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Jaipur Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 431 m
  • Pincode: 302001
  • District: Jaipur
  • Language: Hindi,Rajasthani
  • STD code: 0141
  • Weather: Summer 19 to 40°C, Winter 8 to 29°C

History of Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is also known as the ‘Pink City’. Jaipur is an enchanting historical city and was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh, the King of Amer. Also, the city of Jaipur is named after him.

During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city of Jaipur was painted pink to greet Prince Edward and Queen Victoria. Since then, Jaipur came to be known as the Pink City. The City also remains to be the gateway to India’s exuberant state of Rajasthan.

People and Culture of Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the popular tourist places in India. All year round, it is swarming with tourists from all over the world. The colourful streets, a blend of old and new Jaipur and the rich splendour cultural heritage are Jaipur’s most attractive features. The main language of Jaipur is Rajasthani but Marwari, Hindi and English are also spoken here. It has a good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture, celebrating Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Muslim and Christian festivals. Few of the main festivals of Jaipur are Gangaur festival, Teej festival, Elephant Fair, Jaipur Literature festival, Kite festival, Chhat ka Mela in Amber during Navratri.

Things to Do in Jaipur

Jaipur is abode to magnificent palaces, splendid forts and charming architectural buildings and hence there are a lot of sightseeing in Jaipur that tourists must indulge in. City Palace is one of the most popular Jaipur attractions. With a charismatic architecture, this palace has gardens, courtyards and many other important buildings that are housed in it. From places to visit in Jaipur, Amber Fort is another spectacular tourist place. The fort has a royal palace that portrays a merge of Hindu and Muslim architecture and it also depicts the lifestyle of the Rajputs.

Hawa Mahal is another one from Jaipur places to visit. This palace has honeycombed hive architecture and is built of red and pink sandstones. Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar are two other Jaipur tourist places that you must visit.

Food and Shopping in Jaipur

Apart from places to see in Jaipur, there is lots of other entertainment to catch up in Jaipur. A trip to Jaipur is incomplete without munching on the local Rajasthani cuisine. Dal Bati Churma, Ghewar, Kalakand and Bajre Ki Khichri are some of the famous dishes of Jaipur. Things to do in Jaipur include a visit to Choki Dhani- a place where you can enjoy food along with the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Chaura Rasta are some of the famous markets where you will find everything from lehengas to handicrafts to bangles and pottery. Jaipur tour is incomplete without raiding and shopping from these markets.

Accommodation in Jaipur

For transport options and figuring out how to reach Jaipur, one can opt for going by road, by flight, by bus or by train. For accommodation, one can choose to stay in budget hotels, resorts, guest houses or luxury hotels. There is no shortage of accommodation here in Jaipur. Keeping the entire list of Jaipur sightseeing in mind, plan an itinerary, book one of the hotels in Jaipur well in advance and take off to this Pink City!


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Vidhi Porwal

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  • Vidhi Porwal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
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"The pink city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Best city with good food. Rajasthan's capital city. A must go place in India. Your journey to India is incomplete without seeing the pink city. It has beautiful craft and creative shops. The winters are cool and summers are really hot. Please visit!!
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Anshul thapa

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"Good Destination - Must Visit Once- One Time Watch" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Good
1. Jaipur is very good city and Local People of Jaipur is very helpful and cooperative.
2, Amber fort is very good to visit. But because of Independence day they closed tunnel but they charged full money.
3. Hawa Mahala is good.
4. Jaigarh Fort is good but not better then amber fort.
5. Jantar Mantar is good.
6. Jail Mahala is OK.
Bad.
1. Near Hawa Mahala Balaji hotel food not so good and they charging more then 250rs for one thali. OLA Service is very bad.
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Balaji chandrasekar

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  • Balaji chandrasekar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Pink city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pink city is a very Beautiful city and traffic is less, we are enjoyed very much. What an excellent Amber Fort, it is very nice place in India. City palace, Hawa Mahal everything was so nice. And food was so nice especially lassi was superb, they were serving in earthen pot. People of Rajasthan are very friendly. If anyone gets free time then plan for Jaipur. You will surely enjoy.
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Piyush Gulati

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  • Piyush Gulati
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 15 Reviews
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"A nice place with historical monuments" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Jaipur is a nice place to see historical monuments and place for spicy food lover.

In Jaipur there are some places to visit like Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh fort, Aamer fort, jantar mantar, and city palace.

Jaipur is very near to Delhi. So may plan for weekend trip.
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Raoof tp

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"Good place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very good people. Auto(except in railway station area) and rickshaw people are very good. Food and all are very good. Railway station is not hygienic.
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Suhani Sogani

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  • Suhani Sogani
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Jaipur - The pink city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is difficult to put into words this beautiful city. Jaipur- the capital of Rajasthan is all the mixture of modernity and royalty. We started our day with the local sightseeing - Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Amer fort-where we did the elephant riding, Jaigarh Fort is the place where there is world's largest cannon on wheels and Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh is the most happening place of Jaipur, standing high on mountains, you can get panoramic view of Jaipur. Watching the sunset from its beautiful open air cafe Padao and having a drink there was an amazing experience. We left for the movie in the night to one of the renowned movie theatre, Raj Mandir often referred as Pride of Asia.

The next day we went to the Birla Mandir and Govind dev ji Mandir and went for the local shopping in the famous bazaars of Jaipur, ie, Johari bazaar, Bapu bazaar while enjoying the spicy Patashi (Puchkas) and the famous Ghevar of L. M. B. We bought vibrant rajasthani apparels like 'lehariya', 'bandhej-mothra', 'jutiya-mojris' and various other things. All the buildings in the old city are of Pink Colour thus giving it the name Pink City. In the evening visited World Trade Park and then went to Tapri - the tea house, a beautiful cafe, where we enjoyed diff flavours of tea with vada pav and maggie.

The next day we had delicious and mouth watering Rawat's 'Pyaaz ki kachori'. It was really ultimate and then went to Anokhi store for its wide range of handprint and block printed traditional clothing, matched with contemporary designs. Then on our way to Chokhi Dhani, we visited, Sanganer Jain temple, It was an ancient marvellous temple with a history of its own. It was worth a visit for its beautiful architecture and carvings. Chokhi Dhani should be in every traveler's list when visiting Jaipur. It is a village made up in a city. It offers you camel, horse, elephant riding, puppet shows, Rajasthani folk Dance and song, etc everything displaying the culture of 'Rangeelo Rajasthan. ' The best part of Chokhi Dhani was the authentic Rajasthani food, the way they served with all the 'manbar', ie, Hospitality, you will become a fan.

There was really a lot more to see in Jaipur and near by it but due to time constraint we have to leave it for the next time. The best time to visit this city is from oct to april. Jaipur is not so expensive, you may plan a economical trip to Jaipur having all types of hotels and restaurants and entry fee to various sightseeing is also not much. Try and visit in its festivals like Teej, Gangaur, Elephant or Kite Flying.

The people and the culture of this city is awesome. Not so fast not so slow, this city is really JOYpur.
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Prabhakar dodda

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  • Prabhakar dodda
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"Very good place to go for family tour during weekend" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
All the monuments are very beautiful and must see places. One should keep atleast two days for total sight seeing.
Tourist cabs are expensive. One need to negotiate the prices.
Places like Amer fort, Jail Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall are in one route.
One can spend an entire day till evening for visiting above places. Other places can be covered some in the evening time and some in next day.
I felt that entry tickets at above places are expensive compared to historical monuments entry fee at other cities.
The only thing I don't like is there is no proper cleaniness either at Jaipur Railway Station or at other places of city.
Also one should be careful with Auto Drivers because they try to take in wrong way and demand for extra money after that.
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Prabhakar dodda

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"Very good place to go for family tour during weekend" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
All the monuments are very beautiful and must see places. One should keep atleast two days for total sight seeing.
Tourist cabs are expensive. One need to negotiate the prices.
Places like Amer fort, Jail Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall are in one route.
One can spend an entire day till evening for visiting above places. Other places can be covered some in the evening time and some in next day.
I felt that entry tickets at above places are expensive compared to historical monuments entry fee at other cities.
The only thing I don't like is there is no proper cleaniness either at Jaipur Railway Station or at other places of city.
Also one should be careful with Auto Drivers because they try to take in wrong way and demand for extra money after that.
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Shubham Saini

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  • Shubham Saini
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"Best holiday spending destinestion"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jaipur is best tourist place in India. There are too many places to visit like amber fort, Jail mahal, Hawa Mahala badala temple janter matter nahrgarh fort etc. I lived in Jaipur for 5 years and visited these sites too many times. The geography of Jaipur is also very beautiful. Mahala is situated in plain while amber fort is on a small hill, Jail Mahala is covered with a beautiful lake. Nahrgarh is royal and historical place. From October to february is best time to visit Jaipur. Everyone must visit Jaipur at least one time. Jaipur is really pink city
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Ajay No need

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  • Ajay No need
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Excellent"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jaipur is most adventurous, heritage, historical place I ever see in my life. in Jaipur you find everything you wanted.
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