Studded with India’s most celebrated sites, Jaipur has a story of its own and the city is full of hidden treasures to be explored. A mere mention of the city Jaipur invokes various images of folklore and festivities, colours, traditions, captivating architecture and exquisite Rajasthani cuisine. Here are a few among the plethora of reasons to why your next travel destination should be Jaipur.
1. Heritage Hotels
The havelis and heritage hotels of Jaipur illustrate the rich architecture and grandiosity of the royal era of Rajputana.
Pic courtesy- Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur
2. Jaivana Canon
The ‘Bawdi (बावड़ी)’, or step well, inside the Panna Mian ka Kund near Amer fort in Jaipur is absolutely transfixing . If there’s one word for this architectural wonder, it’s ‘mesmerizing’.
4. Jantar Mantar
The biggest stone observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar of Jaipur which has also been inscribed on the World Heritage List as “an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period”
5. Daal Baati
A trip to Jaipur would be incomplete without laying your hands on the traditional cuisine and scrumptious, ‘Daal Baati’.
6. Kundan Meena Jewelry
Kundan Meena jewelery is a symbol of beauty and royalty which was started by the skillful hands of Rajasthani craftsmen.The blend of two has created a new idiom of jewelry.
Pic Courtesy : Birdhichand Ghanshymdas Jewellers
7. Jaipuri Quilts
Did you know that the pure-cotton Jaipuri razais (quilts) with beautiful block-prints and soothing colours are famous all-over the world? These quilts are one of the best hideout zones at homes during winters.
8. Hawa Mahal
The beauty of this monument is that it lies midst the hustle-bustle of Old Jaipur, and yet it never fails to stand out for its architecture and history.
Have you ever paused and stared at the beauty of Jaipur from the top of Nahargarh? You will be left spellbound. 🙂
10. Amber Fort
This magnificent fort built from pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble is a gemstone of Pink City. No tourist would ever miss a chance to see and explore the architectural beauty of Amber Fort.
Among the world’s most time-honored sports, Polo is not less than a religion in Rajasthan. For a game, that is as “Exclusive as Elusive”, Jaipur is one of the homes of polo, in Rajasthan.
12. Lassi wala
What are summers without this thandi fresh lassi by the famous Lassiwala at M.I. Road in Jaipur ?
Put your foot down and brighten up your wardrobe with Jaipuri jutis.
14. Lal Maas
The food in Rajasthan is no less alluring than its vibrant culture and traditions. Laal Maas which is one of the age-old culinary delight of Rajasthan, is generously spiced and doused with lots of garlic & yogurt to warm up the heart and soul.
Pic Courtesy: Handi Restaurant, Jaipur
15. World Trade Park
Jaipur apart from being a tourist destination is surely an ideal place for shopping too. World Trade Park gives the brand conscious and the not so brand conscious people a great space to choose and shop from among the best and exclusive brands of the world.
Ever thought of going on a walk, watch birds and click them ? Jaipur offers a number of avenues to click and watch wildlife and landscapes in their pure un-bound habitats.
Photography has given us the power to tell beautiful stories, inspire generations and bring a change into the world! Photographers, amateur or ace will never run out of subjects in Jaipur.
18. Elephant Ride
Chal chal mere saathi, mere haathi ! Due to the growing love of tourists for Jaipur, elephant rides at Amber fort have been increased. Representing a royal statement of majesty, Elephants in Rajasthan with their mythical grandeur are an intrinsic part of our traditional culture.
19. Witness Wall city
The hustle-bustle and architecture of the walled city of Jaipur should not be missed if you are on a trip to Jaipur. The narrow lanes within the walled city throw up plenty of visual treats. A must visit for the shopaholic and the food lovers who like to explore every tit and bit of the local markets.
20. Camel Safari
A tourist should never miss a chance to take a ride on the ship of the desert at any place in Rajasthan.
21. Bhandhej & Leheriya Shopping
Bhandhej and Leheriya are the two most demanded prints by the locals and the tourists of Jaipur. These two remain on the top of every shoppers’ list, in Jaipur.
22. Galtaji Temple
Built in pink stone, Galtaji temple is a gorgeous spot and consists of a kund which is considered holy and thousands of pilgrims come every year especially on Makar Sakranti to bathe in it.
23. Pyaaz Ki Kachori
Rajasthan is globally famous for its succulent fried snacks, and Rawat’s Pyaaz Kachori with a crisp, flaky and deep-fried crust; stuffed with a lightly caramelized and exceptionally seasoned onion filling is the signature dish from Jaipur!
This disc shaped mava delight aka ‘Ghewar’ will conquer all your sweet cravings. 🙂
Best places for ghewar in Jaipur: Rawat Mishtan Bhandar, LMB, BMB, Gopi Mishtan Bhandar and many more in walled city.
25. Chokhi Dhaani
Chokhi Dhani means ‘special village’ and this mock Rajasthani village resort, about 20 kms south of Jaipur, lives up to its name. This is one place in Jaipur that tries to capture the cultural heritage and charm of Rajasthan and its village life.
26. Jaipur Literature Festival
The largest FREE literary festival of Asia, the ZEE Jaipur literature festival brings together some greatest thinkers and writers from across the world to come together and engage in intellectual debates and discussions in the beautiful capital of Rajasthan.