DR SANDEEP NARULA LOVED TO SHARE HIS EXPERIENCE OF JAIPUR
I think the more we see, the more we study, the less we know about this glorious city because it has a vast and rich cultural heritage. The City Jaipur, name derived from Jai- (named after Raja Jai Singh) and Pur (means soul or aatma); this is how the city got its name. The architect of this city Mirza Ismail gave a shape and perfect landscape to this city.
In spite of Globalization and Commercialization, the culture of the city is intact and in my opinion, the prime reason is that of the ‘simplicity’ and “Atithi Devo Bhava” culture of the people. The historical monuments as you have described in this blog perfectly covers the importance to visit this city. Even the temples of the city were built for a specific reason.
All the four corners of Jaipur have big gates (Zoravar Singh gate, Sanganeri Gate, Ajmeri gate and Chandpole gate) which provides a tight security to the city. The highly famous temple of Govind Devji was built on the insistence of Sawai Man Singh emperor as probably his Rani insisted him to construct the temple, as she was a devotee of Lord Krishna.
The Rajput clan is highly brave & courageous and history is full of their bravery and mighty skills. The same evidence we get when we visit the City Palace and witness the huge artillery collection; a separate section is there in the City Palace. The construction of Jantar Mantar speaks about the scientific intellect and Astronomical caliber of the people.
The City Palace and Jantar Mantar together possess enormous wealth, science, literature, astrology, astronomy, architecture, and ammunition apart from textiles and agriculture. In my opinion, history of India is incomplete if we do not mention all this about Jaipur and Rajasthan.
Each and every corner of Jaipur has a rich cultural history and glory to convey and unfortunately, very few people have written about this city. I am extremely happy that you have taken this initiative and trying to bring its culture at global and social diaspora.
HOW LONG TO VISIT JAIPUR: 3-4 DAYS
The city is fairly big, so it takes a few days to see the major sights. We recommend spending three or four full days in the city. You could spend more, of course, but three or four will give you a good overview of the city. Jaipur does have a handful of nice day trip options (going out of the city for a day trip), so you may want to extend your stay by a few days to experience those nearby sights & small town.
JAIPUR FROM DELHI & BY ROAD
The distance from New Delhi to Jaipur is approximately 234 Km. If you take a public bus, it takes roughly 6 hours to reach Jaipur from New Delhi. By flight, the travelling time between New Delhi & Jaipur is roughly 50-60 minutes. You can take a car from New Delhi to Jaipur. It will take you around 4 hours to cover the distance of around 250 Km and reach Jaipur from New Delhi. The CO2 emission is around 74 Kg as per a Quora user.
JAIPUR FROM DELHI & BY TRAIN (RECOMMENDED)
New Delhi and pink city Jaipur are extremely well connected by both road and trains. Jaipur Double Decker train (train number 12986) is your best option, reaches Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Other good trains are Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani (12958) and Mandor Express, though the timing may not be suitable for most f us. Book your tickets from official portal irctc.com or private OTC cleartrip.com
WE ARE DEVELOPING A MASTER PAGE FOR JAIPUR
Yes, for all your travel related queries like what to see, best budget & safe stay, where to eat the local Rajasthani food etc. We are developing a one-stop master page for our lovely Jaipur City. Check out today and we would certainly love to add anything which you would like to recommend to our travel community!