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Jaipur Tourism

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Jaipur, the very name is associated with bravery, valour and a glorious past, reminiscent of the achievements of the indomitable Rajput warriors. Jaipur is abode to magnificent palaces, splendid forts and charming architecture. A trip to Jaipur is incomplete without munching on the local Rajasthani cuisine

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Jawahar Circle

Golu Sharma
30th Dec 17

An enchanting view from nahargarh fort

An enchanting view from nahargarh fort  Video Review
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Nahargarh Fort

Kurja Rathore
20th Dec 17

A Royal Residence and A Royal Exhibition

A Royal Residence and A Royal Exhibition  Video Review
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City Palace

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799  Video Review
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Hawa Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

Hall of private audience and for royal meetings

Hall of private audience and for royal meetings  Video Review
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Diwan-e-Khas

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

Thousands of tiny mirrors are used to design this

Thousands of tiny mirrors are used to design this  Video Review
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Sheesh Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

It was built by Ram Singh II in 1868

It was built by Ram Singh II in 1868  Video Review
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Ram Niwas Garden

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th Oct 16

Jaigarh Fort-wonderful view of city from the top

Jaigarh Fort-wonderful view of city from the top  Video Review
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Jaigarh Fort

Vinit Singh
24th Jul 18

Beautiful fort - well preserved

Beautiful fort - well preserved  Video Review
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Nahargarh Fort

Akshaya Patil
26th Jan 18

Inside of Amber palace(diwan-e-khaas)

Inside of Amber palace(diwan-e-khaas)  Video Review
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Amber Fort

Saket rathi
17th Jan 18

Reasons to go to Jaipur

1Sink In the Pink City, Jaipur
Sink In the Pink City, Jaipur

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha Manjul adds, “ The second floor in Hawa Mahal has beautiful precious stone inlays and thus was called - Ratan Mandir - (Gem temple), the third floor -Vichitra Mandir (strange temple) was used by the King to worship Lord Krishna, the fourth floor is called - Prakash Mandir - (Light temple) and the fifth floor is called -Hawa Mandir - (Wind temple).”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jenifer Sayyed shares, “Jaipur tour is incomplete without seeing the beautiful heritage presentation of Rajput and Muslim architecture.The architecture, gates and wall art are mesmerizing. Apart from the beautiful architecture and cultural artwork, Hawa Mahala makes you feel happy because of its pink color and architecture. Remember, Jaipur is one of the best places one should visit and explore for its beautiful heritage, architecture, and History.”  



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2A flamboyant city full of history
A flamboyant city full of history

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha Manjul adds, “Jaipur Diaries - Hawa Mahal; I had been to Jaipur many years ago as a child and had seen the Hawa Mahal from outside while passing through the market then.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jenifer Sayyed shares, “Jaipur- Pink city of Rajasthan; rich in culture, heritage and majestic architecture of the royals. Being an avid wanderer, Jaipur was always on my list. As we had planned to visit Ajmer dargah, we executed Jaipur trip too.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Amit Kumar Das says, “The Indian version of Chinese wall--Amber Fort; As soon as you leave the Jaipur City and proceed towards the Amber Fort or Amer fort, the landscapes around will change all of a sudden.”  

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3Celebrate in the Pink city
Celebrate in the Pink city

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha Manjul adds, “Jaipur Diaries - Hawa Mahal I had been to Jaipur many many years ago as a child and had seen the Hawa Mahal from outside, While watching from the Jharokhas, we were transported back into the ancient princely era of the royalty only difference was that we were observing the hurl burl on the road below including the Metro construction work..”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Jenifer Sayyed shares, “A day in Jaipur Jaipur- Pink city of Rajasthan rich in culture, heritage and majestic architecture of Royals. Being an avid wanderer, Jaipur was always on my list. There is durbar inside where all the important meetings used to be done and museum where one can see the clothes, pictures and many things of ancient times. Apart, the beautiful architecture and cultural artwork make one fascinated.”  

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4To explore the grandeur
To explore the grandeur

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan adds, “The taste of village. Since it was a Saturday evening, Chokhi Dhani was too crowded. If you go in a group either you hold hands together and move to one place to another or keep a time to meet at the dinner or exit. It is indeed a very busy placeOne can dress up in Rajasthani costumes and take photographs. Children and adults likewise can take an elephant or camel or cart ride around the village.


HolidayIQ Reviewer Mukesh Sagar says, “It has an entry fee for domestic tourist at very nominal cost.  The location is photogenic and don't forget to carry your camera. You might get tired if you intend to see it entirely. So carry your food and start early in order to explore more.

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5Land of mighty monument
Land of mighty monument

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha Manjul shares, “Jaipur Diaries - Hawa Mahal I had been to Jaipur many years ago as a child and had seen the Hawa Mahal from outside while passing through the market then.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jenifer Sayyed shares, “A day in Jaipur- Pink city of Rajasthan;  Rich in culture, heritage and majestic architecture of Royals. Being an avid wanderer, Jaipur was always on my list. As we had planned to visit Ajmer dargah, we executed Jaipur trip too.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Amit Kumar Das shares, “The Indian version of Chinese wall--Amber Fort; As soon as you leave the Jaipur city and proceed towards the Amber Fort or Amer fort, the landscapes around changes all of a sudden. The plane lands of Jaipur is suddenly replaced by rocky granite hills. ”  

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Reviews (1739)

"Maharaja's Dream and The City Of Victory!"

Anindya kumar banerjee

Anindya kumar banerjee5.0/5

1 review

We hope to visit here again

Jaipur is a wonderful city. This Pink City is well maintained and people here are very much friendly. Haowa Mahal, City Palace and Jaipur Fort are amazing. We stayed in Hotel Um ed Haveli. There reception, behaviour, food is excellent.
  • We hope to visit here again
  • We hope to visit here again
  • We hope to visit here again

Manmeet ajimal

Manmeet ajimal5.0/5

4 reviews

Jaipur

Impressed by culture . Weather is OK types not so hot as such Food and Shopping: Yeah, we shop clothes and antique jewelry from thr . And food is nice !!. Highlight of the trip: The way they treat their guests. Truly delightful !!

Recommended Duration in Jaipur

Number of days to spend in Jaipur as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

1.2%

2 days

18.5%

3 days

65.4%

4 days

11.1%

5+ days

3.7%

Jaipur Overview

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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