Jaipur is a colourful dot in the golden sand of desert state, Rajasthan. The exotic place once ruled by Rajput rulers reflects the legacy in its monuments, museum and observatory. These are Jaipur tour attractions that travellers across the world quench their curiosity with. Explore the best of Rajasthan in Jaipur tour. Pinkcity is the most favorite destination of Rajasthan for its tremendous history and is known for different colors of cultures.
Jaipur is best place to spend leisure time. You can enjoy picturesque pink settlements, narrow curvy lanes, traditional crafts and food. Book Jaipur trip with travel operator who has extensive experience in travel planning. Online booking can also be made through Maharaja Trails that is based in Jaipur itself. The travel operator has many Rajasthan tour packages of different durations. You can book same day tour package for Jaipur travel on Maharaja Trails if you are short of time.
1. The Golden Triangle
Momentous city of Jaipur is a heritage carried in its rich culture. The city completes the Golden Triangle circuit in North India with Delhi and Agra. These three cities are landscape of Indian ethnicity in flying colors. One can enjoy site trips to the World Heritage listed Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur and the Tiger reserve, Ranthambore National Park while on tour to Jaipur.
2. Overview of Jaipur
Pinkcity of Rajasthan Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan. It was founded by the ruler of Amer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1727. This city attracts huge number of domestic and foreign tourists’ for its colorful and versatile culture, heritage, art and architecture. It is reckoned as tenth most populous city in the country. The sugary pink color coated structures captivates hearts and its culture conquers souls. Royal palaces, marvelous forts, splendid havelis, peaceful temples and lush green gardens makes Jaipur tour most appealing and alluring.
3. The Culture
The legendary city of Rajput’s, Jaipur is not only famous for its historical monuments; it represents strong culture. Jaipur tour invites to relish traditional sumptuous cuisine; folk music and dance; traditional music instruments like Ektara, Sarangi, Jhalar; heavy and colorful clothes and jewelry of the women and colorful turbans and embroidered leather shoes of men’s carries some wonderful memories of diversified, rich and vibrant culture.
4. Crafts that speaks of traditions
Traditional meenakari jewelry, carved silver jewelry, ethnic wear, block print fabric, gemstones, bagru print, zari, gota work, miniature paintings, Bandhej/ Bandhni sarees, kurtas and dress materials, embroidered juttis, carpets and incredible handicrafts that fills color in lives are Jaipur tour attractions as well.
5. Exclusive fairs
Colorful and flamboyant festivals like the Camel festival, Kite festival, Elephant festival; Gangaur and Teej are best time to visit Jaipur. The ideal period for Jaipur trip is between October and March as most of the festivals fall between this period as well as weather is pleasant too. Special processions (sawari and jhanki) on Teej and Janmashtmi are thrilling. The large number of tourists prefers to visit the city at the time of festivals for having a lifetime delightful experience. Jaipur Literature Festival is a grand annual event where entire literary world seemed to congregate at Hotel Diggi Palace.
6. Best stays
The city has many five star and heritage hotels for luxurious stay. Palaces and havelis turned into hotels not only make your stay comfortable but is an unforgettable experience of royal legacy. Rambagh Palace and Raj Mahal are palaces turned hotels while Samode haveli and Hotel Diggi Palace are noble havelis turned hotels whose bedecked rooms and suites are divine after a refreshing traditional Rajasthani welcome. Lush gardens surrounding spaces boasts romantic detailing to Rajasthan tour. The extensive list of best stays does not stops here numerous other choices are also available.
7. Heritage outings
Elaborate architecture of forts and palaces makes Jaipur tour interesting. Hawa Mahal aka. Palace of winds is the top reason to visit Jaipur. The stories attached to it can be heard from children. Elephant ride in courtyards of Amer fort; City palace, Jaigarh, Nahargarh fort, Jal Mahal may give awesome experience of elderly times. Places like chokhi dhani, swapan lok and virasat serves traditional background of Rajasthan along with tasty food.
8. Destination for Hollywood and Bollywood films
Jaipur locations attracted National and International film makers. Pink city and nearby areas on celluloid were seen in K. Asif’s blockbuster Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Satyajit Ray directed thriller Sonar Kella (1971), Guide, Veer (2010), German biographical motion picture Das wilde Leben, Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6 at Sambhar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) shot at Mandawa to name a few.
9. Things to do
Unlike the metro cities Jaipur is a traditional city. The city has couple of discotheques for youth to enjoy nightlife and bars in hotels. Travellers who come on Jaipur tour indulge in beauty of monuments and gardens so much that sightseeing is their priority. Secondly, tourists don’t forget to have Rajasthani savory dishes, especially dal-batti-churma.
10. Moving within city
Radio cabs, taxis, rickshaw, low floor buses and metro trains are available for easy mobility. One can take cycle-rickshaw for short distances where as sharing basis auto are equally suitable to travel around the city.
11. Tour Planners
Several online and offline tour agencies can customize your travel plan. Well planned tour to Jaipur saves from hassles upfront. Maharaja Trails is an online travel expert providing guided Jaipur tour. Travel service providers or tour operators in Jaipur plan both domestic and international family and business tours with precision.
12. Health in & around
There are well-equipped hospitals, healthcare care centers and clinics in Jaipur and its neighborhood. Quality medical facilities are also one of the reasons for Jaipur tour. Government medical hospital Swai Mansingh Hospital, Jay Kay Lon Hospital for children, Jaipuria Hospital, Naryana Hridulay, Fortis and Soni Manipal Hospital are of great help to sick. Besides these, Chakrapani Ayurved Hospital and Naturopathy centers in Jaipur and Bassi are popular choices for those who do not want allopathic treatment.
13. Food & Restaurants/Hotels
Restaurants are hangout places for friends or sharing romantic moments between couples. Jaipur people are complete foodie. Thus there are more than 335 hotels and restaurants offering conventional Rajasthani cuisine as well as other Indian and European cuisines.
Rooftop restaurants, cafeterias, Resto-lounge, leisure hotels and luxury hotels serve tasty food at great price. Your Jaipur trip is incomplete without tasting savory dishes served in them.
Jaipur tour attractions are – Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Laxmi Narayan temple and Chokhi Dhani. Rajasthan tourism department runs air cooled tourist buses for city tour.
15. Things to buy -
Jaipur’s bazaars are laden with assortment of merchandise that shopaholics can unearth. One must not forget to include these famous local traditional shopping destinations ‘Bapu Bazar’, ‘Haldiyon Ka Rasta’, ‘Kishanpol Bazar’, ‘Badi Chaupar’, ‘Choti Chaupar, ‘M.I Road’ while travelling to Jaipur for carrying some wonderful memories with you. ‘Johari Bazaar’ must be the market to pick colorful gemstones, gold and silver jewelry. One can find handicraft showrooms on Hawa Mahal road. Handicraft shopping complete your Jaipur tour.
16. Gems of Jaipur
Jaipur is native to many prominent personalities and businesses who have contributed to film, jewelry, sports and politics. Television heart throb Rajeev Khandelwal, versatile actor Irrfan Khan, folk singer Ila Arun, vetran actor Asrani, model Jesse Randhawa, Amrapali Jewellers, Surana Jewellers and Hawa Mahal has done India proud on world map.
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Rajasthan Tourism Department
|Government of India Tourist Office, Khasa Kothi||2372200||Tourism Information Centre, Khasa Kothi||2371363|
|Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam||2378892||ITDC, Khasa Kothi, MI Road||2368461|
Rajasthan Tourism offices
|Tourist Info Bureau Tourist Hotel, MI Road||2375466||Tourist Info Railway Station Platform No.1||2315714, 2200778, 2201364|
|Tourist Info Bureau Sanganer Airport||2722647||RTDC transport unit, Hotel Gangaur||2371648|
|Tourist Office, Near Elephant Stand, Amer||2530264||Tourist Info Bureau, Sindhi Camp||2206720|
|Toll Free||101||Bani Park||2201898|
|Bais Godam||2211258||Ghat Gate||2615550|
|VKI Area||2332573||MI Road||2375925|
|Eye Bank Society of Rajasthan||2604117, 9829059005|
Roadways Bus Services
|24 hrs Control Room, Head Office||2374670, 2373044||Deluxe Bus Reservation||2205790|
|Accident Cell, Sindhi Camp||2207908|
|Go Air||6500803||Jet Airways (Airport)||2551352, 2551354|
|Jet Airways (City)||5112222, 5112223||Indian Airlines (Reservation Office)||2721333|
|Indian Airlines (Reservation Office)||2721333||Indian Airlines (DM Office)||2721519|
|Indian Airlines (City)||2743500||Indigo (Airport)||5119993|
|Kingfisher (Airport)||2723485, 2720775||SpiceJet||5119882|
|Jaipur Airport||2721149, 2550623|
|Toll free (Police)||101||Control Room, Jaipur City (Police)||2575715|
|Rural (Police)||2577554||Traffic (Police)||2565630|
|East (Accidental Cell)||2567436||West (Accidental Cell)||2577717|
|North (Accidental Cell)||256872||South (Accidental Cell)||575171|
|Toll Free (Ambulance)||102||Toll Free (AIDS)||1051|
|Toll Free (Crime Police)||1090||Toll Free (Child)||1098|
|Toll Free (Electric)||1912|
|Mobile Number||(+91) 7891091111||Jaipur Municipal Corporation Control Room||2742900|
|Citizen Helpline||2743190||PBX||5108405, 5105157, 5113425, 2742781, 2741061|
|Fax – Commissioner HQ||5101455||Help In Suffering||3245673/2760012|
|Weather Department||2790194||Passport Office||2711201, 2702515, 2711160|
|Jaipur Development Authority||2563234, 2566449|
|Birla Auditorium||2385224||Jawahar Kala Kendra||2706560|