“The city of cities” – Jaipur
“The city of cities” – Jaipur Tourism
Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture.
Literally translated into the City of Victory, Jaipur has always been one of the faces of tourism in India. Popularly clubbed with Agra and New Delhi, they form the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism and would be the most popular tour for any foreigner visiting India. Jaipur is a beautiful city with different shades to it. The Amer region of Jaipur is decorated with beautiful hills and lakes and studded with magnificent forts including Amber Palace, Nahargarh, and Jaigarh Forts. There is the old walled city, which is a different city altogether with narrow lanes, pink shops and buildings and monuments like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and the famous Jantar Mantar. These lanes are also the same which attracts tourists from all over the world for its sweets, snacks and the shopping arena it provides. From colorful bangles to printed Saris to the ornaments and jewelry of Johri Bazaar, Jaipur has everything to offer for a shopaholic. There are some posh residential areas with high-rises and flyovers and amazing infrastructure. Jaipur has a unique feel to it and it can only be experienced once you are there.
Best Time to Visit Jaipur
Jaipur has a warm climate but October to March can be described as the best time to visit the pink city.
Summer (March – June) Summers in Delhi can be very harsh. Temperatures can soar up to 42 degrees Celsius and thus, the summers are not considered to be quite a favorable time to visit Delhi. For most of these months, the climate in Delhi is semi-arid.
Monsoon (July – September) These months constitute the monsoon season in Jaipur. Those who enjoy nature and rains, it is a perfect time to see the pink city in its natural hue. While there is less rainfall in the month of June, August is the rainiest month in Jaipur. This is also the off-season and hence many hotels offer great deals on regular stays. In case you are a budget traveller, you can surely visit the pink city during this time.
Autumn (October – November) There are cool breezes along with moderate sunlight in the month of October making it suitable for visitors to go for sightseeing during the day. Winter season in Jaipur begins in the month of November and ends in the month of February. Evenings are generally cold in this season and sometimes the night temperature can drop down till 4 degree Celsius (especially in January).
Winter (December – March) This can be an ideal time for tourists to go for shopping and other tourist activities even in the afternoon. One of the major festival- Jaipur Literature Fest occurs during January and attracts people from different parts of the world. In the month of March, Jaipur is abuzz with Elephant festival which attracts a lot of visitors. Also, the weather remains pleasant during evenings in this month.
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How To Reach Jaipur
Being the capital of the Rajasthan, Jaipur is well connected to all the major parts of India and the world. The Jaipur Airport serves for domestic as well as international flights. Jaipur also is a main rail head, being well connected to all major cities in India. State buses also run to and from neighboring cities.
How to Reach Jaipur by Flight
Air travel to Jaipur is the most convenient way to reach the city. The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer, which is 12 kilometres from the heart of the city. It has both international and domestic terminal and is well connected to most of the cities across the globe with a number of airlines operating on a regular basis.
How to Reach Jaipur by Road
A road trip to Jaipur is a lot of fun. The Delhi-Jaipur National Highway offers a smooth ride (260 kilometres) with plenty of restaurants and amenities on the way. The road leading to Jaipur is well-connected by National Highways 8, 11 and 12.
How to Reach Jaipur by Train
You can travel to Jaipur by trains such as Shatabdi Express which is air-conditioned, very comfortable and connects Jaipur to many important Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jammu, Jaisalmer, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Haridwar, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Goa.Some of the popular trains are Ajmer Shatabdi, Pune Jaipur Express, Jaipur Express and Adi SJ Rajdhani. Also, with the advent of the Palace on Wheels, a luxury train, you can now enjoy the royalty of Jaipur even when you are on the move. Operating to, in and around Jaipur, this luxurious ride for a train leaves you in awe.
Commuting Within Jaipur
Metros are available throughout the city and are the best way to travel. Auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, local buses and taxis are other means of transport. Cab aggregator services like Uber and Ola are also good options to travel within the city.