: Situated in the north Indian state
of Rajasthan, about 261 kms away from Delhi, the
capital city of India
Attractions : Hawa Mahal, City
Palace, Jal Mahal, Ram Niwas Garden, Jaigarh
Fort, Nargarh Fort, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar,
Rani Sisodia's Garden and Palace, Govinddev Ji
ka Mandir, Albert Hall Museum, Statue Circle.
Best Buys :
Jaipuri quilts, Tie-dye textiles, block printed
textiles, semi precious stone jewelry.
Best Activity :
Destinations : Ajmer, Alwar, Delhi,
Agra, Shekhawati, Sawai Madhopur.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as
'Pink City' is sorrounded by an ancient 20ft
high wall and eight gates. Situated at a
distance of 261 km away from Delhi, today,
Jaipur is the personification of the old order
influence the new. An inherent interest for
colour and design penetrated over stratum of
society, and jewelry, crafts and architecture
became objects of fascination equally between
prince and peasant. Jaipur is also the main
tourist hub of Rajasthan tourist circuit. From
here you can reach out to places like Jodhpur,
Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, and many
more such destinations from Jaipur. Jaipur is
also the third corner of the famed Golden
Triangle tourist circuit of India along with
Delhi and Agra.
Tourist Attraction in
This 'Palace of the Wind' (Hawa Mahal) is a part
of the city palace. This is the most famous
building in Jaipur. It is build for the ladies
of the harem by Sawai Pratap Singh. The monument
was originally conceived with the aim of
enabling ladies of the royal household to watch
the everyday life and royal processions of the
The City Palace
The citadel of the Kachchawah Rajput rulers of
Jaipur. The palace houses a museum with a superb
collection of costumes and armoury of Rajputs &
Mughals. The vast complex occupies one seventh
of the walled city of Jaipur and is wonderful
blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
A picturesque palace encircled by the Man Sagar
lake. The palace was built by Sawai Pratap Singh
in 1799 A.D for royal duck shooting parties. As
the winter arrives, a large number of migratory
birds comes from far of places to the lake. The
red sandstone palace is located 6.5 kms from
Jaipur on the road to Amber. A causeway from the
main land, leads to the palace.
Built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1726, this is one of
the few military structures of medieval India.
Situated north of Jaipur, on a cliff and
surrounded by huge battlements with inside
walkways, the fort houses the 'Jai Ban' the
largest cannon in Asia, supposed to have been
test fired only once. This fort of Victory has a
museum which displays a collection of weapons
and cannons used by the Rajput rulers. There are
fine views of the Amber fort.
Located 6 km north west of Jaipur, on the rugged
Aravali Hills is the Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh
meaning 'abode of the tigers' was built by Jai
Singh II in 1734 to bolster the defense of Amer.
There is a wonderful view of the Mansagar lake
and the Jal Mahal Palace from the fort.
Amber Fort is one of the most glorious
destinations in Jaipur located on the hills just
11 km out of Jaipur. It was built by Raja Man
Singh in 1600 AD, continued by Raja Jai Singh
and then completed to its present form by Sawai
Jai Singh in the eighteenth century. The fort is
an example of a fascinating blend of Hindu and
Muslim architecture built in red sandstone and
Air : Jaipur
Airport, Sanganer is at a distance of around
11km from the city center. Indian Airlines, Jet
Airways and domestivc carriers operate regular
flighta to and from Jaipur. There are direct
flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur,
Aurangabad, and some other cities from Jaipur.
Rail : The
train service to Jaipur is available from all
the major parts of the country. An excellent
connection from Delhi is Shatabadi Express that
provides a fast, air-conditioned rail service.
Other direct connections to Jaipur are from
Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad,
Secunderabad, Agra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai and
Jaipur is well connected by road to various
parts of India. Delhi-Jaipur national highway is
one of the finest roads in India. Rajasthan
roadways runs excellent regular service of AC
and Deluxe Coaches from Delhi
Being one most lovely travel destination of
India, Jaipur has numerous accommodation
facilities in several categories. The categories
available range from heritage, luxury, deluxe to
budget. We bring to you some of the best
accommodation facilities available in Jaipur.