A trip to the Pink City of Rajasthan is a given, especially when it is time for the Jaipur Literary Festival, which generally takes place in the month of Januray. Situated in the Aravalli hills, Jaipur is endowed with a rich and colourful history. The streets are packed with vibrant palaces at every corner, hills with imposing forts on top and beautiful lakes. When you are done with local sightseeing, Jaipur has a couple of bazars perfect for a shopaholic looking to splurge on clothes, cuisines and knick-knacks. What are you waiting for, pack your bags and head to Jaipur right away.
Reasons To Visit Jaipur
Apart from the obvious old world charm of Jaipur, there are other factors for visiting this beautiful city. This place still breathes Rajasthani heritage, and the people are very much connected to their traditions. The folklore of Rajasthan can be found at various restaurants, theatres and other places making it a true delight for people who want to spend some time away from everything contemporary.
So, when you arrive in Jaipur, the first place you should start your exploration are the historical monuments.
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The most important reason to visit Jaipur is its historic forts, palaces, museums and other heritage structures, which are some of the most visited tourist spots here. Many 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 almost every tourist. 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 venues for high profile wedding destination.
Colourful Rajasthani 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 and amass some wonderful memories to take back home.
It is also a haven for shopaholics and if you want to know where to find those multi-coloured dupattas and jootis, here is our Jaipur Shopping Guide that might help you.
Things To Eat
Ghewar is in demand during the festivals of Teej and Gangaur. Its 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. For more famous delicacies of Rajasthan, explore our Rajasthani cuisine section.
When To Go
The 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 various cities in 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 citys largest railway station. Direct trains run from major cities across India.
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