Jaipur

Jaipuráalso popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, is theácapitaláandáthe largest cityáof Rajasthan. Jaipur, one of the finestáplanned citiesáináIndia, is located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city, which once had been the capital of the royalty, now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur displays the taste of theáRajputsáand the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. Jaipur is a very popular tourist destination both for Indians and foreigners. The Pink City was founded in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of the Kachhawaha dynasty.

 

All the buildings in the city were painted pink to give the impression of being built in red sandstone; the entire city was repainted in 1876 in honor of the visit of the Prince of Wales. Jaipur is located very close to the Indian capital of New Delhi and is well connected by road, rail and air. Jaipur has its own airport as well as railway station and as it is a part of the Golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur there is no dearth of tour buses that connect it with the major cities of north India. Major places of tourist interest in Jaipur are the The City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort etc. If you ask anyone what the biggest travel attraction of Jaipur is, the unanimous answer will be shopping. Jaipur is a shopaholic’s paradise. Besides, Jaipur is very affordable as compared to other big tourist cities in Rajasthan. Jaipur is filled with all kinds of hotels and guesthouses so it will not be tough to select one that fits your needs and your budget. The best season for Travel to Jaipur is from November to March.