Solo Traveler’s Guide For Jaipur

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solo travel guide for jaipur

Jaipur is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in India holding the title of the Pink City. Hearing the title the pink city one might think the city all pink but that’s not the case. Since 1876 Jaipur is called the pink city. The interesting story behind this name is, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward who later became the Emperor of India. Some of the avenues of Jaipur still remained pink in colour afterwards giving it a different yet excellent appearance. After knowing the interesting facts about Jaipur it becomes more of an exciting thing to visit it as soon as possible. So that it becomes easier for you, I will be sharing few things that will make your visit comfortable, after all, who doesn’t wanna have a guide before reaching or planning to visit a city that they haven’t been to.  

First things first! How will you reach Jaipur?

It depends on the city you will be travelling. You can travel via Airways, Roadways, or railways depending upon the option that suits according to your wish. Like most of the cities, Jaipur has an airport that has flight connectivity with many cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and more. The railway junction provides connectivity with many routes too. And the roadways are always the option if you are looking for some beautiful views on the way.

 Keep this in mind while exploring the city of Jaipur

Always like Always keep cash with you. It’s a must! This is because when you will explore the areas of Jaipur like the palace, the shopping street you will have to keep cash handy. Because even if if you take out some cash from the ATM you will get a 2000 rupee note. Get the change for this 2000 rupee note because the majority of the places and even the transport workers don’t have a change of 2000 rupee note.

Places to visit in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

The most famous being the Hawa Mahal takes about an hour or so to visit this place. It is beautifully called the palace of winds having 953 windows, the windows built so that the winds blew inside the palace. This kind and interesting consideration was made especially for summer for many Rajput families that they would come to the palace and enjoy such a pleasure. What interests them the most is that this was specifically built for the Royal ladies, the consideration here was the pleasure to watch the beauty of the city through these windows. Many even believe that the palace looks like Lord Krishna’s crown reason being Sawai Pratap Singh a major devotee of Lord Krishna. Hawa Mahal has 5 floors but the interesting thing about this mahal is that it has no staircase to reach the top floors like seriously no staircase. This is because in the olden times instead of staircases Ramps were made to climb the top floors, ramps are like the big slide kind of way to climb.  If you wanna visit this place then go for the early morning hours when the mahal is illuminated by the bright yet beautiful sun rays.

Jal Mahal

The next place you should visit is the Jal mahal. The visitors are not allowed to enter the Jal mahal, they can see the view through boating as it has been declared as a protected area. Jal Mahal as its name suggests was never built to be a mahal, it was just like a lodge for Maharaja. Earlier the visitors would visit the place but with time visitors were prohibited.

Amer Fort

The following visit should be to Amer Fort. This fort is on a hill so if you wanna reach this place you will have to walk up the hill or go by jeep, golf cart. One of the main attractions of the Amer Fort is the elephants. One of the most adventurous ideas to go up the hill is by riding an elephant. Many people find it attractive and visit the fort because of this reason also after all who wouldn’t wanna see the view, sitting on an elephant. One of the most beautiful attractions of Amer Fort is the sheesh mahal that is made up of thousands of mirror tiles along with coloured glasses on the walls and ceilings making everyone visiting there spell bounded as they see the natural light from outside illuminating everything on the inside by reflecting on the mirrors. The Amer fort can be visited during the morning hours and the evening hours also depending on your interest. If you want to see the lighting show then the evening is a good time to visit.

Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort was built in order to protect the Amer Fort, the place was a storehouse for war armours, arms, and canons in the earlier times and till date, it is known to be as one of the strongest monuments of Jaipur with a majestic name the Victory Palace. It is believed and known that the Amer fort has a tunnel that was a secret tunnel in the old times which would connect to Jaigarh fort at the end of the tunnel making it even more worth visiting. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that the windows of this fort are made of lattices, meaning, it allows one to see the whole exterior areas but nothing, nothing can be observed within from the outside. One of the most amazing things about this fort is that it contains the world’s largest canon.

Don’t miss the sunset at Nahargarh fort its majestic. You can visit this place along with Amer fort on the same day both beautiful and royal. Few more places that you shouldn’t miss leather markets, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, Bapu Bazaar, and many more. If you would like a guide for places to eat, you can go with La Palma, Experience Haven, Asteria, Jaipur Adda, Gulab Ji Chai. 

So get ready with your bags and visit this beautiful city ASAP!