The Pink City of Rajasthan – JAIPUR

Jaipur,  the capital of Rajasthan (an Indian state), is also known as an old city or pink city. Jaipur covers an area of 484.6 km2 with a population of 30.7 lakhs as in 2011. Local time in Jaipur is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). The currency used is ‘Indian rupee’ which is approximately equal to 0.014 US dollar.

Weather and climate

Summers are hot and dry while winters are pleasant and sunny. In summers, temperature ranges from 21°C to 40°C while this range in winters is 8°C to 34°C. It receives 650 mm of rainfall with a maximum in August and September.

jaipur

Best time to visit

Visiting Jaipur in summers can lead to a bad experience due to excessive heat and therefore, winters, that is, October to march is the best time to visit. Pack light warm clothes for mornings and evenings in winters.

Places of attraction 

Amer Fort

Amer is a town, 11 km from Jaipur and having an area of 4 km2. It is a 16th-century hilltop fort and palace. This palace was opened in 1592 by Man Singh I. built from sandstone and marble, it is an exquisite example of fine architecture. You can visit this palace from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.

ajmer fort

Hawa Mahal

It is a palace made of red and pink limestone. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, its main function was to screen royal ladies as they watched street festivities. This fine example of Mughal architecture has a height of 15 m. this 5 storey structure has more than 950 windows. Visit this place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

hawa mahal

City Palace

It is a lavish 18th-century palace which includes the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and other buildings. It served as the official seat of Maharaja of Jaipur. Now, it acts as a museum and royal residence. You can visit this main palace from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

city mahal

Jantar Mantar

It is a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. It is home to the world’s largest stone sundial. Completed in 1734, it became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010. You can visit this place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

jantar mantar

Jal Mahal

It is a palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. With a surface area of 300 acres, it has a catchment area of 23.5 km2. Water in this lake has a maximum depth of 4.5 m. you can visit this palace from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m. the palace is built from red sandstone and is a 5 storied building. When the water in the lake is full, four of their floors are submerged and the top floor is exposed.

jal mahal

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