Things to do in Jaipur

Light & Sound Show

Amber or Amer Fort is one of the important tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill.Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.

The well- organized evening Sound and Light Show here is a fascinating attraction of the Amber Fort, with its rocky walls provided with an energetic backdrop for the light- effects. Made exciting by repeating of the various stories and legends of the Rajput Kings attended by harmonious folk music. They tell you the story of Rajputs and explain and the attractive narration takes you through the memory lane of Amer, describing its traditions and the grand lifestyle of the royal family.

Monkey Temple

The Monkey Temple is actually a large complex of several temples surrounded by many water tanks. It is a sacred place where Hindu pilgrims come to bathe in the holy water found in these tanks, and then make offerings and pray in the temples nearby.

As the temple complex is built within a mountain pass in the Aravalli Hills and set around a natural spring, the water gets collected in these water tanks. It is considered auspicious to bathe in these water tanks, and thousands of Hindus make the pilgrimage each year, especially during the festivals of Diwali (end Oct – beg Nov) and Makar Sankranti (beg to mid Jan).

Elephant Village

Located on the outskirts of Jaipur, an elephant village in Amer is one of the most popular homes of elephants in Jaipur. Start your trip from Hotel by sedan in morning with a warm traditional Rajasthani welcome at elephant village. Here you can feed bananas or sugarcanes to elephants. Stay time with elephants understanding there language, difference between Indian and African elephants and there medication and there behaviour. After spending some time with elephants you can enjoy paintings on elephant with natural colours and then go for a ride withou saddle. Here Mahout (Elephant driver) will teach you how to ride elephants through there nose and how to ride them without saddle. In the end of activity go for the most amazing activity that is showering, scrubbing and messaging the elephants.

Shopping

Some of the best colours of the city can be seen in its markets, a fact which bears true with Jaipur as well. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur. They are located within the walled expanses of the city and are known as ‘Badi’ and ‘Chhoti Chaupar’.

If you are interested in carrying back some brass ornaments, travel to the Tripolia Bazaar, if traditional jeweler is what interests you, then Johari Bazaar is your best pick of the lot. At ‘Chandpol’ Bazaar, you can witness the city’s marble artisans put their skills to use whereas, at Kishanpol Bazaar you can shop for textiles and wooden furniture. Do not miss the ‘Sireh Deori’ Bazaar which is the prime market of the city for all your needs.

 Jaipur Monuments

Jaipur is a historical city of Rajasthan which was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in the 17th century. The Kachwaha Rajputs used to rule the places and various other nearby destinations. During their reign in Jaipur, these rulers have built many historical places in Jaipur and around it, like Amer Fort, City Palace, Gaitore, Hawa Mahal to name a few.

You can see every area of the city decorated with palaces and monuments in Jaipur and the city has its rich historical-era for which and has beautiful monuments and forts that depicts the lifestyle of the Maharajas and the Rajput Kings and their martyrdom. Jaipur is considered the most popular destination and the capital city of the state. It has been an important city of Rajasthan since many periods and due to this reason the city, it is scattered with numerous ancient monuments and among them the City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Birla Mandir, and many others. The forts and monuments in Jaipur will narrate you the story of rich past of Jaipur through their inscriptions, architecture, and beautiful paintings. So make sure you visit these places while planning holidays to Jaipur.

Nahargarh Rescue Center (Tiger Reserve)

Head out for an energizing enterprise and endeavor into the wild and witness the astounding untamed life at the Nahargarh Sanctuary. Jeep safari is another best things to do in Jaipur which will never baffle you. Witness a portion of the sublime lions that walks around the wild and experience the rush.

This asylum is a twofold treat for the photography significant others who can click a portion of the best natural life pictures. Nahargarh Sanctuary is spread more than 7. 2-sq-kms of the Nahargarh. It comprises of quartzite and stone rocks, and the vegetation of the district is enough spoken to through tropical dry deciduous and tropical thistle backwoods.

Chokhi Dhani Village

If you are looking for an entire Rajasthani cultural experience, head on over to the Chokhi Dhani. Enjoy the electrifying ambiance of this village resort where you can enjoy puppet shows, magic shows, Rajasthani folk performances, acrobatics, camel rides, elephant rides, boating and much more.

One of the best things to do in Jaipur is to enjoy the mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisines at the open-air restaurants here. This provides a perfect break from the city life where you enjoy the natural surroundings and rustic rural life.

Lassi Wala M.I. Road

This famous, much-imitated institution is a simple place that whips up fabulous, creamy lassis in clay cups. Get here early to avoid disappointment! Will the real Lassiwala please stand up? It’s the one that says ‘Shop 312’ and ‘Since 1944’, directly next to the alleyway. Imitators spread to the right as you face it.

Anokhi Museum (Amber Fort)

This little gem of a place lies partly hidden in the by-lanes near Amber Fort, and is a place not to be missed. Located in a restored haveli or palace, the museum showcases samples of the traditional art of block printing for which this region is famous, along with the culture and history that surrounds this art form. Efforts are being made to preserve this ancient and unique art through education and promotion, and artists as well as tourists are invited to dive into the variety and uniqueness of the place. Garments created using the method are available in the adjoining Anokhi store.

Panna Meena Kund (Amber Fort)

Situated near Anokhi Museum at Jaipur-Amer road, this beautiful place was constructed during sixteenth century. The place was mainly utilized as a place of social meetings. People from nearby places come here for getting water, swimming or just to hang out with their loved ones. During ancient times, this place was utilized mainly as a water protect pool. This beautiful Kund has a unique architecture and styling. This Kund was designed by a Brahmin and constructed by craftsmen and engineers.

The main fact about this place which is believed by locals is that nobody can use the same stairs to get down and go upstairs here which indicates that the same stairs can’t be utilized by the same person. This is an amazing mystery and all the visitors to this place try to do this. But the local people of this place can do this task without any problem as they are habitual to it. The place has stunning pattern of symmetrical stairs which can keep yous stunned.

Rajmandir Cinema

Rajmandir Cinema, often referred to as the ‘Pride of Asia’, is a beautiful movie theater in the city of Jaipur opened in the year 1976. Located on Bhagwan Das Road, this meringue-shaped auditorium was designed in Art Moderne style by the famous architect W.M. Namjoshi. A combination of style and opulence, and has hosted premieres of several Hindi films over the years and the first movie that was screened here was the superhit Hindi film ‘Charas’ starring Dharamendra and Hema Malini, on 1st June 1976. The moment you enter the theatre, you will be mesmerised the gorgeous meringue interiors, the high ceiling walls decorated with beautiful chandeliers and rising staircases. So, do not miss out on an opportunity of experiencing something different and visit Rajmandir Cinema while in Jaipur.

Literature Festival

Every year during the months of December to January, the entire literary community of India looks forward to only one thing and that is- Jaipur Literature Festival. One of the largest free literary fests in the country, it fills up the grounds of Diggi Palace in Jaipur with authors, readers and enthusiasts. So high is its importance in the literary circles, that it is called the ‘Kumbh Mela’ of literature.

The festival has seen many eminent speakers such as Oprah Winfrey, Orhan Pamuk and award winner like Ian MacEwan. A fest with both national and international fervor, it has a vast range of things to do while in Jaipur such as workshops, debates, author interactions and many more.

Ballooning Ride

The beautiful city of Jaipur – the capital of the state of Rajasthan – is a popular tourist destination and receives hordes of travellers from across the globe, each year. Popularly known as the Pink City, it is home to some of the most magnificent palaces and forts from the bygone era, besides several man-made lakes and temples. In recent time, adventure activities on offer here have also gained popularity among visitors. One such amazing activity is hot air ballooning at Jaipur that promises a truly mesmerising experience during which you will witness some breathtaking sights of the landscape of this spectacular region.

The excitement of flying over Amber palaces, forts and lakes during the balloon safari in Jaipur is quite special. Behold these fantastic sights and capture them in your camera to cherish later. These rides are arranged early in the morning and late afternoon as during this period the winds are quite favourable for this activity.

Camel Ride at Water Palace

 Jal Mahal is located at a distance of 6.5 kms away from Pink City. This palace is standing inside the Man Sagar Lake. The Man Sagar Lake was formed by constructing a dam between the two hills by Sawai Man Singh. Camel rides on the banks of Man Sagar Lake attract large number of tourist to come to this palace and enjoy a sightseeing view by sitting on tamed camels. Camel safari near Jal Mahal gives tourists the view of the most vibrant culture of Rajasthan and it will tilt their adventure bone towards the culture of Rajasthan. Camel riding is a great experience to explore the Jal Mahal. Riding tamed camels is quiet and peaceful as it no longer grumbles along the way. Camels slippery feet do not make any noise. You can hear the winds passing by your side.  The Mansagar Lake is also a bird watcher paradise as it serves as the home of a variety of local as well as migratory birds. Eco system of Man Sagar Lake is a favorite home for many resident and migratory birds. The Man Sagar dam is located on the eastern side of lake and it also provides a good scenic beauty to the Lake and the valley.

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