The epitome of magnificence is not a term that can be applied lightly. However, that is what you will say when you visit the largest and the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Established in 1727, Jaipur is the first planned city of India and was the Kachwaha capital for many years. This is a city worthy of royalty with its incredible history, breathtaking architecture and rich culture.Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur is an enchanting place with its large splendid havelis, scenic temples nestled in serenity, and imposing palaces that exude a majestic aura of awe.
How to Get There
By Air :
The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer, 15 km from Jaipur City. Domestic airlines connect the city to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Agra, Jodhpur and Udaipur. The Jaipur airport also provides international flights to Dubai, London, Muscat and Sharjah.
By Rail :
A number of regular trains connect Jaipur to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Agra, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Ajmer. Jaipur also linked well with other cities by Indian Railways.
By Road :
Jaipur is well-linked with all major cities through National Highways including
NH 8, 11 and 12. Distances from few cities to Jaipur; Delhi: 260 km,
Agra: 230 km, Ajmer: 130 km, Jaisalmer: 625 km, Jodhpur: 340 km,
Udaipur: 405 km
Located in the heart of the old city, the City Palace is a fascinating complex of gardens, courtyards and buildings. The palaces here have been built over the centuries but the overall complex is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture which is striking and charming.
Although built in the early 18th century, almost all of the Jaigarh Fort is still intact. It is the home of the largest wheeled cannon in the world and houses a stunning complex of palaces. The panoramic view offered by the fort of Jaipur is an experience unto itself.
The Amber Fort is one of the most important and famous forts in all of Rajasthan. Popularly known as Amer Fort, it located close to the Maotha Lake. The spectacular beauty of the lake adds to the charm of the marble and red sandstone architecture.
Nestled among the Aravalli Hills, the oldest mountain range in the world, the fort offers a scene to behold of the surrounding areas.
Considered among the largest observatories of the world, the Jantar Mantar combines art, science and religion in a scale rarely found elsewhere. The largest sundial in the world can be found here as well.
At first sight, it may seem that the Jal Mahal is afloat on the waters of the Man Sagar Lake. The light sandstone brings a stark contrast to the blue waters and is itself contrasted by the green of lush foliage growing inside the palace.
Albert Hall Museum
The oldest museum in Rajasthan also functions as the state museum.It offers a fascinating insight into the rich history and culture of this sandy
The most distinctive landmark in Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal is a fascinating piece of architecture that seems to have stepped out from a fairy tale. It looks like a delicate honeycombed hive constructed from pink sandstone.