Dressed in pink, this royal city of Rajasthan is the epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. Jaipur is the apt blend of heritage, palaces, culture and art and the flamboyance of this place can be experienced only by visiting it.
Here’s a list of not to be missed 24 things on your next Jaipur Trip. [TYW’s Handpicked Checklist]
Historical Marvels (in addition to Hawa Mahal)
1. Amber fort and palace
Source: Hoshang Singh
The main sights within the fort include the Sheesh Mahal, adorned with thousands of mirror tiles on the walls and ceiling. It’s a bit of a hike up from the town, and the touristy thing to do is to ride on an elephant to the top.
2. Jal Mahal
Source: Red Duck Post
Jal Mahal was made by the King of Amber in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. One of the most picturesque places in Jaipur.
Source: Kartik Sharma
‘Masti ki Pathshala’ from the iconic movie Rang De Basanti was shot here. Built in 1734 by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in a mix of Indian and European styles. View from the top is mesmerising. Jaipur’s first Wax Museum has also found its home here.
4. City Palace
Image Source: Prince Royal and Baron Reznik
It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings.
One of the palatial structure, Diwan-e-Khas or Hall of Private audience houses the two largest silver vessels in the world, which are duly mentioned in the Guinness book.
5. Bhangarh Fort
This warning sums it all. Only haunted place in the world, where Government prohibits entry after sunset and before sunrise. A decent 85 kms from the city.
6. Tao Experience/Moto Sport Park
Source: Tao Experience
Source: Moto Sport Park
For the adrenaline Junkie in you.
7. Cyclin Jaipur
Explore the Old city early morning: discover the city and its emblematic monuments, meet the craftsmen, cross the colorful bazaars and try the local street food in the lively backstreets!
Go areal via Skywaltz Ballon Safari and when grounded, Skywaltz Cafe it is. (Its open 24X7).
9. Central Park
5 km lush-green jogging path for the health freak in you. It also hosts country’s tallest day-and-night monumental national flag.
10. Raj Mandir
Source: Beautiful jaipur
Iconic single screen movie theatre.
Food & more
11. Tapri- Central
Tapri : Tea :: Starbucks : Coffee. Certainly the best place to have tea.
12. Chokhi Dhani
A trip to Jaipur is incomplete, without experiencing the Chokhi Dhani. The authentic Rajasthani culture at Chokhi Dhani is contagious. Soak into the folk music, relish the rajasthani cuisines and experience the rich rajasthani tradition here, raw and real.
TYW Tip: It opens at 5 pm onwards. and take a walk down to the culture gully
13. Non-Veg/ Egg Restaurants
Exactly what the name suggests. Its a take away restaurant.
TYW Tip: Other worthy suggestions would be Chicken Changezi (MM Khan Hotel), Peacock Restaurant and Spice Court
– Sanjay Restaurant
This Restaurant in Bapu Nagar is famous for its egg delicacies. The owner has participated in Masterchef India!!
TYW Tip: Try their Egg Pizza and Omelette.
Nothing beats, a glass of rich and satisfying Lassi at the Original Lassiwala.
TYW Tip: They go out of stock on or before 2 pm (mostly).
15. Bar Hopping/Clubbing
The party people in Jaipur could be traced at either of the two: The iconic ‘F-Bar’ (at Hotel Tulip) and the instafamous ‘House Of People’ (at Hotel Las Vegas). And if the idea of a roof top with a serene encounter with beer amidst fusion folk music excites you, then be at Ta’blu (at Hotel Clarks Amer).
TYW Tip: #trending
16. Saras Parlour
The most pocket friendly snacks joint in Jaipur.
TYW Tip: Coffee at ₹ 10, Ice-cream at ₹ 12, milk shakes at ₹ 20, Do we need to say more?
17. Cold Coffee/Ice-Tea
A thick flavoury cold coffee with Ice cream and chocochips at the booth No. 182 at Statue Circle and a Ice-Tea at Banna’s (Savitri Dept. Store) in C Scheme are undeniably the two most consumed drinks in Jaipur after water and milk 🙂
TYW Tip: Don’t miss them.
Rawat Misthan Bhandar makes the best Kachoris in the town. And Lakshmi Misthan Bhandar’s is famous for its Dahi Bade and Paneer Ghewar.
TYW Tip: No one can eat just one.
19. Cafe Culture
Cafe Bae | Decked Up | The Pink Moustache | Mutuals | Le Spring by IBC | Mi Casa Su Casa | The Forresta | O2 Plant Cafe | Cafe Lazy Mozo | The Floating Leaf | OTH
Nothing beats a paan shop that is open, even at mid night. Prem Paan Bhandar (Ajmeri Gate, opposite Yaadgaar) is serving paans for over 50 years.
TYW Tip: Relish the customisation.
21. Bagru Print/ Sanganeri Print/ Jaipur Rajai /Blue Pottery
Shop for Block prints/ Bagru Print/ Sanganeri Print/ Jaipur Rajai /Blue Pottery, cuz no one makes it like Jaipur does.
22. World Trade Park
For all your branded needs.
TYW Tip: Zara, Aldo and Rado, you can find it all and more here.
The most famous Bazaars of the city: Chaura Rasta | Bapu Bazaar | Johari Bazaar | Chaupad
24. Miscellaneous Shops
Cottonwear: Ratan Jaipur | Suvasa | Gulabchand | Cottons Jaipur | Anokhi
Designer: Jaipur Modern | Studio Kassa | Imperial India Company
Weddingwear: Ranas | Pratapsons | Zari
Jaipur, the way it is.