Jaipur Tourism

Jaipur is famous for

Jaipur, the very name is associated with bravery, valour and a glorious past, reminiscent of the achievements of the indomitable Rajput warriors. Jaipur is abode to magnificent palaces, splendid forts and charming architecture. A trip to Jaipur is incomplete without munching on the local Rajasthani cuisine

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Jawahar Circle

Golu Sharma
30th Dec 17

An enchanting view from nahargarh fort

An enchanting view from nahargarh fort  Video Review
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Nahargarh Fort

Kurja Rathore
20th Dec 17

A Royal Residence and A Royal Exhibition

A Royal Residence and A Royal Exhibition  Video Review
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City Palace

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799  Video Review
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Hawa Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

Hall of private audience and for royal meetings

Hall of private audience and for royal meetings  Video Review
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Diwan-e-Khas

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

Thousands of tiny mirrors are used to design this

Thousands of tiny mirrors are used to design this  Video Review
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Sheesh Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Oct 16

It was built by Ram Singh II in 1868

It was built by Ram Singh II in 1868  Video Review
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Ram Niwas Garden

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
29th Oct 16

Jaigarh Fort-wonderful view of city from the top

Jaigarh Fort-wonderful view of city from the top  Video Review
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Jaigarh Fort

Vinit test Singh
24th Jul 18

Beautiful fort - well preserved

Beautiful fort - well preserved  Video Review
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Nahargarh Fort

Akshaya Patil
26th Jan 18

Inside of Amber palace(diwan-e-khaas)

Inside of Amber palace(diwan-e-khaas)  Video Review
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Amber Fort

Saket rathi
17th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Jaipur

1Til & Jaggery Dish - Gajak
Til & Jaggery Dish - Gajak

Gajak is a winter delicacy. This is a dry sweet made of sesame seeds, groundnuts and jaggery. Sesame seeds are cooked in sugar syrup and set in thin layers, which can be stored for months. The preparation of this dish takes about 10 to 15 hours. The dough is hammered until all the sesame seeds break down and release their oils into the dough. This til and jaggery dish keeps the body warm during winter.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vinay Tyagi shares, “Mostly in Rajasthan the vegetarian food will be offers along with different kinds of delicious dishes. Here in Rajasthan the spice content is nearly high in the comparison of other Indian food, thus the food is absolutely yummy. While the time of cooking Rajasthani people use pure ghee most of the dishes. The food is well known for spicy curries and delicious sweets. The famous dishes of Rajasthan the people and tourists like the most like, Dal Bati Choorma, Ghevar, Laapasi, Besan-Chakki, Jaipur Ki Gajak etc.”

Where: Winters see a larger crowd of people thronging to Narayan Ji Gajak Wale in Johari Baazar for their gajak.

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2Bajra Ki Roti & Lasoon Chutney
Bajra Ki Roti & Lasoon Chutney

Bajra ki roti is Rajasthani in origin but it is very popular in northern region of India especially during winter season. Traditionally locals make thick bajra rotis and slowly roast over kanda (cow dung cakes) on a chulha (open cooking stove) that gives this roti a smoky flavour and serve it with homemade butter. Bajra ki roti is good to eat especially in winters with gur or with garlic chutney.

HolidayIQ Traveller Guru from Chandigarh says, “Famous Rajasthani dishes, which are extremely popular and sought-after in Jaipur include dal-bati churma, besan ka gatta, mawa kachori, pyaaz ki kachori and the famous ker sangri. Jaipur cuisine is known for its unique combination of spices.”

Where: Sri Thal Village Restaurant, in Vaishali Nagar.

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3Badam Ka Halwa
Badam Ka Halwa

A delicacy rooted in Rajasthani tradition, Badam Halwa is indispensable for celebrations of any kind. Infact, in chilly cold weather, a spoonful of the halwa keeps you warm.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anu Sindhwani says, “The major attraction that Jaipur now holds is Choki Dhani, the artificial village site created to give the tourists a flavour of Rajasthani village life. A ticket to this place costs 650 INR inclusive of food and is well worth the cost paid. From experiencing camel rides to tribal dances and magic shows, this place offers you scrumptious food, mewari food that is, dal bati, kari, rice, badam ka halwa and much more. Beware if you say you cant eat anymore the serving guys will pile you on with more and more food.”

Where: Laxmi Misthan Bhandar or LMB, is a landmark in the main Johari Bazaar, famous for its sweets.

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4Doodh Jalebi
Doodh Jalebi

Ever tried jalebis with fresh whole milk? A visit to Jaipur is incomplete if you haven’t tried this dish. Hot crispy kesar jalebis with a glass of fresh hot milk is a perfect way to keep yourself warm in a chilly winter morning.

Where: Garma Garam Doodh Jalebi at Saras Parlour in Malviya Nagar.

Read more at Forget Your New Year Resolution To Lose Weight! 8 Jaipuri Delicacies Best Enjoyed During Winter

5Jaipur Literature Festival
Jaipur Literature Festival

Why: The Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free literary festival. January marks the start of the 5-day literature gala with authors from all over the world. Nobel laureates and local language writers get together to read, debate and discuss literature at the beautiful Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital.

HolidayIQ traveller Ashwini Das talks about her experience of the Pink city. She shares, “Full of royalness and hospitality. The city has good infrastructure and nice hotels. The food is just awesome like Lalo mansh and Rajasthani thali. Local bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, pottery items, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. ”

When: 19th – 23rd January 2017 at Diggi Palace

How to get there:

  • Jaipur airport - Sanganer town

  • Closest railway station - Jaipur

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Reviews (1224)

"Maharaja's Dream and The City Of Victory!"

Sowmit nag

Sowmit nag5.0/5

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Incredible Rajasthan

Tour was awesome. Mainly November to January is the best for Rajasthan tour. Temperature will around 17-20 at night & day time 25-30 degree. We went Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Udaipur. We are travel couple . . Our Instagram Page : @bong_travelcouple. - Follow Us to know more.
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Ravi kumar jarwal

Ravi kumar jarwal5.0/5

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Awesome trip of Jaipur

Jaipur is an awesome to spend your holidays. Do check Google for hotspots. Nahargadh fort, Amber Fort, Jail Mahal, Birla temple, Moti doongri temple, World Trade Park, Jawahar Circle Garden, Central Park are some of the most to be visited places. Do try traditional Rajasthani food at Chokhi Dhani

Jaipur Overview

History of Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is also known as the ‘Pink City’. Jaipur is an enchanting historical city and was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh, the King of Amer. Also, the city of Jaipur is named after him.

During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city of Jaipur was painted pink to greet Prince Edward and Queen Victoria. Since then, Jaipur came to be known as the Pink City. The City also remains to be the gateway to India’s exuberant state of Rajasthan.

People and Culture of Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the popular tourist places in India. All year round, it is swarming with tourists from all over the world. The colourful streets, a blend of old and new Jaipur and the rich splendour cultural heritage are Jaipur’s most attractive features. The main language of Jaipur is Rajasthani but Marwari, Hindi and English are also spoken here. It has a good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture, celebrating Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Muslim and Christian festivals. Few of the main festivals of Jaipur are Gangaur festival, Teej festival, Elephant Fair, Jaipur Literature festival, Kite festival, Chhat ka Mela in Amber during Navratri.

Things to Do in Jaipur

Jaipur is abode to magnificent palaces, splendid forts and charming architectural buildings and hence there are a lot of sightseeing in Jaipur that tourists must indulge in. City Palace is one of the most popular Jaipur attractions. With a charismatic architecture, this palace has gardens, courtyards and many other important buildings that are housed in it. From places to visit in Jaipur, Amber Fort is another spectacular tourist place. The fort has a royal palace that portrays a merge of Hindu and Muslim architecture and it also depicts the lifestyle of the Rajputs.

Hawa Mahal is another one from Jaipur places to visit. This palace has honeycombed hive architecture and is built of red and pink sandstones. Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar are two other Jaipur tourist places that you must visit.

Food and Shopping in Jaipur

Apart from places to see in Jaipur, there is lots of other entertainment to catch up in Jaipur. A trip to Jaipur is incomplete without munching on the local Rajasthani cuisine. Dal Bati Churma, Ghewar, Kalakand and Bajre Ki Khichri are some of the famous dishes of Jaipur. Things to do in Jaipur include a visit to Choki Dhani- a place where you can enjoy food along with the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Chaura Rasta are some of the famous markets where you will find everything from lehengas to handicrafts to bangles and pottery. Jaipur tour is incomplete without raiding and shopping from these markets.

Accommodation in Jaipur

For transport options and figuring out how to reach Jaipur, one can opt for going by road, by flight, by bus or by train. For accommodation, one can choose to stay in budget hotels, resorts, guest houses or luxury hotels. There is no shortage of accommodation here in Jaipur. Keeping the entire list of Jaipur sightseeing in mind, plan an itinerary, book one of the hotels in Jaipur well in advance and take off to this Pink City!


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