Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi)

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18th Jan 2017
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Day 1

Inside Jaipur

Founded in AD 1727 by 'Sawai Jai Singh II' Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan popularly known as 'pink city' or Gulabi-nagri, is famous for its forts, history, tradition, culture, and heritage. The name pink city because of the colors of stone used in the city.

HOW TO REACH-:

Air-: There is an international airport in Jaipur, and gets easily flights from major cities of India, Delhi, Jodhpur, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Calcutta, Udaipur, Indore.

Railways-: well connected with the rail network of various cities.

Roadways-: Road connects Jaipur with Delhi-250km, Agra-236, Bikaner-320, Udaipur-405, Ajmer-131, Jodhpur 316, Jaisalmer-568.

Jaipur is quite a big city and there is a lot of things to do, it takes minimum 2-3 days for sightseeing but we try that, we can possibly do maximum things.

Day 1

Start your day at early morning as soon as possible, There is a benefit of early start you can do lots of things in a single day. before to go you can take breakfast I should suggest you the famous Rajasthani 'kachori' with green chutney it was delicious to taste. and after breakfast, we move towards our first point.

kachori

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

AMBER FORT-: The fort is remarkable for its architecture, the Rajput style architecture built by 'Raja Maan Singh' and additions extension were built by 'Raja Jai Singh' and 'Sawai Singh' the last Maharaja of 'Amber' who built a city called Jaipur. Inside of the palace, there is 'sheesh Mahal' (Chamber of Mirror), 'Diwan-e-aam' (Public chamber), 'Diwan-e-khaas' (Private audience Chamber), Sukh mandir, Elephant ride is one of the most exciting things to do, it costs about 800 to 1000 INR of one side for two persons but the rates were negotiable, in evening light and sound show is a fascinating attraction it's exciting to hear stories of legends Rajput Kings with melodious folk music and describing the tradition and grand lifestyle of Royal families.

Evening show Timings-English 7:30 pm, Hindi 8:30 pm Show charges Indians-100, English-200, Morning Entry fees-: 100Rs for Indians, 200Rs for foreigners, Timings-: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. After that, we move towards our next stop.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

JAIGARH FORT-: Standing on a hilltop, overlooking the palaces and city of Jaipur such an amazing view, the world biggest cannon on wheels 'JAIBAN' is positioned here.

Timings-: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Entry fees:-25Rs for Indians, 75Rs for foreigners.

Jaibaan

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

NAHARGARH-: just next to Jaigarh, 600 Ft above the city built in 1734 architectural beauties like Mahendra Bhawan, Hawa mandir, are inside the fort.

Timings 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

JALMAHAL-: 6 Kms from amber fort a beautiful Palace sets in the middle of the lake, entrance is not allowed the Palace is closed since, for a long time renovation works takes place in the progress. But you should definitely take photograph from outside.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

after that, its time to lunch there were a variety of foods and multi cuisines restaurants are available in Jaipur, but we are in Jaipur and I suggest you try the traditional Rajasthani food, I suggest Hotel 'LMB' in 'Johri Bazar' two reasons to choose 'LMB' one is their quality and the other is location because it was located in the middle of the market, and most of the monuments are nearby, you can get here a grand Rajasthani thali which includes dal (pulses), baati, churma, kair sangri saag, papad saag, gatte ka saag, bajre ki roti, sweet dishes, that was a maharaja lunch, after the lunch its time for shopping

Rajasthani thali

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

after that, its time to lunch there were a variety of foods and multi cuisines restaurants are available in Jaipur, but we are in Jaipur and I suggest you try the traditional Rajasthani food, I suggest Hotel 'LMB' in 'Johri Bazar' two reasons to choose 'LMB' one is their quality and the other is location because it was located in the middle of the market, and most of the monuments are nearby, you can get here a grand Rajasthani thali which includes dal (pulses), baati, churma, kair sangri saag, papad saag, gatte ka saag, bajre ki roti, sweet dishes, that was a maharaja lunch, after the lunch its time for shopping

Laal maas

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

SHOPPING

Most of the markets in Jaipur remains closed on Sunday, and if you're on weekend trip and shopping was in your plan, so after the lunch move on for shopping. Jaipur is famous for many things such as-:

Invitation cards

Bags

Handmade paper

Home furnishing

Silverware

Authentic arts

Handicrafts

Gems, Jewellery

Marble products

Traditional prints

Block print garments and textiles

Blue pottery

Rajai (Blanket)

Laakh ki chudi (bangles)

Mojri (Rajasthani shoes) made up of camel skin

Bandhni work (tie and dye)

Miniature paintings

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

PLACES FOR SHOPPING

JOHRI BAZAR -: Market where you can buy all kind of jewelry and sarees.

TRIPOLIA BAZAR -: Here you can purchase textiles, utensils, ironware, blankets.

BAPU BAZAR -: Textiles, local perfumes, and mojri (shoes) made up of camel skin and leather.

M.I ROAD -: This is the place where you can get everything from jewelry, brass work, textiles, blue pottery to woodwork, but this market is quite costlier as compared to other markets.

note -: markets are close until 8 pm

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

Day 1 is very busy and full of tiredness, and it's time to rest because the next day had a lot of things to do and for that, you need proper rest.

DAY 2

HAWAMAHAL -: We start our day with Hawamahal the (wind palace) built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh, the most recognizable monument of Jaipur, the 5 storied stunning monument is a fine piece of Rajput architecture, this is originally designed for the royal ladies to watch on the street below. Timings 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Entry fee 10 Rs for

Indians, 50 Rs for foreigners.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

CITY PALACE -: Situated in the heart of the city, near Hawamahal, the Palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, a seven-storeyed Chandra mahal in the center, Diwan-e-aam (hall of public audience) diwan-e-khaas (hall of private audience) Mubarak mahal has such collection of costume and textiles, there is a clock tower near Mubarak mahal collection of armoury and weapons.

Timings 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Entry fee 130 Rs for Indians 500 Rs for foreigners.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

JANTAR MANTAR -: Just next to City palace, Jantar-Mantar built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, it features world's longest sundial and is a UNESCO world heritage site. the huge instruments used to study the movement of the constellation and stars in the sky. astronomy instrument whose design principles are based on ancient Hindu, Sanskrit texts.

Timings 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Entry fee 50 Rs for Indians and 100 Rs for foreigners.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai
Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

ALBERT HALL MUSEUM -: Also known as 'Central Museum' found in 1876 by prince Albert, huge in structure and it has a collection of archeological and handicraft piece.

Photo of Jaipur (Pink City-sheher Gulabi) by Armaan Singhai

MONEY SAVING TIPS -:

Money management is very important, you can save a lot of money from small things, here are few tips to save your money.

Buy tickets in combo rather than an individual ticket for each monument, they give you a discount on combo ticket, and it will save your time too.

.If you are a student bring your college or school ID card with you, it saves up to 75% on tickets and 30% on public transport.

Do smart shopping and save lots of money, there is a big price difference of the same thing so before to buy anything check the prices in 2-3 shops and negotiate on it.

.If possible use public transport.

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