Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan state. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City famous for its Rajput architecture. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit. The town is on the route to the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The city is rich with many cultural, pilgrimage sites and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Amber Fort Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Popular shoping items include hand block printed textiles, tie-dye fabrics, blue pottery, jewellery, kundan work (setting precious stones in gold), lacquered bangles, miniature paintings, etc.
Major tourist sites in and around Jaipur: Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar (observatory), the Central Museum (Albert Hall), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Amber Fort Palace, Birla Planetarium, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Birla Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit end of October to March. April to May are hot and humid. June to September is monsoon season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Jaipur Junction railway station (JP) is well connected by trains to all major cities. The newly constructed Jaipur metro has a stop here. One of India's most famous and luxurious trains the Palace on Wheels, also makes a scheduled stop in Jaipur.
Nearest airport: Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAI) is well connected by air to all major cities of India. It is located about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the city centre.
Buses: Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) buses connect Jaipur to all major cities.
By road: Jaipur is well-connected by National Highways 8, 11 and 12 to major cities.
The distance from Ajmer to Jaipur is about 135 km (84 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Jaipur is about 282 km (175 mi) via NH48. It takes around 5-6 hours.
The distance from Agra to Jaipur is about 240 km (149 mi) via Bikaner - Agra Rd. It takes around 4-5 hours.
The distance from Udaipur to Jaipur is about 394 km (245 mi) via NH58. It takes around 6-7 hours.
The distance from Jodhpur to Jaipur is about 336 km (209 mi) via NH25 and NH 48. It takes around 5-6 hours.
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