Whether you are planning for holidays and out for an energizing outing, Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur is a definitive place for you. The desert city is famous for its fascinating monuments, colorful markets, handloom garments, wonderfully laid-out gardens and for its fairs and fests.
This royal city of Rajasthan is the apt blend of heritage, culture and art, palaces and the flamboyance of this place can be experienced only by visiting it. Here are the best places to visit and a number of things to do when you are in Jaipur, which will make your visit more fun and energizing.
Sightseeing in Jaipur:
Once you land in the city, it is the time to explore the beautiful Pink City with an amazing sightseeing tour of five of Jaipur’s major monuments, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall (Central Museum), Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort.
The Palace of Winds or the Hawa Mahal is the most distinctive landmark in the city of Jaipur. The most iconic landmark is regarded as the signature building of Jaipur. The Palace has been so named because it has lattice work which encourages the cool air to enter the palace and it gives a cooling effect during the summers. The top of the palace offers a brilliant view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar.
It is a fort built with great artistic taste. You can see the amalgamation of Indian and Mughal styles of architecture at the Amer Fort.
The City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. The palace includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal along with various other buildings within the complex. The museum showcases various unique handcrafted items and other products that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace.
The fort is drenched with rich past, it allows you a picturesque view of the entire city. Nahargarh Fort is one among the beautiful historic buildings in Jaipur, was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in year 1734 and was originally called Sudarshangarh Fort.
Albert Hall Museum:
It is the oldest museum and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. The building is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, ivory, carpets, stone, metal sculptures and colourful crystal works.
The fort reflects the city's prosperous past and is named after the ruler who got it built, Sawai Jai Singh II. The fort is known for its huge treasure that was believed to be buried under the fort. The fort currently housing the world's largest cannon on wheels offers also offers the magnificent view of the Jaipur city.
It is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the World. Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments it can be considered as the perfect combination of religion, science and art.
Floating in the center of the Sagar Lake, this low rise symmetrical Palace was once a shooting lodge for the Maharajas. This unique palace is considered to be one of the most beautiful architectural palaces built by combining Mughal and Rajput style of architecture.
Things to do in Jaipur:
Adventure at Elephant Village in Amer: An elephant ride in Amer is one of the most popular activities in Jaipur, which will give you unforgettable experience.
Hot air balloon ride: If you are an adventure enthusiast, this one of the most amazing things to do in Jaipur.
Nahargarh Sanctuary Jeep Safari: Witness the astounding untamed life at the Nahargarh Sanctuary! Jeep safari will never baffle you.
Experience the ultimate horse Safari in Jaipur.
Cycling Tour of Pink City: Eembrace the traditional culture along with monumental architecture reflected on the streets and buildings of the Pink city with a cycling tour.
Shopping at the Bazaars: Some of the best colours of the city can be seen in its markets. Do not miss the ‘Sireh Deori’ Bazaar that is the prime market of the city for all your needs.
Enjoy a puppet show: Don’t miss ‘kathputli’ or puppet show when you are in Jaipur, the well known world over for its arts.