Jaipur, the 'Pink City', is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture.
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 colorful bangles to printed Saris to the ornaments and jewelry 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.
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
Extreme temperatures- very hot in summers,very cold in winter evenings.
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.
Day 1: Start your day with a bite of onion kachoris from Kota Kachori. Revisit the era of Maharajas and Maharanis with a tour of the magnificent Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, and the Jantar Mantar. End your day with the visit of the picturesque Jal Mahal in the evening. Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani thali in Chokhi Dani Village
Day 2: Treat your tastebuds with flavoured milk from Rahat Mishthan Bhandar and proceed to enjoy Fort visits. Enjoy an elephant ride at the Amber Fort followed by a visit to Jaigarh fort (Jainava canon is a special attraction). Relive the scenes of 'Rang De Basanti' and get a beautiful view of the city from the Nahargarh Fort.
Day 3: Start off your tour with the Govind dev Ji temple followed by Galatji and Sisodiya Rani Garden. Have a look at the Sawai Man Singh Museum and pay respect to the martyrs at Amar Jyoti Jawan. End your day with shopping and lassi from Bapu Bazaar or jewellery at Johari Bazaar.
Day 4: Explore the mysterious Bhangarh fort, the country's only 'legally' haunted fort. Be sure to drive back to the city before sunset.
Day 5: View the pink city from a hot air balloon, experience the flavors of the city with a food walk or invest in a photo walk around the old city. Jaipur has something to offer to all tourists.
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.
Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for foodies. 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.
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 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.
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.
- 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.
When anybody enter this temple who ever is he, as he enter the temple the feeling automatically enters in that person that where is god and where is he?
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Beautiful City. There are forts, temples and exotic traditional markets that are worth a visit. The rajput influence can be felt in almost every corner of the city. Best time to visit is probably around Diwali.
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By Abdur Rakib
I want the climate to be lil misty Where i can find blue and white skies And i could find lots of there traditional activities?