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 The Vivid and Unique Things to do in Jaipur

If you are planning to visit Jaipur, get ready for loads of exciting things to see and do apart from shopping traditional Rajasthani items. Jaipur, also known as the Pink city, exudes authentic Rajasthani culture. Some also call it a city of palaces probably because of so many palaces and forts lined in the city. Located in west India, it is a must-go weekend destination for people living in adjoining cities like Delhi and Udaipur. It is a perfect mix of old and the new.

The highlight of your Jaipur trip should be food and forts, but you will get to see a number of temples and palaces too. Let’s have a look at some of the most exciting things to do in the city.

Your trip to Jaipur is not complete if you miss visiting the Amber Fort. It is a popular tourist attraction that is admired for its splendid architecture and the beautiful views it offers from the hilltop. One of the finest forts in the country, you can enjoy the sound and light show in Amber Fort. Akbar the Great and Jodhabai lived in this palace, and you can get a glimpse of a royal lifestyle as you walk around this fort. The palace unfolds the history of the Kachwaha Dynasty, and you would love to watch the special show of on-et-Lumière. The landmark is lit up against the night sky and provides a perfect backdrop for the show’s grandeur.

City Palace is a palace complex that includes Mubarak Mahal, Maharani’s Palace, Chandra Mahal, Mukut Mahal and many other buildings worth noting. It also includes City Palace Museum that includes some of the spectacular edifices of the royal times.

In this glorious city in India, you can indeed enjoy the brilliant sights of Jal Mahal too. It is a beautiful palace located in the middle of the Mansagar lake. This is the best spot to witness the marvellous architectural style combining the Rajput and the Mughal specialities. This is the perfect summer resort you can visit, and this is the best place to enjoy duck hunting parties as well.

Nahargarh Fort is situated on the edge of Aravalli Hills overlooking the Jaipur City. In ancient times, it was a line of defense of the capital. The fort also houses a Wax Museum that contains around 30 wax statues of world-renowned celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Mother Teresa, APJ Abdul Kalam, Jackie Chan and many others. A new feather on the cap has been added to the fort by the Department of Archeology & Museums, this museum is gaining huge popularity especially among the youngsters. The fort is the 18th century unique and the best European architectural spectacle from where you get the scope to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Jaipur City.

You can enjoy some of the best cycling tours organised by local but reliable travel companies of Jaipur. You can pedal around the Pink City and get a feel of this royal city. On the cycling tour, you will get to check out the historical monuments and the unique charm of the city. This tour is one of the fun things loved by youngsters. You may also stop your cycle at a local food stall and enjoy a Rajasthani snack while on the go.

There are a number of rifle or pistol shooting centres in Jaipur. If you have a passion for shooting, visit a shooting academy in Jaipur or watch things happening at the Shooting Range in Chitrakoot. You will find many youngsters trying their hand at shooting.

If you want to get a closer look of the authentic culture and traditions of Rajasthan, you must spend an evening at Choki Dhani of Rajasthan located on the outskirts of Jaipur. It is designed like a typical Rajasthani village where you can get a glimpse of several Rajasthani traditions including puppet show, magic show, elephant ride, camel ride, horse ride, ferry wheel, mehendi, bioscope and many others.

You will surely love watching the folk performances of the land as well. The entire place is about pure Rajasthani customs and authentic ambience. In the end, you can sit at the open-air restaurant and have a taste of the authentic delectable Rajasthani foods and cuisines including bajre ki roti, dal baati choorma, jaggery, ghee, gatte ki sabzi and others.

More Activities to do in Jaipur

  • An elephant ride at the Amber Fort is simply one of the best things to do in Jaipur. This is a fun and interesting activity that both kids and adults love to experience. This would give you a perfect chance to explore the cobbled paths and the massive gates of the fort.
  • If you are a shopping enthusiast, then there are ample shopping activities to do in Jaipur. You can visit the main markets of Jaipur and shop the best. You will go crazy with the assortment of interesting clothes and vintage jewellery available here. One can purchase the famous gemstones at the Johari Bazaar, try to spot the best lac jewellery at Tripolia Bazaar or admire the marble sculptures at the Chandpol Bazaar. You can also pick up some wooden souvenirs and the vibrant handicrafts sold at the Mirza Ismail Road.
  • You can be a part of the sparkling and the electrifying nightlife in Jaipur too. You can flock to one of the nightclubs at the place to let your hair down. Some of the best nightclubs in Jaipur are Dragon Bar and Terrace Lounge, 100% Rock Bar and Restaurant, Cocoa House, Grunge and Restro Foresto. If dancing is not your thing, you can enjoy dining here and choose from an array of cocktails and delicious food served here.
  • There are several heritage hotels in Jaipur. Your stay in one of them is sure to make your vacation special and interesting. Many palaces have been converted into hotels, and you will definitely get a royal feel while staying in them. The couples are made to feel royal as they move through the rambling courtyards, the lush greenery, the serene alcoves and the royal structures. Among the royal palaces in Jaipur, you can book for a stay in places like Lal Mahal Palace, Diggi Palace, Ramgarh Lodge, Raj Mahal Palace, Sirsi Haveli, Samode Haveli, Narain Niwas Palace, and Alsisar Haveli.
  • Don’t forget to watch a movie at the iconic Raj Mandir. It is a movie theatre that is known for its eye-catching ceilings, chandeliers and architecture. Its screen has a special curtain that opens and closes like a theatre curtain.
  • Other places that you may like to visit in Jaipur include Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Vrindavan, Hathi Gaon, Galta Ji Temple, Ganesh Pol and many others.

Now that you know what things to do in Jaipur and the sights worth exploring, you can include them in your itinerary to make your trip memorable.