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Jaipur Overview

Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan is little more than its capital. This ancient city is filled with palaces, forts, havelis and others. It is an important tourist destination in the country. It was found in 18th century and was planned for several years to create a legacy spot for royals. Starting from hill top palaces to art galleries, this place is very close to ancient history and culture.

Best Time to Visit Jaipur

The temperature is relatively high due to its proximity to desert region. Summers are hot and dry. It starts in March and ends in June. The temperature can go as high as 45 degree C. Dehydration is very common during this season. The rainy season starts in July and ends by September. The rainfall is medium and the temperature remains hot and humid. Winter starts in October and ends in March. The winter is cool and dry. The temperature can go as low as 5 degree C. This is the best time for sightseeing and tourism activities.

What to See / Major Attractions of Jaipur

Jaipur is aesthetically pleasing with its natural beauty and architectural marvels. Even exclusive Jaipur tours like the ones served by luxury trains like Maharajas Express covers top sightseeing areas like

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jantar Mantar
  • City Palace
  • Nahargarh fort
  • Jaigarh fort
  • Govind Devji temple
  • Chand pol
  • RidhiSidhi pol
  • Ganesh Pol

Shopping in Jaipur

If you pick any historic spot in India, shopping is an important activity. You can find many unique souvenirs in the city.

  • Johari bazaar: gemstones, necklaces, handmade jewels and others
  • Tripolia bazaar: textiles, designer carpets, brass articles and others
  • Tibbati market: street food, knits, handloom items and others
  • Aravali bazaar: ethic handicrafts, puppets, wooden toys, show pieces and others
  • Chandpol bazaar: marble items, jewelry and others
  • Nagar Nigam market: clothing
  • Krishnapol bazaar: wood articles, ornaments and others
  • Nehru bazaar: art items
  • Sireh Deori gate: handicrafts, leather articles, puppets and others

How to Reach Jaipur ?

Jaipur is very famous tourist destination in India and also a part of Golden Triangle route which is covered by many luxury trains like Maharajas Express. Jaipur is just 250 km away from New Delhi. Delhi has the nearest bustling international airport to Jaipur. Jaipur has an international airport, which is just 10 km away from the center of the city. Jaipur receives regular flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and others. Jaipur airport receives flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Don Mueang, Singapore, Muscat and others.

Jaipur railways connects the city with many major destinations. The city is also served with luxury trains. Jaipur railway station is the headquarters of North West railway zone of Indian railway network. If you are choosing road transportation, you can choose private or government buses that run from different cities to Jaipur frequently. You can also hire cabs from any surrounding cities to reach Jaipur.