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Jaipur Information

 
Introduction :
Jaipur,also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan.Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city that once had been the capital of the royalty, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan. The structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Facts & Figures :
Area 200.4 sq. km.
Population 2,324,319
State Rajasthan
Language Rajasthani,Marwari,Hindi and English
STD Code 0141
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Weather Max 45o C Min 5o C


Jaipur History :
Jaipur, the pink city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, a Kachhwaha Rajput, who ruled from 1699-1744. Initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11kms from Jaipur. He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water. Jaipur is the first planned city of India and the King took great interest while designing this city of victory. He consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the lay out of Jaipur.

How to Reach Jaipur :
Air: Jaipur Airport is located near Sanganer at a distance of 13 kms from the city of Jaipur. Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Udaipur and Jodhpur as well.
Train: Jaipur Railway Station is a central main station of the state of Rajasthan. The vast rail track of Indian Railways connects Jaipur station with all other cities of India.
Road: Jaipur is well connected by road to major cities in India. Excellent road network serves people to enjoy a comfortable journey to and from Jaipur. This mode of traveling is quite easy and comparatively cheap.

Best Season to Visit Jaipur :
In winters, one can enjoy the regal city of Jaipur to its full.The city looks awesome in the winter evenings when it gets covered with fog.