Jaipur, often referred to as the Pink City is the state capital of Rajasthan, India. Situated around 258 kilometers from the National capital Delhi, Jaipur is connected through roadway, railways and airways. The city lies on the eastern fringes of Rajasthan and has an approximate population of 5.3 million. The city tends to get very hot during the summer months of March to June, when the average temperature soars up to as high as 47 degree centigrades.
The winter months of September to March are relatively comfortable with temperatures plunging down to as low as 5 degree centigrade. Understandably the best time to visit the lands of Jaipur is during its winter months. The majority populations in Jaipur are Hindu, though Islam, Christianity and Sikhism are followed too. The city was established in the year 1727 under the rule of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and it took approximately 4 years to complete the construction.
The layout and planning of Jaipur was undertaken by the famous Bengali scholar Bengali architect named Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya. The city has been Popular as the land of Palaces, Forts, Havelis and lush green gardens, Jaipur offers an enchanting ensemble of historical monuments. For shopping lovers, the Jaipur city has the finest in Hand block printed textiles, Jewelries made of precious, semi-precious stones and colored gems.
The Central Museum, located at the center of the Ram Niwas Bagh, is the oldest museum in Jaipur. And Sambhar, located at a distance of 60 km from Jaipur is particularly well-known for being the largest saline lake in India. The Royal cremation suite for rulers of Jaipur is Gaitore, located at a close proximity of the Jaipur Amber Road, around 15 kilometers from Jaipur.