Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II on 18th November 1727. Jaipur is also popularly known as the pink city. The city was painted pink under the rule of Sawai Ram Singh to welcome the Prince of Wales. This decree is visible all over the city, and the residents must follow it. Jaipur city's rich heritage dates back to when it was formed. Even as early as the 1700s, Jaipur became the first planned city in India. It was planned according to Indian Vastu shastra by a Bengali architect named Vidhya Dhar Bhattacharya.

Jaipur is famous for its culturally rich heritage, which is visible in all its historical monuments. This provides the city with many places of interest, making it very attractive to tourists from all over the world. Sawai Jai Singh, in his time, built an observatory called Jantar Mantar. This observatory was so advanced with its massive instruments that it became an astronomical marvel and is also one of the world heritage sites. Hawa Mahal also called the palace of winds because of its 953 iconic windows, is a palace that was built for the royal ladies to see outside of the castle while still not seen by the general public. One of the most symbolic of all the forts is the Amer fort. Amer was the original capital of the state of Rajasthan. There are plenty of these forts, palaces, and monuments in Jaipur to satiate the culturally hungry tourist. Apart from these, there are also a lot of temples, gardens, and parks around the city.


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Rajasthan's Handicrafts are famous worldwide; Jaipur, of course, is the hub of it all. Hence, there are many places to shop to buy a souvenir or satisfy a shopping enthusiast. Block printing, paintings, and jewelry are top-rated buys. Despite its rich history, Jaipur is also a developed city, with malls featuring movie theatres, food courts, and multi-brand stores. These are located all over the city.

Situated in the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur has a hot climate. To make the most of this beautiful city, the best time to visit is between September to March. Make sure to check the weather before visiting to carry appropriate clothing.

Hotels in Jaipur are some of the finest that you will find anywhere in India. The hotels are varied from luxury to budget, but one quality that they all do have in common is warm hospitality, which stems from their rich heritage. In summer, you will require rooms with air-conditioners, which even the budget hotels will provide.

Another aspect of Rajasthan, which is as famous as its history, is its food. Jaipur has a vast offering of rich, traditional foods like Dal Batti Churma and Laal Maas. Food lovers will have their palate satisfied here, from the traditional dishes to international cuisines.