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About Jaipur

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Temples & Religious Places

1. Birla Mandir
Address: Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Phone: 0141 262 0969

Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan.

2. Garh Ganesh Temple
Garh Ganesh Temple is an ancient temple of Lord Ganesh in the city of Jaipur. It is located on the hills near Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Garh Ganesha temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha.

3. Govind Dev Ji Temple
Address: Jalebi Chowk, Badi Chopade, J.D.A. Market, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Phone: 0141 261 9413

The Vaishnava temple Govind Dev Ji is situated in Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. It is located in the City Palace complex. The temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (Lord Krishna).This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. The image of the deity (murti) was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. According to popular legend, Lord Krishna’s image in the temple looks exactly like Krishna’s form during his incarnation on Earth.

4. Moti Dungri Ganesh Mandir
Address: Ajmer Rd, Ganpati Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006
Phone: 098712 27890

The temple is surrounded by a beautiful palace which resembles a Scottish castle. The palace was the home of Maharaja Madho Singh’s son. It is considered to be a private property and is not open for visitors, though the palace has hosted several elite parties.
The temple offers a glimpse of modern Indian architecture. Consisting of three domes which symbolise the three main religions of India, the temple covers an area of around two kilometres and is surrounded by a beautiful castle designed in Scottish castle style, known as Moti Dungri. The temple is carved out of stone and has some beautiful lattice work consisting of mythological images which are engraved on the marble. For art lovers this view is breath-taking.

5. Kale Hanumanji Ka Mandir
It is located near Hawa Mahal, is famous for the idol of Lord Hanuman which is black in colour. The temple itself is known to be 1000 years old and has been famous for its unique colour idol. People from all around the head here to worship Hanumanji. Also, the architecture of the temple is beautiful and worth a visit.


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Crops

Wheat and barley are cultivated over large areas, as are pulses, sugarcane, and oilseeds. Cotton and tobacco are the state’s cash crops. Rajasthan is among the largest producers of edible oils in India and the second largest producer of oilseeds.

Offices & Industries

In addition to its role as the provincial capital, educational, and administrative centre, the economy of Jaipur is fuelled by tourism, gemstone cutting, the manufacture of jewellery and luxury textiles, and information technology. Three major trade promotion organisations have their offices in Jaipur.

These are: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, (FICCI) the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) which has its regional offices here. In 2008, Jaipur was ranked 31 among the 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing cities. Jaipur Stock Exchange is one of the regional stock exchanges in India and was founded in 1989. Jaipur is a major hub for arts and crafts. It has many traditional shops selling antiques, jewellery, handicrafts, gems, bangles, pottery, carpets, textiles, leather and metal products. Jaipur is one of India’s largest manufacturers of hand-knotted rugs. Jaipur leg, a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations, was designed and is produced in Jaipur.

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Schools

Schools-
1. India International School
Address: Opposite VT Road, Shipra Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020
Phone: 0141 278 6402

2. Cambridge Court High School
Address: Sector-8, Madhyam Marg, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020
Phone: 0141 278 3628

3. Seedling Public School
Address: Sector 4, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Phone: 0141 265 4399

4. Pearson School
Address: Captain Chauhan Farms, Kalyanpura, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020
Phone: 090246 45566

5. St. Xavier’s School
Address: Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
Phone: 0141 237 2336


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Colleges

Colleges-
1. University of Rajasthan
Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Phone: 0141 270 3655

2. Rajasthan University of Health Sciences
Address: Sector-18, Kumbha Marg, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302033
Phone: 0141 279 5501

3. Malaviya National Institute of Technology
Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jhalana Gram, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017
Phone: 0141 252 9087

4. Jaipur National University
Address: Jaipur-Agra Bypass, Near New RTO Office, Jagatpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017
Phone: 0141 275 3377

5. NIMS University
Address: Jaipur-Delhi Highway, Shobha Nagar, National Highway 11C, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303121
Phone: 091160 10414


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Festivals

1. Gangaur is the most significant and colourful festival which is celebrated with great zeal all over the Rajasthan and in some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. However, it is mainly rejoiced by the women and girls.

During this auspicious occasion, they worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati or Gauri by making clay idols of them. Married women pray for the well being, long life and welfare of their husbands and unmarried girls worship for a handsome and intelligent life partner. This festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra, between the months of March and April, according to the Gregorian calendar.

2. Teej is another important festival which is rejoiced in Jaipur. On this day, women and girls wear new clothes, jewelleries and make designs on their palms and feet with mehndi (henna). They gather in group in a temple and perform special puja, aarti and offer prasad to Goddess Parvati. Women pray for their husbands whereas girls pray for their future husband. Women and girls perform folk dance, sing traditional teej songs and enjoy swinging. These three are the unique features of this festival.

3. On 14th January, the festival of Makar Sakranti is celebrated all over India. This festive time is rejoiced for various reasons but the main reason is the transition of the sun from Sagittarius (dhanu rashi), the zodiac sign to Capricorn (makar rashi). According to the Indian astrology, the northward journey of the sun begins on this day. People take holy bath in the Ganga River and then donate things to the needy people. Also, on this day, people enjoy the flying of kites. Complete sky is adorned with beautiful, big and small colourful kites. In Jaipur, it is declared as the state holiday. Various kite competitions are held in Jaipur as well as across the state in which the most famous is International Kite Festival held by the State Government which goes on for three days. Many competitors from all over the world participate in this event.

4. The Elephant Festival is an annual festival which is held every year in the Pink City, Jaipur. This matchless event is organised on the full moon day of Phalgun Purnima which falls in the month of February/March. It is celebrated on the day before the festivals of colours i.e. Holi. From the ancient times, elephants have always been an important part of the Indian society. The Elephant-headed God.


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Places Around

1. Amer Fort
Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur

2. Hawa Mahal
Address: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the zenana, or women’s chambers.

3. City Palace
Address: Jaleb Chowk, Near Jantar Mantar, Tripolia Bazar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum.

4. Jantar Mantar
Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, and completed in 1734.

5. Albert Hall Museum
Address: Museum Road, Ajmeri Gate, Ramniwas Bag, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Phone: 0141 257 0099

It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. When the foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876 it had yet to be determined what use it would be put to. There were some suggestions about cultural or educational use or as a town hall.


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Transportation
Rail

Jaipur is the headquarters of North Western Zone of Indian Railways. Jaipur Railway Station is well connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai,

Bengaluru, Indore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad. Other stations include Gandhinagar, Durgapura, Jagatpura, Ninad Benad and Sanganer.

Jaipur Metro commenced commercial operation on 3 June 2015. Phase-1A is operational between Mansarovar and Chandpole consisting of 9 stations namely Mansarovar, New Aatish Market, Vivek Vihar, Shayam Nagar, Ram Nagar, Civil Line, Railway Station, Sindhi Camp and Chandpole. Phase-1B is under construction. The estimated cost of the project is ₹550 crore and it is expected to be completed by 2018.

Air

Jaipur International Airport is in Sanganer, 10 km (6 miles) from the centre. The airport handled 363,899 international and 2,540,451 domestic passengers in 2015–2016. Jaipur Airport also provides air cargo services. During winter, sometimes flights towards Indira Gandhi International Airport are diverted to Jaipur Airport due to heavy fog in Delhi. The airport operates regular domestic services to major Indian cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Udaipur. International destinations served include Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, Bangkok and Sharjah.

Local

Jaipur BRTS was approved by the government in August 2006. Jaipur BRTS is managed by JCSTL, a special purpose vehicle formed by Jaipur Development Authority and Jaipur Nagar Nigam. In Phase I, two corridors have been proposed: a “North-South Corridor” from Sikar Road to Tonk Road and an “East-West Corridor” from Ajmer Road to Delhi Road. A section of the North-South Corridor from bypass near Harmada to Pani Pech became operational in 2010.

Major Roads

Jaipur is located on National Highway No.8 connecting Delhi and Mumbai. National Highway 12 links Jaipur with Kota and National Highway 11 links Bikaner with Agra passing through Jaipur. RSRTC operates bus service to major cities in Rajasthan, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat. City buses are operated by Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) of RSRTC. The service operates more than 400 regular and low-floor buses. Major bus depots are located at Vaishali Nagar, Vidyadhar Nagar and Sanganer.


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Facts

1. Sambhar, located at a distance of 60 km from Jaipur is famous for being the largest saline lake in India.
2. Between 1727 and 1734, Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories or Jantar Mantars. These structures with their amazing combinations of geometric forms at large scale have captivated artists, historians and architects.
3. The largest out of five Jantar Mantars is in Jaipur.

Central Museum, located in the centre of the Ram Niwas Bagh, is the oldest museum of Jaipur.
Gaitore, based on the Jaipur Amber Road; about 15 km from Jaipur is a royal cremation site of rulers of Jaipur.
4. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is known to have founded the city of Jaipur on 18th November 1727.
Jaipur is touted as the first planned city of India. It was planned by a Bengali architect named Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya.
5. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, Hawa Mahal was meant for women belonging to royal families to observe streets without being seen.
6. Dating back to the 10th century this place is linked to the Kachwahas, rulers and founders of Amber. And, present day Jaigarh Fort is quite different from the one that was built in 1726 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It was primarily built as a defensive structure to protect Amber fort and palace complex.
7. Jaipur is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort.

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Important Contacts Nos.

Police Control Room- 100
Fire Brigade- 101
Ambulance- 102

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