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Jaipur DistrictIndia

Discover the “Pink City,” a delightful urban sprawl of palaces, temples, museums and bazaars in the heart of India’s Rajasthan state.

Jaipur’s many salmon-colored buildings and temples have resulted in a name: the “Pink City.” Unwrap an urban landscape of vivid colors and history while visiting hilltop forts, lavish palaces, bustling bazaars and thrilling festivals.

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II founded the city in 1727. Its planned layout revolves around the Old City, recognizable with its fortified surrounding walls. Walk the wide streets or travel between attractions cheaply by rickshaw.

Learn about the lives of Jaipur’s elite women at Hawa Mahal, a multi-windowed palace with a pink façade. Nearby, the Jantar Mantar observatory preserves a collection of 18th-century astronomical instruments. Just a short walk west, photograph the ancient Rajasthani and Mughal architecture of the City Palace. Take a rest in the palace courtyards, surrounded by Persian gardens.

Take on the bazaars of Old City and work on your bargaining skills with a distinct Indian twist. Find handmade jewelry in Johari Bazaar or discover the affluent mansions of Jaipur’s cotton merchants. The gem carving stalls of Pahar Ganj are well worth a visit. Barter for textiles and sarongs in Bapu Bazaar, or perfumes in Kishanpole Bazaar. Lunchtime hunger can be satisfied at hundreds of curry stalls around town.

See decorative fabrics and traditional instruments at the Central Museum. Later, learn about the meanings of local folk art at the Museum of Indology.

Take an afternoon climb to the Temple of the Sun God, where pilgrims bathe in sacred pools. Watch out for cheeky monkeys while you enjoy panoramic views of the city. Admire the grandiose ambitions of ancient Indians at the Amber Fort. This 16th-century stronghold exemplifies Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Visitors in January will witness a spectacle of fluttering kites at the annual Kite Festival. Jaipur in March comes alive with the Elephant Festival, where you’ll see parades and elephant polo matches.

Jaipur is part of India’s Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit including Agra and New Delhi. Visit in winter to avoid the heat of summer and subsequent monsoonal rains.

Where to stay in Jaipur District

Top hotels in Jaipur District

ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
5 out of 5
Palace Road Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs3,942 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated in Jaipur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ajmer Road and M.I. Road. Hawa Mahal and Sawai Mansingh Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (500 reviews)

"Good property with all basic needs. Great location (y)."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
The Oberoi Rajvilas
The Oberoi Rajvilas
5 out of 5
Goner Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs23,000 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

This family-friendly Jaipur hotel is located in the historical district, 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hawa ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)

"Property was very beautiful Worth it"…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

The Oberoi Rajvilas
Hilton Jaipur
Hilton Jaipur
5 out of 5
42 Geejgarh House Hawa Sadak, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs3,149 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

This family-friendly Jaipur hotel is located near the airport, 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Birla Temple, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bapu Bazaar and City Palace. Gaitor ...

4.3/5Excellent! (407 reviews)

"We were visiting the Jhalana Leopard Reserve which is less than 30 minutes away from Hilton Jaipur. It is easily accessible from the highway and bypass. The staff were following strict COVID restrictions rules. Check-in and Checkout were smooth, effortless. The room was large, there were tea and ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Hilton Jaipur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Jaipur District

Om Niwas Suite Hotel
Om Niwas Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
E - 23, Kaushalya Path, Durga Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs3,300 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

This family-friendly Jaipur aparthotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Station Road and M.I. Road. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (28 reviews)
Good deal for a Suite with kitchenette

"Good service apartment. Staff is very courteous and helpful. Family suite is bit smaller. Bathroom is small in one of the rooms food variety is ok, I was expecting bit more on local Rajasthani dishes. Taste wise, food was good. Tawa rotis were partially cooked"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

Om Niwas Suite Hotel
OYO Home 19976 Luxury Farmhouse
OYO Home 19976 Luxury Farmhouse
S 69,Ganga Vihar Enclave, Behind Vit College, Jagatpura, Jaipur

Located in Sanganer, this apartment building is within 9 miles (15 km) of Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center, World Trade Park and Sisodia Rani Palace and ...

OYO Home 19976 Luxury Farmhouse
Krishnalaya Mansion By Vista Rooms
Krishnalaya Mansion By Vista Rooms
3 out of 5
Durgabari Marg, Kantichandra Road, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs21,000 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Sindhi Camp, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Station Road and M.I. Road. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are also within 3 miles (5 km). Sindhi ...

Krishnalaya Mansion By Vista Rooms
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Jaipur District

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5/5 - Excellent

MRS

7 Mar 2020

Incredibly beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

I shall suggest that Jaipur is worthy of visiting by the tourists, in terms of historical spots and shopping heaven.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Attended the Jaipur literary festival at Diggi Palace. Highly recommended.

5/5 - Excellent

Pooja

18 Jan 2020

Palace are must visit if you are interested in history

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Very beautiful city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

It's quite crowded nowadays. There isn't much to see. There are so many scammers who try to loot you in the name of art.

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