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When you are visiting Indian cities, the only thing that you should keep in mind is : Always expect the very unexpected. The sights, sounds and smells of these cities will haunt your mind for a long time.

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With variety in culture, custom, costumes, cuisine, communities etc. the whole state of Rajasthan offers such sights.

We have manged to short list few out of many hotels in Jaipur for you own comfort and satisfaction.

Wlidlife reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve , at Sariska Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary situated around Rajasthan are perfect for fauna lovers.

For spiritualists, Rajasthan has India's most important pilgrimage center for people from all faiths – Ajmer Sharif.

Observe the beauty of the whole state of Rajasthan in its own flavored spoon, take a trip around the region in a moving palace itself, travel on the famous train Palace On Wheels.

Jaipur Travel Reviews
" This is by far the cleanest city i have been to, in India."
- Micheal Oscar
"The elephant ride to Amber fort. Jesus I can't explain how it felt to have an animal weighing more than a ton underneath you."
- Daniel Dunn
"Amazing architecture. The astronomical structures look interesting and hand made carpet making is so labor intensive. Thanks for sharing an amazing destination."
- Jenny Parker
"It's bit too jam-packed and touristy..."
- Joan Osborne
"Those bright saris and colorful turbans are attractive..."
- Kirk Darrel

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Jaipur, Rajasthan

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[250 kms / 05 hrs Road Drive from Delhi]

Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, Jaipur was designed by an engineer and scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. This pretty capital of Rajasthan is also known as the Pink City of India. Dotted with forts, hills this place is steeped in history and culture. To enjoy Jaipur's regal heritage, you should visit by October to March.
Popular Tourist Attractions in/ around Jaipur
For the tourists this place offer a plethora of tourist destinations which include-

Amer Fort (Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 )
Amer Fort is located just a few kilometres from the city centre . Set in picturesque and rugged hills, this fort has one of the world’s biggest cannons on wheels and a rich collection of arms and weapons. It reflects fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture

Highlights Sheela Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Jai Garh Fort etc

Hawa Mahal - Jaipur

Hawa Mahal (Built by the Poet-King Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799)
Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal is an integral part of the capital city Jaipur. It was conceived to provide the palace women a view of the royal processions passing through the Bazar below without avoiding Parda.

Highlights Pyramid-shaped structure, lattice worked (Jali), 953 small casements etc.

Jal Mahal (Built in 1799)
The Jal Mahal Palace is famous for its elaborate structural design. You can visit this palace on your way to Amer. Situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake; Jal Mahal Palace offers have a wonderful view of the surrounding area.

Highlights Bird watching facility, Intricate Architecture, splendid view of the surrounding area etc

The City Palace (Built by Sawai Jai Singh)
The city Palace is a historic landmark for the Jaipur. This former royal residence still offers the most elegant brilliance of Rajput architecture. Though royal family still now lives in the Chandra Mahal Palace, the ground floor of this palace is open to the public.

Highlights A blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, art gallery, Diwan-E-Khas', Diwan-E-Aam , museum of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II etc

Jantar Mantar (Founded by Sawai Jai Singh-II though during the early 1700's)
Jantar Mantar or yantra mandir of Jaipur is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Jantar Mantar exhibits the high-points of medieval Indian Astronomy. This is the largest of the five observatories though out the country.

Highlights Designs depicts the forte of Medieval Indian Astronomy, Sundial etc.

Jaigarh Fort (Built in between 15th and 18th century)
This military structures of medieval India houses palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a granary, an armory, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon.

Highlights Jaivan- massive cannon, water channels, 3 underground tanks, armory and museum

Nahargarh Fort (Built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734)
The fort of Nahargarh stands like a watchful sentinel guarding in the Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful capital. Though much of the original structures are now in ruins, but the residues of the fort provide the most spectacular view of the city below.

Highlights Panoramic view of the Man Sagar Lake and the surrounding area and replica of a Rajput Palace,

Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh (Built by Sawai Jai Singh II)
The Sisodia Rani-ka-Bagh was built by Sawai Jai Singh II for his Sisodia Queen. It houses of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted pavilions. With shady trees, flowing water, an open pavilion and suites of living rooms, this place will enchant you with its scenic beauty.

Highlights Murals of Radha-Krishna, layered gardens, fascinating fountains, painted pavilions and galleries.

Popular Excursions from Jaipur
While you are in Jaipur you can also enjoy a number of other wonderful destinations which are very close to Jaipur. The two most popular tourist spots near Jaipur are Delhi and Agra. Jaipur, Agra and Delhi- this powerful triad make the fabulous golden triangle.

Famous for 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple, Abhaneri is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur. 16 Km distant Sanganer is renowned for its crafts and hand-printed textiles. Located at a distance of 42kms, Samode is renowned for its eye-catching havelis and forts. "Lucknow of Rajasthan", small town, Tonk makes a perfect destination to enjoy one's holidays.

Popular Shopping Items/ Shopping Centres in Jaipur
Famous for jewellery, fabric and shoes, Jaipur is surely a treasure trove for the shoppers.

If you ant to buy some glitters Jauhari Bazaar’ will offer you a wide range of precious and semi-precious stones. The shops and emporium on MI Road will provide you beautiful work of jewelry, brass, blue pottery, marble, etc. ‘Khazane Walon Ka Rasta’ and Chandpol Bazaar are known for the marble works. Bapu Bazaar, Mirza Ismail Road, Kishanpol Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are more famous for textiles, local perfumes and camel skin shops. Tripolia Bazaar is loved by the shoppers for textiles, utensils, iron ware and trinkets.

Jaipur Travel Information
Affinity to the other most prestigious tourists point, its strategic location and good accessibility have made it more desirable.

Closest Airport: Sanganer International Airport (13 kms from the city centre)

Closest Railway Station: The Jaipur Railway Station (1 km from the city centre)

Delhi-Jaipur Trains:
  • Palace on Wheels
  • Marudhar Express (Varanasi - Jaipur - Delhi)
  • Gujarat Mail (Mumbai - Jaipur - Delhi)
  • Shatabdi Express (Delhi - Jaipur - Ajmer)
  • Super fast Express (Delhi - Jaipur)
  • Mandore Express (Delhi - Jaipur - Jodhpur)
  • Intercity Express (Delhi - Jaipur)
Bus Stand: Sindhi camp bus stand (2 km from the main city)

Road Link: National Highway 8

Local Transport in Jaipur
For the local commuting Auto rickshaws and Rickshaws are definitely the best options. If you want to go for side seeing along with shopping then you can hire a car. Hiring car will allow you to do what you feel like. Rajasthan State Roadways provides comfy and cheap public transportation in Jaipur.