A compelling trip that calls out to every traveller exploring the north of India is the Golden Triangle. It is a well frequented travel route connecting the cities of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The Pink City—Jaipur is located on the south western tip of this triangle. Named after its founder—Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II—Jaipur is recognised as one of the oldest, most well planned cities in the country. The proud locals opine that ‘it’s impossible to lose your way in Jaipur’.
Best described as a regal, majestic, and colourful city, soaked in culture, tradition, and history, Jaipur fascinates tourists, explorers, and historians alike. Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, Albert Hall Museum, Johri Bazar, and countless other places of interest attract millions of tourists to this city every year.read more
Luxury and Comfort Combined
When you are in the Pink City, the best choice of accommodation would be boutique stays. They are way more comfortable and convenient than conventional hotels. Unlike hotels which are all cut from the same cloth, each boutique stay has a unique atmosphere and décor. The offerings are spacious, the service is personalised, and details are paid attention to. They offer all the luxury and comfort you desire within your chosen budget. Prices start as low as INR 1,995 for offerings of single bedroom and go up to INR 80,000 for offerings of entire homes, some of which can accommodate over thirty guests.
Boutique stay accommodations boast aesthetic design and décor, and range from ethnic and traditional to contemporary and modern. Traditionally designed, these stays have an old world charm that’s reflected in their high ceilings, decorative chandeliers, carved archways, Moorish multifoil windows, and jharokas. The floors and walls often have intricate patterns and designs, and the furniture is ornate. You may even spot an antique collector’s item here or there. The modern Jaipur boutique stays don’t disappoint either. They feature chic architecture, straight lines, and muted monochromatic layouts that please the eye. Understated pieces of furniture help add a touch of sophistication. The soft furnishings are plush, cushy, and comfortable.
Now that you’ve decided to book a boutique stay property, let’s take a look at the locations you can choose from. Bani Park, Raja Park, M.I.Road, Nirman Nagar, Sindhi Camp, Station Road, Civil Lines, Moti Doongri, Sen Colony, Shubash Nagar, Shyam Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, and Jawahar Nagar offer a variety of boutique accommodations. You can take your pick depending on the purpose of your visit.
Sightsee, Shop, Gorge, and Celebrate!
Where to sightsee in Jaipur?
Sightseeing in Jaipur is an awe-inspiring experience. If you are a lover of history, don’t miss out on visiting famous monuments such as Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, and Jaigarh Fort. If museums fascinate you, you will be spoilt for choice in Jaipur. Visit the Albert Hall Museum, Dolls Museum, Government Central Museum, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and City Palace Musuem. For those looking to visit temples, Jaipur is home to Birla Mandir, Govind Ji Temple, and Moti Doongri Temple, among others.
Where to shop in Jaipur?
If you travel to shop, Jaipur has plenty of retail therapy spots. Shop till you drop at Johari Bazaar, M.I.Road, Krishnapol Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Chandpole Bazaar, and Tripolia Bazaar. Jaipur is renowned for its handicrafts, and you can find intricate jewellery—especially thewa and kundan—gemstones, and silver trinkets. Jaipur’s block printing and tie-and-dye designs on fabrics are also very famous. Carpets, rugs, and even leather articles find plenty of buyers.
What to eat in Jaipur?
The Rajasthani people take pride in their cuisine, and Jaipur is sure to delight every food lover. Treat yourself to the specialties of Rajasthan—dal baati churma, ker sangri, bajra khichdi, gatte ki sabzi, and Rajasthani kadhi. Laal maas is another delicacy prepared using game meat. If you have a sweet tooth, you have to try the ghewar.
Best time to visit Jaipur
The best time to visit this city is between October and March. The festivals in Jaipur are colourful and vibrant, and an experience every traveller should have! The Kite festival is held in January and the Elephant festival in February or March (according to the lunar calendar). Book lovers flock to the city for the Jaipur Literature Festival in January. The city has something special to offer every traveller arriving here, and promises to be a memorable affair!