Jaipur – The Pink City

Jaipur pink city

Introduction

Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnade City Palace complex, which today houses several museum collections of textiles and art.Climate

Jaipur has a semiarid climate. Receiving over 650 millimetres (26 in) of rainfall annually but most rains occur in the monsoon months between June and September. Temperatures remain relatively high during summer from April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) and with little or no humidity and cold waves lead to temperatures near freezing.


 Culture

Jaipur has many cultural sites like Jawahar Kala Kendra  and Ravindra Manch. Government Central Museum hosts several arts and antiquities. There is a government museum at Hawa Mahal and an art gallery at Viratnagar. There are statues depicting Rajasthani culture around the city. They have many traditional shops alsoshops selling antiques and handicrafts. They invited skilled artisans, artists and craftsmen from India and abroad who settled in the city. Some of the crafts include bandhani, block printing, stone carving and sculpture.


Cuisine & Language

Typical dishes include Dal Baati Churma, Missi Roti, Gatte ki Sabzi, Ker Sangri, and Bajre ki Roti.Sweet dishes include Ghevar, Feeni, Mawa Kachori, Gajak, Chauguni ke laddu, and Moong Thal.The main language of Jaipur is Rajasthani. Dhundhari, Marwari, Hindi and English are also spoken in the city.


Distance

268Km Can be done by Flight,Train,Road from DELHI
There is no direct flight to Jaipur available now but you can travel via Delhi or Bombay.

Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport to Jaipur  Airport
Time: 1 hr
Price: Rs 2500-3000

Bus: Kashmiri Gate to Sindhi Camp
Time:5-6 hrs
Price: Rs 200-500

Rail:Delhi NCR to Jaipur Junction
Time: 5-6 hrs
Price:Rs 200-600


Composite entry ticket

This ticket is valid for two days for visiting all or any of the following sites:-Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Nahargarh Fort, vidyadhar garden, Sisodia Rani garden & Isarlat (Sargasooli)

Visitor / Student
Indian visitor Rs – 300 / – each
Indian student Rs – 40 /- each
Overseas visitor Rs – 1000 /- each
Overseas student Rs – 200/- each

Composite entry tickets are available only at the premises of Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar (Observatory)