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The Best Jaipur Travel Guide for Hilarious Travelers

Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan (second largest city is Jodhpur). It is the dream place for holidays.

Here is the fact:

When I surfed internet for this city, there were long and not-to-the-point guides.

They had plenty of info. But, you had to spend hours to find diamonds in the mud.

So, I decided to make it easy for everyone. I spend hours to find out golden information.

And, here it is. No-nonsense Jaipur tourism guide for busy people ūüėČ

If you are planning a tour here, I believe this guide will be helpful for you. Enjoy!!

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Quick Facts

Before we dive into all the details, here are some quick facts:

  • Hindi:¬†ŗ§úŗ§Įŗ§™ŗ•Āŗ§įabout jaipur tourism guide rajasthan india
  • Country:¬†India
  • State:¬†Rajasthan
  • District:¬†Jaipur
  • Famous for:¬†Heritage Places, Temples, Parks and Lakes, Architecture
  • Languages Spoken:¬†Marwari, Rajasthani, Hindi and English
  • Pin Code:¬†302001
  • STD Code:¬†0141
  • City Map Location:¬†Google Maps
  • Latest News Today:¬†Google News
  • Photos / Images:¬†On Flickr
  • Videos:¬†YouTube
  • Vehicle Registration Code:¬†RJ-14
  • Population: 6.66 Million (66 Lakh) (in 2011)

About Jaipur City

It is the capital of the Rajasthan, India. It is also known as the Pink City of India.

It is a popular travel destination. As a result, tourism generates high revenue for the economy.

Delhi, Agra & Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit in India.

Recently on 3 June 2015, Metro began commercial service between Chandpole and Mansarovar.

Here is the Jaipur Metro map and list of the stations.

History of Jaipur

For most part of the Jaipur History, it was under Rajput rulers.

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, founded it on 18 November 1727. Jai in Jaipur has its name from the king.

He was a Kachwaha Rajput. Before it, he was living in Dausa.

But, there were some problems in Dausa:

  1. It could not accommodate the growing population
  2. Limited supply of water

So, he had to leave Dausa and move on.

It is the first planned city of India. The King took great interest in designing this city of victory.

So before creating the city, he consulted several books on architecture.

The king also contacted architects while planning the layout of this city.

Vidyadhar Bhattacharya guided the planning of the city. He used the principles of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra in the design.

After 4 years, major palaces, roads and boundaries were complete.

The city was divided into nine blocks.

Two blocks had the state buildings and palaces. The remaining seven blocks were allotted to the public.

During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh the city was painted pink. It was done to welcome Prince Edward VII and Queen Victoria.

This gave this city a unique appearance and the name Pink City.

Today, Jaipur Royal Family consists of:

  • Rajmata Padmini Devi
  • Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh
  • Princess¬†Diya Kumari

Jaipur Weather

Climate of Jaipur is semiarid. It is generally sunny and dry in summer.

It receives over 650 millimeters (26 inch) of rainfall annually. Rain occurs between June and September.

Seasons in Jaipur:

  • Summer: April to early July
  • Rain: June and October
  • Winter: November to February

Average Jaipur temperature in summer is 30 ¬įC and in winter is 15-18 ¬įC.

To find today’s Jaipur weather and forecast reports, head on to Accuweather.

October to March is the best time to visit this city.

Jaipur Culture

The traditions, customs, lifestyle, art and architecture displays the culture of Jaipur.

The people of this place warm and friendly.

People love to dance to the tunes of Rajasthani folk songs.

Famous dance include Ghoomar, Chari.

Traditional instruments like Sarangi, Ektara, and Jhalar are also used in folk songs.

It has various variety of handicraft items in the market.

It is also known for blue pottery, miniature paintings and traditional clothes.

Jaipur Food

Jaipur cuisines of India are full of nutrition. Because these are made in ghee and butter. The food is vegetarian.

Many famous dishes have unique taste. Some of them are:

  • Dal Bati Churmakadhi kachori Jodhpur street food
  • Missi Roti
  • Ghevar
  • Feeni
  • Gajak
  • Chauguni ke laddu
  • Moong Thal
  • Laal Maas
  • Pyaaz ki Kachori
  • Mirchi Vadas
  • Gatte ki Sabzi

Since you are visiting it and will likely to stay for at least 2 days.

You do not want to miss the opportunity to taste these mouth-watering dishes.

Here are some of the famous food destinations:

  • Laxmi Misthan Bhandar
  • Surya Mahal Restaurant
  • Rawat Misthan Bhandar
  • Natraj

Go to these places and enjoy original taste of these dishes.

How to reach Jaipur?

It is a major city of the country. So, it is well connected to almost every corner of India.

The major means of transport includes Air, Rail and Road.

Millions of people uses them to reach here for thier purposes.

By Air ‚Äď Jaipur Airport

Domestic terminal of the Airport is 7 km from the main city.

While International terminal is 10 km from the main city. You can reach it by taxi or bus.

Jaipur Airport connects the city to all the major parts of India and major oversea countries.

Here are quick facts about the Airport:

Name: Jaipur International Airport.

Airport Codes: IATA Code: JAI, ICAO Code: VIJP

Phone: 0141-2550623

Address: Airports Authority of India, Civil Airport, Sanganer

Pin Code: 302011

Jaipur Airport to Railway Station Distance: 12 Kms (7.00 miles)

Jaipur Airport Hotels: Marriott Hotel and Radisson Blu

Once you get down at the airport, hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the main city.

By Train ‚Äď Jaipur Railway Station

The city is well connected to almost every part of India through the means of Indian Railways.

Here are some facts about Jaipur Railway Station:

Address: 20, Station Road, Barodia Scheme, Gopalbari

Pin Code: 302008

Phone: 0141-2379115 (Reservation Inquiry only)

Opened: 1875

Platforms in use: 7

Railway Station code: JP

There are three main Jaipur Junctions:

  1. The Main Railway Station
  2. Gandhinagar
  3. Durgapara

After getting down at the Railway Station, you can take an auto-rickshaw, bus or hire a taxi. These are easy ways to reach your hotel in the city.

The special, luxurious and renowned train Palace on Wheels also visits the city.

By Road ‚Äď Jaipur Bus Station

The city is connected with all the major cities of India via National and State highways.

Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) also has bus service between Jaipur and Dehli.

There are buses at about every half an hour to and from it.

There are non-AC and AC Volvo buses available.

Places to visit in Jaipur

Wonderful palaces, superb forts and gardens makes it a live beautiful city.

It shows the long vision of its legends Rajput Emperors.

places to visit in jaipur amber fort

Here is a detailed and massive article about top 26 Places to Visit in Jaipur. The quick list:

Palaces and Forts

  • Amber Fort and Palace
  • City Wall
  • City Palace
  • Diggi Palace
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jal Mahal
  • Rambagh Palace

Gardens

  • Ram Niwas Garden
  • Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace
  • Jawahar Circle
  • Central Park

Museums

  • City Palace
  • Albert Hall Museum

Temples

  • Birla Mandir
  • Galtaji or Galta Monkey Temple
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple
  • Kanak Vrindavan
  • Shila Devi temple

Other Destinations

  • Jantar Mantar Observatory
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra
  • Abhaneri Step Well
  • Raj Mandir Cinema
  • Rajasthan Assembly Building
  • Ramgarh Lake
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Jaipur Zoo

Jaipur Markets

1. Johri Bazar

It was built by built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Johri Bazaar is the oldest and the largest shopping mall in the city.

It is Known for:

  1. Precious Gems and Stones
  2. Jeweleries
  3. Sarees

This makes it the busiest market among all the bazaars of this city.

2. Bapu Bazaar

Bapu Bazaar is among the largest camel leather market in the world.

It is known for:

  1. The finest quality ‘Morji’ shoes
  2. other leather goods like belts, wallets, lamp sheds, bags etc.

Get Around & Explore the City!

This section contains list of some businesses that will help you in your tour.

Cabs and Taxi in Jaipur: Taxi For Sure and Metro Cabs are popular services.

Car Rental Jaipur: Car Zone Rent is a popular service.

Fairs and Festivals

The city enjoys many fairs and festivals throughout the year. Some notable festivals are:

  • Diwali
  • Holi
  • Gangaur
  • Literature Festival
  • Kite Festival
  • Teej
  • Sheetla Mata Fair
  • Chaksu Fair
  • Elephant Fair
  • Chhat ka Mela in Amber
  • International Film Festival
  • Camel Festival

The colourful Pink City becomes even more lively and lovely during festive season.

Movies Filmed in this City

Some of the movies that featured this city are:

  • Holy Smoke!
  • Trishna
  • Bol Bachchan
  • Rang De Basanti
  • Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
  • Veer

Hotels in Jaipur

As a popular travel destination, this city draws tourists from all around the world.

More people need¬†more accommodation space. And, luxury is still important ūüėČ

So, there are many top brand hotels here competing with each other in Hotel industry.

This Booking.com page has 450 best hotels to choose from with best deals.

It’s Link with¬†Other Cities

jaipur tourism guide distance trains bus flights

· Jaipur to Dehli

Distance: 260.7 km via NH8

Train: These are the trains available today.

Flight: Flights are available from IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Air India.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

· Jaipur to Udaipur

Distance: 415.1 km via NH 79

Train: These are the trains available today (intercity included).

Flight: Flights available from SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

· Jaipur to Mumbai (Bombay)

Distance: 1,199.5 km via NH14 and NH8

Train: These are the trains available today.

Flight: Flights available from IndiGo, GoAir, Jet Airways, Air India and SpiceJet.

· Jaipur to Jodhpur

Distance: 338.1 km via NH8 and NH 112

Train: These are the trains available today.

Flight: Flights available from Jet Airways and Air India.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

(Also Read: Places to Visit in Jodhpur)

· Jaipur to Agra

Distance: 239.7 km via Agra-Bikaner Road

Train: These are the trains available today.

Flight: Flights available from Air India.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

· Jaipur to Ajmer

Distance: 132.7 km via NH8

Train: These are the trains available today.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

· Jaipur to Bangalore

Distance: 2,136.9 km via NH7

Train: These are the trains available today.

Flight: Flights available from AirAsia, IndiGo and Air Costa.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

· Jaipur to Jaisalmer

Distance: 555.3 km via RJ SH 19 and NH15

Train: These are the trains available today.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

· Jaipur to Goa

Distance: 1,610.4 km via NH 79

Train: These are the trains available today.

Flight: Flights available from Jet Airways, GoAir and Air India.

Bus: These are the buses available today.

Some Businesses and Organizations

  1. GATE Coaching Institutes
  2. Gym Training & Body Building
  3. IAS Coaching Institutes

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