Jaipur is not only the capital city of the land of Kings, Rajasthan but also its largest and perhaps most well connected city. The Pink City not only is home to historical landmarks, including Hawa Mahal Palace, Nahargarh Fort, and Jantar Mantar but also finds mention in some of Asia’s finest hospitality providers. It is this blend of modern comfort and authentic tradition that draws visitors year after year.
Great transportation facilities
A great network of trains, buses and flight options makes it easy to reach Jaipur from anywhere in India in hours. And, great road transportation makes it possible to travel within Rajasthan via car, bike, or bus. There are many local bus depots connecting travellers from one part of Jaipur to another, 24 hours of the day.
While accessibility varies throughout the year based on major travel occasions (festivals, or the holiday season), travel service providers’ use these as an opportunity to market great discounts, featuring budget travel and stay facilities. Combined with hundreds of providers of local tours, navigating the city can be effortless.
Great entertainment options in Jaipur
Jaipur’s entertainment options provide a mix of the traditional and the modern. There are everyday dance performances, dramatic storytelling through folk music, and puppetry that you can enjoy at cultural events and fairs. And then there’s the modern options too – including clubbing! Many of the world’s best known hotels have a thriving presence in Rajasthan, and offer restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs to their guests. This can be a perfect end to a long day of exploring monuments for tourists, who’ll love a night of drinking and dancing.
If the hustle bustle of the city is too much for you, you can also opt for a day of pampering yourself. There are great spas available across the state, many of which are owned and managed by premium hotels. Additionally, you can also find Ayurvedic massage packages online. Great lounge bars and cafes can be spotted across Jaipur, for visitors to sit, chat and contemplate over a cup of coffee or a mug of beer, and listen to good music.
Jaipur’s popularity as a hub of great shopping options is only increasing, year after year. Along with the kitsch options of handmade puppetry pieces and handmade leather footwear, you can also pick up some stunning handmade artwork and jewelry sold at villages, or near monuments. The leather accessories, and embroidery/zari cloth work is famed across the country. With the state’s reputation for textiles and handicrafts, you can also pick up textiles and fabrics for your own fashion needs at great prices, as well as for home furnishing.
Luxury train rides
For a fee, everything you do in Jaipur can be infused with a touch of luxury. This includes travel, and a journey on one of the many luxury trains that crisscross the state of Rajasthan are an enviable memory to write home about. You will be treated to some of the greatest cuisine the subcontinent has to offer, and be lodged in the finest furnishings in royal comfort – all while you experience the state in all its glory. Options include Palace on Wheels, Maharajas’ Express, Deccan Odyssey, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels and the Golden Chariot.