Jaipur Tourism

Jaipur is famous for

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 test 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

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Reasons to go to Jaipur

1Affordable royalty, Jaipur
Affordable royalty, Jaipur

Why: The Pink City evokes the opulent royal family that once ruled the region. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of the city palace is still a royal residence. Known for grand accommodations, the summer discount makes it possible to stay at an old palace turned modern hotel, on a budget.  Cooling off at a luxury pool during the day while exploring the culture and history of the region during the pleasant evenings makes this an unmissable summer getaway.  

HolidayIQ reviewer Divya describes her summer visit by saying, “Jaipur trip turned out to be a great one. We stayed at Jai Mahal Palace. Jai Mahal lawns are awesome and if one doesn't spend at least a part of the evening here, the stay is a waste. The most rewarding were the Rajasthani folk dance in the evening.”

A pair of classy sunglasses, summer casuals, a healthy supply of moisturisers and sunscreens are essentials that the affordability and convenience of eBay will make you look no further for.

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2Pink Hues Of Rajasthan
Pink Hues Of  Rajasthan

HolidayIQ Traveller Donarun Das says, “Jal Mahal lies in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. It is a beautiful heritage palace perfect for photography with the Nahargarh hills in the backdrop.” It is a perfect post card setting especially at sunset.

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3Bairath
Bairath

Bairath is a place of great historical significance. It is said to have existed since the Mahabharata. Bairath used to be the capital of Abhimanyu's (son of Arjuna) father-in-law. After going into exile, the Pandavas are believed to have spent one year in Bairath.  

How to get there: 89.7 km via NH48 from Jaipur

Bairath is also acknowledged for the ruins of a circular Buddhist temple, the earliest structural temple in India.

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4Experience Rajputana Hospitality - Naila Bagh Palace, Stay Here For 4000 Rupees
Experience Rajputana Hospitality - Naila Bagh Palace,  Stay Here For 4000 Rupees

Tariff can be as low as 4000 rupees! Naila Bagh Palace is one of the oldest heritage hotel of jaipur and is a landmark on Moti Doongari road. Naila Bagh Jaipur is reflective of traditional Jaipur's architecture and provides house guests with an authentic heritage experience which will definitely bring out the essence and character of old world Jaipur.

HolidayIQ Traveller Niraj Singh from Bhagalpur shares, “We were only here for one night, but really loved this hotel. It was among the best of about a dozen places. We had stayed in during our trip around Northern India. The whole place is oozing with character, it is beautifully designed and showcases it's 150 years of history well. The main house is very characterful. The period rooms are tastefully furnished with period furniture, and our bedroom itself was huge, and very airy with a good bathroom. Room service was quick. We ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant, and both were enjoyable. Staff were treated us as royal guest. Feeling amazed after staying here. Want to stay here again.”

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5Hotel Natraj is also close to the Sindhi Bus Stand
Hotel Natraj is also close to the Sindhi Bus Stand

The stay here costs about 2000 rupees per day. There was no lobby and just a gallery which led to the elevators from the reception. The staff was commendable and so  were the rooms. It has a Punjabi style sitting are on the terrace but not so well-maintained. The morning breakfast was nice. They served idli, dosa, chole bature, bread and butter, fruits and juices.

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Reviews (1231)

"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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