The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is not only the gateway to the state, it is also the most natural place to begin a discovery of Rajasthan's multifaceted attractions. For visitors unfamiliar with its history, a little explanation may be necessary, since it will aid their understanding of one of the most fascinating cities of India.
As a city, Jaipur is fairly young, less than three centuries old. It was laid out by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of the Kachchawaha dynasty from Amber which, less than 10 km away, was the former capital of the state. Markets and residential areas have bridged this gap so that, for all practical purposes, Jaipur includes Amber within its sway.
Jaipur has much to offer visitors - everything from pageants and festivals to extraordinarily clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, and sightseeing - that will occupy their time. However, should the visitors simply choose to walk around the streets of the old city instead, they will not regret it. All of Jaipur is an architectural gem, and no scheduled sightseeing can even hope to do justice to this rare city.
- Location : Jaipur
- Languages : Main languages spoken in Jaipur are Hindi, Rajasthani and English.
- Temperature :March to June 41℃ (Max), 26℃ (Min) - November to February 25℃ (Max), 11℃(Min)
- Popular As : Pink City
- To See : Jaigarh, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Sargasul, Galtaji, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Vidyadharji ka Bagh, Ram Niwas Bagh, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Moti Doongari, Statue Circle.
- Festival : Elephant Festival during Holi celebration