Studded with India’s most celebrated sites, Jaipur boasts of a rich history with numerous hidden treasures to be explored. For those who are passionate about the marvelous architecture and strong forts, there’s no place like Jaipur to witness the expertise of old artisans. The city invokes the images of vibrant festivities and folklore, traditions and not to miss, the exquisite Rajasthani cuisines. Whether you long elephant rides or looking to experience the flamboyant lifestyle of the past rulers, here are some of the reasons why Jaipur must be next on your travel list-
1) The Forts
Forts of Jaipur contribute immensely to the rich cultural heritage of the city. They depict the gallantry and romanticism of the legendary rulers. While Jai Mahal is the perfect pit stop, the Amber Fort that lies ahead is an epitome of grandeur. The massive fortifications are best reached by an elephant ride. If that doesn’t thrill you enough, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh fort are never to miss spectacular sights. In addition to the valiance and chivalry, these forts also boast of an unmatched architecture.
2) Culinary Delights
Similar to the diverse culture of Rajasthan, the cuisine of Jaipur is also famous and uniquely palatable. Whether you are fond of spicy food or are a dessert person, Jaipur has a variety of tantalizing dishes in its arsenal just for you. While the street food will take you to the most amazing gastronomical ride, restaurants such as Baluchi and 24/7 of The LaLiT Jaipur will evoke your senses like no other. The former is an award-winning Pan Indian restaurant while the latter is one of the best buffet dinner restaurants in Jaipur.
3) Palace Architecture
Simplicity might be the way of life but splendidly built palaces are still a treat to the eyes. In every nook and corner, there’s an ancient monument waiting to impress you with its opulence and they are not just to gawk at but to check into. Get transported to the “golden era” by giving gilded former palaces and havelis a visit. Magnificent monuments such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Rambagh Palace etc. are some of the famous attractions to feel royal and make thousands of memories.
4) Local Crafts
For centuries, the Pink city has remained as a hub of arts and craft. Johari bazaar is an ideal spot to view the art of gem cutting and polishing right in front of your eyes and make purchases worth each penny. If that doesn’t interest you much, there are many local markets and supermarkets that are as tempting as it can get. Whether you are looking to buy gemstones, textiles, handicrafts, antiques or natural products, Pink city lets you splurge just the way you should.
5) Vibrant Festivals
The best way to understand a place better is to attend the numerous festivals that are celebrated in the city. When it comes to festivals, Jaipur is world-famous. These festivals have their roots in the vibrant culture and traditions of Jaipur. Celebrated with full fervor and enthusiasm, the festivals such as Teej make the city explode with decorated elephants, red-capped turbans, tattooed brides and twirling mustaches. Ganguar festival, literature festival, kite festival, Jaipur international film festival are yet other attractions that make the city come to life, making up for an entertaining holiday.
Whether looking for the best food in town, world-class amenities or the finest seminar halls in Jaipur, The LaLiT Jaipur is the place to be at.