Jaipur

by Sankara Subramanian

Sankara Subramanian
@sankaracs

Sankara Subramanian
@sankaracs

Sankara abandoned his corporate career nine years ago, and has since gone on to live his dream - exploring the world and inspiring others to travel through his blog, "Be On The Road".

Jaipur International Airport (JAI)
Best time: Nov-Feb
Ideal duration: 4-7 days

Hawa Mahal

Killer Insta Opps

Hawa Mahal is to Jaipur what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Its colourful mirrorwork makes for a beautiful photo, particularly in the night.

Nehru Bazaar

Best Hangouts

This vibrant, picturesque market is known for selling handprinted clothing and 'joothis' - slip-on shoes made from camel or goat leather.

City Palace

Cool and Quirky Buildings

Colours are such an inherent part of Jaipur's history. You can find them throughout the city's palaces and forts, brightening every room.

Amber Fort

Insta-Gold Hotspots

One of Jaipur's best known forts, this is where fine architecture and views combine. Visit in late evening to see a spectacular light show.

Man Sagar Lake

Best Culture Shots

Local musicians often gather in front of Jal Mahal, a palace on the lake. Come sunset, Jaipur's rich colours emerge, making for great photos.

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Experience Jaipur

Considering the vibrant markets and coral shades of Hawa Mahal palace, it's no small wonder Jaipur's often known as the "Pink City". Here, razzmatazz and luxury blends with the typical Indian bustle and hospitality, creating timeless, Insta-friendly scenes.

Such moments are found both in the scenery and within the people. Rajasthani men's twirling handlebar moustaches - a traditional symbol of masculinity - make for great portrait shots. And the colour-rich attire of Rajasthani women, with jewelled shawls and scarves, steals the limelight of any photo.
Of course, no trip to Jaipur is complete without indulging in lip-smacking lassis and thalis. The local food is infused with the flavour and variety of the city itself. Explore the sights of Jaipur and you can expect Insta-likes to pour in for weeks to come.

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