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Rajasthan Travel Guide
Jaipur is the capital city of exotic Rajasthan is a must visit tourist destination.
The temperature reaches up to 45 degree Celsius during the summer season, persisting from middle of March to June. The temperature during the winter season, from October to March, drops as low as 5 degree Celsius. The winter months are the best time to visit the city.
Rainfall is scanty here.
The city is easily accessible through all the modes of transportation.
Jaipur Airport is 13 kilometers away from Jaipur. The city is connected to a number of Indian and foreign cities through regular flights. The city is well connected by a network of trains and navigable roads.
Fairs and festivals are celebrated in Jaipur with zeal and a style of their own.
Elephant Festival is celebrated each year in March on the occasion of Holi. The elephants in their stylish attires become the major attraction.
Womenfolk offer prayers to goddess Gauri for obtaining marital bliss during the Gangaur Festival.
People of all age groups participate in the Kite Festival. Makar Sankranti is ,however, an official day for flying kites.
Teej Festival celebrates the arrival of monsoon in the month of August with great gusto in Jaipur.
These festivities are inseparable from the cultural identity of the city.
Hotels in Jaipur are of prime importance as a number of tourists flock here each year.
Hotel Le Meridian, Hotel Rajputana Sheraton, Jai Mahal Palace, Rambagh Palace are names that offer you a luxurious stay in the Pink City.
Below them are Samode Haveli, Maharani Palace, Hotel Man Singh.
If you really want to save money, go for budget hotels such as Jaipur Inn, Maharani Plaza or Hotel Hawa Mahal.
Some of the best delicacies are served to the tourists in the Pink City.
Popular restaurants in Jaipur- Rajasthani and Indian cuisine
Apart from this, there are some coffee shops and bars as well where you can relax.
City Palace Complex, once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur is now converted into a museum that displays extra ordinary antiques.
An exceptional accumulation of pottery, carpets, artifacts can be seen at the Albert Hall Museum.
The famous Jantar Manar, Hawa Mahal,Galta Ji and Birla Temple, Amer, Jaigarh and Nahargarh Fort are some other mesmeric places not to be missed.
The colourful and chaotic markets built in the frame of the city are an inseparable part. Jauhari bazaar is the most active and famous market for precious as well as the semi-precious stones. Bapu bazaar and Nehru bazaar are great markets to purchase textiles. A variety of utensils and ironware are stocked in Tripolia bazaar and Chaura rasta. M.I. Road, an interesting stop for the shoppers, sells jewelery, textiles, blue pottery, woodwork all at one place. And if this is not enough, the city offers handicrafts, the typical tie and dye print, otherwise lifeless brass products infused with a charm.
The people in Jaipur are cordial and warm. Their colourful dresses add pace to the dullness of the city. The colours and the style of the turbans worn by the males, mark the caste they belong to. The women are dressed in Ghaghra Cholis with lac bangles reaching above their elbows.
Urdu, Hindi and English are the commonly spoken languages.
It is a profitable commercial center for the rural areas of the state. The vibrant festivals, ethnic folk dance, royal palaces are indivisible parts of the cultural identity of Jaipur.