Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Delhi- 258 kilometers
5 &1/2 hrs.
Max. Temp. - 41.0 (summer)
Min. Temp. - 8.0 (winters)
Cotton in summers
Woolens in winter
Jaipur, the capital city of the state of
Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink
City. It is one of the most visited tourist
places of India. The royal past of the city
comes alive in its magnificent blushed pink
forts and palaces where the Maharajas once
lived. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous
for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes,
possess a timeless quality and are surely
a treasure trove for the shoppers.
The old city of Jaipur is partially encircled
with seven gates - the major gates are Chandpol,
Sanganeri, and Ajmeri. The 'pink city' label
of Jaipur applies specifically to the old
walled quarter of the Rajasthani capital.
The city owes its name, its foundations
and its careful planning, to the great warrior
- astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. His
predecessors, had enjoyed good relations
with the Mughals, and Jai Singh was careful
to cultivate this alliance. In 1727, with
Mughal power on the wane, Jai Singh decided
to move down from his capital hillside fortress
at Amber, to a new site on the plains.
How to reach Jaipur:
Jaipur is 262 km from Delhi and is well
connected by road, rail and air. A big fleet
of deluxe and air conditioned buses is operated
by the Rajasthan Roadways between Delhi
and Jaipur. October to March is the best
time to visit Jaipur
Places of attraction
in Jaipur include:
Amer Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jai
Garh, Jantar Mantar, Nahargrh Fort, Sisodia
Rani ka Bagh, Governtment Central Museum,
Chawki Dhani, Albert Hall and so on.
Places of interest near
Bairath is an important place with the
excavated remains of a circular Buddhist
temple situated 86 km on the Shahpura -
Sanganer is located on the Tonk road16 km
from Jaipur. This small town is entered
through the ruins of two 'Tripolias' or
triple-gateways. The town has a ruined palace
and a group of Jain temples with fine carvings.
Samod, located 40 km north-west of Jaipur
is known for the beautiful Samod Palace
that has been rebuilt and renovated and
provides a fine example of the Rajput haveli
architecture and is an ideal spot for outings.
Ramgarh Lake is situated 32 km north-east
of Jaipur. This huge artificial lake created
by constructing a high dam amidst tree-covered
hills. While the temple of Jamwa Mata and
the ruins of the old fort are some of its
antiquities, its beautiful landscape makes
it an idyllic picnic spot.
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