the capital of Rajasthan is also known as pink city. Jaipur was the first
planned city of India founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD. Jaipur
is the home for numerous fascinating tourist places. Jaipur is full of
formidable forts, enchanting palaces and lovely temples. Jaipur in Rajasthan
is one of the three corners of the Golden Triangle of India, apart from
Delhi and Agra.
Most Popular Sights to Visit in Jaipur
The City Palace
The City Palace complex is the major landmark of Jaipur in Rajasthan with
its numerous outbuildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples.
Across the road from the City Palace is the Jantar Mantar, one of the five
observatories built by the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh. The observatory
has a collection of complex astronomical instruments, carved out of stones -
most of which continues to provide fairly accurate information to this day -
are the highlights of this observatory.
Hawa Mahal or the Wind Palace is adjoined to the outside of the City Palace
wall. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is a
remarkable structure which overlooks one of the main streets and also
provides some excellent views of the city. The palace was used by the ladies
of the court to watch the activities on the streets below without being
The Amer Fort
About 11km north of Jaipur stands the spectacular Amber Fort was built in
16th century by Maharaja Man Singh. Sprawling on the hillside, the fort is a
fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. It overlooks a lake
which reflects its many terraces and pavilions. Amber is also known for the
spectacular Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Diwan-i-Am, Sikh Niwas and the small
The Jaigarh Fort
The invincible fort of Jaigarh was built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh.
Jaigarh was never captured and is therefore in a pretty good shape. The
world's largest cannon on wheels is to be found here. The fort houses a
museum and provides some excellent views of the Amber Palace.
The Nahargarh Fort
Built in 1734, the fort is also known as the Tiger Fort, Nahargarh is built
on a ridge to the North of Jaipur. It is about 8km through the hills from
Jaipur. The Nahargarh Fort provides some stunning views of the city below
both during daytime and at night.
Shopping Experience in Jaipur
Jaipur is a shopper's paradise. This is one of the few places where the
shoppers may actually watch the skilled artisans producing the articles they
want to buy. You can buy - tie & dye clothes, Jaipuri print clothes,
Jaipuri rajai (Quilt) and many more things from the emporiums and major
Traveling to Jaipur - Made Easy
- the Pink city of India is the third corner of the Golden Triangle of
India, after Delhi and Agra. Jaipur in Rajasthan is visited by thousands of
tourist from all over the world, through out the year. If you too are
fascinated by Jaipur, then reserve your seats in flights & trains and
book your room in the Jaipur hotels.
Jaipur is directly connected by air, rail and bus with Delhi, the capital
city of India. Delhi (just 262 km away) is best point to start your tour to
Jaipur, though Jaipur is well-connected to all the major cities of India. If
you take a bus or a private vehicle, then it will take hardly 5 hrs to reach
Jaipur from Delhi. Jaipur is also connected by Palace on Wheels with Delhi.
If you are interested in coming to Jaipur from other parts of Rajasthan,
then you must be thrilled to know that Jaipur is well-linked to almost all
the parts of Rajasthan by state transport buses.
It would be best for you to book a travel agent, who would be helpful to
you through out your tour to Jaipur, Rajasthan.
How to Approach Jaipur
: Jaipur has well defined sky routes from Delhi and other
major parts of India.
: One can easily reach Jaipur in Rajasthan by train from any
part of India. If you can afford, then you can also board the Palace on
Wheels from Delhi.
: Regular bus services are available from Delhi and other
parts of Rajasthan for Jaipur. One can also pick a private vehicle from
Delhi or Rajasthan to reach Jaipur in Rajasthan.