Jaipur The Pink city of India

Jaipur The Pink City of India

About The Pink City:- 

Jaipur also known as the pink city in India has been named so because of the dominant colour scheme given to most of its buildings. This city was founded in 1797 by Savai Jaisingh II the Rajpur ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. It is also the capital of Rajasthan state. Part of the royal families still live in a separate royal palace which has a fee of about INR 1000 per person to meet and greet the royals and their fort. The forts have gardens , courtyards and museums. Jaipur is famous for textiles and pure real stones and also sells artifacts with natural vegetable colour. The structures in Jaipur have a unique architectural idea and differnt stories behind them.   

What to buy in Jaipur? 

Well you can certainly buy gemstones and jewelry and embroidered bed sheets. Ladies can buy the traditional Rajasthani Lehariya saree and Bandhani odhni (dupatta). You can also buy blue pottery and mojiri (mojadi) as a souvenir to remember your trip. Also buy Meenakari based items like bangles, necklaces and earrings. You should certainly visit the Lakshmi Misthaan Bhandar which is a big and famous sweet shop famous for its Rajasthani thali, paneer ghewar, dahi wada and daal baati churma 

How many days are enough to visit?

I think three to four days are enough for you to visit all the places of importance in Jaipur such as Amer fort, Jaigarh and Nahargarh forts, visit the Ajmer dargah, take a trip to Pushkar. But if you want to visit Taj mahal as Delhi and Agra are in (not that close) proximity to Jaipur you should extend your stay for 5 to 6 days. As, if you visit all the places of importance in minimum days it can get tiring.

Getting there:- (Cheap airline tickets)

There are many airlines that operate from Mumbai to Jaipur such as Indigo, Air India, Go Air, Vistara, Spice Jet and Jet airways. However to get cheap airfare you can use the link provided below:-

Where to stay? (budget travel accomodation)

We stayed at Le Meridien Jaipur Resort and Spa at the destination. 
Its address;- Street Number 1, Riico, Kukas, Rajasthan 302028
Contact number: 01426 403 333
The hotel is built in an Indo Islamic style which is 8km from the Amer fort. As we went to stay there during my birthday, the staff treated us with a surprise by shifting us from our standard room to a luxurious french bathtub villa. The rooms are posh with high ceilings and wooden furnishing on floors. The upgraded suits and villas have a private butler service. The hotel property also has an outdoor pool , gym, serves complimentary breakfast and free parking. The satff was very generous and welcomed us with traditional Indian style by applying tika(tilak/teeka) on our forehead and provided us welcome drinks and mini motichoor laddoo. The chefs also provided us a complimentary dish everyday as we extended our stay from 5 days to 7 days. They also prepared a freshly baked cream pineapple cake for my birthday. The hotel has beautiful infrastructure and is built as a fort itself. The food was undoubtedly the best and we especially liked the chef prepared "dal panchamel". 
The link to compare prices and book cheap and in your budget hotel rooms is provided below:-

What to see in Jaipur?

You should visit the Amber (Amer) palace and the Hawa Albert mahal. Also there is Jantar Mantar similar to the one in Delhi which is based on astrology. There is also city palace which has museums from the 1700 era. Also there are magnificent Jaigarh and Nahargarh forts. Birla temple is a must see and Albert hall museum. Enjoy evenings by the Man Sagar lake. Visit the Jaipur zoo and Mubarak mahal.Go see the Johari Bazaar road as you can find many shops there.Also visit the Iskcon temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple and the Sanganeri gate.

There is so much to see in this marvelous pink city. The stories behind every monument are glorious as they highlight Indian history and preserve our cultutre. This destination is surely a must visit if you enjoy learning about the richness of Indian culture and marvelous forts.

Hope you find this blog useful and if you have any queries regarding the accomodation or airfare please feel free to ask in the comments section!


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