Jaipur is one of the largest cities in India. Located in the North of the country, the city was built in the 18th century and has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is famous as the Pink City of India.
Jaipur Airport is located 13 kilometers away from the city center and it is the only airport in the state of Rajasthan. The airport handles 1.6 million of passengers per year, but it has the capacity to handle 1.000 passengers per hour. If you arrive at Jaipur Airport, go straight to the car hire center and rent a car that will help you travel comfortably in the city and visit the entire area.
The city of Jaipur is a very attractive tourist destination. In 2008, it was ranked number 7 in a top of the best places to visit in Asia. In Jaipur you can find the second most expensive hotel in the world: Raj Palace Hotel. The Presidential Suite can be booked for $45.000 per night.
If you want to start visiting the city, you will need a strong and detailed planned. There are so many tourist attractions that you won’t be able to finish them in a month. Pay attention because many museums, palaces and forts share tickets, so you can get a better price.
Do not miss the three big forts: Amber, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. They are all great buildings, which will offer you a lesson of culture, history and tradition. The best thing about it is that you can visit the forts on an elephant, which has a fixed price given by the Indian Government.
There are also two palaces in Jaipur, located in the old town. The City Palace is the biggest, occupying 1/7 of the entire city. It is the home of many traditional museums. The second palace, Jal Mahal (Water Palace), is placed on a beautiful lake and offers spectacular views.
There are also many temples and a monument in the city, but it is very hard to visit them all. However, if you rent a car at Jaipur Airport you will have a bigger chance to visit more of them. Do not forget about the gardens of Jaipur, the parks, the museums and the bazaars. Your trip cannot be complete if you don’t try some local food in one of the best bars in the old town.