The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur welcomes you with an array of colorful markets full of traditional clothes, handicraft goods, scrumptious Rajasthani delights, folk dances and festivities. The pink city symbolizes rich heritage and regal grandiose of the country in its temples, magnificent forts and palaces and other architectural wonders. For anyone visiting the city with their friends, Jaipur never misses to impress everyone with its enchanting beauty. Here are some of the best places to visit in Jaipur with friends-
Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, Hawa Mahal is the signature building of Jaipur. Constructed in the Rajput architectural style with red and pink sandstone, this palace is an epitome of beauty with the essence of rich culture. The palace has 5 floors with each of them housing exceptionally beautiful chambers. The top of the palace offers a perfect view of Jaipur’s skyline and one can also look into the small museum, which holds some antiques, relics, and paintings.
Located in the heart of the city, Nahargarh Fort is one of the main attractions among the historic marvels. Situated on the Aravalli Hills, the fort offers breathtaking views of the city and showcases its intricate carvings and stonework. The building speaks of its rich history through its two main compounds called the ‘Madhavendra Bhavan’ and ‘Mardana Mahal’, which both are beautifully designed halls with stunning paintings and stucco work.
Another popular attraction of the Nahargarh Fort is the Nahargarh Biological Park, boasting its rich flora and fauna. The park is an asylum for a number of animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger and Indian leopard and also more than 285 species of birds, which makes the place a bird watcher’s delight.
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of the best places to visit with friends when you explore the city. The engineering marvel is featured on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and is visited by every tourist who comes down to the Pink City. The place has 19 instruments built on stone and brass, which still works as it is as they were used in the historic times. This observatory is a part of a collection of five other such observatories built by Raja Jai Singh, which are located in New Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. To witness the architectural brilliance of Jantar Mantar, is one-of-a-kind-experience for everyone.
Abhaneri Step Well
Located in Abhaneri near Jaipur, Abhaneri Step Well is the largest step-well of India being 100 ft. into the ground with 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. The historic wonder is one of the most precious hidden gems, which one should definitely visit with friends in Jaipur. Also known as Chand Baori, the place gives you an enthralling experience and a peak into the history of Rajasthan.
The glorious City Palace is the most famous attraction of Jaipur. Once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the wonderful palace is now a museum but the major part of it is still a residence of the royal family of Jaipur. The architecture of the palace strikes awe in everyone with its acute and detailed handiwork. The museum showcases various ancient antiques and unique artifacts that belong to the royal heritage of the palace. Also, its remarkable courtyard, lush expansive gardens, and sheer magnificence promises to transport you to the golden era of royalty.
So call up your friends, pack your bags and start your trip to Jaipur to witness the glory and regal of Rajasthan and create wonderful memories at these splendid venues.