With the pandemic hold loosening up, travel plans are back on our list. While we missed this the most we also realised during the lockdown phase the importance of travelling. So let’s do it when we can! Life is too short to live in just one place. We got to explore and discover not just the world but ourselves through travelling. The one limiting factor to make this dream come true will always be money! But let that factor not stop you again cause we got a budget-friendly trip suggestion for you right here!
If you love to travel to a culturally rich place that holds the brightest moments of Indian history with royal possessions, a vibrant lifestyle and raw and real fun things to do, then Jaipur is a must-visit place that should be on your bucket list. Known as the pink city, it is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It is a major tourist destination in India forming a part of the Golden Triangle. Most cities in Rajasthan and even some northern cities like Delhi have buses going into Jaipur. You can choose a sleeper or a semi-sleeper and this is one of the most reasonably priced ways to get into the city.
There is so much to look around in Jaipur that you will definitely have to spend at least 2-3 days there. Any lesser time is just not worthy enough. Now, being the winter season is the best time to plan a pocket-friendly trip to Jaipur. Winters will be pleasant and any economical hotel will keep you comfortable.
Built with 152 windows, the five-story building is a visual treat that in itself is an ode to Indian architecture. It is located in the heart of the city and is a must-visit place in Jaipur for some Instagram worthy pictures and is also super economical as the entry fee is just Rs 10.
The observatory house with an enormous sun-dial is an absolute marvel that’ll question your purpose in life. The observatory has a lot of interesting equipment and models to study the stars and constellations in the sky and will be an interesting place to visit especially with your curious school going kids.
The 18th-century Nahargarh Fort once formed a strong defence for the city of Jaipur and continues to astonish people around the world with its architectural and historical relevance. You might have seen this place as a backdrop in several Bollywood movies and to visit them in real life will be a heart-warming experience.
Next up we have the stunning pearl white Birla Mandir that’ll fill your heart and soul with such positive vibrations that you’ll tend to carry along for the rest of your trip. Surrounded by lush green gardens and made entirely of marble, the Birla Mandir (also called the Laxmi Narayan Temple) is one of the most stunning temples in the pink city. The three huge domes, stained glass windows depicting the scenes from Hindu scriptures and marble sculptures will leave any visitor awestruck.
Amidst majestic temples and natural water springs is the heaven on earth graced by a very a lot of great people, the Galtaji. It is a beautiful cluster of pavilions covered with rounded roofs and intricately carved pillars walls, the Galtaji complex organises large-scale celebrations at the festival of Makar Sakranti in January. Besides the main Galtaji temple, the complex is famous for the Ramgopalji Temple, colloquially referred to as the monkey temple.
With a lot more places to explore, Jaipur is indeed a must-visit tourist spot in India where all your travel dreams come true!