Jaipur has tremendous place which can curate your heart to do zillion things, which includes a travelling spirit, the adventurous streak, the romantic tales, the ‘back to childhood’ time and many more. The pink city has its auricle beauty, the magnanimous forts, the beautiful palaces, the breathtaking monuments, the glorious markets, the delicious food, the alluring jewelry, the Rajasthani music and dances and much more which can tame your curious mind and set you rolling with this bubbling excitement.
So, c’mon and lets browse the top 20 things to do in Jaipur and keep yourself indulged all weekend, having fun. Here is what you can do, when in Jaipur!
Visit the Palace of the Winds, which is known for its vast architecture, the famous red sandstone and the popular Jharokhas, which let the wind in and are a reason behind it getting named as the Hawa Mahal. Other than enjoying a peek over the humdrum of the lively city through these Jharokhas, you can browse through the famous Jaipur Razai, the textiles and watch over the markets and the busy streets from inside of the Mahal.
Jaipur is a religious city with a few very sacred and believed in temples. One of them is the Govind Devji temple of Jaipur, which is the biggest temple of the Lord Krishna here. It is really beautiful and is known for its vastness, the glorious architecture and the magnanimous devotees who can be simply loitering around in groups even after they have taken the blessings of the lord Krishna. This place also has a lot of monkeys, which are fun to watch. One can also see the beautiful City Palace, which is visible from here.
Birla Mandir is another place to seek blessings of the god and is a must visit place in Jaipur because of its amazing architecture, flawless white marble, the beauteous interiors and the huge gardens which surround it. This one is more of a tourist place because of its amazing ambience with a whole lot of people from the city and from foreign countries loitering around with their respective guides. This temple is also known by the name of Laxmi Temple and is a great place to just sit and relax in its gardens and also explore the many carvings on marble.
Another temple to visit nearby is the Moti Dungri temple, which is an ancient sacred place to indulge into holistic thoughts and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha. It remains extremely crowded on Wednesdays.
A visit to the royal mansion should top your to-do list when in Jaipur. This one is really beautiful with its amazing architecture, its glorious and alluring interiors and an interesting royal story which really incites all tourists. Do have a guide to tell you stories hidden behind the walls of the royal mansion.
The Diwan-e-Khaas hall of private audience in here has such a glorious Indian feel about it that it lures all its viewers. The hall features intricate carvings on its stone walls, which are really breathtaking.
Some always think of partying, clubbing or dancing to the beats of different songs and just drinking and relaxing, catch up with old and new friends. So for those kinds of people come the nightclubs into the picture! Some of the really exciting bars and lounges in Jaipur are:
These forts located near the Amer Fort are known to offer interesting views overlooking the city, all thanks to their majestic heights and huge architecture. The forts are an easy yet interesting drive from Jal Mahal with view of the small hills followed by an exciting steep drive up the hill to Nahargarh.
After being done with your sightseeing, night clubbing and shopping, wander around exploring different things which have been restored from the past. One place to do so is the Albert Hall Museum, which is counted as one of the best museums in Rajasthan. It has an Egyptian mummy of a lady priest as well, which is placed on exhibit.
The Anokhi Museum of hand printing is a place for the fanatics of block printing. Located very close to the Amer Fort, this one has some amazing textiles that are good to check through.
Also known as the ‘Hidden Gem of Amer’, this one is a huge step well. The place is a major attraction and is thus worth a visit. It comes on the way to Amer Fort and is a location to get clicked with the ancient architecture. It is also interesting to know how people used to store water during that time.
Another similar place to visit is the Chand Baori.
The Mahal constructed in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake is picturesque. What’s more interesting is the Jal Mahal walkway, where you can enjoy a stroll at the evening when several road side vendors and small markets set up and make it look like there is some fest going on every day. Both tourists and localites enjoy the roadside snacks, chit-chat with the great view of Jal Mahal and the sunset.
If you have come to the capital of Rajasthan and you leave without having at least one ride on the elephants, then you have missed the core part of the city. The elephant ride here is really famous and you must take time out to indulge into one.
Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors is a really nice hotel, which offers a wide range of dishes in food and also has an amazing architecture. This heritage hotel is a good place to get rich treatment.
Jantar Mantar is an ancient observatory that holds several old objects from the time of the maharajas. These include ancient artefacts and objects related to astronomy that are efficient in building curiosity and thereby engaging tourists.
Jaipur markets are a great place to quench your ‘shopping thirst’. Find various attractive things ranging from glorious jewelry to spices, from the famous Jaipur Razai to textiles, accessories, footwear, handicrafts and much more. Some worth-exploring markets include:
Food is something you can’t live without. You may be a foodie or not but do try the Rajasthani delicacies particular to this place and you may also visit Jaipur restaurants for Chinese, Mexican, North Indian, South Indian and other cuisines. Some of the most popular places to eat in Jaipur are:
The Jaipur city keeps hosting several cultural fests from time to time. Participate in them and enjoy all festivities including music, dance, gossips, etc. The various shopping fests and carnivals organized in the city are also worth taking a walk through. Jawahar Kala Kendra JKK is one place to enjoy exhibitions and cultural programs. Shopping carnivals mostly take place at Amrudon ka Bagh.
Everyone has this adventurous zeal and one can tame it by visiting exciting places in Jaipur such as:
- Tao Experiences (Zorba Ball, Bungee Jumping, River Crossing)
- Elephant Rides
- Triton gaming zone
- A bike excursion to the Sambhar Lake
No one ever leaves Jaipur city without relishing a glass of chilled lassi at MI Road. The amazing taste just revitalizes and refreshes you for the whole day and is something to really die for!
Of course this should go without saying that one has to create memories for a lifetime and carry souvenirs from wherever you visit. When visiting the capital of Rajasthan, Chokhi Dhani is the best place to supply both of these.
The village resort of Chokhi Dhani offers an opportunity to experience the real culture of Rajasthan with folk dance performances (kalbelia dance), puppet shows, boat ride through the area decorated in tribal theme and of course, its tasty food which includes a Rajasthani thali to set your heart rolling in happiness!
Do grab this opportunity and live some happy and giddy moments at this beautiful place. Visit the place around 6-7 p.m. in the evening and enjoy all activities happening inside.
Watch Polo matches at the huge lush green Polo ground of Rambagh. Enjoy the game of the royalty of Jaipur.
If you have got that reader or else creative writer inside you then get to the renowned Jaipur Literature Festival in the city. This literature fest happens in the month of January every year and is a wonderful time to connect with fellow writers, readers and celebrities who hold different sessions during the fest. The concerts involving Rajasthani and rock music during the fest are also quite great to attend.
The most relaxing thing is to take a walk in a park by yourself. Just enjoy the greenery, the nature and the soothing feeling of just walking on green grass in Jaipur’s amazing parks. While every locality of Jaipur has a lot of parks, some major gardens in the city include:
This list of the top 20 things to do in Jaipur covers everything you need to create endless memories and make the most out of your stay in Jaipur.