Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar Desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.
Air: The Jaipur International Airport is called Sanganer Airport. There are domestic flight connections to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Pune, Hyderabad& many other Places.
Train: Connections are from Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, etc.
Road: A convenient mode of travel to Jaipur is by road. Regular bus service of AC and Deluxe Coaches are available.
Widely considered to be the best shopping destination in Rajasthan, Jaipur provides a variety of outstanding shopping venues. The city boasts vibrant, colourful markets offering handicrafts, antiques, jewellery, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles and more. Many markets also sell authentic Indian spices and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Jauhari Bazaar: Jaipur has a famous market for its jewellery. ‘Jauhari Bazaar’, is renowned for its precious and semi-precious stones and its other jewellery works in diamonds, topaz and emeralds.
M I Road: The shops and emporium on MI Road cater to the tourist needs. The shops carry beautiful work of jewellery, brass, blue pottery, marble, etc. It’s a souvenir shopper’s delight.
Chandpol Bazaar: This market is famous for its marble work. Look for a street crossing with a name ‘Khazane Walon Ka Rasta’. Moving further you will come across ‘Silawaton Ka Mohalla ‘for some more marble marvels.
Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar: These are more famous for textiles, local perfumes and camel skin shops. Look for Mirza Ismail Road.
Kishanpol Bazaar : For a riot of color look for ‘Rangwalon Ki Gali’ in this market. This is a tiny lane where local art of ‘tie–and–dye’ is at display. Many artisans converting white fabric into multi-color patterns.
Tripolia Bazaar: Market with textiles, utensils, iron ware and trinkets.
Street Shopping across Hawa Mahal: Another famous shopping spot for tourists for its easy location and renowned ‘Jaipur Quilts’ is the street across Hawa Mahal. You can find quilts that are as light as hundreds grams here.
Niro’s Restaurant: The Pride of Jaipur, Niros has been a gourmet's delight with celebrities from all walks of life as its clientele for almost five decades. Niros has become a landmark on the bustling M.I.Road. Tourists find its central location ideal as they can easily hop in for a bite while they are out shopping.
Having served specialities like laal maas, reshmi kebab and chicken tikka masala for decades. Location: Niros Restaurant, Mirza Ismail Road,Jaipur - 302001, Rajasthan.
LMB ( Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar): LMB, is one of the best places to go to for vegetarian delicacies. A perfect pit-stop after a day of seminars and readings, it has everything from samosas and aloo tikkis to stuffed kachoris, lassi, and sweets like paneer ghewar. Location: Johari Bazar, Jaipur - 302003, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-141-2565844, 2578845;
Spice Court: LMB, is one of the best places to go to for vegetarian delicacies. A perfect pit-stop after a day of seminars and readings, it has everything from samosas and aloo tikkis to stuffed kachoris, lassi, and sweets like paneer ghewar. Location: Johari Bazar, Jaipur - 302003, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-141-2565844, 2578845;
Copper Chimney: Chine, Indian and Continental. It has a resto bar serving only lager beer and Wine. You should try Lal Mas. It is mutton cooked in traditional Rajasthani Style with dry red chilies. Location: Maya Mansion, Opposite GPO, Mirza Ismail Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-141-2360889;
Rawat: Normally called Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, they serve irresistible onion kachoris, mirchi vadas, mawa kachoris, and equally divine sweets, which will have you craving and coming back for more. Location: Station Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-141-2367460
Choki Dhani Village: Chokhi Dhani Village has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture since 1989. Started as part of ambiance for a restaurant, over the years it has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colorful state in the country. Live dance and music performance all through the evenings is one of the major attractions at Chokhi Dhani Village. Its an hour ride from the city, give that rural experience &where one can enjoy Typical Rajasthani Food. Location: Chokhi, Sukhdeopura Nohara, Jaipur - 302022, Rajasthan. Tel : +91-141-2770555