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Jaipur Tour Guide: All That You Should Know About Pink City’s Treasure!

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is very well known for its rich heritage, colorful festival, cultural wealth, textile arts, and traditional jewellery, which makes it a tourist’s One-Of-A-Kind favourite place. Jaipur is a vibrant city showcasing is the ultimate contrast between traditional and modern life together in one place.
Earlier since the 19th century, Jaipur was ruled by several Rajput Kings or Maharajas, so, their royal legacy still revolves around the city vibes and this makes it reflect the regality of Rajasthan in its real sense. Even the nickname of the city as “Pink City of India” has a historical significance that takes back to 1876, when the Prince of Wales visited India for the very first time. To welcome the king, the ruling Maharaja Jai Singh II, painted the entire city with Terracotta Pink to give it a unique appearance. Since then, the city is also known as The Pink City. Having worldwide fame in the Indian tourism industry, Jaipur is one of the most favourite tourist destinations which has everything that an ideal tourist place must-have.
Here, with the help of this Jaipur Tour Guide, you’ll be able to plan your travel itinerary in a great way. So, let’s know more about this beautiful city in this blog…

Colorful Cultures:

Jaipur is enriched with rich royal Rajputana Culture followed for years and decades in the city. These involve ethnic attires, jewels, arts, folk, music, and much more. Where traditional Rajasthani woman wears Rajputi poshak with traditional jewelry, there, on the other hand, men wear dhoti kurta along with colorful turban. The rich textile arts practiced in the city include shiny embroidery of gold, silver, zardozi, block prints, and gota patti. Authentic way of greeting people in Jaipur follows a tradition of joining hands and saying Khamma Ghani or Padharo Sa.
Vibrant festivities:

Jaipur city celebrates every Indian festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Out of all those cultural festivities, there are some of the most unique ones that are especially famous in Jaipur. These include -
Teej Festival - Teej Festivals are also known as Hartalika Teej & Hariyali Teej, celebrate at the beginning of the monsoon. Fasting, folklores, green traditional outfits, swings, and a lot more are associated with this festival.
Kite Festival – Celebrated across the country on the 14th of January, the Kite festival in Jaipur is a fiesta when the entire sky looks beautiful with colorful kites. Many kite flying challenges are taken place in the city to enjoy this celebration.
Jaipur Literature Festival - The Jaipur Literature Festival takes place in the month of January which is the world’s largest literature festival. It is a great place to learn more about literature and listen to renowned authors.
Gangaur Festival - Gangaur festival is a 16-day long celebration that brings huge enthusiasm and happiness among the people. During this festival, people worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and pray to god for the well-being of their beloved partners.
Besides all these festivals Jaipur Jewellery show, Teej, Elephant Festival, Holi Festival, are some other vibrant merriments that are celebrated in Jaipur year-round.
Culinary & Cuisines –

On a Jaipur Sightseeing Tour, you can savor the different types of food ranging from delicious Dal baati churma to gatte ki sabji, mangodi, ker-sangri, bejad-bajra roti; in sweets - ghewar, fini, mohanthal; in non-veg Lal maas is widely famous which can bring water to the mouth within its first bite. Some must-visit places to try out the lip-smacking delights like Lassi from Lassiwala, Rawat Kachori, Kheer Jalebi from DMB, Masala chay, and Handi’s laal maas.
Folk dances & arts:

Some of the most famous folk dances that are practiced and performed in Jaipur are -

Ghoomar – while performing one of the most popular folk styles of dance of ghoomar, women wear traditional poshak and jewellery.
Kalbeliya – the dance form is performed by Kalbeliya tribes wherein, women wear black skirts, and angrakhi, odhni wore on the head.
Painting – Jaipuri paintings is famous for their formal style. These are much similar to the Mughal style of paintings and portrays court settings, scenic nature, and religions.
Blue Pottery – This traditional craft of Jaipur is world-famous, it is Turko-Persian in origin. The elegant blue dye is used to color the pottery which makes it look truly stunning.

Places to visit in Jaipur:

There are several reasons to explore the Pink City which allows you to learn the glorifying history showcasing from the gigantic fortified walls of royal palaces and forts. Here’re listed a few of the most famous tourist places to visit on Jaipur Sightseeing Taxi.

Amer Fort – resting on the foothills of Aravali ranges, Amer Fort is stunningly surrounded by Maota Lake that embraces it’s by 1000 times. Being a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Amer fort was dated back to Maharaja Man Singh, located 11 km away from Jaipur city. Admire the fascinating blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural style inside the fort sheesh Mahal Diwani Khas Sukh Niwas.

Nahargarh  Fort – constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Nahargarh Fort is enclosed with Zanana and Mardana Mahal is inside the fort. It has small royal palaces that present the regal life of the bygone era. In the evening the lighted pink city is visible from the top of the fort which gives a heaven-like experience.

Jaigarh Fort – the heritage fort of Jaigarh is well-connected with both Amer and Nahargarh fort and surrounded by forest and houses the world’s largest cannon Jaivana. It is said that there is an immense treasure hidden in the fort. This mysterious Fort deserves a visit not only on Jaipur Tour but also on a Rajasthan Tour Package.

Hawa mahal - the royal palace is beautifully made up of using red and pink sandstone structures. The everlasting beauty of Hawa Mahal can easily be admired while getting around in the walled city tour. The architecture of Hawa Mahal is inspired by Lord Krishna’s crowns and it was specially made for the royal ladies to observe the daily activities in the city without being seen from the outside.

City palace - this beautiful heritage monument is a testimonial structure showcasing the ultimate blend of Mughal, European, and Rajputana style of architecture. This is located at the center of the city and was earlier the resident of the royal families, today some of its parts is reconstructed as a museum displaying the artifacts of former reign.
Along with these, some other places to visit in Jaipur include Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Jal Mahal, Abhaneri stepwell, Ramniwas Garden, Kanak Vrindavan garden, Sisodiya Rani garden, Jaipur wax Museum, Rambagh Palace, and Maharaja ki chhatri. Moreover, Jaipur is the home of many beautiful historic temples revered by pilgrims from over the country to worship god or goddesses. If you are someone having an interest in experiencing the spiritual sight of Jaipur, then some of the most beautiful places you can visit on a sightseeing trip include Galtaji Temple, Akshardham Temple, Jagat Shiromani Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Birla mandir, Khole ke Hanuman Ji, Moti Dungri Ganesh temple, Digambar Jain trample, and Iskon temple.
Things to do in Jaipur:

While getting around on a city tour, there are a lot of things and adventurous activities in which you can get indulge to enjoy your memorable city tour experience. Be it the Cycling tour in the natural vibes and morning bliss, or the exciting Leopard Safari at Jhalana Conservation Reserve, there are so many exciting experiences to relish. The nature lovers can spot exotic bird species meander around the Jal Mahal or Water Palace in its pleasant ambiance. Capture the awful Bird-eye-view of the city while enjoying the Hot air balloon ride. For enjoying trekking, Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev temple offers you an adventurous experience. Also, something that you cannot miss-out on is immersing in the rich cultural lifestyle of Rajasthan well-showcased at Chokhi Dhani Village Resort. It portrays the village life of Rajasthan in a great way.
Shopping at Jaipur

Apart from being a very famous tourist spot, Jaipur is absolutely a paradise for shopaholics. There is a wide range of Jaipur Tour Guide antique jewellery, handicrafts, fabrics, and precious stones easily available in the bustling bazaars of the city. Here’re listed a few must-visit shopping places in Jaipur -

  • Johari Bazaar - for precious stones, gems, semi-precious stones, and jewellery.
  • Tripolia Bazaar - for lac jewelleries and the beautiful varieties of colourful bangle.
  • Chandpole Bazaar - for traditional shopping and handicrafts like marble and handloom.
  • Kishanpole Bazaar - for textile range at unbeatable prices.
  • Nehru Bazaar - for traditional jootis and from light cotton fabric Jaipuri quilts.
  • Bapu Bazaar - for all kind of Jaipuri items like textiles, handicrafts, brass works, and precious stones
  • Mirza Ismail Road - for blue Pottery and artifacts

Best time to visit:

Being the capital city Desert State – Rajasthan, Jaipur experiences a hot and humid climate all throughout the year especially during the summer season which starts in April and lasts till July. Onwards August, the monsoon season starts and the city enjoys beautiful rainy weather. From the month of November to March, the city enjoys the cool pleasant weather of the winter season which is considered the best time to explore the best of Jaipur.

Jaipur is overall a versatile travel destination that attracts voyagers from all walks of life and different age-groups. This is the best place where you can plan your family group tour, joyous journey with friends, and colleagues. And if you are actually planning a group trip to Jaipur, then book Tempo Traveller in Jaipur for a comfortable travel experience in the city.  So, plan your travel holiday trip to the city and get ready for a mind-blowing journey in India.