In midst of chaotic traffic, bright colours pop out behind tuck tucks, cows, stray dogs and elephants, making these happy soul makers impossible to ignore. 🌈
Jaipur: the pink city and capital of Rajasthan has a breathtaking vibe – either you love it or you hate it.
Making your way through hectic traffic, where there are no driving rules, one must completely relax and go with the flow, in order to feel part of it.
The Amber Palace was the residence of the Rajput Maharajas. Raja Man Singh had 12 queens so he made 12 equal rooms, one for each queen. Each room had a staircase connected to the king’s room but the queens were not to go upstairs. The ladies were not allowed to talk to each other and talk about the king and his visits.
Indigo textiles & carpets
A tour through this store offers an authentic experience related to Indian handcrafts. An explanation of high-quality rug-making processes (spinning the wool to weaving, trimming, washing, combing and the final preparation) is given here. There also is a block-printing workshop area, where the design process dating to hundreds of years in the past can be admired (explanation of this in the video in Spanish).
The colorful Patrika Gate shows the traditional life of Jaipur, with images of kings and rulers, jewels, fortresses, monuments, battles, weddings and gods. All the pillars and parts are painted by hand. It is seen to be a modern place and it is really magical for photographs.
Taj Rambagh Palace
The luxurious Taj Rambagh Palace hotel is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. A great place to have lunch at the terrace and gardens and to get away from the hectic chaos and traffic of Jaipur.
Monkey Temple – Galta Ji Temple
10 kilometers east of Jaipur lies a sacred pilgrimage site for many Hindu devotees, also home to a large colony of monkeys. The entrance is 100 Indian Rupees plus 150 IND if you want to take pictures. A significant feature of this holy place are the natural springs that channel into the temples 7 holy baths. Here the pilgrims will bathe in the sacred water, believing to cleanse away sins and revitalise the body.
The City Palace was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is the home of the current Jaipur royal family. It has several buildings, courtyards, museums and restaurants.
Make sure to pass by Baradari Restaurant & Bar for a drink or a nice lunch.
The Alsisar Haveli was built in 1892 in the heart of the Pink City of Jaipur. It is the perfect hotel to immerse in a typical Indian lifestyle scenery and to admire traditional Rajput architecture.
An Indian wedding is a once in a lifetime experience. The colours, lovely outfits, decorations and local music just leaves you breathless. If you have the possibility to attend one, you should definitely go.