Jaipur truly exemplifies the spirit and grandeur of its people and Rajasthan. Flanked by the country’s oldest hills, each crowned by magnificent forts and palaces dotted Jaipur’s impressive province. Jaipur is the first planned city of India which is also known for being enriched with ancient monuments, exemplary gardens, and peripheral walls with huge guarding gates. This vibrant city since inception has been winning hearts for its rich traditions and culture, which is time being reflected in its handicraft, performing arts, and festivals. Alsisar Haveli, in the middle of Jaipur, is an ideal central anchor for a visit to the nearby places of religious, historical and architectural importance.
Places Around Jaipur
This sanctuary, snuggled in the Aravalli hill, is a marvelous blend of history, mythology and a bounty of wildlife for nature lovers.
One of the largest Tiger Reserves in India, Ranthambhore is the destination where the celebrated great Bengal Tiger is best seen with numerous other species in wild.
Once a royal duck-hunting reserve, Keoladeo bird sanctuary is a fabulous bird sighting area, especially in winters, for large number of aquatic birds from across the world.
The largest salt lake in India, Sambhar is a great destination for off-road trips, sunset views, and migratory bird gazing. Sambhar has much to offer to tourists and photographers.
Deemed as one of the most haunted places in the world, Bhangarh is a pre-historic site that is dotted with breathtaking views of nature and the Bhangarh fort ruins.
Abhaneri has a glorious past and this hoary magnetism of the place, attracts tourists to its threshold from all over the world. The place is popular for the Chand Baori Step Well and Harshat Mata Temple.
One of the most popular shrines of Lord krishna’s incarnation – Khatu Shyam, this place magically yielded the idol of Shyam ji which is now enshrined in the temple.
Pushkar is an exposition of colours set on the Pushkar Lake, which is marked by 52 ghats and the world's only Brahma Temple. The town offers a mix of religious and cultural experiences.
The Balaji temple is situated in the middle of Salasar near Sikar and attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year for its religious importance.
Things To Do
Leopard Safari in Jhalana
Elephant Village Tour
Lion Safari at Nahargarh Zoological park
Visit to museum
Jaipur heritage walk
The colourful kites of different shapes and sizes fly high in the azure sky, and lights and fireworks in the night sky define the beauty and splendour this beautiful festival. The international kite festival held at Jal Mahal has participants from all across the world.
Held in the month of September, Teej is one of the most celebrated festivals in Jaipur. The idol of Teej Mata is decked up with ethnic jewellery and intricately-woven clothes and her procession takes place in the walled city of Jaipur. The celebration also sees many folk dances and traditional songs being conducted here, a treat for the photography enthusiasts.
Jaipur is among those places in India where Diwali is celebrated with much more enthusiasm and zeal. Among all the festivals celebrated in the Pink City, Diwali is the only festival that transforms the city into a dazzling heaven. Fancy lighting can be seen everywhere. During Diwali, Jaipur shines in a way that it feels like it’s truly welcoming Lord Rama after his 14 years of exile and dancing in joy and festivity.
Gangaur fair is a colourful festivals celebrated in the city of Jaipur. The festival marks the onset of spring, along with the harvesting period of the farmers. A hundred years old festival, Gangaur is also a celebration of marital fidelity. Women pray for the welfare and safety of their husbands. During this festival, clay idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri are carved out and worshiped with cultural fervor.