5 things to do in Jaipur
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New Delhi: The beautiful state of Rajasthan is a tourists delight. And the capital city of the state - Jaipur is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities of Northern India. The city is rich in culture and heritage and is one of the most colourful places that you will ever visit in India.
Here are the top things to do in Jaipur:
Visit the forts: There are so many places of historical significance in and around the city that a guided tour is a must. Go to the Amber fort, or the Jaigarh fort - Jaipur is spectacular in the winter evenings and especially when the lights start coming on. The Pink city gets glorious by the evening.
Take a heritage tour: Inside the city too there are beautiful places to go and visit the rich history of Rajasthan. The Hawa Mahal and the Jantar Mantar are must visit locations, so are the City Palace and the Monkey temple.
Shopping: This is something that no one should miss in Jaipur. Whether it is the local handicrafts or jewellery, Jaipur will enthrall you with its vareity. You can get silks, sarees, Lehariya and Bandhani dupattas, Jaipur block printed quilts and kundan jewellery in a riot of colours. You will end up buying everything and still have more to look for. Shop till you drop!
Eat: The Rajsthani cuisine which includes the famous Dal Baati Churma, Ghevar, Gajak, Chauguni ke laddu, Moong Thal will definitely challenge your tummy with its spice and ghee - but the rich taste compliments the weather and you would be foolish to miss out on the beautiful sweets and spicy food of Jaipur. Try visiting the Sharma Dhaba on the way to Ajmer, or go to Niros to enjoy a posh evening with your loved one. Jaipur will never fail to surprise you.
Jawahar Kala Kendra: Visit Jaipur's multi arts centre located in Jaipur. The cultural centre was established to preserve the cultural arts and crafts of Rajasthan and has done its job quite well. It is a must visit place to watch the various cultural festivals that take place in the city.