JAIPUR

KEY FACTS

POPULATION

2.3 Mn

AREA

467 Sq. Km

AIRPORTS

Jaipur Airport Sanganer (T1 - International, T2 - Domestic)

RAILWAY STATIONS

Jaipur Junction

BEST TIME TO VIST

Sept - April

WHAT TO SEE

City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Amber fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory

WHERE TO STAY

Taj Rambagh Palace, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Samode Haveli, Royal Heritage Haveli, Shahpura House

WHERE TO EAT

Taj Rambagh Palace

SHOPPING

Johari Bazaar

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Trade Fair, Republic Day, Diwali, Holi

WILDLIFE

Ranthambhore National Park (189 kms)

BEWARE OF

Scammers, Hockers, Thiefs, Touts

Introduction

Jaipur is Rajasthan’s biggest city and its capital. It is known (somewhat incorrectly) as the Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings.

The ‘pink’ of the Pink City is Gerua (or ochre) in which the city was coated during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1905-06.

Jaipur is known as much for its fascinating monuments and colorful markets as it is for its gorgeous handloom garments and wonderfully laid-out gardens. It is really not very difficult to fall in love with Jaipur the moment you land here.

Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism. Not only does it attract domestic travelers, Jaipur is often an important stopover for foreign tourists. Jaipur also serves as a stepping stone for those who want to travel to the interiors of Rajasthan.

Whether it is the majestic Jodhpur or Jaisalmer, the desert city of Rajasthan or quite simply the lesser-known Shekhawati region, Jaipur serves as a starting point for all these places and more.

So far, traveling within Rajasthan was restricted to road and rail. However starting September 2016, Rajasthan’s three major airports (at Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur) will be connected by flights.​

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