Rajasthan’s vibrant colours and flamboyant lifestyle are nowhere so evident than in its capital, Jaipur. Full of awe-inspiring architecture with its characteristic pink tones, breathtaking natural landmarks, gorgeous markets full of lively clothes and accessories, and spicy food that thrills the palate, Jaipur is a wonderful city with a proud heritage.
There are so many ways to enjoy yourselves in Jaipur that it is hard to know where to begin. Do you start with the palaces or boat in the lakes? Do you visit the austere desert landscape or climb the majestic forts? Jaipur is a city that will delight any thrill seekers heart.
A visit to the palaces that dot the landscape around Jaipur is a good way to begin your Jaipur vacation. There are several palaces worth paying homage to and these include the majestic Hawa Mahal, the island palace- Jal Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal inside Amber Fort. But the grandest of all palaces in Jaipur is undoubtedly the opulent City Palace which still houses the royal family. The museum inside the City Palace is a good place to gain some insight into the history, culture, and tradition of Rajasthan.Jiapur also offers some of the famous sighseeing places that every tourist must visit.
The next step to experiencing Jaipur’s grandeur is paying a visit to the stern forts that still stand a guard over the city. Amer (Amber) Fort is the foremost among Jaipur’s forts and a definite must-visit when in the city. The Jaigarh Fort is located overlooking Amer fort and was expressly built to guard it. The views of the city, Amer Fort and Maota lake from this fort must be seen to be believed. Nahargarh Fort, which is located on the outskirts of Jaipur, also offers majestic views of the city.
The Man Sagar Lake is hard to miss when in Jaipur as is the heritage site of Jantar Mantar. Jaipur also offers tourists a chance to escape from the city life into the fantastic garden spaces of Ram Niwas Garden, Sisodiya Rani Bagh, Kanak Vrindavan, Kesar Kyari Garden, Central Park, and Jaipur Zoo. There are several beautiful temples in Jaipur that tourists can visit to find peace and serenity, including Birla Mandir, Govind Dev Ji Temple, and Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple.
Jaipur is a city full of wonders and a stay here will go down in your memory as a wonderful experience.
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