The pink city situated in the western part of India is known more for beauty entrusted to it by the skilled architects than the marvels of its landscape. The largest city and capital of the Western Indian state of Rajasthan, this particular land of manmade wonders have always attracted the attention of tourists from all around the world.
People having a strong affinity towards buildings, relics, palaces and forts will surely find food for thought and a great pleasure in the sights and feel of the atmosphere of a city like Jaipur. Along with Agra and Delhi, this city forms the golden triangle of North India. The largest group of people traveling to North India never miss this part of the nation. Missing out on this land of the Rajputana history means ignoring a distinct part of history took shape in this part of the desert lands.
Jaipur is considered to be the only planned city of India during its pre-modern days. With a grid of roads, streets and lanes of standard width, this city was divided into six sectors. This city is engulfed by a huge defensive wall with very large gateways that are also called “Pols”. Sanganeri Gate, Ajmer Gate, Chand-Pol are among the doorways, frequented by tourists quite often.
Pink is the traditional color of hospitality in the culture and tradition of Rajasthan. In 1876, the facade of almost all buildings in this city was painted pink in 1876 AD for welcoming the British Prince of Wales. The unquestionable gateway to the state of Rajasthan, Jaipur emerged as the most culturally flamboyant state in this nation.
This city always offers a window to have a clear view of the traditional Rajasthani hospitality and tradition. The traditional markets like Bapu Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Chandpol Bazaar are among some of the traditionally beautiful places for enjoying a nice tour and purchasing souvenirs from. Apart from elements of Rajasthani handicrafts, you can procure merchandise elements and native costumes from the stores in these shops.
The cultural tour of Rajasthan and exploring history of this state remains incomplete without a visit to the City Palace, where the descendants of the royal family still live. The intricate carvings etched on the palace walls and roofs strike a fine balance between the Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.
There are a whole lot of tourist attractions inside this palace including Mubarak Mahal that house a fine exhibition of a large collection of royal costumes. The other beautiful tourist attractions of the city include Amber Fort, the Surya Temple, Minar Swarga Sal, the Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, etc. Jaipur has a lot to offer to the tourists who want to remember their Rajasthan tour always, as a visual treat.
LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW AT AMER FORT WITH DINNER
Jaipur is home to many royal forts and palaces. The most sought after of these is the Amber fort (or Amer fort). On this trip, you will experience the Amber Fort Light and Sound Show. You will enjoy cultural performances, learn about the history of this place and its traditions, and sample a sumptuous dinner […]
PINK CITY SHOPPING TOUR
No trip to India can be complete without shopping for the beautiful ethnic clothes and jewelry and the wonderful traditional handicrafts and wares. Rajasthan has an especially vibrant culture that is reflected in its lac bangles and bandhani and block printed textiles and saris, tarkashi curios, blue pottery and leather mojris. You can also buy […]
PRIVATE ELEPHENT SAFARI TOUR
This two hour evening trip (3-5 PM) will take you through the Nahargarh Biological Park (tiger rescue centre). It is available September to March for a minimum of two guests. You can enjoy an elephant safari in this park that is located in the vicinity of Nahargarh fort, on the Jaipur-Delhi highway. What better way […]
CHOKHI DHANI RESORT
While in Jaipur, we cannot miss out on Chokhi Dhani Resort – India’s premier ethnic village resort. Here you can sample authentic finger-licking good Rajasthani food and enjoy live music and dance performances. You can even dance along! Enjoy the other quaint delights this mock Rajasthani village has to offer.
PRIVATE ROYAL BUGGY TOUR
This 3-hour Victorian buggy tour will take you to places such as the Statue Circle, Amar Jawan Jyoti, Vidhan sabha, famous eateries, the Birla temple, the Albert Hall Museum, the Pink City and Hawa Mahal. This tour is valid September to March. This charming evening ride will open your eyes to Jaipur’s heritage monuments and […]
FLIGHT OF FANTASY – BALLOON RIDE IN JAIPUR
Rajasthan’s pink city is a tourist’s delight. It has everything tourists come to India for – tradition, a colorful and vibrant culture, arts and craft, music and dance, forts and palaces, yummy food, a multitude of shopping options and a hospitable and welcoming populace. Moreover, it provides all the modern amenities that you need to […]
DAY TRIP TO TAJ MAHAL AND AGRA FORT FROM JAIPUR
Agra is home to the most recognized and loved Indian monument — the Taj Mahal. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an august and beautiful tomb made of white marble by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Having come as close as Jaipur, one should not miss this architectural marvel. In […]
GETTING FRIENDS WITH THE ELEPHANT- FANTASTIC TOUR
The elephant is revered in the Hindu culture as one of our most important deities — Lord Ganesha — bears the head of an elephant. You can meet these gentle and friendly creatures in a one-of-a-kind Elefantastic village in Jaipur. You will be introduced to these sweet creatures, interact with them and learn their language. […]
VIVACITY OF JAIPUR CAPTURED BY CYCLE RICKSHAW
The old city of Jaipur has a lot to offer — beckoning bazaars, small eateries whose aromas will make your mouth water, heritage monuments and museums…To really immerse yourself in the beauty and heritage of Jaipur, take a cycle rickshaw tour across the old city of Jaipur. Navigate the narrow lanes for an off-beat experience, […]
HALF DAY EXCURSION OF JAIPUR- SHAHPURA HAVELI
This tour is available September-March for a minimum of two people. This is a 7-8 hours tour in which you will visit the Shahpura Haveli and the local village. You will get to experience the village life of Rajasthan — take a camel ride, sip on homemade buffalo milk tea, get beautiful mehendi applied on […]