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Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur, Jaipur city, Jaipur travel Guide, Jaipur Travel and Tourism, Jaipur tours, travel to Jaipur, Jaipur Travel InfoJaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller.The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.

Explore the enthusiasm of the Pink city and marvel at the history. One of the wonderful travel destinations in Rajasthan, Jaipur is a kaleidoscope of person, scenery and architectural magnificence. A travel to Jaipur Rajasthan is tempting to almost every type of tourist. Jaipur is the first intended city of India, situated in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city of Jaipur that once had been the capital of the monarchs, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan India. In the current date, the city of Jaipur is the major business centre for the citizens of Rajasthan with all basics of a metropolitan city. The city of Jaipur, decorated in pink, grasp the pleasure of every visitor. One can see that snowy charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur Rajasthan.

The active roads of Jaipur get plethora of visitors, every year at their path. The Ancient Testimonials in the form of mind blowing monuments tell again one of the past ages. The city comprises the famous structures like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort of Jaipur, the best architectural examples of India. Inspired temples and gardens of Jaipur, marks the atmosphere of tranquility and aestheticism to the lands of Rajasthan. The energetic city Jaipur observes its civilization by celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many others, of Indian origin.

All these features make Jaipur, one of the most required after tourist destinations of Rajasthan, India. The magnificent city boasts of its cultural heritage from every niche and corner. Jaipur Rajasthan is the tank of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and inheritance.

Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the north was now quite and the wealth of the kingdom had become greater than before. Seizing upon this opportune time Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes. Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.

Rajasthan Train Travel

Palace on Wheels
Ever wondered what luxury in the royal times was all about! Welcome to Palace On Wheels, a luxury train that carries with it an ambience of the Rajputana era and an exciting fairytale journey, which takes the visitor to the imperial cities of Rajasthan every single day. The coaches also carry out an image of the Rajput states with beautiful interiors. Last but not the least the "Royal Treat" for the passengers on board include saloons, bar lounges & libraries in every coach as well as restaurant and organized shopping facilites..

Prime Attractions

Forts and Palaces

  • Jaipur, Jaipur city, Jaipur travel Guide, Jaipur Travel and Tourism, Jaipur tours, travel to Jaipur, Jaipur Travel InfoAmer Palace
    The magnificent fort with its huge ramparts & watchtowers, overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur Highway. It is believed to have been the capital of the "Minas", the original inhabitants of Rajasthan.

  • City Palace
    Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza, the imposing gateway of the City Palace guarded by stone elephants, is monumental.  
  • Hawa Mahal
    A Pandora's box of wonders, the enchanting Hawa Mahal is a multi-layered palace, with a profusion of windows and stone screens.   
  • Jai Garh
    Built on a peak, Jai Garh overlooks the palace & city of Amber below. Jal Mahal is Jaipur's lake palace. It is surrounded with water.  
  • Nahargarh Fort
    Originally called Sudarshan Garh, it affords a splendid view of Jaipur.
Monuments
  • Jantar Mantar
    The amazing astronomical three-storey-high observatory, of an 18th century Rajasthani king, named Jai Singh.
Gardens

Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh: Has beautiful gardens, fountains, pools & some magnificent pieces of sculpture. more...

Museums

  • Government Central Museum: This is the oldest museum in the state. The buiding, designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob is located in the centre of the sprawling Ram Niwas Bagh, built in 1876 AD. When King Edward VII visited India as the Prince of Wales, it was opened to public in 1886.

Excursions

Temples

  • Bairath (86-km on the Shahpura-Alwar Road): An important historical place with the excavated remains of a circular Buddhist temple - unique in Rajasthan and the earliest known temple in India. Bairath also has relics of the Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput periods. A mint constructed by Akbar, a beautiful Mughal garden and a remarkable monument with painted 'chhatris' and wall built by Jahangir, are other attractions.

    Galta (2.5-km): Beyond the gardens amidst the low hill guarding the city lies the old pilgrim centre of Galtaji. Temples, pavilions and holy 'kunds' (natural springs and reservoirs) dot the serene green landscape. The small temple of the Sun god, built by Diwan Kriparam on top of the highest peak, is visible form all parts of the city.

Lakes
Ramgarh Lake (32-km north-east): A huge artificial lake created by constructing a high dam amidst tree covered hills. While the temple of Jamwa Mata and the ruins of the old fort are some of its antiquities, its beautiful landscape makes it an idyllic picnic spot.

Palace

Jaipur, Jaipur city, Jaipur travel Guide, Jaipur Travel and Tourism, Jaipur tours, travel to Jaipur, Jaipur Travel InfoSamode (40-km north-west)
The beautiful Samode Palace, has been rebuilt and renovated and provides a fine example of the Rajput haveli architecture. It is an ideal spot for outings.

Cities
Sanganer (16-km): Located on the Tonk Road. This small town is entered through the ruins of two 'Tripolias' or triple-gateways. The town has a ruined palace and a group of Jain temples with fine carvings. Entry to the temples is restricted. The town is an important centre for craft, industry and produces some of the finest hand printed textiles from units of block and screen printers. This textile is popular all over the country and abroad. On the Ajmer Road, the ground level fort is still in good shape. It is noted for its hand printed handloom industry using simple techniques. { Book Rajasthan Tours }


Others

  • Gaitor (6.5-km on the road to Amer)
    There are memorials to the queens in the Maharani-ki-Chhatri complex near the Ramgarh road crossing. The white marble cenotaph of Maharajah Jai Singh II is the most impressive and is decorated with carved peacocks. Next to it is the cenotaph of his son. The island palace-Jal Mahal built by Sawai Madho Singh as a pleasure spot at the centre of the Man Sagar Lake, and the Kanak Vrindavan complex of temples and gardens recently renovated add to its pristine glory.
     

To the west of this road, in a narrow valley, is the royal cremation ground at Gaitor. The cenotaphs of all Jaipur rulers, with the exception of Sawai Ishwari Singh, who was cremated outside the Jai Niwas Garden, were built at this place. The imposing cenotaph of Sawai Jai Singh stands out for its delicate carvings and beautiful shape.

Getting There

Jaipur, Jaipur city, Jaipur travel Guide, Jaipur Travel and Tourism, Jaipur tours, travel to Jaipur, Jaipur Travel InfoAir : Jaipur Airport, Sanganer is at a distance of around 11km from the city center. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and domestivc carriers operate regular flighta to and from Jaipur. There are direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and some other cities from Jaipur.

Rail : The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country. An excellent connection from Delhi is Shatabadi Express that provides a fast, air-conditioned rail service. Other direct connections to Jaipur are from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad, Agra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta.

Road : Jaipur is well connected by road to various parts of India. Delhi-Jaipur national highway is one of the finest roads in India. Rajasthan roadways runs excellent regular service of AC and Deluxe Coaches from Delhi

Accommodation
Being one most lovely travel destination of India, Jaipur has numerous accommodation facilities in several categories. The categories available range from heritage, luxury, deluxe to budget. We bring to you some of the best accommodation facilities available in Jaipur.  

 

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