Jaipur city, also known as Pink city is one of the most vibrant cities in India. Jaipur is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is known as a pink city owing to its majority of buildings is painted with the color pink. The city is planned with references as per Vastu shastra. This perfectly planned city is a major tourist attraction for all wanderers. Not only from India but tourists from all over the world visit this elegant city. Recognized as the world heritage site by UNESCO, Jaipur city never fail to impress its visitors. Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling with your friends Jaipur is the right destination you might be looking for. From alluring forts to beautiful parks, the pink city has it all. Jaipur has abundant landmarks, museums, forts, parks, shopping markets, and restaurants.
Jaipur city has a semi-arid type of warm climate. The summer season is long and warm while winter is mildly cold and short. During winter from November to February the temperature lies between 8o C to 140 C. In summer from March to June the average temperature lies between 31oC to 42oC. It usually rains in July and August in Jaipur. The temperature is average warm during monsoon. Tourists visit Jaipur from October to March as the temperature is normal during day time and mild cold during the night.
All the areas of Jaipur city are well connected by multiple modes of transport.
City Bus – The city bus is operated by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC). Every area has a bus station where buses connect them to other parts of the city. There are even buses to Amber fort, Hawa mahal, and other landmarks from the city center.
Jaipur Metro is a rapid transit system in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The Current Line is the Pink Line which is Phase 1A comprising 9.63 kilometers (5.98 mi) of the route from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar, started on 13 November 2010, and was completed in 2014.
Jaipur Metro began commercial service between Chandpole and Mansarovar on 3 June 2015.
The Jaipur Metro Rail system is India's sixth metro rail system after those in Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Gurgaon, and Mumbai.
Jaipur Metro is the first metro in India to run on a triple-story elevated road and metro track.
Phase 1-B, from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar, began operation on 23rd September 2020. Major areas of the city are connected by metro. Phase 1 of the metro cover nine stations from Mansarovar to Chandpole. Phase 1B and phase 2 of the metro are currently under construction.
Rickshaw – Commuting in a rickshaw for a city tour is a bit affordable and the most convenient way to explore Jaipur. Rickshaws are available at bus stands, railway stations, all major landmarks, and markets. Bargaining on rickshaw fare is advised here. Cheaper cycle rickshaws are available for strolling around the market area.
Taxi – renting a taxi in Jaipur is another convenient mode of getting around the city. Taxis are available from hotels, bus stops, railway stations, and other landmarks. Uber and Ola also operate their taxis throughout the city.
Motorcycle – If you are strolling solo then you can opt for a rented motorcycle. In Jaipur, multiple operators rent motorcycles. The fare is charged on an hourly or daily basis.
Air – Jaipur International Airport serves air travel within India and abroad. Multiple airline carriers operate domestic flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Kochi, Surat, Udaipur, Lucknow, Raipur, and Chandigarh towards Jaipur. Connectivity to International cities includes Bangkok, Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah, and Kuala Lumpur.
Road – road connectivity from Jaipur to other cities in North India is excellent. Both government and private buses run between Delhi and Jaipur all day. Jaipur is also connected to other cities in Rajasthan including Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Kota, and Bundi through state highways. Traveling by bus or car will usually take around 4 to 5 hours to reach from Delhi to Jaipur through National Highway No.8.
Rail – The city of Jaipur is equipped with Jaipur Railway Junction where all major trains arrive. Daily trains run between Delhi and Jaipur. Jaipur junction is connected to other major railway stations of Mumbai, Agra, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Indore, Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Goa, Kozhikode, Kochi, Raipur, Surat, Patna, Banaras, Allahabad, Ranchi, and Bhubaneswar.
When it comes to food Jaipur is home to some of the finest delicacies which are loved globally. The popular dishes of Jaipur are
Gatte ki Sabji – This popular dish is made by adding gatte (breaking gram flour dough into pieces) in thick red gravy. This dish is served with Wheat roti topped with ghee.
Laal Maas – The laal Maas is a traditional non-vegetarian dish made from mutton. The mutton is slow-cooked in Rajasthani masale along with the finest red chilies which gives a distinct red color to the dish.
Ghevar – Ghevar is a popular sweet dish loved by everyone in Jaipur and the rest of Rajasthan. Ghevar is prepared from flour, sugar, milk, and ghee. It is topped with dry fruits and is round in shape.
Daal Bati and Churma – Daal bati is another traditional dish of Rajasthan which has spread all across India. Wheat flour, lentils, ghee, and Jaggery are used in the preparation of this delicious dish. Bati is enjoyed with yellow Daal and Churma is sweet.
Kachori – Kachori is an evening snack best enjoyed alongside tea. Kachori is made from flour, moong daal, spices, and salt. Kachori is accompanied by diced onion, and sauce or chutney.
RJ14 – A vegetarian restaurant with pleasing menu options. Special dishes served here are Daal Bukhara, Tomato shorba, Panipuri, and Chana Masala.
The Rajput Room – Typical Royal Rajput style Ambiance. Great for having lunch and dinner. Specialties are Rajasthani Thaali and Laal Maas.
Handi – Exclusive multi-cuisine restaurant in Jaipur. Known to attract tourists every time. The special dishes are Chicken Handi, Chicken Biryani, Rumali Roti, Jaisalmeri Laal Maas, and kebabs.
The Verandah – This royal restaurant serves continental and Rajasthani cuisine. The Verandah is a luxury dining restaurant where you can taste some of the finest continental delicacies.
Jaipur Adda – If you wish to enjoy delicious food while watching the beautiful skyline of the city then this rooftop restaurant is for you. Must have dishes are Naan pizza, Mojito, Corn bhel, and Karari roti.
Amer Fort – Located just 11 km from the city. This 16th-century fort is a symbol of the rich history of Rajasthan. The structure of this fort is a unique blend of Hindu and Muslim-style architecture.
Hawa Mahal – One of the most visited landmarks in India. This five-story structure has 953 windows. Has Rajput-style architecture.
Jantar Mantar – This scientific landmark is an observatory having the world’s largest sundial. There are various time measuring and astronomical observation instruments at this place.
City Palace – This place has Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Chandra Mahal is a museum where all cultural and historical artifacts are exhibited.
Jal Mahal – This place is a palace built in a lake. The palace has a beautiful pathway and bird watching center. There is also a garden called Chameli baug in this palace.
An individual traveler would spend Rs. 1400 for one day in Jaipur. This includes Meals, Local transport, sightseeing Tickets, and accommodation. For a 7 day trip to Jaipur, one person will spend around Rs. 9800 and for 14 days it would cost Rs. 19600. The prices are based on the average expenditure of a single person while staying in Jaipur.
Local Handicrafts, turban, handlooms, carpets, shoes, and Marble carved showpieces (can be purchased from Chandpole Bazaar).
Wooden sculptures, textile, and souvenirs from Kishanpole Bazaar
Bandini fabric, and Jewelry from Tripolia Bazaar
Blue pottery, Rajasthani shoes, and Readymade garments from Nehru Bazaar
Mojari shoes, Leather shoes, perfumes, and handicrafts from Bapu Bazaar.
|Address||Khanij Bhavan, C-Scheme, Jaipur|
|Phone No||0141-2822756, 07728895900|