The largest and the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is popularly known as the Pink city. The city is a major tourist destination in India because of its royal stature and historical charm. The rich culture and tradition of the city can still be seen prevalent in the lifestyle of the people, which adds to its beauty and uniqueness.
No wonder, it was ranked as the 7th best place to visit in Asia, once.
Find out why…
Jaipur cycle tour is a short tour in the morning, which lets you discover the Old Jaipur through the narrow streets of the city. It gives you the experience of discovering the city from the point of view of a local resident, carving your way out from different craftsmen’s districts, passing by private Havelis, sacred temples and taking a halt for a sumptuous breakfast on the way.
WALK AND TREK
Nahargarh Fort is the pride of the city of Jaipur which, along with Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort guarded the city in the past. Take an enthusiastic trek uphill to the Nahargarh Fort and capture the breathtakingly beautiful view of the Jaipur city from up there. Your toil won’t go wasted as you get to grab a bite at the Hilltop Bar/restaurant after you’ve visited the Fort, with a chat over its history.
Although Holi celebrations take place throughout India, but Jaipur’s Holi is known to be an intense one. Experience the celebrations as the Pink city gets colored in the hues of Holi fervor. Enjoy the dance and performances, religious harmony, history of the festival, enthusiasm of the celebrations and taste some of the superb dishes of the country made in Jaipur especially during the Holi celebrations.
EVENING WALK THROUGH ARTISANS, BANGLE MAKERS, OLD HOUSES AND MANY MORE
The beauty and grandeur of the city will leave you awestruck. Take an evening walk through this magnificent city which, though lasts for 2.5 hours, leaves an indelible impact of a beautiful sojourn in your memory. Not like a usual sightseeing, this special walk lets you explore the city and listen to some interesting anecdotes from its history. The walks are slow and subtle, taking you through bangle markets, lanes of bridal clothing shops, gemstone workshops and passing by geometrically precise architecture of the city.
AMBER HERITAGE WALK
Jaipur has been ranked by many surveys as the cleanest and pedestrian friendly city of India. Take a walk to the Amber Fort and listen to the legends of the glorious alleys of the fort. Learn about the experiments in architecture of the marvelous fort, witness the rare temple where Lord Krishna is seen with MiraBai and not Radha and the oldest temple of Lord Shiva where Amber derives its name from. Head towards the symmetrical step well and listen to the interesting stories of the bygone temples and forts of the city.
DISCOVER SURPRISES IN A MORNING WALK
The Pink city is so colourful and bright that it would steal your heart away. A morning walk tour will help you “relive Jaipur” through this long lasting experience. The walk, starting at 8:00 in the morning, won’t take you through the main lanes and rather explore the gullies of Jaipur’s famous Quadrants- Modikhana. Meet the community of metal beaters called Thatheras, visit the temple dedicated to Lord Anant and an ancient temple under a 300 years old tamarind tree, witness a community well and an Ayurveda hospital specializing in spine treatment.
ART & CULTURE
HINDI AND SANSKRIT LESSONS
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world which has given birth to many a language like German and Hindi. Hindi, being the official language of the country, holds an important place in every Indian’s life. The city of Jaipur opens avenues for you to learn these important languages through their language classes given by housewives, having a strong command over the languages and continuing with other volunteering programs.
LOCAL ART & CRAFT
Get a hands-on experience in the local art and craft of Jaipur with a strong connection with communities having indigenous skills of pottery making, tie & die, block printing, bamboo work, miniature painting, carpet weaving, and embroidery. Attend the workshops and learn about how the art has developed over the period of time in the city and gained its importance.
HAND BLOCK PRINTS AND VEGETABLE DYES
Hand block printing is one of the most popular traditional art of the state of Rajasthan. Tourists can learn and develop skills in block printing by working alongside skilled craftsmen. The prints are hand made with small wooden blocks using different colours which are naturally made. You will learn how to make blocks, get to see the plants used in printing & dyeing, use of vegetable dyes, bagru printing using vegetable dyes and how to make colours naturally.
Mehandi holds a strong social and cultural significance in India, where no occasion is complete without applying this vibrant henna on the palms. You really cannot afford to miss learning this art form especially when you are in Jaipur. Learn the basics of applying mehandi, starting from making the cones to applying those intricate designs with the help of a team of 80 veteran artists having an experience of over 15 years. Don’t you even worry, it’s all herbal!
FOOD & DINING
REAL RAJASTHANI CUISINES
Daal-baati and churma, Finni, ghewar, mawa-ki-kachori, paneer-chilla, dahi-wada, aalu-pyaaz-ki-sabzi, paneer tikka, chhole tikki, garlic chutney, papaya shake, lassi and faluda icecream! BURRRRRRRRRRP!
Get to taste these amazing Rajasthani cuisines along with their relevance and how and why they were invented. You can get an access to the kitchen where they are made along with the recipes to the ones interested. You can take as many pictures as you want, of the kitchens, cuisines and the royal chefs that you would get to meet.
INDIAN DINNER IN A HAVELI- DO IT THE ROYAL WAY!
The state of Rajasthan with its capital city Jaipur, is known for its epoch of royalty and tradition. The royal aura adds to the charm of having dinner in a Haveli. The past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the Maharajas. For more details, because we know your mouth is watering already, click here!
There’s plenty to do in the Pink City.
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