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"The Pink City"

Jaipur Tourism

Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Also called the Pink City, The capital of the royal state of Rajasthan, Jaipur has been ruled by Rajput kingdoms for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country.

With the old city surrounded by walls and gates decorated with drawings on the backdrop of a beautiful pink hue, Jaipur, the pink city successfully manages to retain its old world charm. Home to a few UNESCO World Heritage sites including Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is home to many magnificent forts, palaces, temples and museums. Jaipur is filled to the brim with bustling local bazaars where you can shop for local handicrafts and trinkets to your heart's content. Popular bazaars in the city include Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Johri Bazaar. Jaipur is also very well known for its local food and the most famous dishes include the Ghewar, Pyaaz Kachori and Dal Baati Churma.

One of the largest cities in India, Jaipur is also home to all the modern amenities with some of the most exotic hotels and resorts in the world. The city boasts an international airport and is also very well connected by rail and road. The metro, local buses, shared tuk-tuks, auto-rickshaws and taxi aggregator apps including Uber and Ola solve the commute problem in the city quite comfortably. It's quite interesting to see the highly urbanised pockets and shopping areas have casually sprung up beside gleaming forts and palaces.

Majestic buildings, tales of heroic battles, resplendent forts and palaces, and multi-faceted characters, Jaipur has long been one of the shiniest cultural jewels in the history of the Indian subcontinent. With friendly people known for their hospitality, Jaipur offers a plethora of options for travellers.

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As stately, sophisticated and regal Jaipur looks at day, it takes up a whole new avatar at night! The nightlife of Jaipur may not be like Goa’s, but it is nonetheless adventurous and fun. If drinking and lounging with friends accompanied by great food and music are your sense of nirvana, then bars and pubs such as Aza, The Grunge Lounge Bar, Bar Palladio, are your stairways to heaven. If you need to blow off some steam by dancing your heart out on the dancing floor, then Jaipur nightlife has got you covered. Blackout, The Dragon Club (T.D.C), The Extreme Discotheque are perfect places to let your wild side show, costing you an approximate average of INR 1500 for two, an affordable price for the amazing vibe they have got to offer!

The history of Jaipur is immersed in the quest of making it the most protected and powerful capital of its time. The city itself is named after the king who founded it in 1727, Maharaja Jai Singh II; he decided to shift his state’s capital city from Amber to present-day Jaipur due to scarce basic amenities and consistently growing population. He wanted his new capital to be so scientifically, culturally, and architecturally accurate that the science and mathematics aficionado took help from a Bengali Brahmin scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya to construct a Vastu Shastra compliant city over the course of four years. The most advanced and fortified layout of the city was made, with two out of the nine blocks reserved for palaces and administrative buildings and the rest for the public. The reason behind Jaipur being called “The Pink City” is also an interesting one: The whole city was quite literally dipped in pink paint to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1856 and to continue its otherworldly magical charm, the pink colour is still maintained to this day. Jaipur is, in fact, India’s first ever planned city, and is therefore rightly translated as the “City of Victory”.

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Once an integral part of the most powerful province in India, Jaipur, popularly known as 'The Pink City' can undoubtedly boast of embracing modernity while maintaining traditional values. An extremely well-organised city planned according to the principles of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastra, Jaipur weaves a sense of royalty and grandeur equipped with its vibrancy and charm.
The city is a visual treat for tourists with its beautiful palaces, forts, and lakes, the architecture of which highlights the influence of Mughals in the Rajput empire. The brilliant architectural plans of the centuries old constructions like the Jantar Mantar is one of the reasons for Jaipur's popularity. From the Hawa Mahal to the numerous forts, each corner of Jaipur provides evidence of a strong historical background and will undoubtedly transport tourists to the majestic era of the Rajputs.

Though the city has a special connection with the color pink, the markets of Jaipur are a riot of colors. From textiles in Krishnapol Bazaar to traditional jewelry in the renowned Johari Bazaar, Jaipur is a paradise for shopaholics. Jaipur offers tourists art and cultural in various forms ranging from the famous 'Blue' pottery to folk dances like Ghoomer. The city also hosts the Jaipur Literary festival, which is Asia's biggest festival of its kind.

Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for foodies. It is the capital of the state in more than one sense. You will find outlets of various cuisines and will never run out of options in the sparkling city. However, the most colourful here will be the local cuisine where a number of traditional dishes and desserts flourish. These preparations are relished daily by the locals and leave most tourist fascinated. Influenced by the Maharajas and Maharanis each element in a traditional Rajasthani thali has a story of its own.

A trip to Jaipur is thereby incomplete without digging into grand dishes like the Dal Bati Churma, desserts like Imarti and Ghevar and of course the famous chaat. Jaipuri cuisine itself symbolizes the beauty, dignity, and richness of Rajasthan. Some of the dishes that you can't miss in Jaipur include Dal Bati Churma, Missi Roti, Bajre ki Roti, Mirchi Bada, Gatte ki Sabji and Kadhi.The desserts here are very popular and it is almost imperative that you let your taste buds experience these unique dishes. These include Ghevar, Imarti, Halwa, Choorma, Gajak, Moong Thal and more.

Though Jaipur has a number of options for fine dining, one must not miss the street food available. Lanes of Johri Bazaar would be best for the exquisite and local street food ornamenting the cuisine here with an old world charm that it carries.

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It is important to make the most out of your limited stay at Jaipur. Therefore, to see everything in sufficient duration with lots of time to spare for shopping, try to start each day as early as possible. Most of the places open at 8 a.m. Hence, wake up and have a filling breakfast for the jam-packed days.

Day 1: Since you have newly arrived in Jaipur, the first day should encapsulate sightseeing all the famous places that are in close proximity to each other so that you don't burn out on the very first day itself. Start your trip with architectural and royal wonders as you see the famous forts of Jaipur. Visit Amer Fort (with the exquisite Sheesh Mahal), Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. If you still have time to travel for two hours and see the supposedly haunted Bhangarh Fort, then, by all means, do it, else spend a serene evening near the beautiful Jal Mahal, after having a sumptuous meal at 1135 A.D. Restaurant located inside Amer Fort.

Day 2: Start your day by having delectable kachoris and flavoured milk from Rawat Mishthan Bhandar at Sindhi Camp. Then head out to see the City Palace, and visit Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar, just moments away from it. By noon, you shall be done with these three hot spots and can venture out to fulfil your shopping quotient from Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar for jewellery, rare antiquities, and genuine silk/pashmina clothing, and then have a filling lunch at the famous Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar. If you need a breather from the historical ride, then head to the Museum of Gems and Jewellery, Albert Hall Museum or the Jaipur Zoo. Read more about Shopping in Jaipur

Day 3: Strolling leisurely through Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a great beginning to your last day in Jaipur. Visit the Birla Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, famous for its grand architecture. Have your tummies filled with the tasty food at Anokhi Cafe, along with its soothing ambience and old-time charm. Then head over to spend your lovely evening at Chokhi Dhaani, one of the many cultural villages in Jaipur. Visiting Chokhi Dhaani will take up to 4 hours, but with its cultural festivities and scrumptious thalis, it is definitely worth going for.

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3 months ago by Saif Syed

Amazing city for everyone. You can have the acces to all types of food here, also the beautiful architecture is something you can't miss. Amber Fort, Nahargarh, Albert Hall, Jal Mahal, Choki Dhani, Hawa Mahal are must visit.

10 months ago by Rohit Shroff

- Really pretty city, especially in winters. Lots of gardens, clean roads and brilliant architecture. Loved the food, people and markets. Amer fort, albert hall, nahargarh fort and old city are must visit.

10 months ago by Snehal Singh

I had the fortune of visiting the pink city recently and it was such a beautiful experience that I can't wait to go back there again. The locals there were lovely. We visited Hawa Mahal, Man Sagar lake, Amer fort and Nahargarh fort which looked beautiful at night. The view from the top of that fort is breathtakingly beautiful.

10 months ago by Surbhi Parashar

The 'Pink City' of India, Jaipur is a palatial wonderland with its unparalleled beauty, spectacular architecture and vibrant, regal history. With a superb collection of breathtaking palaces, exciting camel/elephant rides, vibrant Rajasthani culture and scrumptious ethnic food, Jaipur is a time travel portal to the old time worldly charms of the Rajahs and their lavish lifestyles, giving Jaipur a unique regal vibe in the contemporary 21st century India. Literally translated into the City of Victory, Jaipur has always been one of the faces of tourism in India. Popularly clubbed with Agra and New Delhi, they form the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism and would be the most popular tour for any foreigner visiting India. Jaipur is a beautiful city with different shades to it. The Amer region of Jaipur is decorated with beautiful hills and lakes and studded with magnificent forts including Amber Palace, Nahargarh, and Jaigarh Forts. There is the old walled city, which is a different city altogether with narrow lanes, pink shops and buildings and monuments like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and the famous Jantar Mantar. These lanes are also the same which attracts tourists from all over the world for its sweets, snacks and the shopping arena it provides. From colourful bangles to printed Saris to the ornaments and jewellery of Johri Bazaar, Jaipur has everything to offer for a shopaholic. There are some posh residential areas with high-rises and flyovers and amazing infrastructure. Jaipur has a unique feel to it and it can only be experienced once you are there.

10 months ago by Rajasthan Tourism

Looking at the Ajmer Fort, lit up at night, is one of the most beautiful experiences you will have in your life. The view is breathtaking. Shopping in Jaipur will give you a very traditional collection, something that is very unique to Rajasthan. The city is peaceful yet it feels like a metro, which makes it the best travel destination.

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  What's Great?

Quiet and peaceful, friendly people, amazing architecture and history of the city, lots of gardens and greenery around, easily accessible, great food, awesome for shopping of handicrafts, jewelry and clothes, host to Jaipur literature festival

  What's not so Great?

Extreme temperatures- very hot in summers,very cold in winter evenings.

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Jaipur has things to offer to tourists of all ages. From exploring the fascinating history of the century-old city to tasting the famous Daal Bati Churma, Jaipur is a must visit for history lovers, shoppers, and foodies.

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