The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the biggest city in the state. Also known as the Pink City because to the color of its buildings, Jaipur is synonymous with Rajasthani culture and heritage. The prime tourist destination of India, Jaipur is home to the best of what India has to offer: fabulous historical monuments, exquisite handicrafts, rich art and culture, and much more. So let Jaipur enchant you…
- Take in the Architectural Splendor
The main attractions in Jaipur are its numerous forts, palaces, and monuments: each one an architectural marvel ready to fill you with awe. To name just a few would be an injustice to the others, yet, the city’s crown jewels include: Amer Fort, The City Palace, The Nahargarh Fort, The Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, The Jaigarh Fort, and The Jal Mahal.
- Spend to Your Heart’s Content or Until Your Wallet Goes Empty
An easy temptation in Jaipur. Rajasthani emporiums throughout India are regularly thronged with people, so why not indulge direct at the source? In the city’s numerous shops you will find everything from home décor to jewelry, shoes to handicrafts, and much more. Bandhani fabrics are must-buy items, as are leheriya dupattas and sarees. The city’s best markets are Manigaraon ka Rasta, Bapu Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Kishanpol Bazaar, and Siredeori Bazaar.
- Tempt Your Taste Buds
After a busy day of shopping and sightseeing, your stomach is no doubt growling by now. When it comes to mouth-watering yet nutritious and varied cuisine, Rajasthan really holds its own. Though each and every dish is just divine, do try the dal baati churma, ghevar, Moong thal, missi roti, and gajak . While you can enjoy the luxurious thaalis at the top restaurants and hotels, take time to also enjoy the street cuisine — some of India’s best.
- Stoke Your Spiritual Side with A Visit to Temples
One could spend weeks exploring Jaipur’s many elaborate temples — soaking in their history and tranquility. Birla Mandir, Govind Devji Temple, Moti Dungri Temple, Garh Ganesh Mandir, Kanak Vrindavan, Galtaji Temple are among the city’s highlights.
- Get Musical
One of the most noteworthy things about Rajasthan is its haunting folk music. While in Jaipur, one must indulge in the soul-stirring sounds of the ravanhatta. Street performers are prevalent throughout the city, but many hotels also offer their guests special performances by folk musicians.
About the Guest Poster:
Traveling is Rohit Agarwal’s first love and writing, second. His stories are straight out of experience and a great read for enthusiastic first-time travelers. You can read more of his stories on TransIndiaTravels.com.