Jaipur is one of the oldest cities in India known as Pink City. The city of Jaipur, called the capital of the state of Rajasthan, is situated in a semi-desert region. This beautiful city was built by Raja Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Amber with the help of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, an architect of Bengal. It is the first city in India which was built according to the Vaastu Shastra. This place is a splendid example of Hindu architecture, which is made in the form of Pita Pada i.e. the eight-part mandala.
Raja Sawai Singh was aware of Madhon, astronomy and for this reason, he gave more importance to the number 9 and kept the 9 in the construction of the city. It is a symbol of 9 digits, 9 planets. The city of Jaipur, known for its forts, palaces and Havelis, attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. People from far-flung areas come here to witness this rich culture and tradition that bears witness to its historical heritage.
Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol and Jal Mahal are some of the popular tourist places of Jaipur.
Fairs and Festivals
Apart from the palaces and forts, the city of Jaipur is also famous for fairs and festivals. One of the popular annual festivals here is the Jaipur Vintage Car Rally which is organized every year in the month of January. This car rally is a major attraction centre which is quite famous among tourists. Car lovers can come here and see a wonderful collection of vintage cars such as Mercedes, Austin and Fiat etc.
Some of these cars date back to the 1900s. One of the other famous festivals is the Mahotsava Elephant Festival which is organized every year on the occasion of Holi which is the main festival of the Hindus. Many colourful cultural programs are presented in this festival and the elephants are brought alive and decorated.
Apart from this, Gangaur Mahotsava is also very popular here. Gangaur means Shiva and Parvati. Gana means the Hindu god Shiva and Gaur means Lord Shiva’s wife Parvati. This festival is a symbol of happiness in married life. Banganga Mela, Teej, Holi and Chaksu Fair are also famous among some other festivals and fairs of Jaipur.
Tourists can spend leisure time in Jaipur with fun. Thrill lovers can come here and enjoy sports such as camel riding, hot air ballooning and rock climbing. Enthusiasts can also visit national parks like Aara Karauli and Ranthambore to have a good time. Visitors never forget to come and shop in Jaipur. There are various types of arrays, jewellery, carpets, pottery and gems etc. found in many markets which are quite different and unique. By the way, tourists can also buy handicraft materials, artefacts, apparel and branded clothes from MI Road in Jaipur. But you have to bargain while shopping in the local markets here.
Jaipur is famous for its Delicacy.
Jaipur, famous for its delicious, spicy and spicy food that consists of onion, ginger and garlic, is a famous food. Dal Baati – Churma, Onion Ki Kachori, Kebab, Murgh Ko Khet and Achari Murg are famous dishes here. Food lovers can eat all these dishes at the Nehru Bazaar and Johri Bazaar, both these markets are street food markets where all kinds of local food carts are located on the roadside. Apart from this, the famous sweets of Jaipur Ghevar, Mishri Mawa and Mawa Kachori are also very popular all over the country.
How to reach Jaipur?
Jaipur is well connected to many major parts of the country by air, rail and road. 13 km from Jaipur city. Located at a distance of 7 km is Sanganer Airport, which is known as Jaipur International Airport. This airbase is connected to other places like Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi and Hyderabad by regular flights.
Jaipur Junction railway station is connected to many destinations in the country. Apart from this, tourists can also avail the services of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation under which buses run from many cities of the state to Jaipur which is quite convenient and cheap.
Buses of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation direct to Jaipur from New Delhi. Bus services of Jaipur City Transport Services Limited can be availed for excursions in the city and for sightseeing.
The climate in Jaipur experiences an extreme type of climate throughout the year. During the summer days, it sometimes gets scorching heat while in winter it is quite cold. During summer, tourists need to bring light clothes, hats and sunscreen with them when they come here. The time from March to October is ideal for visiting Pink City.