Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is one of the most vibrant and colorful cities in India. With its stunning palaces, monuments, markets and bazaars, it’s no wonder it’s called the Pink City. Most visitors to Jaipur will want to see the city’s main attractions in a day or two, so here are eight things to do Atv in Jaipur that are sure to make your trip memorable.
1) Ride an ATV
There are dozens of ATV tours in and around Jaipur. I have personally taken a few ATV tours near my old home (Jaipur) and can tell you from experience that they are some of the most fun that you can have. I would definitely recommend booking an ATV tour if you get a chance to visit here. The only challenge with these kinds of tours is finding one; it’s not something that any travel site is going to list because demand for them doesn’t exist yet. My recommendation is Google ATV Tours Near Me and see what comes up. Do it at night: Light pollution has made stargazing much harder than it used to be; however, for star lovers like me there is still hope!
2) See A Few Landmarks
A trip to India wouldn’t be complete without a stop at some of its top landmarks. Start your tour with a visit to Hawa Mahal—also known as The Palace of Winds. While you’re there, check out Albert Hall Museum, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Next up: Amber Fort and Amer Fort. From there, head over to Nahargarh Fort and Raj Mandir Cinema before wrapping up your day at Jaigarh Fort.
3) See The Pink City At Dawn
It’s a little clichéd (and very touristy), but there’s no doubt that taking an early morning ride through Jaipur is a must-do. The sun comes up over these glorious sandstone walls and turns them pink. Just sit back and watch it light up another day in Rajasthan. You can hire a guide at any of the larger hotels or from a tout on your way into town for about $10 USD per hour. This will help you learn more about what you’re seeing as well as give you someone to take pictures of you and your travel companions with your camera.
4) Visit Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is one of the major tourist attractions of Jaipur. This monument is dedicated to Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who constructed it for his wife as she was very shy and afraid of people. The palace has many windows and a facade that resembles a honeycomb which allows air flow through nine windows and balconies but women can see out without being seen.
5) Shop For Gemstones
A top activity for any trip to India is shopping. Spend an afternoon at one of the many bazaars found all over Jaipur, where you can find anything from arts and crafts made by local artisans to gemstones found only in specific regions of Asia. You never know what you’ll find!
6) Get Treated Like Royalty In A Palace
There are a handful of palaces you can stay in when visiting Jaipur. Many of them cater to tourists, so they’re really easy on your wallet. Some notable spots include: Sawai Mansingh Hotels and Resorts; Hotel Amber Vilas; and Amer Fort Heritage Retreats. These palaces are luxurious places where you get treated like royalty! They offer fine dining options, room service, pool access…the list goes on! All-inclusive prices vary depending on what kind of treatment you’re looking for and which palace you choose.
7) Eat Like Royalty At The Maharaja Restaurant (reservation required!)
Located inside Hotel Chandra Palace, The Maharaja Restaurant is ranked among one of Jaipur’s best restaurants. At $30 USD per person it’s a pricey meal but their service and cuisine are worth every penny. The restaurant offers private dining rooms with on-demand call bells for extra service. Guests can enjoy traditional Indian-cuisine dishes such as lamb with scallions and ghee rice or pepper steak in spice sauce. While at dinner you will get to experience traditional Indian music performances from local artists including sitarists or tambourine players that keep you entertained throughout your meal. Make sure to reserve a table at least two weeks before arriving as they fill up fast!
8) Take A Scenic Train Ride To Delhi Or Agra From Ajmer
If you’re a train lover, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a ride on India’s rail network. You can get from Ajmer to Delhi or Agra by rail with stops in-between at Udaipur and Chittorgarh. The views along that route are stunningly beautiful. You can even head further west and hop off at Jodhpur and then backtrack north toward Delhi.