Geography of Jaipur
Monsoon clouds curling over Jaipur
Demography of JaipurFounded and decorated by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is an out an out planned city. All its roads and by lanes are formed in a grid pattern, and that makes the orientation absolutely easy. While the old part of the city is a cluster of historical spots, the new extension is facilitated with all items of urbanization like stunning shopping malls, food courts, branded restaurants, and multiplexes.
The entire length of Jaipur ranging from east toward west is around 180 km while the breadth from north toward south is around 110 km. Jaipur possess around 28.65 million cubic meter ground water resources for use.
The city is recognized midst pre-modern cities in India for the breadth and symmetry of the streets which are found segregated into six subdivisions divided by broad streets of a consistent width of 34m.
Rivers in JaipurMultiple rivers are found passing through Jaipur and these are Banganga, Dhund, Bandi, Moral, Sabi, Sakha, Dai, and Masi. Amongst all these rivers Sabi River is found passing by multiple municipalities like Mansu, Mandawar, Bahrod, Kishangarh and Tihara. Originated from Aravali Hill Jaipur, it is rain-fed river and ultimately it has mingled in the River Yamuna near Delhi.
Banganga River is one of the major rivers of Jaipur Rivers and it is originated from the Aravalli Hill. The total length of this river is 380km. The places where from the river has passed by are Modhapur, Bharatpur and Fatehabad, and ultimately the river has confluence in the River Yamuna.
The river Banganga has its multiple tributary rivers like Gumti Nala, and Suri rivers on the right side banks and Palasan and Sanwan rivers are on the left bank. The river has covered total 123 km and ultimately gets fused into river Gambhir.
Jaipur ClimateThe detail description of Jaipur climate is an easy way to understand the feel of the city in accordance to its geography. Because of the existence of Thor desert in the state general climate of Jaipur is found hot and humid to a large extent all though the year.
Women taking a stroll after fresh rainfall in Jaipur
The city of Jaipur observes winter between the latest part of October month and till the middle of March. During this time the temperature ranges between 15 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius.
Facts about JaipurThe city was found by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and after his name the city was names as Jaipur. The foundation of city started from the year 1727 and was completed in 8 years. The entire town was constructed according to “Shilpa Shastra”, an exclusive stream of Indian Architecture. The chief architect of this city was from Bengal, his name was Vidyadhar Bhattacharaya.
Each street and market of Jaipur is directed from either north to south or east to west.
- The city is identified as the largest exporter of gold, gem -stone and diamond jewelry in Asia Pacific region.
- Jaipur has bagged the honor to become the only city in this globe for finishing blue diamond (Tanzanite).
- Jaipur was originally known as 'Jainagara'.The city of Jaipur is protected by high walls and its entire road plans are divided into nine sectors; it symbolizes nine segments of universe exactly like Indian Horoscope.
- The city is called Pink city because once Maharaja Jai Singh painted all the walls of this city into pink color. It is anticipated that this change was done to welcome Prince Edward VII for his Jaipur visit in 1876, as the pink color was the symbol of traditional hospitality.
- Geographic location: 26.9°N 75.8°E: situated at the north-east side of Rajasthan.
- Most popular languages: Rajasthani, Hindi, English.
- Total area: 11117.8 sq.km.
- Pincode: 3020xx
- STD Code: 0141
- Time Zone: GMT +5:30 (GMT +0 daylight savings time); Central European Time (CET)
- Best time to visit: Between October and March months.
- Airport: Jaipur's Sanganer Airport, Airport code: JAI, is about 14 km south of town.
- Famous for: History and heritage.
- In 2008, Jaipur was ranked as the 7th best place to visit in Asia by the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey.
- Jantar Mantar or “Calculation Instrument“, as the name indicates, Jantar Mantar consists of many unique buildings with a specialized function for astronomical calculations and now it is opened as a museum.
- Jaipur is acknowledged as the Paris of India and it ranks 4th in the list of most visited cities in India in aspect of tourism.
- The nearest airport is the Sanganer Airport.