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Jaipur is the beautiful capital city of Rajasthan and one of the major destinations that forms India’s famed Golden Triangle, nicknamed as the Pink City due to its architectural wonders painted in a rose colour. Jaipur also boasts temples, hill-top forts, museums, galleries, trendy teahouses and bars, lush gardens, mouth-watering Rajasthani cuisines and colourful bazaars. There is a long and fascinating history associated with Jaipur, and all around the city are beautiful remains of its bygone era. A tour of Jaipur’s Old City is the best way to step back in time and discover ancient marvels, including the grandeur City Palace - a Rajasthani and Mughal style monument with a stunning complex of palaces, pavilions, halls, courtyards and gardens. Beside this alluring palace is the Jantar Mantar, a World Heritage Site and the most significant observatory in India, dating back to the early 18th century with a series of astronomical instruments. Then there’s the Hawa Mahal, an extension to the City Palace; this majestic rose-coloured landmark is known as the Palace of Winds, as it features intricately carved windows that allow a breeze into the palace. Brightsun Travel has a range of cheap holiday packages to Jaipur.
Jaipur is an excellent arts and culture hub of India with various museums, galleries and other institutions with captivating collections. The most notable venue in the city is the Albert Hall Museum, which was inspired by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. This world-class museum displays a range of artefacts and mural paintings from several ancient civilizations, including royal portraits, old costumes, woodcarvings and an Egyptian mummy. The Anokhi Museum is another excellent cultural venue, set inside a traditional haveli with some of the world’s best block painted textiles, as well as interesting objects and photographs. After exploring the city’s museums, why not hit the shops? Jaipur is a renowned shopping hub famed for its blue pottery, jewellery, textiles and precious and semi-precious stones. If you’re into jewellery, then Gem Plaza is a must visit; this jewellery house sells the best of the city’s handcrafted jewellery. For traditional items, head to Bapu Bazar, a colourful outdoor marketplace selling clothing, handicrafts, antiques, Jaipuri quilts and much more. Contact Brightsun about our holiday packages to Jaipur and look forward to planning an unforgettable vacation to this wonderful city.