How to get there
Airways : The Jaipur airport is 15Km from main city and is connected to through regular flight with all major Indian cities. It has been recently upgraded to International Airport.
Railways : It is well connected by rail with important cities of the country.
Roadways :It is well connected by road and is linked by NH8 and NH11. A network of comfortable tourist buses connect Jaipur with many important towns.
Particulars About Jaipur
Area : Municipal limit 64.75 sq. kms., Pink City 9.8 sq. kms.
Altitude : 431 metres.
Languages : Hindi, English, Rajasthani.
Temperature : Summer Mean Max.45.00c, Mean Min 25.80C,Winter Mean Max 22.00C, Mean Min. 8.30C.
Rainfall : 64cms.
Clothing : Summer: Lights cottons, Winter: Woollens
Places to visit :
Amber Fort:- It was built by Raja Man Singh Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh in a built two centuries. It stands in north in Jaipur and was the capital or Kachhawah Rajputs for six centuries. This fort is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal styles. Here is a very beautiful shile mata temple worshiped by thousand of devotes. In this fort, there are many special things to see as Singh pole, Jaleb Chowk, Diwan-e-Aam, Genesh pole a garden char lag style, sukh niwas, jas mandir, beautiful interior scenery, Mohan bari or kesar kyari and the Dileram bagh etc.
Jaigarh -: It is 15 kms from the Jaipur. Beautiful picture of palaces and city of Amber can be viewed from this fort. The Jai –Ban-the world’s biggest cannon on wheels, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, is presented located here. It has 20 foot long barrel and wheels and feet in housed diameter.
Nahargarh:- It is also known as tiger fort, 15 kms away from Jaipur. It is situated beyond the hills of Jaigarhand built in 1734 AD. Architectural beauty of the walls of the fort is worth seeing.
City Palace:- Located in the heart of old city is the former royal residence. Two carved elephant in marble guard the entrance. In the palace, there is museum of great collection of Rajasthani costumers and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different type and sizes with different handles. Some of them is designed with enamel and jewels. The palace has also an art gallery with superb collection of miniature paintings, carpets, rare astronomical work in different languages acquired preserved by sawai jai Singh II.
Hawa Mahal: – Also know as ‘place or wind’. It is a major Rajput landmark built in 17799A.D. this is a fire story building, built by Maharaja Prtap Singh I has 152 windows with latticed balconies, which is a very good example of rajput architecture.
Jantar Mantar: – A stone observatory was built by Maharaha Sawai Jai Singh in 18 century. It has huge instrument whose settings and shapes are designed scientifically to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky.
Sarlat:-the highest tower also called as “swarga Suli” dominating the skyline in the Tripoli gate was built by raja Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D it gives a breath taking view of the city.
RamBagh: – It is a luxurious palace with a garden and its own polo ground (only of its kind in the world.). It is a royal guest house and how it’s a Heritage Hotel with maintained lawns, marble flooring and suites and rooms which make you feel like a king.
Jal Mahal Palace: – It was situated in the centre of Man Sagar lake. On the way to the Amber.
Kanak Vrindevan: – This is a renovated restored temple near Jal-Mahal, It has beautiful gardens and a well known picnic spot.
Sisodia rani ka bagh: – in 1710 A.D., Majaraja Sawai Jai Singh II built this garden for his queen on the Jaipur Agra road.
Outside or Near to the Jaipur
Sanganer: – It is well known for its hand block printed textiles and hand made paper. There is also a historical Jain temple, Songhi Ji ka Mandir located on the Tonk road.
Bagru- A Village is famous for its hand block printing. The special prints are called Bagru Prints.
Chaksu- It is known for its fair hold in honour of Goddess Shila mata.
Ramgarh-An artificial lake situated in north-east of the city is a popular picnic spot. It fills in the rainy season. The temple of Jamiva Mata and ruing of old fort indicate this as a seat of power of kachhwahs.
Samode- A beautiful Samode Palace, a heritage hotel has been rebuilt and renovated. It is affine example of rajput architecture with nice wall paintings and mirror work.
Ram Niwas Bagh- It was established by Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868 A.D. It is a spacious garden with a Zoo, an aviary, a green house a herbarium a museum and popular sports ground.
Museum (Albert hall) is a great example of indo-sarccenic style collection of royal weaponry besides handicrafts and archeological items.
Rabindra Manch- with an auditorium, a modern art gallery and an open air theater has been added to promote cultural events.
Dolls Museum- various types of pretty dolls from different countries all over the world are on display for deaf and dumb children near the police memorial\ Trimurti circle.
Laxminarayan Temple and Moti dungri- It is popularly known as “Birla Mandir” situated just below the Moti Dungri known for its marvelous carvings in white marble. Moti dungri is perched on hilltop on the southern horizon built like a Scottish castle.
Choolgiri temple- The exquisite Jain temple situated on the hilly areas on the Jaipur-Agra road. It has some beautiful 19th century painting in Jaipur style on its walls.
Galtaji- The holy and ancient pilgrimage centre has a temple dedicated to the Sun God built by Diwan Kriparam on the top of the highest peak.
Statue Circle- The full length carved statue of Sawai Jai Singh in white marble in the centre of the circle was built under the new projects a few years back.
B.M Birla Planetarium- This offers audio visual education cum entertainment with modern computerized projection system. It remains closed on last Wednesday of every month.
Sambhar Lake- The largest salt lake of India known forits Devyani Tank.
Bairath (virat Nagar) – Situated on the shahpura Alwar road. It is important historical place housing relics of the Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput periods.