It is both my privilege and my pleasure to welcome you to this website of HUMBOLDT CLUB JAIPUR which was launched in Jaipur in May 2007, under the supervision of the Humboldt Academy mumbai.
It is my delight to welcome you to the website to our German patron Alexnder von Humboldt Stiftung Club of the Royal city, a world heritage popularly known as Pink City, Jaipur. You all have witnessed that our host Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung has been working diligently for some years to make such clubs and their activities memorable and meaningful, academically, culturally and socially so we have been making our efforta to follow their norms.
Lastly we all belong to one family, Humboldt family, we all work division of labour in uplifting the family, so here, none is guest and none host. Yet, being from the organizers side, we have made our sincere endeavours to make this event academically and socially rich, free open and receptive to minds. Yet, if there any lapses, kindly feel free to bring to our knowledge, let us see what best we can do.
We proudly congratulate one of our founder members Prof. T.N. Bharadwaj has who has been conferred D.Sc. degree in Botany by the University of Rajasthan in a recent convocation held on 5th March, 2009 in Jaipur. The award was given away by Her Excellency, the President of India Smt Patibha Devisingh Patil and His Excellncy Shri S.K. Singh, the Governor of Rajasthan.
The Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation in
Jaipur is 260 km from
Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the north was now quite and the wealth of the kingdom had become greater than before. Seizing upon this opportune time Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes. Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.
(Municipal limits 64.75 sq.km., Pink City 9.8 sqkm.)
Altitude : 431 meters
Climate : Max. Min.
Summer : 45.0° C 25.8° C
Winter : 22.0° C 8.3° C
Best Season: September-March
Summer: light tropical
Winter: Light woollen
Languages : English, Hindi, Rajasthani.
How to Reach
By Air: Jaipur is connected to
By Bus: Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan,
By Train: The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country. The train services to Jaipur are slower, because of the metre gauge line.