Budget Hotel at Jaipur
Budget Hotel in  Jaipur

Travel Guide

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 Jaipur

JAIPUR - "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.
Places of Tourist Interest
City Palace:
A Delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the city palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra mahal, shri Govind dev temple and the City Palace Museum.

30- minutes drive from the hotel.


Hawa Mahal:
The ornamental façade of this “palace of winds” is a prominent landmark of jaipur.The five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

30- minutes drive from the hotel.


Jantar Mantar:
This is the Largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in Different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

30- minutes drive from the hotel


Amber Fort:
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where beautiful fusion of mughal and hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

45-minutes drive from the hotel.


Jaigarh Fort:
The Jaigarh Fort is the most spectacular of the three hilltop forts that overlooks jaipur. In mughal times, the jaipur region was a major weapon – producing centre for the mughal and rajput rulers, several of which are on display in the fort’s museum.

20-minutes drive from the hotel


Weather Information

The temperatures shown in the table below are indicative and based on past weather trends. It is advisable to check current weather before making any arrangements which are dependant on weather conditions.
 
Celsius
Fahrenheit
 
Month
Average High
Average Low
Average High
Average Low
  January
22°C
9°C
71°F
49°F
  February
24°C
12°C
75°F
54°F
  March
31°C
17°C
87°F
63°F
  April
36°C
23°C
97°F
73°F
  May
39°C
27°C
102°F
81°F
  June
41°C
29°C
106°F
84°F
  July
36°C
28°C
97°F
73°F
  August
34°C
26°C
93°F
79°F
  September
33°C
24°C
91°F
75°F
  October
32°C
20°C
90°F
68°F
  November
28°C
15°C
82°F
59°F
  December
23°C
11°C
73°F
51°F