Delhi to Jaipur Weekend Gateways
Jaipur is often addressed as “Pink City”. Founded by Sawai Jaisingh II in 1727 AD, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is famous for its forts, palaces and gardens. Markets of Jaipur are famous for its Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes.
Jaipur is a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Jaipur boast of its cultural heritage and this is what makes Jaipur the most sought after destination for weekend holiday from Delhi.
Jaipur is 260 KMs from Delhi.
Sightseeing Places in Jaipur
* Hawa Mahal : Hawa mahal is 5 storied octagonal building with 152 windows. Perfect example of excellence of Rajputana architecture. It was made for royal Rajputana ladies to watch processions and activities. Hawa Mahal is open from 10:00 to 16:30 Hrs. entry fees is Rs. 5
* Jal Mahal : Jal mahal is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. It is 6 Kms from the center of Jaipur city. First four floors of this building are under water. It was built in 1799, to provide a cool atmosphere to royal families in scorching heat of Rajasthan.
* Jantar Mantar (Observatory) : This observatory was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II to study the movement of constellations and stars. Sun-dial placed in the middle of the observatory still provide the accurate time. This observatory is equipped with huge masonary instruments.
* Birla Planetarium : This planetarium offers unique audio visual education about stars and entertainment with its modern and computerized projection system.
* Amer Fort : Built by Raja Man Singh, Amer was the old capital of Kachhwahas. Amer for was built on the hill top of Aravali Hills. Amer fort is a fine blend of Rajput and Islamic architecture. Raja Jai Singh built additional extensions to the fort. Palace complex is filled with cultural rich buildings and monuments showing the riches of Amer. Some of these jewels are Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-am, Diwan-e-khas, such mandir etc.
* Jaigarh and Nahargarh Fort : Jaigarh fort is situated
on a hilltop, 15 KMs away from Jaipur. This fort houses world’s biggest
cannon on wheels – The Jai Ban.
Nahargarh Fort is 15 Kms from Jaipur. This fort was built in 1734, cresting the hill about 600 ft.
* City Palace and Sawai Madho Singh II Museum : This palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architechture. Chandra Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-khas, Mubarak Mahal etc are the part of rich cultural heritage of City Palace.
How to Reach Jaipur
* By Air : Nearest airport is Sanganer Airport, at a distance of 13 KMs from the city. All major airlines connect to Jaipur, through cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur and other major cities of Rajasthan.
* By Rail : Jaipur is well connected by railway. Main railway station is Jaipur railway station. There are numerous trains running to Jaipur, connected to major cities and railway stations of India.
* By Road : Deluxe state transport buses, Volvo coaches, AC coaches and Government buses are available for Jaipur from Delhi and other major cities.
Hotels in Jaipur
Some of the best hotels and resorts are available in Jaipur. Accommodation options ranges from star hotels to guest houses and budget hotels and resorts.
* Holiday Inn
* Trident Hotel
* Hotel Arya Niwas
* Mansingh Tower
* Hotel Maharani Palace
* Chokhi Dhani Resort