BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR
There are certainly a lot of places to list down under this category but I’d just start with my most favorite ones. These are essentially those places that I’d recommend anybody visiting Jaipur for the first time (in no special order of preference).
1. SHOP TILL YOU DROP AT BAPU BAZAR
The vibrant Bapu Bazar is in the heart of the town, and is so colorful that it blows me away every single time I head that way. It’s that kind of a place that shopaholics would place on top of their lists amongst other tourist places in Jaipur! From jewelry to juttis and from clothes to quilts, Bapu Bazar features shops of all the Rajasthani goodies that you can possibly dream of. I’ll recommend anyone looking for handicraft items to visit Suraj Handicrafts in Bapu Bazar. I really loved their collection, and the prices were reasonable. At Bapu Bazar, you can make the most of street side shopping whilst relishing the real ‘Pink’ side of the city in truest aspect.
Closest Bus Stop: Sindhi Camp Bus Stop
Open: 7 days open | 11 am onwards
2. A PICTURE AT THE FANCY PATRIKA GATE
(Hey instagrammers, this one is for you, I mean for us)
Picture-perfect Patrika Gate is the relatively new hotspot for photographers. This place is just a short distance away from Jaipur International Airport and you can easily fit it into your Jaipur itinerary either on the way in or out – but whatever you do, please don’t miss out on this one. The first time I saw it, I was stunned with its opulence – and oh boy those colors! The Instagrammer in me went berserk moving around capturing those dream-like shots. I must have spent about an hour just taking pictures inside out.Once you have had your fill of fun at Patrika Gate, go inside and explore the Jawahar Garden Circle. You can treat yourself to sumptuous street food at various food stalls serving chowmein, pav bhaji, chat, and a lot more. If you plan to stay back till the evening time, make sure you enjoy the musical fountain show which displays a spectrum of 316 different colors. It takes place from 7PM to 7:30PM, all seven days of the week.
ADDRESS: PATRIKA GATE, JLN ROAD, JAWAHAR CIRCLE, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN 302018
3. GULAB JI CHAI WALA FOR THAT ADDICTIVE CUPPA TEA
It has never happened that I’ve visited Jaipur and given Gulab Ji Chai Wala a miss. Chai, charcha and its chilled out vibe is what draws me to this unique ‘Chai ki Dukan’. This is definitely one of the best offbeat places in Jaipur to visit when you’re looking for that delicious cuppa to re-energize and keep going.
You will love meeting the zesty 94 years old Gulab Ji who serves tea and food to 200-250 beggars at 6 every morning. There wouldn’t be even a single dull moment outside this tea stall as it remains packed with friendly and talkative tea lovers. Just go ahead and strike a conversation to spend a blissful day sipping on some nice tea at Gulab Ji.
This place would be great to explore. I love the colors and the views.
oh my Dear God !! what a beautiful place to visit. i loved all your photos.
Wow, these look amazing and so colorful! I think this was just added to my bucket list!
I’ve never been here before, but I need to go! It looks like a neat place.
Sigh. Yes please. I want to travel right now! What a beautiful area and great places to visit!
OMG! I’m in awe with the first picture! That building is monumental and majestic! And the stairs! What a fabulous place to visit! Thanks for sharing!
Between the food and the architecture, there is so much to see and experience in Jaipur. I love how intricate the building designs are and how colorful.
What a marvelous architecture, the food looks very delicious and appetizing. Thank you for sharing this place with us!
Ooh!! I love the vibrant colours. It is such a picture-perfect pink holiday destination. The buildings are calling my name as well. Although pink is not one of my daughter’s favourite colours she will be convinced after seeing the size of that parantha. You give her a chance and she will eat it all on her own.
What a magical place to visit! I would go for the architectural designs alone!
I’ve never been here before! I’ll have to go. All of these places you listed look amazing.
I have actually went to see a movie at the Raj Mandir cinema when I visited Jaipur. Also, the lassi across the street from the cinema is worth mentioning, it was so good! The best I had during my three trips to India.
I have never heard of this place. It certainly magestic!
Jaipur is an amazing place to visit. I do wish to visit it someday.
This is all so beautiful and you look so in your element there! I can see why you say that you feel like you are home again. And I love that the city is nicknamed The Pink City.
What a great collection of photos from your journey in India. The staircase picture is my favourite. I would love to visit!
This would make such an amazing trip for me to visit all these beautiful places full of colour and food that I like to eat. If I am lucky I might even get my children to join me on the trip there. I cannot wait to make the trip over.
I am living for these colors! Like you, I absolutely love bazaars. They are so full of life, smells, and odd commodities! Give me all of that food, please. This is definitely on my list now!
This looks amazing omg I would love this!!
It sounds and looks wonderful! I bet it really does offer the prettiest sunsets too.
I just love Jaipur, always have since I first visited as a kid. Your post made me recollect the sights and sounds and awesome food of one of my fav cities in this world. Lovely photographs !
Wow! All of these pictures are extraordinary. It looks like everything is fabulous, colorful and happy!
If you visit Jaipur don’t miss
Elephant Ride at Amer Fort. Elephant Rides at Amer Fort. …
Hike Up to Nahargarh Fort. Trek up to Nahargarh Fort. …
Enjoy a Camel Ride. …
Go on a Cycling Tour. …
Watch the Sunset from Jal Mahal. …
Get a Taste of Rajasthani Culture at Chokhi Dhani.