About Jaipur

Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, is a beautiful city. Historically, this city was the stronghold of a clan of rulers. Forts and palaces of that era are important tourist attractions. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone exclusively used in the walled city. Jaipur is best known for its handicraft items such as embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves, jewellary (especially kundan, polki and minakari arts in both precious and semi-precious stones setting) and other exotic wares.

Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the Pink City is also known for broad avenues and spacious gardens. Rajasthan and especially its capital Jaipur are steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces and broad lanes of bazaar where once the maharajas lives and people conducted trade. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers.

Jaipur is well connected to other tourist attractions such as Delhi (258 km), Agra famous for Taj Mahal (236 km), Ajmer (131 km), Jodhpur (316 km), Bikaner (321 km), Udaipur (405 km).



Air : Indian Airlines connect Jaipur with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad.

Rail : Jaipur is connected by rail with Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay and Sawai Madhopur.

Road : Good roads connect Jaipur with major cities- prominent being Delhi, Ajmer, Agra, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer, etc.

Regular buses ply from Jaipur to the above places and Alwar, Kota, Sariska, Mathura, Indore, Chittorgarh and Barmer.


Rajasthan Tourism

Rich heritage of Rajasthan with its coulorful culture and hospitality makes it a destination nonpareil. Rajasthan has a lot to offer to its visitors - miniature paintings, magnificeint sculptures, handicraft items created with a blend of marble and semi-precious stones, folk music and dance, exciting desert safaris, shining sand-dunes, amazing forests and varied wildlife. And in Jaipur, one can have a glimpse of old combined with new. It is an incredible destination for the outdoor-tourist - safari on horses, camels, elephants or even in jeeps against the backdrop of the Aravalis - India's oldest mountain range.


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Visa Requirements

Travel to India requires a visa in advance for citizens of most countries. For application requirements and details on how to apply, please consult the Indian consulate in your home country. As an example, for those residing in the United States, the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. has outsourced the visa service to Travisa: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/homepage.

While obtaining an Indian visa is generally straightforward, there can be some processing delays depending on an individual application. To ensure that you receive your visa in time to attend SIN 2012, we urge you to apply for an Indian visa as early as you can. visit. For attending a conference, the preferred visa type is "Conference Visa". In order to get this visa, an invitation letter is required as stated on the Travisa website: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/homepage. .

"Visas for international conferences, or on certain subjects, may be issued to delegates if they are able to produce an invitation to a conference/seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded University or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or State Government, UN or its specialized agencies and reputed NGOs."


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