Many of you must be heading to Jaipur for the iconic Jaipur Literature Fest,2018 which has an amazing speaker list! Well, apart from attending the fest, one can look forward to exploring the ‘Pink City’ as well because this city is full of incredible historical places, cheap budget shopping places, sumptuous places to eat at among many other things to do as well.

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1. Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort

Take an elephant ride up the steps if you don’t feel like walking, attend the light and sound show, and click many pictures because of the wonderful view you’ll get once you reach the top.

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2. Jal Mahal and City Palace

City Palace,a complex of courtyards, gardens, temples and buildings the impressive palace is built on the principles of Indian science architecture, Vastu.

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Jalmahal has a panoramic view of the Man Sagar Lake and Nahargarh hills that border it.

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3. A hot air balloon ride

If you are an adventure enthusiast, you should definitely opt for this to try something new. Located near the Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Hot Air Balloon safari is conducted by various operators around the city and is a great way to beat the city blues.

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4. Street shopping

 If you’re looking for precious gemstones and handmade necklaces,head to Johari Bazaar.

Open: All 7 days open | Johari Bazaar Jaipur Timings – 10 am to 11 pm

Location: Johri Bazar, Gangori Bazar, Jaipur, Nearest Bus Stop: Badi Chopar Bus Stop

If you’re looking for bangles and other jewellery pieces, head to Tripolia Bazaar.

Open: 7 days open | Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur Timings – 10 am to 7 pm

Location: Tripolia Bazar, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur

Nearest Bus Stop: Choti Chopad Bus Stop

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If you’re looking especially for traditional juttis, head to Nehru Bazaar.

Open: 7 days open | Nehru Bazaar Jaipur Timings – 10.30 am to 7.30 pm

Location: Film Colony, Modikhana, Jhotwara, Jaipur, Nearest Bus Stop: Hathoj Bus Stop

For other items like traditional handicrafts and attires, head to Bapu Bazaar, Sireh Deori Bazaar and Mirza Ismail road among few others. (

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5. Gorging on delectable dishes

One must try the authentic dish, lal maas, and the Keema Bati at Spice Court. Other restaurants that one must eat at are Nibs Cafe, Peacock Rooftop Restaurant, Dragon House, Anokhi Cafe. You should try the blueberry pancakes at Nibs Cafe and the Jal mahi tikka, keema pao at Peacock rooftop restaurant.

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6. Vintage Car Rally

Stay for a little longer until February and you’ll get to see more than a 100 vintage cars on the roads of Jaipur. The Rajputana Sports Car Club holds a vintage and classic car rally in association with the department of tourism, every February.

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