Jaipur, the stunning capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is a hub for tourists and visitors from all over the world.
During the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1905-06, there was a desperate need for the city to appear presentable and hence had to be repainted. But since they did not have enough paint of other colors, the painters painted the whole city pink.
Jaipur was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727. It was designed by architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The architecture of the city was considered way ahead of its time and planned in a scientific manner based on the Shilpashastra. It took around four years for the major spots in the city to be completed.
Best Season / Best time to visit Jaipur
- Winters (December-February) can touch a low mercury level of 4°C. This is the most ideal time for holidaying, sightseeing, and engaging various tourist activities.
- Summers (April-May) has hot climate and the temperature can reach up to scorching 47°C. Most tourists don’t prefer booking holiday packages for Jaipur in summer months due to extreme hot weather.
- Monsoons (June-September) brings medium to heavy rainfalls in Jaipur. Those who enjoy rains and nature enthusiasts can visit during monsoon days.
How to reach Jaipur
By Air: Sanagner Airport is located at 13 kms from the main pink city at Sanganer. Many domestic airlines provides the regular service to Jaipur from many Indian cities directly and with one stop at reasonable fares. Taxis are available from airport to any part of the city and can also be hired for longer distances.
By Rail: Jaipur is well connected to almost every part of India through the means of Indian Railways. There are several trains which connect this city to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Agra, Kota, Alwar, Jodhpur, Alwar, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Bikaner, Udaipur, Barmer, Jammu, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Haridwar, Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Roorkee, and Kanpur.
By Road: Jaipur has the excellent road connectivity with the major Indian cities. State buses of Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation connect Jaipur to all cities in Rajasthan.