Jaipur the capital city of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant and colorful cities of India. Famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes the city basks in the glory of a rich and eventful past. Jaipur is a planned city which is made all the more attractive by the pink wash that most buildings are periodically given. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture. Besides, it remains the only city in the world that symbolises the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. It is for these reasons that Jaipur has been included on the popular tourist "Golden Triangle" of Delhi-Jaipur-Agra.
||200.4 sq km
||431 metres above sea level
||Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-2.0
||English, Hindi, Rajasthani
||64 cm average yearly
|Best Time to Visit
How to get there
- Air :-Indian airlines operates flights between Delhi and Jaipur daily, and most flights continue to Mumbai, Udaipur or Aurangabad. There are several weekly flights between Jaipur and Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Jaisalmer. Private airlines sometimes put on extra flights during the tourist season
- Rail:-Jaipur is well connected by train to main cities of India.
Indian Railway reservation office opens from Monday to Saturday. There are
several trains from Jaipur to Agra, Bombay, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kota,
Chittorgarh, Alwar, Ajmer and Delhi. There is a Shatabdi Exp. between Jaipur and
Delhi and continue to Alwar and Ajmer.
- Road:- Rajasthan State Transport Corporation (RSTC) buses all leave
from the main bus station. Some services are deluxe .These buses should be
booked in advance. There are deluxe buses to many destinations including Delhi,
Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Bundi, Mt Abu, Jaisalmer,
Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu.
Places to Visit
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
Shopping for bangles in the narrow bazaars of the Old City of jaipur is
an experience one should not miss.jaipur is also known as the "city of
pearls". Wide range, price and superior quality are some of the factors,
which make the city a true pearls paradise. From cultured pearls to the rare
'Basra', the city has all of them.Jewelers in the pearl markets of jaipur
have for centuries combined pearls with the glitter of gold, the richness of
rubies and the ecstasy of emeralds. It is indeed amazing and heartwarming to
see traditional designs still surviving the march of history in the narrow
alleys of the Old City today. Several styles of ornaments using pearls
evolved along with the pearl trade. The 'Satlada' and 'Panchlada Haar' are
seven and five stringed necklaces. They are often interspersed with emeralds
or onyx beads set in nine carat gold. Earrings such as 'Karanphool' and 'Cholaphool',
set with uncut diamonds and pearls, are also very popular. The Bazaars
around the Charmiar are much the same as they were in the pages of history.
Here the fragnance of jasmine and the hot spiced kebabs mingle in the air.
The Laad Bazaar offers pearls and silver filigree work; jewellery, exoctic
or traditional, and gorgeous glass or lacquer bangle sets.