» City Palace :
Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The major part of the City Palace has been converted in a museum. The royal family of Jaipur is still using remaining part of the palace as a residence. The palace consists of several partial structures like Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal and City Palace Museum. There are different sections of the museum dedicated to subjects like arms and ammunition, textile and costume, and art gallery. The palace is 3.5km.from Jaipur, the best time to make a visit is from October to March and it is opened from 9.30 to 4.30hrs.
» Hawa Mahal :
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) 3km.from Jaipur was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The mahal is a remarkable structure that overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellent views of the city. Built to let the ladies of royal harem watch the royal possessions and the activities on the streets without being observed themselves.
» Amer Fort :
Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside. Inside wall and ceiling of the fort are studded with beautiful glass mirror, which reflect the sunrays in such a way that whole mahal glitters with sparks.
Jaipur is a shopper's paradise. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur famous for embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Jaipurs craft, especially lacquer bangles are famous all over the world. This is one of the few places where the shoppers may actually watch the skilled artisans producing the articles they want to buy. Main shopping areas-Jaipur Handicrafts,Silver and Gems Exports, Aravali Bazaar.
Best Time to Visit
October to March
Mode Of Transport
» By Air :
Sanganer Airport around 11 km is the main air gateway to Jaipur. Delhi-258km, Mumbai-1202km. have direct flights to Jaipur. Indian Airlines flight also connects other major cities like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Agra, kolkata to Jaipur.
» By Rail :
Jaipur and other cities in Rajasthan are very well connected to Delhi through rail transport. Shatabdi Express, Pink City Express and other Jaipur-Delhi trains leave from Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi, but there is no better option then the Palace-on-Wheel, which leaves Delhi on every Wednesday.
» By Road :
City is connected to most of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan as well as Agra. Jaipur is part of the Golden Travel Circuit of India that includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Delhi-Jaipur national highway is one of the finest roads in India. A normal journey takes about five hours. There are also good bus services from Delhi and other important north Indian cities to Jaipur.
» Local Transport :
Autos and Taxis 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 inside the city, you can also look for cycle rickshaws, which are easily available and much cheaper than other transportation modes.
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