Madya Pradesh Destinations
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Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is famous as the 'pink city'. History has it that in 1876, Jaipur dressed itself pink to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, and thus the name "Pink City" stuck to it. It is high on the itinerary of the tourist visiting India and its close proximity to the cities of Delhi and Agra makes it part of the Golden triangle.
The tourist attractions in Jaipur are the architectural marvels, perhaps the most popular being the Hawa Mahal, once used as a veil by the royal women to watch the proceedings on the road, it is today one of the most visited monuments in Jaipur.
The City Palace is a perfect blending of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Ambar Fort offers a magnificent view of the city and its surrounding area Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan or ‘ land of the kings ‘ falls on the most popular tourist circuit in India, the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Jaipur was built by and named after Sawai Jai Singh II. In 1727, he moved his capital from Amber, which was built on a hill, and founded Jaipur city down in the plains. Planned with wide roads and according to the ancient Indian Shilpa Shastra or architecture, Jaipur today still retains its old world charm amongst its bustling business centers.
Best time to visit
Its proximity to India’s lone desert in Rajasthan –Thar, makes the temperature in Jaipur hot in summer and moderate in winter. Weather is best between October and March. In winter the temperature ranges between 21°C and 8°C, making it a pleasant time to travel. Summer is the off season as it is intensely hot with temperature frequently touching 45°C, but one can get good deals on hotel accommodations.
How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. A large number of visitors have Jaipur as their first stop on a royal trip to Rajasthan. The Pink City has a lot to offer to the tourists. Also, reaching the place is not a very difficult task as the city has a major airport, a railway station and is well connected by road to different parts of the country.
By Air - Jaipur has an airport called Sanganer, 15 km from the city, which connects Jaipur to all major airports in India through direct flights. It has regular flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
By Road - It is very convenient to travel to Jaipur by road. Regular government run buses and those by private operators’ are available for commuting to and from the city. The important highways connecting Jaipur to other important Indian cities are NH-8, NH-11 and NH-12.
By Train - Jaipur has a railway junction, which connects Jaipur with the metros and all the major cities of India. If you want to experience a truly royal ride, then you should take the train 'Palace on Wheels', which leaves from Delhi and connects a number of tourist attractions. If you prefer a more economical travel, then you can opt for the Pink City Express from Delhi. Other trains are the Shatabdi Express and the Intercity Express.
Places to Visit in Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaigarh fort, City palace, Hawa Mahal, Moti Doongri, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Govind Devji Temple