Jaipur is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. Cradled by the mighty Aravalli ranges, Jaipur is located on the eastern region of the state only 260 kilometres from New Delhi.

Jaipur is dotted with heritage buildings painted in the unique colour of terracotta pink, giving the name – Pink City.

The main sightseeing options in Jaipur are the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar.

When in Jaipur you can shop for hand block printed and tie and dyed fabrics, Jaipuri quilts, footwear, silver and enamel jewellery.

There is no shortage of accommodation in every category in this heritage city. In the off season, all of the Jaipur Hotels will offer bargain rates, dropping prices by 25% to 50%.

Most of the budget Jaipur Hotels are found around the railway station and the bus stand.

These Jaipur Hotels are economical and hospitable, and come with all the basic amenities without any frills. Some of the Jaipur Hotels in this category are Hotel Pearl Palace, Evergreen Guest House, Karni Nivas, Athithi Guest House, Devi Niwas, Jaipur Green Hotel, Chandra Vilas Hotel, Vinayaka Inn and Akashdeep Hotel among others. The Jaipur Hotels in the budget category offer accommodation facilities for a tariff as low as Rs. 200.

The mid range Jaipur Hotels charge around Rs.1500 to Rs.

2500. Some mid range Jaipur Hotels are K R Royal, Jaipur Ashok, Hotel Tulip, Indiana Classic, Hotel Paradise, Hotel Mansingh, Jas Vilas, Shahpura House, Dera Rawaster, Madhuban and The Wall Street among others. The added attraction is that some of these hotels are palaces and havelis that have been converted and managed by the family itself.

Jaipur Hotels in the luxury segment offer facilities of international standards, blended beautifully with traditional Rajasthani culture. These Jaipur Hotels are famous not only for their architectural splendor, but also for services rendered. These Jaipur Hotels may cost from Rs.10000 upwards for a night.

Built in elaborate style, immaculate rooms with overlooking balconies, traditional carved furniture, huge courtyards, home-cooked Rajasthani meals and many other world class amenities, these high end Jaipur Hotels attract a lot of foreign tourists.

The most luxurious Jaipur Hotel is the Rambagh palace, once belonging to the Maharajah of Jaipur. Saba Haveli, Samode Haveli, Palms Hotel, Park Prime Jaipur, Royal Orchid Central, Trident Jaipur, Raj Vilas, Jai Mahal Palace Hotel and Rajputana Palace are some of the other Jaipur Hotels in the luxury category.

The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March, during the winter months. Summers in Jaipur can be very hot.

Jaipur is well connected by road, rail and air to all major destinations in India.

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