So, you are in a hurry? You have just one day to spend in Jaipur? By now, you would have probably searched the internet about the city and realised that it has so much to offer that you will be leaving the place with regret of not spending more time here. However, thats not we want you to feel at the end of the day. So, we have prepared a list of must visit places in the time given. Get ready and lets go.
7am – 8am
Breakfast at Samrat, one of the best places to start the day with the famous Pyaz ki Kachori (Onion snack) with tea. It goes without saying that all food in Jaipur will be spicy.
8am – 9am
Source: Chetan, Wikipedia
Albert Hall Museum – Although the museum will be closed at this early hours one can admire the architecture from outside. Also, it’s a great place to walk around in the morning (specially after a heavy breakfast) with people feeding thousands of penguins in the area. You may squeeze out a little time for a quick visit to your hotel room to freshen up.
9am – 1pm
In these four hours you can cover most of the monuments located within the walled city. They are all adjacent to each other. Do inquire if you may buy one ticket for all these monuments. Don’t choose the ticket that has entry to Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort. You will not be able to cover those forts in one day and end up wasting money. You may want to hire a guide but he will , as all guides do, make you rush through all the monuments. I suggest, take some time to soak in the history and heritage of the city.Hawa Mahal – By the time you come back from Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal would have opened.
JaipurCityPost Tip – Before you enter Hawa Mahal stop by the 150 year old camera for sometime. Maybe even take a picture with it.
City Palace – a little walk away Hawa Mahal you will come across the City Palace, situated at the heart of the walled city.
Jantar Mantar – next to City Palace is the collection of architectural astronomical instruments built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century.
1pm – 2pm
If you are in for some Rajasthani traditional food try out Santosh Restaurant for lunch. Order a thali with dal batti with churma. They are the best in taste.
2pm – 5pm
Source: Sanyambahga, Wikipedia
Nahargarh Fort – Straight after lunch go to this (one of three) fort in Jaipur city.
5pm – 6pm
Jal Mahal – While coming down from the fort you will see Jal Mahal in the light of the setting sun. Have a stroll at the Jal Mahal and enjoy the beautiful architect.
6pm – 8pm
Bapu Bazaar – Prefect place for the shopping some traditional Rajasthani stuffs. If time permits you may have a look at some of the other markets around this one.
8pm – 10pm
Dinner at Niro’s – End your day with a nice meal at this age old restaurant. Try Lal-Maans (non-veg).
Paan at Prem Paan Bhandar
1. Distances between the places shouldn’t be an issue since everything in Jaipur is within 5-10kms radius.
2. Apart from hotel charges, the other major expense will be the fare of the hired cabs for two days (around Rs.2000 per cab per day – not sure)