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Jaipur being the largest and capital city of Rajasthan state has populated with 3.1 million people. The Pink City reflects a mixture of modern and ancient Indian culture. The city incorporates monuments, palaces, museums, parks, temples. Jaipur is a place for tourist attraction not only in Rajasthan but for entire nation. As a tourist spot it is most famous in India, but the city is not only recognized as tourist spot , it is a centre for arts, sports, education and other activities as well. Jaipur literary festival is the largest festival in Asia in field of literature where works of most popular authors are kept on display. Pink city has semiarid climate with rainfall of 650 millimetres (26 in) annually. Pink City exports Silver, Diamond, Gold, Pearl and stone huge quantity in Asia.
Things to do in Jaipur are endless. Pink City has many ancient monuments to visit, shopping malls to shop, markets with both traditional and modern items, museums to present the ancient Indian culture. The entire city is beautifully built as per the rules of Indian Vastu Shastra to make the citizens prosperous and comfortable. According to Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey in 2008, Jaipur has been ranked seventh position as a major tourist destination in Asia. Some of the most popular places in Jaipur are listed here.
The multiple structures of stone masonry constructed in different geometry are the main attraction for architects, art historiographers and artists throughout the world. These models of instrument are used for determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides, measuring time, tracking stars location as the earth orbits around the sun, predicting eclipses, and ascertaining the declinations of planets. These instruments are made with bricks, plaster while few were made of bronze. Continue reading...
Among the different spots Statue Circle is one of the popular picnic spot in Jaipur. Sanganer a small village in Jaipur is well connected with the city via road and is used as a picnic spot by residents of Jaipur.
Ramgarh Lake is mostly found occupied by tourist during rainy season where boating and fishing is the best activity to enjoy at Ramgarh Lake. While other picnic spots in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Vidhyadhar Garden, Jaigarh Fort, Balaji temple, Sisodia Rani Garden, Kanak Ghati & Kanak Vrindavan, Amber Fort (Amer), Ram Niwas Bagh and Zoo, Pink Pearl Water Park.
Jaipur literary festival
The festival is covered by all leading newspaper of India. It is the most prestigious and largest festival celebrated in Asia-Pacific every year. Since 2006 it is celebrated every year in the month of January. It is an initiative taken by Jaipur Virasat Foundation. It has both national and international viewers as it involves great work done by writers like Salman Rushdie and the Satanic Verses controversy. It is a must visit festival for all literature lovers. Read more
The ancient culture of Rajasthan can be clearly seen in the temples of Jaipur. Some of the renowned temples in Pink City are Galtaji, Birla Temple, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Moti Dungri, Shila Devi Temple, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji, Kale Hanumanji Temple, and many more. The Pink City is also known as “Choti Kashi” because of the spiritual significance and importance of temples.
Monuments to visit
Jaipur is a popular tourist attraction worldwide with various ancient monuments and structures depicting the history of ancient India. Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Raj Mandir Cinema, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert hall Museum, are the structures with beautiful architect depicting the culture of Jaipur during Medeival ages.
Jaipur Metro is going to be the fourth metro rail in India after Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore. It is expected to start early in 2014. Know more
Markets in Jaipur
Jaipur is famous worldwide for its handicraft and textile design. Blue Pottery in Jaipur is a unique item available in unique designs and structure. Market like Johari Bazaar, Bapu Market, Chandrapole Bazaar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar and many other wholesale markets in Jaipur are filled with items like fabric, saree, pottery, cosmetic items and all other commodities are available at the most economical rates.
Albert hall Museum, Alice Garg National Seashells Museum, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II museum are the most popular museum where Jaipur culture and traditions are reserved in the form of painting, images and statues.
Hotels in Jaipur
Golden Hotel in Kanti Nagar, Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya in M.I. Road, Umaid Mahal in Bani Park, Lemon Tree Premier in Nirwan Marg, Hotel Mansingh in Sansar Chandra Road, Hotel Haytt Rabbani, Vesta International in Ajmer Pulia, Hotel Avana in Vaishali Nagar, Sugar Niwas Palace in Bani Park are the grand and luxurious hotel in Jaipur.
Many other places in Jaipur which makes it different from others are Chand Baori, Kathputhli slum, Raj Mandir Cinema, Panna Meena ka Kund, Swargasuli Tower, Surya Mandir, Andheri Darwaja, Rajasthan School of Arts, Maharaja Girls School (Natanion Ki Haveli), Choti Chaupar, Elefantasy, Shesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), Royal Gaitor Tumbas, Lakkar Haveli, New Gate, Abhaneri Step Well, Thatheron Ka Rasta / Nanak Ram Patel Ki Gali, Anant Bhagwan Ka Mandir (Nataniyon Ka Rasta) Jaipur has many places to visit, eat, shop and participate.
The Pink City is a mix architect of modern and ancient India, the eye catching monuments worth to see. Every year number of foreign and local tourist is increasing day by day, one has to visit this place Jaipur has lot to do. What to do in Jaipur, is a question with multiple answer as the place has incorporated many things in itself. It's a must visit place, so enjoy being in Jaipur.