Greetings to all the fellow travelers! Are you familiar with the capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan? Do you know that it is one of the most fascinating places in the country? No? Well, then at the end of this article, you will agree with us. Without wasting much time let’s dive into the facts and the places to visit in Jaipur. We assure you that after reading them you won’t wait too long to visit the pink city of India.
Why Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India?
Firstly, we will guide you about why Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India. Back during the reign of Sawai Ram Singh, the entire city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and pink being the color connected to hospitality was the king’s first and only choice. Thus, the pink color is still witnessed as a remembrance of the hospitality that the city and its people endeavor to the travelers.
At present-A well-planned city
The Jaipur city was planned in 1727 by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, delivering it as one of the first planned cities in the country. What’s more fascinating is the fact that the entire city was framed according to the Indian Vastu Shastra. Starting from the streets to the markets everything was directed perfectly to face the East to West or the North to South directions.
Now, let’s discuss some of the must-visit places and things to do in Jaipur.
The Hawa Mahal
The Hawa Mahal is a tourist hotspot, but back when it served as a residence for the families with royal lineage, the 953 windows of the structure were used by royal ladies to see how the people of the territory went about their lives in the street. The sheer number of windows would give the women the opportunity to take a sneak peek without getting noticed themselves.
In the reign of Sawai Man Singh II, the Sawai Mansingh stadium was built with a capacity of 30,000 people. That doesn’t feel like much today, but back then, the building was considered an architectural wonder. So, do visit the stadium and witness some of the Cricket and sports events.
An observatory from the olden era, the Jantar Mantar was built by Sawai Jai Singh who was the king of the city with a penchant for the skies. The observatory houses an impressive collection of architectural astronomical instruments and is a place every traveler must visit when they’re in the city.
Jal Mahal: The Water Palace of Jaipur
When you’re in Jaipur, don’t miss out on the beauty of the sunrise at the Jal Mahal. It is famous for its architectural styles that are a combination of Rajput and Mughal. It is situated at the Nahargarh hills and on the banks of Mansagar Lake. Earlier, it was used as the summer palace for the royal families. So, don’t forget to witness the magnificence of the Water Palace.
Lohagarh Fort Resort
For all the tourists and the first-timers, Lohagarh Fort Resort is the right place to book your stay and get a royalty experience in Jaipur. It is a perfect destination for honeymoon and families to spend some quality time. Here, you can get the fun of different types of accommodations like Royal Suite, Cottage, Private pool villa, and a treehouse. Also, you can enjoy the beach form pool and beautiful gardens that can make your stay memorable.
Chokhi Dhani: Watch Folk Dances
Dive into the Rajasthani culture by checking the electrifying ambiance of this village retreat. Don’t miss out on the folk performances, puppet shows, camel and elephant rides, magic shows, etc.
For all the shopaholics out there, get ready to explore the Jaipur bazaars. Go get crazy on the streets of Jaipur and buy your favorite traditional clothes, Jaipuri joothis, footwear, and jewelry. Also, visit Johari Bazar, Tripolia Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, and Chandpol Bazaar.
Rajasthani Cuisine: Taste Local Flavors
Let me inform you that Jaipur is popularly known as a food paradise. The streets of Jaipur will treat your taste buds with some fascinating dishes like Mawa Kachori, Dal-batti-churma, Ghewar, Mirchi Bada, Paan, desserts, etc. The streets are lined up with some exotic food corners, cafes, and restaurants so don’t miss them.
Your feet won’t stop till you drop. It is a lively city which allows you to party all night. It is stocked up with popular nightclubs, pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants where you can chill the whole night with your friends. So, get ready to sway on the tunes of some groovy music at Dragon Bar & Terrace Lounge, Cocoa House, Grunge, and Restro Foresto which are some of the best places in Jaipur.
Jaipur Literature Fest
The Literature Fest of Jaipur is one of the biggest literary festivals in the country. It has been host to names like Hanif Kureishi, Amish Tripathi, Dalai Lama, Stephen Fry, Oprah Winfrey, Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk, and many more. Do enjoy some folk and soothing Sufi melodies too.
Ranthambhore National Park:
Get ready for a Safari delight! Here, you can find a myriad variety of greenery and fauna on the hunting ground of Maharajas. Mark the tigers, sloth bears, jackals, foxes, and go for bird watching. Halt at the Ranthambhore Fort and check some handicrafts at the Dastkar Craft Centre.
Lastly, a trip without adventure is incomplete. Here, the folks can experience Flying Fox, TV rides, quad biking into the woods, Zip Lining activities, and Body Zorbing for sumo wrestling. Also, don’t miss the mesmerizing view of the hot air balloons soaring high in the sky. Halt at the iconic Amer fort to attend the light and sound show. If you’re traveling in groups then do visit the indoor amusement theme park. There you can get relief from the city’s heat at the Snow Planet. Have lots of fun in the snow.
And that’s it, folks! Don’t miss out on the Kite festival, Gangaur Fair, and Dhulandi Festival if you visit Jaipur in March. A list of some of the awesome facts about the city of Jaipur. If we missed out on any interesting facts about the pink city, feel free to hit us up in the comments section. Done reading? Then, start packing for Jaipur.