Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (with photos)

Jaipur (Hindi: जयपुर) also called as the Pink City is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Most of the walls of the houses & the stones used are pink in colour, hence the city looks pink & so called as pink city. It was the first planned city in India when the Rajput Kings were ruling the city.

Jaipur, Rajasthan attracts a lot of foreign tourists because of its beautiful palaces & other world heritage sites. If you want to enjoy the beautiful palaces, forts, lakes, temples, Indian folk dances, desert safaris & camel rides in the thar desert, then do visit Rajasthan.

Jantar Mantar

Places of interest in Jaipur:
* City Palace
* Jantar Mantar - World Heritage Site
* Hawa Mahal
* Jal Mahal
* Amber fort
* Birla Temple (Lakshmi Narayan Mandir)
* Jaigarh fort
* Nahargarh fort

View of the fort from Birla Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)

Getting there:
By Road:
Jaipur is around 260 km from New Delhi on NH8, the road is too good.

By Train:
Jaipur is connected by train from most of the major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Lucknow, Trivandrum, ...
Also the famous luxurious train "The Palace on Wheels" makes a scheduled stop here.

By Air:
Jaipur International Airport has direct flight service from most of the middle east asian countries & domestic connectivity to all major cities in India.

Amber Fort

Place where the song "Bholi Bhali Ladki" from "Sabse Bada Khiladi" movie was filmed

Seesh Mahal


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