Jaipur City. The capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan.
The city has a population of more than 3.1 million people. This makes it the 10th most populous city in the country of India.
It is 268 km away from India’s capital New Delhi.
It is one of the earliest planned cities of modern India and it was designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.
Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India which forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra.
It also serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur.
On 6th of July 2019, UNESCO listed the “pinky city” as a World Heritage Site.
It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar.
8 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN JAIPUR CITY
- Do not restrict yourself. Instead, go for the sightseeing adventure. Jaipur has many historic and architectural places to explore.
- Avoid wearing short pants and skirts in market places and places of worship. Instead, keep the sentiments of the land in mind and dress decently like the locals.
- Don’t just stick to eating what you know. Instead, try local cuisine.
- Do not shop where your guide recommends. They normally overprice products for commissions. Instead, explore for better areas by yourself.
- Do not stick with the palace and the forts. Instead, explore many more places around the city.
- Do not believe the beautiful attractive advertisements you see online. Instead, go through reviews and see what people are saying about the services of a particular place.
- Never plan to hire a vehicle on spot from the airport. Instead, make an earlier booking. This will give you enough chance to negotiate.
- Do not drink in public places. Instead, use designated areas such as bars.
9 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAIPUR CITY
- Jaipur has the world’s most expensive hotel suites.
- It is the first planned city of India.
- The city was entirely in pink color to honor and welcome the visit of Prince Edward of Wales in 1876.
- Jaipur houses UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Jantar Matar.
- The city organizes the World’s largest free Literary Festival.
- The Breeze Palace, popular by the name Hawa Mahal is in Jaipur City.
- Jal Mahal, or Water Palace, is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. It is one of the city’s most photographed monuments.
- Hawa Mahal was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while hiding on the inside.
- The Jawahar Circle is the biggest circular park in India.
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