Sawai Jai Singh also known as the Pink City, because it is designed in pink
colour, founded Jaipur. Jaipur is the most colorful city of Rajasthan, mainly
famous for its exotic Forts, Lavish Palaces, evergreen gardens, and friendly
people and for shopping.
How to reach Jaipur
Jaipur, being the capital of Rajasthan it is easily accessible by all means.
Daily Flights are available to all major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur,
Jodhpur, flights to Kolkata is also available. It is well connected by Roads
& Trains. You can hire a cab from New Delhi or can pick the Volvo - Bus
provided by the Rajasthan Govt.
Distance from major cities
Jaipur - New Delhi 259 Kms
Jaipur - Mumbai 1202 Kms
Jaipur - Udaipur 405 Kms
Jaipur - Jodhpur 336 Kms
Jaipur - Jaisalmer 621 Kms
Places of Interest / Places to see in Jaipur.
City Palace Complex: This Palace is the residence of the Maharaja of
Jaipur. It occupies a large area divided into a series of gardens, courtyards,
gardens and buildings.
Amber Fort: This exotic fort is famous for its fascinating architecture;
there you can enjoy an elephant to approach the Fort.
Jaigarh Fort: Sawai Jai Sigh built it for military purpose. This fort
houses the largest cannon called "Jaiban"Nahargarh built in 1734.
Hawa Mahal or also Known as Wind Palace: Its the Wind Palace specially
made for royal ladies to see the city activities.
Royal Gaitor: The beautiful cenotaphs of the royal family are just
outside the city walls.
Albert Hall Museum: It houses some of the rare collections of carpets,
artifacts, textile, pottery and other craft items.
Birla Temple: This wonderful state of the art temple is made up of pure
white marble and must not be missed. Jantar Mantar: This observatory Was built
in 1728 by Sawai Jai Sigh to study the position & movement of the planets.
Old City - The Pink City: The old city is partially encirvled by a crenllated
wall - the major gates are Chand Pol, Ajmer & Sanganeri. The mains bazaars
of the old city i.e. Johri Bazar, Bapu bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Chand Pol
Bazaar is worth to visit.
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