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About Jaipur

Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan and serves as state capital. Also known as Pink City Jaipur has a great historical background and is known for its majestic forts and palaces, Museums, temples, and other historical buildings. These marvellous buildings showcase the royal charm of this city. Jaipur is situated on the semi desert land of Rajasthan and is finest planned city of India.

Jaipur was colored in Pink to welcome Prince Albert in 1876 and after that the walled city is still have the pink colour on the buildings. The rulers of Jaipur always encourage artist and offers a great platform to the artisans from various parts of India and other countries. Jaipur is therefore famous for stone carving, block printing, marble sculpture, silver jewellery, miniature paintings etc.

Places of Tourist Interest

Amber Fort - built with red sandstone and marble. You can visit Hall of Public Audience and Hall of Private Audience , Sukh Niwas, Seesh Mahal. Elephant ride is offered to climb upto the fort for tourist.

Jaigarh Fort - situated on Hill of Eagles overlooking Amber Fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh III in 1726. The fort is also named as Victory Fort. The fort was once a centre for artillery production and the world largest canon on the wheels Jaivana was built here.

City Palace – A Palace complex in Pink city consist of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal is still a residence of Maharaja of Jaipur. City Palace lies in the centre of Jaipur cit y and was built by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729-1732.

Jantar Mantar - A collection of astronomical instruments built in 1727 to 1734 by Sawai Jai Singh II. The instruments are built by stone and marble is the biggest stone observatory of the world.

Hawa Mahal – Also called Palace of Winds was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. This building with five levels has 953 small windows. Hawa mahal is built in red and pink sandstone and located very near to City Palace.

Jal Mahal - Located in Man Sagar lake , Jal Mahal displays architectural beauty of Rajput and Mughal style.

Albert Museum – Oldest museum of Rajasthan State is situated in Ram Niwas Garden. The museum displays Paintings, ivory, metal sculptures, carpets etc.

How to Reach

By Air - Jaipur International Airport located in Sanganer 10 Kms from Jaipur city is connected by daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Other cities of India

By Road - National Highway no 8 links Jaipur from Delhi and Mumbai and state highways connectes it through different cities of Rajasthan and other states. Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation operates daily buses to many cities and Dlx Volvo buses are also operated between major tourist cities within Rajasthan and Delhi.

By Train - Jaipur is connected by Indian Rail network on broad gauge rail line. Many Express and Superfast trains operated between Jaipur and other major cities of Indian and Rajasthan