Rich heritage of Jaipur warmly welcomes you!
Famously known as the “Paris of India” as well as the “Pink City”, this Rajasthan’s capital embraces its century-old heritage. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh II in the year of 1727, this royal city was once a throne to the clan of rulers. Their dominion over this rich land brought about several spectacular forts and unique architectures to life in Rajasthan. Some stunning evidence of this fact that stood tall through the test of times are City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort.
Jaipur is universally famous for its aesthetically beautiful and precise architecture. This city is also known to be India’s first-ever well-planned city. This pink-walled city also showcases its exceptional artisanship through the flamboyant bazaars that are famous for its exotic wares, tie-dye scarves, blue pottery, jewelry and leather embroidered shoes. A rich blend of diverse lifestyles and architecture exists within its boundaries that reflect modernity even in its ancient royal culture. This city is also an opulent convergence of pageants, traditions, civilization, festivals, fairs, customs, cultures and monuments. It hosts much-anticipated Jaipur Literature Festival, Teej, Kite Festival, Elephant Festival and glamorous Diwali festivities annually. Currently expanded well beyond its original architectural plan, Jaipur is now a booming economy plus India’s primary cultural center.
Situated in Thar Desert’s eastern border, Jaipur city is a semi-arid land. It is placed at average elevation of 1417 ft. Its three sides are surrounded by Aravali hills while on western side it shares its border with Pakistan. This city has hot summers with mean temperature fluctuating between 45 Degree Celsius and 25.8 Degree Celsius while the winters remain cool with maximum temperature rising up to only 22 Degree Celsius.
Jaipur also houses salty water containing natural lake named Sambhar Lake, which is source of rich quality salt. Silicon, Glass, White Marble, Dolomite, Iron and Copper are this city’s main minerals. Major rivers flowing here are Sabi and Banganga.
Jaipur covers total is 11,143 sq. km area.
This city's total population is 66,26,178 according to the 2011 census.
Jaipur's proximity to Delhi city and being an integral part of national investment zone's proposed corridor has attracted lots of investment business to Rajasthan. Additionally, it is also an emerging city for global outsourcing. Infosys Ltd, Genpact, and Deutsche Bank Group have their respective centers of software development in Jaipur. The city also resides special economic zone of ‘Mahindra World City' that has country's largest IT SEZ. Along with SEZ; it also resides light engineering, textile as well as industry zones. Jaipur businesses also include 12 small-scale industries type – luhari, painting, marble murti, lakdi, handloom, hand block printing, dari, galcha, charm mojadi, blue pottery and agriculture implements.