Jaipur city is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. It is located in the semi-deserted land near the eastern side. Some of the most ancient palaces and monuments are present in the city of jaipur. Most of the houses in the city are painted pink. Because of this fact, jaipur is also popularly known as the ‘pink city of India’. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was the founder of the city of jaipur. The city covers an area of over 200 square kilometres. Banganaga River and the Banas River are the two water sources of the jaipur district. The jaipur district’s administrative sector is headed by this city. It is located at an altitude of about 431 metres above the level of the sea. Jaipur international airport is situated in close proximity to the city of jaipur. The nearest railhead is the jaipur railway station.

Places to visit in jaipur:

Hawa Mahal: Hawa mahal was known as the ‘Janana Deori’ previously. It was constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. It has a fanciful architecture which consists of a 5 storeys pyramidical facade.

City Palace: City palace is a popular tourist destination in jaipur. It was constructed by maharaja jai Singh. It is an architectural beauty and blends the Mughal and Rajasthan styles together.

Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar is situated just next to the city Palace. It was constructed between the years 1727 and 1733 by one of the observatories of Raja Jai Singh. It is constructed with marble as well as stone.

Birla Mandir: The birla mandir is located very close to the popular moti dungri fort. It is constructed with white marble and is dedicated to goddess Laxmi and her husband lord Narayan.

Central museum: it is one of the most famous museums of Rajasthan and is situated in the rama niwas garden. Sir Swinton Jacob designed the museum’s marble structure.

Languages spoken: The major languages that are spoken in the pink city of India are Hindi, English as well as rajasthani.

Best time to visit Jaipur: The temperature in jaipur during the summers is around 45 degrees maximum and a minimum of 26 degrees. During the winter season, the temperature ranges between 5 degrees and 22 degrees. The time which is ideal for planning a trip to the city is from the months of October till March. It is not advisable to visit jaipur during the scorching heat of the summer.

How to reach Jaipur: Jaipur can be reached by air. The airport is located at a distance of 13 kilometres from the city. The major cities of India are connected by the domestic airlines to jaipur. Amongst the railway stations in Rajasthan, the jaipur railway station is one of the most popular. Tourists prefer the railways over air because the train fares are comparatively cheaper.it is also possible to reach jaipur through road .The bus service of jaipur is quite remarkable. Tourists can avail the AC coaches as well as the deluxe buses.

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