Jaipur is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in India. The typical Indian culture, the good infrastructure, and the many sights make the city a nice destination as part of your journey through India. Together with the cities of Agra and Delhi, Jaipur forms ‘the golden triangle’ of India. Despite the better infrastructure, traffic can often be one big chaos with a camel here and there. Since 1853, Jaipur is also called the pink city. The entire city was then painted pink in honor of the Prince of Wales’ visit. Plan your Jaipur trip with taxi service in udaipur.
Attractions in Jaipur
One of the most striking buildings in Jaipur is the Hawa Mahal, the Wind Palace. This palace, built in 1799, has an unusually high number of windows. These were placed so that the women of Maharaja Pratap Singh could look outside without being seen. Both outside and inside the palace is beautiful.
Jantar Mantar is a collection of 18 astronomical instruments that form the largest stone observatory in the world. The astronomical buildings built in 1727 are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We seldom recommend taking a guide, but when visiting Jantar Mantar this is advisable. Without the necessary background information, it is only a number of strange objects that you do not tell much.
A special temple is the Galtaji temple, also called the Monkey Temple. Hundreds of monkeys live here. The monkeys are here to cool off in the sacred pools of the temple complex. If you would like to see the monkeys up close, a visit is worth considering. If you don’t really need this, there are nicer temples in Jaipur. The Birla Mandir temple is very beautiful to see. This is a completely white temple, which is a welcome change from other temples in the country. You quickly saw it here, but it is still nice to have a visit to this temple during your visit to Jaipur.
Other impressive buildings in Jaipur are the City Palace, which nowadays displays art, costumes and weapons, and Jal Mahal, a palace in the middle of a lake. If you want to see more possessions of the former royal family, go to Albert Hall.
The most impressive sight of Jaipur is the Amber Fort, which is also called Amer or Ajmer fort. The imposing citadel stands on a mountain, about eleven kilometers from Jaipur. Amber fort can be easily reached by bus or rickshaw. During a visit to the fort, you escape the bustle of the city. The fort already looks impressive from the outside with the red sandstone look, but the inside is even more beautiful. If you walk further up the mountain, you will arrive at Jaigarh fort. The climb is strong, but there are also golf carts. The view there is amazing, there is a giant cannon and you can walk across the great wall. You can also view all this beauty from a hot air balloon.
Bollywood movies, shopping and chilling out
For a Bollywood movie, you go to the huge, atmospheric Raj Mandir cinema. You look out your eyes! You can also shop well for souvenirs in Jaipur. There are countless colorful stores. Johari Bazaar is the largest and oldest shopping center in the city. In Central Park you can get away from the crowds and have a picnic or read a book. There are also many luxury resorts and hotels in Jaipur. In most places, you can use the swimming pool for a few hours for a fee. You can book your ride to all places in economic fare with taxi for rajasthan tour.
Spend the night in Jaipur
There are dozens of hostels located in Jaipur, many of which are incredibly fun. In terms of other accommodations, there is also plenty on offer.
Located on National Highway 11 between Jaipur and Agra is the Chand Baori. In the 8th century, this was built to serve an enormous well, to collect rainwater in the so dry Rajasthan. The well was surrounded by 3500 steps so that everyone could access the rainwater. In the 18th century, the upper part of Chand Baori was converted into a palace. Today it is primarily a special location to take a few cool photos. You can visit Chand Baori as a stopover between Jaipur and Agra, or you can take a day trip from Jaipur to this unique place.