Jaipur

The Pink City

 

Jaipur, the capital of the North Indian state Rajasthan, is popularly known as the Pink City. This beautiful city, together with Agra and Delhi, forms the famous Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism. Jaipur, famous for its rich culture and heritage, was established in the 18th century by the Amer ruler Maharaja Jai Singh II. Jaipur is blessed with breathtaking tourist places, magnificent forts & palaces, thrilling camel rides, beautiful hills & gardens, and vivacious Rajasthani culture and festivals that attract millions of tourists from all over the world. It offers a great shopping experience and enchants every visitor with the delicious Rajasthani food. Jaipur can be accessed by air, rail or road through Jaipur International Airport, Jaipur Junction railway station and Sindhi Camp Bus station. October to February is the best time to visit Jaipur.

 

Sightseeing

 

Amber Fort: Built by Raja Man Singh-I in the 16th century, Amber Fort is one of the top tourist places in Jaipur. It has a blend of both Hindu and Rajput style of architecture.

 

Jantar Mantar: It is a famous observatory having several astronomical instruments constructed with architectural excellence, which include Samarat Yantra, Hindu Chhatri, Jaiprakash Yantra, etc.

 

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City Palace: It is a vast palace complex built by Maharaja Jai Singh II and has a blend of Rajput and Mughal style of architecture.

 

Hawa Mahal: It is a marvelous five-storied red sandstone structure with over 950 windows, built for the women of the royal families to watch the life on the street. Breeze (hawa) circulates through all these windows and the palace got its name as Hawa Mahal.

 

Jal Mahal: This wonderful palace is located in the Man Sagar Lake and can be accessed by a boat ride.

 

Nahargar Fort: This fort located on Aravalli Hills was built in the 18th century by Sawai Jan Singh II. The architecture is of Indo-European style.

 

Birla Mandir: This Hindu temple, also referred as Lakshmi Narayana Temple, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. It was constructed by the Birlas in 1988.

 

Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh Fort, constructed in the 18th century on the Eagle’s Hill of Aravalli Mountain range, is one of the best forts in Jaipur.

 

 

Rambagh Palace: Once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it is now converted into a world class Palace Hotel under Taj Group.

 

Moti Dungri Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden, Nahargarh Biological Park, etc., are some other popular places in Jaipur one should not miss.

 

Shopping

 

Jaipur offers a great shopping experience with a wide range of unique items of high quality, which include handicrafts, jewelry, precious and semi-precious gems, carvings of wood and stone, leather goods, blue pottery, and textiles. Nehru Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Chaura Ratsa, Chameliwala Market and many government emporiums are among the popular shopping places in Jaipur. 

 

Food

 

Jaipur has a number of restaurants, which serve a variety of traditional Rajasthani dishes, South Indian, North Indian and International cuisine, making it a popular destination for foodies. When in Jaipur, one should not miss the delicious dishes like Dal Bati Churma, Mirchi Bada, Bajre ki Roti, Missi roti, Gatte ki Sabji and Kadhi. Desserts in Jaipur are very popular, which include Imarti, Ghevar, Gajak, etc. Spice Court, Handi Restaurant, Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandar, Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, Om revolving Restaurant, etc., are some of the best restaurants in the city.

 

Nightlife

 

Jaipur offers a variety of options for nightlife, and one can enjoy watching traditional cultural shows and cinemas, or spend few hours in bars or dance clubs. Bar Palladio, The Grunge Lounge Bar, etc., are some popular bars. Many big hotels offer wide choice of drinks. The Dragon Club, The Extreme Discotheque, Blackout, etc., are some of the night clubs for those who are interested in dancing out.

 

Activities

 

Other than visiting the historical monuments, forts, palaces, gardens and museums, one can involve in a wide range of outdoor activities, which include boating, paragliding, elephant safari, camel safari, jeep safari, camping, balloon ride, Ayurveda massage and many more. Few hours in the evening can be spent in shopping. One should not miss the cultural programs, dance, music and theatre performance of the traditional Rajasthani artists.

 

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