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Jaipur Travelling

Location

Jaiput the third corner of India's Golden Traingle is just 300 km southwest of Delhi and 200 km west of Agra.

Elephant Ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur

India's Pink City

Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh. The pink hue of the city gave it the name of Pink City, used at that time to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities.

Tourist Attractions

Places of interest are mainly located within the walled city. The City Palace complex is the most important landmark with its numerous outbuildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples. Across the road from the palace is the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh.

Hawa Mahal
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is a remarkable structure, which overlooks one of the main streets and also provides an excellent view of the city. The 953 windows of the palace is the main attraction of the palace, which were used by the ladies of the court to watch the activities on the streets below without being observed themselves.
Amer Fort
Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it is positioned on the hillside. Built with red sandstone and white marble, the fort is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and Ganesh Pole are the prominent areas of interest within the fort complex. The old township of Amer lies at the foothills of the palace and has an Old World charm, a character of its own.

Jaigarh
Built in 1726, Jaigarh or the Fort of Victory, is a rugged fort. Jaigarh possess world's largest cannon on wheels.The fort houses a museum and provides some excellent views of the Amer Palace.

Nahargarh
The first of the three forts, Nahargarh was built in 1734. This fort provides some stunning views of the city down below both during daytime and at night.

Reaching Jaipur
By Air: Jaipur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
By Bus: Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.
By Train: The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country. The train services to Jaipur are slower, because of the metre gauge line.
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