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Home » Important Places in India » Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur Location
The city of Jaipur is located in the northeastern part of the desert state hawa-mahal of Rajasthan, India. The city of Jaipur is surrounded by the districts of Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Alwar, Tonk, Bikaner and Nagaur.

Jaipur History
Fancifully described as the Pink City, Jaipur is one of the most mesmerizing cities of India. The city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the most colorful and culturally rich state of India. The Pink City of Jaipur was founded by the poet and astronomer king Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727 AD. The Pink City of Jaipur is probably the first planned cityof India. To greet Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, the city of Jaipur was painted with pink color in 1876. So, the Jaipur is called as the Pink City.

The capital city of Rajasthan, one of the most colorful and vibrant cities of Rajasthan, Jaipur has the fair mingle of wealthy heritage monuments, elegant palaces and beautiful lakes and gardens with the modern edifices and shopping malls. The city of Jaipur is regarded as the first well-planned city in India. The city is built according to the Shilpa Shastra - the ancient Indian dissertation on architecture.

Jaipur as a Travel Destination
CENTRAL-MUSEUM Today Jaipur is considered to be the top of the list for tourists, domestic as well as international. Jaipur is one of the most important tourist destinations in India and has something to greet all types of tourists - culture, heritage, wildlife, adventure, pilgrimage, etc. The city is well-known for its outstanding architecturally beautiful forts & palaces, stunning temples, and exotic culture. The fascination of Jaipur never fails to allure its visitors. You can too experience the fascination of Pink City - Jaipur, on your tours to Jaipur city, with Royal Indian Tour.

  Jaipur Attractions
The city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India is a breathtaking tourist destination of India. The city is dotted with a number of tourist destinations. Elegant forts & palaces, rich museums, temples, gardens, and colorful bazaars are some major attractions of the city. Here, we are providing in brief information about them.

City Palace : The imposing City Palace Complex is an excellent example of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The palace complex houses many breathtaking structures within its complex including Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-e-Aam, Moon Palace and Welcome Palace. One can also visit a rich museum within the Welcome Palace (Mubark Mahal). The Museum houses a rich collection of weapons, Mughal & Rajasthani miniatures, rare manuscripts and Mughal carpets and costumes. Don’s miss to visit the elegant City Palace during your traveling in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal or the “Palace on Winds” is the one of the most outstanding monuments in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The Hawa Mahal is really a worth visiting attractions of Rajasthan, India. This strange, having 593 finely screened windows, was built for royal women of Jaipur to watch the processions of the city on the road without being come out or seen. Don’t miss to visit the Hawa Mahal while you are traveling the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Jantar Mantar: Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, it is a famous & wonderful observatory. It was built in year of 1718. This amazing observatory is built in stone and marble and houses various instruments related to science and astronomy.

Amber Fort: Built in red sandstone and white marble, Amber Fort is situated atop a hill at the distance of 11 km from the Jaipur city. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Perhaps your tours to Jaipur will be incomplete without a visit to the splendid Amber Fort. You can enjoy an elephant ride from the bottom of the hill to the Amber Fort and feel royal experience. The fort is an excellent example of Rajput and Mughal architecture. One can enjoy a breathtaking view of surrounding areas from the fort complex. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Amber Fort while you are in traveling in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Ram Niwas Bagh: Ram Niwas Bagh was built by Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868 AD. It houses a well-preserved large nahargarh-fort garden with a zoo, a herbarium, a greenhouse, an aviary, a museum and a sport ground. Don’t miss to a visit to Ram Niwas Bagh during your tours to Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Some other major worth visiting attractions in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India are the Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Jaipur Museum, Devi Ji Temple, Birla Planetarium, Raj Mandir Theatre, Laxmi Narayan Temple, and Sisodia Rani Garden.

How to Reach Jaipur

By Air: Jaipur is well-connected by air from Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Jaipur airport is located at the distance of just 12 km from the main city.

By Rail: The city of Jaipur is well-linked by all the major cities of India. The city of Jaipur can also be covered by the Palace on Wheels train.

By Road: The city of Jaipur has a good network of roads and the city is well connected with all the major cities of India by road.

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