Jal Mahal in Jaipur
Jal Mahal. Courtesy: Ravi Shekhar for Unsplash

Jaipur: A Must Visit Destination

June 9, 2022

Jaipur, popular as the Pink City of India, is one of the most beautiful places to visit during the holidays.

Rajasthan gives colourful and traditional vibes, and Jaipur, the capital, is its perfect embodiment.

Here you can experience the true royal influence and traditional culture in every part of the city.

Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 AD and was planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

It is India's first planned city. The modern city forms one of the golden triangle's three corners, including Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

The story of why the entire city is pink is also quite interesting. When the Prince of Wales visited India, Maharaja Ram Singh painted the entire city pink since the colour symbolises hospitality and friendliness.

And so, the city is covered with soft and blushing shades that deepen as the sun sets, elevating its beauty.

Jaipur witnesses the history and culture of the Rajputana and their pride. The magnificent forts and palaces behold the history and lives of the Maharajas.

Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a monumental palace that showcases brilliant architecture consisting of carvings, mirrors, and precious stones.

Amber Fort In Jaipur

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The Sheesh Mahal is an alluring and exquisite beauty. The elegance of the fort is enhanced by the breathtaking view of Maota lake in front.

The City Palace, located in the city's centre, is still home to the royal family. One can witness the royal ambience and lifestyle of the royal family. The beauty of the palace leaves us awestruck by the splendid interiors.

Talking about Jaipur is incomplete without the mention of Hawa Mahal, literally the Palace of Winds.

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It is famous for its intricate designs of windows (Jharokhas), which also serves as an air conditioner. It is also possible to climb up to the top to experience the wonderful view of the city and bazaars.

Located in the middle of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal adds to the city's beauty with its colours and design.

There are also some rooftop cafes right in front of the Hawa Mahal. These cafes are perfect for an evening coffee, witnessing Hawa Mahal's exquisite view and experiencing its beautiful colours at sunset.

One of the ravishing sights is the Jal Mahal, built in the centre of a lake. The beautiful architecture and its reflection in the waters appeal to the eyes. But, again, it is preferable to visit during the evening as it offers scenic views.

The Patrika Gate is the most aesthetic and Instagram-worthy place to visit while in Jaipur. Elegant, intricate, and colourful architecture offers the most beautiful and eye-catching view, perfect for pictures.

Jaipur also has bustling bazaars famous for its Meenakari and silver jewellery, gems, fabric, and shoes, a treasure trove for the shoppers. Blue pottery art is the renowned craftsmanship of Jaipur

Also, Jaipur is famous for its Bandhani fabric, block print fabric, and sarees. The local markets are full of Bohemian vibes and a perfect place to find your Boho look. And needless to say, one has to savour Jaipur's street food and traditional dishes.

Jaipur's colours, aesthetics, and charm are unmatched. Every time you visit Jaipur, there will be something more to explore. It is such a beautiful city that you'll want to see more of it.


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Certainly, it epitomises the "Rangilo Rajasthan" with its palaces, culture, cuisine, markets, and many more.

So, the next time you visit Rajasthan, don't forget to capture its beauty in your heart.

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