Jaipur is one of the famous coloured cities of Rajasthan in northern India. It is often called the “pink city” because many of the buildings in the city centre are painted pink(ish). I personally think that’s it more orange than pink, though the fact remains that it is colourful and beautiful. It’s one of the many reasons you should take a trip to India on your honeymoon.
There are just so many romantic places to visit in Jaipur, India! Discover all the Jaipur points of interest and fun things to do in Jaipur while on your honeymoon in India. Have a romantic candle light dinner in Jaipur with your lover and lodge at one of the best places to stay in Jaipur India.
No matter where you stay in Jaipur or where you go, you’re bound to have a magical vacation. Here are our top 15 things to do in Jaipur India:
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15 Places To Visit In Jaipur For Couples
1. City Palace
The City Palace is the heart of the pink city. In addition to the colourful buildings, complete with potted marigolds and turbaned guards, there is an interesting costume and textile museum in the palace. The City Palace is insanely colourful and joyous, particularly if you’re here for Mathura Holi.
Most impressive are two enormous silver urns that Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II used to carry water from the Ganges River with him when he visited England in 1901. So make sure you visit the city palace and marvel at the two huge silver urns. This is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples, you won’t want to miss it!
2. Woodblock Printing Workshop
Hand block printed fabrics are easy to find throughout Jaipur, and they make great souvenirs. However, learning how to do the block printing yourself makes an even better souvenir and is a fun experience. So why not have a crack at one of the best things to do in Jaipur India on your vacation.
The lesson takes place in a tiny workshop on the outskirts of Jaipur. It starts with the basics, stamping patterns on newspapers, before progressing to printing multiple coloured patterns on fabric. By the end of the half-day workshop, you have two pieces of hand-printed fabric to take home. It’s such a fascinating insight into the process and the skill of the artisans who spend their lives hand printing.
Finish the workshop with a trip to a nearby paper-making factory to see the process of hand-making paper. A woodblock printing workshop is a rarity in this day and age, which is why it’s one of the best things to do in Jaipur India.
3. The Monsoon Palace
The picturesque Jal Mahal, also called the Monsoon Palace, was originally built as a summer palace for the royal family. It ‘floats’ in Man sagar Lake, the lake on the way to the Amber Fort and makes a perfect photo opp, especially after the monsoons raise the lake level. Make sure you visit this charming Palace, as it’s one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples.
4. Amber Fort
Amber Fort is one of the best-preserved and most interesting forts in India. Go early in the morning when the whole fort glows golden in the soft light. A pool at the bottom of the hill makes a beautiful reflecting pond when the surface is still. Amber Fort is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples.
You can ride an elephant up to the fort, but you should research this first so you can make an informed decision on the ethics of this experience. Personally, we do not promote riding elephants of any kind and proudly support ethical animal tourism. It’s not far to the fort entrance so walking is an easy, cruelty-free alternative.
Amber Fort is large, and exploring all the hallways, hidden rooms and open courtyards will take several hours. Headsets are available for a self-guided audio tour. Don’t miss the harem where women were hidden behind screens and never allowed to leave, and the spectacular Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors). Amber Fort is one of the best things to do in Jaipur India!
5. Galta Ji Monkey Temple
There are two entrances to Galta Ji, one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples. The back entrance takes you up a steep paved path past the ubiquitous monkeys that give the temple its nickname. Then to a tiny temple at the top with statues of the sun god and good views of the city below. A swarmi may even give you a bindi and a thread bracelet.
Walk down the other side of the hill to the water tanks. These are photogenic concrete pools built into the hillside and surrounded by beautiful ornate buildings. If you come in the front way, you will see the tanks first. At the base is a lovely temple complex that looks abandoned, but isn’t.
6.Tuk Tuk Ride
The traffic in Jaipur has to be experienced to be believed. Western road rules do not apply. The best way to fully experience the seeming chaos is to take a tuk-tuk.
Sit back and have faith that you will miss the oncoming cars, trucks, motorbikes and other tuk tuks. Believe that you will successfully swerve around the cows and dogs that lying in the middle of the road, soaking up the warmth and getting stoned on exhaust fumes; the goats, sheep and pigs rummaging through trash; and the odd camel and elephant wandering your way.
Expect to avoid the pedestrians crossing right in front of you; the cycle rickshaws heading straight towards you, and the taxis playing chicken with you. Somehow, someway, it all works and the chances are high (though not guaranteed) that you will arrive in one piece. This is not for the faint-hearted but is a quintessential Indian experience.
Tip: Make sure you agree on a price, including how many people, pieces of luggage, etc. are included, before you start.
7. The Raj Mandir Cinema
Bollywood movies are a glorious epic mix of over-emoting, kaleidoscopic musical numbers; love; life; death; and betrayal. And that’s probably just in the first ten minutes. Jaipur has one of the best movie theatres in all of India. Raj Mandir, the oldest cinema in Jaipur, has an enormous meringue-like, shell-shaped interior that is luridly lit with constantly changing colours until the movie starts.
Bollywood movies are typically three-hour epics with an intermission. They are in Hindi, but if you read a synopsis online before you go, it’s usually pretty easy to follow along. Buy tickets at Windows 9 and 10. Don’t miss this seeing the Raj Mandir Cinema, it’s one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples who want to see a bollywood movie.
8.Palace Of The Winds
The facade of Hawa Mahal, commonly called the Palace of the Winds, frequently graces the covers of guide books and travel posters because it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Behind the facade is a network of small rooms, staircases and balconies that are fun to explore, with great views from the upper floors to the streets below. Discover this hidden gem, it’s one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples.
9. Pearl Palace Peacock Hotel
Relax on the rooftop terrace surrounded by lights and bougainvillea vines in bloom. Enjoy a delicious meal at this charming Jaipur attraction and restaurant. It’s a delightful way to end a busy day. So if you’re wondering where you can have romantic candle light dinner in Jaipur, check out Pearl Palace Peakcock Hotel!
10. Jaipur Bazaar Shopping
Shop until you drop at Tripolia Bazaar, one of the best places Jaipur for couples who love to shop! It’s cheap by western standards and the handicrafts are just beautiful.
There are several markets with dozens of tiny shops along covered walkways, to choose from. Tripolia Bazaar has shoes, tin, lac jewellery, pasta and grains, fresh flowers being strung into garlands and more. In Johari bazaar, you can buy precious gemstones, hand-printed fabrics, colorful bangles, ornate shoes, and hand-made silverware.
Chandpol Bazaar has marble sculptures; Nehru Bazaar sells blue pottery; you can find leather goods and mojari shoes in Bapu Bazaar; and Mirza Ismail Road (MI. Road) is a good spot to buy local handicrafts. Make sure you check out all the local bazaar markets they’re among the best Jaipur attractions to see.
11. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is an incredible astronomical observatory that was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. There are dozens of enormous concrete structures that calculate the position of the earth and sun in all sorts of ways I didn’t know was possible. It’s fascinating to explore them, and the geometric shapes make for cool photos.
So what are you waiting for, climb on and around the enormous astrological instruments at Jantar Mantar. It’s one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples who’re looking for that perfect Instagram shot!
12. Albert Hall
Albert Hall, which named after the crown prince of Britain when he visited Jaipur in 1876. This Jaipur attraction is a wonderful example of British colonial architecture heavily influenced by Indian design. It’s one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples who dig Indian / colonial architecture.
There are so many pigeons here, that the entrances have mesh curtains hanging over them to (unsuccessfully) keep the birds out. Inside is a museum with an interesting collection of Indian art including miniature paintings, pottery, instruments, weapons, ancient literature, royal antiques, and sculptures. Make sure you check out Albert Hall, it’s one of the best things to do in Jaipur.
13. Taj Rambagh Palace Hotel
The former palace of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II was built in 1835 and is beautifully decorated with marble latticework, sandstone balustrades, and cupolas and has gorgeous Mughal gardens. It is now a Taj hotel and is one of the best places to stay in Jaipur India. Even if you don’t stay here, it’s worth visiting for a drink and a look-see. So grab your lover to check out the Taj Rambagh Palace Hotel, one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples.
14. Ajmeri Gate
One of the most beautiful gates in the old city, the Ajmeri gate is ornately decorated with white on the pink crenelated exterior. You’ll feel like a Raja going through the spectacular Ajmeri Gate, which is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples.
15. Jaipur Hot Air Balloon
Sky Waltz offers hot air balloon experiences which is one of the best things to do in Jaipur for couples. Flights are an hour and there are sunrise and sunset options. Take off from two locations – one near Amber Fort and one north of Jaipur around Samode Palace and village. This is a great way to see the area surrounding Jaipur from a different perspective. This would be such a romantic experience for couples on their honeymoon in India.
Best Places To Stay In Jaipur, India
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These are my top 15 places to see in Jaipur for couples, however, there are still many others. Comment below if you have other ideas to share.
James Ian at Travel Collecting has been to almost 80 countries and now uses his blog to help people have memorable travel experiences by giving them inspiration and also the practical tips needed to turn that inspiration into reality.
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