10 things to do in Jaipur
Have you been trying to take out time for you and your family but haven’t been much successful? Don’t find any place much intriguing to spend your time and money on? Looks like you haven’t done some good homework!
The first thing that comes in people’s mind when they hear the name JAIPUR is –HEAT! Well my dear readers, look closely inside the colourful world of what we call the Pink City and sink in its vivid beauty and breathe in the air of the Royalty.
One can easily plan a day tour of Jaipur or multiple day tour according to your schedule. But whatever it may be, the top 10 things that each person who visits the city of Jaipur must do are listed below! Enjoy!
The Pink city is packed with places worth a visit that resonate the glorious history of the Rajputs as well as the remarkable present of the city. Everyone knows the magnificent forts and palaces that surround Jaipur like the Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace. Other than these forts, Jaipur has much more to offer to its guests which include places like Gaitore, Statue Circle, Kanak Vrindavan and so on. Gaitore is a shrine commemorating the Maharajas of Jaipur and is famous for its lovely carved designs. The Statue Circle is a tribute given to the founder of Jaipur, Maharaja Jai Singh II.
While walking around the city, the lip smacking delightful food of Jaipur would blow your mind away! Stepping into Rajasthan and not tasting DAL BATI CHURMA is like missing Taj Mahal when in Agra. It’s a Rajasthani delicacy, the best of which you’ll find in LMB (Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandar), where you can also find Mewa Kachodi and the ever so delicious Ghewar. Rajashtani food is heaven for non-vegetarian foodies. Dishes like Keema Baati, Jungle Maas, and the famous Laal Maas are some of the favorites of the people of Jaipur
Don’t forget about the sweet and salty lassi of the Lassi wala at MI road.
It wouldn’t be incorrect to call Jaipur a shopper’s paradise! The vivid colors and beautiful hand works are reflected on the various products sold in the markets of Jaipur. Rajasthani designs are particularly famous for the tie and die designs, and mirror work, which can be seen in sarees, kurtas-salwars and on carpets as well. The state’s art is also remarkably produced in form jewelry with Kundan and Thewa being the most sorts after.
MI Road, Haldiyon ka Rasta, Bapu Bazar, Kishanpol Bazar are some of the major shopping markets of Jaipur.
All the newbies and pro-photographers out there, put Jaipur in you list of world photo walks. A photographic tour is a must as no streets of any town would be as colourful, vibrant and diverse as the streets of the Pink city. Plan your schedules for a photo walk of a lifetime!
Roaming through the streets of Jaipur and not experiencing the royal treatment you deserve? Walk with the elephants or ride on them while climbing the Jaigarh Fort and have an experience of a lifetime.
It is rightly said that a visit to Jaipur never disappoints anyone, which also include nature and wildlife lovers. Jaipur is garlanded with numerous beautiful parks and gardens like City Park, Kanak Vrindavan Garden, Ram Nivas Garden, Smriti Van, Sisodia Rani Garden etc. The city also has a lovely zoological park and various different types of elephant farms that give the tourist a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an entire day with the majestic elephants- tending, bathing feeding and riding them.
The city’s vibrant and colorful cultures are well evident in the fairs and festivals that occur throughout the year. Festivals such as Teej, Diwali, Gangour, Elephant festival, Kites Festival, camel festival and many other are celebrated with huge pomp and show. These festive parts of the year are the best time to visit the city.
The City Palace, Albert Hall, Jawahar Kala Kendra are some of the many art galleries of Jaipur showcasing the vast past, present and future of the art culture of Rajasthan. Jaipur is a paradise for art lovers where one can find everything from dance and music to painting, embroidery and the famous puppet shows.
While the forts sing the songs of bravery and valor of the state, the beautiful temples around the city talk about how incredibly the city is still sticking strongly to its roots, defining religion and spirituality at the same time as they proudly narrate the stories of their valor. The city is home to the various old and modern temples that one should definitely add on their list of places to visit in Jaipur. These temples are as old as Galtaji to the new ones like Birla mandir. Some other temples include the Govindji Temple, Moti Dungri Temple, Jagat Shrimoni Temple, Shri Kali temple etc.
Not just inside the Pink City, the surroundings of Jaipur also have a plenty of sights to offer to its curious explorers. Places such as Abhaneri, Ramgarh, Sanghaner, Ranthambore National Park, Sariska National Park, samode and so many more! You would certainly need to extend your trip to spend some more quality time in this Land of the Kings!