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About Jaipur

The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is a symbol of historical grandeur. Known as the "Pink City" since 1876, the city's buildings have been painted pink in perpetuity, transforming it into a living museum of a bygone era. [1], and European styles, such as the Hawa Mahal and City Palace. Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, displays scientific instruments from centuries ago. Amer Fort is an enchanting place located beyond the city. Festivals such as Diwali and Holi are occasions to celebrate Jaipur's colorful culture, and its food, which includes delicacies like Dal Baati Churma, is a culinary journey. The city is embracing industries like education and information technology as its economy changes. Jaipur is a symphony of history, culture, and development rather than merely a city.


The Indian state of Rajasthan's [2], entices visitors with its rich cultural heritage and intriguing past. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The city's history started when it was strategically decided to relocate the capital from Amber to a new area because of water scarcity and security concerns. With careful planning by Brahmin scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Maharaja Jai Singh II, a planned city was born. The city gained its distinctive nickname, the "Pink City," in 1876 when its structures were decorated in pink to welcome Prince Albert, who would go on to become King Edward VII. This custom is still followed today, giving Jaipur its unique and endearing look.

Situated at the center of Jaipur's architectural marvels is the magnificent City Palace, an impressive complex that skillfully combines Mughal, Rajput, and European styles. The Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, is adorned with numerous windows and elaborate designs that narrate stories of a time when royal women watched festivities taking place in the city from its vantage points. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the UNESCO-listed observatory Jantar Mantar features cutting-edge astronomical instruments, demonstrating scientific prowess centuries ahead of its time.

The Amer Fort is a historical treasure located just outside the city limits, where breathtaking scenery coexists with the echoes of the past. The fort is a symbol of the city's rich cultural legacy because of its artistic Hindu-style elements. The best times to experience Jaipur's colorful culture are during one of its many festivals, such as Teej, Holi, or Diwali. The city comes to life with dance, music, and color, giving guests a window into the core of Rajasthani customs.

Gourmet travelers will find Jaipur to be a delightful destination because of the mouthwatering variety of flavors found in the local cuisine. Jaipur's culinary scene takes visitors on a journey through Rajasthan's rich culinary heritage, from the famous Dal Baati Churma to the sweet treat of Ghewar and the spicy Laal Maas. The vibrant array of colors found in Rajasthani handicrafts, jewelry, and textiles will captivate you as you explore the busy markets of Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar. These markets are lively displays of the artistic and cultural diversity of the area rather than merely places to shop.

Beyond its obvious beauty lies Jaipur's charm. At times like the Jaipur Literature Festival, which draws intellectuals, writers, and artists from all over the world, the city comes alive. The cultural fabric of the city is further enhanced by this gathering of innovative minds. Over time, Jaipur's economy has changed. The city has embraced contemporary industries like information technology, education, and manufacturing while holding onto its historic roots in trade and crafts. The intellectual vibrancy of the city is enhanced by prestigious educational institutions such as the Malaviya National Institute of Technology and the University of Rajasthan.

To sum up, Jaipur is a symphony of history, culture, and development rather than just a city. Let us continue to be mesmerized by the everlasting charm of the Pink City as we commemorate its one-year anniversary. Discover the spirit of Rajasthan in Jaipur, whether you're exploring its historical sites, indulging in its varied cuisine, or taking part in its exciting festivals.

How to reach

By car

National Highway No. 8 through Gurgaon takes less than 4 hours to get to Jaipur from Delhi. This is the most popular route. The road is good and provides a comfortable ride.

By plane

There are occasionally chartered flights from Sanganer's Jaipur International [3] (IATA: JAI) to London and Dublin. Jaipur has direct flights to Singapore, Bangkok, Sharjah, Dubai, Muscat, and Muscat. Jaipur is connected to Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, and Indore through daily domestic flights. Delhi travelers benefit from the airport's close proximity to the highway, which makes it simple to get there without going through the city. Situated in the satellite town of Sanganer, the airport serves as a well-connected hub for flights both domestically and internationally.

By bus

Every 30 minutes, the Rajasthan State Road Transport [4] (RSRTC) offers a fantastic bus service between Jaipur and Delhi. Non-A/C and AC Volvo buses are also available The Volvo buses travel on well-kept highways with decent shock absorbers for six hours. Board at the Sindhi Camp bus stop, You can purchase tickets up to six days in advance. In addition, private bus companies operate in Sindhi Camp (Jaipur) and Dhaula Kuan (Delhi).

By train

Jaipur is connected to other major cities by Indian Railways, which offers a reasonably priced and expansive network. By train, Jaipur is regularly connected to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Agra, Mumbai, Jodhpur, and other cities. In addition, trains covering long distances arrive from Vadodara, Varanasi, Chennai, and Lucknow. The well-known Shatabdi Express departs from Delhi at 6:05 AM and reaches Jaipur by 10:30 AM. Jaipur's three primary train stations are Gandhinagar, Durgapura, and Jaipur Junction. Jaipur Junction, the main station, has waiting areas among its amenities. Once there, there are several local transportation options available, such as auto-rickshaws and taxis.

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2 days itinerary

Day 1: Historical Marvels and Cultural Delights


Visit Amer Fort: Explore the imposing Amer Fort to start your day. Ride an elephant or just stroll around the beautiful scenery and impressive architecture.

Late Morning:

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds): See Hawa Mahal, a famous building with elaborate lattice windows. Take pictures of the magnificent facade and discover its historical significance.


Lunch at Local Eatery: Visit a nearby restaurant to savor a traditional Rajasthani meal. Laal Maas and Dal Baati Churma are must-try foods.


City Palace: Discover the City Palace, which combines European, Mughal, and Rajput architectural styles. See the royal relics on display in the museums and courtyards.

Jantar Mantar: A UNESCO World Heritage Site with historic astronomical instruments, Jantar Mantar is reachable on foot. Admire historical scientific achievements.


Shopping at Johari Bazaar: Shop at Johari Bazaar for jewelry, fabrics, and handicrafts during the evening.

Chokhi Dhani (Optional): The ethnic village resort Chokhi Dhani offers a taste of Rajasthani culture and food.

Day 2:Arts, Culture, and Relaxation


Albert Hall Museum: Begin your day with a visit to the Albert Hall Museum, which features an extensive collection of artwork and antiques.

Late Morning:

Explore Jaipur's Cafés: For a delightful brunch, unwind at one of Jaipur's quaint cafés, such as Tapri Central or Anokhi Café. Afternoon:

Nahargarh Fort:

Travel to Nahargarh Fort to see expansive Jaipur vistas. Discover the architecture of the fort and take in the calm surroundings.


Lunch at Padao:

Enjoy lunch at the rooftop Padao restaurant at Nahargarh Fort, which has beautiful views.

Late Afternoon:

Explore Street Art at Amer: Return to Amer and explore the vibrant street art scene.


Dinner at 1135 AD: Dine in style at 1135 AD, a restaurant that offers a royal dining experience inside Amer Fort.

Light and Sound Show at Amer Fort (Optional): As you end your day, enjoy the captivating light and sound show that narrates the history of Amer Fort.

Get around

RTDC buses, metro, autorickshaws, local buses, cycle rickshaws, and taxis are convenient ways to get around Jaipur. Exploring the city's charms by foot is another excellent option.

Things to do

  • Amer Fort: Amer Fort, which is perched on a hill, has magnificent architecture and breathtaking views of Maota Lake. Diwan-i-Aam and Sheesh Mahal are two of the attractions. Ingress charges 52 rupees to Indian nationals. For a more thorough understanding of the palace's past, a guide is advised. There is a 10-minute climb to get there. Its stunning architecture and rich history make it a must-see but be prepared for possible interruptions from pre-wedding photographers.
  • Jaigarh Fort: Located atop Cheel ka Teela, Jaigarh Fort is well-known for its enormous Jaivana cannon, which provides sweeping views of Amer Fort and the Aravalli Range. With its intricate historical charm, the fort offers stunning views of the verdant hills in the vicinity. Beautiful, but poorly maintained, and difficult to navigate. Adult entry is 150 rupees; the store is open until 6:30 p.m. Uber is able to reach it, but the restricted network may make returning transportation difficult. There are local cars available, though their fares might be higher. With the help of a guide, take in the history, beauty, and views of Amer Fort.
  • Nahargarh Fort: Nahargarh Fort, which is perched atop the Aravalli hills, provides stunning views of Jaipur. The king and queens have connected suites at Madhavendra Bhawan, the palace. Nahargarh, an important component of Jaipur's defense ring with the Amer and Jaigarh Forts, is best visited between 4 and 6 p.m. for the captivating city lights. The fort has lovely photo ops, a stepwell, and a wax museum. It's popular at sunset, easily accessible by car or bike, and has a restaurant for relaxation. A wonderful location to enjoy time with loved ones or friends amidst breathtaking scenery.
  • City Palace: Chandra Mahal, the royal residence, is housed in City Palace, a magnificent fusion of Rajput, Mughal, and European architecture. It also features museums and courtyards. Built in 1727, it captures the opulence of Jaipur's kings. Spacious and well-kept, it provides a window into the lives of the Maharajas. You don't need a guide. It takes two to three hours to explore with plenty of parking. Restoration efforts bring out its original hues, giving the viewer a genuine experience. The architecture, craft stores, and museum are all open to visitors. As opposed to the 400 rupees composite ticket, which offers access to the palace courts, galleries, jai garth, and royal cenotaph. A must-see for fans of architecture and history.
  • Hawa Mahal: The "Palace of Winds," or Hawa Mahal, is a famous pink sandstone building with elaborately carved windows that let royal women look on without being seen. Visits in the evening provide magical moments when the sun sets and the palace is illuminated by a golden glow. The honeycomb facade is magnificent even though it needs upkeep. The vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by the surrounding bustling bazaars. It is a stunning location that speaks for itself and is conveniently situated, day or night. Excellent places to shop are close by. A 50 rupee entry ticket is required for this must-see. The palace was built using pink and red sandstone and is a part of Jaipur's City Palace.
  • Jal Mahal: A ravishing view of the Aravalli hills can be seen from the submerged lower floors of Jal Mahal, which is tucked away in Man Sagar Lake. It is best to visit in the evening for the beautiful lighting. The shops around it and the Rajasthani-style dresses for photoshoots add charm, even though you can't enter. The palace, which combines Mughal and Rajput architectural elements, seems to float on the lake and provides a lovely haven. For a more intimate and less crowded experience, visit in the morning or after 6 p.m. with friends and family. Expert photographers are on hand to capture special moments and outfits.
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a collection of architectural astronomical instruments
  • Jantar Mantar: Situated in Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is an ancient astronomical observatory featuring thirteen architectural instruments that demonstrate exceptional scientific prowess. Investigating this marvel reveals clever instruments that prehistoric astronomers used. The astounding scale and accuracy demonstrate a profound understanding of the heavens. A skilled guide makes the experience even better, but even lone visitors could benefit from the informative signage. Entry is free for children under 15 and costs Rs 25 at the counter or Rs 20 online.
  • Albert Hall Museum: The landmark Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is home to a vast collection of objects, decorative arts, paintings, and sculptures that provide insights into the history and culture of Rajasthan. With colored lights illuminating the museum, nighttime visits are captivating. For fifty rupees a person, one can enter galleries that display blue pottery, carpets, arms, and other items. The exquisitely designed palace serves as the museum's home. If you have a composite ticket from Amber Palace, entry might be free. Even though it could become a little repetitive toward the end, it is still highly recommended as a Jaipur attraction.

Offbeat places

  • Bhangarh Fort: During the reign of Bhagwant Das, the 16th-century Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India, was built for his son, Madho Singh. It's well-preserved, with temples, palaces, and exquisite architecture, despite ghost stories. It's a beautifully designed fort in a natural setting surrounded by lush green hills, though some people come for the scary stories. It's partially destroyed, most likely from a natural disaster, but its structures and artwork keep it charming. Situated approximately 83 kilometers away from Jaipur, it draws tourists who are drawn to historical and eerie locations. Respecting rules and following safety precautions are essential when visiting.
  • Chandlai Lake
  • Galta Temple
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra
  • Sambhar Lake
  • Abhaneri


Cultural shows

  • Amber Fort Sound and Light Show: 7-8 PM. Experience the history, culture, and life of Amber through this spectacular show. There is also a sound and light show at Jantar Mantar for ₹100. ₹200
  • Chokhi Dhani: 12 Miles Tonk Road, Via Vatika, ☏ +91-141-516 5000, +91-141-516 5015, +91-9667222203 .This place is about witnessing Rajasthani food and tradition. The place is a little bit crowded. There is a market inside this place. And you can enjoy Rajasthan traditional dance and all. Entry ticket comes along with food. There are 2 options you can select for food. One being non-Ac dining and another being AC dining hall. There is waiting for food most of the time. There are various cultural activities in this place. You can enjoy camel and elephant rides and play various games. Best to visit in the evening.


  • Childcare & Daycare Support.
  • Healthcare. Medical Mission Trips.
  • Special Needs & Disabilities.
  • Sports. Soccer. Surfing.
  • Education. Teaching English.

Fairs and festivals

  • Elephant Festival: A colorful celebration before Holi is the Elephant Festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The celebration is heightened by folk dancers as a magnificent procession of decorated horses, camels, and elephants passes. Bright colors, elaborate accessories, and jewelry stunningly adorn the elephants. Highlight: The best-decorated elephant is honored in the Elephant Beauty Pageant. There's racing, tug-of-war matches against people and elephant polo. This event fosters cultural awareness and participation from owners and mahouts. In Rajasthan, elephants have long been associated with royalty and good fortune. This festival pays homage to this historical significance. Photographers and tourists alike are drawn to the celebration.
  • Gangaur Festival: In honor of the goddess Gauri, Jaipur hosts the vibrant Gangaur Festival, celebrating marriage bliss and love. Adorned in exquisite clothing, women parade with goddess statues. Married women ask for blessings for a worthy spouse; single women pray for their husband's health. Rajasthan's vibrant legacy is displayed as the city comes alive with traditional music, dance, and processions. It is an ardent and uplifting display of cultural devotion. During Chaitra (March–April), the festival embodies the communal spirit of women worshiping Goddess Gauri. Commencing at the Zanani-Deodhi of City Palace, the customary parade makes its way through several Jaipur markets and locations.
  • Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Teej Festival

Shopping malls

Bazaar/Store Specialty
Johari Bazaar For Jewelry
Tripolia Bazaar For Bangles
Chandpole Bazaar For Handicrafts
Kishanpole Bazaar For Textiles
Nehru Bazaar For Traditional Jootis
Sireh Deori Bazaar For Street Shopping
Bapu Bazaar For All Jaipuri Items
Mirza Ismail Road (MI Road) For Pottery
Tibbati Market For Local Souvenirs
Anokhi For Colorful Garments
Gaurav Tower For Local Products
The Gem Palace For Antique Charms
Kripal Kumbh For Blue Pottery
Aravali Bazaar For Home Decor Items
Purohit Ji Ka Katla For Wedding Items
Teatro Dhora A Stylish Multi-Brand Store
Jaipur Pink A Designer Souvenir Store


  • Golgappa delights at Chawla's and Nand's
  • Pyaaz Kachori perfection from Rawat Mishthan Bhandar
  • Masala Chai bliss at Gulab Ji Chaiwala
  • Indian Street Food extravaganza at Masala Chowk
  • Kaathi Roll magic at Al Bake
  • Pav Bhaji excellence at Pandit's
  • Omelette goodness at Sanjay's
  • Chicken Tikka temptation at Sethi Bar-Be-Que
  • Lassi refreshment at Lassiwala
  • Shrikhand sweetness at Falahaar
  • Kulfi Faluda treat at Bapu Bazaar


Government hospitals

  • Sawai Man Singh Hospital
  • SMS Medical College and Hospital
  • Jaipuria Hospital
  • Zanana Hospital
  • Mahila Chikitsalaya
  • Kanwatia Hospital
  • Dr. S.N. Medical College and Hospital
  • ESI Hospital
  • Malviya National Institute of Technology Hospital
  • Jaipur Dental Hospital

Private hospitals

  • Fortis Escorts Hospital
  • Apex Hospital
  • Narayana Multispeciality Hospital
  • Eternal Heart Care Centre (EHCC)
  • Manipal Hospital
  • Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
  • CK Birla Hospitals RBH
  • Metro MAS Hospital
  • Tagore Hospital & Research Institute
  • Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital (SDMH)

Blood bank

  • SMS Medical College Blood Bank

Location: Sawai Ram Singh Road, Jaipur

  • Eternal Heart Care Centre Blood Bank

Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur

  • Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Blood Bank

Location: Sitapura, Jaipur

  • Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital Blood Bank

Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur

  • Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital Blood Bank

Location: Tonk Road, Jaipur

  • Red Cross Society Blood Bank

Location: Bapu Nagar, Jaipur

  • Apex Hospitals Blood Bank

Location: Malviya Nagar, Jaipur

  • Tagore Hospital & Research Institute Blood Bank

Location: Mansarovar, Jaipur

  • Metro MAS Hospital Blood Bank

Location: Shipra Path, Jaipur

  • Narayana Multispeciality Hospital Blood Bank

Location: Pratap Nagar, Jaipur

Go next

  • Bikaner: Renowned for its impressively preserved medieval architecture, particularly the impressive Junagarh Fort, Bikaner is a lively city in Rajasthan, India's northwest. In particular, the regional snacks and sweets are highly renowned for their deliciousness.
  • Jaisalmer: In Rajasthan, India, in the center of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is well known for its stunning architecture made of golden-hued sandstone, which is dominated by the imposing Jaisalmer Fort. Along with its rich cultural legacy, the city offers unique experiences in the desert, such as camel safaris.

Day trips

  • Bhangarh Fort: From Jaipur to Bhangarh Fort is approximately 84.08 kilometers.
  • Chandlai Lake: The distance from Jaipur to Chandlai Lake is approximately 3.87 kilometers.
  • Galta Temple: The distance from Jaipur to Galta Temple is approximately 10 kilometers.
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra: The distance from Jaipur to Jawahar Kala Kendra is approximately 7.21 kilometers.
  • Sambhar Lake: The distance from Jaipur to Sambhar Lake is approximately 96.553 kilometers.
  • Abhaneri: The distance from Jaipur to Abhaneri is approximately 69.424 kilometers.


  1. Admire iconic structures that combine Mughal, Rajput
  2. capital, Jaipur
  3. Airport
  4. Corporation