Jaipur is not called the “Pink City” for nothing – the striking buildings in the old town immediately catch the eye on any visit to the city. In addition to visiting these architecturally impressive buildings, a glimpse into the cultural landscape of Jaipur is just as appealing as a trip to the bustling streets of the city. For example, how about an evening visit to the cinema where an exotic Bollywood film is showing? A rickshaw ride is also an event in the city and gives a quick overview of all the buildings – a visit to the exotic streets is also particularly interesting. Jaipur is a diverse travel destination with special sights and a very specific flair that ensures unforgettable moments in the city.
The Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal)
This palace is actually not a real palace at all, but more of a facade – however, the impressive palace belongs to winds to the city palace, which should also be visited. The Palace of Winds is a five-story building with a total of 93 barred windows. The palace is a stunning sight thanks to the pink color and the elaborately decorated facade with a honeycomb look. The name comes from the slightly cooling draft that comes through the windows and gives the harem ladies a light breeze when they look out. The harem ladies used to hide behind the windows from prying eyes and could follow pageants and celebrations. Overall, the architecturally masterful Palace of Winds combined with the immense City Palace is a truly unforgettable sight of Jaipur.
The old town of Jaipur
Not only the Palace of the Winds and the City Palace can be found in the old town and are buildings worth seeing. In addition to the charming facades and the exotic architecture, the city wall with its battlements and city gates is also an interesting sight – even if the whole of Jaipur is not fenced off . In addition, near the Tripolia Gate is the famous minaret called Iswari Minar Swarga Sal, which was built by the son of the city’s founder. The old town of Jaipur is particularly easy to explore on a tour, where the most beautiful buildings are immediately noticeable.
Amber Fort (Amer Fort)
This mighty hilltop fortress is located just 10 kilometers from Jaipur on a hilltop and should definitely be visited. A fortified fortress on the outside and a magnificent palace on the inside – Amber Fort is one of the architectural masterpieces of Rajasthan. Since the Indian state has many magnificent buildings, the extraordinary building should definitely be visited. Of particular note is Amber Fort’s glittering Hall of Mirrors, the main attraction of what is an overall very attractive building.
The open-air observatory (Jantar-Mantar)
A visit to the Jantar Mantar open-air observatory in Jaipur is something very special, and not just for amateur astronomers. This observatory brings you closer to the world of the stars and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. A visit to the observatory in the southern courtyard of the palace is definitely a special experience during a stay in Jaipur. The observatory was built in 1728 by the city founder Jai Singh II, who was also an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. For that time, Jai Singh II was quite advanced astronomically and even developed instruments to help predict the monsoon.
The best travel time for the versatile city
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan in northern India and has a warm to very hot climate all year round. The months from October to April are considered the best travel time for the pink city, as it is around 25 to 30 degrees cooler and significantly drier during this time. Traveling to Jaipur is sometimes difficult during the monsoon season, as the climate easily rises to over 40 degrees during these months. Therefore, the months of the European winter are particularly suitable for stays in Jaipur and the pleasant climate during this time makes the trip even more unforgettable.