About Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is known as the "Pink City" due to its vibrant and culturally rich history. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, Jaipur was designed with meticulous planning and attention to Vastu Shastra, an ancient Indian architectural tradition. The city is renowned for its awe-inspiring architecture, much of which reflects the amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal styles.

Jaipur is a treasure trove of cultural heritage, boasting a rich tapestry of traditions, festivals, and art forms. The Albert Hall Museum, housed in a stunning building resembling a European concert hall, showcases a diverse collection of artifacts, including textiles, paintings, and sculptures, providing a glimpse into Rajasthan's rich cultural history.

The bustling markets of Jaipur are a haven for shopaholics and connoisseurs of traditional crafts. The Johari Bazaar, known for its exquisite jewelry, offers a dazzling array of gemstones, silver, and gold. Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar are famous for their vibrant textiles, including the renowned Bandhani and Lehariya fabrics. The city's skilled artisans are known for their expertise in crafting traditional items like puppets, pottery, and block-printed textiles.

The UNESCO-listed Amer Fort, located just outside Jaipur, is a prime example of the region's artistic finesse, with its intricate mirror work, frescoes, and marble inlays. Jaipur's culinary scene is a delightful journey into the flavors of Rajasthan, with dishes such as Dal Baati Churma and Laal Maas (red meat curry) reflecting the royal heritage and the availability of local ingredients.

Modern Jaipur has embraced modernity with open arms, contributing to its status as one of India's emerging metropolitan centers. The Jawaharlal Nehru Marg is a modern thoroughfare lined with upscale malls, restaurants, and entertainment hubs. The Jaipur Literature Festival, held annually, attracts intellectuals, writers, and literary enthusiasts from around the world, adding a contemporary cultural dimension to the city.

Despite its rich heritage, Jaipur faces challenges such as urbanization, pollution, and the pressure on historical monuments. Efforts by conservationists and the local government are underway to preserve the city's cultural and architectural legacy. Initiatives like the Jaipur Virasat Foundation work towards promoting and safeguarding the city's traditional arts and crafts.

Basic Information
Rajasthani, Hindi, English
467 kmĀ²
Time Zone
Time to Travel
October, November, December, January February, March, April

City Map


  • Jan - Feb12o C - 18o C
  • Mar - Apr8o C - 12o C
  • May - Jun4o C - 8o C
  • Jul - Aug12o C - 16o C
  • Sep - Oct15o C - 18o C
  • Nov - Dec22o C - 30o C

Tours in Jaipur

Walk Tour
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Activities in Jaipur

Whirling Dervishes Show
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Street Food
Local Street Food Tour
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Hotels in Jaipur

Mom Hotel
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Beach Hotel
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Little Sofia
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