Jaipur: Top things to do and see

Pink City Jaipur

Nowadays, Jaipur is kind of a rich city due to its rapid grow mainly thanks to agriculture and the textile industry. When it comes to cities in India, Jaipur is probably the one which has to offer most when it comes to sightseeing. What to do and see there best can be read here!

  1. Visit Amber Fort Jaipur

Fort Amber Jaipur is very impressive and a huge complex! Even though the entrance fee for foreign visitors is way higher than the one for locals, Fort Amber is truly worth everyone’s time!

Amber Palace Jaipur

Different courtyards, rooms, walls and paintings make Amber Palace very special so there will be a dedicated post for it later on!

  1. Admire Birla Auditorium Jaipur

Although Birla Auditorium Jaipur is basically just a big conference hall, it is very nice going there and stopping by to admire the architecture per se.

Birla Auditorium Jaipur 4

International events and exhibitions as well as cultural programs and festivals are hosted by Birla Auditorium.

  1. Stroll around in the Pink City

Pink City is actually a very common nickname of Jaipur as its old town is uniformly colored in pink/red.

Town Hall Red City Jaipur 4

In 1876, Prince of Wales visited Jaipur so in preparation for his visit, the old town got that color! But in Jaipur, the old town has more to offer than just the color.

  1. Take a ride with a rickshaw

In India, getting from A to B with a rickshaw is nothing unusual. And let me tell you one thing: having a ride with a rickshaw is an experience for sure!

Rickshaws Jaipur

Unfortunately, this is probably not very safe, but definitely fun!

  1. Stop by at Birla Mandir Jaipur

As India is mostly Hindi, it is a must to see a Hindu temple. Birla Mandir Jaipur is one of several Birla Mandirs all around the country.

Birla Mandir Jaipur 4

Birla Mandir Jaipur is definitely somewhat an eye-catcher!

  1. Take a picture of Jal Mahal Jaipur

Literally translated, Jal Mahal means Water Palace. Considering its exposed location in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, this name is easily explained.

Jal Mahal Jaipur

Not any surprisingly, Jal Mahal Jaipur is a very touristic spot and thus be prepared for being the perfect “victim” for sellers. However, when on your way to Amber Fort, just make a short stop and get an impression of Jal Mahal Jaipur.

  1. Have fun at Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Featuring a collection of nineteenth architectural astronomical instruments, Jantar Mantar Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Admittedly, I was not able to fully comprehend how these instruments work to gain information about the stars, but impressive is Jantar Mantar for sure!

  1. Try street food

Although we were often warned about buying food on the street in India in general, I don’t understand this precaution.

Street Food Jaipur

Honestly, it is an experience to try something new although communication might sometimes be difficult. However, this is the best way to indulge in Indian culture and to get authentic food!

 

More about Jaipur can be found here!

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