The vibrant city of Jaipur
Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur is India’s top traveller’s choice of destination. Known for its heritage, architecture and rich culture, Jaipur is chockful of sublime fortresses, resplendent temples, stately palaces and gorgeous havelis. Gaining its nickname of the Pink City, Jaipur is known for its wide stucco buildings all along Jaipur’s streets, reflecting the rich vibrancy of the culture. Get lost in Jaipur’s streets, amongst the innumerable crafts and artworks and jewelry designs. Get the luscious landscapes as the backdrop for the perfect selfie in Jaipur’s forts and palaces, and bask in the serenity of its several gardens.
More the city, more the fun
Go for this once-in-a-lifetime experience and have a one-on-one with elephants in the Elefantastic themepark in Jaipur. Try to absorb as much of the beauty of the Amber Fort’s intricate décor as you can, and get a tour guide to snap unique pictures of you posing with your reflections in the Sheesh Mahal within the Amber Fort itself. Expand your scientific knowledge by visiting the Jantar Mantar monuments, and learn how to tell time – the ancient celestial way. Overlook the busy streets of Jaipur by visiting the top floors of the Hawa Mahal in the heart of Rajasthan and then, try to visualize the life of a royal king in the City Palace Museum. Look at the paintings, feel the clothes, see the gleam of the trophies and weapons and sit in the darbarfrom the times of the kings of Jaipur. If you’re bored, trace the history of handcrafted puppetry and experience the Katputhli craft in the streets of Jaipur for a free entertainment show.
What to eat:: Dal Batti Churma, Mawa Kachori, Mirchi bada, Ghewar, Laal Maas
What to see : Jantar Mantar, Sheesh Mahal, Amber Fort, Elefantastic, City Palace, Hawa Mahal
What to take away : Glass bangles, wooden puppets, camel leather slippers, Jaipur carpets
When to visit : From October to March
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