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Jaipur City Guide

The capital city of royal Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the most visited tourist cities of the state. Often referred to as the Pink City of India, it is one of the three royal cities of the golden triangle tour and best known for its royal architectural marvels. It is one of the first immaculately planned cities of India and was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1727 AD. Dotted with a number of forts and palaces, this prestigious city of Rajasthan reflects an amazing kaleidoscope of various fascinating aspects like joy, color, regality, delicious cuisine, art and culture. Right from colorful and vibrant culture to joyful and friendly people, this city certainly offers an opportunity to take wonderful memories back home. Read on to know some quick travel facts about Jaipur before planning your next Rajasthan tour.

Tourist Attractions
City Palace & Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum

Also referred to as the Chandra Mahal, this majestic palace is residence of the royal family. However, some parts of the palace are open for public as a museum (Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum) featuring rich collection of royal relics and artifacts.



Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind)

Established in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, it is a five storey palace and centrally located tourist spot of the city. The most unique thing about its architecture is its exterior that features 953 small windows carved with intricate latticework.


Jaigarh Fort

Majestically overlooking the city, the Jaigarh Fort is the most magnificent hilltop fort of Jaipur. Literally meaning the fort of victory, it features an amazing architecture with Jai Ban, the largest cannon of the world.


Nahargarh Fort

Strategically located on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, the Nahargarh Fort was established in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is known for offering entrancing views of the pink city- Jaipur.


Jantar Mantar

Listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar features a fine collection of architectural astronomical instruments, making it the best observatory of the time.


Best Time to Visit

Jaipur enjoys a hot semi-arid climate where the mercury remains very high during summer and monsoon season. Thus, the winter season, i.e. from 'October to March' is ideal to visit Jaipur.


How to Reach

Jaipur enjoys a hot semi-arid climate where the mercury remains very high during summer and monsoon season. Thus, the winter season, i.e. from 'October to March' is ideal to visit Jaipur.

Shopping in Jodhpur

A significant city in the golden triangle tourist circuit, Jaipur serves as a paradise for shopping lovers. From ethnic jewelry to clothes to footwear, the markets of Jaipur are stuffed with items of all kinds. However, when in here, you must buy some traditional items like gems, kundan & Minakari work jewelry, Sanganeri prints, hand block textiles, tie-dye fabrics, traditional miniature paintings, blue pottery, Enamelware, Cotton Rugs, and Leather footwear (specifically embroidered Juttis- Mojris). Johari Bazar, Rajasthali, MI Road, Nehru Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are few of the popular shopping destinations of Jaipur.

Excursions

Sanganer, Bagru, Samod, Abhaneri and Shekhawati are some of the famous excursion places around Jaipur.