Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture.
Literally translated into the City of Victory, Jaipur has always been one of the face of tourism of India. Popularly clubbed with Agra and New Delhi, they form the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism and would be the most popular tour for any foreigner visiting India. Jaipur is a beautiful city with different shades of it. The Amer region of Jaipur is decorated with beautiful hills and lakes and studded with magnificent forts including Amber Palace, Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts. There is the old walled city, which is a different city altogether with narrow lanes, pink shops and buildings and monuments like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the famous Jantar Mantar. These lanes are also the same which attracts tourists from all over the world for its sweets, snacks and the shopping arena it provides. From colorful bangles to printed Saris to the ornaments and jewelry of Johri Bazaar, Jaipur has everything to offer for a shopaholic. There are some posh residential areas with high-rises and flyovers and amazing infrastructure. Jaipur has a unique feel to it and it can only be experienced once you are there.
Directions by road from the nearest airport
Closest By Air
250 kms 50 mins
398 kms 1 hours
Closest By Rail
1.7 Kms 11 mins
15.2 Kms 1 hours 33 mins
9.4 Kms 1 hours
Udaipur City Station
399 Kms 11 hours
Closest By Road
260 Kms 4 hours 27 mins
679 Kms 10 hours 16 mins
1155 Kms 17 hours 36 mins
564 Kms 10 hours 30 mins
Jaipur is the capital of the state in more than one sense. You will find outlets of various cuisines and will never run out of options in the sparkling city. However, the most colourful here will be the local cuisine where a number of traditional dishes and desserts flourish. These preparations are relished daily by the locals and leave most tourist fascinated.
Some of the dishes that you can’t miss in Jaipur include Dal Bati Churma, Missi Roti, Bajre ki Roti, Mirchi Bada, Gatte ki Sabji and Kadhi.The desserts here are very popular and it is almost imperative that you let your taste buds experience these unique dishes. These include Ghevar, Imarti, Halwa, Choorma, Gajak, Moong Thal and more.
Though Jaipur has a number of options for fine dining, one must not miss the street food available. Lanes of Johri Bazaar would be best for the exquisite and local street food ornamenting the cuisine here with an old world charm that it carries.
5:30 PM to 11 PM
A Thematic Restaurant, Chokhi Dhani is located on Chokhi Dhani Village Restaurant. The restaurant is air-conditioned with great ambiance with live music in the background. It’s a pure vegetarian restaurant with Rajasthani Thalis including Gatte ki Sabji, Daal Baati, roti and khichdi with lot of desi ghee. Overall, a good place if you want to feel Rajasthani culture.
Chokhi Dhani Village Resort, 12 Mile, Tonk Road, Jaipur, India
North-Indian, Chinese, South-Indian, Continental
11 AM to 10:45 PM
One of the popular restaurants of Jaipur, Four Seasons offers Rajasthani specialties, dosas and few range on pizzas. One of the best pure vegetarian restaurants.
D- 43, A2, Subhash Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur, India
9 AM to 10:30 PM
A clean, well managed and a popular bakery. The perfect chocolate mousse, cheese capsicum croissant n coffee makes every passer-by stop and let him get melt in the dark chocolate.
Arvind Marg, MI Road, Jaipur, India
North-Indian, Chinese, Continental
11 AM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM
Niro’s, located at Panch Batti, is the perfect spot for a great meal. It has that charm of the old bygone British era, with the old world charm somehow in the ambience, the service, the dresses of the people serving. Niro’s serves great Continental food apart from Chinese cuisine and North Indian cuisine. One of the highly recommended restaurants in Jaipur.
Panch Batti, MI Road, Jaipur, India
North-Indian, Chinese, Continental, Mughlai
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 11 PM
One of the most decent, elegant and expensive restaurants in Jaipur. Offers excellent veg and non-veg Indian Cuisine, including special Rajasthani Thalis
Maya Mansion, Opposite GPO, MI Road, Jaipur, India
OM Revolving Restaurant
North-Indian, Continental, Rajasthani, Chinese
12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
One of the fancy restaurants of Jaipur, it is a good place to enjoy international cuisines, including Continental and Chinese food. One can also have Rajasthani cuisine and North Indian food here. Another of the pure-vegetarian restaurants, The restaurant is a great way to enjoy the view of the city as it revolves at a good pace and located at a good position.
Hotel Om Tower, Church Road, MI Road, Jaipur, India
Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar
8 AM to 11 PM
One of the most popular restaurants in Jaipur, LMB as it is locally known, is a great place to have authentic Rajasthani Thalis. Having a simple Chat counter outside with a fine dining area inside, LMB is famous for its kachoris, chats, sweets, Rajasthani Thalis, Daal Baati and Churma. Serving only vegetarian options, it is a must visit restaurant in Jaipur.
100, Johari Bazaar, Pink City, Jaipur, India
Kanji Sweets and Restaurant
A good restaurant with decent price, offering delightful dishes and desserts as takeaway.
Kesar Mall,Opposite Apex Mall,Tonk Road,Bapu Nagar,Rajasthan 302015
Autos are the most viable mode of transport except for when it gets too hot. Cabs also are very easily available. The city bus, a new addition for the tourists is a hop-on-hop-off service which is quite efficient. Though normal bus service is also available, we wouldnt recommend it for the tourists. Also, the Jaipur metro is soon supposed to start, which will make transportation extremely efficient.