About Jaipur

JAIPUR, a fortified city, with seven gateways and surrounded by embattled wall with regged hills on three sides is among the most picturesque cities in the world. Founded in 1717 by Maharaja Sawai Jai singh II, city was built in accordance with sthe principles of town planning laid down in "Shilpashatra" – an epochal treatise on Hindu Architecture.

Jaipur epitomizes the adventurous sprit of Rajputana. In spite of growing into a busy metropolis, it still retains its character & rich cultural heritage – a beautiful fusion of past and modernity.

The city has irresistible appeal for visitor, attractions include majestic city palace, Jantar Mantar the astronomical observatory, Hawa Mahal, Royal Amber Place, Jai Mahal etc.

There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, one the residence of maharajas are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multihued consumes that make yuour trip to the pink city a memorable on

Altitude 431 meters
Climate Mean Max                        Mean Min.
Summer 45.OC                                 25.8C
Winter 22.OC                                   8.3C
Rainfall 64 CMS
Best Season September-March
Clothing Summer Light Tropical
Winter Light Woollen
Languages English, Hindi, Rajasthani


PRIME TOURIST SPOTS


The city palace : In the heart of the old city is the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mugal styles. The palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthai contumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs.

Jantar Mantar : A stone observatory Largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its scomplex instruments whose setting and shapes are scientifically designed represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy.

Hawa Mahal : Built in 1799 AD the Hawa Mahal or Palace of winds is a major rajput landmark.

Govind Devji Temple : The Most popular temple of Jaipur dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in the central pavilion of jai Niwas garden to the North of Chandra Mahal.

Moti Doongri and lakshmi Narayan temple : Moti Doongri is a privately owned hilltop for built like a Scottish castle.

B M Birla Planetarium (Time 1200 hrs to 1900 hrs) : The planetarium offers unique audio-visual education and entertainment with its modern computerized projection system.

Amer Palaceand Shila Mata Temple : A beautiful complex of place, halls pavilions, gardens and temples built by Raja man Singh, Mirza Raja jai Singh and Sawai Jai singh over a period of about two centuries still stand in magnificent state.

Jaigarh : one of the few military structures of medieval India, retaining its ancient splendor in places, gardens, reservoirs, a granary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, at all tower and a giant mounted cannon-th Jai ban, one of the largest in the country are preserved here.

Nahargarh : A sentinel to the Pink City is Hahargah for situated beyond the hills of Jaigarh.

Shopping : Jaipur offer one of the kind shipping experience with its rich treasure of bewitching Jewellery, beautiful gems, semi precious stones, Kundan and Minakari work (enamel work on gold) Beautiful cotton fabrics, woolen carpets, cotton rugs and exotic blue pottery. Equally popular are the leather footwear especially the embroidered juits. The famous shopping spots are Rajasthanli (govt. handicrafts shop on M.I. Road) Johri Bazaar, MI Road, Nehru Bazaar Bapu Bazaar, Chaupar Stalls. The markets generally remain closed on Sundays.

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