Also called the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is the 10th most populous city in the country. Jaipur’s initial foundation was laid by the Rajput ruler, Jai Singh II in 1727 after which the city is also named. Jaipur is among the earliest planned cities of modern India and was planned on the principles of Vastu Shastra and Shilpa Shastras. The city was painted pink to welcome H.R.H. Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales and many of the avenues remained painted in pink which gave Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the tag of Pink city. Jaipur is also home to several UNESCO Heritage sites like Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort and is also home to many magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and museums. Majestic buildings, stories of heroic battles, massive forts, and palaces, and multi-faceted characters, Jaipur boasts a traditional yet modern vibe. With friendly people known for their hospitality, Jaipur offers a plethora of options for travellers and is definitely a must visit.
What makes Jaipur an ideal tourist destination?
Jaipur has all the amenities which makes you feel like a king. Not only this, Jaipur boasts a rich history and culture which is being followed since centuries. If you’re fond of visiting gigantic palaces and forts and have a keen interest to know about the lifestyle of kings and queens then Jaipur is a destination that you cannot afford to miss.
Jaipur brings in a lot of people together and with its noble gesture towards its guests and visitors, the city must be visited. Also, the UNESCO World Heritage sites here makes this place special as it represents a part of the Indian Rajput rulers and depicts their courage. To make the most out of your visit, here are a few things that you must do during your stay.
- Visit the forts and the palaces first as they are very refreshing when it comes to witnessing the lavish lifestyle of the previous rulers here and you get to know the architecture of the forts. These include the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, and the Nahargarh Fort.
- Then comes visiting temples like Galtaji Temple, Akshardham Temple, and the Birla Temple. Also, don’t miss the Chowki Dhani which is a very famous Rajasthani village themed hospitality since 1990. The place has a commitment to provide guests with the unique experience of Rajasthani culture in terms of cuisine and hospitality.
- The next thing is going for some shopping in nearby areas and do visit the World Trade Park which reflects the modern side of this beautiful city. This is the best place to buy some accessories, footwear, watches, and handicrafts.
- The next are a few museums like Amrapali museum and the Albert Hall museum which are among the oldest which have a collection of artifacts brought from the different regions of the world that are divided over around 16 art galleries.