Interest Measure for Jaipur
Ideal time to stay: 1 - 5 days
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Height(Altitude) of Jaipur from sea level: 1415 feet
Latitude/Longitude: 26.9000000°N, 75.8000000°E
Food, Culture and Language at Jaipur
Food Type Available: Indian
Regional Language: Hindi
Currency: ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Why travel Jaipur?
Jaipur, the 'Pink City', 'City of victory' is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture. Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India's first planned city. Jaipur was the capital of former Kachwaha rulers.
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15 Places to visit and Things to do in Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India's historic observatories. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period. 40 Rs for Foreigners.
Expenses - ₹40
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Jaipur City Palace
The City Palace is a splendid example of the foresight that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had. As the founder of Jaipur, he took pains to create a magnificent walled city that encloses marvels such as the City Palace. The palace is a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. The previous royal family continues to reside in one section of the palace. Located within the walls of the City Palace, Chandra Mahal is a seven-storeyed tower. However, the ground and first floors have now been given over for the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum.
Expenses - ₹75
Time needed - 3 hours
Of the three hilltop forts that overlook the city of Jaipur, Jaigarh is perhaps the most magnificent of them all. About 15 kilometres from Jaipur, it was built by Sawai Jai Singh II sometime in the early 18th century amidst the arid, rocky and thorn-scrub covered hills. Despite its ancient construction, it still retains most of its imposing citadel appearance. Visitors can see the world’s largest canon – Jaiban, at the fort. 85 for foreigner.
Expenses - ₹35
Time needed - 3 hours
2 Things to eat in Jaipur
Dal Bati in Jaipur
Recognised as a Rajasthan speciality, Dal-batti-churma, is a wholesome Rajasthani meal. Dal, or lentil curry, is served with Bhatti, a roundel of stuffed flour that's baked in a charcoal fire or oven. Choorma is a sweet dish made with flour, jaggery or sugar and ghee. Bhatti comes in varieties acts as a substitute for rotis. You could opt for plain batti, or try the more exotic masala, dry fruit or missi battis. Batti is made out of wheat, flour, millet or a mix of maize and wheat flour, with loads of ghee
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