back to 1905-06,
when Jaipur city was getting ready to welcome the Prince of Wales and needed a fresh coat of paint. But the contractor's inability to provide any other color except the pink saw Jaipur washed in pink hue. Since then Jaipur is known as the Pink City.

Today Jaipur is a thriving tourist destination, which attracts a number of tourists every year. Forts and palaces are what attract most tourists to Jaipur. There are a number of forts and palaces in and around Jaipur that tell the tales of Jaipur's rich and vibrant heritage. Some of the important landmarks in and around Jaipur include
the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Gaitore, and Nahargarh Fort.

City Palace is another beautiful tourist attraction, which is a classic example of Rajasthani and
Mughal architecture. Besides the architectural wonders that dot Jaipur, shopping in the colourful bazaars of Jaipur is another exciting idea of holidaying in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Art and craft is yet another fascinating aspect of tour to Rajasthan. Handicraft item of Jaipur, Rajasthan make perfect souvenirs. Jaipur is popular for semi-precious stones, miniature paintings, silver jeweller and lac items. If you want to add zing to your tour to Jaipur, coincide your visit to Jaipur during festivals. The city looks vibrant and colorful during fairs and festivals.

History of Jaipur

Jaipur, the pink city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, a Kachhwaha Rajput, who ruled from 1699-1744. Initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11kms from Jaipur.

He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water.

Jaipur is the first planned city of India and the King took great interest while designing this city of victory. He consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the lay out of Jaipur.After several battles with Marathas, Jai Singh was keen on the security aspect of the city. Due to this reason, he focused on his scientific
and cultural interests to make a brilliant city.


How to reach Jaipur

The city of Jaipur is easily accessible from the major cities of India, so reaching Jaipur is not difficult at all. Jaipur is well-connected by rail, road and air. Jaipur has a brilliant road network making it easier for people to travel. When it comes to railways, Jaipur railway station provides the best services to its passengers. Jaipur Railway station is the main station of Rajasthan. As far as traveling by Air is concerned, Jaipur Airport at Sanganer, serves the quality services to its customers since years. In totality, travelling to Jaipur is not a problem. According to one's preference and budget, one can prefer road, rail or air to reach Jaipur.

Climate of Jaipur:

Like other nothern parts of India, Jaipur has climate, which can be called extreme. It means the region is quite hot during summer and chilly in winters. The temperature rises to 45 degrees during summer and dips below five degrees during winters. However, September to March is an ideal time to tour the Pink City.

Jaipur General Information

23, 24, 319 (2001)
Area 23.3 sq. km. approx

431 m (above sea level)

Summer Average Max 40.6°C, Average Min. 25.8°C

Winter Average Max. 22.0°C Average Min 8.3°C

Rainfall 64 cm
Season September to March
Clothing Summer- Tropical, Winter - Woolen
Languages Hindi, Rajasthani & English