When travelling from New Delhi to Jaipur, we tell you how to make the most of your trip! Eat, shop and discover the Pink City when visiting for the first time.
Get set go
The Pink City is located 277 km away from New Delhi. The car journey will take you four hours and the Volvo can take anywhere between five to six hours. Take the 7 am Volvo that will transfer you to Jaipur by 12:30 pm.
Three main forts dot the city that one must visit. Nahargarh fort should be visited first as it is located at a height and you can see the Man Sagar Lake and the entire city from here. This fort is best for sightseeing and is often referred to as the ‘suicide point’.
Johari Bazaar and Baapu Bazzar are the two local markets of the city where you can find modern and traditional silver jewellery. Drape yourself in the lovely bandhani dupattas, swirl around in the skirts and suits and check out the Mojaris (Punjabi juttis) and quilts available at the quaint shops.
Le Meridien Hotel and Fairmont Hotel are the best options to choose from when looking for a leisure stay. Have lunch, rest for a bit and then head to the local markets. On your way to the markets, stop at the Jal Mahal and witness the beauty of a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
Try the Paneer Ghewar, Dal and Onion Kachoris at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar, famously known as LMB which is one of the most popular sweet shops in the city. Other than that eat some snacks and don’t stuff yourself as you are in for a treat at Chowki Dhani.
The village experience
20 minutes away from Baapu Bazaar is Chowki Dhaani. Chowki Dhani is set up like a typical Rajasthani Village. There is fun and frolic for the children and scrumptious Marwari food for everyone else. Everything in this village screams ‘fun’.
Watch the magic show, get your palm read, take a horse and camel ride, dance with the Kalbelia dancers, go on the giant wheel and then find your way back in to the village through a maze. Later when you get tired of participating in all these activities, make yourself comfortable at the dinner area where you would be served Daal-bati churma, kichda, Gatte ki Subzi and many more delicacies which will keep coming your way without any breaks!
Call it a night
Head back to your hotel and sleep tight; there is a lot to see before you leave back for Delhi, the next day. The Volvo leaves at 12:30 pm. Make sure you visit the Amber Fort.
Places to see
The second fort is Jaigarh where in lies the largest cannon in the country. This fort is also known as the fort of victory.
The last fort is Amber Fort and it is known for Shila Mata Temple, Jas Mandir and the Sheesh Mahal. With this your trip comes to an end and you have seen the most of Jaipur if not everything!
Estimated cost per person – Rs 12,000
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