From royal palaces to chic pubs to historical forts to luxurious restaurants, Jaipur has much to offer for every kind of traveller. The Pink City offers an incredible choice of activities for those seeking to experience the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
To help you make the most of your trip, here is our curated 3-day Itinerary of the best places to visit and things to do in Jaipur.
Travelling to Jaipur:
By Air: Take a connecting or direct flight to Jaipur International Airport which is 12 km from the city centre. Check for daily flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, and other cities in India. Once you land at the airport, hire a taxi or cab to reach your hotel.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Jaipur Junction railway station connecting Jaipur to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur via direct trains. Take a train to any of these train stations in Jaipur – Jaipur Junction (JP), Jaipur Gandhinagar (GADJ), Asalpur Jobner (JOB), and Kanakpura (KKU).
By Road: For a relaxed journey through the highways while enjoying the scenic beauty, book a seat in private or state-run Volvo buses to Jaipur. If you are driving to Jaipur, take highways like NH 48, NH 52, NH 21, and NH 248.
Breakfast at Curious Life Coffee Roasters, Sarojini Marg
For an energetic start to an eventful day, head to the Curious Life Coffee Roasters for a delicious and filling breakfast. Order Shakshuka, tomato & basil bruschetta, waffles with blueberry compote with a cup of freshly brewed latte.
Visit Amber Fort
Take your time to explore and bask in the surroundings of this majestic fort on a picturesque hilltop setting. As one of the historical forts in Jaipur, Amber Fort showcases a rich heritage and intricate architectural marvel.
Take your time and explore the regal buildings like the Sheesh Mahal, Shukh Niwas, and the Diwan-e-Khas. Do not miss out on the light and sound show held here every evening, which brings the fort to life.
Plan a visit to the City Palace is one of the top sightseeing attractions in Jaipur. Explore the architecture of this palace that reflects both Rajput and Mughal cultural influence. As you walk through the courtyards and rooms of the palace, you will spot intricate engravings and fine artworks that adorn the walls of this palace. Take a stroll across the manicured gardens, vibrant courtyards, halls, and art galleries that reflect Rajputana glory. Check out the museum in the palace grounds that showcases garments, crowns, and ornaments used by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.
After a day of sightseeing the popular attractions in Jaipur, head back to your hotel for a good night of rest and wake up refreshed for day two of Jaipur Itinerary.
Be awestruck at the magnificent structure of the Hawa Mahal that features is a five-storied edifice made with red and pink sandstone. This majestic historical palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal features 953 small windows that look like a beehive from a distance. The interior chambers of this building allow a cool breeze to blow in through its myriad of windows. To get a bird’s eye view of Jaipur city, climb to the top of the Hawa Mahal.
Lunch at Jaipur Pavilion
For the ultimate Rajasthani Thali experience, head to the Jaipur Pavilion in the ITC Rajputana Hotel. Delight your tastebuds to dishes like dal bati churma, Gatta curry, Gujrati kadhi, and Lal Maas. For a sweet treat, do not forget to order phirni.
Sunset at Jal Mahal
This spectacular five-storied palace stands in the middle of Man Sagar Lake that features an exquisite Rajput architectural style. This palace was originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for the rulers. You will be intrigued to note that four lower stories remain submerged under the water when the lake is full of water during the monsoon. Take a boat and sail around the palace while enjoying the majestic sunset views across the crimson skyline. Capture some memorable photos with your camera on the backdrop of a pristine surroundings of the lake.
Explore Rajasthani culture & nightlife at Chokhi Dhani
After enjoying a beautiful sunset, head to the ethnic village-themed resort to experience Rajasthan’s rural culture, folk dances, puppet shows, arts and crafts, music, and more. For a taste of Rajasthani cuisine, enjoy the Rajasthani delicacies served at the food stalls in Chokhi Dhani.
After an eventful and hectic day, head back to your hotel to get much-needed sleep to wake up to day three of the Jaipur Itinerary.
Albert Hall Museum
Start your day with a visit to the oldest museum in Rajasthan that showcases a treasure trove of artifacts that reflects the rich history and heritage of Rajasthan. Take your time to explore the royal collection of jewelry, paintings, ivory ornaments, sculptures, crystal works, carpets, and metal artifacts.
Shopping at Bapu Bazaar
For a memorable shopping experience, head to Bapu Bazaar that offers the best handicrafts, garments, and souvenir items in Jaipur. Shop to your heart’s content from the stores selling ethnic attires, Mojri footwear, camel leather jootis, handicrafts, and jewelry. A pro-tip for tourists is to always bargain before making a purchase.
Dinner at The Rajput Room
For the ultimate wrap to a regal travel experience in Jaipur, book dinner reservations at The Rajput Room in Rambagh Palace. Enjoy the royal ambiance, decor while savouring authentic Rajasthani dishes like Laal Maas, Dal Baati Churma. To satiate your sweet tooth, order a chocolate mud pie.
After three days of exploring the best palaces, shopping, and luxury dining experience, it is time to head to your hotel to get some rest and wake up just in time to return home. Pack your bags, book your hotel stay, and refer to this 3-day Itinerary for an unforgettable vacation in Jaipur.
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