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Things To Do In Jaipur

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Elephant safari:  Amber Fort is the place where an elephant ride is the top most popular activities in Jaipur. A colorfully decorated elephant making his way up to the Fort makes for a quintessentially Indian photograph. The back hills of Amber Fort are the place for enjoying the elephant ride.

 

Shopping:   Shopping is irresistible, a wide range of handicrafts are available in the market, most of items are produced in the centers in and around the city. The city is one of the most important centers in the world for cutting and polishing precious and semi precious stone, diamonds. The local 'Kundan', style jewellery find a market throughout the world.The exotic blue pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer and Bagru, tie & dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood carving items, beautiful stone carvings etc. Johari Bazar, Tripolia Bazar and Chaura Rasta, Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar, etc are the local market of Jaipur.

 

Visit the prominent Galtaji Temple: Galtaji Temple is an ancient Hindu religious centre situated around 10 km away from the city of Jaipur. The temple is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the presence of the several tribes of monkeys in the region. Situated in the Aravalli Hills, this age-old temple is surrounded by beautiful trees, fresh water springs and holy kunds (water tanks). Among these, the Galta Kund is the most important as it never gets dry. Constructed in pink sandstone, the temple showcases spectacular architecture and looks more like a palace than a common religious place. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy water of the kunds here cleanses all sins of a person. A large number of devotees visit here during the Hindu festival of Marar Sankranti to take a holy dip in the ponds.

 

Watch a movie at the beautiful Rajmandir Cinema: Rajmandir Cinema, often referred to as the ‘Pride of Asia’, is a beautiful movie theater in the city of Jaipur opened in the year 1976. Located on Bhagwan Das Road, this meringue-shaped auditorium was designed in Art Moderne style by the famous architect W.M. Namjoshi. A combination of style and opulence, and has hosted premieres of several Hindi films over the years and the first movie that was screened here was the superhit Hindi film ‘Charas’ starring Dharamendra and Hema Malini, on 1st June 1976. The moment you enter the theatre, you will be mesmerised the gorgeous meringue interiors, the high ceiling walls decorated with beautiful chandeliers and rising staircases. So, do not miss out on an opportunity of experiencing something different and visit Rajmandir Cinema while in Jaipur.

 

Enjoy the city lights from the splendid Nahargarh Fort: Reminiscent of Jaipur’s royal past, the 18th-century Nahargarh Fort once formed a strong defence for the city of Jaipur.

 

Shop till you drop at the famous Johri Bazaar: Also known as the jewellers’ market, Johari Bazaar consists of rows upon rows of jewellery shops.

 

Explore the grand Amber Fort: This hilltop fort complex was the capital of the Rajputs for 700 years and the original residence of the royal family.

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About Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India.
 
The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 34 m (111 ft) wide.

Tourist Icons of Jaipur

  • The Palace quarter encloses the sprawling Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gardens, and a small lake.
  • Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city.
  • The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites.
  • jaipur is Included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Agra,
Climate of Jaipur
 
Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate ,Temperatures remain relatively high throughout the year, with the summer months of April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). During the monsoon there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 15–18 °C ,however occasional cold waves that lead to temperatures near freezing.

Main Tourism sight-seeing in Jaipur
 
  •  Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India. In the 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the 7th best place to visit in Asia.
  • The Presidential Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel, billed at US$45,000 per night, is listed at number 2 on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites complied by CNN in 2012
     
 
Famous Forts and Mouments in Jaipur
 

 
  •  Hawa Mahal,
  •  Amber Fort,
     
  •  Jaigarh Fort,
     
  •  Nahargarh Fort,
     
  •  City Palace,
     
  •  Jantar Mantar,
     
  •  Jal Mahal,
     
  •  Rambagh Palace,
     
  •  Central Museum,
     
  •  Albert Hall Museum.

Temples and places for worship in Jaipur
 
Jaipur has th numerous temples and religious places. It is because of the numerous temples that it is sometimes also known as Chhoti Kashi. Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include the following

 

  •  Govind Dev Ji Temple
  •  Galtaji
     
  •  Lakshmi Narayan Mandir commonly known as Birla Temple
     
  •  Garh Ganesh Temple
     
  •  Panchayati Hall
Other places of interest in jaipur
 Chand Baori
 Chokhi Dhani
 Kathputhli slum
 Raj Mandir Cinema
 
IPL Cricket matches in jaipur
in 2013, IPL cricket tournament has started in jaipur. Holiday travel offers IPL cricket tournament tours & packages for jaipur IPL. The IPL Cricket schedule also confirmed that the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur will host all of Rajasthan Royals' home games. Earlier, the BCCI had relocated Royals' games to Ahmedabad and Rajkot, following a prolonged standoff between the Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Rajasthan state sports council - which owns the stadium - over the use of the ground