Jaipur is the city draped in pink and therefore is well known as the Pink City. This unique idea was formed during the visit of Prince Wales. Till now tourists from all around the globe flock to the royal city of India. Flamboyant forts treasure years of history. Enjoy your stay here as you ride on the golden sands on back of camels.

HOW TO GO

Jaipur Airport is situated in the satellite town of Sanganer and offers sporadic (chartered) service to London and Dublin. Direct flights to Singapore, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Muscat and Dubai are also available.There is an excellent bus service between Jaipur to Delhi by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) with buses approximately every half an hour in both directions. There is also an efficient railway service. There are three major railway stations: Jaipur Junction (main station), Durgapura and Gandhinagar (Jaipur) — which is not to be confused with the Gandhinagar that is the capital city of the state of Gujarat. All trains stop at Jaipur Junction and a few trains stop at Durgapura and Gandhinagar stations also.

GETTING AROUND

Getting around the city with the help of auto is appropriate. Taxis are comparatively safe. If you want to save money, you can travel by bus. Visit this website which can help you know the bus routes in Jaipur. Have an ethnic experience by riding the cycle rickshaw. This transport can only be seen in India.

WHERE TO GO

Amber Fort is the supreme monument in Pink City. This part of the city is old and holds many royal palaces which are worth a visit. Walking through the opulent corridors, you can feel the desert winds blowing. A ride to Amber Fort on an Elephant back might cost you around $15 USD.

Near it is another remarkable fort- the Jaigarh Fort. You can swoon over the scenic charm of the surrounding hills. If you want to know the brief history of the airport, you can hire a tour guide. Nahargarh Fort completes the trio of forts. It might be tiny but provides the gorgeous view of lakefront.

City Palace occupies the prominent part of the pink city. There are many places to see here, The Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-e- Aam, Diwan-e –Khas. Jaipur has a brilliant collection of ancient but well-preserved and maintained palaces. You can visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Breeze) and Jal Mahal (palace of water), the top two attractions. You can go to Jantar Mantar (a collection of open sky theme architectural astronomy instruments). It is open from 9:00- 4:00 pm. Entry fee will cost you $3 USD.

When in Jaipur you can’t miss the exotic bazaar selling daily ware, artifacts metal jewelry, textiles and many more items. Wrap up your trip with an entertaining show portraying the royal history of Jaipur in Amber Fort.

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December 14, 2016 2:22 pm Published by

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