Jaipur -Pink City OR Paris of India OR City of Palaces

Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur, commonly known as the Pink City in India, is one of the most beautiful and well planned city in the state of Rajasthan. The city is also the capital city of Rajasthan that is a major hub of education, tourism, cultural activities, politics and a number of other activities. Located almost on the same distance from Capital of India New Delhi and the city of Taj Agra, Jaipur is also a major city of golden triangle tour of India.

The city is full of attractions and Rajasthan tourism department with state government and Indian Railway promote the city through a number of royal tourism trains like Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Palace on Wheels and the list goes on. As the city is flooded with prehistoric to contemporary monuments, gardens, museums and other attractions; therefore, exploring the city in a day is not possible.

Some of the major attractions of the royal and capital city of Rajasthan are :

City Palace City Palace : It is also known as Chandra Mahal that is still the residency of the royal family.

Amer Palace Amer Palace : It was built by Raja Man Singh in 16th century that is a perfect combination of Hindu and Mughal Architecture.

Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal : Commonly known as Air Palace has latticed windows and stone screens.

Nahargarh Fort Nahargarh Fort : Commonly known as Sudarshan Garh, the fort was built by Raja Jai Singh in 1734.

Jai Garh Fort Jai Garh Fort : It was built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1726 that is very similar to Amber fort.

Jal Mahal Jal Mahal : It is perched amid Mansagar Lake that is known for its complicated designs and architecture.

Government Central  Museum Government Central Museum : It was built by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in 1876.

Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh : It was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh II for Sisodia Queen. It is known for multilevel gardens, fountains, pools, some gorgeous pieces of sculpture and painted pavilions.

Vidyadhar's Garden Vidyadhar's Garden : Located only 7 km in the ease of Jaipur, it was built in the memory of Vidyasagar.

Jantar Mantar Jantar Mantar : It is the perfect evidence of ancient science and technology that is an amazing astronomical three-storey-high observatory built between 1728 and 1734 based on the drafts of Maharaja Jai Singh II.

In addition to this, there is also a number of other centre of attractions in the capital city Jaipur to explore. Ambagarh Fort, Bani Park, Birla Audtorium, Birla Mandir, Central Museum, Dhuleswar Garden, Dolls Museum, Gaitor, Galtaji, Garh Ganesh, Golimar Garden, Govind Dev Ji Temple,  Isarlat, Kanak Vrindavan Temple, Museum City Place,  Maharaniyonki Chhatariyan, Moti Doongri, Prakritik Chikitsalaya, Raj Mandir, Raja Park, Rajasthan Polo and Golf Club, Samart Gate, St. Xavir, and Vidhan Sabha are also worthwhile places to explore during your Jaipur tour.

Jaipur is also well connected to all the major cities of the country through airport, railways and road. In addition to this, there are also a number of five-star to luxury hotels in the city. If you want to experience the royal lifestyle of Rajput Kings and queens, then accommodating in heritage hotels in Jaipur would be the right option. These hotels, once Havelis of Rajputs, have been converted into heritage hotels that are known for offering all world class services. book now