Jaipur Tour Guide: Things to do
January 1, 1970
by Palak Jain
A city known for its heritage and historic architecture and to top everything, the city’s notable landmarks that brag of its wonderful past, gallantry, and valor of Rajput rulers – welcome to the captivating, royal city Jaipur. Also known as ‘Pink City’ of India, inferable from its structures worked in pink sandstone, the mystique of this social city of India keeps on attracting voyagers, history buffs and specialists from various corners of the world, including people like me. With its variety of landmarks absorbed the greatness of plushness and glory of the Rajput rulers, Jaipur offered me a fabulous adventure in its rich past. Gave me a chance to reveal a portion of its best places and attractions on my vital adventure.
Best time to visit
During the months of October to March, the weather is quite pleasant and you get to experience different festivals between these months like Diwali, Navratri, Dusshera etc. which is a great add-on to the whole traveling experience. I could see a different side of the city during this time especially during the evening hours as almost every building or monument is covered in lights. It`s a pleasant sight for sore eyes.
Things to do in Jaipur
Best Historic monuments
Begining our sightseeing, at the city’s heart, is the City Palace where the royal family of Jaipur resides, which also has its own museum displaying and portraying the lifestyle of the royal family, their clothes, weapons etc. This is an immense complex containing fancy entryways, yards, structures, and gardens.
The Jantar Mantar, also a UNESCO world heritage site is a regal observatory, keeps up a wonderful angle; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal looks on the bazaar beneath, also known as The Palace Of Winds. I even found out that the window was made for the protection of females so that they could see the city from the inside without anyone noticing them, a prime Rajput tradition.
Amber Fort is situated outside of the city, yet a justified visit for its excellence and sheer size. The castle complex has four principle segments each with its own particular yard — so there’s bounty to see. It’s a trek to get to the post, however, it seemed all justified to me once I arrived there, despite all the trouble. During evenings, a light and sound show can be seen from across the fort describing the history of this fort. The true beauty of the palace can be seen from across the lake and during evenings.
Utilize your time efficiently and make sure to snap pictures and create memories, as these destinations hold many photography spots.
Energetic readers and creative writers who are interested in literature and arts should visit in January, as every year Jaipur has the Jaipur Literary Festival, which additionally happens to be the world’s biggest free occasion of its kind. This event is a week long and you get to explore all types of literary forms. Writers and speakers roll in from everywhere throughout the world extending from best in class writers to Man Booker Prize victors. A few names you may perceive from past celebrations incorporate Salman Rushdie, Stephen Fry, Oprah Winfrey, and Pico Iyer.
For me, it was an unimaginable experience as I met my favorite comedian there – Mallika Dua. People really passionate about literature like me should definitely be a part of such events.
Best Temples to see
Situated at the foot of the ‘Moti Dungari’ hill in Jaipur, ‘Birla Mandir’ is an extraordinary bit of excellence and quality.
In the City Palace complex with rich patio nurseries encompassing the sanctuary, the ‘Govind Devji Temple’ is devoted to Lord Krishna and is a standout amongst the most adored sanctuaries of Krishna outside Vrindavan.
At a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, ‘Chand Baori’ is a delightful stepwell, opposite ‘Harshat Mata Temple’ in the Abhaneri town. Stepwells are an indigenous idea of India that was developed to battle the shortage of water amid dry season seasons.
Best Places to Eat
- ‘Chokhi Dhani’ is an ethnic town themed resort that was set up to preserve Rajasthan`s lifestyle and art. from experiencing its traditional dances to having traditional Rajasthani cuisine I saw it all. One visit there and I could feel as if I have been living a traditional Rajasthani life. Personally, the best time to visit is during the evenings.
- For best street food you should visit M.I road, have their famous lassi and sweets. Raja Park for non-vegetarian lovers. Bapubazar for famous Indian desserts.
- For best north Indian food. The best and oldest of the city Natraj Restaurant and LMB restaurant.
If you love shopping as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that there are a huge number of Jaipur’s bazaars inside the dividers of the Old City, each centered around particular kinds of things, from textile fabrics to all kinds of jewelry. Nehru Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar, for instance, offer the best collection of shoes, brilliantly shaded fabrics, fragrances, and saris. Johari Bazaar is for the most part committed to jewelry of numerous types, while Kishanpole Bazaar has all sorts of home decor things and wooden furniture. If possible, try to hang out with local people, and don`t forget to shop for souvenirs to bring home.
Best transportation mode to travel the city
The most ideal approach to get around Jaipur relies upon what you’re doing and where you’ll be. The Old City is well spread out and its numerous sights and shopping territories aren’t too far separated, making getting around by walking my best alternative. On the off chance that you do get worn out, you can jump on a cycle rickshaw, which is perfect for short separations. It shouldn’t cost more than 15 INR (likely to get bargained).
Another choice for getting around whatever remains of the city is by taking the local transport. Low floor buses worked by Jaipur City Transport Service Limited (JCTSL) move across the city through various courses and keep on running. Charges rely upon how far you’re voyaging, yet hope to pay in the vicinity of 8 and 25 INR.
Autorickshaws are another choice for getting from A to B and since they’re so abundant, discovering one shouldn’t be an issue. This is most likely your most logical option for getting to Amber Fort since it lies outside the city; an arrival trek should cost between Rs 350 to Rs 400
I hope my guide helps you in your adventure around Jaipur, helping you create infinite memories for a lifetime of an experience