Travelling is the best way to live and experience the world fully. It brings a sense of peace and serenity, which you will not find doing anything else. Travelling and exploring cultures, religions, places, and culinary dishes makes you happy and more adaptable to life changes.
There are tons of exotic places in the world, and India is one of them. India is a diverse land, and Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, also known as the Pink city is one of the most visited places. It is diverse, has culture, is rich in food, and has tons of historical monuments. Also, people from various places come here to shop in its traditional market, which is full of handicraft items.
If you are planning a trip to Jaipur, you should read the tips and make a checklist so that you cannot forget important things. They are the best tips that will help you have one of the most memorable and unique experiences in Jaipur.
Let’s check out this travel guide
1. Find the best season to go
It is extremely hot and humid in summer and extremely cold in winter. So, the best time to visit Jaipur is from early November to February. It is the spring season, and though you can experience extreme cold between mid-December to mid- January, it is still better.
If you visit the state in summers, prepare yourself for the scorching heat. You will have to walk to get the best views, so drink quite a lot of water and eat healthily.
2. Book hotels and flights in advance
It is best to book your accommodation for at least a month before, especially during the peak season. If you do last-minute bookings, it can burn a hole in your pocket. Also, make sure that you book your flights or train tickets in advance.
3. Pack lightly and according to the weather
If you are visiting Jaipur in the summers, make sure you carry light-weighted clothes. Wear something stylish, but comfortable. Otherwise, you will feel uncomfortable in the scorching heat. Moreover, you will walk a lot as a tourist in this city, so wear comfortable footwear preferably sports shoes or crocs. Don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen and a hat, no matter the weather.
If travelling here in winters, carry sweatshirts, and blazers, and scarfs. But pack light, don’t bring a lot of clothes, and while out and about in the city, carry a light backpack only.
4. Have a budget
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy a lavish stay in Jaipur. Make smart decisions and set a budget for everything. If you want to try local cuisine, you don’t have to stay in a luxury hotel. A good 3-star hotel would be perfect too.
Also, instead of using cabs, try other modes of transport. Jaipur has a good public transportation system with its public buses, autos, and e-rickshaw.
5. Know the rules and safety precautions
Being safe and sound should be on your priority list too. So, know the rules and regulations when entering a historical monument or other places. Also, make sure you know the numbers of police, ambulance, and so on in case you need help.
Rest; stay a bit vigilant and away from suspicious people.
Places to see in Jaipur
There are tons of places to see in Jaipur. It has a rich history. Here are some of the places you must certainly visit:
1. Hawa Mahal
People fondly call Jaipur, ‘pink city’ and this fort is pink in color making an integral part of Jaipur. Also, known as the palace of winds, it is situated in the main market and is a must-visit.
2. Birla Mandir
This temple is made of pure white marble and has statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. It also has beautiful gardens for you to enjoy a picnic.
3. Amber and Nahargarh fort
They are situated nearby and are must-visit places. Nahargarh fort is situated on the edge of Aravalli hills, it is spectacular. It is the best place to watch a sunrise in Jaipur.
Amber fort was built in the 15th century and was the presiding palace for Raja Man Singh. It is famous for its fort and the temple of Goddess Kali.
Other places to visit are Govind Devji mandir, Jantar Mantar, and city palace.
Don’t forget to shop for local handicrafts in Jaipur and eat the local cuisine. Kachori and dal-bati churma are a must here.