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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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Lionel  H.

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  • Lionel H.
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 11 Reviews
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"Chokhi Dhani - A theme Rajasthani Artisan Village" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
This place even though is a good 30+ km out of Jaipur city... One shouldn't miss visiting it... If you are first timer to Jaipur. We, have been told that its been in existence for the past 25 years... Surely over the period of time the owners have kept on reinvented and adding new attractions. The place has loads of activities from different dances, Camel, Elephant rides, pottery, puppet shows, authentic Rajasthani artifacts and collector items, etc. Once here, you can easily spend around 3 to 4 hours and since the place has so much happening even the kids would love being there. As you enter you have to buy your ticket along with the buffet dinner of your choice, for which you have three variants to choose from starting from Rs. 600/- per adult, ie multi-cuisine, AC and the open-air one. You are served the traditional Rajasthani Thali in the adorable Rajasthani hospitality! Everything from Dal baati choorma to the chaas to every single thing! In my life have never enjoyed a vegetarian meal this plentiful all-in-all a must see place.
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Charusheela Shukla

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"Great place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Awesome place, with historical places, shopping, good people and good food.

Visit to Rajmandir Cinema is a memorable experience. One must visit City Palace, Hava Mahal, Amer Fort, Bapu Bazar, etc.

Don't forget to shop Jaipuri handicraft items like bags and show pieces and Batic (Bandhani work cotton Kurtas, Ghagra Cholis, etc).
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Shivam Chauhan

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  • Shivam Chauhan
  • Lives in Noida
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"Pink City Getaway" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
All in all it was good destination to start with my first solo trip. Being the capital it is perfectly connected to all the other wonderful destinations of the state. Stayed at a European styled hostel which was centrally located at M. I. Road. It gives you two types of staying options like a shared dorm and private room so one can choose accordingly. The city has a great transport facilities to commute.

Day1: Visited the Hawa Mahal. Well it now only houses a museum which is not so worth visiting rather will suggest to have some good clicks in front of it and move on to the next destination.

Next was the visit to the City Palace( opens (9:30 am until 5 pm). It is close to Hawa Mahal so one can prefer to walk. The place is a must visit for those who are interested in history, artifacts or heritage or first time visitor. The best things you might see are the great collection of buggy, great carvings on the entrance gates, a good collection of hand crafted dresses, a good collection of chandeliers, a huge collection of Arms and Ammunition and the huge set silver urns (how can one forget to spot those). The palace also has the Chandra Mahal, a part of which is now the Royal Residence. The tour last for about an hour and half. Most of the places like the Armoury and Sabha Niwas have no photography policy so take a note of it. Also hiring a guide or not depends on ones keen interest though you also have audio guide options.

As it's time for lunch so you have two choices like if after seeing to the vast bandini collection sarees and other dress materials of the palace you feel the urge to owe one you can go the handloom emporium run by the trust under the name of late Rajamata Gayatri Devi to have a look or you may find some good places around the palace to satisfy your craving. Though it is said that the emporium closes around 2. So you can plan accordingly. The palace also has a restaurant.

Now moving on the next destination is Jantar Mantar, close to the City Palace. It is a museum of Astronomical structures so if you really want to have in depth information about it hiring a guide is highly recommended. Also it gives a spectacular view of the Aravalli Hills, the Nahargarh Fort, The Clock Tower and the City Palace in one frame. A guided tour will last around an hour.

For the remaining evening I chose to visit the Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple and have a tour of the market. The museum was good and houses a vast collection of artifacts. Also the temple was okay but a fun place for family outing.

For Dinner, I chose having the local speciality the Dal Baati Churma at Santosh Bhojnalaya near my place. It was delicious and a must try.

Day2 : Planned my visit to all the famous forts on the Aravallisb- Amber or Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort and then the evening at the Jail Mahala. My first destination was Amber Fort. A short walk of 15 mins. From the Bus Stop takes you to the fort. The Fort vast in area has a good view of the city. The huge stairs might make you thirty so do ensure to carry a water bottle with you. The palace houses the regular places like the Diwan-E-Aam, Diwaan-E-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, Maota Lake with garden and an ancient tunnel connecting Amber Fort to Jaigarh Fort used by the royal family in ancient times as escape route. The palace has an option of elephant ride from entrance to the palace up but it costs around Rs. 900 for two so being a solo traveller I opted to walk my way up.

Next destination is the Jaigarh Fort. It is connected with Amber Fort with a passage with a distance of 1 km to 1. 2 km. The walk is quite steep so do remember to refill your water bottle. Also you may find some gray langurs on your way so beware and don't carry any food items in your hands. It will last around 15 mins. Jaigarh is the house to the biggest canon of ancient times. Also the fort used to be the house to the royal family during wars. The fort gives a great view of the Amber fort from the top. After the long tour of the two palaces I choose to walk my way down to have something to eat. So if you are walking on your way down and it's cloudy do remember to keep your camera ready because if you are lucky you might spot a peacock with its feathers open or two maybe as I was.

After food it was time for Nahargarh Fort. Now Nahargarh is situated at a much higher altitude then Amber or Jaigarh. So you have two options either to hire a taxi or a auto- rickshaw and do it for to and fro. Nahargarh is actually a fort built specifically for the queens. Not a vast structure as the other two but the view from the top is splendid with the city and the Jail Mahala on the right and Jaigarh and Amber fort on the left. There is a wax museum which is under construction and will open to public soon. Also the Fort has some rooftop restaurant offering the opportunity to have dinner with the city up in lights in the back drop.

As it was sunset I was headed to Jal Mahal. It's the perfect time to visit. With the lights coming up at the palace slowly and sun setting down. Though you are not allowed to visit the place but one can view it from the view point.

For dinner I chose the other speciality which is Lal maas, a spicy non-vegetarian dish. If you don't have a good stomach for spicy food then you can opt for a less spicy version of the dish as well but the taste may differ.

With that it concludes my trip to Jaipur.

For readers:- Would like to tell there are other fun activities as well which I opted out. There is a farm of elephants where you can spend your day with elephants like take a ride or paint on them. For details search Elefantastic. Also you have hiring a bike option as well on hourly basis. Try out the revolving restaurant situated a OM tower on M I Road to have a 360 degree panoramic view of the Pink City.

Do's & Dont's:

Do carry a water bottle every time. Opt for relaxed clothes like shorts and tee and comfortable wear like sport shoes or trek shoes. Avoid wearing dark colours and slippers, crocs, or sandals specially while visiting Amber, Jaigarh and Nahargarh fort. Carrying a cap or an umbrella will certainty help. Hand towel and sunscreen is a must have. Don't fall prey to the unrecognised guides.

Hope you all find this review helpful!
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
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"City of heritage things .." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Hey I m rohit. It's my 2nd review on Jaipur. There are so many heritage things available in Jaipur such as aamer fort, nahargard and so many palaces where you visit in Jaipur. There are so many types of food available in Jaipur such as kadhi kachori, mava kachori, Dal baati churma etc. If you like to ate these food visit ravat chachori shop near at sindhi camp bus stand .. Byeee enough for today ...
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"City of memorable things" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
First of all I want to say that my higher study is completed in Jaipur. I like this city so much because it's close to my heart. In this city I realized my first love my best friend's circle and my life long memorable thing. I came in this city in 2010 for my engineering study. From that day I attached with this city such life city life, city culture, city sight and city awesome palace where I spend my memorable time with my friend. Raj Mandir, Birla Temple, Aamer Jantar Mantar, City Palace, got and more palaces where I went with my buddy was amazing. This city has own heart. A pink city - the title is suiting this city because in chopper side so many houses and shops colour was pink. The behaviour of the people in Jaipur was helping in nature and innocent. They don't believe in any quarrel and any riot. They are busy in their own work. I fall in love in Jaipur so this city is close to my heart.
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Adarsh Sharma

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  • Adarsh Sharma
  • Lives in Motihari
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"Come and fall in love with history" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Jaipur, the pink city and really this city is so impressive that you will fall in love with this city. The best part of this city is Chokhi Dhani. A place where you can find out Rajasthani Culture in a nutshell. Crowded place but you see all the cultural heritage and delicacies of Rajasthan there. The food was authentic and tasty. Lot of cultural activities.
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"Chokidhani is the only place worth visiting, but its beautiful" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
City doesn't has much to offer, except the gorgeous place Chokidhani. Rajasthan is the land of maharajahs and one of the most well-known destinations in all over the world. The heritage hotels in Jaipur are synonymous of luxury. Well known for warm hospitality and part of India's Golden Triangle, Jaipur is one of the top best five destinations in India. Chokhi Dhani provides a unique experience of Rajasthani culture.
It comprises ethnic cottages, suites, heritage hospitality and beautiful ethnic ambience. It is an ideal place for vacation, business meetings with 5 star facilities fulfilling all needs. Chokhi Dhani Rajasthani Village is a cultural tour with folk entertainment and mouthwatering Rajasthani food.
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Janme

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  • Janme
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Good" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Though it is Good place to visit with lots of heritage sites but still is sucks as it has no traffic management, lots and lots of Jam through out the city, and when it rain, oooh God, it just seems like hell, you can't even walk on road or cross the road as the roads are full with water about 4-5 inch
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"Glimpse of our heritage" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Jaipur as a city has been wonderful. People are good however beware of the local autorickshaw and cycle rickshaws as their main motive is always to take tourist to their fixed shopping centers. Other than that people in general are very good. Great food! Most importantly this city kind of acts like a time machine which takes you back to the tales of Kings and queens and one feels lost in these epic stories. The glorious heritage makes one awestruck. Jaipur is definitely a must see destination of anybodys travel bucket list and would love to explore more next time.
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  • Vidhi Porwal
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"The pink city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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