Jaipur filled with frenetic crowds, is Rajasthan’s most chaotic yet delightful, dusky-pink capital that represents Rajasthan very well. The capital city is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in its old walled city. In contrast to the cities on the Ganges plain, Jaipur enjoys broad avenues and a remarkable harmony. The city sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls. The city, long ago outstripped the confines of its city wall yet retains a less crowded and more relaxed atmosphere than its large size and population might suggest.
Best Time to Visit: October to March
How to Get There:
Jaipur is well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Ahemdabad, Kolkata, Udaipur and Jodhpur via a network of domestic airlines in India. For flights to Mumbai you can board Jet Airways or Indian Airlines. Go Air is the latest entrant to fly the Jaipur – Mumbai sector. Jaipur to Delhi sector is also serviced well with daily flights. To check the flights available from
Jaipur is well connected with the country through the extensive network of
Indian Railways. With number of trains connected with Delhi and Mumbai, and with train connections to even far East or South of India, you will be easily able to plan your train journey for any part of India.
Jaipur is very well connected by bus with North India and with some other major Indian cities.
Getting Around the City:
Auto-rickshaws and Rickshaws are definitely an option for local travel. However to see all the places of interest as mentioned in our guide, one is very well served by hiring a car. It’s cheap, safe and allows you to do a lot more than any other mode of transportation. Use ‘Autos’ (common name for Auto- Rickshaws) and Rickshaws only for joyrides or very small distances.