you’ve got a weekend to spare and want to spend it away from your regular routine, why not take an India Golden Triangle Tour to Jaipur? If you’ve already seen Delhi, you can save time by driving down straight to Agra and move on from there to Jaipur. It sounds like a great idea, right? Jaipur is certainly a tourist’s paradise. Things to do in Jaipur are many, ranging from getting involved in various activities to exploring several markets. There is large number of places to visit in Jaipur. If you agree, your itinerary could comprise a visit to the historic and other places to see in Jaipur. They are:
Located about 13 kms from Jaipur city centre, Amber was the previous capital of Kachhwaha Rajput clan which lorded over Jaipur region for several centuries. Amber Fort is one of the most visited gargantuan and beautiful fortress on the hills of Aravali. It is famous for its size, finesse, ruggedness and sturdiness. The palces and buildings within the fort are quite enchanting.
Hawa Mahal, known to world as Palace of Winds, is an iconic monument of Jaipur. Built of red sandstone, Hawa Mahal is in the heart of the city. It is basically fortified facade equipped with several windows facilitating royal ladies to see activities on the road, without to be seen themselves.
Close to the city centre of Jaipur is the funerary complex of Royal Gaitor. Here’s where the mausoleums of Jaipur’s ruling family lie. There are two main courtyards here, each filled with stately memorials. One has the mausoleum of King Madho Singh II, while the second has the tomb of King Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.
This is an ancient Hindu pilgrim town, about 10 km outside Jaipur. You’ll find several temples here built in a narrow crack in the hills that skirt Jaipur. On the hill there’s a natural spring that flows downwards and fills up the sacred water tanks where pilgrims bathe. According to legend, a saint by the name of Galav lived here, who meditated here and did penance too. Due to large number of monkeys in the temple, Galta Ji is known as ‘monkey temple’ among the foreign tourists.
Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise where you will see the finest in textiles, footwear and Kundan jewellery. Pottery, handicrafts, quilts and tie and dye saris. Here, the oldest market is called the Johari Bazaar, where a majority of the shops are painted pink. In this market, you can find gold and silver jewellery and stones like diamonds and emeralds. One visit to this market is an absolute must-do even if you have only a few hours in Jaipur.
Sun Temple, Amer
The Sun Temple, Amer, Jaipur, is small and is situated high on the edge of the Aravalli Hills from where you can get panoramic views of the city. It is part of the Galta ji temple complex, about two kilometres away. Though lesser known, you must visit this temple, preferably at sunset when there’s a golden glow all over the city.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Apart from all the historic sites that draw tourists to Jaipur, there’s another side to it—that of adventure sports. Apart from trekking, hiking and paragliding, Jaipur also boasts of hot air ballooning. Today, it is a renowned destination for Hot Air Ballooning. People specially come here to enjoy this sport.
You can enjoy this sport from various locations in the city—Amber Fort, Shiv Vilas, Jal Mahal and Delhi-Jaipur Road. Depending on the direction of the wind, the location changes.
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