Best places to visit in Jaipur - the pink city is the closest getaway you can from the capital. And there are plenty of places to visit in Jaipur to make your trip a culturally enriched one! From forts, palaces, temples, and museums to swanky picturesque cafes and bars. These two co-existing sides of Jaipur blend together beautifully as well. Think bars in old Havelis, palaces converted to heritage hotels, beautiful vantage points from forts atop hillocks.
Jaipur was established in the 1700s by Amer's ruler Jai Singh II. And happened to be one of India's first planned cities. But it wasn't until the 1800s that the city was painted in its signature pink colour. Known to be a welcoming hue, Maharaja Ram Singh donned the city pink to welcome the then Prince of Wales during his visit.
Best places to visit in Jaipur
There is not a single dull moment in the city, from shopping in the Johri Bazaar, to exploring an age-old camera, old forts, and palaces that the Royal family still inhabits. Traditional block printing, puppets, namkeen, and textiles, there is plenty you can get up to in Jaipur.
There is of course the much obvious experience of Choki Dhani. Choki Dhani was established in the late 90s and was a unique, traditional village experience. From mini museums, historical moments in Rajasthan's history, camel rides, and puppet shows - the traditional Rajasthani thali that is served later on is the highlight. Over the years it has become overly commercialized and doesn't find a spot in this list. But it is definitely a good visit at least once - on your many trips to this ever-flourishing city!
Here is my list of the 10 best places to visit in Jaipur!
Located in the heart of the city, the city palace is the official residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and the Royal family manages and maintains its day to day. There is the armory, diwan-e-aam and sabha niwas, and a photo and picture gallery, which is a new addition sure to remind you of a quaint corner of the MET!