Perfect Time to Visit: October to March
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Across from the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, an open-air astronomical observatory from the early 18th century. Also nearby is the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), a former cloister for royal women fronted by a rippling 5-story screen of pink sandstone. Several kilometers outside the city center, elephants carry visitors uphill to the imposing Amer Fort, which features elaborate wall carvings and paintings. On the way to the fort, many visitors stop on the banks of Man Sagar Lake to photograph Jal Mahal, a partially submerged palace that famously reflects in the water.
This royal city is very famous among tourists with a lively mind. You have an ample number of spots to visit in Jaipur to keep your itineraries filled with sightseeing, shopping, exploration, photography, etc. Pick the beautiful ethnic pieces of jewelry and traditional handicrafts from the popular markets of Jaipur to design or decorate your home as well as keep the memories.
This city is also perfect for a family vacation as it surrounds itself with attractions suitable for every family member. There are also family-friendly hotels and resorts in the city that guarantee a pleasant holiday experience. Jaipur with its pretty venues and location is also ideal for destination weddings. One can host the best royal weddings with stunning forts or palaces in the background.