Jaipur, India


Welcome to Jaipur

Exoctic Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also known as the “Pink City” due to the distinctive pink colour of its buildings, which were painted in this hue to welcome the visit of Prince Albert of Wales in 1876. If you travel around North India, Jaipur is a unique stop on the well-known Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) tourism route.

With its magnificent palaces, intricate architecture, vibrant markets, and rich cultural heritage, it is a destination that delights and enchants travellers worldwide with its royal wonderland of culture and legacy, teeming with architectural jewels.

Discover forts that whisper legends of Amber, Nahargarh, and Jaigarh forts. Trek up the rugged hills to reach the magnificent Amber Fort, where you can admire the breathtaking views of Maota Lake and witness the fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Explore the intricate palaces, stunning courtyards, and the fascinating Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

The City Palace is a sprawling complex that narrates Rajasthan’s royal history. Marvel at the grandeur of its courtyards, exquisite architecture, and captivating collections within its museums. For panoramic vistas of the Pink City, head to Nahargarh Fort, perched on the Aravalli Hills. Capture the golden hour hues and witness the city come alive as the sun sets. 

Jaipur comes alive with its rich cultural traditions and festivals. If you’re lucky to visit during the Elephant Festival, witness majestic elephants adorned with colourful decorations parading through the streets. Attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, where renowned authors and literary enthusiasts gather for intellectual discussions. Experience the vibrant Teej Festival, celebrated with great enthusiasm, dance performances, and processions. Dive into the local flavours of the Jaipur markets and cuisine as the bustling markets of Jaipur beckon with their vibrant colours, lively atmosphere, and treasure trove of handicrafts and textiles. Visit Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar to shop for exquisite jewellery, colourful fabrics, traditional handicrafts, and Jaipur’s famous blue pottery. Don’t forget to savour the city’s culinary delights, such as the spicy Pyaaz Kachori, Daal Baati Churma, and the mouthwatering Ghewar.

The Pink City is an enchanting destination that will leave you with cherished memories by embracing the spirit of Rajasthan, immersing in its royal past, and discovering the beauty and essence of a city that pulsates with history and culture.

How To Get There

By Air: Flying into Jaipur International Airport is the gateway to the Pink City. Several domestic and international airlines operate regular flights to and from Jaipur, making it easily accessible. Once you arrive, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-paid cab to reach your desired destination within the city.

By Train: Jaipur is well-connected by an extensive rail network, making train travel convenient. The city boasts a major railway junction with regular train services connecting Jaipur to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Trains offer a comfortable and affordable way to experience the scenic beauty of Rajasthan as you journey through its vast landscapes. Upon arrival at Jaipur Railway Station, you can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach your accommodation.

By Road: Road trips to Jaipur offer a chance to witness the diverse landscapes of Rajasthan. The city is connected to major highways, making it accessible by car or bus. You can rent a car from nearby towns or hire a private taxi if you prefer driving. The roads are well-maintained, and the journey allows you to explore the picturesque countryside. Alternatively, state-run and private buses provide reliable and budget-friendly transportation options from neighbouring cities and towns. 

Getting Around: Once you arrive in Jaipur, you’ll find several transportation options to explore the city. Auto-rickshaws, a popular mode of transport, offer a convenient way to navigate the narrow lanes and bustling streets. Negotiate the fare beforehand or request them to go by the meter. Additionally, cycle rickshaws and horse-drawn carriages, known as “tongas,” add a touch of nostalgia and charm to your local transportation experience.

Places Of Interest


Jaipur is a historic city known as the “Pink City” due to the distinctive pink colour of its buildings. The town is famous for its stunning architecture, including the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, and Amber Fort, popular tourist attractions. Jaipur is also known for its bustling bazaars and markets, which offer a wide range of handicrafts, textiles, and jewellery. Other notable interests in Jaipur include the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and the Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur is a vibrant and colourful city rich in history, culture, and tradition. It is a popular destination for domestic and international tourists and offers visitors a unique and memorable experience. Book tickets here.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur​

Jantar Mantar

The world’s most significant stone astronomical building is Jantar Mantar located near the City Palace. The Jantar Mantar, constructed between 1727 and 1733, is still operational and serves as a testament to the wisdom of earlier times. Book tour here.

City Palace

City Palace

The museum and armoury at City Palace are a treat for history lovers. It is nearby Jantar Mantar and was constructed in the 18th century. You can visit here from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm. Book tour here.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

One of Jaipur’s most attractive locations, Hawa Mahal, is renowned for providing some of the city’s most breathtaking views. It boasts nine hundred fifty-three windows from which the royal family’s female members could watch outside events. Book tour here.

Ajmer Fort

Amber Fort

Also known as Amber Fort, this magnificent structure is part of a vast complex, also known as Amber Fort, in Jaipur. Riding up the Amber Fort’s stairs on an elephant is a must-do traditional experience to feel like royalty. Book a tour here.

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is a gorgeous palace in Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. Maharaja Jai Singh II built the palace in the 18th century, embodying stunning architecture of Mughal and Rajput styles in a unique location. The palace is a five-story building, with four stories submerged in water. Book tour here.

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum

The state’s oldest museum, also called the Government Central Museum, functions as the state museum of Rajasthan; this building in Ram Niwas’s garden outside the city wall opposite New gate is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Book tickets here.

Where To Stay

Jaipur – Luxury Hotels

Raj Palace:

Entering this historic hotel is like travelling back in time. This is an ideal location to savour Jaipur’s delicate design work and unwind in luxury or the stunning hotel pool. Avoid skipping afternoon tea.

Jaipur – Mid-Range Hotels

Bissau Palace:

With a stay at this three-star property, this facility brings you close to attractions and excellent dining alternatives because of its convenient location in Jaipur’s Shastri Nagar neighbourhood.

Jaipur – Budget Hotels 

Atithi Guest House:

This is an excellent choice for travellers seeking a guest house in Jaipur. The property benefits from a prime location and offers quick access to the city’s main transit hubs.

Where To Eat

Jaipur AddaEnjoy mouthwatering meals in a unique location with authentic furnishings, wall paintings, and wood furniture decor that gives a royal vibe feeling.

The Rajput Room: Just as Rajasthan is not completed without royalty, the Rajput Room offers a variety of Asian and Continental meals for a royal experience.  

Zolocrust: A restaurant with a  distinctive flavour with organically grown vegetables. Additionally, the use of eco-friendly disposable crockery makes this one of the most well-known restaurants in Jaipur.

Final Thoughts

The Pink City of Jaipur is an architectural wonder, encompassing the city’s rich cultural heritage, warm, welcoming locals, and architectural wonders that make it a must-visit destination for travellers exploring India. Plan your trip to Jaipur today and enjoy the royal culture of this beautiful majestic city!

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