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.
HERITAGE CYCLING TOUR OF JAIPUR
This 3 hour cycling tour covers many interesting places in the pink city— old havelis, temples, vegetable and fruit markets, the Hawa Mahal, famous eateries, and finally to Albert Hall.
PRIVATE FULL DAY TOUR ABHANERI BAORI FROM JAIPUR
Discover one of the oldest and most charming landmarks in Rajasthan: Chand Baori. It is a stepwell that was commissioned by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty between 800 and 900 AD and was dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness.
JAIPUR FORT TOUR
The town of Amer (Amber) and the city of Jaipur served as capitals of the historically significant Kachwaha dynasty. Due to this, many forts and palaces were built here that have stood the test of time. Some of the have been converted into luxury hotels but some still remain in a close to original form. […]
JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING INCLUDING AMBER FORT & ELEPHANT RIDE
This is a private sightseeing day tour in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. We will show you the most significant landmarks of Jaipur: the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. To make the tour more fun, an elephant ride and a horse ride is also included in it.
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 […]