Founded in A.D. 1727, Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City owing to the colour of the stone used to build many of its structures. Being the capital of Rajasthan, the city has a deep cultural history owing to the many kings who ruled the region. This can be observed in the forts, palaces, monuments, markets, art, cuisine, and festivals of the city. Jaipur, interestingly, is the first planned city of India.


With its rich culture and history, festivals have been an intrinsic part of this city and its people. They are not only a reflection of Jaipur’s heritage but also provide a stage to exhibit, share, and discuss new thoughts, experiences, and arts.

Jaipur Literature Festival

19th – 23rd January, 2023

Since its launch over a decade ago, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has become a much-loved event, especially among literature enthusiasts. JLF has provided a platform to express and engage with people from diverse sectors in dialogue and debate. With a line-up of writers, humanitarians, thinkers, entrepreneurs, politicians, entertainers, and others, this five-day annual event will take place from 19 to 23 January, 2023.

Over the years, notable names such as Malala Yousafzai, Margaret Atwood, Gulzar, and others have graced its stage. In 2023, the speaker list includes Abdulrazak Gurnah, Ashwin Sanghi, C. Raja Mohan, Bernardine Evaristo, Deepti Naval, Nandan Nilekani, Vir Sanghvi, and others.

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Travel tips

Here are some travel tips one should know before visiting Jaipur:

  • While Hindi is the local language, most people understand English
  • Keep a check of your belongings
  • Jaipur is a popular tourist destination, especially during winters. Make sure you make your bookings much in advance
  • Some tourist sites are closed on closed on certain dates, so check before you go

How to reach

By air:  Sanganer International Airport in Jaipur connects the city to other domestic and international destinations. IndiGo operates more than 150 flights to Jaipur and other locations.

By train: Jaipur Junction is the main railway station of the city, connecting it with the rest of the country through several train services.

By road: Jaipur is well-connected to nearby cities by National Highways. Tourists can either drive down, hire a taxi, or use the bus service. For the latter, there is the state-owned Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC), along with many private bus operators.

Travelling within the city

Jaipur has a vast network of buses run by RSRTC. Additionally, auto-rickshaws, taxis, app-based cab services, metro, as well as cycle-rickshaws are other common modes of transportation.

To know about more such festivals and events, visit Festivals From India, your one-stop shop for all arts and culture festivals in India.

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