Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, gemstones, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Jantar Mantar and the Amer Fort.
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.
Jaipur has three major modes of transport buses, tempos, minibuses, three wheeler taxi and auto rickshaws
- Air : Jaipur International Airport, Sanganer, 13kms from the heart of the city and it connects Jaipur with major cities of india like Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad.
- Rail: Jaipur is connected by rail with Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay and Sawai Madhopur.
- Road: Good motorable roads connect Jaipur with Delhi, the capital which is only 258 kms away.