Things To Do In Jaipur
Jaipur- The pink city is the perfect place to visit this winters. The city is a colourful fusion of both old and new architecture. Jaipur has beautiful forts and palaces. It also has plenty of urban shopping areas. You can also do some fun activities here like camel safari, experience authentic Rajasthani culture at the village resort, shop beautiful jootis at the local markets and savour delicious lal maas and Ghewar.
Jaipur is a city full of experiences. Here is what all things you should do for a memorable and fun-filled vacation when you are in the Pink City.
1. Jal Mahal
Appreciate the captivating architectural forms that are a blend of both Mughal and Rajput styles at Jal Mahal also known as the Water Palace in Jaipur. This fort is located near the Mansagar Lake. It was established as a summer resort for the royal family and was used to host duck-hunting affairs. But, it is not allowed to stay at the palace as it is experiencing some repair work.
2. Nahargarh Fort
Witness the novel blend of Indian and European architectural styles at the grand Nahargarh fort. According to historical legend, Nahar Singh Bhomia was a Rathore prince who was not satisfied with the development of this fort on his land and possessed the place. Jai Singh who was establishing the fort then silenced his spirit by assigning the fort in his name.
A remarkable piece of this palace is the Madhavendra Bhawan that has 12 alike suites for the queens. The suites were built in such a way that the Maharaja could enter any room without the others discovering about it. One of the best things to do in Jaipur is to explore this fort and then enjoy a quick bite at the Padao Open Bar/Restaurant on the terrace of this palace whilst relishing the views of the city.
3. Chokhi Dhani
If you are looking for a complete Rajasthani cultural experience, head on over to the Chokhi Dhani. Enjoy the beautiful ambience of this village resort and enjoy puppet shows, magic shows, Rajasthani folk performances, acrobatics, camel rides, elephant rides, boating and much more.
One thing to do in Jaipur is to enjoy the delicious Rajasthani food at the open-air eateries here. This provides a much-needed pause from the city life where you experience the natural surroundings and simple rural life.
4. Jaipur Bazaars
Go crazy shopping at Jaipur as you will find the most genuine and popular Rajasthani jewellery and clothes. Buy precious gemstones at Johari Bazaar or shop for marble statues at Chandpol Bazaar and get some amazing deals on wooden souvenirs and vivid handicrafts at Mirza Ismail Road (MI. Road).
You can also buy Rajasthani jootis and blue pottery at Nehru Bazaar and mojari shoes and leather products at Bapu Bazaar.
5. Rajasthani Cuisine
Jaipur is a foodie’s heaven where you will find delightful Rajasthani dishes like Dal-batti-churma, Mawa Kachori, Mirchi Bada, and Ghewar. For Lal Maas try Niros or Handi at MI Road, enjoy some Murli ke paan, feast like a Maharaja at 1135 AD, and enjoy classical mithai at Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar.
You can also go the healthful way and enjoy regionally produced organic food at Anokhi Cafe. This is one of the best things to do in Jaipur where you can just curl up with a book on the traditional seats. For rich French delicacies like creme brulees and croissants, try the Dzurt Patisserie and Café. The lassi at Lassiwala is drool-worthy and a must-try on your trip to Jaipur.