Enjoy the warm hue of pink during the winter in the pink city of India, Jaipur in Rajasthan. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and lies at the heart of the royal and princely state.
The city got its name from the pink colored walls of the buildings in the city. It is now one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. There is a lot to see and explore in Jaipur. Here is a glimpse of this exotic city.
Places to Explore in Jaipur
When you are in Jaipur, do plan your travel itinerary in such a manner that you can cover all the wonderful destinations that Jaipur has in offer for you.
Don’t miss visiting the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Jal Mahal, the Jaipur Zoo, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Temple, Sri Kali Temple and also the Sanganeri Gate etc.
If you are interested in the rich cultural heritage of the city, there are also several arts and cultural centers in Jaipur like Ravindra Manch, Virat Nagar Art Gallery, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Albert Hall Museum and the Town Hall.
The Jaipur Shopping Guide
No holidaying is complete without memento shopping. In fact it is the shopping that augments the overall excitements of a vacation. Jaipur is an excellent place to shop from.
There are several shopping areas in Jaipur. You can shop for different types of handicrafts and silk threads, gems and stones, blue pottery and also textiles that are typical of Jaipur.
Some of the most popular shopping areas in Jaipur include the Babu Bazar, Mirza Ismail Road, Busy Bazar, Johri Bazar, Chaura Rasta, Raja Park and Nehru Bazar among others.
Culinary Delights of Jaipur
Jaipur is also a paradise for the food lovers. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non vegetarian, you would love the delicacies of Rajasthan like Daal Batti Choorma which is actually a wholesome Rajasthani Meal.
It is made from different types of pulses and is served inside a batti which is made from stuffed flour and is finally baked in an oven. Choorma on the other hand is actually a sweet dish that is made with jggery, flour and ghee.
You can also try the Mawa Kachuri which is actually a kachori filled with a sugary syrup. If you are fond of something chilly and spicy, you can also try the Mirchi Bada which is nothing but green chillies that are dipped in besan and then fried deeply.
It is spicy and extremely tasty for all those who have a knack for spicy taste in their tongues.
Of course there are some typical Rajasthani Cuisine too that are worth tasting like the laal maans and safed maans, gatte ki subzi, ker sangari, mangori etc. In fact the cuisine of Rajasthan is endless in taste and numbers.
There is a variety of ingredients and spices that make up the tasty and delicious dishes and they are a must try for you when you are vacationing in Jaipur.