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Jaipur

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Overview Heritage Fairs & Festivals Forts Lakes and Gardens
How to get there:

By Airways:

Sanganer Airport around 11 km is the main air gateway to Jaipur. Delhi-258km, Mumbai-1202km. have direct flights to Jaipur. Indian Airlines flight also connects other major cities like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, kolkata to Jaipur.
By Railways:
Jaipur and other cities in Rajasthan are very well connected to Delhi through rail transport. Shatabdi Express, Pink City Express and other Jaipur-Delhi trains leave from Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi, but there is no better option then the Palace-on-Wheel, which leaves Delhi on every Wednesday.
By Roadways:
Jaipur city is connected to most of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Jaipur is part of the Golden Travel Circuit of India that includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Delhi-Jaipur national highway is one of the finest roads in India. A normal journey takes about five hours. There are also good bus services from Delhi and other important north Indian cities to Jaipur.
By Other Means:
Autos and Taxis are the most convenient ways of moving inside the city as well as to reach some of the excursions located in the proximity. To move inside the city, you can also look for cycle rickshaws, which are easily available and much cheaper than other transportation modes.


Jaipur is an attractive destination for tourists in the desert sands of Rajasthan where modernity and tradition live hand in hand. It is widely known as “Pink City” since it was colour washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 AD.The city was found by Jai Singh II,one of the greatest ruler in 1727.It is the only city in the world which is divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe in accordance with ‘shilpa shastra’-epochal treatise of Hindu architecture.

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Geographical Conditions

Geographical area of Jaipur district is 11117.8 Sqr.Km. Total number of villages is 2315. It is situated in the east of Rajasthan state. In the North of it Sikar, Mahendragarh district (State Haryana), In the South Tonk, In the East Alwar, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, and In the West Nagaur, Ajmer district situated. East and North area of Jaipur district is sarrounded by Arawali hills. The important perinial rivers are Ban Ganga and Sabi. To provide drinking water to old city there is Ramgarh dam on Ban Ganga river. There is a single natural lake named Sambhar lake, the water of which is salty and is the largest source of good quality salt in India. Copper, Dolomite, Iron,White Marval, Glass, Silicon are the minarals of Jaipur District.

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History

Jaipur was built in 1727 by king Jai Singh, after whom it was named. Its most striking feature is the pink wash applied to the buildings, giving Jaipur its universal title, the Pink City. Jaipur, a royal city with its fairy - tale palaces, rugged fortresses display remarkable harmony in architectural splendor. Jaipurs craft, especially lacquer bangles are famous all over the world. Some of the palaces, once the residence of Maharajas have been converted to heritage hotels.

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Heritage :   City Palace Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal , Albert Hall , Jal Mahal , Galtaji , B M Birla Planetarium , Laxmi Narayan Temple

Fairs & Festivals :   TEEJ GANGAUR FAIR, ELEPHANT FESTIVAL, SITLA MATA FAIR, CHAKSU FAIR, MAKAR SANKRANTI , DONKEY FAIR

Forts :   Nahargarh Fort Amer Fort , Amber Fort, Jaigarh, Bairath

Lakes and Gardens :   Ramgarh Lake Vidyadhar Garden