capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'Pink City' is surrounded
by an ancient 20ft high wall and eight gates. The city is
situated 261 kms away from Delhi. It was a state of warring
factions locked in deadly warfare, thousands of royal ladies
consigning themselves to flames preferring death to dishonor.
By Air : Jaipur is well connected by Indian Airlines
and Jet Airways to Delhi, Bombay and Udaipur
By Rail : Well connected to the Metropolitan cities of
Delhi and Bombay, Jaipur is also connected to all important
cities in Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner
by express trains.
By Road : 265 kms from Delhi, 250 kms from Agra, Jaipur
is on the main Delhi
Places to visit:
Hawa Mahal : Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap
Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5
storeyed stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows
with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput
Jantar Mantar (Observatory) : built in 18th century by
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments
were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in
City Palace & museum : situated in the heart of the old
City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The
palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses
a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a
fine view of the gardens and the city.
Raj Mandir Cinema Hall : Cinema, as anywhere in India,
remains another major form of entertainment for the people of
Jaipur. There are not many cinema halls in the city and a few
have closed in the past 3 years or so, but some among
remaining are good for viewing pleasure. One of them, Raj
Mandir, has even become a tourist attraction and is ranked
amongst the very best cinema theatres in the country.
Jaigarh : Jaigarh , or the Fort of Victory, is a rugged
fort built in 1726. The world's largest cannon on wheels is to
be found here. The fort houses a museum and provides some
excellent views of the Amer Palace.
Amer : Set in a picturesque location, Amer is a
fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in
the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls on the
hillside. Built in red sandstone and white marble, the palace
complex has some very interesting apartments, the likes of
which are not to be found anywhere else in the country.
Holiday in the Pink city
On your holiday at jaipur you may enjoy the camel ride on the
renowned sand dunes of Rajasthan, picnic at the nearby Ramgarh
lake, watch a movie at the famous Raj Mandir theatre, play
elephant polo at the Rambagh palace or simply be in gorgeous
green gardens. The Kundan jewelry and the blue pottery top the
list of the must buys for the tourists to Jaipur. The hand
block printed Sanganeri and Bagru cotton fabrics also feature
in the list of souvenirs. Besides the gift items on your way
back from Jaipur you will carry the pictures of people clad in
brightly colored clothes, riding camels through the
ever-lasting stretches of sand, sweet memories and a wish to
return to the royal treatment as soon as possible.