Jaipur is one of the very few cities that has retained its old-world charm. The vibrant city brims with architectural gems, rich culture, spectacular art, royal history, and delicious food. The friendly locals and the bustling bazaars of the city will make you fall in love with its chaos. The city has a lot to offer, which is why it can be a little difficult to plan your trip. We have created an itinerary that is perfect if you are planning a trip to Jaipur. Travelling Jaipur in three days might seem a little difficult, but with this itinerary, you’ll be able to witness the popular places of the city.
Traveling Jaipur in 3 days
On your first day, visit a few architectural marvels of the city.
Nahargarh Fort – Jal Mahal – Amber fort and palace – Jaigarh Fort- Panna Meena ka Kund – Tarkashi workshop with Mohan Lal Sharma
Nahargarh Fort is the best place to get a panoramic view of the entire city. Many structures inside the fort will give you an insight into the history of the palace.
A marvel of Rajputana architecture, Jal Mahal is a breathtaking palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. When the lake is filled, four out of five levels remain sunken, enhancing the beauty of the palace.
Amber Fort, located amidst the majestic Aravali hills, is one of the most picturesque places that you’ll ever visit. The red sandstone and white marble structure look like it is straight out of a fairytale.
Situated on the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles), Jaigarh fort is one of its kind. One of the must-visit places here is a museum which showcases primitive arms and ammunition.
Panna Meena ka Kund is a stepwell with a design so flawless that you’ll be amazed. The recessed doorways, octagonal gazebos, and criss-cross stair patterns make it a perfect place to click photos.
The tourist places of the city offer a glimpse of its rich heritage and history. Jaipur trip is almost incomplete without visiting these places.
City Palace – Jantar Mantar – Hawa Mahal – Albert Hall Museum – Sisodia Rani Bagh – Choki Dhani – Miniature Painting Workshop with Padam Shri S. Shakir Ali
City Palace, a gem that boasts of Mughal and Rajputana architecture, is one of the most remarkable monuments in Jaipur. Engraved with fine artworks and minute detailings, every corner of this palace is a piece of art.
Jantar Mantar is an excellent example of the scientific knowledge of the state during ancient times. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh created several astronomical devices to study space and, these devices were called Jantar Mantar.
Hawa Mahal is one of the most instagrammable places in Jaipur. The building has 953 windows known as jharokhas, embellished with intricate latticework.
During ancient times, Albert Hall Museum showcased the work of local artisans. But with time, the collections of this museum has increased to a large extent.
Located 6 km away from the Jaipur city, Sisodia Rani Bagh is a picturesque garden with fountains, watercourses and colourful pavilions. It also has a splendid collection of beautiful rare flowers.
Choki Dhani is a five-star rated ethnic village resort in India and, is a replica of a Rajasthani village with ancient elements and modern amenities. And the restaurants here serve delicious authentic Rajasthani food.
Shop in the vibrant and bustling bazaars of Jaipur on your last day. Take souvenirs for your friends and family. Also, visit the village of block printing to experience the talent and art.
Birla Temple – Bagru Village – Bapu Bazaar – Johari Bazaar – Meenakari workshop with Jaswant Kumar Meenakar
The striking white Birla temple located in Jaipur has a lot of significance among the locals. The stained glass windows in the temple showcase diverse stories from Hindu scriptures.
Located 32 km away from Jaipur, Bagru village is a place worth visiting. You’ll get to witness the age-old technique of block printing. The locals are friendly and will happily show the whole process that goes behind it.
Bapu Bazar is your one-stop to shop a variety of Rajasthani items. From decor to sarees, you’ll get everything here. Located in the heart of the city, it is an apt place for all the shopaholics.
If you love jewellery, Johari Bazar is the perfect place for you. It is popular for the traditional gold, silver and gemstone jewellery. You’ll be amazed by the variety and design that it has to offer.
What to eat?
Rajasthani cuisine is rich in flavour with a plethora of dishes to try. From spicy starters to delicate desserts, Rajasthan is a paradise for all the food lovers out there. You cannot possibly leave Rajasthan without having the scrumptious Dal-Bati-Churma. For breakfast, try having some Kachoris with piping hot masala chai. And the list of desserts that you’ll get in Jaipur is endless. From ghevar to rabdi, try them all. When in Jaipur, indulge in the local cuisine of the state.
Where to stay?
Jaipur has a lot of options for accommodation and, you can choose one according to your budget. If you want to experience a royal stay, book palace converted heritage hotels. And if you are looking for cheaper options, you can book a hotel room or stay in a hostel.
How to travel safely during the pandemic?
- Always wear a mask and carry a hand sanitizer wherever you go.
- Follow the rules and regulations that are listed by the authorities.
- Avoid travelling during peak hours. And try to avoid the crowd.
- Maintain your distance.
Come across the extravagant lifestyle of the past rulers. Witness the marvellous work of the old artisans. Live and eat like the royals. An amalgamation of the ancient and the modern, a trip to Jaipur will leave you stunned!
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