9 Most Romantic Escapades in Jaipur for Valentine’s day

Celebrating love can never be a bad thing and as everything which comes to India becomes desi by heart, so has Valentine’s Day. Far more exciting than the rose, propose and teddy bear day, the concept of #everydaylove and #redefine love stole literally everybody’s hearts this year. Continuing in the same vein, we at Jaipur are staking our claim at Valentine’s Day this year and rightly so. We cannot think of a City or its people more romantic than the ‘log-bagh’ of the Gulaabi Nagari (#pinkcity).

So whoever is your Valentine; be it your mom, dadi, best friend, sister, wife or your boyfriend treat them to a world of love, wonder and some ‘Jaipuriyat’.

In Jaipur,

Love is in the air

1. Air Ride: There are many options for air rides in Jaipur but we loved the one with Supreme Airlines. With a cozy 7-8 seater airplane which flies to and fro between Jaipur & Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur for approx 2500/-3000/-, it is value for money. This 75-minute flight takes you over some of the most scenic bits of Rajasthan. Also remember your favorite movie flicks, wherein the millionaire hero flies the heroine to another city just to grab dinner & back. Well, you can do the same (dinner in the blue city of Jodhpur or the city of lakes Udaipur sounds utterly romantic ) with a lot more of Jaipur style and a whole lot less money. A ‘date’ of all dates indeed!

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Picture courtesy: Supreme Airlines 

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2. Helicopter ride: Well, wouldn’t you just love to see Jaipur from up in the air in a much better resolution & view than ‘Google earth’ could ever give. Riding above the dreamy Pinkcity, over the lovely Aravalis, Amber fort, Jaigarh , Nahargarh, Jal Mahal, Hawamahal, City Palace, Jantar – Mantar, Historic old city bazaars, temples and gardens on this 10-20 minutes of helicopter ride with ‘Heritage on Air’ between 12th-14th February is just right in time for Valentine’s day or week! ❤ With many discounts and schemes around the Valentine, go plan your day of love. This date will be imprinted in your memories forever.

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3. Balloon Ride: For those who like to savor moments and experience the finer things in life at a leisurely pace, gently floating over the pink city at dusk or dawn for an hour long sounds like just the right thing. Taking in the pink hues of the beautiful Jaipur Sky, the serpentine hills, the endless expanse of fields & villages all around; to the see the old city merge with the new, nothing could be better than the balloon ride. Incredibly romantic and the next best thing to Aladdin’s magical flying carpet to let your beloved know that fairy tales indeed do come true. They come true in Jaipur.

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Love is near the Water

4.  Man Sagar Lake:  Jal Mahal at Man Sagar Lake is practically a love poem that writes itself. As you walk along the fringes of the lake around the deep pink-hued sunset and later look up into the star filled raven blue sky, here is your very own more romantic ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ moment. There is something about Man Sagar Lake as it reflects the moon above, could there be another place more intoxicating for the love birds. And here the real birds agree too. As you are walking on the path around the lake towards the rear, you with find your path laden with blooming bougainvillea orchards & trees on both sides. Needless to say, it is filled with rare Birds & there are places on the path wherein all you hear are the birds chirping and dancing their ballet of murmuration. 

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5. Chandlai lake: This incredible option lets you grab a picnic basket, fill it with your beloved’s favorite goodies (cheese, chocolates, strawberries and of course pack some yummy sandwiches), maybe throw in a game of Pictionary and take a long scenic drive to this Oasis of Flamingos at Chandlai lake. Sit by the lake with your loved one for as long as you want, gazing at the beautiful Flamingos together. They incidentally symbolize love, beauty & grace. As you sit there sharing a beautiful meal and chatting happily over a sunny game or two, you are at the right place at the right time. Now that completely sounds like the 9 planets aligned especially for you.

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6. Amer-Sagar lake: Go off the beaten path, literally, take a beautiful hike up to the quaint and picturesque Amer Sagar Lake. Located behind Amer fort, this hidden lake can be reached just beyond the Kheri Gate and the Anokhi Museum near Amer. We propose an early morning walk hike or the evening around 4 absorbing the golden sunlight bouncing off the hills and the nearby sights. Nestled in the heart of the surrounding Aravali hills, surrounded by shades of greens, sitting by the peaceful, picturesque lake is a sight to behold. A perfect blend of calm and beauty, it is sure to melt any heart. We recommend carrying some music along with on your phones and sharing earphones to take in the beauty.

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7. Maota lake: Who needs a film set, when you have the actual location of the mesmerizing Jodha-Akbar’ love story. One of the most picturesque lakes in the city, reflecting the resplendent Amer in its glistening waters it is incredible & tells a different story both during the day and at night. Whether you want to propose, click pictures or spend some peaceful time soaking in the beauty of Amer with your love, we could not think of a more historical yet romantic place than this. Whether you come here during the day or at night with the colorfully lit up Amer fort during the sound and light show, your pictures and selfies couldn’t find a more lively spot.

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Love is on the land.

8. Long Walks: Imagine taking a long walk, holding hands with your loved one and crisscrossing across the ‘Raaste’ and ‘gullies’ of the old pink city? There are many Walking tours in the city. You can also take a customized walking tour with Anirudh of Vedic –Walks wherein he weaves many a tales of the old city, its glorious secrets & fables of love, kings & queens into a beautiful walk. An ace storyteller, he literally transports you back in time to the interior folds of this beautiful land of Havelis, artisans, food, temples and Chaupars. Who knew Time travel always existed in Jaipur!

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9. A train of hearts:  Not only are the people romantic here in Jaipur, so is the government. Rajasthan Tourism has come up with a spectacular offer of proposing on Valentine’s day onboard the Palace of Wheels train. In return, the couple will get a complimentary honeymoon package on the same train, once they get married after their courtship. This is one perfect  ‘Jab we met’ love story. So pack your bags, book your tickets, catch this train of hearts before it leaves the station. 🙂

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Picture Courtesy: Palace on wheels.

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Since Jaipur is based on number 9, the nine planets interpreted as 9 squares in the old city, we wrap up our list here at 9 romantic places to go to this Valentine’s Day/ week. So Jaipur, now that we have shared some beautiful days to spend with your loved ones, what is your plan this Valentine’s day? Do let us know.  A very happy Valentine’s day to you all. ❤

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