City Information Jaipur

This famous city is the capital of Rajasthan and has earned universal renown as the “Pink City”, and pink it is, with beautiful constructed palaces, havelis and forts. Tall, rugged men with handle – bar whiskers sport bright pink turbans. Jaipur which means the city of victory was built exactly 273 years back and is 262 KM by road from Delhi (Capital of India). A strong wall encircles the old city and even today has a suggestion of formidable strength, its function of  protecting all within is obvious.

How ot Reach Jaipur

Rail: Jaipur is well connected by many trains to most of the major cites in India. Apart from these trains, a specialty train “Palace on Wheels” which is covering all tourist destinations in Rajasthan (Alwar, Udaipur, Jaipur, Swami Madhopur etc.) starting from Delhi is also available.

Road: Good motor able roads connect Jaipur with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km, Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km, Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km and Mumbai 1202 km.

Air: All major domestic airline connect Jaipur (IATA: JAI, ICAO: VIJP) with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad etc.

Languages spoken
Hindi, Rajasthani and English to a small degree are commonly spoken in hotels and restaurants, staff speak English as well as Hindi. One can easily communicate with a minimum knowledge of Hindi or English

Dressing
The traditional dress like the skirt and top are woven by women with traditional taste while the saree and shalwar kameez is also common with women. Men wear trousers and shirts. Skimply dressed women are bound to be stared at. Wear informal, loose clothes during the day and you won’t feel uncomfortable. Smart, casual clothes will do for eating out in the evening or visiting friends.

Jaipur Tourism Attractions

Palaces and forts

  • Amer Fort
  • City Palace
  • Jal Mahal
  • Diggi Palace
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Moti Dungri Fort
  • Rambagh Palace

Temples

  • Digamber Jain temple of Sanghiji, Sanganer
  • Birla Mandir
  • Galtaji
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple
  • Kanak Vrindavan
  • Shila Devi temple

Gardens

  • Central Park
  • Jawahar Circle
  • Ram Niwas Garden
  • Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace
  • Smriti Van

Museums

  • Albert Hall Museum
  • City Palace
  • Jaipur Wax Museum, Nahargarh Fort
  • Sheesh Mahal, Nahargarh Fort

Others

  • Jaipur Zoo
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra
  • Raj Mandir Cinema
  • Rajasthan Assembly Building
  • Ramgarh Lake
Climate data for Jaipur (Jaipur Airport)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.7
(89.1)
36.7
(98.1)
42.8
(109)
44.9
(112.8)
48.5
(119.3)
47.2
(117)
46.7
(116.1)
41.7
(107.1)
41.7
(107.1)
40.0
(104)
36.1
(97)
31.3
(88.3)
48.5
(119.3)
Average high °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
25.0
(77)
31.0
(87.8)
37.1
(98.8)
40.3
(104.5)
39.3
(102.7)
34.1
(93.4)
32.4
(90.3)
33.8
(92.8)
33.6
(92.5)
29.2
(84.6)
24.4
(75.9)
31.9
(89.4)
Average low °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
10.8
(51.4)
16.0
(60.8)
21.8
(71.2)
25.9
(78.6)
27.4
(81.3)
25.8
(78.4)
24.7
(76.5)
23.2
(73.8)
19.4
(66.9)
13.8
(56.8)
9.2
(48.6)
18.8
(65.8)
Record low °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
−2.2
(28)
3.3
(37.9)
9.4
(48.9)
15.6
(60.1)
19.1
(66.4)
20.6
(69.1)
18.9
(66)
15.0
(59)
11.1
(52)
3.3
(37.9)
0.0
(32)
−2.2
(28)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.0
(0.276)
10.6
(0.417)
3.1
(0.122)
4.9
(0.193)
17.9
(0.705)
63.4
(2.496)
223.3
(8.791)
205.9
(8.106)
66.3
(2.61)
25.0
(0.984)
3.9
(0.154)
4.2
(0.165)
635.4
(25.016)
Average rainy days 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.7 1.4 3.9 11.2 10.0 3.8 1.3 0.4 0.4 35.2
Source: India Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 2010)

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