The best time of the year has finally dawned upon us. The festive fervour is floating all around and it's officially the time for friends and families to plan those much-awaited weekend getaways! While planning a vacation, the best way to unwind is to visit a luxurious location with the perfect mix of culture and soul. The one city that is the epitome of all three things is Jaipur. The 'pink city' is the ideal destination where old-school-charm and modern novelties meet.
For most of us who have already been to the city, our experiences have been limited to royal landmarks like the Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort. However, there's a lot more that the city of maharaja has to offer!
Here's how you can turn your little getaway to Jaipur into a perfect vacation filled with luxury and culture-1. Fly Above The City:
What better way to experience the city than flying above it and enjoying some splendid views of the city. Take in Rajasthan from a unique point of view, flying over the glimmering pink city of Jaipur on a hot air balloon ride. It's an exhilarating way to experience India and get a different perspective of the country. There are two flights each day; one in the morning, one in the afternoon. So buckle up for this manificent luxury.2. Elephants For the Win:
If you want to side-step routine touristy activities and try something unique, this point is for you! Anchored by the conviction that an Elephant Sanctuary provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of elephant tourism in Jaipur, Elefantastic works for domesticated elephants of Jaipur with low-income, marginalised caretaker families to run a sanctuary, to provide welfare services and to raise awareness for Asian elephants.3. A Palace In The Middle Of It All:
With its unique setting in the middle of a lake and the attractive backdrop of the temple-dotted Aravalli hills, Jal Mahal is the perfect spot to sit with your loved one and watch a beautiful sunset. As you look across to the palace from the water's edge on your boat ride, try to count the number of stories. There are five in total, but during monsoon season, it often looks like the palace has only a single story, as the lower four levels are submerged beneath the water's surface.4. The Perfect Mix Of Luxury And Culture:
Nestled amidst the majestic Aravalli hills, with 245 rooms and suites elegantly appointed. Fairmont Jaipur is an ode to the pink city. With its awe-inspiring architecture and decor, inspired by the Mughal dynasty and Royal Rajput's of yore it reflects a perfect blend of traditional Rajasthani décor and modern amenities. The hotel takes each guest on an opulent journey through large verdant gardens, elegant lobby and beautifully designed rooms. It is a perfect location to spend a day at the luxury spa or have the royal wedding of your dream. It offers a scenic luxury getaway for the discerning traveller. Book your rooms here.5. Relish Local Cuisine In Luxury:
When in Jaipur, one can't miss out on authentic Rajasthani cuisine. We are talking about laal mass, atta raab, nalli nihari, and well, the options are endless. The authentic flavours of Rajasthan come to life at a restaurant called Zarin. This quaint and classy eatery at Fairmont Jaipur is the perfect blend of luxury and culture. With experienced chefs, local flavours and Insta-worthy interiors, Zarin should be on every tourists list!
In addition to these 5 pink city must-dos, there's lots more that Jaipur offers. All that's left is for you to pack your bags and let the adventure begin!