About Jaipur and Spending a Day in Jaipur
Jaipur is a vibrant and colorful city located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The unique architecture and natural surroundings make it one of the most sought after tourist destination in India. Being the land of majestic Kings and queens, this city is dotted with numerous forts, palaces, and temples. There are numerous unique and beautiful places to visit in Jaipur if you go for a vacation.
How to Spend a Day in Jaipur?
But if you are visiting Jaipur for a shorter period due to time pressure and external factors, and you have only one day to spend in Jaipur, this guide will provide you a detailed itinerary for a one day visit to the beautiful pink city.
So let's get started!
The itinerary will provide a detailed plan that will be divided into three options to spend your time in Jaipur. You can choose any one of these as per your preference and schedule.
Option 1: Sightseeing
Although complete sightseeing in Jaipur can take up to seven days, if you have a time constraint, you can even look around the city and get a chaotic mix of sight, smell, and sound. Most of the tourist attractions are located close so you won’t have to drain lots of energy, and since Jaipur follows a block system, it won’t be difficult to navigate around the city.
Sightseeing Tour Overview:
- City Palace
- Hawa Mahal
- Jantar Mantar
Let’s begin our sightseeing tour by visiting the City Palace. This amazing complex consists of grand staterooms, beautiful decorative gates, and museums. The display in the museum range from historical artifacts to armory. There’s a lot to see if you love historical facts. You can easily spend 1-2 hours in the City Palace.
Now it’s time to visit the most famous place in Jaipur, and this is, Hawa Mahal. This beautiful palace made up of red and pink sandstone is a must-visit. The lattice work in the palace is a great feature to look. The lattice feature channeled up the cooler air to the state palace and provided a cool breeze throughout. You won’t need much time to visit the Hawa Mahal, as it is only the exterior view that is worth watching.
You can visit Jantar Mantar if you have enough time available. Jantar Mantar has several astronomical instruments that were used by kings to predict the future. One of the most amazing features of the Jantar Mantar is the Sundial, where the actual movement of the sun can be seen.
So our sightseeing tour to Jaipur can be easily covered within 3-4 hours. So even if you 3-4 hours time in Jaipur, visit these places for a memorable experience.
Option 2: Enjoy Tempting Street Food
Rajasthani food is really high in taste quotient, and if you visit Jaipur, you can’t miss the authentic Rajasthani cuisine. Dishes like Daal-Baati, laal Maas and Ghevar, whatever dishes you name, they will have a delectable taste. Rajasthani dishes are a treat to your taste buds. Eating an authentic Rajasthani dish is not about taste, it’s completely about cultural experience. You will get unlimited options to eat, ranging from tasty-tangy street food to fashionable restaurant-style food.
List of options that are a must-try include:
- Golgappa at Chawla’s
- Pyaz Kachori
- Masala chai
- Bapu bazaar for Kulfi faluda
- Sethi Bar-be-que for Chicken tikka
Is there anyone who doesn’t like golgappa? Golgappa is soul food for a foodie. To eat Golgappa, the best place in Jaipur is to visit either Chawla’s or Nand’s. These shops are located in the fashion street. You can try spicy, sweet, or sour golgappa as per your taste. Try golgappas from both these places and find the best for yourself.
Pyaz Kachori is a Rajasthani specialty, and if you visit Jaipur, you have to taste it. Once you have this amazing food, you will not be able to forget its taste ever again. You can have these amazing Pyaz Kachori at Rawat Mishthan Bhandar. Apart from having Pyaz Kachori, try the mirchi-vada, samosa, and Dal-Kachori. If you ever visit Jaipur, and you’ve even got an hour or two spare time, don’t forget to have these amazing Rajasthani dishes at Rawat Mishthan Bhandar.
A cup of fresh masala chai after spicy pyaz Kachori can be a treat to your taste buds. For a tea lover, visit Ganpati plaza as they are renowned in Jaipur for their eye-opening masala chai. This place is always packed with people, and you can have an amazing time sipping tea and listening to gossip.
Most of the people think that Jaipur is famous for vegetarian food. But you are mistaken, my friend! This city is famous for its amazing laal Maas as well as chicken tikkas too. Satisfy your non-vegetarian food cravings, no place is better than Sethi Bar-Be-Que. This place has a totally Dhaba vibe. And you can even have amazing lahsuni chicken tikka and haryali chicken at this place.
How can you finish without eating dessert? And when you are in Jaipur, how can you forget the delicious kulfi at Bapu Bazaar? The delicious kulfi will take you on a trip to your childhood.
So, the next time you visit Jaipur; don’t forget to give treats to your taste buds with these amazing food options.
Option 3: Enjoy with Elephants
Nothing can be better than spending an evening with the jungle’s biggest beast at elephant village in Jaipur. This is the most interesting place to spend time with one of the most gentle animals. Visiting this place will make you aware about the nature of the elephant and also about the way they live, eat and survive away from their natural habitat. Spending time at elephant village not only helps you to have fun but also helps you to give back to the community who do so much for the elephants.
You can learn a lot about elephants, their nature, and behavior and can also help the villagers in conservation efforts. People from the Elephant village are connected with elephants by birth, not by profession. There are families that have been riding and taking care of elephants for 6 generations, but nowadays people have a very different world where everyone has a busy life. So they have created these activities for people who want to be a Mahout (Rider) of a beautiful and gentle animal. Elephants are the biggest but the most gentle animal in the world. If you are an animal lover, you will get a lifetime chance to create an amazing bond with these animals.
With these amazing experiences in Jaipur, you will get the most memorable and beautiful journey of your life. Jaipur attracts people because of its colorful and beautiful monuments, palaces, and temples. At Jaipur, you won’t get bored because there are unlimited activities you can try. If you are a shopaholic, you can try street shopping, buying beautiful bandhani dupattas. If you are a foodie, you can try the authentic Rajasthani cuisines that are rich in flavor. If you are a person interested in knowing about the rich culture of India, Jaipur is a must-visit.
Don't miss these amazing experiences, the next time you visit Jaipur.