Jaipur is the capital city of the Land of Kings, Rajasthan! It’s also known as the Pink City for the famous pink hue that dons most of it’s buildings. Jaipur is home to many historical landmarks, including the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort amongst others. Not only is it one of India’s leading tourist destinations but also ranks amongst the finest must visit destinations in Asia. Today, Jaipur is the perfect blend of history and modernity!
Jaipur is easily accessible via rail, air and road. It’s own heritage combined with it’s location vis-à-vis other tourist hotspots in Rajasthan means that there are many ways in and out from the city. Getting around within the city is also easy with many public transport options available. The city is also equipped with proper tourist infrastructure with many options for guided tours for all it’s landmarks.
Jaipur has a pretty happening nightlife with many restaurants, bars and clubs! Taking advantage of the cool nights in the city, especially in the winter months, many of these exist on rooftops and terraces, adding to the charm of your experience. After a day steeped in history, you still have the option to drink and dance your night away!
Luxury Train Rides:
In a perfect blend of modernity with antiquity, there are many luxury train rides that depart from Jaipur. These trains, though fitted with all modern amenities for your comfort, are designed to give you a taste of Rajasthan’s Royal heritage! Notable names include Palace on Wheels, Maharajas’ Express, Deccan Odyssey, Royals Rajasthan on Wheels and the Golden Chariot. This is a novel way to explore Rajasthan, before you return to Jaipur.
If there is one thing people visiting Jaipur love, it is shopping. And the city offers shopping opportunities everywhere you go. From the handmade puppetry pieces that you can pick up at villages, to the artwork and jewelry that are being sold near the many monuments, there is much to choose from. Just like most of Rajasthan, Jaipur too offers a lot of the famed leatherwork and embroidery cloth work, as well as zari work on women’s clothes.