Elephant safari: Amber Fort is the place where an elephant ride is the top most popular activities in Jaipur. A colorfully decorated elephant making his way up to the Fort makes for a quintessentially Indian photograph. The back hills of Amber Fort are the place for enjoying the elephant ride.
Shopping: Shopping is irresistible, a wide range of handicrafts are available in the market, most of items are produced in the centers in and around the city. The city is one of the most important centers in the world for cutting and polishing precious and semi precious stone, diamonds. The local 'Kundan', style jewellery find a market throughout the world.The exotic blue pottery, the batik painting, block printed textiles of Sanganer and Bagru, tie & dye fabrics, Mojari- (the local shoe), sandal wood carving items, beautiful stone carvings etc. Johari Bazar, Tripolia Bazar and Chaura Rasta, Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar, etc are the local market of Jaipur.
Visit the prominent Galtaji Temple: Galtaji Temple is an ancient Hindu religious centre situated around 10 km away from the city of Jaipur. The temple is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the presence of the several tribes of monkeys in the region. Situated in the Aravalli Hills, this age-old temple is surrounded by beautiful trees, fresh water springs and holy kunds (water tanks). Among these, the Galta Kund is the most important as it never gets dry. Constructed in pink sandstone, the temple showcases spectacular architecture and looks more like a palace than a common religious place. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy water of the kunds here cleanses all sins of a person. A large number of devotees visit here during the Hindu festival of Marar Sankranti to take a holy dip in the ponds.
Watch a movie at the beautiful Rajmandir Cinema: Rajmandir Cinema, often referred to as the ‘Pride of Asia’, is a beautiful movie theater in the city of Jaipur opened in the year 1976. Located on Bhagwan Das Road, this meringue-shaped auditorium was designed in Art Moderne style by the famous architect W.M. Namjoshi. A combination of style and opulence, and has hosted premieres of several Hindi films over the years and the first movie that was screened here was the superhit Hindi film ‘Charas’ starring Dharamendra and Hema Malini, on 1st June 1976. The moment you enter the theatre, you will be mesmerised the gorgeous meringue interiors, the high ceiling walls decorated with beautiful chandeliers and rising staircases. So, do not miss out on an opportunity of experiencing something different and visit Rajmandir Cinema while in Jaipur.
Enjoy the city lights from the splendid Nahargarh Fort: Reminiscent of Jaipur’s royal past, the 18th-century Nahargarh Fort once formed a strong defence for the city of Jaipur.
Shop till you drop at the famous Johri Bazaar: Also known as the jewellers’ market, Johari Bazaar consists of rows upon rows of jewellery shops.
Explore the grand Amber Fort: This hilltop fort complex was the capital of the Rajputs for 700 years and the original residence of the royal family.
Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India.
The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 34 m (111 ft) wide.
Tourist Icons of Jaipur
Temples and places for worship in Jaipur
Jaipur has th numerous temples and religious places. It is because of the numerous temples that it is sometimes also known as Chhoti Kashi. Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include the following