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Popularly known as the Pink City, it is divided into two parts – the low-lying old city featuring red sandstone structures and the new city with its swanky multi-storied malls. A popular tourist destination, Jaipur is famous for its monuments like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and City Palace beside fascinating sites like the ancient observatory Jantar Mantar. Learn more about its legendary history at the museums housed in the City Palace and at Albert Hall. The latest addition to the list of metropolitans in the country,
Jaipur is a paradise for shoppers. From regional textiles and handmade paper products to gemstone jewellery and artefacts, Jaipur is where you head for some indulgent shopping. Popular markets are Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Chaura Rasta besides MI Road, which offers a more posh shopping experience. Another must is to try the mouthwatering Rajasthani food.
Want a budget heritage getaway? The good ole’ city of Jaipur can always spring something new to explore. For example the forts – Amber, Jaigarh, and Nahargarh; the palaces, like City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal; the temples; the gardens; the feats of science like Jantar Mantar and the ever so amazing Jaipur Literature Festival.
Self-Drive: The best way to reach Jaipur from Delhi is to drive there. The highway is smooth and fast and there are many good stopovers you can enjoy mid-way. All you need is a car and a tankful of fuel.
Train: Want something better than self-drive? you can book yourself an air-conditioned chair car. Train Name: Ajmer Shatabdi | Time: 5:55 am (New Delhi) à 10:30 am (Jaipur) | Bus: Rs. 1000 to Rs 1400 (return fare)
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