What to look forward to in Jaipur
Famously called the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan was once the seat of the legendary Rajputs who ruled over the area. The city is rich in history dating back to a time before the Mughals. It is one of those heritage rich places where you can experience history from across many centuries. Ancient forts, lavish palaces and brilliant architecture all around.
One of the things that sets Jaipur apart is the rich and creamy Rajasthani food that melts in the mouth. Definitely try out the famous Rajma Chawal of Jaipur and the richly decked Thalis available in the city. If you travel to Jaipur in the summer when the sun is beating down on you, try out a glass of chilled Jeera Chaas. It will cool down your body so effectively that you won’t want to stop drinking this delightful beverage.
There is a lot of sightseeing to do in Jaipur, with all the rich history of the city. You ride on boats, horses and camels as you go on your tours of the city. Cycle through the Nahargarh fort and dress up in Rajasthani wear and visit the city palace. The attractions in Jaipur range from historic tours to nature trips. You can take a boat trip to the Jal Mahal, a palace that appears to float on top of the water.
Experience the fine crafts of fashion in Jaipur with flashy, colourful and bright dresses and accessories. You can buy bejeweled clothes with mirrors and stones embroidered onto them. If you are looking for things to take back home, then the fine crafts of the marble artisans of the city could be just what you need. The Johari Bazaar is one of the places that you must definitely visit on your shopping trips in the city.