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The palaces of Jaipur are the favorite spots for tourists, both Indian and foreign. Many old and neglected palaces and forts in Jaipur have been converted into heritage hotels. The service sector of Jaipur boasts of its tourism, real estate, insurance and hotel industry.
Jaipur is the nucleus of Education in Rajasthan. The city houses several reputed colleges that attract students from different parts of the globe. Apart from the professional degree colleges there are numerous colleges in Jaipur that offer degrees in arts, commerce and science. The many Colleges in Jaipur are known for their sound academic history and facilities. Some of the important colleges are; Satya Sai College for Women, Shree Khandelwal Vaishya College, Vedic Kanya College for Girls, Government Maharaj Acharya Sanskrit College, Biyani College, Bharat Law College and many more.
The Jaipur Railway Station is the main station of Rajasthan. Most of the cities and towns in India are connected to Jaipur by railway. There are a number of trains that run almost on a daily basis to and from Jaipur. Some of the important Trains to Jaipur are; Shatabdi, Mandore Exp. Jammu Tavi Exp. Ashram Exp Ahmedabad Mail Ibadat Exp. Ashram Exp etc.
Jaipur, famously known as the "Pink City", is the capital of the state of Rajasthan in West India. Jaipur district has a total area of 11,117 sq. km. with an average population density of 470 people per sq. km. As per the 2001 census, the total population of Jaipur is 5,252,338. It almost equally comprises of Rural and Urban population. Jaipur District is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. It is bounded by Sikar and Mehendragarh district (in State of Haryana) in the north, Tonk district in the south, Alwar, Sawaimadhopur and Dausa district in the eat and Nagaur district in the west. Jaipur has a Legislative Assembly, as it is the state capital. There are 13 Tehsils and sub-divisions in the district which are named as Jaipur, Chomu, Amber, Sanganer, Shahpura, Bassi, Chaksu, Mojmabad,JamwaRamgarh, Phagi, Phulera, Kotputli, Viratnagar. Also, there are 13 Panchayat samitis and 2369 villages.
Since Jaipur is situated in Rajsthan it is but obvious that the city will experience semi-arid climatic conditions. Jaipur Weather is very warm during summers and cold during winters. Jaipur witnesses three major seasons, summer, monsoon and winter. The summer months generally begin from April and last till July. The temperature during the summer months is generally between 30 °C to 45°C. The Monsoons in July generally begin from June. The city receives almost 650 millimeters of rainfall in a year. The Monsoons in Jaipur are characterized by heavy and frequent showers and thunderstorms. However the best time to visit this place is during the winters. November marks the beginning of winter in the city. The temperature during these months remains between 15-18 °C. Winters are pleasant with no cold waves or temperature extremities.
Flights to Jaipur land at the Sanganer airport. The Sanganer airport was bestowed with the status of an international airport in 2006, this made it the 14th international airport in India. The domestic airport in Jaipur is home to several eating joints, shopping centers and medical facilities. There are many domestic flights to Jaipur that operate on a regular basis. Flights from Jaipur to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Abramabad operate almost everyday. Some of the popular flights to Jaipur include; Indian Airlines, Air Sahara,Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Alliance Air, Go Air and Jet Airways.
The Royal city of Jaipur celebrates numerous festivals with full zeal all round the year. There are many Festivals in Jaipur. These festivals and fairs form an inseparable part of Jaipur's identity.
Jaipur is at a distance of 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms a part the "Golden Tourist Circuit".
The city attracts thousands of tourist from all over the world. Jaipur came into prominence after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II established this beautiful city in 1727. Jaipur has been the cradle of many ruling dynasties and was an important cultural hub of that period.
Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Jaipur shares its borders with Sikar and Alwar in the north, by Tonk, Ajmer, and Sawai Madhopur in the south, by Naguar, Sikar and Ajmer in the west and by Bharatpur and Dausa in the east.
Jaipur is well connected with all parts of India by air, road and railways.
Places of Tourist Interest
Jaipur is a major tourist destination with many places of historical and religious importance. Some of the important places of tourist attraction are:
- Hawa Mahal- Hawa Mahal is one of the important hallmark of Jaipur that attracts tourists from all over the world
- City Palace- This is one of the architectural wonders that reflects a perfect blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural style
- Jantar Mantar- This famous observatory was built to study the movements of stars and planets
- Albert Hall- This magnificent building is the store house of artifacts and paintings of the past
- Jaigarh Fort- This fort gives a birds eye view of Jaipur
Last Updated on : 07/26/2013