5 Things To Do In Jaipur

All tourist destinations around the world have their own distinct characteristics; culture, heritage, way of life and significant experiences on offer, for explorers to witness. The glorious city of Jaipur is bestowed with a myriad of such places and experiences that make it stand out. It is a land where one gets an insight to the finest of everything; tradition, values, cuisines, ancient heritage and much more. We bring to you a list of, not to be missed to-dos in the exquisite city of Jaipur; to make sure one has an incredibly fulfilled trip.

1. Exploring The Heritage And History

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal – Photo by Arian Zwegers, CC BY 2.0

The majestic heritage of this city cannot be overlooked by explorers. Be it palaces, forts or museums; all of these structures are symbolic of the glorious history of this ancient land. Some of these must visit heritage spots include; The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum and more. Each of them have a unique story from the past which interests tourists and thus forms a significant part of many vacationers tour to the pink city. The impressive Rajput architecture that is central to many forts and palaces in the town is stunning to witness and one cannot help but be enthralled by the grandeur.

2. Shopping

Street Market In Jaipur

Street Market In Jaipur – Photo by Jason Rufus, CC BY 2.0

The multifaceted city of Jaipur is any shopper’s destination to be. To shop in a city like this is useful for travelers and explorers to further understand the culture, its specialties and also take away souvenirs. From delicately crafted handicrafts, to beautifully manufactured jewellery to traditional dresses, this place has something to offer to everyone. Popular destinations to shop and splurge include, Johri Bazaar for buying traditional jewellery, Tripolia Bazaar and Chaura Rasta for textiles and other ornaments, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar and more.

3. Elephant And Camel Ride

Elephant Ride

Elephant Ride – Photo by Faraz Usmani, CC BY 2.0

‘An experience of a lifetime’; an elephant or camel ride in the city is one of the most spectacular of offerings. Why walk, when one has the opportunity to explore and travel the regal way. There are several organizations offering elephant and camel ride around the famous forts and palaces to tourists in town. Animals like elephants and camels have played a pivotal role in shaping the history of the bygone era of the Indian subcontinent; and hence experiencing it gives an insight to explorers of the ancient civilization.

4. Fairs And Festivities

Diwal Festival In Jaipur

Diwal Festival In Jaipur – Photo by Marc Shandro, CC BY 2.0

The colorful city of Jaipur, certainly knows how to celebrate and keep spirits up. The several fairs and festivals held throughout the year are emblematic of just that and bring out the true essence of their timeless culture. Some of these famous fairs and festivities that shouldn’t be missed by explorers and vacationers include Teej, Gangaur festival, Elephant festival and the Camel festival. A number of fairs are also held in the pink city that showcase traditional folk dance performances; puppet shows etc. to entertain visitors. Further, one can treat themselves by gorging on authentic Rajasthani cuisine; an important element of these fairs and festivals and be delighted.

5. Explore The Glory Of Temples

Birla Temple

Birla Temple – Photo by Chris Brown, CC BY-SA 2.0

Apart from the resplendent royal heritage that the pink city has an abundance of, temples in this town further add to the charm and delight. Some old some newly constructed, each temple is special and unique and the captivating architecture is what makes them stand out and a must visit for tourists. Devoted to different Hindu gods and deities some popular temples of the city are; Govind Dev ji temple, Galtaji, Shri Kali temple, Birla Mandir or the Laxmi Narayan temple , Shila Mata temple and the Surya Mandir or Sun temple. These temples, intricately woven in strands of piousness, devotion and purity are sure to leave anyone spiritually energized.

The marvelous pink city of India is a sheer paradise for explorers. The radiant civilization and heritage of this town makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. The place is filled with distinct, alluring experiences to witness. So when in this city, one should not miss out on these remarkable adventures as it is rare to see such glory and authenticity in one single holiday destination.