Frequently Asked Questions
Jaipur, Rajasthan Climate
Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate receiving over 650 millimetres (26 in) of rainfall annually but most rains occur in the monsoon months between June and September. Temperatures remain relatively high throughout the year, with the summer months of April to early July having average daily temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F). During the monsoon there are frequent, heavy rains and thunderstorms, but flooding is not common. The winter months of November to February are mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 22–18 °C (72–64 °F) and with little or no humidity. There are however occasional cold waves that lead to temperatures near freezing.
The culture of Jaipur is largely formed by its royal roots, and many old customs and traditions linger on today. Despite its new place as a metropolitan hub of activity, residents of Jaipur and surrounding areas continue the fairs, festivals and traditions of yesterday.
Many rural residents come to Jaipur for various personal and commercial reasons such as business and shopping. Guests will see them walking in the streets and markets of Jaipur in typical Rajasthani dresses.
Residents of Jaipur are known as cheerful, hard-working citizens who enjoy celebrating their culture and society. The people of Jaipur primarily speak Hindi in the Rajasthani accent and the majority of residents practice Hinduism, but there is also a sizeable Muslim population.
The people of Jaipur dress in brightly colored clothing, perhaps making up for the dry, barren desert topography. Women wear large groupings of silver or lacquered bangles, often reaching to their elbows. As Jaipur is a tourist destination, guests will find that most people in Jaipur are exceptionally friendly and willing to help in any way they are needed.
Jaipur's cuisine is rich and hearty. Fine spices, butter and clarified butter (ghee) are used in much of the local dishes, making them rich and savoury. A variety of fresh vegetables are used in many dishes, as well as rice, lentils and beans.
Dal-Bati Churma, Dahi Vada, Mawa Kachori, Besan Ka Gatta, Ker Sangri, Pyaaz Ki Kachauri, Chakke Ki Sabji and Jodhpur Ki Rabri are some of the most popular dishes in Rajasthani cuisine.
The primary language of Jaipur is Rajasthani. However, Marwari, Hindi and English are also prevalently spoken by the city’s residents.
The main religion practiced in Jaipur is Hinduism. Other religions include Jainism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.
Dance & Music
Residents of Jaipur are known to love dance and music, which bring liveliness to the desert lands of Rajasthan. “Ghoomar” is the main folk dance in Jaipur, and women wear large skirts while dancing to give an extra aesthetic appeal to the dance. The people sing traditional songs with instruments like Sarangi, Jhalar, Ektara, Garasiays and others.
Jaipur’s fairs and festivals are an inseparable element of the cultural identity of the city. The vibrant city looks even more festive and colourful during these events.
The major festivals of Jaipur are:
- Gangaur Festival - April
- Kite Festival - January
- Teej Festival - August
- Elephant Festival - March
- Pushkar fair - November
- Cattle Fair – February
For more information about Jaipur weather or for details on special events taking place during your stay, please contact the hotel’s Concierge.