Activities & Things to Do in Jaipur
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Jaipur is visited by tourists from all over the world to explore the rich historical past and culture of Rajasthan. Jaipur also called the Pink City offers a number of activities and things to do. Boasting of a number of forts, palaces, and other historical monuments there are numerous things to do in Jaipur. From visiting the historical forts and monuments to boating, shopping at various markets to enjoy a movie in Raj Mandir. There are a plethora of activities to do in Jaipur.
Visit the Historical Amer Fort
Visiting Amer Fort is one the best things to do in Jaipur. Splendidly overlooking the Maota Lake, the Amer Fort in Jaipur (also known as Amber Fort) is located in the Amer Town of Rajasthan, which is just 11 Kms away from the capital of Rajasthan State, Jaipur.
The Amer Fort is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in India; it was erected by Raja Man Singh I in a high hill and is now, one of the major tourist attractions in the Jaipur area of Rajasthan.
Amer Fort Timings : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Amer Fort Entry Fees : Indian( Rs. 25) Student (Rs 10 ) && Foreigner (Rs. 200.00) Student (100)
Light and Sound Show Amber Fort
The well- organized evening Sound and Light Show in Amer Fort is a fascinating attractions of the Amber Fort, with its rocky walls provided with an energetic backdrop for the light- effects.
Made exciting by repeating of the various stories and legends of the Rajput Kings attended by harmonious folk music.
They tell you the story of Rajputs’ and explain and the attractive narration takes you through the memory lane of Amer, describing its traditions and the grand lifestyle of the royal family.
The narrative of the fort’s glorious past is voiced by Amitabh Bachchan, which the most distinctive voice in Indian cinema.
Light & Sound Show Timings : In English : 7.30 pm && In Hindi : 8:00 PM
Light & Sound Show Fees : For English (Entry Fee : Rs. 200.00) & For Hindi (Entry Fee : Rs. 100.00)
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Explore the World of Doll at Doll Museum
Marvelous collection of cute dolls from all over the world can be found here. Large number of tourists from different countries visit Dolls Museum in Jaipur to see the beautiful dolls which describe the culture and tradition of different countries.
Museum comprises of dolls from different Indian state and other countries also.
Dolls Museum Timings: 10.00 am to 05.00 pm
Dolls Museum Entry Fee: Rs 2/-
Boating in Ramgarh Lake
In water sports, you can enjoy boating in the Ramgarh lake with a mesmerizing sunset. Ramgarh Lake is about 4km long and tourist can enjoy boating during the month of October-June.
The lake is visited by a huge number of tourists during monsoon season.
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Camel and Elephant Ride
Camel and elephant ride gives you the feeling of royalties while moving around Jaipur. These services are available near the Amber Fort.
Tourist can enjoy the elephant ride at Amber Fort starting from Rs 1000 which will give you about 30-minute ride over the elephant.
There is a crowd of people who wait for the ride so it is advised you to reach there before 9:00 AM so that you can book your ride without waiting.
There is about 80 elephant who offers a ride to Amber Fort. Elephant Ride is the must do thing in Jaipur if you are visiting Amer Fort.
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Enjoy a day with elephants and learn more about this lovely creature with Elefantastic. Learn how to talk to elephant and convey your message to the elephant.
The mahout (elephant caretaker) will teach you ways to communicate with your elephant using some of the phrases in the 18-word ‘elephant language’.
You could tell her to eat, to finish her food when she stopped mid-chew and to follow you’ll. This is one of the best things to do in Jaipur.
Pricing : The farm is open for guests from 3 pm to 8 pm and the whole experience will cost you 5100 INR Per Person (which includes lunch or dinner, drinks, photography fee and service tax).
There are no hidden charges. They also don’t take advance payment and request guests to pay after having their experience and being completely satisfied with the service.
Website : www.elefantastic.in
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Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is one of the adventurous ride which gives you a bird’s eye view of this beautiful city.
This joyride is little bit pricey and many renowned companies offers hot air ballooning during September to February.
Skywaltz offers Hot Air Balloon Services in Jaipur. One of the best things to do in Jaipur, Hot Air Balloon Ride will let you explore the city in an amazing way.
SkyWaltz Haveli, Sharma Farm House,
Suncity Project Road, Kukas, Jaipur,
Phone: 1800 103 8839
Website : www.skywaltz.com
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Enjoy Shopping in Jaipur
There are many decorative things to buy in the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most important centers in the world for cutting and polishing precious and semi precious stone, diamonds.
Jewelries, exotic blue pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer and Bagru, tie & dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood carving items, beautiful stone carvings etc. are the most shopping items of Jaipur.
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Experience Rajasthani Culture at Chokhi Dhani Jaipur
Chokhi Dhani Jaipur is one of the most famous ethinic village in India located in Jaipur. It offers a traditional experience of Rajasthani Culture and Cuisines.
The village is custom made village with Rajasthani Village theme where you can enjoy authentic cuisines while enjoying the cultural performances of Rajasthan.
Apart from restaurant the village conducts number of shows. It is a must visit place in Jaipur.
Timings: 5pm to 11pm
Traditional Rajasthani Dining: Adult: 600/- && Child: 350/-
AC Royal Rajasthani Dining: Adult: 800/- && Child: 500/-
Website : www.chokhidhani.com/village/concept