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JAIPUR - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel
The city of Jaipur is the capital and biggest city in the Rajasthan region in Northern India. The city was established in 1927 as a hilltop fortress town that featured a network of roads and cleverly organized structural design. In 1876, all the buildings of what is now known to be the old city, was all painted in pink to welcome the arrival of the Prince of Wales hence it was also called “The Pink City” since then. Today, it is a bustling town that is rich in arts and culture, gem trading, jewelry shopping, and sight seeing.
Must visit places include the Jantar Mantar Observatory featuring an 89-foot sundial, Statue Circle and nearby Birla Planetarium, the cenotaphs at Gaitore, central museum, Amer Palace and ancient citadel, the Raj Mandar Theatre to experience a traditional Masala movie, the Moti Doongri Fort and temple in the heart of old town. The Iswari Minar Swarga Sal is another architectural must see and it is conveniently near the bazaar where tourists shop for textile, art, jewelry and other souvenirs. Another must try experience is to go on a camel ride’ there are plenty of camel ride operators near Jaipur. Most museums and attractions are open from 9 am until 4:30 pm because they have long afternoon breaks and the city livens up for dinner with restaurants and bars opening at around 9 pm. The local cuisine is of course scrumptious. Make sure to try local specialties like daal bati choorma which are dumplings with lentil filling and their famous desserts like the ghevar (sticky pancake) and the mishrimawa (nut cake with cardamom flavoured milk).
Jaipur has a hot and dry climate and the best time to visit will be the cooler months of October to March which is also when the city celebrates most of its colourful festivals. Monsoon rains are less likely to occur during these months when day time temperature averages from 58-65 °F.
Jaipur Tips - Jaipur, the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel
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