Location and area:
The geography of Jaipur is significant. It has its location in Rajasthan state of Indian continent. It is the state capital of Rajasthan encompassing total area of 200.4 km2 (77 SQ MI). Strategically, Jaipur lies approximately at 26.92° N 75.82° E. Its height rises to approximately 432 meters or 1417 feet above the mean sea level. From Jaipur, popular tourist locales of the northern India, namely Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer are not far off and also are connected by rail, road, and airports. It stretches to 232 kms from Agra, 350 kms from Gwalior and also 405 kms from Udaipur. Places in the neighborhood form the boundaries of this Jaipur city. Sikar and Alwar bind it in the northTonk, Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur constitute the southern boundaries of Jaipur. Also Nagaur, Sikar and Ajmer lie in the west and also Bharatpur and Dausa districts bounded Jaipur in the eastern side.
Climatic condition helps one to understand the geography of Jaipur in the true sense. Being an integral part of Thar Desert area of Rajasthan, Jaipur's climate is characterized to be warm and sultry. All the three seasons namely monsoon summer, and winter respectively, had impact on the geography of Jaipur. The people of Jaipur witness extreme climate. Summers are sultry and winters are chill and cool. Days are shiny and pleasing. Winter nights in Jaipur are quite freezing and temperature drops down to even 5ºC. Months starting from mid March to June comprises of summer season with maximum temperature rising to as high as 45°C. During winter evening fog surrounds the whole of Jaipur city. In fact winter season begins from October and continues till March. It is the apt time for visiting Jaipur.
In July one can witness monsoon in Jaipur with ample dust and thunderstorms. However rainfall is meager. Annual rainfall has been counted to be 556 mm. However in the days succeeding monsoon season i.e in the month of September, days grew hot and humid again.
No one can think of analyzing geography of Jaipur without knowing its rivers. Well known rivers like Bandi, Banganga, Moral, Dhund, Sabi, Sakha ,Masi and Dai. Being one of the significant rivers, Sabi river has its origin in Jaipur district which traverses various municipalities of Jaipur . These include Mansu, Bahrod, Mandawar, Kishangarh and Tihara. A dam has been built over the Bangana River, which supplies drinking water to various residents of Jaipur. The total length of the Banganga, is 380 kms.
(Last Updated on : 17-05-2014)
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