Jaipur: Pink City with all other colours intertwined
Jaipur-the city of victory, also known as Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan. Why is it called Pink City? Are you likely to emerge successful just by going to the city? Well, let’s read more about what this beautiful place has in store for us and tour the best Places To Visit In Jaipur.
From archaeologists to mathematicians, from tourists to wanderers, from professors to students, this city has something for each one of us. Exploring this marvellous destination acquaints you with the royal lifestyle of the King and his family. So if you want to experience royalty and want to see how people in the past used to live, Jaipur should be the option for you.
This was just the introduction, dig into this article to know the treasure Jaipur keeps in store for us.
A Gateway to the Beauty of Rajasthan
It forms a golden triangle with Delhi and Agra which makes it a major stopover. To witness the expanse of beauty in Rajasthan, Jaipur offers the best start. It gives you a glimpse of the entire Rajasthan just like a stepping stone. It lures travellers from across the nation with remnants from the past and beautifully engraved scriptures. What’s more? Jaipur also serves you World’s best delicacies, sumptuous and mouth-licking.
Stop for a minute and take a moment to appreciate the world-class architecture this place gives you a sight of. The royal ambiance is the main attraction of Jaipur. A plethora of huge and magnificent palaces and forts sprawl the city. The city has preserved its architecture.
Incredible Holiday Experience
Bored of the monotonous lifestyle? Want to relax and refresh? Jaipur is the best holiday destination for you. It circumvents all that you need to relax and refresh. With its vibrancy and vitality, it does not fail to leave anyone agape. Staying in one of the palaces turned hotel would give you another level of relaxation and one-lifetime experience.
A Shopper’s Paradise
As unusual as it sounds, Jaipur is als o a heaven for shopaholics. With Johri Bazar and World Trade Market in place, you can get anything and everything. Johri Bazaar is built within the ambit of a palace and is dotted by local artisans and local handicrafts. If you want a taste of indigenous work of Jaipur, it is suggested that you visit the Johri Bazaar and keep a lot of cash in hand because you’re sure to be tempted.
What’s more? Well, it is available at affordable prices. So with quality also comes quantity.
However, if you are a person who is a brands-lover, World Trade Market is the place for you. It has a high-end infrastructure and is also the second-largest mall in Asia. Local handicrafts are hard to be found here.
Pampering your stomach
Not having anything to pamper your taste buds is the worst punishment a traveller could get. In Jaipur, this is not bound to happen. The uniqueness of this city dates back to its history; the rulers were also intricate and focused on how well their kitchen style is and how well their cuisine is presented to be. Therefore, Jaipur is home to sumptuous and lip-smacking cuisines. If you’re a foodie, don’t get fooled by historians falling in love with the city because you will do as this place is a paradise for all the foodies out there.
Why Pink City?
Before visiting the city, you’ll always find yourself questioning, why is Jaipur called Pink City? But the moment you step inside the city, you’ll realise that the walls of most of the buildings are painted in pink. This raises another question, “ Why is it coloured in Pink?”
This dates back to the days in history when Jaipur was under Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh and Prince Alberton was visiting the town. It was then that the Maharaja decided to plan a completely different outlook for the city and redesigned the walls and got them painted to terracotta pink. The colour was durable in all other weather conditions and is often known as the symbol for Hospitality.
Pink colour has its own blend and vibes that makes for a perfect mélange and provides an entirely different exposure, all together.
Places to visit in Jaipur
As the name suggests, it is also known as “Palace of Winds”, is a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal culture. Primarily it was made for women to enjoy festivals and events. It is built in a way that the royal would not have to come out to have a sight. They can have the pleasure of sightseeing from the windows itself. The stunning blend of pink and red sandstone on the exterior elevates the grandeur of this majestic palace.
It was constructed in the year 1799 by the eminent Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, whose grandfather discovered the city of Jaipur. This visual spectacle resembles a Honeycomb like structure from distance, and as you reach nearby this palace, it allures you with it’s unspoilt beauty. This breath-taking palace is an epitome of architectural heritage in Rajasthan and wandering around this massive palace should definitely be on your bucket list.
Jal Mahal, as the name suggests, is surrounded by water. It is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. It forms for a very serene sight, and it was built for the royal family to get relief from the scorching sun during summers. Jal Mahal still serves the purpose. If you get to visit Jal Mahal during rains, it looks breathtaking.
Not only the sight, but the picturesque backdrop of Nahargarh hills, makes the sightseeing experience at this place quite astounding! Witnessing this glorious palace at night is a one of a kind experience which you should not miss out on.
With reflections of lights scattering on the serene waters of the Man Sagar Dam, this makes for an ideal sight to relish with your loved ones, for lifetime of memories. But this palace experienced some major flaws due to the hustles and bustles of nature, and it was Maharaja Jai singh II, who completely renovated this palace in the 18th century, and the palace looks as beautiful as any palace in Jaipur.
The City Palace
Located next to the Hawa Mahal, it is a perfect blend of Rajput, Mughal and European styles. It also circumvents a museum where local tradespeople sell their crafts which also makes it a hub for shopping. The museum also entails royal artefacts and regal heritage.
If you want to live the Rajasthani lifestyle, you ought to visit Chokhi Dhani. It has a structure similar to a village in Jaipur. You can explore the magic show, puppet shows, folk performances, camel rides- basically, all that Rajasthan is famous for. It gives a nice break from monotonous city life to intriguing rural life. It was pioneered in 1990, and since then it has amassed a massive number of visitors from all around the country as well as from across the borders. The place is an ideal escapade into the vibrant and colourful culture of Rajasthan, which oozes modesty and harmony from it’s elements. The majestic chain of resorts is carrying the glorious legacy of Rajasthani culture and doing wonders to preserve the culture as well.
Where to eat
We iterated that Jaipur has one of the best cuisines across the nation, however, once you step your foot in, how would you know which restaurant to visit?
Here’s a list that you may follow.
- Lakshmi Mishthan Bhandar at the Johri Market
- Doodh Mishthan Bhandar
- Aunty’s Café
- Poochka and Company ( Famous shop for golgappas. There are some 20 flavours present in here)
All these amazing food places are enriched with impeccable quality of food and the heart-warming hospitality of the Rajasthani people. The fusion of spicy Dal-Bhati choorma with droolwortgy beverages would fill your soul with gratitude and exuberance as well. Thus, if you are in Jaipur, then it is absolutely crucial to relish some of the most exotoc and scrumptious local cuisines.
While visiting Jaipur, why not live like a king? Scared that it would be expensive beyond limits? No need to be. You can easily pay a visit to Heritage hotels which give you a taste of the royal and regal lifestyle the king and his royal family must be having.
Pleasure the king inside you by staying in these heritage hotels.
Ranthambore National Park
Is Jaipur all about architecture, food and shopping? Definitely not! Ranthambore National Park was the hunting ground for the maharajas of that time. One can spot tigers, bears, birds, and so on. It also has space for local handicrafts. The place is a paradise for all the aficionados of the wildlife but it has a lot more to offer as well.
You may witness the historic “Ranthambore Fort” which gives you insights of the gallantry efforts of the Rajput warriors. You may also enjoy strolling and hiking at this place, which makes for an adventurous excursion trip.
Another beautiful sight to relish is the Padam lake, which is the main source of water for all the majestic creatures at this national park. Jogi Mahal and Trinetra Ganesh temple are also the top-notch tourist attractions which are quite popular in this part of the country.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Not only the lands, but even the sky of Jaipur also has to offer a beautiful woven sight through its hot air balloon Safari. It gives a view of all the forts and palaces and the Jaipur city, in whole. The eagles eye from above gives you a moment to savour for a lifetime, which is unmatched in this part of the country.
Jaipur Literature Festival
If you’re a literature person, Jaipur has its festival for you. Jaipur is known for its yearly literature meetup. Here giant literature deeds meet and spread their literature.
Being in Jaipur is a bliss-like feeling and well not every time is ignorance bliss. With its serene environment and natural beauty, it forms for one of the best tourist destinations. The rich city of Jaipur comes with Regal Past. The archaic structures reveal a story of its own. While many feel that this is a place for history buffs, trust me, even a mathematician would fall in love with the beauty of this place and the treasure that this place keeps in for us.
This fort gets a little far off from the city. It is an 11 km drive for the city. But don’t let the distance fool you as you’ll be missing out on one of the most beautiful and amazing experiences if you don’t visit this fort. It is structurally supreme and intricately designed. With a look like that of a castle, it is housed at the top of the hill. Take a moment and stare at this world-class infrastructure.
As scary as it sounds, it also has a lot of rumours associated with it. Many say that Rani Ratnawati’s spirit is still present in the fort making it a haunted site, but the more believable version of the story is that a father built it for his son. The architectural finesse is one of it’s kind, and the fort is associated with a lot of stories.
It is suggested not to visit the fort at night since it becomes dangerously scary. However, in the day time, it’s not just safe but also exciting. Discover the facts and find the truth for yourself.
The Central Museum
The epitome of Indo-Saracenic style, it is one of the oldest and most archaic hubs for art and culture exploration in Jaipur. Culture is external, and a means. It is the means for the expression and manifestation of grandness and like the body of an individual. It is also known as Albert Hall Museum named after Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. What sets it apart is also the Egyptian Mummy.
When asked, it was found that the Central Museum is the favorite place for many because it is also the center for many festivals, concerts and rallies. Thus, if you set your foot in Jaipur, make sure you pave a visit to The Central Museum.
The Majestic Nahargarh
Nestled high on the rugged Aravali Hills, it is one of the top tourist destinations constructed in the year 1734. This fort offers a magnificent view of the city. The Madhavendra Bhavan inside this fort is the finest example of craftsmanship and intricate handmade designs.
It is also one of the very refined examples depicting Jaipur’s intricate and enthralling architecture.
Palace On Wheels
As is rightly said, it is PALACE ON WHEELS. The train is so exquisite and beautiful. The train offers a tour that visits the various cities of Rajasthan, giving us a glimpse of the tradition and culture in Rajasthan that we’ve always known about. Journeys are more beautiful than the destination; this train makes us want to believe in this saying. Its first stoppage is Jaipur which makes it all the way more interesting. The best part for all the foodies out there is “Maharaja” and “Maharani”. It serves all kind of cuisines but specialises in Rajasthan’s royal cuisine.
Places you’re likely to forget.
Chandlai Lake-A perfect getaway
Chandlai lake exemplifies that waters give peace. Amid the hustle-bustle of the city, if you’re craving for peace, then Chandlai Lake is a perfect place for you. Want to have a long walk and think about steps you would want to take in the future? This place is for you.
Jaipur is a place known for its forts and palaces. With so many forts and palaces in place, one is likely to forget Dundlod Fort; it exhibits architectural finesse of the city too. It is a blend of traditional Rajputana and Mughal style. Built-in the 17th century, when constructional infrastructure was levied a lot of emphasis on, this monument perpetuates and exudes the regality in every element.
It is a less explored temple. Also known as the monkey temple, it is one of the least visited tourist spots. The surrounding is breathtaking. It is 10kms away from Jaipur. Reaching the temple can be dangerous, but it is one of an experience, which you would never want to miss out on. It is an ideal place for those who crave for spirituality coupled with calm and peace. Among all the temples of Rajasthan, this is also a magnificent temple.
Nahargarh Biological Park
If you are a nature lover fond of flora and fauna and often find yourself in the company of nature, you ought not to miss the opportunity to visit this park. It is your travel itinerary. One of the very great features here is that visitors can enjoy great biodiversity here.
Located at Jaipur-Delhi highway, it is also home to an umpteen number of avian species, approximately 200 species. Lion and tigers are spotted easily.
Gaitore ki Chhatriyan
Gaitore ki chattriyan is not just a fine resting space for the maharajas of Jaipur but is also famous for it’s an architectural appeal. It is not a blend of any two styles but a pure Rajputana structure. It is 15kms away from the city but worth all the travel.
Abhaneri: For a Village Tour
Every city has it’s rural which encapsulates a completely different idea of the life existing in there. Abhaneri is a village located on the Jaipur- Agra highway in the Dausa district which is known for step well. With 13 levels and 20 metres deep it makes for yet another beautiful piece of architecture. The beautiful carvings make it all the more interesting and intriguing. This destination is also famous for local dance like kalbelia and ghoomar.
From the article, we can clearly decipher that Jaipur is a city for one and all. From literature enthusiasts to mathematicians to architects, this city is accommodative of all. It is known for preserving the ethnic heritage while also coupling it with today’s modernity. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the country and one that our country holds pride in.
Jaipur is legendary for its gemstone and jewelry work fabrics and jutis and mosaics that possess quality. These are the central attraction for shoppers. Visiting the city just once would never be enough for you, you will want to revisit it and save some souvenir for yourself. Today, Jaipur is a hub for rich wedding destinations.
It is a place you could visit during Holi and witness the Elephant festival. It is also a place you can visit during Diwali and observe the vibrancy this city has to display. It is an all-round city with affectations abound.
If it’s Jaipur that we’re talking about, one also needs to know about the Jaipur Foot. It is highly renowned and has been changing the lives of people since times immemorial. It is the idea of the prosthetic foot. One prosthetic foot has changed the lives of so many people. It was developed in 1968 and was then carried forward by the social Samiti in 1975. To know more.
Where we read about palaces and forts, it is also important to mention about the rides. Animals have always been a manifestation of rich heritage and culture, and Rajasthan is a state that is known to preserve heritage. Animals have always been a source of help. After the kingdoms have been destroyed, animals have been used for giving rides and as a means of transport.
In all, Jaipur is a wonderful place to be, and in your lifetime, you ought to visit the place for once.
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