Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Map of Jaipur

Map of Jaipur

Jaipur is globally known as the Pink City of India. The city which enjoys a magnificent history behind is presently the capital city of the State of Rajasthan, India. The city takes pride in being the first planned city of the country. The city is located on the semi-desert areas of the state and has a distinguished essence as the remnants of the royal era are still very much prominent within the city. Today's Jaipur, although, does not lag behind the other metros of the country as the modern Jaipur is all-equipped with modern urban infrastructure and facilities. The city has a population of 3.2 million.

Climate
Being located at typical tropical region, the city of Jaipur has a hot semi-arid weather. Being a tropical country, the city could enjoy heavy rainfalls in monsoons but it is only limited up to 650 millimeters a year for the proximity to the desert. In between April and July, the average temperature rises up to 30 degree centigrade whereas in winter (November to February), the temperature falls down to 15 to 18 degree centigrade.

Administration
Jaipur Municipal Corporation and Jaipur development Authority jointly sees to the civic administration of the city. There are 70 wards in the Municipal Corporation, popularly called as Jaipur Nagar Nigam, that are divided into 8 zones. Jaipur Development is a branch of Government of Rajasthan and looks after the research and development of the city. The rural and slum areas of the city are also developed by them.

How to Reach
By Airway
Jaipur International Airport is situated at Sanganer and has many domestic flights everyday flying in and flying out to different national and international destinations.

By Railway
Jaipur Railway Station is the prime junction of North Western Railway. Direct trains from Jaipur travel to almost all other metros of the country. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore along with Gwalior, Bhopal, Patna, and Trivandrum are connected to the city. If you are an outsider, don't forget to take a ride in the special train, palace on Wheels.

By Roadway
As being the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is well-allied via roadways to the other parts of the state and the country. National highway 8 plays a great role as it has linked the city with Delhi and Mumbai, two major metros and National Highway 11 links Jaipur to Agra. Jaipur Bus rapid Transmit System is like requisite blood flowing through veins and arteries of the city.

What to See
Myths and realities will surely bewilder you at times in the Pink City of India. The history of the city is enchanting and you will just be lost with the typical Jaipuri tune of sarangi touching your heart in a Jaipur alley. Dream? Well, this can turn true at any point of time when you are hanging around the Pink City or some mansions and forts. Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal are some must-visit places for you. But don't forget to explore the real Jaipur outside these forts and mansions
Where to Stay
If you are on a tight budget, hotels like Chit Chat Guest house, Krishna Palace, Bhim Vilas, Sunder Palace Guest House, Atithi Guest House are best for you. If you are expecting to spend a few more bucks, you may opt for hotels like Hotel Umaid Lake Palace, Hotel Mandakini Nirmal, Arya Niwas Hotel, and Sarang Palace etc. if you are prepared to keep your Jaipur tour memorable, whatever it costs then you can go to Fort Madhogarh, Oberoi Rajvilas Palace Hotel, and The Trident Jaipur etc.

What to Eat
Don't miss the regional dishes though you will find you r favorite continental or Chinese dishes in many bistros of the city of Jaipur.

Fact file of Jaipur
Area
11,117.8sq. km.
Altitude
431 metres above sea level
Geographical Location
Latitude 26.55° N
Longitude 75.52° E
Population
52, 52,388
Population Density
471 per sq. kms
Urban Population
25, 93,791
Rural Population
26, 58,597
Literacy Rate
70.63%
Average annual Rainfall
556 mm
Temperature
max. 45 °C min. 5 °C
Climate
Three main seasons - summer, monsoon and winter.Summers (March to June) Winters (November-February) Monsoon (July-September)
Religion
Hinduism is the major Religion observed here. Other religions include Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Christianity.
Important Festivals
Gangaur Festival, Kite Festival, Teej Festival, Elephant Festival, Pushkar Fair
Languages
English, Hindi, Rajasthani
Major Tourist Attractions
Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Central Museum, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar,Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Kanak Valley, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Rambagh Palace, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Best Time to Visit
Winters (November-February)
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