Jaipur is known as the Pink City because of its candy-colored buildings. The unique modern-day wonders of Jaipur make it a must-see city in India. Captivating, vibrant, and eye-catching-let me take you to the Pink City.
During my stay in India, my home base was Delhi, India. My lodging of choice was Le Meridian, New Delhi. The drive from New Delhi to Jaipur was about 4 hours. My driver arrived at 4 am to pick me up, and off we went to on our journey to the Pink City.
Our first stop was Amber Fort. Amber Fort Amber Fort was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2013. It was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 and was the residence for the king. The entrance fee was Rs.200 for foreign tourists.
The next stop was Panna Meena Ka Kund. This stepwell was built in the 16th century and was used to catch water. The steps are arranged symmetrically, making it quite intriguing. There is no entrance fee, but you can pay to climb the steps. My anxiety would not allow me to take such a risk.
It was finally time for food! We stopped at a local restaurant, and I ate chicken, rice, and pasta. I had a delicious dessert called Gulab Jamun. It was round, and tasted like a cinnamon roll. I am not a huge dessert lover, but it was delicious. Afterward, I had fennel seeds which are used as breath freshener.
The next stop was Jantar Mantar Sundial, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is an astronomical observatory and houses the world’s largest sundial. India has five sundials, and the largest one is in Jaipur. The entrance fee was Rs.200 for foreign tourists.
Next, I went to City Palace. City Palace was the home of the king. It was built in the 1700s by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It sits in the center of the old city and consists of buildings, courtyards, and gardens. The entrance fee was Rp.500 for foreign tourists.