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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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Vijay Meena

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  • Vijay Meena
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
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"Quite different and incredible" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Jaipur, called as Pink city is quite different and incredible, capital of Rajasthan. I travelled with friends in March. Took train from Delhi to Jaipur and rented a motorcycle from Roadpanda at Jaipur railway station. We went to Amer Fort and saw Jal Mahal on the way. I recommend renting a motorbike for Jaipur trip which is more cost effective than hiring a taxi and gives you freedom to stop and go wherever you want.

In the evening we went to Chokhi Dhani. Next day went to a trip to Pushkar on motorcycle itself. Jaipur and Pushkar will give you a different kind of cultural feel which you won't find in other state than Rajasthan.
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Reddy muralidhar

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  • Reddy muralidhar
  • 13 Reviews
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"Jaipur travel visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was very good. I was visiting Jaipur after a gap of some time. It is a bit hot these days but after 5 pm it gets pleasant. Jaipur is a pink city and it even today lives up to its expectations. There are several buildings in pink.
What hits a visitor to the city the traffic on the road, forever flowing with a number of vehicles plying on the road at any given point of time. The city is in process of acquiring a brand new metro and one section of the metro has already opened for the passengers. It goes through the center of the city.
The next section promises to be more interesting as it connects what is known as the walled city taking the visitor to all the historic landmarks in the city like Hawa Mahala and other incredible architectural wonders. Can you believe there is a whole street dedicated to chat delicacies.
The javari bazar is amazing with lots and lots cheap things to buy and look at around. They all look so bright and beautiful
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Ce sachinkumar

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  • Ce sachinkumar
  • 1 Review
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"Its nice for middle class, and level good for a man"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hotels are starting to bite back against negative reviews - a hotelier in the UK even sued a guest who left a particularly scathing review online. It's important to be honest about your experience, but don't be libellous; I. E, don't say anything that could seriously damage an person's reputation, and that you can't back up. Most importantly though - have fun!
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Sudheer Gond

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  • Sudheer Gond
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2990 readers

"Pink city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Jaipur is a city of glory with its great history. It has many beautiful place ever to watch and also called the’pink city. The best places here to visit are: hawa mahal, jantar mantar, amer fort, city palace, birla mandir, moti dungri ganesh mandir etc. The people of this city have very good behaviour. So it is very safe to visit here. There are some good hotels also here to stay. The city filled with a class of joy. So it is very int resting to visit here.
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Ashokmasing

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  • Ashokmasing
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"Nice hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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Rohith Sivashankar

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  • Rohith Sivashankar
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  • 29 Reviews
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"Crown on Rajasthan"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Jaipur, along with Delhi and Agra forms the golden triangle os North india which is visited by thousand annually. Jaipur may be the most famous place in Rajasthan and is also its capital. Places to be visited in Jaipur are the city palace, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh fort, Amber fort, hawa mahal, Jail Mahala and Birla mandir temple. Runs a city bus tour for 350rs per head which is the cheapest way to visit all the said places
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Nur alam

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  • Nur alam
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  •  9 helpful votes
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"Fantastic location"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The beautiful city of pink. One of the famous historical place of our nation. This is the battle place to construct our nationalism. The people's demands, the people's preparation lots of things blended here.. The rich people, the poor people created our heritage site mysterious.
The history, nature and the struggle for people's resistance make this place beautiful..
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Wasi Khan

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  • Wasi Khan
  • Lives in Sultanpur
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"Jaipur is a good destination for shopping, visiting historical buildings of raja and maharaja's"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Jaipur is a good destination located near Delhi the capital of India there are many more thing in Jaipur like Hawa Mahal, jantar. City palace, wax museum, sheesh Mahala. Jaipur is. Also known for historical forts like nahargarh, jaigarh and Amer/ amber fort,
I visited these places with my family.
It was good for being here as traveller there is no crime in this city people are nice and humble they behave like your host they care much for travellers
This city is covered by mountains and on the top of every hills you see forts or temple s it looks very nice and make you feel good.
The weather of this city is warm and dry
Ohh I forgot to tell you about my experience of jail Mahala !!! Nice place a Mahala in the mid of a lake very beautiful place here you can see much more fishes on bank of lake inside of water and good thing is that you can feed them in only 10 rupees.
There are some women around lake providing( floor tablet) to feed fishes in ten rupees only.
And the best thing of Jaipur which I realised is its markets here you can purchase extra ordinary things in reasonable prices
In last I would like to say that if are going to Jaipur you must visit chowkhi Dhabi
Dear you will be amazed
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Shashank

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  • Shashank
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"Visit for all the main attractions"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited Jaipur on 23 Feb2017. Good place to visit for all the tourist attractions. If you hire a cab, the driver will take you to shops from where he will get commission. I will advice to visit National Handloom or Bapu bazaar /Johri bazaar(for bargaining) for shopping. I also noticed that there are touts roaming near by city attractions who will advice to do shopping in particular place for quality product and reasonable price. I came across a person near Hawa Mahala and he advised us to visit Maharani Market, so went there. There is only one shop there by name "Rajasthan Shilp Gram Udyog". They start with impressive talk about the products they sell which are overly priced and do not have price tags, also we cannot judge the quality of the product due to lack of expertise. Since, we had visited National Handloom we were aware about the price range and did not buy anything. So, beware
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Rudraksh Taylor

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  • Rudraksh Taylor
  • Lives in Bhilwara
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"Life @ Pink City."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If any one want to enjoy & feel the Heritage, Royalty, Rich Culture, Historical Sites and All above Them The Authentic & Awesome Rajasthani Food ... THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE ... No doubt you'll have a great adventure here with The Amer Fort, Jai Garh & Nahar Garh fort.
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