The Vibrancy of Exploring Jaipur

Jaipur, popularly known as the pink city of India is a city of tradition and great culture. The credit for its great culture goes to the royal heritage of this city. The word Jaipur will immediately remind an individual of museums, palaces, forts and Rajasthani food. This is precisely the reason why you would see too many tourists in Jaipur.

There are many outstation students who also come to Jaipur every year for education purposes. Below is your guide to exploring Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan:

  • Hiking at Nahargarh Fort: The journey up the hills from the Aravalli Hills to Nahargarh fort is an exciting one. It is amazing for students who love hiking and trekking. If you are not very enthusiastic about hiking, then you can also cycle up the mountain. Leave early morning and you will reach in time for sun rise.
  • Elephant Ride at Amer Fort: Amer fort is the most famous fort in Jaipur and the fort is a wonderful delight to your eyes. You can ride on the elephant to reach the fort and feel like a King. The last ride is at 6 pm.
  • Watch the sunset at Jal Mahal: Jal Mahal is an amazing piece of architecture and you can click some amazing pictures at this beautiful site. It looks magnificent during sunset. This is a site that you should not miss if you are in Jaipur.
  • Visit the Palaces: Jaipur is incomplete without its royal heritage. Once in Jaipur, you should visit the famous palaces of this city. As mentioned above, you can go to Amer fort which is the most famous one in Jaipur. The city palace is where the lineage of the king still resides. It is a complex palatial structure and is a major tourist attraction. Hawa Mahal is an amazing structure that was built by the Rajputs and you will be surprised to know that this mahal is breezy even in summers.
  • Jaigarh: Do not forget to visit the Jaigarh fort which has a very large cannon and when it was manufactured it was the world’s largest cannon on wheels.
  • Chokhi Dhani: Get a taste of the vibrant culture of Rajasthan at Chokhi Dhani. You can enjoy the amazing ambience of the village like setting at this place. Just like in any village, at Chokhi Dhani you can enjoy the puppet shows, Rajasthan folk performances, elephant and camel rides, magic show, etc. The best thing about Chokhi Dhani is its mouth-watering Rajasthani food.
  • Shop at famous bazaars: In Jaipur, you will find the most authentic and traditional Rajasthani clothes as well as jewellery. Johari Bazaar is famous for its gemstones whereas at Chandpole Bazaar you can shop for marble sculptures. Bapu Bazaar and Nehru bazaar are famous for clothes and pottery.
  • Jantar Mantar: As a student you will fall in love with this monument because there is so much that you can appreciate at Jantar Mantar. This was a monument that was built to measure the heavens. There are many instruments in Jantar Mantar which were used to know the time, know the seasons as well as the position of the Earth to determine the kundali of the new born.
These are 8 of the major attractions in Jaipur and you should not miss out, especially if you are an outstation student studying at Poornima University ( ).
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