Jaipur is the Rajasthan capital and one of India's greatest cities. The city is a great mix of pre and postmodern India, offering visitors a great mix of history and culture. Jaipur is known for its fairs and festivals, shopping, magnificent temples, beautiful monuments and lush gardens. Many Jaipur hotels are strategically placed near the best attractions, including Central and North Jaipur.
The city is served by Jaipur Airport
, located 13 kilometers north of the city center.
For a panoramic view of Jaipur and to see why it's affectionately nicknamed The Pink City, head to Nahargarh Fort
The old town of Jaipur is where Indian bazaars sell exquisite jewels, embroidered fabrics, and hand-crafted leathers. In March, the annual Elephant Festival takes over the city. Elephants are elaborately decorated from head to toe and paraded down into the city center where games and elephant polo matches take place. Of course those wanting to take part in the elephant festivities during other times of the year can head to the Elefantastic Elephant Farm
. Galtaji, Jaipur's oldest holy temple, is made up of several smaller temples set among natural springs overlooking the ancient city.
Jaipur offers some of the best intercontinental cuisine and because it was once the royal city, it's home to many of India's most noteworthy restaurants. Traditional fare is highly recommended, including the regional favorites Dall Batti and Churma.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and other must-see destinations of Jaipur are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.