A stroll in to the past and reliving the celebrated age of the Rajput rulers is what hints us towards the city of glory and history, Jaipur. Located in the north west India, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. Often referred to as the “pink city” because most of the palaces are colored in pink, this city is all praise for its glorious past, rich culture and heritage. Popular widely among visitors both local and foreign for its gorgeous forts and rajgharanas, Jaipur has a lot more to offer to its guests.
Everything thing in Jaipur is so alluring that you would find it difficult to mark down later one which engrossed you the most. Here are some of the most inviting and worth a visit places which you must try not to skip once in the city-
Hawa Mahal- a magnificent palace in Jaipur is one of the finest architectural wonders you will witness. Tinted in pink, the purpose of this palace was to purdah the royal women so that they could enjoy the street festivals from the many windows in the mahal and remain unseen from the world outside. Built by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh, the palace is a treat to watch with its wonderful interior designs.
Sheesh Mahal- or mirror palace is an epitome of the wonderful architecture of the time. One of the most beautiful palaces in the city, you can experience a great fusion of Islamic and Rajasthani architecture bestowed here. Situated in the palatial of Amber Fort of Jaipur, the mahal is constructed on forty pillars and thousands of mirrors structured in a very splendid manner.
Birla Mandir- located in the Moti Dungari Hill in Rajasthan, Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple and is a popular attraction among visitors. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is also referred to as Laxmi Narayan Temple. A white marble wonder, the temple casts a spell on its spectators.
Amber Fort- ruled by Raja Man Singh I, this fort is located in Ajmer is somewhat 11 km from Jaipur. There are large embankments and arrays of gates and the Maota Lake facing the palace which is the main source of water for Ajmer Palace. This spot is one of the principal historical spot in the city.
Elefantastic- one of the fascinating sites of Jaipur, the Elefantstic is a wonderful elephant farm aiming at conservation of the Indian Elephants at huge scale. Elephant rides are something that visitors look forward to here. The place is an amazing platform to know about elephants and have fun.
Some other interesting places of attraction in Jaipur are Ganesh Pol Gateway, Jaivana, Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, Shila Devi Temple to name a few.
What and Where to Eat?
Rajasthani food is famous worldwide for its great flavor and taste backed up by local spices. There are some of the most delicious dishes you must try while in Jaipur. The list goes as Dal Batti Churma, Ghewar (sweet dish), Mawa Kachori, Boonda Raita, Laal Maas, Churma Ladoo, Badam ka Halwa. Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar is one place among several others which you should visit to relish on a traditional Rajasthani thali. Niros is another place where you can enjoy Indian and other continental food.
When to Visit?
Winters are most favorable time to visit Jaipur as summers are really hot and humid. From early November to February is the best time to explore this wonderful city.
Do plan your next trip to Jaipur to explore the beautiful sights which will take you back into an era which spoke glory.