BEST WAY TO EXPLORE THE TRADITIONAL CULTURE OF JAIPUR AS TOURIST
Jaipur the pink city and also the capital of Rajasthan are highly rich in its culture. The city is world-wide famous for its royalty and heritage and thus attracts tourism from the world. The city provides a range of unique and fascination activities and attractions. To get the most from this chaotic city a well-planned itinerary is necessary and this guide will provide a suggested itinerary for 2 days in Jaipur to explore the most of the city. This trip to Jaipur will never disappoint you and will bring great memories to be cherished by you.
A short Overview of the 2 day Jaipur Tour
The city requires a 2-day trip and if you are a shopaholic then you can add a day just to buy special and traditional items as the city is a shopping paradise. The first part includes the sights of the historic places while the second part covers the tourist spots outside the city limits. The second part is recommended for the second day. Tourist can easily manage themselves to travel across the city.
Day 1: City Orientation
This city is a perfect fit for a walking tour as most of the favoured destinations are a few blocks away from each other. The best place to start your trip would be the royal City Palace for some good examples of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, textiles, costumes and weapons. After enjoying the sights of the palace you must spend some time in the Peacock Courtyard and you may even spot a member of the royal family in the towers of the Moon Palace. Then Hawa Mahal known as the palace of winds is the place to step in, to catch the glimpses of royal processions, bustles and hustles of the Jaipur city,
Spend the afternoon exploring Central Museum (Albert Hall) which is considered as the finest gallery in Jaipur that can engage tourist for hours in paintings, arms, weapons, sculptures, tribal art, textiles, jewellery, musical instruments, and hundreds of other such spectacular items. For catching a glimpse of Hindu temple life and venture to the exquisitely carved white marble Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple & Museum.
Day 2: Fortresses
Jaipur is a city surrounded with myriad fortresses and palaces, the crown jewel of which is the Amber Fort with indo-Islamic culture. Get an early start for the trek, by elephant or by jeep, to the Amber Fort gates. After touring the extensive palace grounds, head further up the hill to the Jaigarh Fort, built to protect the Amber Fort which is made up of sandstones and is spread over an area of 3 km and amongst the strongest monuments of Jaipur.
In the evening, take a romantic boat ride to the mysterious Jal Mahal, a five-story sandstone palace partially submerged in the middle of a lake. Stroll the rooftop gardens as the sun sets over the lake is the best view to catch up and enjoy in peace away from city dust.
Day 3: Shopping
Jaipur, the ‘pink city of India’ is well known for its royalty and the marbled monuments. But, very limited people are aware of the list of endless things that make it a perfect shopping destination. There are some amazing shopping markets in Jaipur which can enhance your full shopping experience. From royal jewellery, shining gemstones or Jaipuri quilts, head towards stalls of Johari Bazaar in the Old City. For ready-made textiles and Rajasthani camel-leather shoes (jootis), try Bapu Bazaar, or for souvenirs and gifts for friends back home, like resin bangles, head to Tripolia Bazaar.
Jaipur is a very popular holiday destination among tourists, hence, it hosts a range of hotels to accommodate people as per their requirements and preferences.