Making up one-third of India's popular Golden Triangle, along with Delhi and Agra, is the city of Jaipur. Known as the "Pink City" due to the color of many of the buildings, Jaipur is the capital of the desert state Rajasthan and acts as a gateway to that state and as a major tourist destination in its own right. Jaipur vacations let you explore one of India's most-visited cities.
The massive City Palace complex was the former residence of the Maharaja, and it dates back to 1732. It's easy to spend a whole day here visiting the various buildings and museums, but one particular highlight is Govind Dev Ji temple. A little way out of town lies the stunning Amber Fort, made of red sandstone and marble, which was another residence of the Maharaja. Jaigarh Fort was built nearby to offer protection and is open to visitors, too. On your way between the city and the forts, you'll pass Jal Mahal, a splendid palace in the middle of a lake. Jaipur car rentals will let you make your own way around town and are especially useful if you want to explore more of Rajasthan.
The festival of lights known as Diwali takes place in October or November, depending on the moon, and is celebrated all over India. It's a great time to schedule vacations in Jaipur, as you'll get to see the Pink City alight with lamps and candles. Holi, the festival of colors, is another celebration that all of India participates in, and it usually takes place in March to mark the end of winter.
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So you've offloaded your bags and you're starting to feel tired after your flight — what do you do next? Catch forty winks? No way... vacations are all about one-of-a-kind experiences and mind-blowing adventures! (Besides, you can always rest when you get home.)
Searching for activities to do during your well-deserved Jaipur District getaway? Here are a couple of our top suggestions: