Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, Northern India. The city of Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Bhai Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1688 to 1743.
Jaipur is affectionately referred to as the Pink City because of the pink walls and buildings of the old city. The city, which is surrounded by rugged hills and besieged walls, is full of fascinating royal heritage and magnificent well preserved buildings.
Jaipur has a semiarid climate under the Köppen climate classification, receiving over 650 millimetres (26 in) of rainfall annually but most rains occur in the monsoon months between June and September. Temperatures remain relatively high throughout the year, with the summer months of April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). During the monsoon there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 15–18 °C (59–64 °F) and with little or no humidity though occasional cold waves lead to temperatures near freezing
Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India. Travel to Jaipur to get a feel for how the monarchy once lived in all its glory.
- City Palace
- Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds)
- Amber Fort and Palace
- Jaigarh Fort
- Nahargarh Fort
- Galta Monkey Temple
- Markets and Shopping
- Jantar Mantar Observatory
- Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum
- Birla Mandir Temple (Laxmi Narayan Mandir)
- Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
- Ganesh Pol Gateway