Jaipur- An Overview: Established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1927, the pink city of India is a city of sparkling colors, vibrant markets, affluent heritage, scorching days and chilly nights. The royal city Jaipur has a fascinating land with an ever inspiring musical, cultural and artistic backdrop. There an irressistible attraction in the place that draws an outstanding tourist population to the city with flights to jaipur from different parts of the world. If you too are planning to give it a shot, take a look on what to grab first for a wholesome experience here.

The place is in close proximity with national capital Delhi, and has a superb connectivity with all means of transport. This multi-dimensional city is flocked by people much around weekends with troops from Delhi, Gurgaon or other neighbouring states boarding the land for especially for shopping and leisurely extravagances.

How to Reach

1.      By Air: There are direct flights to Jaipur from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Udaipur and Jodhpur. The Sanganer Airport at Jaipur is just about 12 km from the city centre. There are Taxi’s available right at the airport.

2.      By Rail: Regular express, superfast rail service connects Jaipur to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Agra, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, etc. Also, there is a daily Shatabdi service to Jaipur from Delhi. One can get book tickets online too.

3.      By Road: Jaipur is well connected by road to Delhi (260 km), Agra (250 km), Jodhpur (330 km), Udaipur (400 km), Bikaner (330 km) and Pushkar (145 km).

The place serves as the gateway for tourists travelling through Rajasthan.

Where to Stay

1.      Budget Hotels under $50: LMB Hotel, RTDC Teej, Hotel Maurya, Hotel Blue Bird, Polo Victory, Khasa Kothi, KK Royal Days, Ashok Jaipur, The Wall Street, etc are located around the Bus Stand and Railwaiy Station and cost under $50.   

2.      Luxury Hotels: Rambagh Palace, Jai Mahal Palace, Raj Mahal Palace, Raj Vilas Palace, Shiv Vilas, Trident and the Le Meridian are hotels that make the guests relive the luxurious princely lives. One can reach any one these hotels conveniently with cheap flight tickets to jaipur.

What to Spot

1.      Heritage: Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nagargarh Fort are three must visit palaces. Jal Mahal, , Hawa Mahal, Monkey Temple or Galta Temple, 

2.      Temples: Govind Dev Ji, Moti Doongri, Birla Temple, Sheetla Mata Temple, Chooligiri Temple are the much revered religious places in Jaipur.

3.      Museums: Albery Hall,  City Palace Museum, Dolls Museum, Birla Planetarium, Gaitore Chaatris

4.      Markets: M.I. Road,  Bapu Bazaar, Johri Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chaupar, Raja Park

5.      Gardens: Kanak Vrindavan Garden, Jai Niwas Garden, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Ram Niwas Bagh and Vidyaghar Garden

What to Eat                          

There are certain food articles that you cannot afford to miss on a trip to Jaipur. The key to get best of these mouth watering Rajasthani delicacies is to eat it at the place much admired for the preperation.

1.      Dal Bati Churma - Rawat

2.      Keema Bati - Handi and Spice Court

3.      Pyaaz Kachori & Mawa Kachori - Rawat

4.       Laal Maas (a spicy mutton curry) - Saffron Marriot & Spice Court

5.      Ghewar – LMB / BMB/ Sodhani

6.      Gatta Curry – Niros/ Natraj

7.      Galauti Kebabs – Saffron, Mariot

8.      Grilled Kebabs & Indian Main Course – Barbeque Nation & Spice

What to Buy- Jaipur is a treasure trove for shoppers. With a specilaized market for every different item, shopping in Jaipur becomes all the more fascinating.

1.      Self: Lac Chura, Kundan Jewellery, tie & dye fabric, mojari (the local shoe)

2.      Home Interior: Exotic blue pottery, batik painting and block printed textiles, sandal wood carving items, stone carvings, traditional wood furniture    

3.      Home Furnishing: Quilts & Beddings

Where to Hangout

1.      Chowki Dhani

2.      Raj Mandir

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