"Visiting ‘Jaipur AKA The Pink City’ is like visiting history. It won’t be wrong if we call this city a time machine to the past."
Named after one of the well decorated Rajput warrior, Mirza Raja Jai Singh, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. Rajasthan has a reputation of being one of the most vibrant states of India, be it the brave warriors of history or the massive forts to showcase power, Rajasthan has it alland it won’t be wrong if we say Jaipur is known to live up to this reputation of Rajasthan cent per cent.
For last many decades, Jaipur has been acting as key tourist destination spot for domestic & international travellers visiting of Rajasthan and the reason seems to be pretty clear.
Jaipur as a cityacts as a beautiful bridge connecting the remnants of past to all the advancedfacilitiesof the present, a place where you can enjoy one of the most delicious traditional Dal BaatiChurma at one hand and enjoy a cup of cappuccino from Starbucks at another. A place where you can shop a traditional handmademojdi at one hand and can spot a pair of classy Louis Vuitton shoe at another.
Places to visit in Jaipur
When Jaipur is the topic, how can we not talk about the huge, majestic and mystical forts that reside in this beautiful piece of land. Starting from The Amber fort also known as Amer Fort built in the 16th Century keeping defence as the key element while laying down the architecture where roaming in the fort on an elephant is not a big deal or the beautiful Jal Mahal, a palace built in the middle ofthe beautiful Man Sagar lake, designed for a quality time for the Royal family then, Jaipur has it all.
City Palace - Situated at the centre of the city, it won’t be wrong if say The City Palace is one of the most visited spot by the tourists who visit this beautiful land. Built by Maharja Sawai Jai Singh, The city Palace puts up a great fusion of The Rajput & the Mughal Architecture to display, which never fails to leaves a life time impression on each and every individual who visits this palace. The palace includes courtyards, gardens and many more buildings that helps the tourists to understand the lifestyle of the kings and the royal families who once owned this beautiful palaceand it also helps us to also the part that they had played in the history.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind) - One of the most distinctive palaces every built in Rajput Empire. The five storeys architecture of the palace is set to represent a honey comb structure, built in the late 17th Century, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh is one of the most precious gemsfrom history that Jaipur has. The palace was built so that the Royal women’s can view and enjoy the events and festivals that the local used to celebrate on the streets of Jaipur.
Fun Fact - There are approximately 953 windows in this beautiful structure from history.
Nahargarh Fort - Resting at the edge of Airavali range Nahargarh Fort is one of the best examples te experience how traditional architecture plus beauty used to go hand in had. Named after prince Nahar Singh, this fort acts as a point where the complete royal city of Jaipur can be seen at one glance, and it won’t be wrong if we say this view is not less than a heaven on a Diwali night where the complete city just lightens up becomes super lively while burning fireworks.
Shopping Points - Who isn’t aware of the beautiful ethnic jewellery design and quality that comes from the beautiful land of Rajasthan.Johari Bazar in Jaipur is one of the top locations in Rajasthan that is well known world wide to have some of the best and the finest jewellery which includes few of the rarest Gemstones and designs at the best prize one can ever imagine. And if you are into shopping ethnic wear and traditional products like mojdis, kurtis, pots etc. one name that most of the individuals will ever mention is the beautiful and always hustling Bapu Bazar of Jaipur.
So now you know exactly where to plan your next trip to! And the reason why!
How to Reach Jaipur
By Air - Jaipur has its own International airport at Sanganer and is well connected to Mumbai andNew Delhi by Indian Airlines.
By Road - Jaipurhas its own bus depot which is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai etc. making it an easy destination to reach.
By Rail - Jaipur has its own railway station, Jaipur Junction, which is well connected to the major cities of the country like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore etc.