Ever had one of those days where you are sitting in a group of friends with a cuppa joe in hand, trying to decide a weekend getaway from Delhi? What starts off as a discussion becomes a full-fledged war when every single person has a different location in mind leading to utter confusion and no decision. Names get thrown around like grenades and everyone dodges the important question and the answer is far fetched. Mussoorie, Lansdowne, Shimla, Jim Corbett - everyone has a different name to put into the bag and hence, not a single conclusion can be reached leading to the plan getting cancelled. What a shame!
However, there is THIS one magical place that can satisfy all the travel rush and keep every single one of those picky friends satisfied. Welcome to the beautiful city of Jaipur. Steeped in royalty and full of unique experiences, this is one unmissable city when you are planning a firecracker of a weekend. The list of places to visit in Jaipur never ends. Don’t believe us, keep reading to find out how the pink city has everything to satisfy a traveller.
1. BECAUSE ITS THE CLOSEST WEEKEND GETAWAY FROM DELHI
A little over 250 kilometres away, Jaipur is one of the easiest and least time-consuming destinations to travel to. So there is probably no other weekend getaway from Delhi that can be reached so fast. This makes it perfect. And on top of that, Jaipur is a city that is connected via all forms of transportation. Want to get there as fast as possible? Take a flight. On a budget? Choose any of the multiple buses and trains running to and from Jaipur daily. Best of all - stuff all your things into a car, buy some snacks for the road, head out to one of the best road trips of your life to see all the places to visit in Jaipur.
Tip: A road trip playlist is a must have for long journeys. Don’t forget to also add your favourite pop hits!
2. BECAUSE IT WILL BE A ROAD TRIP TO REMEMBER FOREVER
If there is one thing that road trips should not be and often are - is boring. Forget boredom, as Delhi to Jaipur drive is fast, furious and full of amazing pit stops. The entire route is peppered with exciting things to do. A small 10 minutes detour from the highway, the enormous Neemrana palace hotel should be the first stop on this Jaipur weekend. Don't forget to add the #jaipurdiaries. Next place to look for on your road trip is the famous Bhangarh Fort because it is rated as one of the most haunted places in Asia. It is a MUST visit on this weekend getaway from Delhi. Maybe take an ouija board along? And if detours are not a problem you can stop by the Alwar Fort. It is 5 kilometres long and provides a gorgeous view of the entire city of Alwar. Like we said, not a single boring minute even before you reach all the places to visit in Jaipur.
Tip: Get a taste of adventure by indulging in some thrilling zip lining at the Neemrana Fort.
3. BECAUSE IT'S A ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL CRAVINGS
Another great thing about Jaipur is that it takes care of every need a traveller can have. Exciting views? Check. Breathtaking sightseeing? Check. Mouthwatering local cuisine? Check. Happening nightlife? Check. Shopping Sprees? Check. Rich culture and history? Check. Possibilities for adventure? Check check check. This is one place where all your friends will be all smiles all the time because you will never run out of places to visit in Jaipur. Whether your friend is a fashion blogger who needs a dosage of shopping, a cinematographer who needs stunning visuals or just an avid traveller looking for an all-encompassing getaway – Jaipur has a fix for all.
Tip: Visit Nehru Bazaar (on MI Road) in the first place to buy a pair of colourful and handcrafted traditional Rajasthani mojris over there.
4. BECAUSE OF ALL THE INSTAGRAM FRIENDLY PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR
Jaipur is undoubtedly one of the most instagrammable cities in India. One weekend here can comfortably meet your Instagram needs for quite some time while allowing you to show off royally. A brilliant group selfie inside one of the opulent halls of Amer Fort or a candid amidst the colourful handicrafts of Bapu Bazaar, the places to visit in Jaipur are limitless. The sights of Jaipur are so visually attractive that stopping and taking a picture will feel like a natural instinct. This weekend getaway from Delhi will make memories that will last an entire lifetime and gain you numerous double taps in the process!
Tip: Take a picture of one of the most ancient stepwells in India and don't forget to #ChandBaori including the location tag.
5. BECAUSE OF THE RICH HISTORY OF THE PINK CITY
You could bet your life savings on the fact that no other weekend getaway from Delhi can make you feel like you have teleported to the past as Jaipur can. The Rajput rulers of centuries yore have especially taken care to build such grand and palatial structures that their legacy never dies. Grab a flask full of hot Rajasthani chai, maybe even a guitar and head for a day out to look at the forts of the city. Once you enter these humongous forts, you will forget what the outside city looks like and begin to wonder if you have some connection with these walls. Such is the grip of Jaipur’s history.
Tip: Take a guided tour of one of the majestic forts because it is the best way to know quirky facts about this 300-year-old city.
6. LASTLY, BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS AT THIS WEEKEND GETAWAY FROM DELHI
The cool and placid nights of Jaipur are a gargantuan relief from the sweaty and hot days. The entire city feels like a scene from a futuristic dream as all the palaces and halls get lit up with multicoloured lights. After a long day of handicraft shopping, street food hopping and long walks in big forts, nothing feels better than to chill with a cold glass of beer. In addition to spectacular monuments, Jaipur has one of the most happening and upbeat nightlife scenes in North India. Grunge, Jaipur Bar Stock Exchange, Blackout, House of People and 100% Rock are some unmissable pubs to go to. Furthermore, you could add a traditional restaurant to the list of places to visit in Jaipur. The scrumptious food will not disappoint you.
Phew. That was quite a list. It is doubtful that you and your squad need any more information as to why Jaipur is the best weekend getaway from Delhi to indulge in.
And, how can we let you go without telling you the best place to stay in Jaipur? Skip the fancy hotels - to do a tad bit more of shopping and check off all the places to see in Jaipur! Here is the best idea for that. Stay at The Hosteller, Jaipur’s best and favourite backpacker hostel. Not only will you meet plenty of enthusiastic travellers like yourself, but you could also make friends and tag along in a hostel group for sightseeing in Jaipur’s bazaars. For example - looking for cute souvenirs in the streets of Kishanpole Bazaar. Certainly all of this – ON A BUDGET!
Honestly, what could be better? Book a stay today!