5 Reasons to Visit The Pink City : Jaipur !
The Pink City Jaipur is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan -“ The land of the Kings”. A prominent city in India & one of the most popular travel destination in India – this place is a cultural paradise ! Well preserved heritage, the charm of royal legacy, the beauty of a rich culture & the right blend of metropolitan vibes – it is an absolutely amazing place to experience !
Here are 5 reasons why you need to visit the pink city : Jaipur !
1. The Forts & Palaces
The forts & palaces of Jaipur are some of the grandest remnants of it’s rich cultural heritage. The pink walled forts, breathtaking rajput architecture & the history – this place is full of beauty ! The Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort are a few must visit places. The exquisite interiors, beautiful stone inlay work, the jharokhas, the enchanting gardens & the magnificent architecture of the palaces are a beautiful symbol of the grand lifestyle of the maharajas.
2. The History
The palaces, the museums, the forts speak of the battles won & lost, people of the past, the rich Rajput history of Rajasthan. Jaipur – the capital city is one of the best place to delve into the realm of the rich rajput history.
3. The Culture & Heritage
Jaipur is the perfect mix of modern & ethnic, however culture is one thing this place has in plenty. The bandhani & leheria prints, the bright turbans, the music of iktara,the gypsy dance, the puppet dance, the traditional jutis – there is so much to this place. This place is an absolute cultural paradise !
4. The Food
The famous Dal-baati-churma or the massive Raj Kachodi – the cuisine is absolutely amazing ! You are sure to enjoy it. The places has a tons of great place to dine at, one popular destination amongst tourist is Choki Dhani , Jaipur. It is definitely a great place to have a true rajasthani cultural experience.
5. The Crafts
The beautiful tie & die textile – the bright bandhani & lehria technique is quite popular here. A Bag or a dupatta/scarf in this style definitely makes a great souvenir from Jaipur. Not just this block printing using natural colours is a popular technique used by craftsmen here, you can buy one for yourself for a cool summer DIY project. Apart from textile, its also a great place for shopping silver jewellery as it was popular amongst village woman culturally in the old days. Another jewellery to look for is the bright & beautiful Lac inlay jewellery. Traditional gold jewellery – Kundan & Meenakari designs are also very popular here. One must definitely head to Johari Bazaar for some jewellery shopping ! You should also keep an eye for amazing blue pottery & leather products when in Jaipur.