The city of Jaipur is considered to be one of the most captivating sights in India. Often dubbed the Pink City, due to the primary color scheme throughout the country, it is the largest city of Rajasthan. It serves as the perfect gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Situated just 280 kilometers from the country’s capital New Delhi, it has a number of sites such as the JalMahal, Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar, HawaMahal and the Birla Mandir.
The Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Jantar Mantar, built by King Sawai Jai Singh II, contains the largest sundial in the world. It allows one to make interesting astronomical observations with the naked eye. What makes it very interesting is that it features the three primary celestial coordinate systems, the ecliptic system, the equatorial system and the horizon-zenith local system. It is a must-see for astronomy fans across India and those touring north India.
The JalMahal is a palace in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. It is a five-story structure, with four floors being submerged under the water when the lake is full, and only the topmost section is exposed. It is built into the bed of the lake. The maximum depth is about 15 feet. The palace, however, is not open to visitors but is a stunning sight at night.
The best way to travel is on trains, and there are thirty-six Delhi to Jaipur trains and best of them are:
Swarna Jayanthi Rajdhani Express
The Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express is the shortest train traveling between the two cities, taking just under four and a half hours. It runs all seven days in the week. Swarna Jayanthi is better known as “Golden Jubilee,” since it was introduced in the 50th year after India’s independence. It is a superfast express and has the highest priority on its journey between Ahmedabad and Delhi. Being very popular with the people, it was made to run all days of the week from its previous five days of operation. It only has AC compartments, with 1st AC, 2nd AC, and 3rd AC coach present.
Jaipur Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express
This train is one of the most interesting ones in the Indian Railways. It has two levels and is one of the few trains in India that is double-decker. Traveling at around 55 km/hr, it takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes to go between Delhi and Jaipur and has two executive classes and thirteen AC chair car coaches. It runs on all days of the weeks due to higher demand.
New Delhi Ajmer Shatabdi Express
It is a superfast express of the Shatabdi Express. It travels at a maximum speed of 110 km/hr and has a single AC First Class Coach, two EOG (End of Generator) coaches and eleven AC Chair Cars. Traveling at an average speed of around 68 km/hr, it also includes the Superfast surcharge due to its higher traveling speed. There is no pantry car present on it, although catering is arranged on board the train. Individual sections of the route are not fully electrified, and as a result, it is powered by the WDP 4 of Ajmer.