Hail To Jaipur - Touch of Royalty
Being in India without being to Jaipur is like tempting for decorated cream cake but incapable of eating it. Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan has a beautiful amalgamation of past and present well displayed in its variant shades of pink, that matches very well with the 'Pink City', the Jaipur is commonly called as. Traditional folk music, royal palaces with the collection of imperial artifacts, mighty forts perched on the hilltop seemed absolutely unconquerable, and traditional Rajasthani cuisine makes Jaipur a city of its majestic purview, luring visitors from around the world. Jaipur has been the commanding seat of the Rajput king, Jai Singh on whose name most of the monuments are made. The most important part of the Jaipur tour is definitely the stay at the various heritage palaces now converted into hotels, that bestow upon you the most lavish kingly pleasures. In Jaipur you will see Camels carrying most of the workload, against the horses that are seen in the rest of the country. Camels are ubiquitous in this desert land and riding on them is an experience of royalty. You can visit this city anytime you feel like, the hospitality of the natives will be perpetual. But you need to keep a few days in hands if you want to explore the real pink culture of Jaipur.
Pink Culture That Turns You Pink
The major attraction of the city lies in its monumental heritage namely City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Raigarh Fort. The 'Palace of Wind' - Hawa Mahal is an important landmark with its main feature being the 953 windows that were built for the womenfolk to watch processions and activities on the streets, as they observed 'Purdah'. The neat and well-planned roads of Jaipur will lead you to the exposure of the royal Jaipur culture. Explore the markets that are the testimonials of the mind-boggling block prints and tie-dye prints. From these markets you can buy the local handicrafts that are not available anywhere else. The chance to see people engaged in producing some of the breath-taking prints is in Sanganer Village near Jaipur. Do not miss buying the traditional ethnic jewelery and precious and semi-precious stones that will surely dazzle your eyes. Once you are over with the shopping expedition, savor some of the best cuisine better known as the Rajasthani thali (platter) comprising of unending courses, an ideal serving for a king. If want to feel the real ethnic Rajasthan then Chowki Dhani is a must visit, it is a recreated Rajasthani village, enjoy the various cultural programs, camel rides, puppet shows, handicraft shopping and most delicious Rajasthan cuisine while making a stay in this village resort.
Put your mind and eyes on some groove as you explore this city. You cannot miss this city as it gives you a chance to unfold the legacy of the past that trails through the present. Once you are in Jaipur there are many excursions that will allow you to explore the rest of the country.