Jaipur – Pink City
Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. As of 2011, the city had a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. It is located 268 km (167 miles) from the national capital New Delhi.
Jaipur was founded in 1727 by the Rajput ruler Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, after whom the city is named. It was one of the earliest planned cities of modern India, designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. During the British Colonial period, the city served as the capital of Jaipur State. After independence in 1947, Jaipur was made the capital of the newly formed state of Rajasthan.
Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra (240 km, 149 mi). It also serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (348 km, 216 mi), Jaisalmer (571 km, 355 mi), Udaipur (421 km, 262 mi), Kota (252 km, 156 mi) and Mount Abu (520 km, 323 mi). Jaipur is located 616 km from Shimla.
On 6 July 2019, UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur the "Pink City of India" among its World Heritage Sites. The city is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar.
Best season to visit October to February is the best time to visit Kumbhalgarh.
Best Buys Wooden Articles, Toys, and other handicraft articles.
Temperature The city's average temperature remains below 20 °C or 68 °F between December and February.
Climate Jaipur has a monsoon-influenced hot semi-arid climate with long, extremely hot summers and short, mild to warm winters.
Best Activities Visit Temples, Jaipur Joo
Best season to visit October to February.
Clothing Light Woollens/Heavy Woollens
Location In the north Indian state of Rajasthan.
Altitude 431 meters above sea level
Population 3.1 million
STD Code 0141
Languages Hindi, Rajasthani, English