Are you someone who is planning a trip to Rajasthan but is sceptical as to which city to visit? Then, don’t worry because you have landed at the right place!
It is believed that if you haven’t visited the capital (Jaipur) then you haven’t tasted the true essence of Rajput culture. And if you are someone just like us who is a sucker for art, literature, beauty and history, then Jaipur is the perfect city for you to visit in Rajasthan.
Jaipur which is popularly deemed as The Pink City is famous for its rich cultural and historic heritage. The winter months (from September to February) are considered the most favorable months to visit Rajasthan. Though the entire Jaipur gives a true flavor of Rajasthani culture, some places are without a doubt a true archaeological treasure and cultural hub.
The first place that tops our list and must top everybody else’s list too should be City Palace. Wondering why? Let’s find out. The City Palace which is still a home to Jaipur’s royal family takes you into a different world altogether. Yes, you read it right. You can be a real life spectator to their way of living and the true Rajasthani heritage. The actual royal family still resides here. This magical palace is located opposite Hawa Mahal in Gangori Bazar. It is an experience too good and too unique to be missed.
If you don’t have time but still want to see the entire Jaipur, then Nahargarh Fort is the place for you. This majestic beauty is located on the edge of the Aravalli hills. The birds eye view of Jaipur that you must have seen in movies like Jodha Akbar and Rang De Basanti were shot at this massive historical heritage. Though the view is beautiful at all times of the day, we would suggest you visit this place either at sunrise or at sunset if you truly want to register its beauty in your heart.
Next on the list is Amer Fort. This fort again gives you one of the best sunset views in the entire city. This architectural beauty is located in Amber, a town which is eleven kilometers from main Jaipur city. You can take an elephant ride to reach the main area of the fort. This experience will surely act as an instant energy boost and will refresh your body and mind. Also do not miss the chance of spending some quality time here as it will remove all your tiredness from a long day’s roam.
Bazaars of Jaipur
Now that you have seen the actual forts and palaces of Jaipur, it’s time to feel and look like a royal too. Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar and Maharani market are three such bazaars which will surely turn you into a royal. From mojaris to aesthetic bangles, from rajasthani lehengas, jewellery to home decor, this place is full of aesthetic and unique pieces.
Rawat Mishthan Bhandar and Tapri Central
Now that you have travelled so much, it is time to satiate your taste buds. And Rawat Mishthan Bhandar located at the Station road is the perfect place to satiate your taste buds. Trust us when we say this, your soul will truly thank you after you treat it with some onion and potato kachoris.
Next we come to the Tapri Central. This place is a true paradise for all the tea lovers out there. And even if you are not a tea-lover then don’t worry! The vibe and charm of this place will surely turn you into one. The place has a gamut of tea options. The common ones are- The aesthetics and the vibe of this place are on point. One unusual and fascinating thing that distinguishes Tapri Central from other tea joints is that it offers a packet of Parle-G with its fifty types of teas.. Not just the tea but the view from this place is sure to take your heart away.
Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre
Last but not the least, save your time for a very rich and exquisite art experience. The Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre which is located on the Amer Road is the only place where the local artisans of Rajasthan have tried to preserve this ancient art. It is popularly believed that this art was introduced in the city by Maharaja Siwai Singh. He was the architect of this beautiful cultural heritage. This Blue Pottery Art on the other hand was quite famous during the Mughal Rule.
The Blue Pottery Art which draws its roots from Persia can only be found in Jaipur. The primary materials used in creating these iconic art pieces are- Multani Clay, Quartz Powder, Katira Gum, and Glass Powder.
You can even avail the benefit of learning this exquisite Blue Pottery Art by taking live workshops offered by the local artisans. Interesting, isn’t it?