Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’. It is also considered to the very first stop when availing the Golden Triangle tour. Moreover, this city is regarded to be the state’s entry point to its legendary desert that is swathed in dust as well as modernization. This is also the city of the erstwhile Maharajas who had established it. You should take some time to explore the lengths and breadths of this city, its forts, palaces, temples, monuments and the like. You will have to come back again to check out more places here as there is plenty to explore.
This city is also popular for its colourful bazaars, glittering jewels, grand palaces, tasty Rajasthani cuisines, etc. It is also home to the brave Rajputs who have tried to maintain intact the age-old charm and grandeur of the place. You should choose the best hotels in fairmont jaipur to have a great, relaxed stay.
Reasons to visit Jaipur
- Water Palace or Jal Mahal: It has been recently restored by a well-known local investment group spanning a period of over 6 years. This palace had been in ruins for over two centuries and is currently open to tourists. You can enjoy strolling on its romantic gardens or going out on a boat ride. Made of marble, this palace is set amidst a revived lake that boasts of having islets meant for migratory birds. This place has been beautifully carved, painted and gilded, making it a real delight to be at.
- Forts: From Jal Mahal, you can visit Amber Fort. It is rather a huge set of fortifications that you can reach by taking an elephant ride and feel royal. Also are present nearby the forts of Jaigarh and Nahagarh with their grand, great, mesmerizing walls. You can visit the Amer Palace by taking the elephant ride. From Mehrangarh, the 15th century fort, you can have a look at the beautiful Jodhpur city that is painted in blue colour. Jaisalmer Fort is another 12th century fort that offers a beautiful landscape. Kumbhalgarh Fort boasts of having a long fortification wall that runs about 36 km, considered to be the second longest wall in the world after The Great Wall of China. The City Palace is another place to be.
- Palace Architecture: Floral painted mansions referred to as havelis and gilded former palaces dot the city. You should take out time to check them out. You can visit the Samode Palace and Rambagh Palace that has been converted into a hotel.
- Local crafts: Jaipur city for a very long time is considered to be the main centre in Asia for gem cutting. You should visit the Joharis at the Old City Bazaar to find glittering rocks being sold on the streets. If you want to avoid risking such purchases, then you should visit Sanganer industrial hub. Hand Printing museum is also a safe place to obtain equally dazzling and safer specialty fabrics that is hand stamped in a wide range of beautiful wood carved patterns.
- Heritage hotels: Several stunning erstwhile palaces have been converted into heritage hotels. They offer the guests with a warm ambience combined with royal grandeur and comforts. You can actually live in luxury just like a king or queen if you can afford. Some of the popular heritage hotels here are the Samode Palace, Rambagh Palace, etc. Rajathan heritage hotels are indeed a regal treat something you should not miss out during the trip.
- Heritage: To explore better the Old City of Jaipur, you should arrange for a walking tour. You can get to see craftsmen’s workshops, temples, restaurants and street food offering tasty local, national and international cuisines. You should also check out the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds as it is known as. It is the symbol of erstwhile Rajasthani architecture. Also you can explore the bangle bazaars located here along as well as come across confectioners, marble masons and brass workers.
- Festival Calendar: Jaipur city, during every summer tends to explode with painted elephants, men with red capped turbans, twirling moustaches and tattooed brides. During this time, a festival, named Teej is celebrated with great fan fare and pomp dedicated to Shiva and Parvati, the leading Hindu goddess & god for their union. DSC Literature Festival is held during the winter and offers more international flavour. It can be rightly stated to be the most prestigious celebration in Asia of international and local writing. Gatherings are held for over five nights at a stretch right beneath the rainbow streamed tents.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: UNESCO has declared eight monuments in Rajasthan as world heritage sites. It includes Keoladeo National Park, Jantar Mantar considered being an astronomical observatory along with the hill forts. There are six majestic forts in this list, namely, Amer Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Gagron Fort, Chittorgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort.
- Wildlife sanctuary: The royal state or Jaipur boasts of being a wildlife enthusiast’s dream come true. Here, you can check out different types of exotic, rare and endangered bird species. A few must visit national parks and wildlife sanctuaries here include Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Sariska Tiger Reserve. With some patience and luck you can get to seek the majestic Royal Bengal tiger, endangered river dolphins, Great Indian bustard, and other animal and bird species. You can also get to experience wilderness by availing a boat ride or jeep safari to reach these wild, but exotic locales.
- Awesome cuisine: Rajasthanis are known to have food something that is a bit different from that of the rest of the country. You can try out tasty food like gujjia, bajre ki roti, gate ki chutney, gate ki sabji and the popular dal baati churma, etc.
But you should plan your visit in advance to ensure making the most of your trip. Do book the top notch hotel in fairmont jaipur to have a comfortable stay.