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Hawa MahalThe picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Pink city Jaipur will colour your holidays with its myriad facet. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars, monuments, lifestyle which mesmerized visitors' mind. This royal city with its fairy - tale palaces, rugged fortresses will take you to the voyage of time. Jaipur exemplifies the colour and heritage of Rajasthan. Steeped yourself in the cultural riches of this city and know this city at its best.

Jaipur was the only planned city of its time. Jaipur's remarkable harmony and architectural splendor can be seen in the various constructions like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace etc. This gateway to Rajasthan, Jaipur is located at the edge of the Great Indian Desert. The wide straight avenues, lanes, traditional houses and uniform rows of colorful shops, beautiful gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, Jaipur truly deserves the adulation it gets from its visitors.

General Info
¤ Location - in Rajasthan, SW of Delhi
¤ Highlights - Palaces, Forts
¤ Local Languages - Marwari, Hindi
¤ STD Code - +91 – 141
¤ Tourist Help Desk - Dial 1364

Climate/Best Time
Summers are hot here as the temperature soars between 26 º C and 40 º C during the season. It remains changing between 8 º C to 22 º C in the winter. So it is better to prefer visiting the pink city during October to February.

Places to Visit
» The City Palace
City PalaceThe splendid palace covering almost one-seventh part of the city has been converted into a palace-turned-museum. Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas and Diwan-e-Aam are the main attractions of the palace.

» Jantar Mantar
One of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar is a collection of sculptures, with each one serving as a tool of measuring altitudes, azimuths, calculating eclipses or counting of the stars.

» Hawa Mahal
Meaning 'The Palace of the Wind' in English, this monument was used the private chambers of the ladies from where they could have a look at the activities of the city. Tourists come and enjoy having a look at the city.

» Jaigarh Palace
Situated north of Jaipur, this fort houses the world's largest cannon (Jaivan). Resembling with Amber Fort structurally, this palace remains opened daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm.

Getting There
Tourists find it very comfortable to reach Jaipur by air as the city has an airport just 15 km from Sanganer. All the major airports of India are connected with Jaipur by regular flights. Many of the international flights are also operated from here. Many long route trains run from Jaipur to other major railheads of India. During last decade, a network of express highways has been developed. It is now very convenient to reach Jaipur by buses or taxis now a days.
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