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About Jaipur

Jaipur, popularly known as the "Pink City", and "Paris of India", is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. Jaipur is worldwide famous for unique Architecture, Vastu, Astrology, Forts, Monuments, Palaces, Arts and Crafts, Culture and colorful festivals. Heritage of year 1727 is still alive in Jaipur which is the main attraction of Jaipur travel. Jaipur is renowned on international tourism map as one vertex of Golden Triangle of India tourism.

General Information about Jaipur

Jaipur was founded by Kachhawa Rajput Ruler Sawai Jai Singh II in year 1727. As the Kachhawa Rajputs ruled over Jaipur, so you will find a signature style of Kachhawa Rajputs on everything in Jaipur, whether it is architecture of Jaipur, forts and palaces of Jaipur, festivals of Jaipur, hospitality offered to guests in Jaipur, food of Jaipur and culture of Jaipur.

Location of Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital city of India's desert state of Rajasthan. It's located approximately 260 kilometers (160 miles) south west of Delhi.

Jaipur Time zone

GMT/UTC +5.30 Jaipur does not have Daylight Saving Time.

Jaipur Population

According to census 2011, population of Jaipur is approximately 6.6 million. Total male population of Jaipur is approximately 3.5 million and total female population is 3.1 million.

Jaipur Weather

Jaipur has a semi-arid climate. Temperatures vary in different seasons. In the summer months of April to June, average daily temperature remains around 35 degree Celsius in Jaipur. May and June are the hottest months in Jaipur. Temperature reaches up to 40-45 degree Celsius in these months. Annually the rainfall is concentrated in the monsoon months between June (Last of June) and September. It receives over 500 mm (approx 20 inch) of rainfall an average.

Getting to Jaipur

Jaipur has a domestic airport. Flights reached here from across India. There are frequent flights to and from Delhi.

Jaipur is also connected with rest of India with Indian Railways. Super fast trains are also available to and from Delhi so that you can reach Jaipur from Delhi in approximately 5 hours by train.

Direct Bus services from Delhi and many other states of India are also available for Jaipur. In addition to this, Jaipur is well connected with whole Rajasthan with bus services. Air conditioned, luxury, sleeper, 2x2 coach, deluxe and many other categories of buses are available to and from Jaipur.

Jaipur Transport

Prepaid taxi counter is available at Jaipur airport. Prepaid auto rickshaw counters are there at Jaipur Railway Station (Jaipur Junction) and Jaipur Bus Stand (Sindhi Camp). For sightseeing and excursion tour, private taxi services are also available.

Tips for comfortable transport:

  • Hire private taxi for sightseeing or excursion tour is most preferable.

  • Hire prepaid auto rickshaw is most preferable for travel short distances because its cheaper. Please note, "Prepaid" auto rickshaw is most preferable to avoid paying very much or negotiations.

  • Cycle rickshaw is wonderful transport for moving around old wall city and watching heritage of Jaipur city in early morning when the streets of Jaipur are less crowded.

  • You will also find Tanga (Tonga, a light horse-drawn carriage used for transportation) at some places in Jaipur, i.e. Statue circle and Ram Niwas Garden. If it is new experience for you, then must enjoy it.

Jaipur Top Attractions

Jaipur is known as Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism. Certainly there are lot of things to do in Jaipur to make your holidays unforgettable. Jaipur is worldwide famous for its royal lifestyle. Forts, Palaces and heritage buildings are the Jaipur's top attractions. Old temples of Jaipur are also very good places to see during your Jaipur tour because you can find ancient royal architecture in old temples of Jaipur. Elephant safari during Amber visit is also one of the Jaipur's top attractions and you must enjoy it. Hot air balloon rides are also available for those who love adventure. If you are food lover, then Ghevar, Feeni and Kesar ki Jalebi are the sweet dishes which you can count as Jaipur's top attractions. Though, all the festivals celebrated in Jaipur are very colorful but Teej and Gangaur are two festivals which gain popularity across the world and hence certainly are the Jaipur's top attractions. In addition to this, architecture and Vastu of old four wall city is also wonderful. If you love heritage sights and want to take memorable pictures of old pink buildings of Jaipur, we advise you to go in the streets of Jaipur in early morning (approx 6 am in summer and 8 am in winter). You will get the opportunity to take the snaps of stunning views of Pink City Jaipur.

Jaipur Health and General Safety Information

Jaipur is one vertex of Golden triangle of Indian tourism. Approximately 0.5 million foreign tourists visited Jaipur during year 2011. There is a simple phenomena that the more tourists means more health and general safety precautions are required.

Tips for Health and General Safety for Jaipur Travel:

  • As the tourists visit Jaipur across the world, there are enough possibilities that few of them are suffered from viral diseases and flu etc. At tourist spots, you may come in contact with those. Precaution is always better than cure. Hence, it is always better to take some necessary vaccines as per the advice of your doctor before leaving your country. For any emergency and medical help you can contact good doctors and medical practitioners in Jaipur easily. Here is the list of Hospitals in Jaipur.

  • If you are visiting Jaipur in summer season, be sure to keep water bottle always with you and drink plenty of water all the day. Temperature in summer season in Jaipur reaches beyong 40 degree celcius. High temperature can cause heat-stroke.

  • In summer seasons, do not move in streets or open areas in Jaipur in afternoon. If you are not habitual of high temperature and arid climate, it can seriously harm you including dehydration and sun-burn.

  • Mostly tap water is not good to drink without boiling. Its better to use simple inexpensive bottled water with ISO mark or mineral water.

  • Some scams are also obvious at tourist hubs. Jaipur is also not an exception. Though, there is nothing to worry about seriously, but be aware at the time of shopping (specially gems and jewelry). In case of any scam or crime, immediately contact to tourist help centre of Rajasthan tourism development corporation (RTDC) and Tourist Police Force (available at every tourist spot in Jaipur). Registered office of RTDC is situated in Jaipur at Hotel Swagatam Campus, Near Railway Station, Jaipur. Toll free number within India is 1800-103-3500 and the direct phone number of nodal officer is 0141-5155535.

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