Location and Area
Jaipur city is located on the eastern border of the Thar Desert. It is popularly known as “Pink City” and is one of the best architecturally designed cities of India. The city is located at a height of 1417 feet above sea level. Jaipur is surrounded by the Aravali hills from three sides which safeguard it from the desert. In the North, Jaipur shares its borders with Sikar and Mahendragarh districts. In the south, it is surrounded by Tonk district, in the east by Alwar, Dausa and Sawai Madhopur districts and in the west by Nagaur and Ajmer districts.
From east to west, Jaipur district is spread over 180 km while the length from north to south is about 110 km. Banganga and Sabi Rivers are the main sources of water for thedistrict. Around 28.65 million cubic metres of ground water resources are available in the capital city of the state. Ramgarh Dam on Banganga River is the main source of drinking water.
Copper, iron, dolomite, white marble, glass and silicon are the main minerals found in this region.Sambhar Lake is the main source of good quality salt for the State as well as for the country. It is located very close to Jaipur.
Jaipur city is counted among pre-modern cities of the country because of the evenness of the streets in the city. The streets are divided into six sectors each separated by around 34 m (111 feet) wide roads. These sectors are termed as urban quarters which are further divided by interconnecting streets.
Nahargarh fort is situated on the Aravali Hills in the Northwest corner of Jaipur city. This fort is believed to be the residence of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jaipur is well-connected with the main cities of the country like Delhi, Agra etc through various means of transport. The distance between Delhi and Jaipur is around 260 km and Agra is located at a distance of 240 km from Jaipur. These three cities make the golden triangle of the country.
The city of Jaipur serves as a vast business centre with all the modern facilities available within the city. The historical places situated in the city are enough to attract the tourists from different parts of the country and abroad. These places include Nahargarh fort, Amer fort, Jaigarh fort, Moti Doongri etc.
Block printing is one of the major arts practiced in Jaipur district. A small village, Bagru, 35 km from Jaipur in the south-west is famous for block printing. The people of this region belong to Chippa community and are practising this art from more than 350 years. Using their native methods of dyeing and printing, block printing is done using colors like Alizarin, bright yellow, indigo blue etc on cotton fabric.
Sambhar Lake is one of the popular tourist destinations of the district. It is famous for its good quality salt and is considered to be one of the perfect destinations for visitors for rejuvenation.
There 13 Sub-divisions , 15 Panchayat-Samiti's , 16 tehsil's in jaipur district.