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Interesting Facts About Jaipur :

Jaipur is the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. Tagged with different nick names like ‘Pink City’ and the ‘Desert Capital of India’, this city is a very popular tourist destination in India and is part of the Golden Triangle tourist destination in the west along with Delhi and Agra. The city fluctuates between a hot desert climate and a hot semi-arid climate with most of their rains occurring in the months of June to September. The summer months of April to June are mostly very hot, while the winters from November to February are quite cool and pleasant, with no humidity and temperatures coming down to practically 10 degrees and sometimes cold waves causing near freezing temperatures. Thus, the best time to visit Jaipur, without doubt, would be from November to February.

Jaipur is a delightful mix of old world, heritage royalty and an urban lifestyle. The city had been planned and constructed on the basis of the principles of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra. The city was divided into 9 blocks, 2 were allotted for the state buildings and palaces, while 7 were meant for the public. While quite a few structures were built of yellow and pink sandstone, the city walls and constructions within were painted pink way back in 1853 to welcome the Prince of Wales, who visited India then.

This beautiful desert land of magnificent palaces, impressive forts, lakes and stunning landscape beckons tourists, historians and others from far and wide. The city is scattered with statues illustrating Rajasthani culture and many traditional shops selling antiques and handicrafts. These stores include some amazing stone carving, sculptures, miniature paintings, blue pottery, leather ware, ivory carving, bandhani, zardozi and block printing work, gems, silver and kundan jewellery, carpets, textiles and plenty more.

Moving around for short distances within Jaipur is made convenient with the availability of auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws  which are relatively easy and cheap to travel in. Taxis/ Cabs are available for longer distances or whole day sight-seeing. More than 400 regular and low-floor city buses are operated by the Jaipur City Transport Services Ltd. The major bus stations are located at Vaishali Nagar, Vidyadhar Nagar and Sanganer.

How to reach Jaipur :

By air – The Jaipur airport is very conveniently located at Sanganer which is just 12 kms from the main city centre and is well connected to several cities across the country.

By train – Jaipur has an extremely good railway network which is connected to plenty of cities across the country.

By bus – The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs plenty of regular, Volvo and deluxe buses between Rajasthan and the rest of the state. There are regular buses plying between Delhi and several other cities.

Some must-visit attractions :

Hawa Mahal :

Famously known as ‘The Palace of Winds’, Hawa Mahal is located quite close to the City Palace and is constructed with red and pink sandstone. Constructed on the orders of Raja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, this palace was built to enable the royal ladies of the past, who were not allowed to be seen in public or interact with any strangers (purdah system), to witness the daily goings-on and carnivals or festivals celebrated in the streets of Jaipur, without being seen by outsiders. A spectacular construction with over 900 intricately carved windows called Jharokhas, these were designed in such a way so as to let the wind pass through uninterrupted and keep the palace cool even in the hot summers.

Timings: 9 am to 4.30 pm

Amer Fort :

A brilliant illustration of fascinating construction with both Rajput and Hindu elements, this fort is a marvelous piece of architecture. The delicate mosaic work, robust ivory and sandalwood work and the astoundingly delicate glass work fill tourists with awe. The elephant ride upto the entrance of the Amer Fort along with the spellbinding light and sound show in the evenings is a draw in itself. Besides it’s endearing and impressive outer appearance, the fort also offers some spectacular views of the surrounding hills and cities.

Timings: 9 am to 4.30 pm ; Light & Sound show – Between 7 pm to 10 pm.

Jal Mahal :

Also known as the ‘Water Palace’, the entrancing Jal Mahal is located right in the centre of the Man Sagar Lake. Surrounded by the scenic Nahargarh mountains, this location is a photographers delight. Tourists can book boat rides to the palace and enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding hills, dotted with splendid forts and beautiful temples, from the terrace gardens of the palace, which is the only place that they can have access to. One can also spot several species of migratory birds.

Nahargarh Fort :

Located high on the scenic Aravali Hills, this magnificent fort overlooks the entire city of Jaipur. One can enjoy stunning visuals of the city as well as entrancing views of the sunset, which is mesmerizing. Another big draw of this fort, is the Madhavendra Bhavan inside the fort, which shows off brilliant Rajput artwork and craftsmanship. The presence of a café serving snacks and drinks here, have also made this location famous as a picnic spot. The fort is lit beautifully at night, giving it a magical appearance.

Timings: 10 am to 5.30 pm

Chokhi Daani :

With the intention of showing off the grand and vibrant Rajasthani culture and art, Chokhi Daani, a village-themed resort was built not too far away from Jaipur. Always buzzing with life and festivity, tourists can indulge in a truly sumptuous and delectable Rajasthani meal, camel and elephant rides, some lively Rajasthani folk dancing, boating rides on the Tal Talaiya village lake, puppet shows, amazing acrobatic performances and so much more. One can’t help but come away with amazement at their warm hospitality, talent, generosity and memories of a lifetime.

Timings: 5 pm to 11 pm.

Jantar Mantar :

An extremely popular tourist location, Jantar Mantar is an observatory with an amazing collection of astronomical instruments made of stone or glass and tells how  people in ancient times calculated or estimated time. The wonderful sculptures and structures there, including the massive Samrat Yantra Sundial – a time calculator or sundial and one of the largest in the world are really impressive.

Timings: 9 am to 4.30 pm.

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Interesting Facts About Jaipur :

Jaipur is the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. Tagged with different nick names like ‘Pink City’ and the ‘Desert Capital of India’, this city is a very popular tourist destination in India and is part of the Golden Triangle tourist destination in the west along with Delhi and Agra. The city fluctuates between a hot desert climate and a hot semi-arid climate with most of their rains occurring in the months of June to September. The summer months of April to June are mostly very hot, while the winters from November to February are quite cool and pleasant, with no humidity and temperatures coming down to practically 10 degrees and sometimes cold waves causing near freezing temperatures. Thus, the best time to visit Jaipur, without doubt, would be from November to February.

Jaipur is a delightful mix of old world, heritage royalty and an urban lifestyle. The city had been planned ......Read More


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