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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.

14. Sightseeing

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.

Helpline Numbers

STD CODE- 0141

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

Fire Station

Toll Free 101 Bani Park 2201898
Bais Godam 2211258 Ghat Gate 2615550
VKI Area 2332573 MI Road 2375925

Eye Bank

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

Flight Enquiry

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

Emergency Contacts

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

Garima Helpline

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

Cultural Centres

Birla Auditorium 2385224 Jawahar Kala Kendra 2706560
Ravindra Manch 2619061
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