It’s National Tourism Day and when we talk about tourism, how can we miss talking about our beloved Jaipur City?
The city, that welcomes visitors from all over the world. The city, that has a good number of heritage sites in the country and has a rich saga of folklore and tales to tell. The city, that has exquisite culture and legacy that has attracted generations after generations. The city, that wins the hearts of travellers from across the globe for its old-world charm including heritage, culture, landscape, cuisines, and a lot more.
The Pink City has all the things/experiences to offer for travellers of all kinds making it one of the “Best Destination”. So let’s have a look at what’s in store for you depending on the kind of traveller you are.
Let’s enjoy the beauteous Pink City through Jaipur Beat’s blog.
- The History Lover
For its arcade and royal architecture, Jaipur has always been on the heritage list and a top destination for history lovers. It’s wondrous architecture, be it the Wall City, Bazaars, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, UNESCO sites Amer Fort & Jantar Mantar, and many more places which attract locals as well as travellers. Also, the Havelis and heritage hotels of Jaipur illustrate the rich architecture and grandiosity of the royal era of Rajputana. These heritage sites are worth seeing and experiencing.
2. The Culture Enthusiasts
You simply could not have found a better place to travel than Jaipur if you want to experience culturally rich cities. Jaipur will give you a chance to explore and experience its culture from close quarters. Taking a simple walk to Jaipur’s bazaars, the Rastas will offer you to witness the glorious traditions that are surviving and now thriving in the beautiful heritage city. Plus there is always the typical Rajasthani way of living where men & women in their traditional attire can be seen. So all in all, the Pink City represents a cultural feast. Some of the most popular places to visit like City markets, Johri Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Tripoliya Bazaar, etc. will help you dig deep into the cultural heritage. The colourful city becomes even livelier and lovely with the festivals celebrated here in a flamboyant way. The city observes different fairs and festivals at different times of the year like Gangaur festival, Teej festival & Kite festival.
3. The Nature Lover
Jaipur is a storehouse of exotic flora and fauna, green spaces, surrounding lakes & unique wildlife, set to be discovered by any nature lover. One of the best ways to see and enjoy the abundant nature in Jaipur is to visit places like Man Sagar Lake, Chandlai Lake, Barkheda, Maota in Amer. The avian beauties will capture your attention and you won’t be able to resist photographing them.
For such are the treats in store here that it’s hard to think of a place that is more rewarding to the nature seeker.
4. The Food Lover
Did someone just say “Food”? 😛
If you think of yourself as a food lover, there will be something to keep your palate occupied throughout your stay in Jaipur. The best way to enjoy Jaipur’s culture is through its food. Jaipur is well known for its royal hospitality and its mouth-watering delicacies including chats and kachoris which are also every local’s favourite. Not to miss the royal thali of Rajasthan, which is hot, spicy, and tempting all at the same time. The national and international tourists always make sure to try the authentic Rajasthani flavours – Dal, Baati, Churma and an authentic non-veg specialty – ‘Lal Maas’ – the best dish to savour amongst the other Rajasthani cuisines. And how can we miss Jaipur’s special sweet delicacy Ghewar?!
5. The Religious Kind
The landscape of Jaipur is dotted with various temples and pilgrims. The temples here have a royal touch & splendour and are highly praised for their architectural beauty & faith by the tourists. Whether it is the visit to the Govind Devji or Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji, or Galta Ji or Khole Ke Hanuman Ji, Jaipur is the land of spiritual incarnation. Each year, several thousand pilgrims descend to the royal land to offer their prayers and seek blessings. It is said that a prayer offered at these holy temples does not go unanswered!
6. The Adventurous One
Jaipur has some ultimate wildlife and adventure kind of stuff for adrenaline junkies. One can get up close with leopards and venture deep into the dense Jhalana Forest or Nahargarh Biological Park for a lion safari. The zone of the lion safari lies in the Aravali foothills with hillocks that offer a panoramic landscape. One of the most popular tourist attractions to enjoy in Jaipur is the elephant safari. For jeep safari, there is the famous Ranthambore National Park, which is a 3-hour drive from Jaipur. It is home to tigers and also Sariska National Park which is just 2 hours away. Those looking for adventure can cycle and trek to the Nahargarh hills, or play golf at the Golf or Polo club.
7. The Shopaholic
Jaipur’s markets, Johri Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are world-renowned for their authentic gold and silver jewellery as well as for textile, leather craft, and other traditional handicrafts. People from all over the world love to shop here. Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, juttis, clothes to puppets, and a lot more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.
So, when are you planning a trip to Jaipur?
Happy National Tourism Day!