Rajputs (residents of Rajasthan) give great importance to impeccable hospitality. Guests are treated like royalty, and with the backdrop of palaces and forts around Jaipur, it’s not difficult to get into the act.
Colour, music, and royalty make up the Jaipur experience. It’s really easy to see why Jaipur is called the ‘pink city.’ The exterior of most houses are painted pink and a view from the top shows off this spectacular similarity. Put on your royal robes while sitting on elephant back to explore the well preserved Amber Fort. Here, you can marvel at the sandstone and marble walls or stare at an exquisite room filled with hundreds of mirrors. Turn into demure royalty at the Hawa Mahal, a place that allowed queens to look at the world passing by, without being seen. Switch to your inquisitive side while exploring Jantar Mantar, a fascinating complex filled with astronomical instruments. There are fourteen simple but brilliant geometric devices here that can measure time, predict an eclipse, and track stars
Local bazaars are explosions of colour and culture. A slow walk through these busy streets will take you through collections of handmade textiles, bright bangles, mirrored wall hanging, and the famous cozy quilts. Spend some time here to be able to take home a bit of Jaipur.