Destination Jaipur

Jaipur :: "The Pink City"

Click to enlargeThe city of Jaipur is the logical starting point for anyone traveling in Rajasthan because of its central location and good air, road, and rail connections. To the west lies the desert region of Marwar (Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur), to the north and south run the craggy Aravali hills. From Jaipur it is an easy drive to Alwar and the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the northeast, or to Ajmer, Pushkar and Kishangarh in the South east. Also within reach is the Shekhawati region in the northwest and Ranthambor National Park in the east.

Travel Tips
  • While using local transport be it taxis or auto rickshaws, make sure that they down the meter. You may get fleeced.
  • Summers can be scorching hot and winters piercing cold.
  • Always have a couple of extra rolls / batteries for you camera, there is a lot you can shoot.
  • Make sure you get a road map if you are planning to do the tour of the city on your own on foot. Local shop owners are helpful but it is always safer to ask a police man for directions.
Quick Facts about the City

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state in west India. The second largest Indian state of Rajasthan is a land of contrasts - the Thar desert, mountains, man- made and holy lakes, forests and jungles, impregnable fortresses and magnificent palaces, of warrior kings and princes, saints and mystics, Rajputs and Mughals. In common with other parts of India, Rajasthan has a wealth of royal residences and stately homes in the form of palaces (great and small), forts, hunting lodges or large estates.
STD Code :   91 (country dialling code), and 0141, most numbers in Jaipur are still seven digits.
Postal Code:   3020xx
Airport :   Sanganer Airport
Area :   200.4 Km(277 sq. mi.)
Coordinates :   26.926° N, 75.8235° E
Time Zone :   IST (UTC+5:30)
Climate :  
Summer: 45 .0°C (Max.), 25.8°C (Min.)
Winter: 22.0°C (Max.), 0.0°C (Min.)
Monsoon: 40.0°C (Max.), 35.0°C (Min.)
Rainfall: 31.87 cm
Hottest Season: April-June
Most Humid Season: July-August
Best Season: September-March
Languages :   English, Hindi, Rajasthani
Clothing :   Summer: light tropical
Winter: Light woollen
How to get there:  
Well connectivity through Air, Rail and Road transport. Sanganer Airport at a distance of 5 km from the Chokhi Dhani Village Resort. There are direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and some other cities from Jaipur.
Travel Within Jaipur:  
Prepaid taxis can be hired at the airport. Auto-rickshaws. There is a prepaid auto-rickshaw counter, at the railway station. Taxis and autos are the most convenient ways of moving inside the city as well as to reach some of the excursions located in the proximity. To move around within the city, one can also take cycle rickshaws. Radio taxis and tourist cabs are available for short and long trips, in and around Jaipur.
Tipping:   10% in all locations
Main Festivals:   International kite festival: The festival of Kites.
Month of celebration: January

Holi festival: The festival of colours, music, and dance, doubles its joy with Elephant Polo in Elephant Festival.
Month of celebration: March

Gangaur festival: Shows the Richness & Traditions of Royal Jaipur.
Month of celebration: March

Teej festival: Shows the Richness & Traditions of Royal Jaipur.
Month of celebration: August

Deepawali Festival: The festival of Lamps and Lights.
Month of celebration: October

Hawa Mahal, The City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Central Museum, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Palace, Kanak Vrindavan, Jaigarh Fort, Govind Dev Temple, Birla Mandir, New Vidhan Sabha, Statue Circle, Peacock Garden, Birla Planetarium and many more...
Night Attractions: Chokhi Dhani Village
Nearby Places:  
Ranthambhor National Park, Sariska National Park, Jain Temples at Dilwara, Samode, Karauli, Bagru, Abhaneri and more...

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