Pink City ( Jaipur)

Jaipur, often called “The Pink City”, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is said that during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1905-06, there was a desperate need for the city to appear presentable and hence had to be repainted. But since they did not have enough paint of other colors, the painters painted the whole city pink.

When you talk about Jaipur the first thing that comes to mind is Royalty, Because Jaipur is undoubtedly a city of kings and queens and its unique architecture clearly makes it look Royal and worth visiting. Jaipur is one city, one must have on the wish list for travelling.
It has a timeless appeal, since many of the traditional crafts patronised by the 18th century rulers are still thriving. So, you have streets that are famous for jewellery, tie-and-dye, pottery, ‘meenakari’, leatherwork and stone carvings.The Royalty in Rajasthan is evident in the splendid forts and Palaces of Jaipur where again the cuisine is very special and exclusive to this region.
 
Sight Seeing In And Around Jaipur
 
Hawa Mahal 
Amber Fort
Jaigarh fort
Rambagh Palace
City Palace
Jantar Mantar
Raj Palace
Jai Mahal Palace
Naharganj Fort
Albert Hall Museum
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum 
 
Events And Festivals Which Should Not Be Missed In Jaipur
Jaipur is famous for a number of fairs and festivals , Here are few of them which you dont wanna miss
 
Elephant festival - is usually held in the month of March on the eve of Holi, the festival of colors. Elephants are colorfully decorated and prizes are given for the most beautifully decorated Elephant. 
 
Gangaur festival - is the most important local festival and is observed throughout the state. It is practiced by married and unmarried women to be blessed with good life partners.
 
Teej- marks the arrival of the monsoon month of Shravan(August). Young girls and women dressed in green clothes sing songs to welcome the rains.
 
Sheetal Mata Fair- is held in March-April on a nearby small hill temple where the temple stands. A market comes up at the fair site and local materials are traded and sold. Cattle fair is also held in which bullocks, horse, etc so sold.
 
How To Reach Jaipur
 
By Plane
Jaipur is located around 13 kilometres from the city and has a number of flights connecting the city from all the major cities of India.Since its a International Airport there are flight landings from Dubai, Doha and Muscat.
 
By Train
Jaipur, being the capital of the state of Rajasthan, is a popular destination of most Indian tour itineraries. Jaipur’s image as a major tourist  destination for cultural enthusiasts relates to a highly smooth system of Indian Railways network which connects it to the rest of the country.Jaipur is a particular favorite with luxury train journeys and prominent Indian luxury trains like the Maharaja Express.
 
By Road
Jaipur is well connected by road to Delhi and Agra and other towns of the region.
 
Where To Stay In Jaipur
Searching for a place to stay in Jaipur is not a difficult task as you can pick and choose from several lodging options depending on your budget. The hotel choices range from heritage properties and 5-star luxury hotels to mid-rung and budget hotels.For best prices you can check online and get the best deals fixed.
 
Jaipur is one of the ideal places to try out some authentic Rajasthani cuisines like Dal Batti churma, Mawa Kachori and Ghewar. Chokhi Dhaani at Tonk Road is great for the perfect Rajasthani meal.
 
Jaipur is perfect for a Family vacation, Shopoholics,Honeymooners.
Jaipur is a hub for Textile and Garment Industry.Exporting of Ethinic womens Indian wear goes around the world from here, including Antics, Jewellery ,Statues,Paintings and mnay more stuff.
 
Women travellers need to get an empty suitcase while Travelling to Jaipur, so that you could go crazy shopping and fill in your baggage as much as possible for friends and relatives.