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Heritage | City
Among Top Places to visit near Delhi
Ideal Trip Duration: 2-3 Days
Nearest City to Jaipur: Jaipur
Best Time to Visit Jaipur: November to March
Peak Season: December to January
At a distance of 240 km from Agra, 268 km from Delhi, 511 km from Chandigarh, 590 km from Lucknow, 612 km from Bhopal, and 652 km from Ahmedabad, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan in Northern India. Popularly called the Pink City, it is one of the popular places to visit in India and among the renowned tourist places in Rajasthan.
Among the top-visited tourist places near Delhi, the city of Jaipur was founded on 18th November 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, when he planned to shift his capital from Amer. It is believed that Jaipur was India's first planned city and was planned according to the Vastu shastra. The architect of Jaipur was Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, an architect from Bengal. The construction of the city began in 1727 and took four years to complete the major roads, offices, and palaces. The city was divided into nine blocks, two of which contained the state buildings and palaces, with the remaining seven allotted to residents of the city. Huge ramparts were built around the city, pierced by seven fortified gates, which are the prime attractions in Jaipur tour packages.
Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism. Jaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its rich heritage and culture. Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort etc. are the important places to visit in Jaipur. Adventure activities like paragliding, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, camel riding, and others can also be done here. Bairath, Karauli, Ranthambore National Park, and Bagru are the nearest attractions.
Jaipur is also famous for its beautiful jewellery, fabrics, shoes, and spacious gardens. The city is also well known for its fairs and fests that are held on a grand scale. The major festivals include Kite Festival, Camel Festival, Teej, Gangaur, and Elephant Festival. The city witnesses a large number of tourists during these festivals.
Jaipur is well connected by road, rail, and air to major destinations in India. About 13 km from Jaipur, Jaipur International Airport or Sanganer Airport is well-connected by flights with Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Jaipur Junction Railway Station is well connected by trains with Delhi, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Bikaner, Howrah, Gorakhpur, Agra, Patna, Ranchi, Dehradun, Okha, Haridwar, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Amritsar, Varanasi, Guwahati, Pune, Bhopal, Kochi, Jammu Tawi, Chennai, Kolkata, Allahabad, and Vizag. Sindhi Camp Bus Station is the main bus station which has direct buses from Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Bhopal.
The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March.