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Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. 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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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
'The Pink City of India' is famous for its beautiful handcrafted architecture and of course lip-smacking food. Hawa Mahal with its several intricate detailing and craft looks wonderful and keeps the mahal/palace cool in hot summers. The five-floored hawa mahal looks beautiful in the night and I was lucky to witness the water fountain with the lights on when I visited. The City Palace in Jaipur is an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architectures and the green gardens with flowers and water sprinklers look beautiful that you would definitely want to get clicked there. The beautiful white Jantar Mantar is one of the best constructions that provide information about time, space and heavenly bodies. Such a similar structure can be found in Delhi too. I am not highly interested in forts and that's why my must go to place is Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur. Choki Dhani provides you with an insight about how the real Rajasthani culture and lifestyle is. This place is a fun, recreational place to enjoy, eat authentic food and witness live dance and music performances. Daal baati churma and kachodis are famous in Jaipur and you can have them all in Choki Dhani. Classical and tribal performances and katputli events will keep you entertained for the night. You can plan a visit to Jal Mahal as well and I loved watching the birds and enjoying the cool breeze near the palace. Colured bandhini dupattas, block prints, and colourful glass bangles are my favourite things to buy when in Jaipur! The weather is hot so wear cottons and linen and it's better to visit in December-February to avoid sunburns and uneasiness.
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.