JAIPUR: REGAL | COLORFUL | VIBRANT
A city of colors, the historic Indian city of Jaipur is one of the most culturally vibrant destinations in the world. Founded in 1727 by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city is entrenched in the cultural legacy as India's Pink City – named so because of the distinctive pink walls and buildings of the old city. Jaipur is a rich source of inspiration to artists and a shopper’s paradise luring visitors in search of arts and crafts, textiles and jewelry. Every corner whispers of history while the ancient palaces and forts are a tribute and reminder to the city’s entire royal heritage.
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BEFORE YOU GO
Jaipur is a city swarming with people. Traffic and crowds are the norm but don’t let that deter you from visiting the beautiful destinations. Renting a car is possible, but only if you’re comfortable braving streets full of congestion.
Hiring a chauffeur from the airport and around the city is preferable. If you want an authentic experience, try out the motorized or bicycle-powered rickshaws.
Live like royalty in palatial hotels reminiscent of glittering gold and sparkling jewels. The rich history of the city of Jaipur is captured elegantly in the architecture which surrounds your every step down splendid hallways and lavish gardens.
Raj Palace Grand Heritage Hotel
Influenced heavily by history and climate, Indian cuisine is well-known for its diversity. Cooking styles vary from region to region, most famously between South and North Indian cuisine. Traditional dishes from the south are generally based around rice, lentils, and stews. Dishes from the north, where Jaipur is located, feature a dizzying array of breads and curries. Not to worry though, most restaurants in Jaipur serve a vast menu to taste and try different dishes to your heart’s content.
Jaipur is not known for its nightlife, but there are a few places to explore at sundown in the Pink City. The best bars and lounges are located in the grand hotels with more opening regularly. You may not need to walk far for an enjoyable evening out.
SEE & DO
Ancient temples and generations of culture await you in this magnificent city of pink. Stroll through the elaborate architecture of palaces and forts as you envision the opulent lifestyle of past rulers.
Galtaji - Monkey Temple
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Winds
Jantar Mantar Observatory - UNESCO
Spas in Jaipur offer a mix of holistic and natural treatments based on eastern and western techniques. Soul-nurturing treatments aim to balance your unique mind and body type while you relax in the decadence of an Indian palace.
Oberoi Rajvilas Spa
Famous for gems like topaz, emeralds, and diamonds, Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise. A visit to the Gem Palace is an absolute must.
From the city’s famous blue pottery to the distinctive block print textiles be prepared to devote yourself to some serious shopping time.