The Pink City, Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan is a beautiful and lovely mix of rich history, architectural marvels, magnificent havelis, forts and palaces, rajasthani culture, wonderful handicrafts, and colorful bazaars. Apart from visiting major tourist destinations of the city, there are many other things to do in the city.
Let’s explore top 7 things to do in Jaipur, the Pink City of India-
1. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Yes! You have heard right, now you can experience hot air balloon ride in your very own Jaipur, Rajasthan. Flying high up and drifting over the city in a hot air balloon is a must to do thing in Jaipur. Experience amazing views of the forts, palaces, and whole city from the top. Isn’t it is wonderful feeling to experience Jaipur while flying in the sky. Nothing can beat the fun and adventure of being flying high in the sky in vibrant colored hot air balloon and enjoying the scenic beauty of city. Make beautiful memories with your friends and family. You can check all relevant information about hot air ballooning on their website – https://www.skywaltz.com/
2.Attend the Light and Sound Show at Amer Fort
If you want to capture the vibrant art and culture and glorious history of Rajasthan, you must attend light and sound show at Amer Fort. The show revives the traditions and pride of the Amber by highlighting folk music, folklore, and local legends. This 50 minute show reflects royal lifestyle, traditions and story of Rajputs. The colorful lights of the show reflect on the fort which gives stunning views.
3.Enjoy Camel Safari
Taking a camel safari is one of the best ways to explore the pink city. You can take a camel ride near Jal Mahal or at Choki Dhani. There are no hard and fast rules for taking a camel ride. You will find vendors every time and everywhere in the city. You can take the ride anytime as per your convenience. Although Jaipur does not have sand dunes that you may fine in Jaisalmer for camel ride, but you can take camel ride to explore the city and for delightful fun activity.
4.Take an Elephant Ride at Amer Fort
Visiting Amer Fort is no doubt a must to visit place while visiting Jaipur. And taking an elephant ride there is certainly a memorable experience. Riding on the back of an elephant up the hill to the main entrance of the fort is awesome experience. The elephants are brightly decorated with paints and patterns, riding on them give a royal feeling. The entire ride takes approx 25-30 minutes. Best time to click photographs and enjoy the views of the stunning Amer Fort. It is strongly advised to reach early at the fort for taking ride as there is a limit fixed by the Government for elephants to take rides.
5.Enjoy Rajasthani Cuisine
Savor the best Rajasthani food in Jaipur. Dal Baati Churma, Kachori, Laal Maans, Lassi, and Gatte ki Subzi are the famous cuisines of Jaipur. You can have these in any corner of Pink city, any restaurant or street or you may enjoy the delicious food at Choki Dhani. There you can enjoy other cultural and traditional activities too. Do not forget to try dal baati churma, its signature dish of the state. Scrumptious Rajasthani food will get you drooling for sure. Rajasthani thali will get you into the authentic taste of the spices with mix of lip smacking flavors.
6.Shop for Handicraft Items
Who does not love to take souvenirs back to home for their loved ones? And, what could be better than the traditional handicraft items for this. Jaipur is known as cultural and shopping center of the State. The city has a plethora of variety in handicraft items which depicts its true culture. You must shop for blue pottery, traditional juttis, hand block printed textiles, bandhej garments, jaipuri carpets, rajasthani jewelry, leather items, marble items, and lac bangles. Each and every product looks beautiful and is handmade. You will definitely love shopping in Jaipur.
7.Trek to Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. If you want to enjoy striking and eye catching views of jaipur, then you must go for some adventurous sport i.e. hiking or cycling to the fort. A trek to the wonderful and historic fort is a great opportunity to experience the real beauty of the city. Enjoy magical sunrise or sunset views of the city from this fort.
Do not forget to take memorable pictures in the pink city. I use my Fujifilm Insta Max Mini camera for taking instant yet beautiful pictures.