Things to do in Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Last Updated on April 25, 2022

No trip to India would be complete without spending time in Jaipur. Known as the pink city because of its blushing colour palaces, Jaipur is an ideal destination for tourists who love to enjoy their vacation in a royal way. In addition, Jaipur is one of those cities known for its majestic palaces, pink sandstone architecture, and handicraft items that depict the story of love, culture, and history. Read this article to know about all the things to do in Jaipur!

The best part about Jaipur is its food. There are many places to get amazing street food at great prices. Places like Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar present us with a glimpse into the glorious past of Rajasthan when it was the most powerful state in India. 

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, and it’s a culturally rich city with a chequered past. Being part of India’s famous golden triangle, Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, the city welcomes numerous tourists throughout the year.  

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Jaipur distance

  • Distance from Delhi – 350 km.
  • Distance from Agra – 180 km.
  • Distance from Pushkar – 70 km.

The average temperature in Jaipur

The average temperature ranges from 8-degree Celsius minimum in winters to 45-degree Celsius maximum in summers. The nights are no better, with lows in the upper twenties.

January to March is the best time to visit Jaipur, and the weather is pleasant and cool during this time of the year. During summers, the average temperature is 40*C, which can often go up to 45*C. The heavy showers during the monsoon make this city beautiful, and it’s a good time for visiting and shopping. Especially dry fruits like almonds, pista, and honey are available in abundance here at cheaper rates during this period.

Places to Visit in Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of beautiful Rajasthan and will not disappoint visitors with its dazzling palaces, vibrant bazaars, and spectacular forts. The city is rich in culture and heritage and has a lot of things to offer to travellers. The city has different experiences encapsulated in a single place- from lavish palaces and stays to adventures and a crowd of locals; Jaipur holds many things for one to experience. 

Here are some of our favourite things to do in Jaipur.

The City Palace

The City Palace

The city’s highlight is undoubtedly the pink-coloured magnificent palace located in the middle of the city. This royal palace was built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court from amber to Jaipur. This magnificent palace complex has a rich historical legacy and offers easy access to other attractions around the city, such as Hawa Mahal or Jantar Mantar. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site by being one of the most extensive examples of Mughal architecture in India, combining Indian architecture with Persian influences. In addition, the palace houses some of the best museums in the country.

Lakshmi mishthan bhandar (LMB)

Lakshmi mishthan bhandar
Loved by the generations, Lakshmi mishthan bhandar or LMB is one of the oldest sweet shops in Johari Bazar Jaipur. Standing there for the last 298 years, LMB patrons are now spread across the globe. They have established themselves in Sweets, Namkeens (savoury snacks), Chat (a snack food) & traditional Rajasthani delicacies. Their traditional thali and ghevar are must try on! 

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

This is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It’s a favourite attraction for astronomy enthusiasts, and kids will be fascinated by the instruments used for measuring time and predicting eclipses.

Visit Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds”

Hawa Mahal

This building was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 as a royal residence for royal ladies to watch street processions and other activities without being seen themselves. The palace is now open to all visitors, though the view from old windows is blocked by a screen designed to protect women from prying eyes.

Visit Nahargarh Fort

King Sawai Jai Singh built Nahargarh fort in 1734, the then king of Jaipur, to host the glory of king and queens. This is one of the most picturesque forts in Rajasthan and is built on top of a 150-meter-high hill. Catching a sunrise from the Nahargarh fort is worth waking up. Paddle your way up by renting a cycle from nearby or trek with your squad to see a 180-degree view of Jaipur from here.

Panna Meena ka kund

A photo of Panna meena ka kund

Panna Meena ka kund dates back to when there were no pipe systems, and people had to depend on water saved in wells. For a long time, panna Meena ka kund helped the villages and villagers with drinking water and household chores. The spot also became a hanging place for the villagers where they could meet, chat, and socialize with others. It has unique architecture, and the part that amazes most is the stairs that descend you down won’t you back up! The stairs are in a crisscross pattern which creates a beautiful sight, and thousands of tourists visit here throughout the year!

Relax at Amer Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Amer fort or amber palace is located at a distance of approx 13 k.m from Jaipur. The Amer town was built by the meenas and later ruled by Raja Man Singh in the 15th century. The palace was declared a world UNESCO heritage site in 2013. The fort’s architecture is a fusion of Hindu and Mughal styles creating a magnificent view inside out. An elephant ride is a must in the Amer fort. You can easily spend an entire day in this huge fort . Located on top of a hill, this place allows uninterrupted views of Jaipur city from several points within the complex, making it ideal for holding cultural events and gatherings such as music festivals. The fort’s interiors have numerous palaces, temples, and pavilions, while the outer wall has impressive gateways and massive ramparts. 

Shop at Johari Bazaar

Johri bazaar is the city’s most famous treasure trove of gems and jewellery. You will find lovely handicrafts and textiles if you delve deeper into the bazaar. Located near Hawa mahal, the Bazar is the best place to shop for traditional, folk, and handicraft items of Rajasthan. This is the best place to buy Jaipuri kurtas, hand-embroidered fabric, leather bags, jewellery, and amazing wooden handicraft items.

Hot air balloon ride

Things to do in Jaipur

The beautiful pink city is home to numerous royal palaces, monuments, and historical stories. Including a hot air balloon ride in your Jaipur trip is a cherry on the cake! Get a bird’s eye view of the Amer fort, Nahargarh fort, and other palaces by flying an air balloon. You can easily book the ride from any agency offline or online. Time to get your bucket list done! 

Eat at Hawa Mahal restaurant

You can’t leave Jaipur without trying the sweet and spicy Rajasthani biryani, especially at Hawa Mahal restaurant. The cuisine of Rajasthan is popular for its unique mix of Mughlai, Arabic, Central Asian and Indian cuisines. The food here is tasty, spicy and full of flavour. And we love everything from appetizers to desserts!A photo of Hawa mahal restaurant

Rajasthani museum

Rajasthani Museum

The museum’s collection spans a long period of history (10th to 19th century) and houses many rare artifacts belonging to the rulers of the past. The library contains some 600 documents that are invaluable testaments of medieval India. Besides the museum, there is an exhibition hall and a souvenir shop.  

Stay at palace hotels

The beauty of Jaipur is that it is a town that is not just beautiful but also has a bang for your buck. There are no luxury hotels or 5-star lodges to be seen in this city, but the accommodation offered here is decent. There are many budget accommodations available in the city, and you can find one that suits your needs and budget within a few hours of walking around. Best part? Many of these hotels/guest houses are inexpensive as they’re located in out-of-the-way neighbourhoods, which means you won’t be plagued with tourists crowding your quiet neighbourhood.

Conclusion:

Jaipur, the Pink City, is a city that has preserved its rich heritage, culture and history. It is full of cultural heritage, mesmerizing forts and palaces, old architecture and beautiful landscapes. 

Jaipur is a perfect blend of the romance of the old world and modern comfort and is a must-visit destination. Even if you’re not into history, you’ll love the leisurely pace of life in the Pink City. Just visit Jaipur once, and by the time you leave this wonderful place, you will have fallen in love with the city’s heart-warming smile and will definitely be coming back for more! Book your tickets to Jaipur with zingbus to experience the best royal travelling. Visit our website or download the app now!

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