Food · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings · Jaipur Lifestyle

A Night-Out in the Pink City!

If you want to pick up your car at 8:00 in the evening and want to be on the go for the night, what would your plan be? Whether friends or girlfriends, a new night-out idea always trumps the cliched clubbing plans! Charm your night through the Pink City’s modern-day and historical delights, so that when you come back home, it is an evening well spent.

Could there be a better stress-buster to start your day-end trip than a refreshing drink? Didn’t Benjamin Franklin say ‘In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom’!

Drinks at the Henry’s, Park Prime could give your evening the perfect start. While beers and draught beers are usually stocked, they serve various spirits, cocktails and mock-tails. Their snack menu to go with the drinks has sumptuous Chinese, Continental and North-Indian preparations. My recommendations would definitely be Kathi Roll, Paneer Tikka, Fish Tikka, Chicken Stick, Mojito Mocktail, and Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail.

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Before heading for your car remember to hand-over the steering to the one who doesn’t drink or take a chauffeur-driven car. We insist don’t mix drink with driving. Through the drive after this appetizing drinks’ round, some romance with your partner or fun with your friends must be on your mind. Savour the emotion until your stomach groans for food. When you pass by The Forresta Kitchen & Bar at Devraj Niwas Hotel in Bani Park, stop your car as food here is the exact gourmet bliss your stomach must be craving for by now. As the name also suggests, the forest ambience, the light mist spraying and the muted lighting is the backdrop with a difference and adds further to your spirits.

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It is time for some reminiscing! Recollect the good-old times while driving through the walled city, especially the Hawa Mahal revelling in the moon light. The chaos and bustle of this city area during the day, transforms into a peaceful and quiet place by the night, where you can cherish the beauty of the earliest built part of Jaipur. One of the most beautiful and serene places of the Pink City is Jal Mahal, and we Jaipurites are crazy about it. There couldn’t be a more romantic view than the reflection of the stars and the cobalt blue sky in the unruffled water.

You could catch a cup of hot coffee while still enjoying the cool breeze at the roof-top Cafe Coffee Day in front of Jal Mahal; after all (as the CCD logo says) a lot can happen over coffee 😉

Hawa Mahal by Night

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Drive back home through the Prithviraj Road to experience your car cruise. While crossing the Statue Circle, don’t miss the look of the erstwhile Maharaja (Sawai Man Singh) of Jaipur in his full glory. If the girls in your car are craving for an ice-cream, you know nothing beats Jaipur’s favourite Jal Mahal ice-cream parlour!

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Coming back home, you realise there was a lot of good time spent today to relish. So the next time you want to spend some quality time through the late evening that could possibly have a calming effect on you then you know the places to be in Jaipur.

A late-nights’ drive with someone special by you is the best stress-buster ever!

Forts & Monuments · Jaipur · Rajasthan tourism

Listen to the story of legendary past at Amer Fort, Jaipur

Located at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur, the Amber Fort situated on a hilltop in Rajasthan is a popular tourist attraction. The fort was constructed in 1592 by Raja Man Singh and was modified over a period of 150 years by successive rulers. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.

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Apart from its legendary past, the thing that captivates the attention of the tourist & of locals as well is the history of Amer Fort, which is brought to life through an amazing cultural performance- The Amber Fort Light & Sound Show. The show talks about the town of Amer, about the history of Jaipur, its rulers, historical monuments, the historical background of the fort, ancient anecdotes associated with it, its traditions and the grandiosity of the royal family.

The show starts every day at 7.30 in the evening with an energetic backdrop of rocky walls for the light effects. Settle on time at the bottom of the hill and watch as the story of Amer Fort comes to life, blending history with music & light effects.

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During the 50-minute show, admire the colorful lights that illuminate the structure and reflect beautifully on Maota Lake, and gain an understanding of Amber Fort’s legendary past, dating back more than 600 years. Learn about the 28 kings of the Kachwaha Dynasty who ruled a number of kingdoms in the area and see how they played a part in changing the destiny of medieval India. You’ll leave the show with a deeper understanding of how the Indian state of Rajasthan has developed its unique identity.

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Set up in a very exotic location, with the panoramic view of the Amer Fort & Palace complex in the front, the rising Jaigarh on the left, the hills at the back and the gallery itself in the KesarKyari Complex of Maota Lake makes the show even more impressive. The eternal spirit of this royal palace comes alive with thundering music and numerous colorful flashing lights.

Bollywood lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar penned the dramatic script for the show. Amitabh Bachchan, probably the most recognizable voice in India, voices narrative of the fort’s glorious past.

The show is an attempt to revive the pride of Amber, bring forth the traditions that colored the lives of its people, the pomp that once existed in its fullest form and to end the silence that had long fallen. The spirit of Amer is eternal. This musical extravaganza has highlighted the local legends, folklore and a connoisseur of folk music that continues to give Rajasthan its exclusive identity.

Show Timings: English- 7:30 P.M to Hindi- 8:30 P.M

Show charges: Hindi Rs.100, English Rs.200

For booking & enquiry.
+ 91 (141) 2530844, 2531042, + 91 (0) 9351617799,

E-mail : sel@ids.co.in, sel.amber@ids.co.in,