Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.
City Palace Jaipur
Amber Fort and Palace
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Markets and Shopping
Government Central Museum
The Kite Festival is a bright celebration unique to Rajasthan with main celebrations held in Jaipur. If you enjoy kite flying, you should visit either of the two cities on or around 14th January.
The Gangaur Festival celebrates the divine bliss of Goddess Parvati. Celebrated for 18 whole days, the Gangaur festival is a long, colourful procession.
Teej festivals celebrate the bounty of nature, arrival of the monsoon, greenery and birds with social activities, rituals and customs. The festivals are dedicated to Parvati, also known as Teej Mata.
Dhulandi Festival (Festival of Colours) is celebrated all over India a day after Holika Dahan and marks the beginning of spring. On this day, everyone play with colours and water and the celebrations can last for the entire day.
Jaipur is renowned for its many famous handloom items and crafts. The famous shopping spots are Rajasthali (the Rajasthan Government showroom on MI Road), Johari Bazaar, MI road, Nehru Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, and stalls at Bari and Choti Chaupurs. The markets are generally closed on Sundays.
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The Jaipur International Airport is called Sanganer Airport. There are domestic flight connections to and from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur and several other places. There are also international flights from Jaipur to Dubai and Muscat as well.
A convenient way to travel to Jaipur is by road. Regular service of AC and Deluxe buses is available from all major cities in Rajasthan.
Jaipur is connected via rail from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, etc.
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