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Jaipur Travel Guide

Name: Jaipur
Area: 467 sq. km. (180 sq. mi)
Population: 3,073,000
Language: English, Hindi, Rajasthani
State: Rajasthan
Currency: Indian Rupee
Time Zone: UTC + 5:30 (IST)
Religions and Beliefs: Hinduism, Islam, Jainism and Sikhism

Dubbed as the “Pink City”, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state and one of the "Golden Triangle" tourist cities, blessed with lots of pink architecture and walls, and even local women prefer pink saris. Located on the 261 kilometers (162 mi) southwest of India’s capital New Delhi, Jaipur in northern India is composed of the “old town” and “new city”, where modernity and history coexist in a pleasing cultural harmony. The “old town” has many ancient ornate Indian architecture like Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and City Palace while the “new city” is dotted with new buildings such as train stations, luxurious hotels like Jal Mahal. Besides, Jaipur is the center of the jewelry trade and visitors can get cultured by attending the Elephant Festival in March.

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Best Places to Visit

With a pink theme, Jaipur has so much to offer and will highlight your India trip. There are lots of famous places to visit in Jaipur where tourists can admire the exotic architecture, and local cultural ruins. Amer Fort combining the architecture styles of Hindu and Mughal is a must-see one on your Jaipur travel. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are the symbols of the pink Jaipur, and the 950 pink windows of Hawa Mahal resembles a honeycomb. In addition to these, be sure to visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory where tourists can admire the largest stone sundial in the world.

Best Time to Visit Jaipur: October to March

Jaipur is a semi-desert area, due to which, the city is very hot in summer. On the Jaipur travel during the time of October to March, people can expect pleasant weather with less intense sunlight and cool and dry climate since this time belongs to the cool season. The average temperature is between 5-22℃ (41-71.6 ℉), which means it can be chilly in the morning and evening. So in the daytime, you could wear thin and breathable clothes like shirts and dresses. And take some jackets and sweaters in case of cold nights.

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Ranking List of Jaipur Food

Jaipur is a paradise for gourmets where you can get a lot of culinary surprises. People in Jaipur are mostly vegetarians, many of whom follow the Hindu religion or are Muslims, so many of the restaurants in Jaipur offer vegetarian meals. Dal Baati Churma is a deep-fried bread with a ball shape. Ghevar is a popular sweet dish made from flour, sugar, and milk. Mava Kachori is also a sweet delicacy filled with solid milk, pistachios and cashews. Besides, the Kulfi Faluda - a kind of Indian ice cream cannot be missed.

Best Restaurants in Jaipur
  • The Rajput Room:  Lobby Level Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur 302005, India. It is suitable for vegetarians, and mainly serves Indian, Asian food and also gluten-free food.
  • Hawk View Restaurant and Bar:  76 Chandi Ki Taksal Rajamal Ka Talab Road, near City Palace and Hawa Mahal. It is famous for the nice views and bar atmosphere and very good at Indian and Asian food.
  • Peacock Restaurant at Hotel Pearl Palace:  51 Hathroi Fort Marg, near Vidhakpuri Police Station. Its menu includes Italian, European, Chinese, and Asian dishes that offer to vegetarians.
Where to Stay in Jaipur - 51% Choose the Old Town of Jaipur

The old town of Jaipur becomes the top choice due to the convenient transportation and famous attractions like City Palace nearby. Tourists can choose luxury hotels like Rambagh Palace or homestays at an affordable price. The Bani Park, close to Jaipur Junction Railway Station, is dotted with budget and mid-range hotels and you can easily find best restaurants and heritages sites on your Jaipur travel. Hotels near the airport provide convenience for many tourists. The Marriott Hotel can be taken into account, which is equipped with bars and a wonderful spa. Also, more great hotels can be found in Amer Road.

Jaipur airport owns both domestic and international airlines that connecting many cities in the world like Dubai, Beijing, and Los Angeles. It takes one hour from Delhi to Jaipur by air. Jaipur has 3 railway stations and the Jaipur Junction Railway Station is the main station in Jaipur. The journey time from Jaipur Junction Railway Station to Delhi varies from 4.5 to 9.5 hours due to different trains, and the price range for the tickets is INR 213 - INR 1,386. The station is not far from the old town, and can be reached and returned by auto-rickshaw.

If you’re planning a Jaipur travel from Delhi by bus, it takes 6 hours. There are almost 170 buses running between the two places. Hiring a self-driven car or taxi is also a good choice from Delhi to Jaipur, which takes 5 hours. Also, the auto-rickshaw is a popular way to wander around the pink city. Generally, the auto-rickshaw costs about ₹ 25 within 2km and ₹8/km for the extra distance.

Top Shopping Markets
  • Johri Bazaar:  Ramganj Bazaar, Old City, Jaipur, near the Jaipur Main Bus Stop. It is famed for precious jewelry with delicate design and shape, and beautiful hand-made necklaces.
  • Tripolia Bazaar:  Tripolia Bazar Street, Jaipur, India. Here tourists can shop for lac jewelry with various materials. The bangle is the most popular one for shopping.
  • Bapu Bazaar:  Bapu Bazaar Road, Pink City, Jaipur 302001, near Jantar Mantar. You can buy a variety of beautiful carpets and exquisite handicrafts in this place at a fair price.

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