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Do Not Come Back Without Visiting These Places in Jaipur

Rajasthan: the land of the Royals is a very prominent tourist attraction in India. The state itself drags the maximum number of tourist in India. Each and every corner of Rajasthan is an attraction for the travelers. From the monuments to people to culture and to food; everything here is awe-inspiring.  Travelers from all around the world come here to get the best travel memories. The state has a larger geographical area and is counted one amongst the biggest states in India after Madhya Pradesh. The geographical area expansion of Rajasthan provides a great favor for the tourism opportunity too. There are many places to see here but for a visitor it is not possible to see each and every minor and major thing here. Sometimes it happen that people they visit not so important places and in the scarcity of time they miss the important one.

Every place here is important, but the capital of Rajasthan has its own significance. If you are visiting Jaipur hen here are the places that you should never miss on your trip.

Jaipur: The Pink City

The capital of Rajasthan is the first thing you would hear about the state. Though there are many other beautiful destinations in the state, but no other place has comparison with Jaipur. The capital is also referred as the pink city reason being the pink color of architecture all over the city. The first attraction of the city is definitely the pink color of whole city and other than this there are several other things that you should not miss on a trip to the place.

City Palace: A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, but within it the palace has been enlarged and adapted over the centuries. There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. So, a perfect treat for your eyes.

Hawa Mahal: Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive that raises a dizzying five storeys. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city. The top offers stunning views over Jantar Mantar and the City Palace in one direction and over Sireh Deori Bazaar in the other.

Jantar Mantar: Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, an observatory begun by Jai Singh II in 1728 that resembles a collection of bizarre giant sculptures. Built for measuring the heavens, the name is derived from the Sanskrit yanta mantr, meaning ‘instrument of calculation’, and in 2010 it was added to India’s list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. Paying for a local guide is highly recommended if you wish to learn how each fascinating instrument works.

Iswari Minar Swarga Sal: Piercing the skyline near the City Palace is this unusual minaret, erected in the 1740s by Jai Singh II’s son and successor Iswari. The entrance is around the back of the row of shops fronting Chandpol Bazaar – take the alley 50m west of the minaret along the bazaar or go via the Atishpol entrance to the City Palace compound, 150m east of the minaret. You can spiral to the top of the minaret for excellent views.

Central Museum: This museum is housed in the spectacularly florid Albert Hall, south of the Old City. The building was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, and combines elements of English and North Indian architecture, as well as huge friezes celebrating the world’s great cultures. It was known as the pride of the new Jaipur when it opened in 1887. The grand old building hosts an eclectic array of tribal dress, dioramas, sculptures, miniature paintings, carpets, musical instruments and even an Egyptian mummy.

Nahargarh: Built in 1734 and extended in 1868, this sturdy fort overlooks the city from a sheer ridge to the north. The story goes that the fort was named after Nahar Singh, a dead prince whose restless spirit was disrupting construction. Whatever was built in the day crumbled in the night. The prince agreed to leave on condition that the fort was named for him. The views are glorious and there’s a restaurant that’s perfect for a beer.

Jal Mahal: Near the cenotaphs of the maharanis of Jaipur, and beautifully situated in the watery expanse of Man Sagar, is this dreamlike palace. It’s origins are uncertain, but it was believed to have been extensively restored if not built by Jai Singh II (1734). It’s accessed via a causeway at the rear, and is undergoing restoration under the auspices of the Jal Tarang project.

Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum: Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace) in the City Palace forms part of the Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum, containing a collection of royal costumes and superb shawls, including Kashmiri pashmina. One remarkable exhibit is Sawai Madho Singh I’s capacious clothing; it’s said he was a cuddly 2m tall, 1.2m wide and 250kg.

 These are the places that you should not miss out when you are travelling Jaipur. For a guided tour of the city or for the same day Jaipur trip you can contact Swagat Tours and Travels, a trusted company for best Rajasthan tour packages.

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip between Jaipur to Jaisalmer

Ever wondered how beautiful it would be to drive in the deserts of India covering the most beautiful locations enroute? When it comes to India tour and travels then most of the people prefer Rajasthan. A big portion of travelers every year in India prefer to visit Rajasthan. No matter whether they are domestic or are coming from an international location, Rajasthan is always the top choice. Well, the state is well connected with road, air and train but the best way to speculate the true vividness of the state is road trip only. The state is blessed with the well-built road that makes it an additional benefit for the travelers coming here.

Each and every location in Rajasthan is worth visiting but the road trip between Jaipur to Jaisalmer is worth and something that you should definitely visit once in your lifetime. For the wanderer in you, here we are with the perfect road trip plan that will help you to practice your desire in the most positive manner. The journey of road trip would be Jaipur – Bikaner- Jaisalmer – Pushkar – Jaipur. The road trip is of approximately 1322 kilometers and the driving time is 22 hours, means you are going to enjoy the road for as long as 22 hours. The total travel time to complete the itinerary is 8 days. Here goes the perfect plan.

Jaipur – Bikaner: The pink city of India is definitely the most beautiful locations in India. From the capital of Rajasthan, there starts the best journey to Bikaner the city of camels. As soon as you will leave the premises of the city, you would find the immediate change in the flora and fauna and definitely you would get that desert feel with the thorny shrubs all across the roads. Spotting a Chinkara or Peacock enroute would be your treat to eyes. The distance between Jaipur to Bikaner is 334 kilometers and it is almost 6 hours drive. Reaching to the place, you can watch the beauty of the city at night and rest so that your body would be ready for the next day trip to Jaisalmer.

Bikaner – Jaisalmer: The distance between Bikaner and Jaisalmer is 330 kilometers and the driving time is again almost 6 hours. Located in the Thar Desert, Bikaner is the best place for them who really want to speculate the true Rajasthan. Be it the culture or the weather, everything here would perfectly support your concept of deserted land. You can visit Pokhran atomic energy plant, which is country’s famous first underground nuclear detonation. The roadside food in the highways would serve the best treat for you. Tasting the authentic Rajasthani food at the roads would bring you more close to the culture of the state. Catching a glimpse of sun during the evening time would be the best treat for your eyes. Doing camping on the sand dunes and enjoying folk dance and music there during your night stay would help you to collect more memories.

Jaisalmer – Pushkar: This is definitely a long way for you to cover and the trip can take almost 9 to 10 hours. The distance between Pushkar and Jaisalmer is 460 kilometers and you have to start early to reach the city of lakes at night. Pushkar city is situated around the Pushkar Lake and homes the only Brahma temple in the world. The trip from Jaisalmer to Pushkar would aid you to see many beautiful things in between. Waiting for camel ride on the sand dunes would add more in your Rajasthan excursion. Shopping in the streets of Pushkar can help you get some souvenirs for loved ones back home.

Pushkar – Jaipur: And, here comes your final ride to the destination. The distance between Jaipur to Pushkar is 148 kilometers and you can cover the same in almost three hours. As the roads are good in condition, you would definitely enjoy your ride in the clear highways. Tasting the perfect combination of Daal-Baati-Churma on the highway will fill your journey with deliciousness.

The roads are Jaipur would definitely serve as the best treat for your journey. You can hire taxi in Rajasthan or simply can contact a reliable tour operator that can customize your trip as per your wishes. There are so many beautiful things to see and speculate in all these locations which are only perfect if you have a guided tour of the place. Taking the services from trusted Rajasthan tour operator for Jaipur to Jaisalmer road trip will aid you in living the dreams of having the perfect road journey and that too on the well-elevated highways of Rajasthan.  If you are visiting Rajasthan or India for the first time then it is suggested that to avoid any sort of complications you should always hire the professionals and enjoy your trip with them.