Jaipur


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Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, is one of the most fascinating cities of India. The capital city of Rajasthan, the most colorful and culturally rich state of India, Jaipur was founded in 1727 AD by the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh.

In order to create an impression of the red sandstone structures of Mughal cities, Jaipur was painted with pink color at the time of its construction, and so derives the famous title of Pink City. The historic city of Jaipur was, however, repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales, and later Edward VII. Regarded as the first well planned city in India, Jaipur is built in accordance to the Shilpa Shastra- the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Jaipur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors including forts, palaces, temples, and a vibrant and colorful culture that never fails to impress its visitors. You too can experience the enchantment of Jaipur, on tours to Jaipur, with India Travel Portal.

Located at about 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra, Jaipur forms the famous "Golden Triangle of India" along with Delhi and Agra. Situated in the northeastern part of Rajasthan, Jaipur is bordered by the districts of Alwar, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Ajmer, Nagaur and Bikaner.

Jaipur has a number of beautiful and historic monuments. To know more about tourist attractions in Jaipur, please click here:    Tourist Attractions in Jaipur

How to Reach Jaipur

By Air: Jaipur has a domestic airport, located just 12 km from the city. Jaipur is connected by regular flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ahmedabad. Almost all major domestic airlines operate from Jaipur.

By Rail: Jaipur is directly connected to many cities and towns of India by rail. Some of the finest Indian trains like the Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi Express, and The Pink City Express also connect Jaipur with Delhi, the capital city of India.

By Road: Jaipur has a good network of roads and the city is well connected to major cities of India by road. National Highways (NH) No. 8 & 11 pass through the city. Frequent Rajasthan State Transport buses connect Jaipur to other cities of Rajasthan and north India.

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