Jaipur is the capital of the largest state of India – Rajasthan that is situated on the north-west of country. Jaipur is one of the most visited cities of India. It is also known as a “pink city” due to the unusual gently pink color of stone from which were built almost all buildings.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II founded this city in distant 1727 as the new capital of his possession. Jaipur had a form of rectangle consisting from nine sectors and was surrounded with a high protective wall.
Jaipur is a city with rich history, wonderful architecture and special unforgettable atmosphere. An enormous amount of sights requires not a day for the sightseeing. However, at first you need to visit the Municipal Palace located in the center of Jaipur. In due course it served as a residence to the not one generation of rulers of Rajasthan. Now on this territory the museum complex is created, where there is the wonderful collection of ancient clothing, weapon, articles of domestic everyday life, furniture.
Furthermore, there is a famous palace complex of Amber Fort – surprising mixture of luxury of internal rests and severe power of the external strengthening. In addition, you need to distinguish time for the visiting of observatory of Jantar Mantar, where it is possible to see the astronomic devices of unbelievable sizes, Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, highest municipal tower Sarga Suli, Nahargarh and Jaigarh fortresses, Vrindavan and Galtaji temple complexes.
Jaipur is a city of artisans. Basic trade rows settle next to the Amber fortress, where, besides the traditional souvenirs, clothing and carpets, tourists are offered to choose from the enormous number of beautiful and quality decorations, this city is legally considered the jeweler capital of India – amazing bijous from silver and gold with precious and semiprecious stones are made here.
Moreover, the “Palace on Wheels” route goes through the Jaipur. It is refined Jaipur train travelling and the Indian rajah deserves luxury of that. A trip on this exotic train on above all sights of India is not a cheap one, but it is incomparable pleasure. A name “Palace on Wheels” comes from the royal history of cars. Now it consists from 20 carriages including 14 sleeping (conditioned) which are named according to Rajasthan principalities, two dining cars, a hall for rest, a bar and a spa. There are four compartments with the complete set of services and comforts, provided with double beds in each carriage. Jaipur train is decorated in traditional style. Your personal butler is accessible at any time. Meal is offered in one of two buffet carriages during that the Indian, Continental and even Chinese cuisine is present.
There are also a comfortable carriage with easy chairs for your rest, the bar with the excellent assortment of drinks and library onboard.
Jaipur is the second stop at New Delhi – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur – The Tiger & Chittaurgarh – Udaipur – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Bharatpur – Agra tour. In every city where Jaipur train stops, there are truly meaningful historically places you will be brought to by bus straight from train station. In addition, during the excursions, it’s offered to tourists to try out real exotic India things – so, in Amber fort a walk on an elephant is arranged, and in Jaisalmer travelers should expect a journey on camels. In Udaipur you can sweep on a boat, in Bharatpur – on a rickshaw. The whole journey remains fabulous impression.