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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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Rini Dasgupta

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  • Rini Dasgupta
  • 2 Reviews
  •  97 readers

"Pink City" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
There are quite a few places to see in Jaipur. Be it Ajmer fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and if interested then the Albert Museum.

One can also visit Ranthambore National Park, Sariska National Park, Ramgarh Lake and also Sanganer.
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Payalgangwal

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  • Payalgangwal
  • 14 Reviews
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"Royal Rajasthan." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
We went Rajasthan Jaipur the royal Rajasthan also called as pink city. Painted all buildings walls in pink colour in the owner if royal maharaja of Jaipur. I really liked the city but little bit much crowded at some areas in old Jaipur. City have many tourist attractions like hawa mahal, royal city palace, jaigarh and nahargarh fort and so on. If planing to visit Jaipur must visit chokhi dhani village a place a colour of royalty of Rajasthan, the food, culture, music and specially kalbeliya dance with ghumar a significance folk of Rajasthan will like much. We stayed 5 days in Jaipur and had a lot of fun.
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04sharma

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  • 04sharma
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"Nice journey" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
I have visited amer fort, jantar manter, city palace, jahaj mahal, hawaa Mahala there. Its all awesome. And nice memories I get fron roaming there. The musiume that is city pakace was also very nice. Every1 should see it. The beauty of amer fort and hawaa Mahala is incredible. Its not allow to go inside the jahaj Mahala. We can see it from out side only and birla temple is the most peaceful place.
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Chinmay kumar bhuyan

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  • Chinmay kumar bhuyan
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  625 readers

"Visit to pink city Jaipur" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
With my family I traveled to Delhi from Guwahati on 2nd week of november. We reach Delhi by afternoon 2. 30. We searched for cab outside the airport by prepaid taxi but they are demanding around 6500/-, then I searched the net and found taxi services by delhi-jaipur taxi ser provider. I called them & they provide a etios cab at 3200/- including everything. It comes within half and hour. We reach Jaipur by 8. 30 pm.
Next day we book a cab from hotel itself for Jaipur sightseeing. It costs 1450/- inclusive of everything. Among the sights amer fort is the main attarctions for tourists. Jail Mahala also looks beautiful but conservation of the pond is not up to the mark.
Hawa Mahala is situated in a location where its beauty is declined by the market area of the Jaipur city. Old pink city looks amazing. Shops are good for shopping. 100 g rajai is the main attraction for customers. People are nice and helpful, roads are beautiful and nice environment for tourist. You will get only veg meals. Its hard to find non veg food in vaipur. Overall a goog place for family visits. Foods are tasty. I will highy recommend travellers to take a trip to Jaipur. We return to Delhi by a double decker cc train which feels amazing.
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Neha Anand

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  • Neha Anand
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4355 readers

"Totally in love with the city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I've been to Jaipur several times and absolutely love the city. The forts, museums, markets, stories of the royal family, everything is so colourful and intriguing. It's a must visit place for people who love history, exemplary food and lots of shopping!
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Ashwani Das

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  • Ashwani Das
  • Lives in Haridwar
  • 38 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1306 readers

"Royal Surprise" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City, we all know our very own Jaipur.. Full of royalness and hospitality. The city has good infrastructure and nice hotels. The food is just awesome like Lalo mansh and Rajasthani thali. Local bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, pottery items, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Buy from local markets only rather buying from so called Rajasthan handicrafts emporium. They call it government undertaking but doesn't seems to be all are unnecessary costly. The same can be bought from local market in better pricing.

While travelling local don't get to shops which local taxi and rickshaw will take you better explore on their own as these self proclaimed guides have commission.

Overall a great fun to be with family, considering the current climate condition Nov to Feb will be best period to visit.
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Manish kumar singh

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  • Manish kumar singh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Pink city rocks" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A place for animal lovers, shopping, foodies. In nut shell Jaipur has something for every one. Forts, museum, zoo, temples, markets with lots of borrowing, shopping malls, food on streets and in restaurents. Jaipur is full of historical monuments as well as modern attractions such as metro, museums and malls. Dal bati churma, kadhi, Lalo saag etc. Are some local food attraction.
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Yusuf Ali

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  • Yusuf Ali
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 32 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5993 readers

"Jaipur" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One of the famous city in India to visit as it has some history. It's attractions and beauty catches the eye of foreigners to come and live their moments. Because of its beauty people called it The Pink City of India. Visitors are coming here from different countries to know the history of the city in details.
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Komal singh

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  • Komal singh
  • 2 Reviews
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"Heritage that we can count upon" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Amazing place to get into ...
Interesting place with historical locations and monuments,
Friendly people and crowd
Culture and tradition are full of colours ...
Easy access to the cabs and local conveyance.
In total a worth place with that brings value for money and guaranteed satisfaction.
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V ravichandran Iyer

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  • V ravichandran Iyer
  • 2 Reviews
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"A perfect destination to experience the rich history of the Rajput Royalty" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very exciting to visit the forts and monuments of the illustrious Rajput dynasty. The city planners have been careful to preserve the heritage of the Old (walled) city.
Chokhi Dani is yet another must see place. It is a heritage village characterized by the rustic trappings, folk arts and handicrafts and, of course, the amazing Rajasthani food. The hospitality all around this place was wonderful and the ethnic merchandise on sale was authentic.
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