Jaipur Places of Interest
Amer Fort :- At a short distance of 11 kms . from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex
stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding
ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below.
Welcomgroup Rajputana Palace Sheraton Every evening from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
in the wit-out area. The show includes Kalbelia Dancers,Puppeteers & Bhopa-
Bhopi, which displays Rajasthan's rich heritage
Sanganer :- 12 km on Tonk Road. It has beautiful Jain temples and important
craft industries besides the ruined palaces, broken city walls, triple gateway
and a neglected Mughal garden. Large and small units of block and screen printers
produce some of the finest hand printed textile in the country.
Jaipur Fairs & Festivals
Makar Sankranti :- The festival is celebrated on the 14th of January every year.
This has now become the festival of kite-flying which does not spare the soaring
spirits of anyone in Jaipur. The devoted ones, however, take a holy dip in the
kund at Galtaji. The traditional sweet associated with it is Phirni, made in
abundance by the halwais of Jaipur.
Jaipur Getting There
The Jaipur Airport is called Sanganer Airport . There are domestic flight connections
to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur. There is a single
international flight to Dubai.
The builders of Jaipur took special care to provide ample space and facilities
for the production and marketing of hadicarfts which made the place famous throughout
India and abroad. An entire street and several city sectors were earmarked for
artisans and traders. The mainmarkets are along Jauhari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Nehru
Bazar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazar and M.I. Road.
Jaipur Shopping Arcades
This is where you can buy jewellery and tie and dye sarees. Two lanes joining
the mainroad Gopalji ka Rasta and Haldion ka Rasta house numerous establishment
selling jewellery. On the main road itself you find many silversmiths. Traditional
tie and dye fabrics and textiles are also available here.