Jaipur Tours & Holidays
Escorted tours of Jaipur
Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur is Rajasthan’s capital and a gateway to the cultural and natural delights of the vast state, while also being packed to the brim with attractions of its own.
One of the earliest examples of a planned city in India, there are countless sights to discover while wandering its maze-like streets, including the expansive City Palace of Jaipur, the iconic Hawa Mahal, and the lotus-like Jal Mahal, which sits in the centre of one of the city’s lakes.
With a Newmarket Holidays escorted tour of Jaipur, those aren’t the only highlights you’ll have the opportunity to explore. With imposing forts, gorgeous city parks, and the unmissable street food you’ll come to expect from every major city in India, there’ll be plenty for you to write home about. And that’s not even mentioning the opportunity to see some of India’s most iconic wild animals in their natural habitat, or the fact that you’re able to explore the other two unforgettable cities in India’s Golden Triangle with ease. A Jaipur holiday is the best of this incredible country in one small package - so make sure you take advantage of just what this unique city has to offer.
Things to do in Jaipur
Surrounded by pink, you may think you are in some kind of fantasy, In fact, it's Jaipur! Filled to the brim with cultural delights, and a great place to kick off your other adventures, we've compiled a few of the top things to see in and around this great city.
Ranthambore National Park
A visit to Ranthambore National Park is a must for any wildlife lover who is stopping in Jaipur. A relatively short journey from the city (considering the size of India), you’ll be able to see some of the most sought after flora and fauna in the country, including tigers.
The Albert Hall Museum
The Albert Hall Museum is not only the oldest and largest museum in all of Rajasthan, but is housed in one of Jaipur’s grandest structures. The museum itself has a rich collection of exhibits and artefacts, so if you’re a history lover, then a visit here should be on your list of things to do.
City Palace of Jaipur
No self-respecting Jaipur tour guide would miss the chance to take their clients to the City Palace of Jaipur. The complex consists of several manicured gardens and beautifully designed buildings, and is still the home of the Rajasthani royal family to this day.
Things to see in Jaipur
Take a look through our gallery of interesting things to see in Jaipur. From the Hawa Mahal Palace to the Amber Fort, Jaipur is full of incredible sights.
Jaipur tour highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your Jaipur tour.
Once the capital of the Kachchawahs, the Amber Fort is steeped in history dating back to 1592.
Perhaps one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture in India, the Hawa Mahal stands at 50 feet and its unique five floors exterior depicts the honeycomb of a beehive.
Food and drink in Jaipur
No holiday to Jaipur would be complete without sampling the local favourite of dal, baati, and churma. The unique mix of yellow lentil curry, fried bread dipped in ghee, and porridge-like sweet treat is an explosion of flavours, and unlike anything else you’ll have tried
The intertwining histories of the Middle East and India is plain to see when it comes to this region's food. And nowhere is the Mughal culinary influence more obvious than with Kabuli, a rice-based dish that’s a firm favourite in Jaipur. Most plates of this that you’ll get in the city have been turned into vegetarian versions of the Afghan original, but the depth of flavour remains just as strong.
Ghevar is a Rajasthani specialty, and the locals are fiercely proud of the sweet dish. Made from ghee, flour, and sugar syrup, and usually adorned with nuts, cardamom, and other spices, the disc-shaped dessert is everywhere on the streets of Jaipur, so make sure you grab a piece (or four.)
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