Best time to visit: Monsoon July to September, In the winters October to February
Train: Ajmer Shatabdi| Departs at 6:05 am takes 4 hours and 35 minutes from New Delhi and reaches Jaipur at 10: 40 am covering 6 halts and 59 intermediate stations between New Delhi and Jaipur Junction
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson, a sarovar hotel
Located in the heart of the city connected to shopping Centre, 4 km from the Hawa Mahal Palace
Property: 4-star hotel
Hotel Price 2,500 per room per night
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi | Restaurant | 24-hour room service
Exploring the heart of Pink City!
Jaipur also known as Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan and also the largest city in the state. It is one of the most magnificent city of India known for its popular heritage. Jaipur’s vibrant life is a combination of both royal heritage and urban lifestyle. Jaipur has a vivid history to look at. It interests me and I hope it interests you people too.
Jaipur is rich in archaeological source material and a home to royal palaces and historical forts This is the reason why so many archaeologists visit Jaipur to find the remains of archaeological importance.
The reason behind the “terracotta pink”
Pink colour is significant to the heritage of the city. The pink colour of the city depicts the strategy of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh to welcome Prince Albert Edward during his visit to India in the year 1876.Pink colour historically represents hospitality as the city welcomes its visitors with open arms. Every building on the historic Centre is painted pink colour.
Visiting hours: 8:00am to 5:30 pm
Entry fees: Rs 100 per person
Note: The ticket counter will be located in the courtyard where you can hire a guide.
You enter the fort through the sun gate
You then head towards the main courtyard, Jaleb Chowk
Beyond the Chowk is a path of palaces and temples
A small stairway in the right will lead you to temple Shila Devi
The stairway will take you to the main palace to reach the Hall of public audience
Amer has a great history and captivates the major tourist attraction of Jaipur. Raja Man Singh I ruled the area surrounding the fort. The great emperor Man Singh was a trusted general of Emperor Akbar. Amer Fort is a part of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The opulent fort is constructed of red sandstone and marble. Amer fort consists of a series of palaces, courtyards halls and gardens. The light shows take place every evening at the fort.
The fort is located on the outskirts 11 km away from the city and costs Rs 250- 300 for a round trip taxi fare taking 25-30 minutes north east of Jaipur. The fort is also easily accessible with almost all modes of transportation.
Equestrian statue of Maharaja Man Singh II in Jaipur
The equestrian statue is dedicated to Maharaja of Jaipur Man Singh II but the portrayal of the horse is no less important. Man Singh was one of the several rulers who realized the unforeseen potential of tourism in Rajasthan and his contributions towards creating the history of pink city are numerous. The statue is located near Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
How to reach?
Drive from Ajmer Road and MI road to Ashok Nagar (3.5km) It would take about 10 minutes
Enter the Roundabout
I feel very fortunate to be able to capture the immortality and I didn’t know at that particular time that it would fascinate me in a way to know more about the ancestry. The statue in itself is transforming and keeps reminding us of his great works. It symbolically reflects the emphasis of effective leadership role played.
Overall a great city to have a good time amidst the amenities.
“I have always been interested in history. History is what makes men wise in their approach”
Explore places with history dwelling each place!
I am in love with this pink city!
Do Check out some forts Amber, Jaigarh, Nahargarh the major forts in Jaipur.
Total Cost of the trip:
Hotel: Rs 5000 per room for 2 nights
Return Fare: Rs 1500
Food and other expenses: 3000
Total: Rs 9500 per person with taxes
Note: Rates are market driven and are subject to change