Guide to the City of Jaipur
Visiting Jaipur, Rajasthan, can be done for a variety
of purposes and these could be sightseeing, romantic
getaways, honeymoon and sometimes, people also go out
for official meetings. In Jaipur, it wouldn't go without
saying that there are plenty of sightseeing places
starting from the legacies of maharajas and kings, who
have built architectural marvels in large forts and
palaces. Each place of these architectural marvels will
be ever etched in the minds of people. Some of these
palaces have been converted to designer and boutique
Jaipur Tourist Spots
Forts & Palaces:
The City Palace, Hawa Hahal - The palace of winds,
Albert Hall Museum, Jal Mahal , Amber Palace and Fort
complex, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort.
Shopping in Jaipur
Johari Bazar: Real and artificial jewelry, tie and
Tripolia Bazar and Chaura Rasta: textiles, utensils, ironware, lac bangles and trinkets
Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar: Textiles, souvenirs, local perfumes and shoes made of camel skin.
Mirza Ismial Road (MI. Road): Large number of emporia selling a variety of goods ranging from jewellery and brass work to textiles, to blue pottery, to woodwork, etc.
Achrol House, Subhash Chowk: Carpets
Khajano Ka Rasta: Marble carving etc
Sanganer: Block printing, hand-made paper and blue pottery
Popular Pubs & Bar in Jaipur
Geoffrey's Hotel Park Prime, C-59, Prithviraj
Road C-Scheme, Jaipur
The Pub at the Park Plaza Hotel is one of the classiest place in Jaipur. Enjoy your drinks and food as you listen to the soothing music that is played in this bar.
100% Rock Hotel Shikha, C-scheme, Jaipur
One of the most happening places in Jaipur, serving the best in drinks and delicious international cuisines. Also one of the most abffordable.
Fireball Ramada Hotel, Avenue 1, Govind Marg, Raja Park, Jaipur
The Fireball offers scrumptious meals, refreshing drinks and a lively ambience. It is one of the most happening nightlife places of the city and a must visit for those who love to dance.
What to Eat in Jaipur
Dal Batti Churma - Recognised as a Rajasthan
specialty, Dal-batti-churma, is a wholesome Rajasthani
meal. Dal, or lentil curry, is served with Bhatti, a
roundel of stuffed flour that's baked in a charcoal fire
or oven. Choorma is a sweet dish made with flour,
jaggery or sugar and ghee. Bhatti comes in varieties
acts as a substitute for rotis. You could opt for plain
batti, or try the more exotic masala, dry fruit or missi
battis. Batti is made out of wheat, flour, millet or a
mix of maize and wheat flour, with loads of ghee. There
is also an unending variety in churma - the colour of
which depends on the ingredients. To relish
Dal-bhatti-churma at a nominal expense, check out the
dhabas near Sindhi Camp (Central) Bus Stand.
Mawa Kachori - A kachori filled with mawa and sugar syrup, this delicacy is not to be missed. It is available at all sweet shops. In Jaipur, try famous sweet shops such as Rawat sweets and Kanji sweets near the bus stand and at LMB, Johri Bazar.
Ghewar - A deep-fried sweet dish, Ghewar is in great demand during festivals such as Gangaur and Teej. It comes in varieties such as plain, desi ghee and mawa. The best shops for this are LMB at Johri Bazar and Rawat Sweets.
Mirchi Bada - Sharing prime spot with samosas and kachoris in the snack market are Mirchi Badas - green chillies dunked in besan and deep fried. You can even find vendors selling these on makeshift handcarts by the roadside.
Rajasthani Subji - Gatte ki subji, Rajasthani curry, Mangori, Pakodi and Ker Sangari, the traditional subjis, are part of the daily meals here. A papad - plain or masala - is a must to sum up meals, as a tradition in Rajasthan.
Chapati/Roti - What is interesting about Rajasthan is the variety of rotis one gets, even in the smallest eating place. Bajre Ki Roti, Makki Ki Roti, Jau-Channa Ki Roti, Besan Ki Roti, Cheelra, Paratha, Puri, Methi Puri, Rumali Roti... the list is endless.
Jaipur has a variable climate.
Summers: 35 to 41 degrees C from April to July
Winters: 8.0 to 22.0 degrees C from Dec to Feb
Rainy season: August to September
Festive Season: September to December
Indian Railway: Connects
Jaipur from all major cities of India.
It takes less than 5 hours from New
Delhi by Double Decker train.
Road: Jaipur is connected to Delhi by 6 lane National Highway with a distance of 281 Kms. Drive time is approx 5 hours.
International Airport: Of Jaipur is just 10kms from city and is connected to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Udaipur. International Connectivity: Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat and London Heathrow
To completely experience Jaipur you
need atleast 3 days of stay
Important places to Visit: Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Zoo, Albert Hall Museum, Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, Science Park.
SHOPPING IN JAIPUR
Jaipur is a paradise for shopping handicrafts and handmade colorful bed-sheets, pillow covers and a variety of hangings .
EATS IN JAIPUR
Your tour is not complete if you miss eating the famous Dal Bhati Churma, Pyaz ke Cachori and Delicious Lassi. .
MUST VISIT FORTS
Do visit Amber Fort and Palace, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. You will need one full day to complete these forts.