Widely known as the Pink City, Jaipur was founded on 1727 AD by the then
great ruler of the Kachaawaha clan, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who ruled from
1699-1744. Jaipur is the first planned city of north India, designed by
architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. Designed & constructed in accordance
with Vaastu & Shilpa Shastra, the ancient India School of Thought on
Architecture. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is one of the most
prismitic and spirited cities of India. The royal heritage of the past, modern present and
hi-tech future has made Jaipur the most favorable tour destination in India.
Best Time for Tour to Jaipur
Midst of October to March is the best time to visit Jaipur.
Jaipur Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
Be it Airways, Railways or Roadways, Jaipur is accessible from all the
parts of the country. Jaipur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur,
Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights through the
airways. Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan,
Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus. Train is the most comfortable and
affordable service for all types of visitors to Jaipur. It is available from
all the major parts of the country.
Tourist Preferred Hotels in Jaipur
Jaipur offers an array of royal and economical hotels for all types of
classes to make ones visit the most comfortable one. Few of the heritage,
delux and semi delux hotels in Jaipur are, Rambagh Palace, Jai Mahal Palace,
Rajmahal Palace, Mansingh Hotel, Hotel Jaipur Ashok, etc.
Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
city takes pleasure in its glory of a rich and eventful history, with its
all famous & colourful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The
impressive history of the past and the colourful culture of the present woos
the visitors from all the corners of the globe.
Some popular tourist attractions are :
Hawa Mahal :
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh,
the Hawa Mahal adjoins the outside of the City Palace wall. This distinct
structure provides some of the excellent views of the city. Hawa Mahal is
surrounded by many shops dealing with antiques and pseudo-antiques, you may
require for yourself or your loved ones. You will also find the famous
Jaipur quilts weighing only a few hundred grams here.
The City Palace :
The most important landmark located at
the heart of the city. The City Palace complex occupies a large area divided
into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. You can experience the
sporty a mix of Rajput & Mughal architectural styles here. It is the
must see destination of Jaipur, as it suitcases most of the spectacular
sights of the Pink city.
Jantar Mantar :
This is just across the road from the City
Palace. Jantar Mantar is one of the five observatories built by astronomer
King Sawai Jai Singh. The visible part of the observatory is the collection
of complex astronomical instruments, shaped out of stone, most of which
continues to provide fairly accurate information even today.
Your tour to Jaipur will rarely disappoint you. It will always welcome you
with its wide array of bewildering backdrops given to the city. Beside the
above given places of interest Jaipur bags many more for your fun &
frolic - ancient forts of Amber, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Motidungri, Albert
Hall Mueseum to list a few.
Shopping Tour in Jaipur
There is lot you can do in Jaipur. From admiring the past glory to
rejoicing the present gifts Jaipur stocks for you. Whether you are a viewer
or a buyer Jaipur will rarely dissappoint you. There is no sitting idle at
Jaipur, as every object is waiting to invite you to the party... If you are
thinking of shopping this is the right place for many fascinating things
which you may find hardly anywhere. From eatables, decoratives to home
furnishings and textiles you can find the best of all at the colourful and
vibrant shops of Jaipur. Whether it be precious or semi precious stones,
marble artifacts or footwear, bangles and antiques Jaipur always thrives to
give you the prefect choice you can find anywhere. Not to forget, is the
traditional sweets and savories of India and of course Jaipur, one can find
them all in LMB Hotel or Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, perhaps the oldest and most
popular sweet shop of the Pink City.
shopping centres/ markets in Jaipur are :
>>Badi Chaupar and M.I. Road.
>>Jauhari Bazaar :
For precious and semi-precious
stones, bandhej and block printed textiles.
>>Sanganer and Badi Chaupar :
For bandhej (tie and
dye), and block printed textiles.
>>Khajanewalon-ka-Rasta off Chandpole Bazaar :
is the main center of stone carving. Shops dealing in marble statuary are to
be found here. And many many many more.....