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The Rajasthan city of Jaipur, also known as the "Pink City", is the first offically planned city in India. Jaipur is surrounded by the semi-desert lands of Rajashtan and has long been home to the Royalty and Rajputs of India. It's served by the airport of the same name, making this area easier to reach than ever.
Jaipur flights arrive from all other major cities in India including Delhi and Mumbai. Flights are provided by Indian domestic airlines and these providers can often offer a range of cheap flights to Jaipur. Travellers looking for Jaipur flights out of London will find that there are four airlines operating this route, some with only one stop and transfer. The shortest flight to Jaipur from London is via Sri Lanka and takes around thirty four hours including transit time.
For those seeking car hire Jaipur can offer pick up at the airport itself or from smaller companies in the city centre. Once in the city, one of the most novel ways of getting around is on the automated rickshaw service. There are also plenty of buses and taxis and with a selection of cheap hotels Jaipur often appears on the route of many backpackers travelling through the continent.
Those taking a flight to Jaipur looking for history and culture will not be dissappointed. With its Royal roots and many UNESCO World heritage sites including the Jantar Mantar Observatory there is plenty to visit, and organised tours are sometimes the best way of not missing any of the attractions the city has to offer. The famous Amber Fort and the Jai Mahal and also important stops to make.