Jaipur- The capital of Rajasthan – is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh. It is India’s first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Jaipur is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly coloured buildings, which were originally painted this color to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Mughal cities. The present earthy red color originates from repainting of the buildings undertaken for a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1876.
It hosts several attractions like the City Palace, GovindDevji Temple, VidhanSabha, Birla Temple, Museums, several massive Rajput forts and so on. It also serves as a stepping stone for travelers heading to the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
Now Jaipur is growing fast and various development projects are being undertaken by the government and private enterprises. The town planning and infrastructure development in Jaipur is quite above the mark relative to many other Indian cities.
MAIN TOURIST SPOTS IN JAIPUR
ALBERT HALL MUSEUM
Laxmi Narayan Temple
HOW TO REACH
Jaipur is well connected by road, rail and air to major destinations in India. Jaipur International Airport or Sanganer Airport is located at around 13 km from the main city. The airport is served by flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and various other cities. Taxis can be availed from this airport to travel to the city centre, which usually cost about INR 200.
Direct express trains and passenger trains are also operational between Jaipur Junction Railway Station and other cities to reach Jaipur. These trains are available on daily basis and cost as per the travel class and distance. Taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available from the station which is about a kilometer away from the city centre.
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) buses operating in the state connect with some of the major locations in the country. Direct RSRTC buses are also available from Delhi to reach the Sindhi Camp Bus Stand in the city.