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See the Jaipur a Pink City of India

Jaipur it is also called pink city, Jaipur is just four hours journey by train from Delhi. The construction of Jaipur walls is relatively recent since they do not have 300 years of history. From there you can see that the walled city is a perfect grid with its palace in the center, a path of a modern city.

For travelers who arrive to Jaipur by train or by bus, a good option is to go to the offices of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. There is a directly at the main train station and the bus station. In the city there are other two located on the hotels Gangaur and Teej, also near the train station, as well as the greater part of the offer of accommodation.

In addition to brochures and maps, in these government offices can be excursions full day, half day or night by excellent price. Day tours cost 250 rupees (US$5) and include tickets to most of the monuments. The night tour offers a vegetarian dinner in the strong Nahargarth by 325 rupees, less than $7.

All make a stop at the official shops of crafts of the state of Rajasthan, which are more expensive that the bazaars, but they offer products at a fixed price and of good quality. It is important to make sure these 4 official tourism offices, as in India, many agencies are called “offices of tourism” to capture the tourist.

An excellent choice for a first look at the city without getting tired and prepare to know it for its own account and without haste in following days.

These tours usually go through all the main points of the Pink City as the Hawa Mahal, the most famous image of the city, whose name means “Palace of the Wind” , which is a part of this palace of Jaipur, that was built so that the women of palace could see the street processions.

Other of the stops on any visit to Jaipur, is the Jantar Mantar, an observatory, the Govind Devji temple, located in the grounds of the palace and the Palace of Jaipur, partially restored.

The whole area of the palace can be explored by walking, although it is not advisable to stay the night. The area between the Palace and the city area is a souk of narrow streets and shops of saris, bracelets, fabrics, tea and other typical products, and not typical, which stays open until well into the night. On the outside of the city walls, facing the New Gate, you can visit the Albert Hall Central Museum, a British colonial building that houses various collections and the nearby museum.

Outside the city, the area of Amber palace is a compulsory visit to this strong at 11 kilometers from the city on the mountain; you can ride by jeep, elephant or a pleasant walk. Some nights offers a sound and light show, and to be in the mountains outside of the city, seems to be suspended in the times of the Maharajas and sultans. On the way to Amber you can spend and stop at the Man Sagar Lake, an artificial lake built in the center of the Maharaja of Jaipur Jai Singh II of Amber placed the Jal Mahal or Palace of Water.

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