jaipur Travel Guide

Welcome to Jaipur

Jaipur,The Pink City 

Introduction 
Jaipur is the largest city and Capital of Rajasthan which is also known as Pinky City. It is called so because a large number of the tourist places in Jaipur are of the terracotta pink color, such as the forts, havelis and palaces. It was founded by the Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1927. Jaipur is worldwide famous for unique Architecture, Vastu,Astrology,Forts,Monuments,Palaces, Art and Craft, Culture and last but not least for unique Food. Jaipur is known as Heritage City because of its rich heritage culture, customs, traditions, fairs and festivals, civilization, and hundreds years old forts and monuments. The glorious architecture of Jaipur the Pink City is renowned across the world. Main attractions of Jaipur tour are Amber fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Galta temple, Birla temple, Govind dev ji temple and Albert hall museum for sight seeing.

Accomodation 
The tourists can have various options for stay in the city of Jaipur. Several Budget hotels and guest houses are available at affordable cost. Hotels in Jaipur and Heritage resorts have a regal atmosphere that give you a glimpse of the princely state of Rajasthan.

Festivals

Gangaur
Gangaur festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and religious fervor in Jaipur. It is a festival celebrated by women folk. Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati are worshipped this day with great devotion. It is celebrated in the Chaitra month of Hindu calendar, that fall in the months of March and April. Women sing devotional songs and make clay idols of Shiva and Parvati to worship.


Kite festival
The Kite festival is celebrated in the month of January on the day of Makar Sankranti. The Sankrant marks the movement of sun towards the northern hemisphere. Several kite competitions are organized across the state of Rajasthan. The International Kite festival with participants from all over the world is organized by the Rajasthan State Government and the Jaipur sky is filled with colorful kites during this three day festival.


Teej
Teej is a traditional festival, in which women and girls participate. They worship goddess Parvati. They sing songs, perform folk dances, dress up beautifully in new clothes and jewellery, and apply Mehendi on their palms. Girls pray for their future life partners, while married women worship for the long life and prosperity of their husbands.

Places to visit 

Amber Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Jal Mahal

Hawa Mahal

City Palace

Galta Temple

Birla Temple

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Area 645 kmĀ²
Population 6663971
Language Hindi
Pin Code 141

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