Jaipur- Travel Guide
A trip to Jaipur, the royalty among India’s royal cities, should be on everyone’s bucket list. Jaipur is situated in the Aravalli hills, with a rich, colorful history to speak of. The streets are packed with vibrant palaces at every corner, hills with imposing forts on top, and beautiful lakes. If you are a shopaholic, then you have to look no further than the local markets of Jaipur, with all sorts of handicrafts, cuisine and knick-knacks to fill your heart and shopping bags with. So, pack your bags and head to Jaipur now.
Why Visit Jaipur
There are numerous factors that attract visitors to Jaipur. This place still breathes Rajasthani heritage, and its people are still attached to thier traditions which attract more and more visitors every passing year. The city is famous for:
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Most important reason to visit Jaipur is the historic forts, palaces, museums and other heritage structures. These are the most visited tourist spots here. Forts like Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort are counted as some of the best fortresses in the country, while Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Umaid Bhavan and other palaces are known to everyone everywhere. There are also other interesting establishments like the Albert Hall and Jantar Mantar which are great sightseeing spots. Some of the palaces are also used as high profile wedding destination.
Colourful Rajasthan Culture
Jaipur is famous for Puppet shows, folk dance, traditional music, bandhej fabric work and traditional Rajasthani food. You must visit Jaipur to experience the culture, to amass some wonderful memories to take back home.
Things To Eat
Ghewar is in demand during the festivals of Teej and Gangaur. It’s a disc-shaped sweet deep fried in ghee, coated with melted Mawa and finally garnished with almonds and pistachios.
Possibly the most popular traditional dish of Rajasthan is daal, baati and churma. Daal is served with stuffed baati which is baked over coal or in an oven, and the churma is sweet in taste, prepared with jaggery, roasted flour, dry fruits and a mighty good amount of ghee.
When To Go
Best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March. During summers temperature rises to 45-degree celsius.
How To Reach
By Air: Jaipur International Airport is located in Sanganer, 12 km away from the city. It is connected across with India as well as an international destination.
By Road: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs air conditioned and non-air conditioned buses from nearby cities and towns.
By Train: Jaipur Junction is the city’s largest railway station. Direct trains run from major cities across India.
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