| Shahpura House, Jaipur is located in a plush residential area of jaipur, well insulated from the bustle and chaos of the city in Rajasthan, a Northwestern province of India. Jaipur also called the Pink City, surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. Shahpura House is about 2 kilometers from the city center.
By Air :Jaipur’s airport is 18 kilometers from the hotel and the drive takes 30 minutes. Jaipur is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai with daily flights operated by Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Indian Airlines. The flying time from Delhi to Jaipur is 45 minutes and from Mumbai it is two hours and fifteen minutes.Jaipur is also well connected by air to Delhi with a flying time of slightly more than half an hour.
By Road :The drive from jaipur to Delhi takes approximately four hours. Jaipur to Udaipur takes approximately five hours and Jodhpur to delhi takes about eleven hours. The drive from Jaipur to agra is approximately five hours.
By Rail :Shahpura House, Jaipur is approximately 2 kilometers from railway station. The travel time by train from New Delhi to Jaipur is approximately 12 hours by Mewar Express and from Jaipur to Mumbai it would take approximately 18 hours by superfast express.
Discover JaipurJAIPUR - "The City of Victory", was first intended to be "Sawai Jaipur", named after the boy Prince who commissioned it - Maharaja Jai Singh II - a warrior, astronomer and politician who reigned over the Mughals from 1699 to 1743.
Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a grand visionary and architect, helped Jai Singh II design and develop his vision of the city. The two began work during the second half of the Prince's reign in 1727. Concentrating on shaping his creative pursuits and passions, Jai Singh's ambition was to make Jaipur one of the greatest cities of his time. He was clearly successful. Within five years a walled city of unparalleled beauty was created.
Jaipur was built according to a plan, with the glittering City Palace in the centre. Spreading around, in tiers, were public buildings, residences of noblemen, and the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. At it's simplest, Jaipur was based on seven blocks of buildings, subdivided by straight, wide roads. All of it surrounded, as cities then were, by a high wall for defence into which were set seven gates.
Today's Jaipur is pink, visually described as the city shaded with the autumn colours of a sunset. Although originally the walls were render set and pigmented the colour of red sandstone, Jaipur's universal coat of pink only came in 1876 to coincide with the visit of the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Almost the entire city was given a coat of pink paint, thus giving it the name "The Pink City".
In her book, "A Princess Remembers", Maharani Gayatri Devi describes the city thus - …… On a plain, encircled by brown desert hills with fortifications and walls snaking over their contours. The capital itself was the prettiest I had ever seen - an intricacy of domes and towers, lattices and verandas, with all the buildings coloured a deep oleander pink. In the wide well planned streets the women wore skirts, bodices and shawls instead of saris, and all the men wore gloriously coloured turbans - red, magenta, daffodil yellow and an indescribable pink that was both pale and piercing. It was an incredible effect, this pink against the background of the desert sky.