Jaipur, the Pink City of India, is not only famous for its pink buildings, but also for the love it blossoms in the hearts of tourists. Let us see the top activities tourists enjoy in Jaipur.
Jaipur’s Geographical location
Jaipur, India’s 10th most populous city, is the capital of Rajasthan. It lies on the Eastern border of the Indian Thar Desert. Additionally, it is strategically protect by the Aravali Hills on three sides.
Top Activities Tourists enjoy in Jaipur
1. Walking through Hawa Mahal
Walk through the red and pink sandstone building. The Hawa Mahal is synonymous with Jaipur. First, walk into the Mahal courtyard. Then, climb up to the various floors intot he ‘Zanana’ or women’s chambers; and peep out of the ‘jharokahs’ into the city market below. On the way up, don’t miss the folk artists entertaining you with local folklore and catchy music.
2. Watching the Light and Sound Show at Amer Fort
About 11 km away from Jaipur, is this World Heritage Site at Amer. Go there and walk through the fort, no doubt. But, the main attraction is watching the Light and Sound Show every evening with the Amer Fort in the Backdrop. Definitely, one of the best activities tourists enjoy in Jaipur. You will sit mesmerized throughout the show and come out really feeling as if you have lived in that era!
3. Glimpsing at the Royal Family at the City Palace
Wow! How can you miss the chance of a glimpse of the Royal Family living in the City Palace. The third most important thing that tourists enjoy in Jaipur, is visiting the palace to try their luck. Walk down from the Jantar Mantar or the Hawa Mahal. Walk around the palace grounds a while.
4. Understanding astronomy at Jantar Mantar
A visit to the Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, is a treat in itself. You will be amazed at each of the 19 astronomical instruments at display. Additionally, you will wonder at the scientific precision of the Maharaja and the peoples of those times. It’s too good to miss doing. Therefore, go to this observatory for a treat in space and astronomy.
5. Eating at Chokhi Dhani
If you are looking for a wholesome cultural experience of Rajasthan, then you must go to Chokhi Dhani. You will enjoy the Rajput hospitality, First, ride on a camel or a bullock cart. Then, watch live puppet shows, magic shows, folk dances etc. After that, feast on the delicious delicacies of Rajasthani food. Without doubt, you will go back for more!
6. Revisiting History at Albert Hall
If you are History lovers, there is something for you to do too. Revisiting history at the Albert Hall is something that all tourists enjoy in Jaipur. First, feed the hundreds of pigeons at the entrance. Then, click some amazing pictures with them. Finally, go inside to see the collection of jewels, artifacts, furniture, carpets, paintings and much more inside the museum.
7. Visiting The Lit Fest
There may be many things that tourists enjoy in Jaipur, but you cannot miss the “Kumbh Mela’ of literature!. Yes, it’s the Jaipur Literary Destival held from December to January each yea. The view and crowd at the Dighi Palace is unbelievable.
First of all, you get to see and hear so many literary celeb reties from all over the world. Then, you have the chance to experience multi-national cuisine. Further, you get to shop for amazing handicrafts and books at this unmissable fest.
8. Praying in the Birla Mandir
For those who want to offer thanks to God, the Birla Mandir at Jaipur is the right place. Praying at the white marbled temple is one thing that tourists enjoy in Jaipur. Further, the stained glass, the intricate carvings, and the collection at the museum there really gives you the peace of mind that you are looking for.
9. Viewing the Lake Palace
Go and view the Jal Mahal or the Lake Palace in the middle of the Maan Sagar Lake in Jaipur. You will be taken in by the architecture. Further, you will be awed by the view of the four of the five floors under water during rains! Youcan even try a boat ride to view the submerged palace from close quarters.
10. Adventuring at various points
Adventure lovers can go in for Hot Air Ballooning from the Jamanalal Bajaj Road. Additionally, you can go trekking to Nahargarh Fort. Walk with the cool breeze on your face and have a spectacular view of Jaipur from a height.
Further, try the Flying Fox activity at Neemrana Fort. Last, but not the least, go on a Jeep Safari from Amer to Naila Hawa Bungalow for that off-beat ride.
11. Seeing celebrities at the Wax Museum
In case you are missing the movies, go and have a look at your favorite celebrities like Kalpana Chawla, APJ Abdul Kalam, Amitabh Bachan and Aishwarya Rai. Additionally, Tagore, Gandhi, Maharani Gayatri Devi are there in wax too. Just go to the Jaipur Wax museum! Definitely, this is what tourists enjoy in Jaipur.
12. Shopping at Bapu Bazar and Johari Bazaar
You just cannot go back from Jaipur without shopping for traditional and colorful clothes at the many markets of Jaipur. In fact, you will find markets dedicated to just clothes or utensils or shoes or jewellery. Amazingly, you can start walking through one bazaar and move to another. A trip to Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar is definitely on the itinerary and is an ultimate market for shopaholics.
Pack up and just go to Jaipur from early November to February. Come back filled with love for this Pink City!