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Jaipur Travel Guide


Jaipur Travel Guide


Jaipur Travel Guide

Jaipur is as remarkable for its marvelous architecture and town planning as it is for the lively spirit of the people who inhabit it. The city presents a unique synthesis of culture that has to be experienced in order to be appreciated. Tour d rajasthan offers tours to Jaipur Travel Guide, Travel Guide in Jaipur, Travel Guide Jaipur Rajasthan, Travel Guide in Rajasthan.

With its origin buried deep into the pages of history, the city still exudes a magical old world charm; an aroma of chivalry and romance is evident, despite having evolved into a city that is the hub of modern commercial activity in the region. Tell-tale signs of the glorious past and regal splendor of the city lie strewn across with gay abandon.

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The colourful and intricately carved monuments are adequately matched by the lively spirit of fanfare, festivity and celebration of the people. Even today, one can find weather beaten faces with huge coloufrul trurbans, fierce moustaches and lips that spontaneouslya crease into a heart warming smile.
Tourist Places in Jaipur

Jaipur Travel Guide - Old City ( Pink City ) :
It was during the reign of Maharaja Ram Singh that the city was painted pink and has been like that since then. The old city has a number of gates and is partially encircled by walls. The major landmark in this town is Iswart Minar Swarga Sal, near the Tripoli Gate, which over looks the city.

Jaipur Travel Guide - City Palace Complex
One of the most magnificent marvels of Jaipur is the City Palace Complex which has a rare combination of the finest blends of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the heart of the old city, it has a vast area. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh and additions made up to the 20th century. Many buildings, well planned gardens and huge courtyards are a part of the complex. Just in front of the palace is the Mubarak Mahal / Welcome palace which was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II as a reception to receive his guests. Other places of interest include the Diwan-i-khas / hall of private audience and Diwan-i-am / hall of public audience and the peacock gate. There is also the Maharaja Sawai Singh II 's museum.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Hawa Mahal:
The palace of winds- a fascinating landmark of Rajasthan, was built by the ordes of poet-king, Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century and is most remarkably designed monument in Jaipur. This is a five storey building and is one of the major land marks of the city. Hawa Mahal / palace of winds were constructed in 1799. It was primarily constructed so that the ladies of the royal house hold can look at the market down. It is an example of excellent Rajput artistry. You can climb to the top now to have a look at the city below. It is a part of the City Palace.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Jantar Mantar :
Jantar Mantar is next to city Palace. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is just one of the observatories constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh, who had a passion for astronomy. He used to send scholars abroad to study foreign observatories so that he could construct the same. Jaipur observatory is the largest of the observatories constructed by him.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Central Museum :
This Museum is in Albert hall in the Ram Nivas public gardens. They have exhibits like tribal ware, yogis in various positions, decorative arts, costumes and drawings. The other attractions in the city include the Modern Art Gallery and the Juneja Art Gallery. Museum of Indology has an excellent private collection of folk art objects, paintings done on rice, manuscripts, ornaments, fossils, clocks and currency notes etc. There is the famous Birla Narayan Mandir, Fort of Moti Dungri. Rajasthan has a lot of festivals which are also an attraction of the state.

How to Reach Jaipur ?

Jaipur Travel Guide - Air: The Jaipur Airport is called Sanganer Airport . There are domestic flight connections to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur. There is a single international flight to Dubai.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Train: Connections are from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai ,Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad. Well connected from other states like UP, MP .

Jaipur Travel Guide - Road: A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is by road. Regular bus service of AC and Deluxe Coaches are available.

Fairs & Festivals :

Jaipur Travel Guide - Makar Sankranti :
The festival is celebrated on the 14th of January every year. This has now become the festival of kite-flying which does not spare the soaring spirits of anyone in Jaipur. The devoted ones, however, take a holy dip in the kund at Galtaji. The traditional sweet associated with it is Phirni, made in abundance by the halwais of Jaipur

Jaipur Travel Guide - Gangaur :
tYoung girls and newly married women praying for their loved one or husband respectively, offer prayers to Goddess Parvati in spring (March-April). A colourful procession follows the silver and gold palanquins of Goddess Parvati brought out from the City Palace. Ghever, the traditional sweet associated with this festival is prepared all over the city.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Elephant Festival :
This festival is held on the day of Holi, the festival of colours, at the Chaughan stadium. Beautifully decorated and caparisoned elephants assemble to participate in the royal procession. Elephant polo, elephant race,elephant tug-of-war with a few tourist and holi on elephant back are some of the exciting events.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Teej Vacations, Jaipur Tuors Teej :
To celebrate the advent of the monsoon, girls and young women dressed in colourful leharia sarees or costumes, sing songs and offer puja to goddess parvati, and pray for conjugal bliss and happiness. An elaborate procession comes out of the City Palace for two consecutive days. Villagers come to watch it in large numbers and buy knick-knacks from the stalls on the footpaths of the main bazars.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Dussehra :
Dussehra is celebrated by staging Ramlila in different parts of the city and cuminating in the ceremonial burning of the giant effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath, celebrating Lord Rama's victory over the Demon King, and victory of Good over Evil. A mela is organised at Amer and thousands of devotees visit the templeof Shila Mataji situated there. Special puja is offered by the former Maharaja in the City Palace amidst traditional fanfare. Durga Puja is celebrated in several community pandals for four days by the large Bengali population in the city.

Jaipur Travel Guide - Diwali :
Celebrated every year in October- November, Diwali is perhaps the most popular of all Indian festivals. The origin of this festival can be traced back to the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, when Lord Rama returend to this kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The whole kingdom was lit up with diyas (earthen lamps ) to celebrate his return. To date, on Diwali day, houses all over India glow with the twinkle of innumerable divas, candles and electric lights. The night is illuminated with the flaming lights of fireworks, creating kaleidoscopic design against the black canvas of the sky. During the Diwali celebration decoration and lighting is done throughout the walled Pink City, with every market competing with the others to pick-up the best decorated market award. There are special prizes for the best decorated individual buildings as well. Most people prefer walking through the street to enjoy this dazzling extravanganza.                       
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