Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is a centre of rich heritage and legacies of the Rajput kings. This vibrant city, surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, is world famous for its gigantic forts, majestic palaces and ancient temples. Start your spectacular journey discovering the city’s rich past by visiting its iconic landmark - Hawa Mahal, a former hermitage for royal women and architectural marvel built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The red and pink sandstone facade of this five-storey historic monument is simply stunning. Afterwards, head towards the grand Amber Fort on an elephant back and feel the charm of royalty experienced by the kings of the 17th century. Here you can navigate through palaces and courtyards studded with spectacular mirror mosaics. The City Palace is another captivating attraction in Jaipur, allowing a glimpse of the Rajput kings’ lifestyle. Then there’s Jaigarh Fort, a magnificent monument built for storing cannons, arms, amours, and ammunition. Don’t forget to explore the 'Jaivana Cannon' which is set inside the fort – this is the world's largest cannon on wheels. Brightsun Travel offers a range of cheap flights to Jaipur, porting you back to the famous Rajput era.
Jaipur is one of the most sought-after shopping destinations in Rajasthan. Here you can buy everything from authentic jewellery and handicrafts to paintings and Jaipuri quilts. Visit the Johari Bazaar to browse a variety of gems and precious and semi-precious stones, and head towards the Tripolia Bazaar to purchase unique home items such as designer carpets and rugs. You can also stroll around Sireh Deori Bazaar, the city’s most popular bazaar to buy leather shoes, puppets and textiles. Brightsun Travel offers cheap air tickets to Jaipur, so you can explore this shopaholic haven to your heart’s content. Jaipur is also home to several state-of-the-art museums and heritage sites. Step inside Rajasthan’s oldest Museum, Albert Hall Museum to explore the artifacts and weaponry of royal kings. The World Heritage Site Jantar Mantar is another awesome attraction in Jaipur. This observatory designed by Maharaja Jai Singh II hosts the world's largest sundial and other geometric instruments and astronomical devices, including the 'Jaiprakash Yantra' and the 'Hindu Chhatri'. Make sure you also visit the unique Anokhi Museum, displaying some of the world's best block painting garments.