The Pink City or the state capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur for sure has many things to offer its visitors. The exotic-looking Jaipur is known for its architecture and offerings. I have been there more than five times. We were in Delhi for more than 5 years and Jaipur was our on-the-go weekend destination back then. In this post I am trying to share a list of things to do in Jaipur; to enjoy there and to make amazing dessert memories.
The city has several offerings in terms of palaces and other architectural monuments and in addition a perfect destination for shopping.
How to reach Jaipur:
The city is well connected by air, train, and road to all the main cities of India.
Stay in the Pink City:
The city offers five-star as well as budget stay options. If you plan beforehand and book; the rates are for sure within the limit.
Things to do in Jaipur!
City Palace, Jaipur:
The City Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. This is one of the main tourist attractions in Jaipur. There are galleries within the palace.
The pink and red-colored sandstone-made Hawa mahal is a must-visit place in Jaipur. "The Palace of Winds" or "The Palace of Breeze" are its other names. It is located alongside the city palace. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Build Hawa Mahal.
Jantar Manter is located behind the city palace and is the world's largest stone astronomical observatory in the World.
Ambar Fort or Amer Fort:
Ambar Fort or Amer Fort is not situated in the heart of the city yet located 11 km from Jaipur. This beautiful creation is located on the top of a hill forming behind the Maotha Lake.
Not located within the city, however, worth a visit for sure. If you are a Bengali you must have read about it in Satyajit Roys' writing.
Jal Mahal or Water Palace is located on the Sagar lake and is a must-visit place. Not only the architecture but also the beauty of the place makes the visit memorable.
Choki Dhani is a resort located in the outskirt of the city and is a must-visit if you have less time yet want to know about the Rajasthani village culture.
None of my trips to Jaipur were complete without a visit to the famous Johri Bajar. It is one of the oldest markets of Jaipur and a must-visit if you wish to purchase kundan jewelry.
The city of Jaipur is the hub for fineries and Bapu Bajar is one of the best markets for Shopping.
There are several places you can explore apart from the details I have given. Do let me know which are your favorite places in Jaipur. My blog is having the recipe of Rajasthani Kadhi Pakoda which you can try while planning for your trip there!