Why Jaipur should be in your bucket-list?by Shruti Sharma Content Curator
Approximately, 6 hours away from New Delhi, located is the India’s official ‘pink city’. The pink hue of the city plays a significant role in depicting its history. However, there’s much more to the Rajputana capital than its pink buildings and splendorous structures. This city is home to many royal families. The colourful markets and chaotic streets further add to the old-world atmosphere and rustic charms.
Jaipur is replete with grand palaces and haveli that take you away from the high-rise malls and urban living. One should spend some time exploring art like learning pottery or observe the camels strolling through Jaipur’s busy streets and narrow alleys. Watching the local hawkers, vendors and shops set on both the sides of the bustling roads along with their traditional dressing style and red-tinged hue in the backdrop will take you back in time when these lands were ruled by the Kings. For the cultural shows, one can visit Chowki Dhani before heading towards the largest sundial at Jantar Mantar.
Constructed in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is a crown shaped structure located at the heart of the city. It was once the house for the royal ladies where they could save themselves from the scorching heat of summers. The windows have a honeycomb structure that does not allow people to look inside clearly. In total there were more than 900 windows to ensure proper ventilation. Not far from the Hawa Mahal, some of the best Chinese restaurants in Jaipur are located. One can enjoy a delightful meal there.
Not far from Hawa Mahal, the Amer Fort is standing tall on top of the hills. It was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 and is one of the finest attractions of Jaipur. Thanks to its beautiful location, one can witness a picture-perfect sunset from that location. Also, there are many viewpoints from where you can get an aerial view of the pink city.
When the royal family changed focused from Amer to Jaipur, the city palace was built. The architecture of this place is impressive. The inside of the palace is filled with colours and the interiors are jaw dropping. There are many beautiful exhibitions and displays inside the palace one can see.
One more thing you should not miss out on is the local cuisine of Jaipur. Indian restaurants offer great Rajasthani Thalis that you should try at least once.
Created on Oct 4th 2019 08:00. Viewed 74 times.