One of the largest cities of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is an epitome of grandeur and vibrancy. Popularly known as the Pink City, it was established in 1727 by Raja Jai Singh II and is the first planned city of the country. A royal place with rich history, culture and architecture, it has many magnificent fortresses, beautiful palaces and exquisite temples. Other than these, there are many delights for travellers, such as various fascinating sites, royal cuisine, traditional handicrafts and impeccable jewellery. All these captivating attractions make this city a wonderful tourist destination for both domestic and international travellers. Tourists who are contemplating a tour to this vivid and colourful place can choose from an array of Jaipur tour packages that include air tickets, sightseeing, accommodation and complementary meals. It is advisable to book a package with a reliable travel portal to avoid any hassles during the tour.
Jaipur Literature Festival
An annual program generally held in January, the Jaipur Literature Festival was started in the year 2006. The biggest literary festival of not only India, but in Asia as well, it has received many acclaims from renowned authors and journalists. Portrayed as the Greatest Literary Show on Earth by Tina Brown, an author, the directors of this festival are William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale.
The usual venue of this festival is the Diggi Palace Hotel, located in the city centre, where writers and readers from India, Africa, Europe, America and South Asia come together. The festival started with mere 100 attendees in its first year, and since then the number has increased to thousands. A festival for literature admirers, it is equally interesting for general public too. So people who want to be a part of this extravagant event can book tour packages India that include a halt at this festival as well.