Jaipur is known all over the world as the “Pink City”. It is called so because a large number of the tourist places in Jaipur are of the terracotta pink color, such as the forts, havelis and palaces. Jaipur is probably the most important tourist destination in India after the medieval city of Agra. Jaipur Travel Guide drives you to the ramparts of Rajput clans and to the vibrant markets arraying with traditional attire and handicrafts.
It is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan and the prolific nature of Jaipur tourism makes it the busiest cities in India today. The city was founded in the year 1727 by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, who was the ruler of the nearby city of Amber. The old city is surrounded by a strong wall and beautiful ornately painted gates. This was the first planned city of India. The city has been battle ground in the past and has witnessed great victories, hence Jaipur is also referred to as the city of victory. Thus Jaipur Travel Guide also speaks about the heroism and chivalry of the Rajputs who brought the city sired by palaces, forts and royal colours.
Best time to visit
October to March:
There are cool breezes along with moderate sunlight in the month of October making it suitable for visitors to go for sightseeing during the day. Winter season in Jaipur begins in the month of November and ends in the month of February. Evenings are generally cold in this season and sometimes the temperature at night can drop down till 4 degree Celsius (especially in January). This can be an ideal time for tourists to go for shopping and other tourist activities even in the afternoon. In the month of March, an Elephant festival is held in the town which attracts a lot of visitors. Also, the weather remains pleasant throughout the day during this month.
April to June:
These months constitute the summer season in Jaipur. It is quite hot especially during the day time and hence, sightseeing can be difficult. The temperature can soar up till 47 degree Celsius. Gangaur festival is celebrated in the month of April and a fair is organised during this time. People travelling during this time should carry light cotton clothes to wear and drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration during daytime.
July to September:
These months constitute the monsoon season in Jaipur. Those who enjoy nature and rains, it is a perfect time to see the pink city in its natural hue. While there is less rainfall in the month of June, August is the rainiest month in Jaipur. This is also the off-season and hence many hotels offer great deals on regular stays. In case you are a budget traveller, you can surely visit the pink city during this time. Also a popular festival is celebrated by the locals during this month Teej which occurs during August. You would see local bazaars lit up, sweetshops selling traditional sweets like Ghevar in different varieties accompanied by dance and music performances.