Jaipur has rapidly become one of India’s favourite holiday destinations. There are many things about Jaipur that interest travellers, but the best part of the city is the beautiful mixture of old world charm and contemporary vibrancy, all in one place.
No matter how many times you visit, you keep going back for more, because there is always something more to do and something new to learn about the Pink City.
Here are 7 things to plan in your itinerary while visiting Jaipur –
Ride a camel
The best way to explore the beauty and soul of Jaipur is through a camel ride. Camels can be found at the main market area, and then you can take a mini tour of the city up till Jal Mahal or the Lake front. Each ride can cost between INR 400 to INR 700 depending on the season. The ride starts early and can take you all over the city.
Another great experience not to be missed in Jaipur is that of riding an elephant. Head over to Amer Fort and ride a majestic elephant. The rides are usually up to 20 minutes long, and drop you at the fort’s front gate. There are limited rides per day, so it is advised to reach there and line up early.
The sunset at Jal Mahal
There is nothing more calming and peaceful to watch than a sunset, and it automatically becomes more magical when it is in the backdrop of the magnificent Jal Mahal. Jal Mahal is an amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal architecture, and is located in the center of Man Singh Lake.
Go on a food trail
The one experience that cannot be missed while in Jaipur is that of all the culinary delights it has to offer. While in Jaipur, get your hands on authentic Rajasthani cuisine, and treat your palate to an array of rich flavours. Don’t miss the chance to try out drool-worthy dishes such as Dal Baati Choorma, Ghewar, Gatte ki Sabzi, Kachori and the irresistible Laal Maas.
Apart from the spectacular architecture, and finger lickin’ good food, another thing worth experiencing in the Pink City is a shopping spree. Jaipur has a rich handicrafts culture. Here, you can get your hands on beautiful and colourful fabrics in leheriya and tie ‘n’ dye. You can splurge on numerous beautifully designed products, including brass ornaments, traditional jewellery, carpets, cloth, handicrafts, sandals, and much more.
Hot air balloon ride
One of the most unique and adventurous things you can do during your Jaipur travel is take a ride over the city in a hot air balloon. Imagine floating hundreds of feet above the ground and witnessing the Pink City’s marvelous landscape in all its glory. The balloon takes you around to catch a glimpse of all the best attractions in Jaipur such as The City Palace, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar and more.
Visit the Birla Temple
Located at the foot of the Moti Dongari Hill, the Birla Temple is a modern marvel. Built by the Birla group of Industries, Birla Temple is carved entirely out of white marble. The temple has three domes, which represent three different approaches to religion. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi, the temple glows at night under the moon light and leaves onlookers completely awestruck.
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