Think ‘Indian Royalty’, and chances are you would immediately think of the royals from the mystical land of Rajasthan. The state has forever intrigued those looking to explore Indian culture, and its capital city of Jaipur is the perfect representation of the vibrant Rajasthani lifestyle.

Also known as the “Pink City of India”, Jaipur received this sweet nickname back in the colonial times when Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales came to India for a tour. To welcome them, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh of Jaipur decked up the whole city in the shades of pink, a colour synonymous with warm hospitality.

Drenched in regal monuments, contemporary arts and crafts along with historic values, Jaipur seduces every traveller to fall in love with the city. Many seek to dine at the finest thali restaurant in Jaipur, hop on to a camel for a ride down the street or even entertain themselves with graceful folk performances that will win their hearts straightaway.

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Everyone loves coming to Jaipur for their own reasons. Here are top 5 reasons the Pink City stole my heart:

  1. Luxury at Every Step

Jaipur is known to celebrate everything opulent. Therefore, checking into luxury is certainly one of the best ways to start the trip on the right foot. The LaLiT Jaipur stands tall and proud, symbolic of the Rajasthani pride and grandeur. The interior packs in the right amount of modernity with classic Rajasthani art to create a style that is truly inimitable. This is a style that is now synonymous with The LaLiT Jaipur, making it one of the best luxury hotels in Jaipur. Beautiful view and excellent service are just few of the many perks of staying at the property.

2. Grand Visuals for the Sore Eyes

There’s no doubt about the sightseeing options in India, but no one can deny the beauties you will spot in Jaipur as one explores the city more. The stunning forts, museums, historical monuments, gardens are easily among the top tourist attractions. However, you will also see a lot of tourists making a bee-line for the best view of the skyline. The buildings come to life on sunrise and sunset, with differently coloured walls sparkling together to create a breathtaking scene.

3. The Scintillating Food Walks

Jaipur is a food haven of dishes and delicacies that is bound to start a party in your mouth! It’s easy to grab delicious street food at every corner. Golgappas, samosas, bhelpuri – feeding your love for food in the best manner has never been simpler. Dining at Chokhi Dhani is a lovely dining experience that is a must for those visiting Jaipur. Indulging in some sweet ghewar post lunch is the perfect way to top off your meal.

4. Vibrant Art and Craftwork

A trip to the local markets of Jaipur gives you a small insight about the diligent and exquisite artwork the artisans here are capable of. Drown yourself in sea of elegant mirror work drapes, resham tops, precious stone and metal jewellery, décor craftwork, all of which are sure to find their way to your homes! Johari, MI Road, and Tripolia Bazaar are the shopping destinations you can’t miss out on.

5. Unparalleled Festive Celebration

The city shows its colourful side during festivals, lighting up in different hues, adding to the vibrant nature of the city. Makar Sakranti, Holi, Rakhi, and Diwali see the biggest celebrations. The fun and frolic in the city during festive season fills you with unbridled joy and allows you to soak in the warmth emanating from the celebrations.

Visiting the Pink City is a must for everyone. There are only so many places in the world where you can capture the truest essence of the regal life, rich culture, love for food, and stunning art together.