If you have just one day to spend in the city and no idea how to make the most of it, then the PinkCity post has a perfect guide plan for you. The one amazing feature about visiting Jaipur is that you don’t need to splurge extravagantly or stay at lavish hotels to get the slice of Jaipur’’s peculiarities.
Your Jaipur visit is incomplete if you have not eaten Rawat’s famous kachoris. Located near Sindhi camp bus station in the heart of the city, this is one of the oldest Kachori shops in the city. The delicious varieties like masala kachori, dal kachori are a finger licking introduction to Rajasthan’s famed spices.
Not many people know but Jaipur has long been famous for its collection of best Kulfis in anywhere in North India. In fact, it’s a local folk lore that one who has not taken a bite of Ramchandra’s kulfi once, is not qualified to be called a true Jaipurite. Located in the old city, it is more than just a kulfi shop as it offers some really good shakes too.
Your friends will not believe you visited Jaipur until you have clicked selfies at the iconic City Palace and it’s stunningly beautiful murals, paintings, gates and artifacts. The palace has everything from vintage cars to medieval swords and armors.
After hectic visits, find out a pushcart draped in red sheets with fresh mint leaves adorned around its many matakas. Ask for a fresh glass of cold soda jaljeera. It will replenish you and we bet you will not stop at just one glass.
Birla Mandir is more than just a temple, the stunningly beautiful temple with its white marble dome towering above the rest of the buildings is a place where you will stand in amaze for hours.
To cap your day, visit Amar Jawan Jyoti at Janpath near Vidhansabha late in the evening. The amazing show of colourful laser lights crisscrossing the night sky will be an enthralling experience.
Have you heard of Jaipur jalebis ? if not then your day visit must include a stop at a sweet shop in Jaipur to grab a quick bite of piping hot jalebis. You can try Bhagat Mishthan Bhandar near Kishnpole in the city, or several other eateries at Chaura Rasta and Ajmeri Gate which offer amazing tastes at an affordable price.
Jal Mahal or the water palace offers a scenic beauty with a mix of heritage architecture. This historical monument stands in the midst of a water body, surrounded with lush green forests. If you are good at photography, then missing Jal Mahal from your schedule will be a major miss.
Tea is an all season beverage of Jaipur. Despite many trendy and hip coffee cafes, the quintessential masala tea remains easily available on road side shops remains a favourite drink of the city. You can visit Namo Tea shop near Raja Park, Gulab ji ki shop near MI road. The special masala teas are so tasty that you will hardly settle with just one cup.
Rajasthani attire has become a new trend in India in the past couple of years, including specially designed mojaris or jutis, famous across the world for the quality of its work and delicate embroidery. You can visit Bapu Bazar and check out several shops there which offer amazing mojaris at affordable prices, again remember that haggling is an art you need to learn in order to shop at Bapu Bazar.
Jaipur’s favourite sweet delicacy is a round –disc Ghevar. Many local festivals in the city are incomplete with Ghevar. You can visit Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar in Johri Bazar, Rawat Mishtan Bhandar near Sindhi Camp or Gangaur near C-Scheme to buy your favourite type of ghevar. Remember that every shop has some specially prepared type of Ghevar like, cream ghevar, simple ghevar, kesar ghevar etc.