You never know what travel treats await you on the journey called life.
Beach vacation is amusing but so is a short trip to a city that pictures our history. This one place has my heart 💓. The royal cuisine, forts and palaces that speak history and raw beauty of the mother nature – the state of Rajasthan has my heart. Today, I can’t stop blushing about the pink city Jaipur. This isn’t my first visit to Jaipur, but every time I trip here, it’s a mesmerizing experience. In today’s blog post, I’m sharing my favorite places, shopping spots, staying in and binge-eat outs.
For someone like me, art and architecture thrills as much as a fancy holiday. You will find decorated elephants, ethnic wall arts, vintage shops, and handmade cultural items while walking the streets of Jaipur. Weather is mostly pleasant during winter months (November – February). A soft glowing shade of pink abounds the entire city of Jaipur. Palaces and forts are one of the strongest tourist attraction in the world.
Jaipur: What to see?
This picturesque sandstone fortress, cascading over the streets of Jaipur is this Hawa Mahal. It has about 152 window pans and traditional round balcony attracts hoards of tourists. I spend almost seven hours discovering itsy-bitsy of the palace.
Next up, is the City Palace. Standing just behind Hawa Mahal is this legendary fort that hearts many structures like Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. This one-off palace is a specimen of Mogul’s royal influence and European art. Jaipur is also known to be a highly organized city since ages.
Situated in the heart of Jaipur is this masterpiece – Jantar Mantar. Geometric formations, time-lapse sequences, drawings and astrological models justify how our history is backed with logic.
Jaipur: Where to stay?
Staying in this king’s city is as lush as you can imagine. You can choose from the budget Airbnb homestays to luxurious stay in heritage rooms of Taj Jai Mahal Palace and Oberoi Rajvilas.
Jaipur: Where to shop from?
There are some remarkably fantastic shopping venues that will make you plan your Jaipur vacation on first hand. Johri Bazaar for its one-of-a-kind handmade necklaces and jewellery. Located in the film colony, Nehru Bazaar is known for exceptional designs in traditional juties (footwear). Sireh Derori Bazaar is one of my most favourite destinations. Situated just opposite to Hawa Mahal, this place is renowned for camel leather products.
When you are sorted with your stay and shopping, the next big thing that will make you fall in love is Jaipur food. An uptick in international cuisine for the foreign visitors will never make you miss home. I love devouring traditional dishes and Rajasthani food just cannot complete without sweets. Try Jaipur’s prominent sweet; Ghewar (looks like a round sponge cake, topped with pistachios and cardamom). After a long day of touring the city and shopping spree, end your day with a royal mean at the finest dine-in Cinnamon or Suvarna Mahal.
So, if you are wondering where to spend your next holiday then this majestic city will give you all reasons to mark.
Until next post,