Comprising of a wealth of activities and heart throbbing attractions, Jaipur is one of the most beautiful cities in India. With such intricate and beautiful architectural gems, the city aptly displays India’s true cultural heritage. Not just the day, but the night life in this city is so elusive that one could never let that moment vanish from his memory. From the busy and lit streets to the sizzling mid night snacking joints, Jaipur has it all.
- Jal Mahal– Established in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the Jal mahal shines like one of the brightest stars among the nightfall and compliments the bliss of the blue lake that surrounds it while making it more majestic and dreamy. It is located in the Man Sagar lake and is an absolute vision for all the visitors around.
- Statue Circle– The circle hosts the statue of the Great Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who was ruler of Amber and founder of Jaipur. The area looks utterly mesmerizing when the light pierces through the dark and lights up the entire garden to help locals recollect the historical importance of the statue and enjoy a cup of Statue circle’s famous coffee.
- Amer Fort– Built by Raja Alan Singh, the fort is an architectural gem made out of red sandstone and marble. At night, the entire fort lights up like a beautiful bride. Being about 11 km away from the centre city, it acts like a sudden ray of hope as you travel towards the outskirts. The view is highly picturesque and delightful which one can never get over.
- Jawahar Circle– Located alongside the highway, it is one of the most beautiful musical fountain shows’ in India. The circular garden that surrounds the fountain is actually one of the biggest in Asia. With changing lights every minute, it is a delight to feel every little drop of water splash on your face like a wonderful early morning mist.
- Hawa Mahal– Made out of the pink sandstone, it is the reason why Jaipur is known as the pink city. Hawa mahal aka Palace of winds is an epitome of architectural beauty. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and has 953 jharokas which provide optimum ventilation and add to its beauty. At night, all these jharokas get incarnated with colorful hues increasing the mahals’ glory and charm while lighting up the entire city as well as the mood of the people living in it.
At the end, the city turns out to be an all rounder when it comes to day or night time fun. It is essential for one to experience all of it in its true glory as words can never truly express their true beauty. It is easy to each Jaipur by flight, road, or train.
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Lying 7238ft. above sea level Shimla is a sight to sore eyes with the Himalayan mountains covered in snow and the far stretches of lush green pastures. All the major hill stations of India at the time before independence were the favorite vacation spot for the British official and thus you get to see a lot of Victorian age architecture around the town.
There is of course the all famous “mall road” (a lengthy pedestrian shopping area) where you will find all kinds of local food and clothing. It is the land of several famous temples of Hindu Gods that are pilgrimage to devotees like the Jakhu temple and the Tara Devi temple that are a place of beauty and peace for any traveler. The best time to travel to Shimla is between October to November or from March to May, the weather around this time is perfect as you get to experience best of both summer and winter around these times. It’s advisable to not visit Shimla in the time of monsoon as it’s unpopular for heavy landslides in the season and can be risky for traveling. Shimla also has some amazing delicacies if you wish to treat your taste buds, you can hog on some ‘babru’ a local twist to the famous North Indian ‘kachoris’ or you could savor on some Tibetan dishes that are a part of local culture as Shimla has been a major Tibetan colony. You do have to be careful with the lack of public transport and not shy away from a little walking around the place to experience it better.
It is a paradise for the adrenaline junkies too as Shimla provides you with an array of adventure sports like skiing, zip lining and bungee jumping. You can also visit the scenic Alpine covered Jakhoo hills that is the highest point of the city. If you wish to experience the rich heritage of the Himachal then you need to head straight into the Himachal state museum in Shimla, build in an old Victorian mansion carefully altered to fit the needs of the museum it is the perfect place to study and experience the history and culture of the place from the past.
Shimla as a city gives its tourists the best of Himalayas with something to do for every kind of traveler. It’s great heritage and natural scope of beauty is enough of a reason to answer the mountain’s calling. If you are coming from Delhi, you can take direct flights to Shimla from here, even can come by road.… Read More
Known as the city of lakes, Udaipur is another competitor in the race for the most mesmerizing destinations to visit in India. With architectural finesse and beauty, the city offers all that one requires for the perfect family vacation. From sightseeing tours to authentic Udaipur delicacies, one can never get enough of its cultural heritage.
Even though a day is a very less time to experience Udaipur in its true glory but for maximum coverage, one could go for various different kinds of packages that would cover various parts of the city and at the end drop you off after dinner. It is one of the easiest ways to actually take a quick glance of the entire city without the fuzz of bookings and separate tour guides for every location. The tour mostly begins early in the morning where all the tourists gather at a common spot. They start off your day in the lap of God as you visit the Jagdish Temple. The temple is a Hindu temple and has been worshipped since 1651. It is one of the major attractions of Udaipur and the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai.
The next stop would be the city palace. With an extremely rich history, the palace attracts thousands of tourists every day and hotels are fully occupied most of the times. Built over a 400 years ago, the palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola giving a panoramic view of the entire city and its surroundings. One can get an overview of various other monuments like the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, and Neemach Mata temple. One can enjoy and easily spend an entire day chilling in its courtyards, gardens and the museum.
It’s time to explore the waters with a boat ride in Lake Pichola. It is an artificial water lake surrounding various monuments and architectural gems of Udaipur. It is one of the exclusive destinations with a view of havelis, palaces, temples, ghats etc. The environment of the lake attracts a different variety of birds like Coots, Cormorants tufted Duck, Egrets, Terns, kingfishers etc. Established in 1632 AD, the lake is a shrine for photographers and nature lovers. It’s one of the best ways to truly connect with the city and immerse ourselves completely in the view. With lunch and dinner organized in famous restaurants which serve you the true delicacies of Udaipur, one is left with a divine taste of authentic surreal dishes.
Experience the real magic of Udaipur and dwell deep into the historical value and cultural importance of each nook and corner you visit.
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