Royal forts, opulent havelis and larger than life architecture, all of this is synonymous to Rajasthan. As you explore the land of maharajas and delve deep in their lifestyle, you will be taken back to the opulent days of the royal era. While Rajasthan is known for its magnificent architecture and vibrant culture, they also spoil their guests with their royal hospitality. Being one of the best places for girls trip, Getaway Goddess is taking them to Rajasthan this winter. Read on to know the top things to do in Jaipur.
Here Are Top Things To Do In Jaipur For Women Travellers
1. Amer Fort
Situated in Amber, the former capital of Rajasthan, Amer Fort makes for one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan. Don’t be let down by the exteriors of this fort, it truly has stood against all the tests of time and invasions. Influenced by both the Rajput and Mughal architecture, the magnificent fort boasts of an extensive complex built from pale yellow and pink sandstone contrasting with white marble. Bearing the stamp of the opulent days from the bygone era, Amer Fort is divided into 4 main sections with each of it having its individual courtyard. The significant buildings that Amer Fort houses include the ‘Diwan-i-Aam’, the ‘Sheesh Mahal’ and the ‘Sukh Mahal’, along with pavilions and halls of great interest. The Amer Fort history and architecture will leave you in awe of the lifestyle and grandeur the royals lead in the 16th century.
2. Jaipur City Palace
Located in the heart of the city, the Jaipur palace continues to house the former royal family and parts of the complex are open to the public. Divided in opulent sections like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam and Maharani Palace, the city palace still narrates the tales of Jaipur’s glorious past. Ideal for history buffs and photographers, Jaipur City Palace truly gives insight on the lifestyle and royal charm of Rajput rulers. Do check out the stunning crystal chandelier that beautifully complements the intricate ceiling made from semiprecious stones in Diwan-I-Aam; and pay special attention to the massive silver urns that Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II got made to carry drinking water from the river Ganga, on his trip to England in 1901. Kings and their whims, sigh!
Travel Tip For Jaipur
-Put on your most flamboyant dress to click pictures at the ornate doors of this gorgeous City Palace.
-The best time to visit the city palace is between October – March, since it’s relatively cooler.
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3. Hawa Mahal
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal boasts of over 950 jharokhas (sit-outs) that originally intended to be the window to the world outside for women of the royal family. Connected to the Zanana Mahal (the women’s section in City Palace), women would use the jharokhas to get a glimpse of the royal processions, festivities and the buzzing market. This five-storey building is has no stairs but the floors are connected by inclined passageway. For great views of the city, head to the top-most balcony.
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4. Shopping In Bapu Bazaar
Beside the plethora of havelis and forts, Jaipur also is the ultimate shopping paradise, making it the perfect solo female travel destination in India. With the variety of items this bazaar offers, no shopping list will ever seem long enough while you’re exploring it. From silver jewellery, leheriya saris/dupattas, handmade footwear to blue pottery, bags, cushions and bedspreads, the Bapu Bazaar has it all. Women travellers in Jaipur usually pick up lehriya dupattas, tie and die clothing, and oxidised jewellery; shopping in Jaipur is a lot of fun for women.
Travel Tip: Put your bargain skills to use at the Bapu Bazaar in Jaipur and pack light to get the beautiful bandhani apparels back home
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5. Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani is synonymous with the Royal hospitality of Rajasthan and is one of the best restaurants in Jaipur. It is this one place where the vibe of village fair is created every evening, putting on display the rich cultural heritage of the glorious state. The village-themed set up serves authentic Rajasthani meal and puts up vibrant puppet shows, folk performances and stalls that sell memorabilia that promise to keep you busy. The traditional huts and designs are a gateway into the times when the grandeur was unpretentious, making Chokhi Dhani for an experience by itself. The rich warmth and rustic charm of Chokhi Dhani is its biggest draw and we at Getaway Goddess can’t wait to uncover it all in Jaipur.
6. Dinner By A 16th Century Stepwell
While the majestic forts and opulent havelis still prevail the royalty of the bygone era, another significant aspect of Rajasthan’s rich architectural lineage is its unique stepwells. Though stepwells were created to overcome the shortage of water in this desert state, most of the stepwells reflect the Rajput rulers’ love for larger-than-life architecture. Dining at a candle-lit 16th century stepwell, amidst the grand heritage and intriguing history is the most offbeat thing to do in Rajasthan. So, in your leisure time lap the chance to cover this unique experience at Narlai village in the Pali district of Rajasthan.
As we all know, Rajasthan is all about food, forts and havelis, so is this trip with Getaway Goddess. The city’s fairy-tale grandeur and majestic past draws visitors from not only across the country but around the globe. With so many things to do in Jaipur, one is most likely to extend their holiday. So ladies, grab your flamboyant outfits and your favourite girls to explore this capital city of Rajasthan.
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