Exploring the "Pink City"

21st Jan 2016

Famous juttis (leather moccasins)

Photo of Famous juttis (leather moccasins) by himanshi munjal

Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani

Photo of Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani by himanshi munjal


Photo of Bazaar by himanshi munjal
Photo of by himanshi munjal

Raj Mandir Cinema

Photo of Raj Mandir Cinema by himanshi munjal
Photo of by himanshi munjal
Photo of by himanshi munjal

Jaipur Literature Festival'16

Photo of Jaipur Literature Festival'16 by himanshi munjal
Photo of by himanshi munjal
Photo of by himanshi munjal

City Palace

Photo of City Palace by himanshi munjal

Jaipur, the pink city has a lot to offer than just the royal hospitality! The best time to visit is January, since the city hosts India's biggest Literary Festival during this month which attracts thousands of tourists and literary enthusiasts from across the world.
The city has it all with its huge forts, Bazaars filled with handicrafts, Multiplexes along with the beautiful architecture.

Fun Fact: Jaipur is known as the pink city because the central markets and most of the houses in the old city of Jaipur are painted in different shades of Pink  from the outside. The government does not permit the any other colour so as to preserve its famous name!

Must visits:  

  • Amber, Nahargarh and Jaigarh forts.
    Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors) at Amber fort will leave you stunned, its a beauty!, the view from Nahargarh fort is to die for (I don't want you to die!) and Jaigarh fort has the World's largest Cannon (No wonder it was known as the victory fort! What were the royal kings of India upto? Proud moment)
  • City Palace (a museum but a major part of the fort is still a royal residence)
  • Raj mandir Cinema (Its a cinema with a twist) Consider yourself lucky if there's a blockbuster release the week you visit here!
  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) and Hawa Mahal market.
  • Chokhi Dhani (Miniature of Rajasthan) It requires a whole evening to experience this place, various musical events and light shows at night will definitely bring you back here!

     Shopaholics can dwell into some shopping therapy as the city is a  hub of jewelry, hand loom products and leather juttis (moccasins). Foodies also have a lot to savour their taste buds on. Also, the Sweet shops in the city (Serving famous Kaaju sweets, Kachoris and Dal Baati Churma) cannot be missed!

Best way to explore the city is to not to feel like a tourist! Yes, the city treats everyone like its own. You just have to experience some local bus and rickshaw rides to touch the nuances of this place. It does not only have a glorious history, It is a masterpiece which paints culture, history and an urban life style on a single canvas!

Visit this bright city at least once in your life to experience how culture blends with modern ideas and to witness the royalty!

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can you Pls help me with itenary for solo to rajasthan..budgeted one.. jaipur to jaipur train if possible
Sat 02 27 16, 06:53 · Reply (3) · Report
Also ask your hotel staff in case they provide taxi service for sight seeing or you can book an OLA/ Meru cabs. Autorickshaws and e-rickshaws are also a great deal providing you are good at bargaining! Happy travelling :)
Tue 03 08 16, 08:43 · Report
Day2: City Palace, Local Market , Hawa Mahal, RajMandir Cinema Day3: Chokhi Dhani in the evening this way you can easily explore the city in 3 days!
Tue 03 08 16, 08:41 · Report
hey, You can definitely reach there by Train 1: get down at Jaipur Junction 2:Look for a budget room at MI road preferably zostels (these are comfortable and fun) 3: Day1: Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort Day2: City Palace
Tue 03 08 16, 08:38 · Report
hello himanshi, this is mitin founder of chalyaara.com.....its a tourism startup....I want to use ur Jaipur pics on my website or on social media..... plz mail me all these pics at chalyaara.com@gmail.com
Fri 02 26 16, 19:09 · Reply · Report