Jaipur is a beautiful city visited by many Indian and foreign tourists. You can visit beautiful royal palaces and colorful markets in the Pink City. My husband and I visit Jaipur regularly because we have family and friends here. So when we come here, it’s usually more of hanging out with friends, dinners at home and visiting relatives and less of touristy things. But there are a few things, I always try to do:
No matter if I am in Mumbai, Jaipur or anywhere else in the world. Shopping is always a good idea. And I love to find small unique items that are specific to the place I visit. Something that reminds me of that holiday or the family visit. Something that tells a story. In Jaipur, I love to shop in the bazaars in the city center. Yes, they are touristy but they are equally popular with locals. And if can bargain well, you will find beautiful decor pieces, a pair of colorful shoes and eclectic jewelry.
(2) A little bit of holiday
Even if we are in Jaipur only for the weekend, we usually try to do something touristy: A one night trip to Ranthambore Park (last year, we actually saw tigers), an afternoon in the museum (Albert Hall Jaipur) or a trip to Amer Fort. Jaipur has so much to offer and just spending a few hours exploring and enjoying as if we were on a holiday, makes us feel so refreshed and inspired.
(3) Check out something new (or old)
The same way I love to explore Mumbai, I am always keen to try out new restaurants in Jaipur and discover new places. Last year, I found the beautiful 28 Kothi Boutique Guest House. This time, I am visiting our friends who make amazing India inspired silver gift items. Their brand is called Code Silver and I think they just started an online store…
Have you travelled to Jaipur? What are your favorite places to visit? Or what are you planning to do and see when you are here? Let me know in the comments.