The ‘Pink City’ manages to retain the charm and regality passed through the royal generations in history. A Sea of palaces; Jaipur will leave you hypnotically mesmerised with its colourful streets, old-world cycle rickshaws, sophisticated hangout places, combined with the perfect blend of traditional and modern.
Here’s a list of 10 things to do in Jaipur for every kind of traveller
For the Love of Arts
1) Jawahar Kala Kendra
The centre of art. You will find the lovers and the practitioner, whiling up their free time at this international art and culture centre. Catch the folk and classical art forms, workshops, painting, and seminars; while you are in Jaipur to get a dose of the art and culture of the city. It comes with a theatre, studio, museums, art display rooms, cafeteria and library.
2) Jaipur Book Lovers
Book a date with the Jaipur Book Lovers Club and share your passion with like-minded people in a different city. Now that’s called an experience.
For The Love of Food, Drinks & Conversations
1) Nibs Café
Scooter seats, birdcage sofa, quirky ambience, elaborate menu! If there was anything more you’d like to do than chill in a quaint little place and eat scrumptious food.
2) Bar Palladio
Italian menu and an exhaustive list of drinks, set against a blue, white and gold backdrop is the Bar Palladio panache. Sophisticated & Classy, you get a taste of Italy in India.
The best way to unwind a day. Truly. French windows and rooftop seating with a comfy ambience is all you need to remove the E out of Exhaustion.
For The Love of History
1) Amer Fort
One of the most iconic forts in history, you have to visit this impressive fort for the exotic Mughal & Rajput architecture. One of the best places to visit near Jaipur, Amer Fort comprises of must-see structures like the Magic Flower Fresco, the Sheesh Mahal, The Diwan- i—Khas, The Diwan-i-am, Jai Mandir and the Sila Devi mandir. You could spend a day there and not even realise it!
2) Jaigarh Fort
Located at a distance of 7 km from Amer Fort; the Jaigarh Fort served more as a military structure with its unending huge red walls, granary, canon, temples, water tanks and a watchtower. Interesting stories surround it, from tunnels containing treasures to secret passageways connecting to the Amer fort.
3) Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory established by one of the greatest Rajput rulers. To study space and time! In the 17th century! It incorporates the biggest sundial in the world – the ‘Samrat Yantra’ and consists of 19 geometric devices to measure space and time.
4) Hawa Mahal
An extension of the city palace, but a consequential structure nevertheless; the Hawa Mahal is a pink and white honeycombed structure that rises to five stories. It was built for the royal women to watch festivities.
For the love of all things beautiful and handcrafted
Pick up souvenirs and paintings, to embellish your homes or the world-famous jewellery from Jaipur. Some of the popular shopping joints include Johri Bazaar, Rajasthali Handicraft Emporium, Tripolia Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Chaura Rasta and Nehru Bazaar, Chand Pol Bazaar and Kishan Pol Bazaar.
The list of things to see in Jaipur is endless. But while you are at it, don’t forget to have some fun with the locals, their hospitable nature and warm hearts will make you smile a little wider. When you’re done with exploring, a good hotel with good food is all you need for the perfect ending to the day. The Byke Grassfield is a three-star resort that offers a luxurious stay without burning a hole in your pocket.