If you are planning a visit to India, you must definitely add Jaipur to your list of places to see because of its rich heritage and culture.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It is the largest city, also known as the pink city due to the distinct color of its buildings. Jaipur is famous for its palaces and forts which was once home to the valiant Rajputs. It is also well known for its jewelry, handicrafts and clothing, the delicious and authentic Rajasthani cuisine and its colorful bazaars.
Here are 5 reasons why you must visit Jaipur
1) The Beautiful Forts
Among the famous forts in Jaipur stands the Amer fort. You can reach there by taking a jeep ride or an elephant ride. The Hindu and the Mughal architecture are inscribed on its walls. It has an elaborate mirror work which shows the grandeur of those days. One has to stay till late evening in the fort to witness the sound and light show which is impressive and enthralling. Some of the places to visit are the Shila Mata temple, Jas Mandir and the splendid Sheesh Mahal
Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur also called the ‘Tiger fort’ was built to provide a strong defense to the city. It is located on the edge of the Aravalli hills and is the best place to view the splendid beauty of the Pink City. It was also the hunting residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Jaigarh Fort also known as the fort of victory has huge walls and watchtowers. The thick walls are of red sandstone and the architectural features are of Indo-Persian style. It is home to beautiful palaces with scenic landscape.
There are many other places of interest like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Kal Bhairav temple and the museum for arms and ammunition of those days.
2) All the Colorful Jewelry and Clothing
Jaipur has been a center for gem cutting and the Old City’s Johari Bazaar and Tripolia bazaar are places to buy these gems. Bapu Bazaar is a one-stop destination to buy the Jaipuri textile and Joothis for a reasonable price.
3) The Lipsmacking Cuisines
In this historical city, there are various retreats which will treat you like a Royal Rajput and provide insights into the Marwari culture. Dal Bati churma, Gatte ki subzi, Bajre ki roti and Gujjia. Does your mouth water after reading this? These are some reasons why you need to head straight to Jaipur.
4) The Amazing Bazars
Rajasthan is famous for their colorful puppet shows, folk dances, folk music and the bandhej fabric work. You can find handicrafts and sculptures made of wood at the Chandpole bazaar and Kishanpole bazaar.
You must definitely visit Jaipur to experience this culture to the fullest and take back some mementos, heirlooms, and wonderful memories for folks back home.
You can use this city guide to Jaipur which can help you move around easily.
Hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I enjoyed writing it. I am sure you will visit Jaipur at the earliest possible opportunity.
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