Jaipur Tourism
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Jaipur Tourism

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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Ajay No need

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  • Ajay No need
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Excellent" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days 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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Deepika Sharma

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  • Deepika Sharma
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"Awesome place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
I always dreamed to visit Rajasthan, but the scorching heat of the state made me to took back my steps, then finally I planned to give a visit to the place during monsoon. Believe me, it proved to be the biggest successful decision for me. I visited Jaipur on 2nd July and stayed there for three days. My tour was guided and arranged by Swagat Tours and travels Jaipur and believe me, it was the company only that made me comfortable and feel the heavenly beauty of the place with a royal touch. It is the biggest suggestion from me to hire professionals plus don't forget to take a ride on elephant's back in amber fort. All the best guys and happy monsoon visit too.
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Srijan Srivastava

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"A rajisthani city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is the most important place of tourism. Jaipur is historical entrance to Hindustani history of India.
Jaipur "The Pink City" and the top attractions are Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawamahal, etc.
Home of many royal kings and most beautiful Queen Rajmata her highness Gayatri Devi.
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Srijan Srivastava

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"A rajisthani city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is the most important place of tourism. Jaipur is historical entrance to Hindustani history of India.
Jaipur "The Pink City" and the top attractions are Jaigarh, Nahargarh and Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawamahal, etc.
Home of many royal kings and most beautiful Queen Rajmata her highness Gayatri Devi.
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Sushant singh

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  • Sushant singh
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"Great Experience in the Pink City" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pur, Rajasthan is one of the beautiful city's in india. It's one of the historical city too. The old city having gates and completely secured. Inside old city very organized shoppinExperience was super. However the only sore point was that my Mobile was stolen. In totality it was relaxing and enjoyable.
Visited Albert hall museum, city palace, birla mandir, bapu bazar, johari bazar for sight seeing and shopping
On second day visited Amer Palace and was well guided by an experienced guide who explained every thing in detail. Also visited Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts. Awesome experience to understand how royalty used to lead their lives in those times.
Being relaxation and breaking the routine was the idea which made us spend most of our time in hotel. Swimming got developed as an interest for few years proved helpful to get refreshed while stay at hotel. Being summer season, evening was the only time to roam around and we visited some of the attraction like Birla Temple, Central Park and Chokhi Dhani. Experience of chewing Sweet "Pan" fulfilled our visit. The hotel was situated on the upper floors of Mall which encouraged us to explore the mall during day time and thus helped me to make my wife happy. Overall this was a nice experience and a great escape from routine.
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Vijay Potluri

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"Pink city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Jaipur, Rajasthan is one of the beautiful city's in india. It's one of the historical city too. The old city having gates and completely secured. Inside old city very organized shopping malls, of course it's small in size but need to appreciate the planning of those days. In the core area there is a palace it's name itself "City Palace". It contains museum now. It's so nice to see Jaipur for me. People are nice. Food is so delicious. Rajasthani food also mouth watering for many food lovers.
It's well connected with road ways, Railways and Airport too.
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Dilip verma

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"It was nice place to visit" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is very nice place. Awesome forts. Tasty Rajasthani food. Traffic is bad, but you have to bear in every city. But yes, most of the places are outside city so don't have to bother on those. And on weekend's city traffic is less. You can enjoy chokhi dhani in evening time, as most of the heritage places close after 5 PM. Only the light and sound show of Amer fort is that you can see at 7. 30 and 8. 30 in July season. Time of light and sound show changes with season according to sunset. Also, in rainy season you have get the confirmation if this is happening or not, as it is in open space and only take place if it is not raining on that day.
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Mahua chatterji

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"Relaxing time at Jaipur" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Experience was super. However the only sore point was that my Mobile was stolen. In totality it was relaxing and enjoyable.
Visited Albert hall museum, city palace, birla mandir, bapu bazar, johari bazar for sight seeing and shopping
On second day visited Amer Palace and was well guided by an experienced guide who explained every thing in detail. Also visited Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts. Awesome experience to understand how royalty used to lead their lives in those times.
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Gaurav Garg

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"Good place to visit" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
My experience was normal. Jaipur is a good city still not up to that level where we can see things in Delhi & NCR region but still there are heritage sites where you can visit move and have fun lots of foreigners you will see here coming to see heritage sites people here are also good cooperative.
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Abhishek

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  • Abhishek
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"Good city for visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Good city for visit. Ancient city belongs to Rajputs. Temple of Ganesha, Albert hall, museum and other palaces are good. Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal and City Palaces are also good. But Amer is different. Things made by hands is the specialty of the city. I have enjoyed very much.
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