Travel to Jaipur | Places to Visit in Jaipur | Jaipur Day Tour
After Agra, the next great destination in India Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit is Jaipur in Rajasthan. One can travel to Jaipur via Agra, or one can take recourse to various direct Delhi to Jaipur travel options like superfast trains, luxury limousines or a short hop by air. Once in Jaipur, there are again various options for local Jaipur tour, which offer incredible diversity as regards budget, comfort levels, time and novelty of experience. As soon as you have found your moorings in this great city, you are confronted with the question of picking up places of Jaipur, which you would like to visit first. In any such priority list, the local Amber Fort is certain to find a place, in view of its majestic presence and its location on the Maota Lake.
In popular lingo, Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India, because of the pink walls and privately-owned pink buildings found in the old quarter of the city. This strange phenomenon occurred due to a royal diktat, as a mark of respect for the visiting Prince of Wales way back in 1853 during colonial times.
Otherwise, one is certain to be fascinated by this wonderful city, surrounded by rugged Aravalli Hills endowed with fascinating royal heritage and excellently preserved palaces and monuments, which together lets you get a peek into the royal lifestyle in their days of glory. This city was originally conceived in 1727 by a famous Rajput warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II, who ruled the region during 1699 1744. He was already well settled in his ancestral palace Amber Fort, but looking for more space and better facilities, he decided to build Jaipur as a city of his dreams.
As such, one can safely declare that Jaipur is the first planned city in modern India, for which the king undertook great pains and spared no expense and effort into its design, while giving it a rectangular shape comprising nine blocks. He earmarked two of these blocks for state buildings and royal palaces, while throwing open the other seven blocks for the public.
Apart from the Amber Fort and Palace, the city is adorned with some major tourist Attractions of north India, which include the City Palace, Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of the Winds, the Nahargarh Fort, the Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum, apart from the Galta ji Monkey Temple and finally the Dera Amer Elephant Safari.
Not only for its royal monuments, Jaipur is also famous for its unique handicrafts and handlooms, translucent blue pottery, and most importantly for its incredible range of jewelry designs crafted with high quality gold and other precious metals and encrusted with finest of gems and priceless jewels.
How to visit Jaipur: Tourists have many options and ways to reach Jaipur. But for those have only day or two available, we could suggest one day tour to Jaipur via train or car.