A city which is extensively known for its royalty, inimitable architecture, regal cuisine, and the unvarnished natural beauty, is one of the finest tourist attractions. Jaipur is swarmed with the heroic memoirs of the Rajputs and the classic style of living of the natives fascinates tourists from parts of the globe. A pink tincture imbues the whole of Jaipur, thus known as the “Pink City”. One can feel the element of its authenticity from the enormous forts and magnificent buildings. Apart from Agra and New- Delhi, Jaipur is also a part of the eminent Golden Triangle of India.
Festivals of Jaipur
One of the foremost festivals of Jaipur is the Elephant festival. Each year in March, this festival is celebrated a day before Holi (festival of colors). A couple of activities such as elephant polo and elephant tug of war also come to pass.
The festival that clinches the entire city of Jaipur is the Kite festival, celebrated every 14th of January. On this particular day, the whole of Jaipur gushes into the roads and fly their kites.
Vibrant Markets of Jaipur
Lined up with handmade crafts, ravishing ornaments, folk attires, and footwear, Jaipur has a lot for shopaholics. There are a few famous markets, namely, Bapu Bazaar, Johri Bazaar, etc.
Rajasthani Regal Cuisine
Irrespective of you being a Domestic or an international tourist you cannot refuse the tempting rich flavors and finger-licking cuisines of Jaipur. These regal cuisines are among those countless platter categories with so much variety that one might get full but the dish will not get over.
Traditional meals are served in almost every local restaurant. Deserts and sweets in Jaipur or Rajasthan are just unmatchable. Some of the local favorites are Rabri and Ghewar.
Architecture in Jaipur
Jaipur is a miraculous city flaunting a vibrant form of color amidst its blushing palaces. A city painted pink would look bizarre at places, but here on the verge of the desert, this city vibes peaceful.
It has magnificent palaces and forts to offer as attractions to the tourists. Some of them are;
Originally built in 1799 as a prestige point for the ladies of the royal families. It is said that they used to observe the city from the dark shaded windows without being visible to the people outside. The structure still stands contemptuously. It is five stories high and has 152 windows burrowed into round balconies, elucidating a firm as well as subtle Rajput architecture.
Situated behind the Hawa Mahal is the City Palace with the pavilions, temples, and gardens of different shapes. It also includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Built with profound architectural care it has Mughal, European, and Rajput styles, representing the Royal influences of Jaipur. A part of the City Palace is now home to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum revealing art and antiquity from the region.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II not only found Jaipur but also 5 more observatories, one which was Jantar Mantar, situated in the heart of Jaipur.
The name Jantar is derived from the Sanskrit word, which means “instrument, machine” and Mantar also from a Sanskrit word Mantrana which means “calculate”. So, Jantar Mantar means, “ calculating instrument”.
A town located 11 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, Amer, is where the Amber Fort stands. It is known for its eloquent style elements. It has huge vallums and barriers surrounded by improvised alleys.
Built with the magnificent red sandstones and marbles, this fort is approximately 200 years old, even before this city was born. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Jaipur, its suburbs, and all over the world.
A place where every corner keeps a surprise for you. A land of kings and queens awaits. The best season to visit Jaipur is the winter season,from early November to February. A superior tourist destination with magnificent forts and sumptuous palaces is worth giving time and money to. It is the gateway to India’s most vivacious state.
The tranquility and obscurity of Jaipur will make you feel at peace, for sure. Also, people in this city are very outlandish and welcoming.