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Introducing Jaipur

Best time to visit : October to March
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One of the most intriguing royal cities of the world, Jaipur is like a living fantasy and a multi-faceted tourist destination of Northwest India. A major holiday spot for the foreign travellers, who are fascinated by the city’s architectural splendour and extraordinary heritage, Jaipur entertains in every possible sense. It has historical marvels, religious sites, charming gardens, royal establishments turned luxury hotels and graciousness written all over. The city also hosts many colourful cultural events and festivals like Kite Festival, Elephant Festival, Holi and Gangaur. Find more tourist information from the following sections of Jaipur city guide.


‘Pink City’ is a popular nickname (due to numerous pink terracotta structures) with which the city is known around the world. Jaipur is one of the three destinations of the well-known Golden Triangle tour circuit of India, the other two being Delhi and Agra. It is the largest city of Rajasthan and also serves as the state capital. With comprehensive tourist guide in hand, anyone including family tourists, honeymoon couples and avid explorers can enjoy gala time in Jaipur. Royal style wedding theme has started drawing more people towards the city. Summer months are extremely hot due to nearness to Thar Desert, hence not recommended for tourism.

Jaipur is a paradise for the adherent fans of traditional Indian cuisines. A visit to Chokhi Dhani traditional village style place is a must to enjoy food at beautiful courtyards, barbeque setups and open lounges and while enjoying cultural puppet shows. Dal Baati Churma, kachori, mirchi bada (Vada) and missi roti can amuse your taste buds. Ghevar and ladoo are tasty sweets that can be enjoyed at any sweet shop across the city. Jaipur is indeed a food connoisseur’s paradise.

Shopping in Jaipur is equally pleasurable as the city’s markets acts as treasure troves of extremely attractive handicrafts like jewellery, fabrics, brassware, blue pottery, woodwork, carpets, leather items and more. Visit Kishanpol Bazaar for textiles, M. I. Road and Johri Bazaar for jewellery and other popular shopping areas like Bapu Bazaar, Raja Park and Badi Chaupar.

Nearby Places:
  • Sanganer (about 14 km.): Well-known for Jain Temples and textile printing venues.
  • Sambhar (about 72 km.): Highlights include Sambhar Lake (India’s largest saline lake) and Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary (home to tigers).
  • Abhaneri (about 94 km.): Popular for many open step wells and architecture of Harshat Mata Temple.
  • Alwar (about 150 km.): A picturesque city known for its stunning landscapes, historical monuments and the nearby Sariska National Park (a part of Project Tiger). 
  • Others: Ramgarh Lake (about 35 km.), Bagru (about 28 km.), Tonk (about 97 km.) and Ranthambor National Park (about 150 km.)

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