Jaipur Junction Railway StationJaipur, very much popular as ‘the Pink City’ has thousands of travelers every day urging to explore the architectural wonders, forts, palaces and gardens of this city. Usually, Jaipur can be visited by all the three means of transport which are the railways, roadways and airways. However, one of the most economical modes of transport that lands in Jaipur are by the railways.
3 Railway Stations in Jaipur
There are three railway stations in Jaipur - Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Gandhinagar Jaipur Railway Station, and Durgapura Railway Station.
Jaipur Junction Railway Station
Jaipur Junction Railway Station, also Jaipur Railway Station, being the nerve center and center of operations for the North Western Railwa, is the main railway station in Jaipur. Jaipur Railway Station, in the Hasanpura region of Jaipur, has an elementary design of a long horizontal stretch of a mini palace or fort-like structure as distinctly visible from the main entrance. It has a glittering light display in the dark with the basic blend of lustrous pinkish appearance, indicative of the ‘Pink City’ that it is.
The North Western Railway, established in 2002, as a separate branch from the stratum of Northern and Western Railways. So, Jaipur and Ajmer have been under the northwestern department. The Gandhinagar Jaipur Railway Station, situated in the Bajaj Nagar of the city is at a distance of 9.5 km (6mi) from Jaipur Junction Railway station and is the center for the southern zones of the area of Jaipur. Durgapura Railway Station, at 8 km (5mi) from Jaipur Railway Station, is also a part of the North-Western line and ranked as one of the cleanest stations.
The railway station code for Jaipur is ‘JP’ and the railway station has seven platforms, which are giving the numbering as - 1, 2, 2A, 3A, 3, 4 and 5. Inaugurated in 1895, Jaipur Junction Railway Station, is the ardent reflection of the cultural and architectural heritage ensembled in the city and is serving the commuters for about 125 years now. The station is inter-linked via the railway network to different cities and states by both the meter gauge and broad gauge. Around 88 trains with broad gauge and 22 trains with meter gauge travelling through the Jaipur Junction Railway station, making it the largest station in Jaipur with the busiest railway operating center in Rajasthan.
The railway station has all the fundamental facilities developed efficiently in terms of CCTV surveillance, Railway Police force, restrooms, waiting rooms, parking services, handicapped and disabled entry services.
Railway Network with Jaipur Junction Railway StationBeing the headquarter of the North Western Railway, Jaipur has a wide chain of connectivity extended to the north, south, eastern and western corners of the country. Some major cities it connects to are Udaipur, Delhi, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kolkata, Agra, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysuru, Ernakulam, Ajmer, Bandra Terminus, Chandigarh, Sealdah, Bhuj, Bareilly, Alwar, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Rajkot, Amritsar, Secunderabad, Kota Junction, Jammu Tawi, Nagpur, Agra Fort, Gwalior, Jaisalmer, Yesvanthpur, Gaya Junction, Dwarka and many more cities.
Some of the popular trains which pass through the Jaipur Railway Station are Ahmedabad Singaji Rajdhani which travels from New Delhi to Ahmedabad, Howrah Jodhpur Express which travels from Kolkata to Jodhpur, and Mandor Express which transits from Jodhpur to Delhi, Haridwar Ahmedabad Mail, and Aravali Express which travels from Jaipur to Mumbai. The trains are daily mail or express trains which complete the journey on a regular basis.
The important rail networks connected through Jaipur are Delhi - Jaipur, Jaipur - Ahmedabad, Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur. The Palace on Wheels, one of the most luxurious trains of the country has a halting point at Jaipur.
Jaipur City Connect from Jaipur Railway Station:The city of Jaipur has an extensive network of buses operating under a body in Rajasthan State Transport Corporation called Jaipur City Transport Services Limited. And, apart from the public bus services, there are private A/C and non-A/C buses operating. Apart from the buses, the city also has a small metro line running on a radius of 10 km (6.2mi).
The nearest bus station to the Jaipur Railway Station is the Sindhi Camp bus station which is at a distance of around 2-3 km (1.2-1.9mi) from the station. The Jaipur Railway Station has access to the metro line by the metro stop - Railway Station connecting it. Rickshaws are available on private or sharing basis to travel to and from the regions of the city.
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Important Places to Visit:Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is brimming with a number of royal architectural masterpieces scattered in the different regions of the city. The center of the city, precisely termed as the ‘Pink City’ is at a distance of 6 km (3.7mi) from the city. It comprises of tourist attractions such as:
City Palace in Jaipur
• Hawa Mahal: Known as the ’Palace of Winds’ because of the centric ventilation created with 953 windows for the royal ladies to witness the events happening in the city.
• Jantar Mantar: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar is one of the five largest astronomical observatories in India, visited by numerous tourists every day.
• City Palace: Consists of a marvelous sight crammed with palaces, temples, gardens and museums, the City Palace is a royal grandeur, for public display.
On the other side of the city, within the distance of 15-20 km (9.3-12.4mi) are the major tourist attractions including Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Shri Jagat Shiromani Temple, Jal Mahal, Chokhi Dhani, and Hathi Gaon.
Jaipur, the aristocratic center of Rajasthan is a unique reflection of the historic essence and heritage of the country and it is simply evident as one takes the royal entry or exit through the classic railway station of Jaipur.