Paris of India – Jaipur “the Pink City”
Jaipur is one of the most visited destinations in India and why won’t it be, after all it is home to some of the country’s most famous attractions, including Amber fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Galta temple, Birla temple, Govind dev ji temple and Albert hall museum. Apart from all the exciting sights, the city also hosts tons of colorful events and festivals round the year. Try and coincide your trip during the Jaipur Elephant Festival, a festival showcasing the rich heritage of the city. Teej and Gangaur festival are also worth attending.
Jaipur is a bargain hunter’s paradise. Shoppers look out precious gemstones, gold and silver jewelry, bangles (lak bangles), blue pottery, clothes, and famous bedsheets of Sanganeri print and block print. Do make a point to bargain really hard. Some of the most popular markets are:-
1. Johari Bazaar: - The jeweler's market
2. Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar: - Popular for 'Mojri' footwear locally called Juti.
3. Kishanpol Bazaar: - Famous market of the city known for textiles and wooden furniture.
4. Tripolia Bazaar: - Famous for ironware, brassware and carpets.
5. Khazana Walon Ka Rasta: - known for stone carved sculptures.
Most of the shops are closed on Sunday.
A night here in Jaipur can be spend in myriad of ways, from dancing the night away in a trendy dance club to chilling out in a cool bar or watching an exciting cultural dance and drama show, the choice is plenty. While you are here, check out places like the Orca, Angara, B2B, the Rock and the Naila Bagh.
And another good option is go to Nahargarh Fort at night and watch the pleasant panoramic view of the pink city.
Tips: - Don’t forget to book your hotel in advance in Jaipur, especially if you are visiting during August, when it rains or during October to March, when the weather is pleasant . Book Cheap Air Flights from CheapOair.ca.