Nestled in a semi desert terrain “Jaipur”, Rajasthan’s capital,is one of the ancient cities of Indiafondly referred as “Pink City”.It is called so because huge number of tourist places such as forts, havelis, palaces and buildingsare of terracotta pink colour. So come; enter on a multi-colouredjourney in an extraordinary Pink City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Covered with huge hilltop forts, mesmerising palaces, smooth gardens and wonders in stone, Jaipur has rich history, This city was created by the king of Amber, “Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II” on 18 November, 1727 with the help of an architect from Bengal known as “Vidyadhar Bhattacharya”. However, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who was a well-wisher of astronomy himself also contributed to the planning of Jaipur and significantly used the number 9 and its multiples in planning the city (as number 9 was symbolic of the 9 planets).
For more Jaipur isthe first city of India which was planned according to the “Vaastu Shastra” (Vedic planning for the prosperity and comfort of citizens) and constructed in the form of a “Pithapada” (an eight part mandala). No doubt this Pink City is a wonderful example of Hindu architecture.
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Jaipur is one of the perfect places to try out some authentic Rajasthani cuisines and unique desserts like Dal Batti Churma, Mawa Kachori, Mishri Mawa, and Ghewar. So be it vegetarian, non-vegetarian or sweet lovers there is something special for everyone; for some really mouthwatering taste don’t forget to explore “Mirza Ismail Road”,which has a number of good eating places and serve food in clean surroundings and last but not least Niros on “MI Road” .
Searching for a place to stay in Jaipur is not a big deal as you have various options for stay from several Budget hotels, guest houses to luxury hotels. Lavish hotels in Jaipur and Heritage resorts have a majestic atmosphere that gives you a glance of the royal state of Rajasthan.
Jaipur renowned for colorfulculture, heritage palaces and forts achieves its liveliness because of the plenty of festivals and fairs,in Jaipur various festivals like: Teej, Gangaur, literature Festival, Kite Festival, Film Festival and many more are celebrated with full zeal, fanfare, enthusiasm and lot of excitement forgetting all caste and language biases but some festivals have their roots in the old tradition and culture of the region named “Elephant Festival”, which is the most awaited festival in Jaipur held every year in the month of February or March, its captivating elephant processions, elephant races, elephant polo and elephant tug-of-war between animal and man are truly mesmerizing.
Another popular festival of Jaipur is“Vintage Car Rally” which falls in the month of January and flaunts cars like Humber, Fiat 501, Mercedes Benz 170V, Morris 8, Austin, Erskine and more to car lovers.
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Jaipur offers extreme type of climate throughout year. Here summers are extremely hot and dry, Monsoon is occasional, so the best time to visit Jaipur is during the winters when Jaipur climate exist in a temperature ranging from 13 degree to 25 degree and no doubt roaming around the city on this time becomes a pleasure for the visitors.
Jaipur is well connected to all the majorparts of the country by air, rail, and road. “Sanganer Airport” also known as “Jaipur International Airport” which is 13 km away from the city serves both domestic and international flights all over the world, round the year.The Jaipur Junction Railway Station connects the city to all the major Indian destinationsand more if you want to travel by road,AC as well as non-AC buses are available.Travellers can also avail the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) buses from some of the major Indian cities.
Jaipur provides various options to visitors: taxis, cabs and autorikshaws.