Discover the 5 good reasons to venture to Jaipur, India

Jaipur is attracting more and more tourists from all over the world. And for good reason, this city seems to have come straight out of a magnificent film! The capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan harkens back to when the royal family ruled the place. Find out why Jaipur has become a must. Little hint: all your senses will be awakened. 

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) in Jaipur, India

Summary

  • 1. To admire its magnificent ancient and modern monuments
  • 2. For its superb colors
  • 3. To taste dishes to die for
  • 4. To discover a culture that is still authentic
  • 5. To visit its surroundings
  • Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) in Jaipur, India

1. To admire its magnificent ancient and modern monuments

Jaipur is the ideal destination for lovers of monuments and architecture . Indeed, the city is full of buildings, each one more beautiful than the other. The capital of Rajasthan is particularly known for its oriental palaces,  all of which have historical value . Among the must-sees, the Hawa Mahal (in the photo below), Jaigarh Fort, Ganesh Pol Gateway, the fortress and palace of Amber or the Royal Gaitor Tombas. All these places are worth a visit, because they are all really different and allow you to understand the history of the city from different angles. To visit Jaipur, nothing better than trusting a French-speaking or English-speaking guide .

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Hawa Mahal Jaipur
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2. For its superb colors

Nicknamed “the pink city” , Jaipur is characterized by its unusual colors. Indeed, these add to the city a magical side. The sun plays an important role in addition to the color of the buildings and the gilding present on many buildings. The weather being most of the time radiant in this region of India, incredible sunrises and sunsets sublimate these decorations.

3. To taste dishes to die for

Do you usually eat Indian food in France? So you risk being the happiest in the world by going to Jaipur. You will taste the best dishes of the region based on spices and vegetables . Vegetarians will also find themselves very well in Rajasthan since many dishes do not contain meat. In this region of India, each big city has its specialty . Do you know what is the specialty of Jaipur? This is the Gewhar. We let you discover on the spot what this delicious dish is made of.

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4. To discover a culture that is still authentic

Even if this destination is more and more touristic, the inhabitants remain faithful to the culture of the region and the country. The ambience, smells and sounds are one of a kind and will undeniably make you feel in India. Depending on your tastes and preferences, you can decide to live like most of the local population, or opt for maximum comfort like a real king. In short, Jaipur has all the assets for a colorful and adaptable stay according to your desires.

indian culture in jaipur
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5. To visit its surroundings

The surroundings of Jaipur are at the height of the capital of Rajasthan. Indeed, you will be able to discover many other palaces and grandiose monuments, but also much calmer more rural countryside in which you can stop. It is by leaving the city a little that you will appreciate more the culture and the local landscapes.

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So, will you resist the charm of Jaipur?

6. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) in Jaipur

Built at the end of the 18th century for the harem of a powerful Maharaja, the Palace of Winds in Jaipur still leaves every spectator speechless today.

Views from the hundreds of small windows of the Palace of Winds in Jaipur, India, give a small glimpse into life in the harem in the past.
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Views from the hundreds of small windows of the Palace of Winds in Jaipur, India, give a small glimpse into life in the harem in the past.

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most photographed buildings in India.
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The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most photographed buildings in India.

The innumerable windows of the Hawa Mahal allowed the Maharaja's wives to participate in Jaipur life outside the palace, India
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The innumerable windows of the Hawa Mahal allowed the Maharaja’s wives to participate in Jaipur life outside the palace,

The Palace of the Winds is five stories high and has 953 ornately decorated windows.
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The Palace of the Winds is five stories high and has 953 ornately decorated windows.

The Palace of Winds owes its name to the fact that there is always a cool breeze in its special architecture, India.
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The Palace of Winds owes its name to the fact that there is always a cool breeze in its special architecture, India.

The magnificent Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, is located in Jaipur, in northern India.
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The magnificent Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, is located in Jaipur, in northern India.

Thanks to the sophisticated architecture, the Maharaja's wives were not seen from the outside when looking out the windows of the Hawa Mahal, India
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Thanks to the sophisticated architecture, the Maharaja’s wives were not seen from the outside when looking out the windows of the Hawa Mahal, India

The Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, is a five-storey building constructed entirely of red and pink sandstone and decorated with elaborate snow-white quicklime ornaments and designs, India
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The Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, is a five-storey building constructed entirely of red and pink sandstone and decorated with elaborate snow-white quicklime ornaments and designs, India.

Discover the 5 good reasons to venture to Jaipur, India
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The Palace of Winds in Jaipur was built in 1799 by the Maharaja for the women of his harem, India

Since 1890 the Palace Museum of the Hawa Mahal has been open to the public, India
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Since 1890 the Palace Museum of the Hawa Mahal has been open to the public, India

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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