|Location||26.92° N, 75.82° E, in Rajasthan, North India|
|Altitude||431m above sea level|
|Area||200.4 sq. kms|
|Seasons||Three main seasons – Summer, Monsoon and Winter
|Languages||Rajasthani, Hindi and Englsih|
|Best Time to Visit||October to March|
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, a state in Northern India. Popularly known as the Pink City, it is the former capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 5 million residents. Presently, Jaipur is a major business and tourist centre with all the requisites of a metropolitan city.
Jaipur extends from latitude 26.92 degrees in the north to longitude 75.82 degrees in the east. The city covers an area of 200.4 sq. kms and lies at an altitude of 431 m above sea level.
Jaipur is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. It is bound by Sikar and Alwar in the north, by Tonk, Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur in the South, by Nagaur and Ajmer in the West and by Bharatpur and Dausa districts in the East. It is located at a distance of about 258 kms from Delhi, 232 kms from Agra, 350 kms from Gwalior and 405 kms from Udaipur. Jaipur is well-connected with all the major cities of the country by air, rail and road.
Jaipur has a semi-arid climate. Although it receives over 550 mm of rainfall annually, the rainfall is concentrated in the monsoon months between June and September. Temperatures remain relatively high throughout the year, with the summer months of April to early July having average daily temperatures of above 30oC. During the monsoon months, there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures in the 15-18oC range and little or no humidity. There are however occasional cold waves that lead to near freezing temperatures.
You can get more information about Jaipur by doing a Google Search on ‘Jaipur’ or visiting www.jaipur.org.uk and Tourist Information (from landline) 1363, 1364.