Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is a city of forts and palaces. The Sanganer Airport is the closest airport. Jaipur is also well-connected by road and regular Volvo buses ply between other Indian cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Kota, Vadodara, Kota, Udaipur, etc. If you are planning a holiday to Jaipur then here are some must-do’s to consider.
Excursion to Jal Mahal
Located on the Mansagar lake and nestled among the Nahargarh hills, the Jal Mahal palace is an architectural splendour. The palace reflects both Mughal and Rajput architectural patterns. It was built as a summer resort for the royal family. Duck-hunting was at one time a popular sport practised in the lake.
Elephant ride at Amer Fort
Take an elephant ride at Amer Fort and feel like a royal! The fort was built in the 16th century by Raja Maan Singh Ji Saheb. The fort is an amalgamation of Rajput and Hindu architectural patterns. Some of the highlights of the fort are Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Mandir, Diwaan-E-Aam and Diwaan-E-Khas. The fort remains open between 8 A.M. and 6 P.M.
Visit Hawa Mahal
It’s one of Jaipur’s landmark – a five-storied honeycomb structured palace coloured in pink. In 1799, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh constructed the palace for the royal women in the family to watch the processions and life in the city. The top of the palace offers a magnificent view of the Jantar Mantar and City Palace in one direction and Sireh Deori Bazaar in the other.
A sumptuous meal at Chokhi Dhani
To get a flavour of the local culture, visit Chokhi Dhani. Enjoy a puppet show, camel rides, elephant rides, Rajasthani folk performance and much more. The open-air restaurants here are known for serving delicious Rajasthani food. Some of the traditional dishes are dal batti churma, Mirchi bada, mawa kachori, and ghewar. Get a flavor of the rustic life.
Shop at the bazaars
Jaipur is a hub for traditional clothes and jewellery. Head to Johari Bazaar to purchase precious stones and Tripolia bazaar for lac jewellery.
Be a part of the local festival
Teej, Gangaur, kite festival, and dhulandi are some of the traditional festivals of the city. Fly kites at the Man Sagar lake during kite festival and then savor ‘til ke laddu’ and ‘dal ke pakode’!
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