6 Top Reasons to Travel to Jaipur for Every Londoner
Long back, when I was a curious teenager growing up in London, India had always intoxicated me. It does, even now. Is it the colours, cuisines or culture—I often asked myself.
And immediately, the echo of silence knocked in.
How could I—after being born and bought up in England—even know it?
In spite of being imbued in quite an elite culture, flaunting decade long royal heritage: when it comes to India, nothing teaches better than an actual encounter.
So, I started off with Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, fondly called as the ‘Pink City.’
And here are the top ten insights which made my Jaipur trip almost irresistible:
- Safe for Women: It’s time to chill out and relax. Jaipur, just like most of India, is safe for women. Yes, and I do mean solo women travellers. After reaching late in the night, I actually walked for a couple of kilometres, with the locals warmly guiding me the way. With sand in my boots and an old lady narrating me the nearby attractions of Jaipur, I never felt that safe.
- Peaceful & Pristine: Imagine a city, bustling with people, royal heritage, foreigners, lip-smacking dhabas, majestic forts, locals with colourful turbans—a trip to Jaipur lets you see it all. But with one difference—without noise rattling your ears. With a lesser population, you can have your own hours of solitude, no matter where you are.
- Bird’s Eye View: You will find several forts in Rajasthan, perched at the top of different peaks of Aravalli Ranges—one of the oldest mountains in the world. And most of these forts, old Havelis, dipped in the royalty of past, let you have that bird’s eye view of the city. For example, nothing is as beautiful as looking at Amber city from Amber fort.
- Elephant Ride: Fancy a larger-than-life experience? So, just hop in. An elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur is simply mind-blowing. This adrenaline gushing ride uphill to the main entrance of the fort is simply fascinating. In fact, the total 80 elephants transport 900 tourists every day. Phew!
- When Science Meets Architecture: Are you too obsessed about your sun-sign and have literally mugged up every page of Linda Goodman’s Book? If yes, the Jantar Mantar—an astronomical observatory—would literally enamour you. Built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1783, it is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Photographers, gear on with your You will find every sun sign having its own edifice, where you can photograph yourself. So, cheese!
Explore it, rural way: Discover the rich heritage of Gujarat and Rajasthan, exquisitely endowed to you, in one place. So, just pack your bags for a casual late night stroll in a masterpiece of cultural and artistic beauty. You get to witness folk dances and taste lip-smacking typical Rajasthani cuisines, all in one go. For shopaholics, nothing can be a better dreamscape.
Well, in the end, all these little tid-bits made my Jaipur Travel, quite different. So, everyone who has read this post till here, I have a simple request. Paint your own picture, write your own story. No matter where you come from.
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