Jaipur the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan is one of the largest cities of the state. Also, known as the “Pink City”, due to the color of the stone used exclusively in the constructions of the buildings there, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by the Rajput ruler Sri Jai Singh. The city was named after him. It is one of the earliest planned cities of modern India.
The city is quite densely populated and you will get to find several neighborhoods there. The best locations to stay in Jaipur are Mansarover, Vaishali Nagar, Malviya Nagar, C-Scheme, Jagatpura, Raja park, Durgapura, Tonk Road, Ajmer Road and Civil Lines.
As far as the people there are concerned, they are quite simple, friendly and down to earth. People here are extremely proud of their heritage and protective of their traditions. The official language of Jaipur is Hindi and the additional official language is English. However, the main language spoken by the local people there is Rajasthani.
If you are a cultural history buff, then Jaipur in Rajasthan is the city for you. In other words, you can say Jaipur has royalty written all over it. In fact, due to so much historic importance associated with the place, Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
Be it the Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir, Rambagh Palace, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort to Jantar Mahal etc., Jaipur has a lot to offer to the tourists. You will never run short of tourist destinations once you visit it. In fact, you may have to spend several days there to complete all of the important tourist places.
Jaipur has a monsoon influenced hot semi-arid climate. The summers there are extremely hot and long whether winters are comparatively mild to warm. Hence, if you are planning to visit Jaipur, make sure you plan a trip there in the winter months. During the monsoons Jaipur experiences quite frequent and heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms but flooding scenarios are not so common there.
The history of the place has a lot of impact on its cuisine too. The Jaipur rulers laid lot of emphasis on the traditions and the quality of the kitchens. Be it the rituals of game meat serving to slow cooking, the cuisine of Jaipur is as rich as its heritage. Because, Jaipur is surrounded by desert region, the cuisine mostly focuses on berries and beans that are found in the nearby area. The most commonly added spices are shredded and dried mango, coriander, turmeric, fresh red chilies etc. Many a times, the wild leaves found in the desert region are used to make the curries.
Some of the very typical local dishes of Jaipur are Missi Roti, Dal BaatiChurma, Gatteki Sabzi, MakkekiGhat, Ker Sangri, Bajreki Roti, BajrekiGhat, and Lall Maans. You can also enjoy Dal Kachooris, Lentil Puff Pastries, various tikkis, etc. in Jaipur. And, yes, Jaipur is also quite famous for its sweets. Be it the Ghevar, MawaKachoori, Feeni, Ghajak, Chauguniki Laddu, to Meethithuli, everything is quite popular there.
I am sure you will love Jaipur when you visit this beautiful city.