Best Places to Visit in Jaipur for the Trendy Traveler

Jaipur, India - The Pink City!

I have visited Jaipur ample of times, let me tell you when I first went to Jaipur, I found it overwhelming and now that I can see it more clearly, I’m really excited to share with you the best places to visit in Jaipur- Capital of Rajasthan and part of golden triangle , so lets get startedđŸ˜€

Travel Plan for Jaipur

This is dedicated to my love - Rajasthan,  Rich in its historical heritage, every corner of Jaipur holds an interesting antidote and touch of old-world charm. Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture with its slogan "Padharo mhare desh'. Every third foreign tourist visiting India travels to Rajasthan as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India



How to Reach Jaipur? 

Jaipur is a city in Rajasthan, India. If you are residing in neighboring places one must opt for a road trip. Jaipur Highway is so well planned and tolls have done justice to the road provided. I love the view of Aravali Range welcoming in Shahrukh style - with persuasive open arms !!
Jaipur has an airport as well, which is in city limits, great connectivity in terms of all the modes of transport be it Trains or buses or flights. 


Stays in Jaipur 

Jaipur is a well-advanced city, if you want to stay lavishly in royal palaces you can go for opulent - "Samode Haveli". For luxury and wanted to stay with brands than my first preference is for Trident Jaipur by Trident Group of Hotels facing Jal Mahal and in proximity with places like magnificent Amer Fort. If you are a person who would love to explore other options like food joints or shopping in and around then surely go for Hilton Jaipur, it is a 5 star property but with basic amenities, good safety measures and reasonable tariffs with courteous staff. If Havelis are your priority then Umaid Mahal, Alsisar Haveli, Narain Niwas are equally good options to explore. For solo and budget travels read more on the link given below. 



Spa- Jaipur Hilton



Jaipur - A Treat for Eyes

I thought of writing about places to see in Jaipur, believe me, I can not name just a few, this city is a treat to eyes. The whole city has beautiful lamps, roundabouts, totally an awe-worthy city. Have seen many tourist places but this city has great vibes in terms of architecture, culture, art..the amalgamation of the whole is scattered to every nook n corner. There are numerous photo-ready places in this city of Royals, listing some for you reference.
 

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal has increased my power of imagination in many folds. Felt like I was once upon a time a playful princess who comes to these jharokhas looking to see life as had to obey the strict rules of "purdah", which forbade me from appearing in public without face coverings. Jokes apart, this was the original intent to build this structure, to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen. Hawa Mahal was built without a foundation. In fact, it is the tallest building in the world without a foundation. The five-storey building managed to maintain upright because of it is curved shaped. Just another masterpiece of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Hats off to Mr.Lal Chand Ustad who has introduced this design to us in 1799 itself and devoted it to Lord Krishna and therefore the inspiration was drawn from his crown. I can see this place from sunrise to sunset from Cafe Wind View, dipping in different shades and lights, decked up like a new bride all year long, Hawa Mahal is a finest pride. 






City Palace

Moving forward from Hawa mahal you will reach to City Palace. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. The royal family of Jaipur is said to be the descendants of Lord Rama. There are three entrances or gates of city palace and four smaller gates in the third courtyard which represents seasons The Lotus Gate represents summer, The Mor or Peacock gate depicts Autumn, Lehriya Gate - Spring and Rose gate is as soothing as winters. Their 3D look is magnetic and it is a sheer delight to just look at these gates. The City Palace of Jaipur is an exquisite symbol of Royalty. 

Amber Fort or Amer Fort 

I just adore this fort. It allured me with its charm. The Palace is divided into six separate but main sections each with its own entry gate and courtyard. The main entry is through the Suraj Pol (Sun Gate) which leads to the first main courtyard. This was the place where armies would hold victory parades with their war bounty on their return from battles, which were also witnessed by the Royal family's women folk through the latticed windows. From Diwan-i-aam to Private Chambers of the maharaja, from Zenana to the frescoes decorated with colored tiles, this beautifully built Fort sums up the remembrance of greatness and supremacy. The Amer fort looks startling when all lit up in the evenings, it is worth a look and exceptionally picturesque. 





Nahargarh Fort 

A comparatively small fort with 18 Queen chambers 9 for winters and 9 for summers beautifully painted with vegetable paints and mindfully planned as per the seasons. The rooms are linked by corridors and still have some delicate frescoes. Walls extended over the surrounding hills, this fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city and was also a hunting residence of the Maharajas. Interesting fact about this fort is Amir Khan in Rang de Basanti has taken a dive here in one of its tank which was made for rainwater harvesting. Not only him this fort has seen many shootings of bollywood from late 70s.

 

Baapu Bazaar

It is not just a marketplace, it symbolizes the pink city in the best way it could. Symmetrical shops with numbers embossed and for sure a paradise for shoppers. By evening the whole marketplace lights, kindle the joy of royalty and serve a feast for your eyes.  Shopping is not restricted to single Bazar (Market) in Jaipur, there are famous names here like Soma Shop and Gulabchand- perfect blend of ethnicity and tradition and typical representation of Indian attire.

Dress By Gulabchand


Soma Shop
                                                    

1135 AD 

Immerse yourself in authentic Royal dining experience at this classic restaurant called 1135 AD. This restaurant is an ode to Jaipur's Rajput heritage. Even the name of this restaurant is based on the year when the Rajput dynasty came to prominence. Housed in the historic Amer Palace, you will be amazed by the breathtaking grandeur and ambience of this spot. There is a formal dining room and an outdoor courtyard. Also, if you desire an intimate candlelit dinner with your better half, you can book a table at its private dining space called Sheesh Mahal. The opulent restaurant offers sumptuous North Indian, Rajasthani, and Mughlai cuisine. 

Masala Chowk

Get spoilt for choice by tasting foods like Pani Puri, samosas, dosas, chaat, Pyaz Ki Kachori, sandwiches, pakoras, Jalebi, and others. Also, the prices are not heavy on the pocket. Thus, enjoy tasty meals without worrying about the cost. You will like to taste food from every food outlet here.

Bagru Village

You will be transferred to a small village of Bagru near Jaipur to discover one of the famous traditional textile processes of Rajasthan. Witness how the Chhipa community produces vibrant designs using a conventional technique identified as block printing for over 350 years. From dyeing, printing, and washing, drying, all the villagers perform this process. Owners will happily tell and show you the whole process. Stroll through the Bagru village, and you will notice a rainbow of colourful clothes at all corners of the region. Add this tour in your places to see in Jaipur list for discovering the detailed age-old tradition and technique of block printing. You can even get an opportunity to participate in their workshop. 



Patrika Gate

The most Instagram-able place. Yes!! you can take a picture here and it will look mesmerizing on its own. Majestic, opulent series of gates at Jawahar Circle's entrance, famous for prewedding shoots, and vloggers favorite spot. 




Once this pandemic allows you to travel do plan for Jaipur - 
A royal and historical capital, a gateway to one of India’s most flamboyant states. There are several attractions in Jaipur, that oozes out the majestic past of the city, this list has just named some. For these glories of heritage marvels, plenty of tourists from all over the world come here and enjoy the royal existence of the Rajputana graciousness. At the city’s heart, several palaces, gardens and bustling markets have draped themselves in the warm hue of pink as the colour symbolizes hospitality. 

On the way from this benevolent expanse to the outskirts, there are various places to see in Jaipur like the hilltop forts and well-preserved museums that will tell you the impressive chronicles of the Rajput kings and queens. Jaipur is a repository in itself exhibiting the royal past preserved benevolently.

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  1. I admire how much you travel and have seen. These pictures of the views are so beautiful. I can only imagine the scenery in person. I cannot wait until the day comes that I can travel again. I would love to visit here.

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  2. Jaipur is a very interesting place to visit. I wish to visit Jaipur in the future. Thank you for sharing your experience. Btw, I like your pictures.

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