Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian State of Rajasthan. The city is drenched in its culture that has been passed on since its beginning. This flamboyant city has numerous festivals, some that you must visit, such as, The Elephant Festival! This city is also widely known as the Pink City of India.

Here Is A Must Experience List For Jaipur.

1) City Palace:

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Built with a synthesis of Indian, Mughal and European style of architecture this palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the Ruler of Amber. It was built with red and pink sandstone and completed in 1732. It has a fine-looking museum but most of the Palace is still a residence of the Royal Family.

2) Nahargarh Fort : 

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Standing on the edge of the Aravalli Hills overseeing the Pink City, built mainly by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II this majestic fort is also known as the ‘Abode of Tigers’.  This fort provides  a beautiful view of the Jaipur City.

3) Amber Fort :

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The Amber Palace was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592. Its structure is made of Red Sandstone and Marble. Along with the Jaigarh Fort, it resides on the hill known as Hill of Eagles.

4) Jaigarh Fort :

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Not far from the Amber Fort, the Jaigarh Fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726.  Its purpose was to protect the Amber Fort. It is famous for its cannons and one of the most famous one is entitled as ‘Jaivana’.

5) Hawa Mahal :

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Hawa Mahal or ‘The Palace of the Winds’ was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The palace resides on the edge of the City Palace and spreads to the women’s chamber. The purpose of this structure was so that the women of the household could view the festivals from the palace without being seen from the outside.

6) Jantar Mantar : 

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Built under the orders of Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh, it has the World’s largest stone sundial. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

7) Ram Niwas Garden :

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This beautiful garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in 1868. The Albert Hall Museum situated in the Ram Niwas Garden is a must visit. Built with Indo-Sarcenic Architectural Styles it is an abode of numerous artifacts such as marble figurines, sculptures and miniature paintings.

8) Jal Mahal : 

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The JalMahal means Water Palace. It is located in the Man Sagar Lake in the Jaipur City. It was refurbished and enlarged by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century.

9) To spice up your trip, HOT AIR BALLOONS!

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An aerial view of the Pink City is one to die for! You can get an amazing bird’s eye view o. f the city from these hot air balloon rides provided by Skywaltz. It is situated in SkyWaltz Haveli, behind Modi Farm House, Kukas. As SkyWaltz states “Start Exploring! It’s tie to be a SKYXPLORER”.

10)Ranthambhore National Park :

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Around 160 kms from Jaipur The Ranthambhore National Park is a must visit if you are in town. It was long ago a hunting ground for the Maharajas. Now, is one of the most of famous tiger reserves in India. The park is most famous for its Diurnal Tigers. It also has many other animals such as, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Chital, Black Bucks, etc. the park is also famous for its marsh crocodiles and other reptiles as, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Russel’s Viper, Rat Snakes, Cobras, Desert Monitor Lizards, etc. You can also visit The Ranthambhore Fort which was a residence for the Royal Hunters.

11) Local Dishes that you must taste!!

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The city has one of the best authentic Rajasthani cuisines! The Daal, Baati and Churma, Ghewar, Lal Maas, Pyaazki Kachori, Mirchi Vadas and Gatteki Sabzi are a must to taste when in Jaipur. Some of the most popular restaurants where you can find these dishes in its authentic form are, Laxmi Misthan Bhandar (Behind HawaMahal), Surya Maha lResturant (MI Road), Rawat Misthan Bhandar (Railway Station Road), Annapurna (RadhaMarg), Suvarna Mahal Resturant (Bhawani Singh Road) and Natraj (MI Road).

If your visit Jaipur don’t forget this to do list and if you still not convinced, watch this wonderful series of videos which will force you to visit this beautiful city.

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