The Pink City

Jaipur was India's first planned city and pink was chosen because it meant "hospitality" and the Queen and Prince were visiting. As the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the most famous cities in India among tourists. Travelers often come to Jaipur to find a city full of palaces, temples, magnificent castles, colorful markets, and herds of cattle. All of this and the amazing architecture, culture and entertaining cuisine all come together to make what is known as the "Pink City" a must visit in India.

Restaurants in Jaipur     While Jaipur may not be the hot spot of good restaurants that offer delicious food right now, the culture of the restaurant is made more interesting by the many street restaurants where one can taste a variety of street food and the many holes in the wall.

Tapri central      This quiet but cozy place has a rooftop restaurant where you can get a spectacular view of Jaipur's Central Park

Jaipur Modern Kitchen      Built in the mid-19th century in the C-Scheme area, the modern Jaipur Kitchen caters to a wide variety of Indian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Cafe Palladio      Have a great time at this place which offers the best deals of the Middle East and the Mediterranean in a well-designed restaurant.

Lassiwala Restaurant     The famous Lassiwala stall  has been a local favorite since 1944. They offer refreshing Lassi for 30 Rupee per 200 ml and 60 Rupees for 400 ml.

Places to see in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal     The famous facade of Hawa Mahal is one of the must-see places in Jaipur. Also known as the "wind palace". The Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 and is a prime example of the Rajput buildings that flourished in Jaipur in those days. It served as an extension of the women's room where the royal ladies peered out of the windows to watch the daily life outside.

City Palace      Blended well with Mughal and Rajput buildings, the City Palace covers almost one-seventh of the entire Pink City. Inside, you can get magically lost in a series of green gardens, royal residences, private halls, courtyards, museums, and old buildings. The Chandra Mahal - the present-day Maharajah residence of Jaipur - is also located inside the City Palace.

Albert Hall Museum      Also known as the Central Museum, the Albert Hall Museum provides a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Today, the museum is visited by art lovers because of its impressive collections of paintings, metal sculptures, crystal works, carpets, Ivory and other historical artefacts.

Amer Fort        Spread over the Aravali Hills, the 16th-century Amer Fort with its massive walls and highways, once defended the Mughal Empire from hostile enemies. Today, it has become part of the “Rajasthan Fortress” —and the other five towers — listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Impressive buildings abound, such as temples, gates, walls, royal residences, courtyards, and halls — each tells fascinating history.

Jantar Mantar       The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar is a complex that houses the tools of the nineteenth century buildings, including the largest sundial in the world. It was completed in 1734 by order of Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II.

Nahargarh Fort      The smallest of the three castles in Jaipur but famous for its location over the hill overlooking the Pink City and the spectacular sunsets. Built in 1734, Fort has a series of palaces and temples that are a combination of Indian and European architecture. You can also visit Jaipur Wax Museum inside.

Jal Mahal      The Jal Mahal Palace was built in 1734 and served as the palace of the Maharaja of Amber before rising levels of the lake sank the four-story palace and left the fifth floor and roof as the only visible building. Today, this palace of Rajput-architecture seems to float swiftly on the calm waters of Man Sagar Lake. Complex walls and bent pillars are still visible from afar.

Jaipur Bazaars      In Jaipur, the bazaars fill all the 'Pink City' rooms with at least 7 large bazaar districts. To fully explore these markets, it is highly recommended to walk from Hawa Mahal to Chandpole and Bapu Bazaar. Along the way, you will pass countless shops selling a variety of jewelry, colorful fabrics, shoes (especially “jootis” - Rajasthan special women's shoes), dishes, carpets, trinkets, blankets, ivory pants, sarees, leather bags and much more .

Posted Date : 05-Apr-2022

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