Travel and Tourism in Jaipur - The Pink City

If you seek a city truly Indian in character singing its own glory and royal character, then Jaipur is the answer and you must visit it at least once in a lifetime to taste its exquisiteness.
Jaipur
It has so many palaces and museums to visit but Jaipur is not just a city of palaces, it has its own culture and elegance which attracts so many foreign tourists here. 


How To Reach 
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan State of India. It is a part of the Golden Triangle with other 2 axes at Delhi and Agra and, therefore, easily reachable by train/ road from these cities. It has great air connectivity with all major metros especially with Mumbai and Delhi.

Best Time To Visit 
Unless you want to see how people of Rajasthan live in scorching heat at 48-490C, do not visit Jaipur in summers. Any other time especially winters would be the best time. You can hire local vehicles for sightseeing.

Must See Places In Jaipur
Hawa Mahal

Jaipur has so many forts and palaces to offer. Most important of them are the City Palace (located in the centre of the city), Hawa Mahal , Jaigarh Fort, Nahragarh Fort , Jal mahal and the Amer Fort.  All the forts and palaces are exclusive examples of Rajput architecture, a perfect hybrid of Indian and Mughal Architecture. In all these structures you can see vast corbels, ornamental decorations and open courts.  In fact, the walled city of Jaipur itself is a great case study of Indian Architecture which was planned much ahead of its times. Besides, forts and palaces you can visit museums and temples. 

Other Things You Can’t Miss Out
Rajasthani cuisine

Jaipur streets and market places are well known for silk and cotton sarees and cloth materials called bandhani prints. Don’t miss out on Rajasthani cuisine cooked in pure ghee esp. dal baati churma. 

Interestingly, Jaipur is now gaining fast recognition due to the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific- Jaipur Literature Festival and the Film Festival in the months of January and February.

Where To Stay
Rajputana Hotel

Jaipur has so many hotels which give you a very royal feel. Rajputana, Trident, Oberoi, etc are there if you have higher-end budget and want to live raja-like in Jaipur. There are other affordable hotels too. There are Rajasthan Tourism development corporation (RTDC) resorts which offer complete tourist packages. 

So, pack your bags and welcome to the architecturally beautiful and amazing Pink City.

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