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Etti Bali Nov 06 2014

What are 10 reasons to visit Jaipur?

Kanika Nevatia Nov 06 2014
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Planning a trip to Rajasthan? These 10 reasons to visit Jaipur will ensure your trip is memorable!

Majestic City Palace

This vast royal complex occupies almost a seventh of the entire Pink City. Visit and be left awestruck by a glimpse into the glorious historical past of the Rajputs. When in Jaipur a trip to the City Palace is a must.

City Palace (by Arian Zwegers)

Intriguing Hawa Mahal

Consisting of 950 windows, this 5-storey high sandstone structure was constructed in such a way that a cool breeze always blows inside no matter what the weather! Visit the Hawa Mahal to appreciate an Indian architectural marvel!

Hawa Mahal (by Marcin Bialek)

Beautiful Jal Mahal

Ever been to a fort or palace by boat? This is your chance! Built in the 18th century right in the middle of a large water body, with fragrant Chameli Bagh,decorated chambers and hallways, there is so much to see in the Jal Mahal.

Jal Mahal (by WT-shared Ravikiranr at wts wikivoyage)

Festive Chokhi Dhani Village

From colourful folk dances and puppet shows to camel rides and authentic Rajasthani cuisine, there is so much to experience at Chokhi Dhani Village that one visit is just not enough! In case there’s too much rush, try Ambar Vatika across the street.

Chokhi Dhani Village (by oldandsolo)

Serene Birla Mandir

Made entirely of white marble and surrounded by lush green gardens on all sides, Birla Mandir in Jaipur is the place to visit when you are looking for some peace and quiet. Praise the architectural beauty as you indulge in some godly devotion.

Birla Mandir (by Arjuncm3)

Fun-Filled Shopping

There is no way you can visit Jaipur and not go on a shopping spree. The ideal place to go is Johari Bazaar where you can hog on Rajasthani souvenirs, clothes and accessories. Bapu Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar are places where you can shop till you drop!

Tripolia Bazaar (by Daniel Villafruela)

Picturesque Amber Fort

Located along the banks of the Maota Lake on a hillock just outside Jaipur, this majestic fort is surely worth a visit. Explore what it was like to be a Rajput king or queen as you stroll through the corridors of the Amber Fort. This 17th century fort is surely one of the top 10 reasons to visit Jaipur.

Amber Fort (by Ajay Shankar)

Scrumptious Food

You just can’t leave the city without feasting on some authentic Rajasthani delicacies from the numerous places to eat in Jaipur. Bite into some delicious dal-bati-churma or enjoy some bajre ki roti with lehsun chutney. Everything is bound to taste divine!

Rajasthani Food (by Raveesh)

The Museums

If you’re a history buff then there is lots for you to do in Jaipur. Be it the beautiful Albert Hall Museum, Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting or the Dolls Museum--each place is sure to impart enough knowledge to last a lifetime!

Albert Hall (by Abhinav Soni)

Rich Cultural Heritage

One thing you can’t get past in the city of Jaipur is its rich cultural heritage. Spend some time with the people and learn about their intriguing past. You are sure to have a good time doing so! You could also learn a few Rajasthani dance moves or even a song or two.

Decorated Elephant (by Faraz Usmani)

These are just 10 reasons to visit Jaipur--there are many, many others that you will discover when you go there.
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