Jaipur, the world renowned Pink City has an interesting mix of modern infrastructure with a rich heritage and culture which makes Jaipur a very charming city. Known for their hospitality, the people of Jaipur are really welcoming and helpful. The Capital City of Rajasthan, Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Amber in 1727. At that time, Jaipur was one of the best-planned cities of the world. Jaipur forms a part of the West Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra. Jaipur is well connected to almost every corner of India via different means of public transport including air, rail and road. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan.
The magnificent forts, beautiful havelis and colorful bazaars make Jaipur a popular tourist destination among tourists. Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort are popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. Jantar Mantar, built in stone and marble, is the most extensive of the five observatories is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur showcases India's scientific prowess in a time when US didn't exist. Other major tourist attractions in Jaipur include the Birla Mandir, Govind Deoiji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Central Museum and Kanak Valley etc.