Jaipur is one of the cultural hubs of India with a rich history. There’s lots to see and do in the Pink city, the capital of the most colourful state of India, Rajasthan.The city got its name as the pink city because of the color of most buildings.We present to you the top 5 things to see/do in Jaipur, according to us, if you have less time in hand.
Also known as palace of winds is one of the most famous attractions in Jaipur Hawa Mahal is a five storied building made up of pink sandstone material .The intricate architecture stands out making it is one of the important landmarks in Jaipur. This palace was constructed so that the women get a feel of the daily life by looking through the windows.
Amber fort is the main tourist attraction of Jaipur and is a must see.Built by Raja Man Singh I in Amer, around 11 km from Jaipur. The fort is located on a hill and houses opulent palaces, courtyards and beautiful gardens with panaromic views of Maota lake and the hills.
Out of the many ways to enter the fort we recommend taking the elephant ride up as it will give you a feel of how the Rajput Maharajas entered the fort!!!
It is also one of the major tourist attractions of Jaipur. The complex houses impressive palaces and gardens. Built initially by Sawai Raja Jai Singh II. The royal family resides in a section of the palace.The complex also houses an art gallery and museum.
Chokhi Dhani Village
Literally means ‘Fine Hamlet’. A reflection of the ethnic village life and culture of Rajasthan. Reserve an evening for Chokhi Dhani and you will not regret it. Developed around the concept of a traditional Rajasthani village, it has various activities like camel ride, folk dance , bullock cart rides, mehendi etc.
The one thing that just cannot be missed is the dining experience at Chokhi Dhani. There are restaurants serving different styles of Rajasthani cuisine, in a completely traditional ambience. The warmth of service and the Rajasthani hospitality will stay with you forever.
Rajasthan is famous for handicrafts, fabrics, precious stones and jewelery. The traditional markets around Johri bazaar, MI road and Bapu bazaar are a paradise for shopping lovers. You can shop for lac work bangles, jhumkas, Jaipuri quilts, bandhej saris, silver meenakari jewelry, batik prints, salwar suits etc.
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