What makes Jaipur one of the top ten cities of India

Jaipur is not only the capital city of Rajasthan, but it is also renowned for several things at a go. The tourism of Jaipur is well famous all over the world and travel enthusiasts from various corners of the world visit Jaipur each year in throngs to explore the various interesting tourist sites all over Jaipur.

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Precious stones of Jaipur


Jaipur is also known for its precious stones and marbles. Just like Hyderabad is known for its pearl, similarly Jaipur is also known for its huge market of precious stones and stone studded jewelry. There are several shops and showrooms of jewelries in the city and a lot of people are established as the import and export business persons.

Education in Jaipur

There are several government granted colleges and universities in Rajasthan and in Jaipur. This has paved way for a large number of students from neighboring states to visit and enroll for higher education in Jaipur. Thus it can easily be said that Jaipur is now one of the most important educational hubs of the country.

Jaipur Foot

Although the industry for the prosthetic foot is a very small one in Jaipur, yet it is renowned all over the country by the name of Jaipur foot. It is a blessing in disguise for all the people who suffer from certain level of disabilities.

Jaipur is famous for its tourism


Not many people know that although Jaipur lacks most of the natural resources, it is one of the quickly developing cities of the country. Jaipur is mostly famous for its amazing tourist spots. To explore the various interesting tourist attractions in Jaipur, read below:

  • Amber Fort and Palace

The Amber Fort is located atop a hill and overlooks the Maota Lake. It was earlier the home for the Rajput loyalty and has several gardens, palaces, halls and temples within the fort complex. If you visit Amber Fort in the evening, you can check out the elegantly illuminated places within the fort like the Diwan e Aam, Jaleb Chowk, Sheesh Mahal and the Mansingh Mahal.

  • City Palace

The City Palace is a magnificent piece of architectural beauty within the boundaries of Jaipur. The complex has several gardens and courtyards, buildings and halls that depict a beautiful blend of Mughal and the Rajasthan architecture. There is also a Peocock Gate which is exquisite to look at and also celebrates the alluring craftsmanship of those who designed the gate.

  • Hawa Mahal

The palace of winds is an intricately designed building of Jaipur that is also one of the most renowned pieces of architecture of the city. According to the legends, this building was constructed keeping in mind the women of the royal household so that they can watch the streets of the city below and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

There are several other interesting tourist destinations in Jaipur like the Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh Fort and the Nahargarh Fort etc. Do not miss any of these interesting places when you visit the pink city of Jaipur.

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Hollywood and Bollywood movies which were filmed in Rajasthan

The Fall (2006) at Jaipur and Jodhpur

Rajasthan is an exotic state lying on the western parts of India. It is known around the world for its exotic tourist spots and the stunningly beautiful stretch of desert, the magnificent forts and also the wonderful landscapes and the breathtaking palaces. If you want to get a virtual tour of the princely state of Rajasthan, here are some Hollywood and Bollywood movies that you must watch.

Mughal-e-azam at Jaipur

Mughal-e-azam at Jaipur

The classic movie of Mughal-e-azam was shot in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also the capital city of Rajasthan and the movie was shot within the Jaipur royal family residence. There was a war scene in the movie that too was shot in Jaipur with the help of Indian army. The cavalry, soldiers and the horses used in the war scene was in reality from the Indian army. This was mainly done to give the movie a real war feel and effect. The Jaipur regiment from the Indian army was a part of the movie too. It is also to be noted that the most popular song of the movie, “pyar kiya to darna kya” was shot inside the Sheesh Mahal in Rajasthan.

The Fall (2006) at Jaipur and Jodhpur

The Fall (2006) at Jaipur and Jodhpur

The adventure fantasy movie, The Fall which released in 2006 was also shot in Jodhpur and Jaipur. The story of The Fall had a character of an Indian Warrior which was played by Jeetu Verma and it is this part of the shooting that was done at the exotic cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur.

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Bond Movie Octopussy at Udaipur

Bond Movie Octopussy at Udaipur

The Bond Movie, Octopussy was the thirteenth movie for the entire series of James Bond Movies and it was partly shot in Udaipur.  In the story Bond follows a bidder Kamal Khan back to India in his palace at Rajasthan. Kamal Khan is the exiled Afghan prince and he bids for the fake Faberge egg that he believes to be real. The story goes forward with James Bond trying to defeat Khan who is the villain of the movie.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at Jaipur

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at Jaipur

This movie is a comedy drama film that released in 2011. It was shot at Jaipur. The movie features an ensemble cast and starts when a group of British Pensioners move into a hotel in Udaipur, India on a retirement trip. Most of the movie was shot in Jaipur and Udaipur and the hotel that transformed into Marigold Hotel is in reality the Ravla Khempur Hotel located in the village of Khempur.

Rang De Basanti at Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Rang De Basanti at Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

The Nahargarh Fort is located on the Aravalli Hills which is overlooking the capital city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The song, “Masti ki pathshala” from the famed movie of Rang De Basanti was shot in the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. The Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734 and focused on the retreat and recreation of the royal family.

Bajirao Mastani at Jaipur

Bajirao Mastani at Jaipur

Well this one is the latest and as most of us have right now seen the movie the let me suggest you a scene where Bajirao and Mastani marched together to save Mastani father, that was the amber fort and even the dance of Mastani at here father court where Bajirao was sitting to took place at Amber fort lake garden.

The Dark Knight Rises

Christian Bale at Jodhpur Rajasthan

Yes Batman also came to Rajasthan. In the movie when Bruce was taken away by Bane and thrown in a prison where every one is allowed to try to climb out that place is Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur. Lots of media attention came to Jodhpur thats to this awesome Batman movie which choose Rajasthan for their movie scene.

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited Jodhpur

Anther movie which have scene from Jodhpur is The Darjeeling Limited. Though the name itself hints that the movie will have some scene from Darjeeling but some great scenes were taken from the heritage city of Jodhpur.

And with this my list of movies filmed in Rajasthan comes to an end. If you think that skip something then please share as I will love to see that movie and mention it here.

New Update on the post.

Called some some guides in the city and they have shared some names of movies which have been filmed in Rajasthan and I am surprised that the list is touching 50 mark. But as I earlier mentioned that I plan to share only those movies names which I have seen so I will add-

  • Guide

This is the most famous film in Hindi or Bollywood and this devanand movies was filmed in Udaipur and Chittorgarh,

  • Manorama Six Feet Under

Its a nice thriller movies and the main here is Abhay Doel. The movies was filmed in Jhunjhunu district.

  • Eklavya: The Royal Guard

Its a multi-starer Hindi film and actors like Saf Ali Khan and Big B Amitabh Bachan came to Devigarh and Udaipur for this movie shooting.

  • Gulaal

Well how did I miss this as the whole movies was on Rajputana and student politics of Rajsthan. 100% of this film was filmed on the state.

And to wind this post movies like Paheli, Rudaali, Jodhaa Akbar, Dor, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Nayak, Soldier, Border, Karan Arjun, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Kaalo, Bol Bachchan, PK,, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Veer were filmed and I have seen them so I am mentioning it… I just figured it our that I have seen quite some Bollywood movies.

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