The ultimate guide of Jaipur

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Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state in India. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region. Founded in 1727 what is now known as the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid stands the opulent. Colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.

The regal cuisine, unrivaled architecture, and raw natural beauty of the Rajasthan. A world class destination. Yet, there is so much more to this city. Jaipur is packed with spellbinding festivals, richly decorated elephants casually going about their work. Enchanting cultural insights, and a labyrinth of colorful dream palaces at every turn.

A romantic pink city you can do a lot of things. Here you can find a Jaipur hotel and see the exotic Citysearch completely washed in a soft. Glowing shade of blush that deepens as the sun sets each evening. The ultimate guide of jaipur will help you to explore more.

The ultimate guide of Architectural sites in Jaipur​

Amber Fort

Amber fort jaipur
Amber fort in jaipur

One such Rajput palace is located only about 11 kilometres from the centre of Jaipur. The sand-colored walls of Amber Fort  fade into the surrounding hillside in a nearly perfect disguise. This was the original capital of Rajasthan. The King Jai Singh II relocated during his reign to the City Palace. Constructed using breathtaking red sandstone and marble. This structure was built roughly 200 years before Jaipur was established. 

Today, you can hop on the back of an elephant decorated in bright colors and patterns. Rajput kings considered elephants their premier symbols of power. These animals have long been revered by locals and are often richly costumed with paints, fabrics. You will sway gently in your high perch as your elephant lumbers majestically up the stone walkway to the hilltop’s main entrance. This is arguably the most popular sight in the area surrounding Jaipur, so be prepared to meet people from everywhere the world.

Jaigarh Fort

Nearby Jaigarh Fort is another very popular destination on the outskirts of Jaipur city. Jaigarh was built in 1726 to protect the  Jaipur. A true fortress, this fort lacks the intricacies of the fort-palace architecture. Fortunately, Fort never served in any serious conflicts and thus has remained essentially intact in its original structure. It offers visitors a breath-taking view over the surrounding mountainous landscape.

Hawa Mahal

hawa mahal jaipur sightseeing tour
hawa mahal

Hawa Mahal, the romantic pink sandstone fortress cascading over the streets of Jaipur. It was originally built in 1799 as a vantage point for the ladies of the royal household. From behind the dark shadowed windows of Hawa Mahal, high above the street. The women could observe the city below without being observed themselves.

Today, the structure still stands as proudly as ever. The landmark “honeycomb” facade reaches five stories high and is made up of 152 windows. Nestled into rounded latticed balconies, exemplifying the strong yet delicate Rajput architecture in all its splendor. 

When the sun drops down toward the horizon. Small beam of sunlight can sometimes be seen shining through a top story window. For visitors looking to learn about the history of this building. A visit to the Hawa Mahal Museum, just behind the monument. It displays relics, artifacts, statues, and other historical memorabilia that commemorate Rajasthan royal history.

City Palace

City Palace HISTORIC MONUMENTS
City Palace

Located just behind the Hawa Mahal is Jaipur’s famous City Palace, the centerpiece of the city and the heart of founder Jai Singh II’s reign. The City Palace includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal as well as a number of other structures. Built with highly trained architectural care, City Palace combines Rajput, Mogul and European style. It is another stunning example of Jaipur’s royal influences. 

Concentric zones to fortify the inner dwellings of the palace, as well as the period-appropriate asymmetric design. Today, part of the City Palace is home to the King Sawai Man Singh II Museum. It is showcases historical relics and art from the city and the region.

Jantar Mantar

JANTAR MANTAR JAIPUR
JANTAR MANTAR

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II not only envisioned and executed the highly organised city of Jaipur. He was also responsible for the development of five astronomical observatories throughout west central India. Jantar Mantar is one such observatory located in the heart of Jaipur.

The large-scale geometric formations are the stars of this historical structure. Jutting out independently with staircases that lead to nowhere and in what would appear to be a random manner. The observatory is a wonder to architects and artists alike. Today, it is presented to audiences as an all-encompassing experience.

Ishwar Lat

Ishwar Lat, which translates to “heaven piercing minaret”. It is a monument near the center of Jaipur that offers the best view of the city. Ishwar Lat was constructed by Jai Singh II in 1749 to commemorate a great victory. 

For current day visitors, this is a perfect spot to catch the beginnings of a sunset or bring a small packed lunch and soak in the sights of Jaipur and the surrounding areas.

Albert Hall Museum

Central Museum of jaipur
Albert Hall (Central Museum)

Albert Hall Museum near the city center is home to an industrial arts exhibit. This museum displays artifacts and information on the history of traditional arts and crafts around Jaipur and Rajasthan.

 It’s goal is to support local traditions and customs, and the people of Jaipur are very proud of this museum. Its architecture even impressed Rudyard Kipling, who wrote of the Albert Hall Museum, “It is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards.

Galtaji Temple

Just ten kilometers outside of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple. It is also known as the Monkey Temple, is a Hindu site with natural springs. There are pilgrims can immerse themselves to wash away their sins. The temple is also home to tribes of monkeys who gleefully congregate to enjoy the temple’s fine spring water. 

This other-worldly temple affords not-to-be-missed views of Jaipur. Galtaji Temple owes its stately elegance to the architects serving under king Sawai Jai Singh II. He built much of what is most impressive about the palaces of Jaipur.

Must Do Activity

Eleday

fun activity elephant ride in jaipur
elephant ride at eleday

Eleday is a unique and inspiring experience so that we have put together with love elephants. It is a kind of activity with Elephant ride in jaipur. Which is quite special and we are sure you would not have seen anything like this before.

It is the experience of owning a beautiful creature like elephant for day. You can feed elephant banana and also wash them. this is what makes Eleday a must do activity.

Delicious food destination

rajasthani thali food of rajasthan
rajasthani thali food of rajasthan

Traditional meals from the Jaipur are served in many local restaurants. However, there has also been an uptick in international cuisine in Jaipur.

Sweets in Rajasthan are absolutely incomparable with any another place. This is a destination with a sweet tooth, and you can find these goodies  at restaurants or food stalls throughout Jaipur. Some local favorites include mawa (gunzi) and ghevar.

Handi on MI Road

The distinct flavors of Tandoori and Mughlai cuisine from distant Southern India get a brand new interpretation in Handi. Tourists have awarded it  “Best North Indian Restaurant” for its blending of spices and cultures in a modern setting. They have been developing innovative dining for 30 years. Though they are famous for their Chicken Kali Mirch and their many variations of chapati cooked in clay pots.

Suvarna Mahal

Jaipur offers a few chances to dine in palaces and Suvarna Mahal is among the very finest. The splendor of the decor in Taj Rambagh Palace can only be matched by the spices of their lamb kabob.

It feels like traveling through time when you a share a meal in a secluded jharokha like the ancient kings. Finish the night with rasmalais and imagine what you will conquer in the morning.

Festivals of Jaipur

Elephant Festival

Probably the most well known of Jaipur’s festivals is the Elephant Festival. Every year in March (according to a lunar calendar date). The Elephant Festival is celebrated on the eve of the India-wide Festival of Colors.

When the festivals burst forth into the streets Jaipur. Everything comes to a halt and the city takes on an entirely match each celebration.

Now days you can visit eleholi fest. There you can play flower holi with elephants. Not colors on elephant cause of respect, but still you can respect them with flowers.

Kite Festival

A festival that embraces the whole city of Jaipur is the Kite Festival, held every 14, January. This has become a full government holiday, so the entire population of Jaipur and surrounding suburbs is free to pour into the streets and let their kites fly. 

The Kite Festival brings the contrast of bright. Bold colors to this city that’s has become so well known as being monochrome pink. Truly, this is massive display of vitality that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

Literature Festival

Another citywide festival that takes place in January is the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Although this is a relatively new annual event. It has already gained the reputation as the single largest free literary festival in the world. In fact, a wide sampling of South Asia’s most prominent literary leaders make the trip.

Teej Festival

During the monsoon months of late July and early August. This joyful festival brightens up Jaipur’s streets with its parades of color and sound. Teej Festival is celebrated throughout Rajasthan, but it’s most pronounced in Jaipur.  

The celebration commemorates marriage, especially married women. Women dress in their finest clothes to celebrate the goddess. Animals are adorned with colored paint and jewels, music fills the air and dancers take to the streets. The entire city of Jaipur gives itself over to two days of ecstatic festival bliss.

Gangaur Fair

The goddess of abundance, Gauri, is celebrated in the springtime throughout the state of Rajasthan for Gangaur Fair. Young girls pray for an esteemed future spouse while married women pray for the well-being and long lives of their husbands. 

When this festival takes over the streets, the people gather to witness a particularly pious procession. That includes songs and manifestations of the gods Shiva and Parvati. This festival is uniquely emotional as an exhibition of the truly devoted.

Shopping in Jaipur

shopping tour in jaipur local market
shopping tour in jaipur local market

Jaipur, the ‘pink city’ is better known for its royalty and the wonderful monuments. But, very few people are aware of that make it a must visit shopping destination. There are undoubtedly some remarkable shopping places in Jaipur which can enrich your total shopping experience tenfold.

Johari Bazaar – For Jewelry

Jaipur is home to India’s largest and the most fabulous collection of jewelry of all types. Jaipur, famous for jewelry and clothes, is visited the most by people who love both. There are many famous markets in Jaipur selling precious stones, gems and jewelry with a limited warranty.

Tripolia Bazaar – For Bangles

Tripolia Bazaar is known for its lac jewelry and the beautiful varieties of bangles. It is one of the best places to shop in Jaipur for bangles and similar items.

Chandpole Bazaar – For Handicrafts

Chandpole Bazaar, one of the traditional shopping markets in Jaipur, is where the creativity comes alive. where you can come across handicrafts, carvings made out of marble and other hand-looms.

Kishanpole Bazaar – For Textiles

Kishanpole is best known for textile goods which can be bought at reasonable prices. It is also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for shopping, to get your loved ones some wooden souvenirs.

Bapu Bazaar – For All Jaipuri Items

The best market in Jaipur to visit for shopping is Bapu Bazaar, that is a one-stop destination for all the Jaipuri items as you could almost buy anything for a reasonable price. If you’re looking for the best wholesale place, then this is a famous market in Jaipur for cloth, then this is the one.

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