Amber Fort at sunset, Jaipur

At a glance

  • Buildings awash with a distinctive pink hue
  • Intricately designed forts and palaces
  • Lively street bazaars

Jaipur holidays

The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and remarkable among Indian cities for its wide, regular boulevards, grid-plan streets, labyrinthine bazaars and opulent palaces. Tradition and modernity seem to exist side by side. Highlights of a visit include the beautiful Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of the Winds’ and the Nahargarh and Amber Forts.

  • A self-guided walking tour of the Old City is one of the best ways to discover the major attractions of Jaipur such as the Palace of the Winds and the City Palace
  • The spectacular hill-top Jaigarh Fort is located to the north of the city and offers far reaching views of the surrounding countryside
  • There are plenty of shopping opportunities in the 'Pink City' with a number of vibrant street bazaars to be explorer
  • The Amber Fort, located 7 miles north of the city, is Jaipur's crown jewel built in the late 16th Century
  • You can visit Jaipur as part of an escorted tour or on a tailor made car and driver itinerary

When to visit

Jan 23°c
Feb 26°c
Mar 32°c
Apr 38°c
May 41°c
Jun 40°c
Jul 34°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 33°c
Oct 33°c
Nov 30°c
Dec 25°c
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