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Jaipur (Pink City)

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Jaipur is famous for the name Pink City, and it is also a major destination for international travellers. Every building within the walled historic centre is painted with “pink” colour. It is the first planned city in India. Jaipur has a rich history of rulers who lived in magnificent forts and palaces. Apart from a few buildings, the entire city is painted in the colour of hospitality, and visitors and guests are welcomed with open arms.

Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, and visitors will understand the reasoning behind its name upon arrival. Every building in the city is walled as a historic center with painted “pink” colour. Jaipur is also the first planned city in India.

City Palace

City Palace is one of the major historical attractions, situated in the heart of Jaipur city. ‘Mubarak Mahal’ and ‘Chandra Mahal’ are the popular attractions of the city palace complex. The City Palace in Jaipur, built from 1729 to 1732, is a must-visit on any Jaipur tour. It was commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and served as the seat of power for the King of Jaipur. The architecture blends Mughal and Rajput styles, creating a stunning façade. You'll be awed by the intricate peacock-designed gates and can explore spacious courtyards, lush gardens, and a museum. Fun fact: The Royal family still lives here.

City Palace

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, is known for the Palace of The Winds. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur. In the heart of the city in 1799, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh created a beautiful five-storey palace structure. The architect of the palace used red and pink sandstone in the construction. This building is in the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna with 953 jharokhas or windows and beautifully decorated with honeycomb of a beehive that gives one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs. It is one of the inspirations for the nickname ‘Pink City’. The design keeps the palace cool in hot summers. It also lets the royal women watch street events without being seen, following the custom of 'Purdah' from that time.

Hawa Mahal

Amber Fort

The location of Amer Fort is 11 km from the City Center. It is also the main tourist attraction of Jaipur. The fort is situated on the top of a hill and declared a World Heritage Site along with five Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Climb up to see amazing views of a beautiful lake, hills, and Jaipur city. Then, at night, enjoy a fantastic light and sound show at the Public Audience Hall. Nearby, visit the Sila Devi temple and try delicious local food at the 1135 AD restaurant.

Amber Fort

Samanvai Art Gallery

Raipur is the hub of gemstones and coloured stones. It also attracts art lovers in different ways for investment. The Samanvai Art Gallery opened in 2003 and offered a platform for artists and investors to meet and explore various opportunities together through the art gallery.
The location of Samanvai Art Gallery is located in the centre of the ever-busy M.I. Road in the heart of the Pink City; having a large collection of contemporary Indian paintings and modern art with oil, watercolours by renowned and promising artists from various Indian states such as Bengal, Kerala, Goa and Rajasthan.

Other Tourist Attractions in Jaipur:-

Jaipur also includes Sanganeri Gate, Sri Kali Temple, Raj Mandir and Garh Ganesh Temple. Some other tourist attractions are Chokhi Dhani and the city also known for its Sweets called Ghevar and Mawa Kachori.

  • Garh Ganesh Temple
  • Diggi Palace
  • Moti Dungri Fort
  • Jaivana
  • Jaipur Zoo
  • Kanak Vrindavan
  • Ram Niwas Garden
  • Jawahar Kala Kendra
  • Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple

Jaipur Zoo is located near Albert Hall Museum and houses different birds and animals. The Zoological Garden is famous for rare white tigers and the breeding programs of gharial, cheetah and crocodiles.


The city was planned according to the Indian Vastu Shastra by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in 1727. Three gates are facing east, west, and north.

  • The eastern gate is called Suraj pol (sun gate)
  • The western gate is called Chand pol (moon gate)
  • The northern gate faces the ancestral capital of Amer

Local Cuisine

Typical dishes include Dal Baati Churma, Missi Roti, Gatte ki Sabzi, Ker Sangri, Makke ki Ghat, Bajre ki Ghat and Bajre ki Roti are famous dishes and attractions for tourists. Jaipur is also known for its Sweets, including Ghevar, Feeni, Mawa Kachori, Gajak, meethi thuli and Chaugun ke laddu. Here is a description of other delicacies:

Laal Maas (Royal Mutton Curry):  Laal Maas is a rich and flavorful meat curry that has its origins in Rajasthani royal kitchens. It was traditionally prepared by chefs (khansamas) during royal hunting expeditions.

  • Authentic Experience: To savour the true taste of Laal maas, head to the Peacock Restaurant at Hotel Pearl Palace. They prepare it according to the original recipe, avoiding shortcuts like tomato-onion paste. The result is a dish fit for royalty.

    Rajasthani Kadhi (Spicy Yogurt Sauce): Rajasthani Kadhi is a tangy, spicy yoghurt-based curry. It’s a comforting dish often served with steamed rice or crispy Baati (dough balls).

  • Experience: Visit Govindam Retreat to enjoy this traditional dish. The creamy kadhi with a hint of spice will warm your soul.

    Mawa Kachori (Sweet and Crispy Pies): Mawa kachori is a sweet and indulgent pastry filled with a mixture of khoya (reduced milk), nuts, and spices.

  • Must-Try: Rawat Mishthan Bhandar is renowned for its Mawa kachori. The crispy outer layer encases a delightful sweet filling that will leave you craving more.

    Rasmalai (Delicious Curd Patties): Rasmalai consists of soft, spongy cottage cheese patties soaked in a fragrant saffron-infused milk syrup.

  • Recommendation: Head to The Royal Root for an authentic rasmalai experience. The delicate sweetness and melt-in-your-mouth texture make it a dessert lover’s delight.

    Ghewar (The Headliner Among Indian Cakes): Ghevar is a unique Rajasthani sweet made from a batter of flour, ghee, and milk. It resembles honeycombs and is often enjoyed during festivals.

  • Iconic Spot: Laxmi Misthan Bhandar is famous for its Ghevar. Try this sweet confection and let its intricate layers and delicate sweetness transport you to the heart of Jaipur