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Jaipur

Location Central Rajasthan, 259 Km from Delhi, the Capital of India
Must Visit Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple
Temperature Max 45 ºC, Min 26 ºC (summer); Max 22 ºC, Min 08 ºC (winter)
Languages Hindi, Rajasthani and English
Ideal Time October to March is the ideal time to visit Jaipur
Jaipur STD Code 0141

Hawa Mahal in JaipurJaipur, one of the three cities of the golden triangle, is approximately 260 km from Delhi. Jaipur literally means the city of victory and is the capital of Rajasthan. It was founded in the year 1727 AD. Also known as the Pink city, Jaipur is named after its founder Sawai Jai Singh II. One of the reasons Jai Singh had behind moving out of the hilltop capital Amer and founding Jaipur was the increasing population and scarcity of water. Apart from that the diminishing power of the Mughals over the north, along with the wealth of the kingdom motivated Jai Singh to plan his new capital in this area. Read on this Jaipur city guide to explore the city further:

Jaipur in Rajasthan, India was designed by a Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra. One of the first planned cities of its time, Jaipur is built in a kind of a grid system. Dividing the city are the nine rectangular city sectors, each surrounded by a wall with huge gates. All of the sectors have wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes. Even the Bazaars are made in a uniform manner with identical rows of shops on either side. Although Jaipur is a busy capital city and business center, it still retains its age-old charm.

Jaipur is surrounded by rugged hills on three sides. With the three forts, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amer serving as its backdrop, Jaipur mesmerizes its visitors. There are numerous other monuments also in the city that stand as a witness to the royal bygone era. Apart from that, various parks, gardens, lakes, etc provide the tourists with an unforgettable experience. Not only a sightseeing pleasure, the city of Jaipur is also a shopper's paradise. You will find some of the most impressive handicrafts in Jaipur markets. Jaipur travel & tourism surely leaves the visitors in love with the city.

Excursions
Located 16 km from Jaipur, Sanganer is famous for its beautiful Jain temples. The most famous temple is the Shri Digambar Jain temple. This temple has a stone shrine with three pinnacles. There is an idol of Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods in the center.

Shopping
Jaipur provides a unique shopping experience to its visitors. Right from jewelry to clothes to footwear, almost everything is available in Jaipur. This Jaipur shopping guide tells you about the famous shopping items of Jaipur, along with the famous markets.

Tourist Attractions
Jaipur provides a unique shopping experience to its visitors. Right from jewelry to clothes to footwear, almost everything is available in Jaipur. This Jaipur shopping guide tells you about the famous shopping items of Jaipur, along with the famous markets.

Jaipur Weather
Jaipur weather is quite moderate. The summer season in Jaipur extends from April to July and is pretty hot and humid. The average temperature in summers falls in the range of 45 C (max) to 25.8 C (min). The climate of Jaipur in winters is pretty cold. Lasting from October to March

Hawa Mahal
The 'Hawa Mahal' or the Palace of Wind is one of the main landmarks of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The Hawa Mahal is a five storey building of remarkable architecture and a spectacular example of the Rajput style of architecture made of red and pink sand stone

How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan counts amongst the major tourist destinations of India. In fact, along with Delhi and Agra, the city makes up the Golden Triangle of North India. Some of the major tourist attractions of the Pink City include the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort

Things to Do in Jaipur
Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in not only Rajasthan, but the whole of India. Forming a part of the Golden Triangle of North India, along with Delhi and Agra, the city has been designed by a Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra.







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