Experience with capital city of the state of Rajasthan
Jaipur as all of Rajasthan, is a very colourful city and the list of things to do here is long. Famed for the cluster of royal forts and palaces available, the activities in Jaipur is all about going for camel rides, boating, playing polo etc. Enjoy boating at Mavtha, Amer. Monsoon pulls a huge crowd to this place and people enjoy boating here. The landscape of this place is a treat to the eyes, which makes it an ideal tourist spot.
Want to try your hand in polo? Visit Ramgarh Grounds, which is situated amidst the Aravalli Hills and the Ramgarh Lake. The horses in this ground are well trained and the grounds are well maintained. Visit this place during the Elephant Festival when elephant polo matches are organized.
Adventure enthusiasts may try other adventure activities in Jaipur like a hot air ballooning, sky diving and camel and elephant safaris. If you wish to try some unique adventures while in Jaipur do try out the hot air balloon ride in Jaipur. Its thrilling to get a bird’s eye view of the Pink City and if you are lucky enough you can also get a glimpse of a few animals! But like all beautiful things, this joyride is also pricey! There are some renowned companies that offer such flights in Jaipur between September till February when the temperature is not that high.
Jaipur offers one of a kind shopping experience with its rich treasure of bewitching jewellery, beautiful gems, semi precious stones, kundan and minakari work (enamel work on gold). Beautiful cotton fabric including sanganeri prints, tie-dye, and fine kota doria saries are the best buys for women. The exotic blue pottery, enamelware and brassware, make excellent souvenirs and gift items. The city is also famous for woolen carpets and cotton rugs, as are the leather footwear, especially that embroidered juties. The famous shopping spots are Rajasthali (the Rajasthan Government showroom on MI Road), Johari Bazaar, MI road, Nehru Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar and stalls at Bari & Choti Chaupurs. Bagru and Sanganeri textile block prints can also be purchased from the shops located on MI Road. The markets are generally closed on Sundays.
Eating in Jaipur
Get a taste of the local Rajasthani cuisine. As Jaipur is famous for its vegetarian dishes that are spicy and are mostly prepared using ginger, garlic and onion. The popular regional dishes include dal bati choorma, Curry and kebabs. Nehru Bazaar and Johari Bazaar are famous for street food and small eateries. The Bani Park region is famous for its vegetarian dishes that are served in traditional Rajasthani way. Snacks and sweets like samosas, pyaz ki kachoris, mirchi bada, mishri mawa, ghevar, mawa kachori, chauguni ke laddu etc. are some of the local delicacies.
Travelling to Jaipur
Jaipur is well connected by road, rail and air to major destinations in India. Jaipur International Airport or Sanganer Airport is located at around 13 km from the main city. The airport is served by flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and various other cities. Taxis can be availed from this airport to travel to the city centre, which usually cost about INR200. Direct express trains and passenger trains are also operational between Jaipur Junction Railway Station and other cities to reach Jaipur. These trains are available on daily basis and cost as per the travel class and distance. Taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available from the station which is about a kilometre away from the city centre. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) buses operating in the state connect with some of the major locations in the country. Direct RSRTC buses are also available from Delhi to reach the Sindhi Camp Bus Stand in the city.
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