Jaipur Sightseeing Tour in India:
Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and who, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old Town, or “Pink City” for its characteristic building color. At the center of its stately network of streets (notable in India) stands the opulent colonnaded City Palace complex. You can see here beautiful Gardens, Palaces, Courtyards, and Museums, part of it is still a royal residence. here in this article, you should know all about Jaipur Sightseeing Tour in India.
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Why is Jaipur Called the Pink City?
Being one of the planned cities of modern India, Jaipur is known as the Pink City due to the predominant use of color in its buildings. You must be wondering why the buildings are pink in the first place. Well, there’s a bit of history to that as well.
In 1853, to welcome the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to the city, Sawai Ram Singh ordered all royal and government buildings to be painted in a sandstone color, after which the city was called the Pink City.
Places to Visit in Jaipur:
- Birla Mandir
- Hawa Mahal
- Patrika Gate
- Amber Fort
- Fort Jaigarh
- Nahargarh Fort
- Charan Mandir
- Albert Hall Museum
- Jal Mahal
- Panna Meena Ki Kund
- City Palace
- Jantar Mantar
How to Reach
Jaipur International Airport (airport code: JAI, 11 km) at Sanganer is the main airport in Jaipur. Taxi and bus services are available outside the airport.
Jaipur Junction is the nearest railway station in pink city. Also, it serves as the headquarters of the North Western Railway zone. It is linked to many major cities and is the busiest railway junction in Rajasthan.
The popular luxury train “Palace On Wheels” departs from here. There are other luxury trains such as Maharaja Express and Deccan Odyssey which offer guided city tours of Jaipur.
By the Road:
Here, we suggest you opt for the Jaipur sightseeing tour package by car and visit Jaipur with your own driver and vehicle with a happy tour.
As a result, One of the simplest ways to reach Jaipur is by bus. Jaipur is well connected to all nearby major cities such as Jodhpur (351 Km), Ajmer (132 Km), Bikaner (335 Km), Jaisalmer (556 Km), Delhi (283 Km), Udaipur (394 Km), and Ahmedabad. (679 km)
Where to Stay:
For luxury options, you can stay in one of the Havelis that offer a full ethnic experience. For a budget stay, you can choose hostels like Zostel, Mustache, Hostel, or Hosteller. Choose according to your needs from other options that include homestays, villas, resorts, and apartments.
Where to Eat:
Many restaurants in Jaipur serve authentic Rajasthani cuisine. The food tastes great and you are sure to want more. Pyaaz Kachori (fried snack), Shrikhand (a sweet curd dish), Baluchi (vegetable sauce, that tastes best with garlic naan), Laal Maas (mutton curry), and Rabdi Ghevar (dessert) are some of the famous dishes you should try in Jaipur.
Purchases and Shopping:
Jaipur is not more than majestic forts and centuries-old museums, but also a shopper’s paradise. It is famous for all kinds of handicrafts including terracotta, stone carving, sandalwood art, blue pottery, enamel work, and wood and metal crafts. Few famous bazaars are mentioned here.
- One of the largest jewelry and ornament markets.
- Famous for leather goods, Mojiri shoes, and Rajasthani fabrics
- Known for its lacquer jewelry and looms
- Traditional shopping places for arts and crafts products.
- Home for bedspreads, certain, and duvets.