Your Cheat Sheet To A TRULY Beautiful Time In Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state.

Jaipur is a must-visit if you are planning on venturing to India. The royal family ruled the region in 1727, hence the trademark Rajasthani architecture. The area the royal family founded is known as the ‘Pink City’ due to the color of the buildings in the city. Jaipur is a treat for the eyes, and with its beautifully designed buildings and luxury hotels, it is the ultimate experience for those looking to explore the history of India.

HOW TO GET AROUND JAIPUR:

Jaipur is a land of automobile transport (unless you are staying at a resort), so hiring a car, ordering a taxi, or taking public forms of transport such as the bus might be a good move. If neither of those tickle your fancy, perhaps look at staying at a hotel that offers package deals involving tours and trips with transportation options included.

SEE

Panna Meena Ka Kund – your instagram moment

Amer, Rajasthan 302028, India

Panna Meena Ka Kund
Panna Meena Ka Kund. UNSPLASH Ibrahim Rifath

Odds are that if you follow Instagram travel accounts, you have seen the Panna Meena Ka Kund steps on your Instagram feed. The historic stepwall and rainwater catchment is known for its picturesque symmetrical stairways like in the photo above. This popular tourist attraction is a must-see. The ancient stepwalls were made in the 16th century to collect rainwater for monsoons but now make a great learning moment about Rajasthan’s history, and a good pic!

Hawa Mahal – no, THIS is your IG moment

Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, India
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, India. UNSPLASH Kirti Kalla

Hawa Mahal is one of the most famous palaces in Jaipur, well recognized for its red and pink sandstone exterior. The palace was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. He was the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur. The outside of the structure has five floors which are reminiscent of a beehive, due to the 953 small windows called Jharokhas and the intricate latticework. This iconic cultural and historic location is an important piece of Jaipur’s history.

EAT

Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar (LMB) – candy shop

No. 98, 99, Johari Bazar Rd, Bapu Bazar, Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003, India

Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar
PHOTO Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar

If you are looking for authentic Rajasthani food, this is your place. The LMB hotel houses this casual dining restaurant and a world-renowned sweet shop. Both are popular dining institutions perfect for a quick meal, with dozens of vegetarian options and classic Rajasthani meals and sweets like pyaaz ki kachori, milk cake, and other delicacies. Give the meals and desserts a try, and treat yourself to a mango lassi!

Jaipur Modern Kitchenclassy & upscale

51, Dhuleshwar Garden, Sardar Patel Marg, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India

Jaipur Modern
FACEBOOK Jaipur Modern

Jaipur Modern Kitchen is a chic food stop in Jaipur. The beautiful interior makes for a chic and modern dinner with friends or family. This, on top of the great food, makes Jaipur Modern Kitchen a staple for your Jaipur eating adventures. The global menu is proud to support organic farming initiatives and sustainable agriculture that sustains local farming communities in Rajasthan.

DRINK

Grungeedgy club

Plot No. 3, Airport Plaza Tonk Road, Chandrakala Colony, Mata colony Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302018, India

Grunge Lounge, Jaipur
FACEBOOK Grunge Lounge, Jaipur

Grunge was recognized as the Best Nightclub in Jaipur 2015 by the Times of India, so that should tell you something about this great night time spot. The edgy club has live music on Wednesdays and Fridays, making it great fun for a night out with friends. On top of the lively atmosphere, Grunge has great food and drinks, such as their B52 drink and White Sangria. Make sure to check out this lounge for DJs and delicious drinks!

Blackoutopen rooftop

Ahinsa Circle, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001, India

Blackout - Jaipur
FACEBOOK Blackout – Jaipur

This open rooftop bar is a great place for drinks and a beautiful view of Jaipur. The contemporary space is made inviting with comfortable seating, cocktails, and a selection of beer. If you are looking for a space where you can have a conversation, listen to music, and have a snack, Blackout might be what you are looking for.

SHOP

Bapu Bazaar – daytime adventure

Bapu Bazar Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007, India

Bapu Bazaar
Bapu Bazaar. INSTAGRAM @internationalcultureexchange

Bapu Bazaar is the most popular shopping destination in the city. Both locals and tourists flock to the bazaar to pick up goodies. The bazaar typically sells brass items, stones, textiles, footwear, and other traditional items. Lined with little shops selling products, the bazaar showcases its brightly colored fabrics and bangles- making for the perfect daytime adventure. Also, don’t forget to bargain!

Trunks Company Jaipur – handcrafted goods

44 Lane Number #4, Kartarpura Road, Bais Godam, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India