About Rajasthan

    Jaipur

  • Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the north was now quite and the wealth of the kingdom had become greater than before. Seizing upon this opportune time Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes. Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.

JAIPUR the Capital city and the natural gateway to the exotic Rajasthan
Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.

 

  • Amber Fort

    One of the most magnificent destination located on the hills just outside Jaipur. It was built by Raja Man Singh in 1600 AD and then completed to its present form by Sawai Jai Singh in the eighteenth century. The fort is an example of fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture built in red sandstone and white marble, the highlight of the fort is the Seesh Mahal (mirror Palace), a palace known for its craftsmanship in mirrors. It also locates in itself large ramparts, terraces, gardens and pavilions.

  • Nahargarh Fort

    Nahargarh, adobe of the tigers was built by Jai Singh to bolster the defense of Amer. The fort is located on the rugged Aravali Hills. The fort has uniquely a cluster of 12 suits for queens and at the head is a suit for the Jai Sigh himself.

  • Jaigarh Fort

    An impregnable and un-approachable fort. The fort was cleverly built to gives its archers an advantage over their targets. It is said that Raja Man Singh has buried huge treasures in this bastion. The fort also houses the Jai Ban the largest cannon in Asia, supposed to have been test fired only once.

  • Hawa Mahal

    Sawai Pratap Singh, built the Palace of winds and air in 1747. The palace is though not in air but it is a façade, which is fifty feet in height and a mere one foot in width. The screen allowed the ladies of the palace to have view of the market place below. Today Jaipur is symbolized by Hawa Mahal.

  • Jantar Mantar Obeservatory

    Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories (the others being in Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura ), built by Sawai Jai Singh. He was an avid astronomer & buit it to study movements of stars it in 1718. The observatory contains a large no of structures called 'yantras' which are instrument to determine position of stars and the steller movements.

     

    Weather

  • In the month of September, Jaipur will be pleasant and the temperature is similar to that in Delhi. The minimum temp. is 15 degree C. and the Maximum is 25 degree C.

    Jaipur is moderate in temperature.

    Summer : Max. 45 degree C Min. 25.8 degree C
    Winters : Max. 22 degree C Min. 8.3 degree C

    How to Reach?

  • Air : The Jaipur Airport is called Sanganer Airport . There are domestic flight connections to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur. There is a single international flight to Dubai.

    Train : Connections are from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai ,Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad. Well connected from other states like UP, MP .

    Road : A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is by road. Regular bus service of AC and Deluxe Coaches are available. Buses of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi Roadways connect Jaipur with State Capitals and other important Cities.