Often mentioned as the pink city of India, the origin of Jaipur dates back to 12th century which was founded by the Kacchawala clan of Rajputs. The color of the city was planned after numerous experiments so as to provide a pleasant look to the city. The city is named in honor of Maharaja Jai Singh II who ruled around 1730s. Needless to mention, Jaipur is the current capital of Rajasthan.
Demographics of Jaipur
Total population: 3,046,163
Male population: 52.62 %
Female population: 47.38 %
Urban population: 1, 137, 815
Average rate of literacy: 83.33 %
Sex Ratio: 900
Major Religion: Hinduism (77%)
Places of interest in Jaipur
There is a never ending list of the places of interest in Jaipur. Being the capital of rajasthan, It makes sense to devote special attention to Jaipur while making the blue print of a tour. Though it is not possible to mention all the places here below are some of the notable ones:
i) Jantar Mantar
v) Laxmi Narayan temple
vi) City Palace
vii) Jaigarh fort
viii) Birla Planetorium
ix) Rambagh Palace
Transportation In Jaipur
Transportation facilities in Jaipur are counted among the best ones in the country. Starting from taxis, auto Rikshaws, cabs to buses and local trains the city is well connected from one corner to the other.
How to reach Jaipur
No matter in which Indian state you are the city of Jaipur is connected to major cities of the country by Indian Railways.
Thanks to the sound highway connectivity, you can reach Jaipur by Bus or private vehicle from different parts of the country.
If you can manage to spend some extra bucks you can reach here by airways too. There are number of flights throughout the day to and from different Indian cities. there is 1 internationl airport in jaipur it is called as saganer airport
What to buy
You will be spoilt for choice if you visit the main places of shopping in Jaipur. Since you are here, let us give you an idea about what you can buy from the capital city of Rajasthan:
i) Johri Bazar: Famous for precious and genuine gem stones and sarees.
ii) Bapu bazaar: Jaipuri outfits, rajasthani shoes, Salwar suits.
iii) Chaura Rasta: If you are book worm, do not miss this place.
iv) Nehru- Bazar: Miscellaneous items.