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  • India
  • Jaipur
  • 105.4 km²
  • Rupees
  • Hindi
  • 2.211 million
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General Information About Jaipur

Jaipur has over the years, adorned itself as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in North India. The city is renowned for its rich heritage and colourful culture, and millions of travellers from across the world arrive in Jaipur to enjoy a refreshing vacation. The city was named after the renowned Amer ruler Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, consequently becoming the capital of the state of Rajasthan in India.

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About Jaipur Location

Situated on the eastern border of the Thar Desert, the city of Jaipur dwells at the height of 1417 feet above sea level. Jaipur is encircled by the Aravalli hills from three fronts. Jaipur district extends over 180 km from east to west, while the distance from north to south is about 110 km. Banganga and Sabi rivers are the principal sources of water for the region. Almost 28.65 million cubic meters of terrain water resources are accessible in the capital town of the state.

About Jaipur Weather

Jaipur is known to have balanced climatic conditions, which makes it an ideal tourist attraction. The city comes under the cover of Köppen climate classification and receives about 650 mm of rainfall annually. The primary monsoon season here starts from June and ends till September. Temperatures in Rajasthan generally remain a bit high throughout the year, it being a desert state, and the climatic condition is quite the same in Jaipur. From April to the first part of July, which is the summer here, the temperature differs between 25 to 33 degrees Celsius. Winter season starts from November to February during when the Jaipur weather remains very pleasant and nice. The average temperature during winter month ranges from 15 to 18-degree centigrade with negligible humidity. Cold waves and freezing temperature are also a sight in the city.

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Jaipur Culture and History

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Culture

Jaipur is the best epitome of the Royal Rajput culture and heritage that is represented in its various palaces and forts. The old and enormous markets cater the best of ethnic hand-woven textiles and jewellery. Market areas such as Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, and Johri Bazaar are all major one-shop stop attractions. Jaipur is also popular for its star hotels as most of the old palaces have been transformed into heritage hotels which exemplify the true royal spirit and luxury. Chowki Dhani, a heritage village in the city is a major tourist attraction and is incredibly appealing to the tourists.

History

Jaipur was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was a Kachwaha Rajput, who governed from 1699-1744. Initially, his capital was Amber city, which extends at an eleven kilometre distance to Jaipur. The necessity of shifting his capital city was felt because of the rise in population density and increasing scarcity of water. Jaipur is the first prospective city of India, designed after constant consultation from various architectural books. The development of the city started in 1727 and it took around four years to build the major palaces, roads, and squares.

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Jaipur sightseeing includes the famous Amber Fort built in white marble and red sandstone, Hawa Mahal has a grand Rajputana architectural stature, City Palace of Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort situated on the peak of the hill, Jantar Mantar the biggest stone observatory created by Maharaja Jai Singh, Nahargarh Fort offers an impressive view of the City of Jaipur. The visitors can visit some of the monasteries while sightseeing in Jaipur. Govind Dev Ji Temple depicts the majestic past of Jaipur, Moti Dungri meaning Hill of Pearls or Pearl Hill is the temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Birla Temple built in pure white marble looks dazzling when lit in bright light. Birla Mandir was instituted by Birla Group of Industries; Galtaji temple is world famous for its natural water springs.

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About Jaipur Transport Connectivity

Jaipur International Airport is ideally connected to different parts of the city. Vayu Vajra is the airport shuttle service by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). They are air-conditioned Volvo buses, which connects the airport with the city through 11 different routes. They are available at a frequency of 30 minutes making almost 251 trips every day. Just 11 kilometers apart from the international airport, a simple route connects the airport from the bus stand. The railway station is ideally located 13 kilometres apart from the international airport. Buses and taxis are convenient for you to reach the area and vice versa. Taxi services are also accessible from the airport to the cities.