Are you one of those people who love exploring historic buildings and forts? If yes, then Jaipur is a place you MUST add to your ‘Places to visit’ list. Jaipur is famous for its forts, monuments, markets, history, etc. It is known as the ‘Pink City’ because back in the 19th century, Maharaja Ram Singh painted the whole city pink to honor Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales as they were on their tour to India. So, I’d cite Lord Albert for the name ‘Pink City’. I’ve provided you the list of places you might not want to miss out during your stay in Jaipur, so read ahead!
Forts to Visit
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Jaipur has plenty of Forts and Palaces, so if you’re here for that, you’re at the right place!
Amer Fort is located up on the hill and it is famous for its Elephant Rides and other artistic stuff like scriptures, build quality, architecture, etc. Also, make sure that you watch the light and sound show during the night. You can reach it by either booking a package or a taxi as it is just situated 11 Kms out of Jaipur.
It was built as a layer of defense for the city of Jaipur, but its beauty says otherwise. If you’re looking for some cinematic scenes shot in Bollywood movies like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Jodha Akbar’, this place is for you. It is also a known spot for photographers.
It lies in the middle of Mansagar Lake and can be found on the way to Amer from the heart of the city. The lighting at Jal Mahal during the night is worth the view. It is the best spot in Jaipur for boating.
This fort is situated on Amer road and is quite close to Amer Fort that people sometimes confuse it with Amer Fort. It was built as a defense for Amer Fort and it inhibits Jaivana Cannon, which was the world’s largest cannon, back in the day.
Markets to Visit
Rajasthan is famous for its culture and Jaipur has plenty of markets for shopping cultural items and even the modern ones. Here are some of them:
This is where you can experience the Rajasthani culture and buy any types of cultural items like Jewelry, Bridal Dresses, etc. There are quite a few restaurants attached to it so if you’re feeling hungry, you can always grab a bite, but it may be a spicy one.
It is just at a distance of 5 minutes from Johri Bazar and can be accessed by walking or grabbing an Auto-rickshaw. It is known as the Fashion street of Jaipur as it is full of Saris and other fabrics. If you’re a foodie, make sure that you taste it around at Bapu Bazar as the food is super cheap and delicious.
This is where you can get the city experience as it has a bunch of restaurants and you can even find some shopping centers, so don’t forget to add it to your list. Take note of the price the shopkeepers tell you for the product, as these markets are also famous for bargainings.
The ‘pink city’ has a lot to offer if you love to travel and you’re a foodie. Don’t forget to sneak out for Forts and Palaces like Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, and Jaigarh Fort. If you love food and shopping, make sure that you check out Johri Bazar, Bapu Bazar, and MI road. There are plenty of other markets attached to them, so you’ll definitely love the place.