Jaipur – The Pink City Of India
A city where royalty gets painted with the shades of cultures, traditions, history, and elegance, Jaipur is a gem in Rajasthan tourism map! Also known as the ‘Pink City of India’ for its distinctive pink coloured overlay, it is the largest as well as the capital city of Rajasthan.
One of the most remarkable places to visit in Rajasthan, Jaipur was founded by the ruler of Mewar, Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727. An epitome of royal grandeurs and charm, the entire city is jotted with historic marvels that still reverberates the charm of a bygone era.
In addition to being the capital of the state, Jaipur also serves as a gateway to most of the tourist places in Rajasthan. Not just this, it also holds a noteworthy place in the ‘Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit‘ of India.
The pride of the great Thar Desert, Jaipur is also acclaimed as an epicentre of art and architecture; it is in fact, the first planned city in India. With the city layout planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya according to ‘Vastu Shastra’ and ‘Shilpa Shastra’, it was divided into nine blocks; individual blocks for official buildings and public access.
It was in the year 1876, the then ruler of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, the entire city was painted pink to welcome Prince of Wales. Since then, the city did not lose its charm and appeal, and is still called the ‘Pink City of India’.
How To Reach Jaipur
Bus journeys are touted as the best way to reach Jaipur, the Pink City! Visitors can avail regular buses from major cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Bhilwara, and several other tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Buses are also available in deluxe, semi-deluxe, and other luxury options.
Jaipur is very well-connected with other popular cities through its train network. Cities like Delhi, Alleppey, Agra, Dausa, Varanasi, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and other are well connected through regular trains to the Pink City. Train journeys are also the ideal ways to reach Jaipur.
Sanganer Airport in Jaipur; only 10km from the heart of Jaipur, is the best option for the visitors opting for air travel. Visitors from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kullu, Bangalore, Goa, Leh, and others, can reach Jaipur via regular flights from all major carriers in the country.
When To Visit Jaipur
1.Summer(March-mid to June):
Summer pushes the mercury level to reach the peak; this is not an ideal time to visit Jaipur. However, owing to the alluring charm and appeal of the Pink City, it does receive a large crowd even during the summer.
2.Winter (October to March)
With the advent of the winter, Jaipur starts experiencing a fall in its mercury level! And as temperature starts dropping, the capital city of Rajasthan witnesses the maximum inflow of tourists. Winter is undoubtedly the best time to visit Jaipur!
3.Monsoon (July to September):
A visit to Jaipur during the monsoon might not be as pleasant as that of the winters. Though the city does not receive extreme rainfall, visitors can expect a slight dip in the mercury level as compared to that of the summers.
Stay Options In Jaipur
Jaipur is a paradise for the visitors! Starting form low-budget or economy hotels to extravagant stay options, the city has them all! No matter what time of the year you visit this royal city in Rajasthan, you will always enjoy pleasant and exciting stay options.