Jaipur
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Brief

The city while it is new is assuredly the most beautiful among he ancient cities of India. It has the splendour of the modern, with equal wide and long streets. The Walled city of Jaipur lives up to its reputation as a pretty, planned city easily for the most part; its enchanting bazaars bear their heritage with pride and the uniform pink hue adds romance.

Sawai Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur belonged to the Kacchwaha Rajput clan, which had emerged as a strong force towards the end of the 16th century, when Man SinghI established the Amer.

Rajasthan capital seeks to combine the modern with the ancient software tsars with kings, and gleaming malls wih resplendent palaces. Behind the city walls, on would find the original, planned city that dates back to the 18th century.

From magnificient forts to the best of modern luxury, from vibrant performative arts of centuries of history, from handicrafts that have left their mark on the world to stately jewellery everyone desires, Jaipur offers all and more. Come, embark on  aKaleidoscopic journey when you visit the marvellous Pink City.

Offical language is Rajasthani. Hindi and English are also used.

 

 
Travel Tips

Jaipur weather is what one would expect from a city located in the desert with its extreme climates endered throughout the year.

The currenct in Jaipur is the Indian rupee and one is divided into 100 paise.

Hindu traditions running through Jaipur, its a colourful but conservative place. To avoid cause offense, dressing modestly is recommended.

Light coloured loose clothing is helpful in the heat.



When to visit

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sprinkles Pleasant
  • 34° Max
  • 23° Min
  • 12.8 mm
  • Light clothes
 
Things to do

Amer (Amber) fort is about 10km north of Jaipur, Amer was the capital of Kachhwaha Rajputs for 700 years (1037-1727) and is beautiful near-golden for-palace that tops the city. The majestic fort built by Raja Man Singh I in the year 1592. The fort looks stunning, stradding the hillside, reflected on the surfacfe of the small Maota Lake. You can walk up if your are fit, or take an elephant ride, which takes 10 minutes. It's also possible to drive up from rear portion of the fort. The structure of the fort represents the major elements according to Hindu belief. The fort is built on a high hill and overlooks the Lake Maota. The fort which is built of red sandstone and marble, is known for the intricacy of its architecture. Several hundred years after its glory days, the fort still stands proud and is one of the major tourist spots in the state of Rajasthan.

The City palace has been completely taken over by sttate government offices, the Collectorate nad more. Apar form admiring the architecture and ornamentation of this places built in 1793 by Raja Bhaktawar Singh, visitors can climb up to the museum at the top. The City Palace, as a matter of fact, is not one palace but a palace complex. Consisting of several palaces. The City Palace is shows an impressive amalgamation of Rajput, Mughal, and European styles of architecture. Making a trip to the City Palace is the perfect way to begin one’s exploration of the city of Jaipur. The palace complex still has the aura to render the tourists speechless after viewing it for the first time. There are three gates for entering the palace complex- Virendra Pol, Udai Pol, and the Tripolia Gate. Once you have entered the premises, you can see the two major palaces, the Chandra Mahal, and the Mubarak Mahal which form the City Palace. Mubarak Mahal, built in the 19th century was intended as a reception hall. It now houses the museum of City Palace. The museum has an impressive collection of artefacts. The Chandra Mahal is the more awe-inspiring of the two palaces.

Meharangarh fort is the biggest fort in Rajasthan. The fort has withstood many a batttle, as is evident today from the maks of cannonballs on the fort walls. Located in the city of Jodhpur, the fort at Mehrangarh is testament to the mighty Rajput clans of Rajasthan. The majestic fort built by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. It is in fact the most important fort in Jodhpur, and amongst the grandest forts in all of Rajasthan, being second only to the fort at Chitore. The mighty fort has seven gates, including the famous Jayapul Gate built by Maharaja Man Singh, and the Fattehpul Gate built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to commemorate various victories. The fort is known for its architectural splendor and magnificent buildings.

Nahargarh fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli hills, ovelooking the city of Jaipur in the India state of Rajasthan. Located near the city of Jaipur, the fort at Nahargarh is testament to the mighty Rajput clans of Rajasthan. 

 
Getting Around

Autos, rickshaws, pre paid taxis are readily available.

One can avail bus as it is best and cheaper way to visit the Jaipur local sights.

The taxis in Jaipur are very convenient and comfotable.

One of the Jaipurs most enchanting sights has to be the Jal Mahal Palace, whih appears to float in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.

 
Places to Stay

Jaipur has 7 star hotels that give you a taste of royalty, the personal yet palatial havelis of erstwhile aristocrats, as well as relatively inexpensive homestays in pleasant parts of the town.

Jaipur havelis with mod-cons are excellent. 

Jaipur offers North Indian, continental, Chinese, Thai, Gujarat and ofcourse Rajasthani food. Many places serve dal baati-choorma.

 
How to Reach

  • Jaipurs Sanganer Airport 14km is south of the city; linked to all metros and big cities.
  • Jaipur railway station is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
  • RSRTC operates AC and non-AC volvo coaches from Bikaner house, Delhi.

 
Surrounding Attractions

The city lies between Amer and Sanganer. the shopping areas and monuments and locates within the Walled City. Visitors can visit the forts of Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh.

Walled City: When Sawai Jai Singh wanted to move his capital from Amer to a bigger place in 1720s he called upon Bengali architect who divided the city into nine bloks or chowkries, lay down wide and straight strets and encircled it by a formidable wall.

Old bazaars: The atmospheric old bazaars are located within the Walled City, around the two main blocks the Badi and Chhoti Chaupars. Just after Hawa Mahal is the Badi Chaupar which leads to some interesting bazaars like leather market, untensils, bandhani and block-printed textiles. Chhoti chaupars has bangle makers at work. On a tiny lane you can also find tie-and-dye artisans converting fabric into riots of colour.

Havelis:- The rich businessman of Jaipur made a profusion of lavish havelis that still line the walled city, with their arched entrances, carved balconies, coloured glass windows and painted inner chambers.

 

 
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