About Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital is an historical city and also a gateway to the princely state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the most vibrant destinations in India. Also the largest city in the state it is also known as the Pink City because of the trademark color of the stone used exclusively in the walled city.

Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, the Raja Of Amer. He planned to shift his capital from Amer, 11 km from Jaipur to accommodate the growing population and increasing scarcity of water. Jaipur was planned based on the principles of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra. The construction of the city began in 1727 and took four years to complete the major roads, offices and palaces.

The city was painted pink to welcome prince Edward VII and Queen Victoria. Many of the avenues remained painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city.

Weather in Jaipur

Jaipur experiences four distinct seasons - Spring (February - March), Summer (April - September), fall/autumn (October) and Winter (November - January ). Summers are very hot with an average daily high temperature of 45℃ (104℉). Winters are cold with few sunny days, and with a daytime average of 6 ℃ (37 ℉).During the post-monsoon season in September, Jaipur gets hot spell once again. In winters, the city of Jaipur observes bright and pleasant sunny days, though the temperature can reach a low of around 3℃ during the nights.

The best time to visit Jaipur is during winters, when the weather is pleasant and very favorable to travel around the royal city of Jaipur.

How to Reach Jaipur

By Road

There is an excellent bus service between Jaipur to Delhi by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) with buses approximately every half an hour both sides. Jaipur is approximately 277 km from Delhi and it takes around five hours to reach Jaipur via the National Highway 8.

By Train

Jaipur is well connected by train,With daily trains to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Agra, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Kota, Alwar and Ajmer. Daily connections are also available for Udaipur, Chhatisgarh, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Kolkata, Jammu, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Kanpur, Roorkee, Haridwar, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal.
Long-distance trains arrive from many other major cities including Lucknow, Allahabad, Benaras, Vadodara, Surat, Nagpur, Bilaspur, Raipur, Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Goa, Mangalore, Kozhikode and Kochi.

There are three major railway stations Jaipur Junction (main station), Durgapura and Gandhinagar (Jaipur). All trains stop at Jaipur Junction and a few trains stop at Durgapura and Gandhinagar stations also.

By Air

Jaipur Airport is situated in the satellite town of Sanganer and has daily domestic air links with many Indian cities such as Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Indore.

Apart from its historical abundance , the city of Jaipur is also a major hub for coaching institutes like Allen career institute and Akash institute which help students prepare for various engineering and medical institutes.

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