A city bursting with positive energy and unraveling enticing historical monuments, Jaipur is a place that no one can resist visiting. If you do not agree to this then have a look at the following things that you can do in Jaipur. Definitely, by the time you reach the last point, you will be looking for Jaipur packages and how to plan a Jaipur tour.
1. Cycling – Nahargarh Fort
Starting with a cycle ride that might sound weird to you as this is not something common. However, when the wheels of this cycle will take the turn, it will amaze you with the beauty of Nahargarh Fort.
A delightful tourist spot in Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort has much more to offer you other than the magnificent facade. Perching on the edge of Aravalli hills, this is a fort that once formed a strong defense for the city with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort.
This architectural gem that reflects the fusion of Mughal architecture and Rajput style offers you a spectacular view from every nook and corner. You just have to take an adventurous ride and unravel its beauty.
2. Shopping – Traditional Market
What is life without shopping? Certainly, boring and that is why Jaipur rolls out some of the most interesting traditional market spots that leave you flabbergasted. The best thing about these markets is that it allows you to buy souvenirs at a reasonable price.
In India, markets are known as bazaar and unlike the modern market complexes these bazaars and very different. Undoubtedly, these are crowded but the people are very friendly and so you won’t feel roaming here and there. The most interesting part is that here you can haggle and buy some of the finest Jaipur traditional products at an economical rate.
Some of the best shopping markets that you must not forget to take a glimpse are – Johri Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Chandpole Bazaar, Nehru and Bapu Bazaar, etc.
You can even opt for the Alluring Pink Jaipur tour package from PinkPedia and can enjoy your trip to these bazaars.
3. Night Life
The days are so eventful in Jaipur that by the time it is the night you feel like taking rest. Nevertheless, if you are someone who is nocturnal and believes in enjoying nightlife then you do not have to sit back in your hotel room. You can explore this too in a royal way by visiting Steam – The Taj Rambagh Palace, which is a restaurant cum bar and for your surprise it is designed under a steam engine. Other options are also available such as Hardy’s pub, Geoffery’s pub, the Fireball, etc.
4. Food – Chokhi Dhani
Sumptuous, mouth-watering and explicitly royal cuisines that can give you the flavor of true Rajasthan, Chokhi Dhani traditional food will make your stay in Jaipur memorable. You just have to choose any of the Jaipur packages and you can relish each bite at this amazing food point.
Whether it is dal baati churma or the delicious Indian yogurt, you can make your mouth burst with flavors of traditional Jaipur food at Chokhi Dhani. Interestingly, here you are served the food in a platter in a typical Indian style and you enjoy the meal by sitting and eating on the ground if you wish to.
5. Folk Festivals – Makar Sankranti | Holi | Diwali | Gangaur | Teej
Another thing which many people do not know about Jaipur is that this is the place where festivals are celebrated in a special way and that is why it stands out of the crowd. For instance, the Maha Sankranti festival celebrated in Jaipur is also known as the kite-flying festival because on this day in Jaipur sky becomes the battlefield. The sky is full of kites of varied colors, shapes, and sizes.
Similarly, in Diwali, you can find the whole city lit up at night with traditional diyas, floating lamps, and tinseled lights. Another impressive festival which is celebrated here with full fervor is Gangaur in which the procession takes place with women carrying earthen pots on their heads and walking from one end of the city to the other seeking blessing from Goddess Gauri for marital bliss.
So, when you are planning a trip to Jaipur then make sure you visit it during any of the special Jaipur festivals, such as Diwali, Holi, Teej, maker Sankranti, Gangaur, etc.
6. A stay in a Heritage hotel
You would have only imagined a royal life but when you are in Jaipur you can even experience it by staying in a heritage hotel and other Havelis such as Mandawa, Nawalgarh, and Alsissar. Strikingly, in the Undiscovered Jaipur tour package at Pink Pedia, you can visit all these heritage palaces cum hotels.
7. Hot Air Ballooning
A hot air balloon safari is another eye-catching thing in Jaipur that you must not ignore when visiting the Pink city. Here you get a chance to have an aerial view of the Jaipur city in a hot air balloon. This guided flight will give you more pleasure than paragliding and it will make your childhood dream of flying in a balloon comes true.
8. Albert Hall Museum
One of the finest examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture, Albert Hall Museum is a place in Jaipur which is visited every year by thousands of tourists. The foundation stone of this Albert Hall was laid by none other than the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward in 1876. Currently, it serves as a museum that lets you see Rajput peasant jewelry apart from garnet studded silver jewelry and many other forms of arts such as clay art, marble art, etc.
9. Movie in Raj Mandir Cinema
Another intriguing place to visit in Jaipur is the Raj Mandir Cinema which unlike modern cinema halls has the architecture of yesteryears. This cinema hall is a meringue-shaped auditorium that opened back in 1976 and stands tall even today.
10. Elephant ride at Amer Fort
Imagine making a royal entry to a fort on an elephant. It sounds so appealing and what if you are told that this can come true. Yes, now you can do this because in Jaipur you are allowed to take an elephant ride at Amer Fort, the same fort which reflects the rich history of Rajputana and how they survived the harshness of time.
11. Rickshaw Ride
Your Jaipur tour is incomplete without a bumpy rickshaw ride. You will love this ride as it is full of adventure. It will also help you see the real India and how the Indians live their life. So, what do you say? Would you like to check out the Jaipur city on a rickshaw?
12. Local street food
Lastly, when you are in Jaipur then you must not resist the tempting local street food. On the roadside, you get mouth-watering Gol Gappa, chaat, tandoori chicken, and many other things that will leave its flavor in your mouth. In fact, even when you will be back in your home, the taste of these simple yet endearing foods will remind you of your Jaipur tour.
Certainly, by now you must be feeling like planning a trip to Jaipur. If this is the case, then take a look at the different Jaipur tour packages available here. These are not only cost-effective but will also take care of all your needs when you come to Jaipur.