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About Jaipur

Jaipur stands as the capital of the North-Western Indian state of Rajasthan. It draws upon its name from King Sawai Jai Singh who was the founding father of the city and is a renowned tourist attraction thanks to its many forts and palaces. Works of craft, furnishings, colored and precious stones, garments, jewelry, and handicrafts are among the other specialties of this place. Jaipur has the special recognition of being one of the first cities in modern Asia that have been built as per a specific plan with straight roads cutting at right angles, wide streets and a temple almost everywhere you look. It has often been said that in Jaipur you get a temple every hundred meters and ranks next only to Varanasi in terms of the count of temples in a single city.

Getting there
By Air

Jaipur is connected by air to all other major Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Varanasi, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Delhi with the national carrier Air India operating daily flights to these places. Other carriers provide connectivity for Jaipur to cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Goa. Sarovar Portico is amond the top Hotels Near Jaipur airport, reaching which is really easy.

By Rail

The city of Jaipur has good railway connectivity to other places like Sawai Madhopur, Mumbai, Udaipur, Ajmer, Mount Abu, Agra, Ahmedabad, and Delhi. This puts the Sarovar Portico within easy access from other parts of the country since it is in close proximity to the railway station. Sarovar Portico is ergonomically located and is among one of the most popular Hotels Near Jaipur railway station, making the journey smooth for its guests.

By Road

Jaipur is well connected by a network of good roads to important cities and other places of tourist attractions such as Mumbai, Delhi, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, and Agra with the distance to none of them exceeding 1300 kilometers. Regular bus service is available from Jaipur to all of these places. This hotel is among one of those hotels near Jaipur bus stand, making the nearby sightseeing smooth.

Nearby places of interest

City Palace: Probably the first thing that strikes you when you visit the magnificent City Palace is that the Rajput royals of Jaipur were among the richest in India at that time. This is a huge complex complete with buildings, gardens, and courtyards that are a fine blend of both Mughal as well as Rajasthani architecture. Exquisite is probably the only word you can find for describing the Peacock Gate, which contains an alluring display of detailed workmanship involving bright peacocks. Inside the City Palace complex you will find an art gallery and a museum that has an interesting display of old Indian weapons and royal costumes.

"Hawa Mahal" - Palace of the Winds: The fascinating, intricate facade of the Hawa Mahal is probably the most iconic of all buildings in the city. It was constructed back in the year 1799 and has five floors containing rows of small screens and windows. The flow of wind that used to take place through these openings is what gives this place its name. The panoramic view on offer from the top of this building is certainly something that cannot be missed.

Amber Fort and Palace: Set on top of a hill and overlooking the Maota Lake, the Amber Fort and Palace is one of those places straight out of a fairy tale. This was the original home of the Rajpur royals until the city of Jaipur was built and contains within its premises a number of breathtaking palaces, gardens, museums, and halls. The elaborate mirror work further adds to the grandeur of the place. You can reach the entrance to this fort either by walking up, taking a jeep, or on the back of a lurching elephant.

Jaigarh Fort: A massive structure built way back in 1726; Jaigarh Fort is of great appeal for all the military enthusiasts. With towering watchtowers and gateways flanking it on all sides, this place is home to the largest cannon-on-wheels in the world. Interestingly, the cannon has never been fired and the fort has also never been captured, thus allowing it to stand tall and strong to this day. In fact, Jaigarh Fort is one of the most well-preserved forts in the country to this day.

Jantar Mantar Observatory: Jantar Mantar, built by King Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734, literally means "calculation instrument". More than just a curious collection of sculptures, each structure has a specialized astronomical function. There are 14 structures in total, which measure time, predict eclipses, and track stars. The most impressive one is the huge Samrat Yantra sundial. At a height of 90 feet (27 meters), it has a shadow that moves roughly the width of a person's hand every minute.

Distances to important landmarks

Airport -14 kms

Railway Station - 5 kms

Bus Stand - 6 kms

SMS Stadium - 10 kms

Chokhi Dhani - 20 kms