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A Rendezvous With Jaipur
Ritco ToursBarely 262 kilometers from the national capital New Delhi is the Pink City of India - Jaipur. Jaipur is a part of the famous Golden Triangle Tourist circuit that also includes Delhi and Agra. Surrounded by towering hills, surmounted by magnificent forts and crenellated walls, Jaipur sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape. This charming city is certainly a place of varied contrasts and a treat for the eyes. The strong Rajputana flavour tempered by several influences still lingers in the city. A visitor's delight, Jaipur's rich cultural heritage is distinctly visible even today.

Things You Can Do in Jaipur
» Sightseeing : Jaipur is studded with numerous wonderful monuments, which are just exceptional and speak volumes of the glorious past.

» Shopping : Jaipur is a shopper's paradise. This is one of the few places where the shoppers may actually watch the skilled artisans producing the articles they want to buy. The main markets are along Jauhari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Nehru Bazar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazar and M.I. Road.

» Eating Out : Apart from the general Rajasthani & Indian cuisine which you will find almost at every hotel (be it luxury or budget class), you will also find continental and Chinese cuisines in the good quality restaurants and hotels.

Sightseeing in Jaipur
» The City Palace : Places of interest are mainly located within the walled city. The City Palace complex is the most important landmark with its numerous outbuildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples.

» Hawa Mahal : Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) adjoins the outside of the palace wall. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal is a remarkable structure which overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellent views of the city.

» Amer Fort : Set in a picturesque location, Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside. Built in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments, which are unique in style and architecture. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and Ganesh Pole are the prominent areas of interest.

» Jaigarh Fort : Built in 1726, Jaigarh, or the Fort of Victory, is one of the few military structures of medieval India, retaining its ancient splendour in places, gardens, reservoirs, granary, an armoury, as well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon - the Jai Ban, one of the largest in the country are preserved here. The world's largest cannon on wheels is to be found here. The fort houses a museum and provides some excellent views of the Amer Palace.

» Nahargarh Fort : A sentinel to the pink city is the Nahargarh Fort, situated beyond the hills of Jaigarh. It is the first of the three forts. Built in 1734, this fort provides some stunning views of the city.

Excursion from Jaipur
Ritco ToursIf there is time left on your schedule then there are many places around Jaipur which can be visited. One of them Sanganer which lies at a distance of 16 km and is known for the exquisite Jain temples. Then comes Bagru 30 km, Samode 40 km away, and Sariska at a distance of 107 km which houses a beautiful National Park.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Jaipur
Situated in the eastren parts of Rajasthan, Jaipur enjoys a moderate temperature. Summers are from April to July when the maximum temperature reaches a high of around 45ºC. On the other hand, during winters, the days are sunny and pleasant and nights are bitterly cold where during nights the temperature falls as low as 5ºC. Looking at the climatic conditions here the best time to visit the city is between October & March.

Getting There
» By Air : Sanganer Airport of Jaipur is 15 km from city. Jaipur is a popular tourist and commercial destination and is connected by air with both Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. Jagson Airlines, a new entrant on the circuit, connects the city with Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Rajkot. Taxis are available at the airport for transportation. The Jaipur Airport has been recently given the authority of serving the international flights from several international destinations.

» By Trains : Jaipur is connected by rail to all the major cities of India. One excellent connection from Delhi is the Shatabdi Express (4 & a 1/2 hour run). Other connections form Jaipur are from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad and Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. The jaipur Rly Station is in the center of the city and has computerized reservation facility.

» By Road : Jaipur is connected to Delhi by National Highway 8 and the distance of about 260 km can be easily covered in 4 to 5 hours, depending on the time of day. From Delhi, AC and Deluxe coaches leave from Bikaner House, Pandara Road. For those coming from Agra the route lies along National Highway 11 that goes via Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur and Dasua. Road distance from Jaipur to some other important centres in the region are - Jodhpur (332 km), Udaipur (374 km), Ajmer (131 km), Alwar (142 km), Bikaner (321 km) and Jaisalmer (654 km). Rajasthan Roadways operates an hourly service, including some air-conditioned coaches.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches for the tourists from all over. Our collection of cars and coaches include all luxury, deluxe and economy categories, just pick the one which is most suitable for you.

Anchoring in Jaipur
Ritco ToursJaipur is always thronged in by the tourists for the sights it provides. Jaipur with pink coloured houses for which it is called the pink city of India is a widespread city with outstanding charm and beauty which pulls maximum number of visitors to India from all across the globe. Moving around the city will not be a problem as various means of transportation are available. There are no metered taxis in the city but radio and tourist taxis are available to take you for long and short distance routes in and around the city. The Radio taxis can be booked and called up anywhere in the city and the fare can be determined before hand. The other means of transport is the metered auto rickshaw which provides a comfortable journey.

We give convenience and luxury the utmost preference.We are there at your service with our wide range of cars and coaches to make your tour within the city comfortable and one to be remembered for a lifetime.To avail our services you can book with us either at the Jaipur railway station or at the Jaipur airport as per your convenience.

Jaipur offers a wide variety of accommodations ranging from Palace Hotels to budget lodges. Also available are a number of budget hotels and dharamshala which provide accommodation at very nominal rates.

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