Best Tourist Season (September - March)
Airport: Well connected from Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Cochin, Kolkata, Mumbai, Surat and Udaipur
Railway: Jaipur is linked by rail with Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bikaner, Delhi, Jodhpur, Kolkata, and Udaipur.
Road: Agra 230 km, Ajmer 130 km, Bharatpur 170 km, Bundi 210 km, Delhi 260 km, Dundlod 143 km, Devgarh 280 km, Fatehpur Sikri 203 km, Khimsar 330, Kota 239 km, Kishangarh 105 km, Mandawa 168 km, Mukundgarh 150 km, Madhogarh 40 km, Pushkar 150 km, Roopangarh 125 km, Rajmahal 165 km, Ranthambhore 185 km, Samode 47 km, Sawai Madhopur 160 km, Sariska 100 km, Udaipur 425 km
Introduction / Geography / Area / Climate / Demographics / Sightseeing / Excursions / wildlife
Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan has earned universal renown as the "Pink City". Jaipur was built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, first planned city of its time.
A Bengali architect, Vidyadher Bhattacharya, planned the Jaipur City, in a grid system with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of the mani bazaars, all arranaged in nine rectangular city sectors (chokris).
Jaipur is now, one of the most important heritage cities in India, and is a must-see for tourists coming to North India.
Jaipur located at 26.92° N 75.82° E.
Average elevation 432 mtrs (1417 feet).
Nahargarh Fort is a famous landmark in Jaipur
The district is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. It is bound in the north by Sikar and Alwar, in South by Tonk, Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur. Nagaur, Sikar and Ajmer in the west and in east by Bharatpur and Dausa districts.
Jaipur is just 64.75 sqm km (Pink City 9.8 sq. km)
Jaipur has a semi-arid climate in spite of receiving more than 50 cm rainfall annually, as the rainfall is concentrated in the monsoon months between June and September. This is due to its proximity to the Thar desert. The highest recorded temperature ever was 45°C, while the lowest ever was 1°C.
Summer maximum of 38°C and minimum 28°C
Winters maximum 25°C and minimum 9°C
Railfall 50 cm (annual)
Population 2,324,319 (as of 2001 India census)
In Jaipur 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sightseeing in Jaipur
The City Palace:
Govind Devji Temple:
Ram Niwas Bagh:
BM Birla Planetarium:
Moti Doongri and Lakshmi Narayan Temple:
Statue Circle and Planetarium:
Sisodia Rani Garden:
Amer Palace and Shila Mata Temple: