Jaipur has hot summers, fairly cold winters and a monsoon period of about three to four months. Though traditionally built, Jaipur retains its special quality of retaining traditional architecture and modern-day structural additions in a healthy fusion. International Banking institutions, IT companies, and other industries like in the light engineering zone, textile and other industry zones under SEZ with a World Trade Park have given a big boost to the economy of the city.
Major tourist attractions include Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, the City palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Shri Kali Temple, Birla Mandir, Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur Zoo. Cultural sites like the Albert Hall Museum that has several arts and antiquities, cultural centres like the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Ravindra Manch, a govt. museum in Hawa Mahal, an art gallery at Viratnagar, a proposed museum at the Town Hall, make Jaipur an interesting place for visitors.
The rich old traditions of Rajasthan are on display with their unique goods in antiques, jewelry, handicrafts, gems, bangles, pottery, carpets, textiles, leather work, metal work and traditional craft like Bandhani, block printing, stone carving & sculpture, tarkashi, zari, gota, kinari, zardozi work, silver jewellery, miniature paintings, blue pottery, ivory carving, shellac work, leatherware in markets with names like Jhalaniyon ka Raasta, Thatheron ka Raasta, Khajanewalon ka Raasta, Nehru bazaar, Haldiyon ka Raasta, Mahiharon ka Raasta, Kishanpol bazaar, Tripolia bazaar, Sanganer bazaar, Ramganj bazar, MI road and Johari bazaar.
Rajasthani dishes like Dal Baati Churma, Missi Roti and sweet dishes like Ghevar, Feeni, gajak, Chauguni ke Laddoo, Moong Thal are popular and widely available.