Pictures of Jaipur taken on a trip to Rajasthan covering Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, and Ajmer & Pushkar in November 2005. Other images can be found at http://photos.suchit.in/Travel/
The "Pink City" as the city of Jaipur is called is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. It is located about 250 Km from Delhi and is well connected by air, road and rail. Jaipur is often the starting point for tourists visiting Rajasthan. Founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, Jaipur is famous for Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace & Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. It is also known for the textile block prints, semi precious jewelry, handicraft items and Raj Mandhir (Movie theater).
The state of Rajasthan is located in the North Western part of India. Sand dunes, wooded hills, and amazing lakes & palaces come together with men & women in colourful turbans & skirts making it an enchanting location to visit. It is a kaleidoscope of brightly turbaned men with proud moustaches and women with twinkling anklets in colorful swirling ghagras. Extremely popular with the tourists, Rajasthan is worth a visit for anyone coming to India. The mood & rhythm changes from one region to the other but what hits you most is the warm and friendly smiles across the region. Some of the major tourists destinations of India such as Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur & Jaipur are located in this State as also some of the best wildlife sanctuaries. The history of Rajasthan dates back to 5,000 years and the heritage & rich landscape reflects the past glories of the Rajas (Kings) and their palaces. While the big cities are fast moving towards a westernized life-style, its the villages and outskirts that have still retained the traditional ways and truly worth a visit. Best time is around August to October. Time it with one of the major fairs (such as Pushkar Mela in Feb) and you will have a unique and unforgettable experience for sure.
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