A Journey to the Pink city- Jaipur

Talking about travel and not thinking about India, Well, that’s definitely not possible.. Isn’t it?The art, culture, habitat, traditions, festivals, architecture, natural beauty and every thing about India is so enchanting. There is so much hidden treasure behind every place in this country of colours.

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It’s hard to pick one, but I choose the most treasured gem of all.. Jaipur.Being the capital city of the desert land of our country, Rajasthan this destination has pulled the highest tourism in recent times.Also being chosen as a great wedding destination by many for its magical forts, vivid architectural backdrops and overall a fascinating vibe.

My journey in this Pink city starts from the old city area where little pink houses are based and some delightful shopping streets you can never get out off. Binge shop the pretty dupattas,bandhani sarees, beaded jewellery, mirror work handicrafts, fleeced blankets, cute colorful artefacts.Shopping and food goes hand in hand and what better than local Jaipuri Street food from moongdal bhujiyas to dalbati chats.

Heading our way to the majestic forts which make the most of Jaipur tourism you need at least 3 days to cover majority of them with ample time.Amber fort or Amer as it’s called stands as the crown of Jaipur with marvellous architecture, the pretty jharokhas, history to get lost to and some gorgeous views it offers enroute it’s walk.Stop by to appreciate the magnificent artists playing instruments and performers displaying katputli dance and other forms.

Coming to other forts I would suggest for a beautiful sunset walk are Nahargarh and Jaigarh.These forts have been pretty famous with many Bollywood movie shoots one may relate to.

Hawa Mahal is indeed a place not to be missed when here, for its absolutely delight of artwork, the mind boggling passages, a lovely historic backdrop and a great place for your photo shoots.Jaipur has some nice museums as well with well preserved articles and information one might be interested into.

I would advice atleast a nights heartening stay at this 230 year old warrior fort turned resort owned by Alila resorts in Bishangarh which is about 1.5 hours drive from Jaipur. This place is bliss! Right from the first view of this fort to having dinner at the sunset terrace you would actually live your palace dream.

Don’t forget Jaipur isn’t complete without trying the delicious laal maans ( red meat) at the most authentic restaurant adviced by your local guide. Tip- buy items from local sellers than malls, support local as much possible.

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