Jaipur is the popular city in Rajasthan which is well known for its stunning palaces, lively culture and delicious cuisines. It was founded by Jai Singh II in the year 1727.There are 2 UNESCO world heritage sites located in Jaipur. It is a popular tourist destination.
Here is the list of top 10 things to do in Jaipur:
1. Hawa Mahal:
Hawa Mahal which is otherwise known as Palace of the winds is the famous building in Jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 to match the design with rest of the city. The main aim of this is to facilitate the royal women for observing the outside world. It is the fusion of Islamic Mughal and Hindu Rajput architecture. The building is managed by the Government of Rajasthan archaeology department and very beautiful at sunrise when the rose-coloured façade bathed in the golden light of sunrise.
2. Rajasthan Thali:
The best thing you can do is to try Rajasthan Thali. Every city had there own variations of Thali. It is a collectively larger platter of food with rice, bread, vegetables, chutneys and side dishes. There will be a huge contrast between the varieties of thali available in different states. The few items are Dal Bati Churma, Off-Beat Roti, Kachori, Kadhi, 5-ingredient Dal, Gatta Saag, Wadi, Ker Sangri, Laal Maas, Gujia, Ghevar and many more.
Jaipur is the place well known for shopping where you will find clothes, traditional and authentic Rajasthani jewellery. Buying a precious stone in the Johari Bazaar, taking in Tripolia Bazaar lac jewellery, a marble statue in Chandpol shopping Bazaar and get some amazing deals on wooden souvenirs and crafts colourful Mirza Ismail Road (MI. Road). Shopping is, in fact, one of the things to do in Jaipur. You can also take Rajasthani jootis and blue pottery in Nehru Bazaar and mojari shoes and leather products at the Bapu Bazaar.
4. Jal Mahal:
Jal Mahal is also known as a water palace and is a combination of Rajsthan and Mughal architecture. It is situated on Mansagar Lake which is located in Nahargarh hill. It was built as a summer resort for the royal family and was used to host hunts ducks. However, it is impossible to stay at the palace as it is being renovated. It is a five-storied structure built in the Rajput style of architecture, with influences from the Mughal architectural style. While four of his stories remain underwater, only the story remains visible at the top, giving you the impression that the palace is floating on the lake. If you want to see this palace, plan your trip to Jaipur while travelling through the Palace on Wheels luxury train which gives you the uttermost luxury onboard the train.
5. Nahargarh Fort:
This fort is a mixture of European and Indian architecture. You can choose cycling to visit this marvellous architecture. According to local legend, Nahar Singh Rathore Bhomia was a prince who was not satisfied with the construction of this fort on his land and haunted place. Jai Singh who built the fort then eased his mind by spending strong in his name. A surprising feature of this palace is the Madhavendra Bhawan has 12 identical suites for queens. The suites have been constructed so that the Maharaja could visit one of the queen’s chambers without others discover.
Know more about the Palace on Wheels train itinerary which covers Jaipur destination in its itinerary.