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JAIPUR The Pink city

Jaipur The pink city
Popularly known as pink city, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state. This city was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in the year 1727 AD. This city is well connected from all other parts of the country by rail , road and air network. Located at a distance of 272 Km from Delhi and 228 Km from Agra this city is part of the popular golden triangle of tourist circuit consisting of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Proximity to Delhi and Agra ( Taj Mahal ) with its reach history of Indian Maharajas this city attracts many tourist from all part of the world.

This city's main business is diamond cutting and polishing. Handicrafts and tourism are the other two business of this area. Jaipur city has many historical important forts , palaces, museums, temples and gardens for the tourist to get a feeling of Rajasthan culture and its glorious history.

The present old city was colored itself to Pink to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria. This pink color became an integral part of the ( old ) city and gave the name pink city to Jaipur.

Jaipur Air port is 15 KM from main city and regular flights operates from here from major cities of India.

By Raod Jaipur is well connected. NH 8 and NH 11 passes through this area.

By rail Jaipur is well connected to all parts of the country.

Indian Railway station Code for Jaipur is JP

Jaipur has many tourist destinations on its proximity. Most of them are of historical importance.

Jaipur Hawa Mahal City Palace Complex
Jantar Mantar
Govt Central Museum ( Albert Hall )
Ravindra Manch
Crafts Village
Statue Circle
Birla Mandir
Ambar Fort ( 11 KM)
Jaigarh Fort ( 15 KM )
Nahargarh Fort ( 15 KM )

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