Jaipur is one of the largest cities of Rajasthan, which was named after erstwhile ruler maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727. Having a long historical background, the city has now transformed manifold. From history to present days there are several things to do when you are in Jaipur. Though a lot is still unexplored by city residents, we present you 10 things to do in Jaipur.
Sight Seeing :
Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nagargarh Fort are three palaces to see. Jal mahal, Albert Hall, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Monkey Temple or Galta Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Raj Mandir, old city area and havelis. These will give you insight of Mughal and Hindu architecture.
Apart from monuments and palaces, there are several moments that one would definitely like to capture through third eye. Bustling city life, festivals, decorations etc are worthy capturing on camera.
one cannot resist shopping in Jaipur. Famous markets include MI road, Bapu Bazaar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazaar, Johri Bazaar. just roam around in city area and you will find numerous things to buy for yourself and family members.
Experiencing delicacies :
Try traditional food items at L.M.B, Rawat Mishtan, Chokhi Dhani. These will you variety of Rajasthani dishes to choose from. Apart from these all kinds of food items catering to palate of people coming from across the globe are available in fancy restaurants. After food enjoy juicy Pan.
Night Life :
Unlike western world, the city has a different night life. One can sit on tea stall or road side food joint and chat for hours. You can find good clubs for hang outs. All major hotels have their clubs.
The city connects you spiritually and religiously. The age-old temples like Govind dev ji, Moti Doongri, Birla Temple, Sheetla Mata temple, Chooligiri Temple are of the religious places that helps maintaining mental calm
Elephant and Rickshaw ride :
You must have enjoyed speed but have you experienced watching things go by slow motions. Just try elephant ride and Rickshaw ride when you are in city.
Art exhibitions :
Art is something which is inherited by generations. Check city palace, Jawahar Kala Kendra and some popular art galleries to have a look at minuscule art work of artist and buy them.
Luxurious hotels :
Jaipur has some of the finest palaces turned into hotels, giving you the right feel of royal times. Some of the hotels worth experiencing are Raj Vilas, Rambagh palace, Jai Mahal Palace, Raj palace.
The city is full of events. Round the year there are several festivals that keeps people busy. Some of the important festivals are Kite festival in January, Gangaur in March, Holi festival in March, Teej festival in July and August, Chaksu, Sitlamata and Donkey Fair and Elephant and Diwali festival etc.