Jaipur Travel Guide
Suvarna is a multi-cuisine restaurant located in Rambagh.
LMB, or Lakshmi Misthaan Bhandaar, serves Rajasthan on a plate, complete with their famous ghewar.
Copper Chimney (multi-cuisine – near to GPO) has a bargain for any course for Rs 200-Rs 250 per person (vegetarian or non-vegetarian).
The Ganapati Plaza has a Pizza Hut (Tel: 388 627 for free home delivery) Drive out to Tonk Road for a taste of true Rajasthan, replete with heat and dust.
Choki Dhani is a Punjabi dish (22 km out of the city). It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get a table and enjoy a typical vegetarian lunch filled with desi ghee. You may also embark on a camel ride (recommended before lunch or supper!) or enjoy folk performances while you’re there.
Jaipur is known for its lacquer jewellery, which is coated with enamel and adorned with kundan. Lacquer jewellery is sold in Jaipur. Tourists are also drawn to valuable and semi-precious stones such as garnets, emeralds, rubies, topaz, and amethyst. Jaipur is known for tie-dye work on silk and crepe, as well as Sanganer block designs.
Sanganer village’s large and small block and screen printers make some of the best hand-printed textiles. In the hamlet or at any shop in the Pink City, you may buy Sanganer bed linen, table linen, and clothing material in a variety of materials. At Anokhi, you can also get ethnic block prints.
Traditional Rajasthani crafts are available at Crafts Impression, 17 Civil Lines. You should certainly go to Khadi Ghar and Rajasthali to look around.
Don’t miss out on the Jaipur blue ceramics while you’re in Sanganer. The old rule of thumb for negotiating at roadside vendors still applies. As a result, you’ll be able to make some fantastic purchases. Also famous is the Jaipuri razai.
In the months of April and March, the Gangaur fair, devoted to the Goddess Gauri, is held. There is a great deal of singing, dancing, and processions with brightly coloured costumes.
The Elephant Festival, which takes place in March, is spectacular, with games of elephant polo and tug-of-war between the elephants and the men. Teej Fair, held in July-August, is a swing festival held during the monsoon season.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY LOCATION
Jaipur is located in the midst of the Thar Desert in northwest India, 262-km southwest of Delhi, and is encircled by the rugged Aravalli range in a peninsular manner.
How to Get There
By air, Jaipur is well linked to all of India’s main cities. From Delhi and Mumbai, IA and Jet Airways provide daily flights. Calcutta-based IA also flies in three times a week. From Mumbai, Sahara offers daily flights.
Sanganer Airport is 12 kilometres from the city. Taxis and autorickshaws cost between Rs 150 and Rs 300.
From Delhi, the Shatabdi Express and the Pink City Express arrive. Calcutta and Mumbai trains also arrive. The railway station is located in the middle of the city. There are taxis and rickshaws available.
Throughout the year, Jaipur has a warm to hot climate. Summer temperatures vary from 30°C to 46°C, while winter temperatures range from 7°C to 27°C.
Places to Visit in JAIPUR
The City Palace is located in the heart of the city.
The erstwhile royal home, constructed in a combination of Rajasthani and Mughal styles, is located in the middle of the ancient city. The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns adorned with floral designs in gold and coloured stones. The entrance is guarded by two marble elephants. Guides are retainers whose families have served centuries of emperors. The Palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury, including swords of various shapes and sizes with chased handles, some of which are inlaid with enamel and embellished with jewels, and encased in magnificent scabbards, as well as Mughal and Rajput costumes and armoury. The palace also features an art gallery, which has a great collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal mementos, and rare astronomical books in Arabic, Persian, Latin, and Sanskrit, which were bought by Sawai Jai Singh II in order to study astronomy in depth. The palace is located inside the city boundaries and is easily accessible by car.
Hawa Mahal is a palace in Delhi, India.
The Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, was built in 1799 and is a prominent Rajput monument. This five-story structure, located on the ancient city’s main street, is adorned with semi-octagonal and finely honey combed sandstone windows. The monument was built with the intention of allowing women of the royal household to see daily life and royal processions throughout the city.
For seven centuries, Amer or Amber was the capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs in the mediaeval state of Dhundhar. This is one of India’s most famous tourist attractions in the peak season, with a train of colourfully adorned elephants strolling up and down the ramp. A stunning view of the hilltop palace may be seen from the side of the main road. The Mughal influence may be seen in the Palace and the Jaigarh Fort.
Raja Man Singh erected a stunning complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens, and temples over the course of roughly two centuries, and it now stands in a splendid form. Only a steep route leads up to the royal complex, which rises suddenly from the calm waters of Maotha Lake. Tourists often go by elephant to the Singh Pol and Jaleb Chowk. From one end of the chowk, two flights of steps rise, one going to the Shila Mata Temple and the other to the royal complex. Raja Man Singh transported the patron goddess’s image from Jessore in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) to be put here and adored by thousands of devotees. The front courtyard is dominated by a stunning pillared hall—Diwan-e-Aam—and a two storeyed painted gateway—Ganesh Pole. Beyond the corridors is an attractive Charbag-style miniature garden with Sukh Niwas to the right and Jas Mandir to the left. The latter mixes Mughal and Rajput construction, as seen by the delicately carved Jali screens, exquisite mirror and stuccowork, and painted and carved dadoes in its lovely interior. The Mohan Bari or Kesar Kyari at the Maotha Lake’s centre and the Dilaram Bagh at its north end give a wonderful perspective of the palaces above
Jantar Mantar is a Hindu temple in Delhi, India.
BM Birla Planetarium is a planetarium in New Delhi, India.
With its contemporary computerised projection system, the Planetarium provides unique audio-visual education and pleasure. Concessions are offered for school groups. Every month on the final Wednesday, it is closed.
Temple of Govind Devji
Beyond the gardens, among low hills, temples, this is one of the old pilgrimage centres. It’s a lovely site with pavilions and holy kunds (natural springs and reservoirs), as well as a verdant environment. Diwan Kriparam constructed a tiny temple to the Sun God on the tallest hill, which is visible from all sections of the city.
JAISINGHPURA KHOR is located 12 kilometres off Amer Road. It is one of the Meena tribe’s towns, including a powerful fort, a Jain temple, and a steep well located in verdant environs. MADOGARH-TUNGA – Tunga, about 40 kilometres away on the Bassi-Lalsot Agra Road, was the site of a major fight between Jaipur troops and the Marathas. The fort is surrounded by magnificent mango groves.
The Albert Hall Museum is a museum in London.
It was established as a famine relief effort by Sawai Ram Singh II in 1868 A.D. and features a beautiful, wide park with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarium, a museum, and a popular sports area. The Albert Hall, designed by Sir Swinton Jacob and including an outstanding collection of sculptures, paintings, ornamental items, natural history specimens, an Egyptian mummy, and the famed Persian carpet, was inaugurated later. To encourage cultural activities, the Rabindranath Manch was recently added, which includes an auditorium, a contemporary art gallery, and an open-air theatre.
Sanganer is 12 kilometres from Jaipur city and is situated on the Tonk route. Sanganer contains wonderfully carved Jain temples in addition to its destroyed mansions. The settlement can only be reached through the remains of two tripolias (Triple gateways). The town is a major hub for the crafts sector, and its block and screen printers make some of the best hand-printed textiles. This fabric is well-liked both in the United States and overseas. Apart from Jaipur, it is well linked by road to other cities.
Samode is located 40 kilometres northwest of Jaipur. The lovely Samode Palace, which has been repaired and remodelled, is a superb example of Rajput haveli construction and is a great place to get up with friends.
Nahargarh (Tiger Fort) is a floodlit fort that overlooks Jaipur from a steep hill to the north. Jai Singh erected the fort in 1734, and it was expanded in 1868. A 9-kilometer road leads up through the hills from Jaipur, and a zigzagging 2-kilometer walk leads from the ancient city’s north-west corner to the fort. The breathtaking vista is well worth the effort. The Madhavendra Bhavan, which houses the nine rooms of Maharaja Ram Singh’s nine wives, is located inside the fort. The apartments are connected by a tangle of passageways and include bathrooms and cooking herths, as well as some beautiful paintings.
Garden of Sisodia Rani
The small ravine at the southeastern part of the walled city, along the route to Agra, is dotted with beautifully groomed gardens set out by monarchs and courtiers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Sisodia Rani Garden is a multi-level garden featuring fountains, a water channel, painted pavilions, and living room suites. Vidyadhar-ka-Bagh, for example, is the finest maintained, with shaded trees, running water, and an open pavilion. Vidyadhar, the city planner, designed and constructed it.