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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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Shinjini Chakraborty

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  • Shinjini Chakraborty
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  29 readers

"Jaipur through my eyes" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was an overall good experience of mine. Jaipur is a great place to seek something different from the regular and monotonic life routine. Not only for chilling but a great place to gather knowledge beyond our history books. For sightseeing purpose there are lotta places to visit. Among them I visit ted Birla temple, City palace, Hawa mahal, Jantarmantar, Sheesh mahal, Jaigarh fort, Amer fort, Nahargarh fort, Jal Mahal and Rajmandir cinema hall. It is said that the Rajmandir hall used to be the biggest cinema hall in Asia. But now it is one of the biggest halls. The forts are the must visit ones. Okay now when it comes to food they are completely vegetarian. The famous foods from there are Daal, Baati and Churma. One can google that to know how it looks like. But honestly I didn't like that Dal and Baati. But Churma is sort of a sweet. And I loved that. Well it was a great fun to visit Jaipur. And I'm eagerly waiting for my next trip to Jaipur.
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Abhishek yadav

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  • Abhishek yadav
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews
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"Not happy" new review

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Due to my refund process I m not happy. No good response of hoteliers .. Call at hotel many times but every time they give a reson. When I checkout from hotel the reception person told me that refund is reflect in my account in 24 hours .. But the date today after 15 days of checkout this is not reflect in my account.
Behaviour of staff is not good. When I mail to dm of hotel he take action against it .. But I not accept this type of Behaviour from a five star hotel ..
All things are good in hotel nice amenities clean room nice loaction. But a suggestion to all of travellers please ensure about your security amount which hotel deposit in advance ..
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Ranjeet singh rao Rao

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  • Ranjeet singh rao Rao
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  562 readers

"Good" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Over all experience is good Jaipur is good city. Services is good hotel thikana place accommodation is good. Driver and car was good. & All is good. Looking for this places & in fair rates I am expend for all in 2000 in all of looking for specially choki dani reso .. And all
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Meet Shah

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
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"Scaled City" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Jaipur is India's first planned city. City develop as per plan & all road connected. More conscious about Maugham & offensive about maharana partap. Public transportation is good but many time it's may be time consuming. I must tell that please select your hotel nr M I road because it's Central point of Jaipur. & My hotel Tara nivas also good
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Abhay mote

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  • Abhay mote
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  3666 readers

"Perfect for an internet free holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jaipur is Pink city and everyone should visit this place at lest once, the best time is to visit in winter months and should not miss any spot, Jaipur palace, Halal Mahal, Jail Mahal, Zoo, Jantar Mantar etc, should not miss the traditional Thali, and Traditional clothes
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Mahi Choudhary

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  • Mahi Choudhary
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Jaipur is capital of india. I love this place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jaipur is known as pink city. Yeah it is really very colourful city. Mountain view lakes and palaces of this city is worldwide famous. Every place is nearby. Albert museums is world famous for its collection. Jamaal nahargarh. Jaigarh fort. All is good for watch. It's a developing city.
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Rohit madaan

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  • Rohit madaan
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place but crowdy"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jaipur is the place for the people who want visit historical sites as their are lot of places to visit like Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Nargarh Fort, Jail Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall etc.
But a person who is planing to go to Jaipur must visit Wax Museum, Choki Dani, Raj mandir Cinema & local market to buy traditional items & clothes.
Some of the ea-tiers must be tried once you are in 1. Pyaz ki kachori at Rawat Mishtan Bhandhar, 2. Royal Faluda at Brijwasi in jawahar market, 3 Rajasthani treat at chowki dani, 4. Food at Tati Roti restaurant at Arco Palace Hotel, Meethi Lassi at Lassiwala at MI Road.
Any person who is interested to visit Jaipur should go after July & till March as its very hot in between.
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Parikshit Srivastava

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  • Parikshit Srivastava
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"Jaipur Never Dissappoints"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jaipur is a city which exhibits the right balance between the modern and traditional worlds. On one hand the city is a goldmine of heritage sites and traditional bazaars selling ethnic goods and on the other it has all the trappings of a trendy modern city. City has a rich and majestic past and the same can be seen in the numerous well preserved and maintained forts, palaces and museums which dot the entire landscape of this city. Jaipur is also referred as the 'The Pink City' and so not surprisingly many buildings of the city have been painted in pink and are lit with pinks lights in the night.

Amer Fort is one such majestic fort which one should not miss seeing while in Jaipur. Sight and sound show in the evening on the lower reaches of Amer Fort also presents a mind boggling experience. Jaigarh Fort, also known as the 'Victory Fort' should be visited to see the humongous and world's largest cannon on wheels tank called 'Jaivana'. Hawa Mahal or the 'The Palace of Winds', a major landmark of the city, should not be missed. The hundreds of windows made on this tall, long but razor thin building presents a amazing sight.

Jaipur is and has always been a shoppers paradise. Markets are bursting-at-seams with goods inspired by the past and present culture of Rajasthan. Shoes (mojris), belts, cotton tops and kurtas are popular offtakes from Jaipur markets. Blue pottery, stone and metal statues and clocks are also available in wide variety in Jaipur markets. Johari Bazaar, Bapu Market, Tripoli Market and M. I. Road are places to shop while in Jaipur.

Jaipur has the best of hotels and now has the best of modern shopping malls also.

A great city and a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi NCR.
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Ashishsharma

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  • Ashishsharma
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"Nice place to enjoy and make your dream"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Jaipur is one of the best place to enjoy your holiday, Jaipur have lists of historical places like ahmer ki kila Jaipur is mostly famous for its pink colour monument Jaipur have Hawaii Mahala which is widely famous in whole world Jaipur have world famous cinemas like Raj Mandir, people should also visit zoo, city plaza, museum, jantr manter etc. We can go Jaipur via bus, train and by air also.
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"The vibrant Jaipur"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Being in Jaipur, is one of the most culturally enriching experience. It is the city where the hindu and Maugham art recites its story, which dates back to the golden era of Maharaja Jai Singh II who laid the foundation of the city. The 'pink city' still embraces Indian culture and traditions. Each fascinating monument holds the story of its majestic past. Don't miss the splendid view of the Maota Lake from the 'Amer Fort'. Take a walk through the colourful streets of old Jaipur city famous for its beautiful 'dupattas'. If you are here definitely taste the love of true rajasthani culture in the especial Dal Baati Churma'.
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