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Jaipur is one of the best cities I have visited in India! It’s also called the Pink City of Rajasthan! Join me as we explore the city’s majestic forts, and bustling markets, and immerse ourselves in its rich history and culture.

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You have various places to visit in Jaipur and now get ready to be enchanted by the charm of Jaipur and create unforgettable memories!

Getting to Jaipur

Getting to Jaipur is easy and convenient, with various transportation options available.

By Air

Jaipur Airport

The Jaipur International Airport, also known as Sanganer Airport and it’s well-connected to major cities in India and a few international destinations. There are regular flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai, among others, operated by various domestic airlines.

By Train

Getting to Jaipur by Train

Jaipur is well connected to the INDIAN RAILWAY NETWORK, and other are regular trains from major cities in India to Jaipur. The Jaipur Junction Railway Station is the main railway station in the city and is connected to various cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Ahmedabad, among others, through a vast network of trains.

By Road

Getting to Jaipur by road

Jaipur is very well connected by roads to the major cities in India through national highways. You also have regular bus services operated by state and private operators that connect Jaipur to nearby cities like Jodhpur, Agra, Delhi and many other towns in Rajasthan.

Accommodation options in Jaipur

Luxury Hotels

Jaipur has a plethora of luxury hotels that offer world-class amenities, impeccable service, and a royal experience. These hotels are often housed in palaces or heritage buildings, showcasing the rich culture, history and architecture of Jaipur.

Know more about luxury hotels here.

Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace Jaipur

Rambagh Palace is a renowned heritage hotel that was built in 1835 as a hunting lodge for the great royal family in Jaipur. You can have the best deals here.

This palace features stunning terraces, courtyards, and pavilions that reflect the grandeur and opulence of the royal era.

Rambagh Palace has won numerous awards for its exceptional hospitality, architecture, and guest experience, and is steeped in history, having hosted royal weddings, high-profile events, and dignitaries from around the world.

Fairmont Jaipur

Fairmont Jaipur

Fairmont Jaipur is a luxury heritage hotel located in the Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. If you are someone who loves and wants to know more about Rajputana culture and architecture then this place is the one for you!

It serves you the best opulent accommodations, amenities, and delicious food that make this restaurant an unforgettable experience.

If you plan to book your stay here, here’s the link.

Mid Range Hotels

Jaipur has plenty of mid-range hotels that are affordable and comfortable at the same time. These hotels typically provide modern amenities, good service, and a convenient location. Some of my recommendations are :

Hotel Pearl Palace

Hotel Pearl Palace

This place serves you the best and a wonderful experience in terms of hospitality, food, decor, and attention to detail.

The hotel is located in the heart of the city, making it convenient to explore Jaipur’s popular attractions. As I entered the lobby, I was greeted by friendly staff who made me feel instantly welcome.

The hotel’s interior was adorned with beautiful traditional Rajasthani artwork, vibrant murals, and colourful furnishings, creating a truly immersive experience.

You can book it here.

Umaid Bhawan Heritage House Hotel

Umaid Bhavan Heritage house hotel

Umaid Bhawan Heritage Hotel is one of the most well-known legacy vintage hotels today.

If you love to hear about historical hotels and heritage, this place is perfect for you!

It is located in Banipark, which is close to the city centre and one of the posh areas of Jaipur. This flagship hotel is run by the erstwhile royal family from Borunda and was established in 1993.

Know more!

Top Attractions In Jaipur

Amber Fort

Amber Fort,  Jaipur

This fort is one of the most loved and visited tourist spots in Jaipur. Amber Palace sits atop a small hill and is located at a distance of about 11 km from the main city.

It’s built with magnificent pale yellow and pink sandstones, and white marble.

The fort is divided into four main sections that are graced with their own courtyards. I am sure you’ll love the ambience and the overall natural vibe here!

If you want to know more about the timings and the amazing light shows at this palace, click here!

City Palace

City Palace, Jaipur

City Palace was constructed between 1729-1732, in Jaipur by Sawai Jai Singh. This palace paints a picture of rich and royal heritage!

It’s also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’. It is known for its exquisite carvings, delicate artwork, and impressive courtyards.

If you wish to visit this magnificent monument, the organisation has its own site to help you book your e-tickets! Click here!

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur. It is built in 1799.

You can witness the beauty of nature and architecture here. Hawa Mahal is painted orange in colour and has 953 windows on the outside walls.

Its honeycomb-shaped and beautifully carved windows allow the breeze to blow through the palace and make it a perfect summer palace!

You can book a comfortable tour with a guide or a day trip from .

When you are in Jaipur, you cannot miss this!

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

The name is tricky and so is this place! The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century.

This place is designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations.

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and best preserved of India’s historic observatories. If you are an astrology geek then do not forget to visit this place!

Know more about the fees, the timings and days here.

Activities To Do In Jaipur

Elephant Ride to Amber Fort

Elephant ride in Jaipur

For all the tourists one of the highlights of visiting Jaipur is the opportunity to ride an elephant up the steep slope to the majestic Amber Fort!

It’s an enchanting experience that allows you to relive the royal past and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Hot Air Baloon ride

Hot air balloon ride in Jaipur

Soar high above the beautiful landscapes of Jaipur on a thrilling hot air balloon ride, offering a bird’s-eye view of the city’s forts, palaces, and colourful markets, providing an unforgettable and unique perspective of Jaipur’s beauty.

Shopping at local markets

Shopping in Jaipur

There are several places to visit in Jaipur but it is especially known for its vibrant local markets!

Here you have several options to choose from and can indulge in shopping for traditional Rajasthani textiles, jewellery, handicrafts, and other souvenirs.

Food tours

Discover Jaipur - Pink City's Treasures | 101 Travel Guide

If you are a food lover then Jaipur is a paradise for you with its unique Rajasthani cuisine. You can embark on a food tour and savour the authentic flavours of Jaipur, from delicious street food to royal Rajasthani thalis, and experience the city’s culinary delights.

Food And Drink In Jaipur

Local Specialities in Jaipur


Food tours in Jaipur

This is one of the most popular sweet dishes in Jaipur. It is specially made for the traditional festival Teej. Flour, Sugar, Ghee and Milk are the main ingredients of Ghevar. It is round-shaped and sweet made with, patience and art.

Gatte Ki Sabji

Gatte Ki Sabji

This curry is one of the traditional dishes of Rajasthan. It is gram flour pieces i.e. Gattas, merged into the traditional yoghurt curry. It is very easy to cook and excellent in taste especially when it is cooked in pure ghee.

It retains the speciality and spiciness of Rajasthan.



Lapsi is a famous sweet dish in Jaipur.

It is prepared with broken wheat i.e. Daliya (oats), Pure Ghee, and Sugar. If you are someone who has a sweet tooth, then I am sure you’ll be impressed!

Recommended Restaurants In Jaipur

Meraaki Kitchen

Meraaki Kitchen Hotel in Jaipur

This restaurant is a brainchild of the young entrepreneurs Shivika Kothari and Chef Neha Deepak Shah. Its main motto is to serve minimalistic but flawless global food to its patrons.

You can feast on their popular dishes such as sushi and Thai noodles while enjoying the signature kala-khatta sangria (kala khatta with orange bitters, served with a popsicle) in their aqua-coloured outdoor area.

Average cost: 3000-5000 approximately for 2 people

The Verandah

The Verandah Hotel in Jaipur

This restaurant is situated in the Rambagh Palace which is home to some of the best restaurants in Jaipur!

You can soak in the royal treatment here as you sit under umbrellas in the chic red chairs and taste inventive Indian dishes!

Potato pancake mille-feuille with lentil ragout, paired with their finest range of teas is one of the best food recommendations here made by the tourists around!

Average cost: 2000 to 5000 approximately

Tips for visiting Jaipur

  • Plan your visit during the cooler months as Jaipur can get extremely hot during the summer months, so it’s best to plan your visit between October to March.
  • When you are in Jaipur you have to stay hydrated and use sunscreen. Jaipur’s weather can be dry and hot, so make sure to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Rajasthan has a rich cultural heritage, and it’s important to respect local customs and traditions. Be mindful of local sensitivities, avoid offensive gestures or behaviour, and always seek permission before taking photographs of people or religious sites.
  • Be cautious with animal tourism in Jaipur as activities like elephant rides and camel rides, it’s essential to choose responsible and ethical operators that prioritize the well-being of animals.
Discover Jaipur - Pink City's Treasures | 101 Travel Guide


Visiting Jaipur is a captivating experience that offers a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, colourful markets, good food unique attractions.

From the majestic forts and palaces to the colourful local markets, this city’s charm and beauty will surely leave you spellbound.

You have a variety of options for food, accommodation and activities in Jaipur that makes it worth exploring to create lifelong memories!

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