The Pink City of Jaipur is a colorful amalgamation of the old and the new tradition. If you’re traveling by Luxury Train India: Palace on Wheels you’ll definitely take a stop at the royal city and you should use this opportunity and explore the culture of Jaipur. We have listed down some of the things that you can do while you’re in Jaipur.
1. Chokhi Dhani
Choki Dhani is synonymous with Rajasthani Village themed hospitality. The Choki Dani Resort in the heart of Jaipur is a 5-star Ethnic Resort whose aim is to give the tourists a full experience of Rajasthani culture. The theme of the rest is inspired by the village settings of the state with various cultural activities held. If you’re visiting Jaipur for the first time via Indian luxury train palace on Wheels, you have to visit Choki Dhani to experience traditional folk dance, haldighati battle, puppet show, magic show, animal rides and just relieve the culture of Rajasthan.
2. Shopping Spree
Jaipur is known for colorful and creative jewelry. The Kundan jewelry is made locally in Jaipur and is one of the most sold out and worn out accessories in the city. Appreciated for its an aesthetic appeal and sheer beauty, Kundan necklaces are worn by the women all over the world over to adorn traditional attire. Jaipur’s Blue Pottery which is decorated with bird and animal motifs and delicately crafted and colored with blue dye is also very famous all over the world. Mojaris are the softly worn footwear similar to Punjabi juttis. You should always visit the market even when you don’t want to purchase but just to look at what are their traditions. You can visit Bappu Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Tibbati Market, Aravali Bazaar, etc to pick something for your loved ones and yourself.
3. Street Food and Rajasthani Food
Jaipur is known for its street and Rajasthani cuisine. Rajasthani cuisine is a mixture of rich and tasty ingredients that are often cooked in a way that they do not have to be recooked. The cuisine comprises of Dal Baati Chuurma, Ghevar, Ker Sangri, Gatte ki sabzi or Laal Maas.
4. Cycling Expedition to Nahargarh Fort
How cool does cycling expedition sounds? You can rent a cycle and witness the unique combination of Indian and European architectural styles at the grand Nahargarh fort. Explore the 12 identical suites fort and enjoy a quick bite at the Padao Open bar/Restaurant on the terrace of the palace.
5. City Palace
The City Palace is located in the heart of the city and is a home to the royal family of Jaipur. The City Palace is a complex of courtyards, gardens, temples, and buildings and is built on the principles of Indian science architecture, Vastu. The City Palace is built of quintessential pink and red sandstones hallmark of Jaipur. The monument is a mixture of Rajput, Mughal and European architecture. A tourist who is traveling via luxury train India namely Palace on Wheels which usually stops at Jaipur should visit the City Palace to know about the royal families of Jaipur and be aware of the culture and tradition of the people of Jaipur.