Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan
of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are
important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of
the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell
embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other
exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in
the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles
Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of
Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and
spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in
history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts
and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The
bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric
and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove
for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes
you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.
The imperial city, replete with amazing legends of romance and
heroism. A land where the past thrives still. This is the fortified
city of Jodhpur, standing a wary sentinel to the great Thar Desert.
Beckoning you to the wilderness of fascinating dunes, rocky terrain
and thorny vegetation.
Once the capital city of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 by
Rao Jodhaji - chief of the Rathore Clan of Rajputs who claimed descent
from Lord Rama. A major trade centre of 16th century, the city, today,
has grown to become the second largest city of Rajasthan, retaining
the medieval splendour.
The city is encompassed by a high wall, 10 km. long with eight gates.
Within the city, atop a rocky hill, stands the massive fort, 120 mtrs.
above the plains.
Packed with history, art and culture, this princely state is a
treasure – trove of some exquisite palaces, forts, temples and havelis
– standing a testimony to the imperial grandeur. But what entices the
most in Jodhpur is the traditional lifestyle, festivity and smiling
Altitude: 236.53 mtrs.
Best Season: July-March
Mean Max. 42.2 C
Mean Min. 36.6 'C
Winter Mean Max. 27.5 'C
Mean Min. 15.5 'C
Clothing: Summer light tropical or cotton Winter Woolen.
Season : October - March
Distances from Jaipur :
Air : Indian Airlines connect Jaipur with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur,
Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad.
Rail: Jaipur is connected by rail with Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer,
Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay and Sawai Madhopur.
Road: Good motorable roads connect Jaipur with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236
km, Bikaner 321 km, Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km,
Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km and Bombay 1202 km
Bus : Regular buses ply from Jaipur to the above places and Alwar,
Kota, Sariska, Mathura, Indore, Chittorgarh and Barmer.
What to see
City Palace & Museum 3.5 kms, Hawa Mahal 3 kms, Jantar Mantar 3.5 kms,
Dolls Museum, Zoo, Amber Pal & Jaigarh Fort 11 kms, Gaitor 8 kms,
Vidhyadharji Ka Bagh 7 kms, Jal Mahal, Nawab Ki Haveli, Galta, Sisodia
Palace & Garden 8 kms.
Nahargarh Fort 15 kms, Sanganer 16 kms, Ramgarh Lake 30 kms and Shekhawati 168 kms.
You can book accommodation at Hotel Shikha which is a
budget hotel in Jaipur.
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