Jaipur is an architectural hub with spectacular forts and a concubine of history!From the marvelous Hawa Mahal to the beautiful Jal Mahal, Jaipur should be on your itinerary just for it's architectural marvels.
I had planned a 2-day getaway to Jaipur from Delhi. We booked a resort in Kukas, 30 minutes from the main city and a mere 10 minutes from the main Forts. Majority resorts are located at Kukas and the drive from Delhi to Jaipur is just oh-so-breathtaking! Start early and you might just avoid the traffic and reach in 4 hours instead of the usual 5 hours!
Jaipur is known as the PINK CITY of India because of its pink buildings that gives the illusions of the pink city. Going back in history, pink was associated with the colour of hospitality and the then Maharajah of Jaipur got the city painted pink to honor his guests - Queen Victoria & Prince of Wales.
We stayed in Jaipur for 2 days where we decided to spend one day exploring the city and the other day relaxing in our hotel!!
Places we visited in Jaipur -
1. Amer Fort - its an iconic tourist destination in Jaipur and the entry ticket costs around 30/- for Indian Citizens and more for Foreign Nationals. We took a tour guide for the fort ( Rs 50/-) and it was an half an hour trip where we scurried across the fort reveling in historical facts and listening to the age old stories. There is a Kali Goddess temple inside the fort which one can visit and they serve 'Wine" as the prasad (offerings). The famous movie Jodha Akbar was shot in this fort as well. The bazaar that leads up to the fort offers some delish sweets which are a must try !