Jaipur also popularly known as the 'Pink City' is the capital and largest city of the Rajasthan Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. In 1876 Jaipur was colored in terracotta pink to welcome Prince Albert, and thus the name "Pink City" was attached with the city. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. Jaipur has some big and famous areas in India like Mansarovar, Vaishali Nagar, Sanganer, Jhotwada,Amba-Bari, Raja Park etc. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. In Jaipur there is a colony of 60 monkeys. The town of Jaipur is built in the form of an eight-part Mandala known as the 'Pithapada'. Nine signifies the nine planets of the ancient astrological zodiac. It is well known that Sawai Jai Singh II was a great astronomer and a town planner, and hence the 'Pithapada'. Also, the commercial shops are designed in multiples of nine (27), having one cross street for a planet. Jaipur district is a centre for both traditional and modern industries. It is famous as largest exporter of gold, diamond and stone jewelery in Asia and the only city finishing blue diamond, or tanzanite, in the world. Jaipur has a number of forts and monuments like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Central Museum, Albert Hall Museum. The city is dotted with beautiful gardens and parks.
|Best Time To Visit: October to March.|
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Jaipur International Airport is situated in its satellite town of Sanganer, at a distance of 10 km from city center and offers sporadic service to major domestic and international locations. The Terminal 1 is used for both international and domestic flights, while Terminal 2 is reserved for domestic carriers. Frequently, during winter, many flights for Indira Gandhi International Airport are diverted to Jaipur airport due to heavy fog in Delhi.
The city of Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and is centrally located which is connected to all parts of Rajasthan and New delhi, Uttar pradesh, Haryana, Madhya pradesh, Gujarat.
|Jaipur is connected to Delhi and a number of towns within Rajasthan.|