10 Best Things to do in Jaipur 2020 – The Royal Pink City
Check out the 10 Best Things to do in Jaipur. The Royal city of the Rajputs, in Rajasthan, also called the Pink City of India is one of the Best Places to visit in India. So, without further delay let me walk you through the Top things to do when in Jaipur.
So, last month I was reading a Things to do in Jaipur Blog, and it was then, that I found myself strangely attracted to this city. Things to do in Jaipur are mostly that related to the royal history of India as it’s the Capital of the princely state of Rajasthan. However, your trip to Jaipur is seriously incomplete without taking that Majestic camel ride, tasting the Spicy Rajasthani cuisine, and watching the adorable Puppet shows! The weather in Jaipur is that of extremes. It’s extremely hot in the summer months and very cold in the Winters. However, December-January is the best time to visit Jaipur.
Shopping in Jaipur is a unique experience, and it is one of the fun things to do in Jaipur alone or with your friends. So, let’s read about the Top Things to do in Pink City.
Best Things to do in Jaipur
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#1. Cycle through Nahargarh Fort
Cycling through Nahargarh Fort is like Cycling amidst the history of the Royal Pink City of the Rajputs. Soak in the country’s glorious past in this 3-hour journey and shop unusual gifts and souvenirs on your way. Cycling through Nahargarh Fort is one of the most Offbeat things to do in Jaipur according to me. I really had a great time cycling in Jaipur.
#2. Relax in front of Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the most beautiful Palaces in Jaipur. Taking a Camel ride around this gorgeous palace will be one of kind experience for you. Riding on the Camelback, on the banks of Man Sagar Lake, is definitely going to be that ideal experience for you in Jaipur which will give you the feeling of the true royal culture of the city of Jaipur
#3. Explore the Royal History at Amber Fort
Amber Fort is in the city of Amer, which is 11Km from Jaipur, is one of the best tourist places in Jaipur. Visiting the Amber Fort at night will leave you totally enthralled! The Yellow lights of the Palace shimmer like diamonds underneath the blue sky. Overlooking the Maota Lake, which has Kesar Kyari (Garden of Saffron) in it, Amber Fort witnesses a heavy amount of footfall every day. Although the Night trip is a bit costly, it is still, one of the top attractions in Jaipur at Night. Especially, do not miss out on the sounds and Night show at night at Maota Lake, in front of Amer Fort.
#4. Witness the Strength of the Royal Army at Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort (Victory Fort) overlooks the Amer Fort and is popular for the Jaivana Cannon. This Giant-sized Canon was manufactured in the year 1720 and was the largest Canons on Wheels of the Early Modern Era. The Beautiful Charbagh Garden is also a sight to behold. The Charbagh garden is an example of the Persian style of gardens, where Gardens are divided into 4 parts. The Jaigarh Fort is situated on the Cheel Ka Teels (Hill of Eagle) on the Aravali Range and is at a height of 400m above the Amer Fort. It was primarily built to protect the Amer Fort. Witnessing the splendid beauty of the Jaigarh Fort is one of the top things to do in Jaipur.
#5. Soak in the Royal Grandeur of the City Palace
This is the Place in Jaipur where you can actually find the true amalgamation of the Mughal and Rajput Architecture. The Royal Family lives on the Top floor and the ground floor is a spectacular museum that houses Royal Clothes and weapons. Witnessing the City Palace’s Light and Sound show at night is one of the most exciting things to do in Jaipur at night.
#6. Treat yourself to Royalty at the Hawa Mahal
The Charm of the Pink City is further enhanced by the Red and Pink Sandstone work of the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Inspired from Khetri Mahal, in the state of Jhunjhunu, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh visualized and created this royal palace in the city of Jaipur. The Structure that you see in the Pictures is actually the back of the Palace. The real entrance is from behind. The five stored building is quite similar to the honeycomb of the beehive and has 953 small windows which are called Jharokhas. The idea behind the creation of the Hawa Mahal was to enable the women to observe the daily activities and festivities of the city, without being seen by the Public (Since they had to abide by the Purdah system). This is one of the best tourist places in Jaipur.
#7. Taste Authentic Rajasthani Cuisine
For a foodie like me, tasting the Spicy and delectable Rajasthani Cuisine is unabashedly one of the best things to do in Jaipur. When we talk about Rajasthani food, Dal Bati Churma, Ker Sangri, Mirchi Bada, Aloo Pyaz ki sabzi, Missi Roti, Lahsun Ki Chutney, and Laal Maans, are some of the most famous food of Rajasthan. It’s spicy, it’s tangy and it’s special. And it’s spicy for a reason. The spicy food acts as a blood thinner in the hot and dry desert climate of Jaipur and prevents you from a lot of diseases. And the Rajasthani Sweets list sees some of the popular Indian Sweets Recipes like the Rajasthani Ghevar, Atta Ladoo, Balushahi, Gulkand Kaja Jamun, Hare Chane Ka Halwa, and Barfi. Visit 1135 AD and treat yourself to some royalty and eat lie the Maharajas.
#8. Shop till you drop
Shopping at Jaipur takes you through a world of things. You can shop at the Johari Bazaar the best Jewellery in Rajasthan. While if you are shopping at Bapu Bazaar you must buy the Lac Bangles. The Nehru Bazaar in Jaipur is the best place to buy Mojris (Rajasthani shoes). From Chandpol Bazaar you can pick up marble sculptures and from Mirza Ismail Road, you can pick up handicrafts.
#9. Catch a Jaipur Kathputli Show or Puppet Show
Jaipur Kathputli show or Puppet Show can be described as the best way to take a sneak peek into the culture of Rajasthan. The Wooden Puppets, are decorated in Rajasthani Clothes and Played to the beats of Traditional Indian Instruments like the Ektara, Sarangi, and Ghungroos. The shows are held near the Hawa Mahal and they talk about the folklore of the land. Watching the Puppet dance to Rhythmic Music is the best way to create loving Memories with your girlfriend and is definitely one of the most romantic things to do in Jaipur with a Girlfriend.
#10. Catch a Movie at Raj Mandir Cinemas
Entering into Raj Mandir Cinema Hall on the Bhagwan Das Road will definitely make you want to stay there all through the day. This impressive cinema hall has got Meringue Interiors and Lavish Opulent architecture, which makes watching a movie here an incredible experience. Pride of the Pink City, Raj Mandir Cinema sees a heavy amount of footfall every day and watching a movie with the locals, hooting for their favorite Bollywood stars, is one of the best things to do in Jaipur this weekend.
So, this was the list of the Best Things to do in Jaipur. The places to visit and things to do in Jaipur’s list is just endless. This was my humble attempt to bring to you the most important and popular attractions in Jaipur, in the shortest way possible.
Happy Travel to you!