6 Major Attractions of Jaipur in Rajasthan (India) for Foreign Tourists

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Published: 15th March 2012
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The Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Survey carried out in 2008 suggested that Jaipur is the 7th best city to visit in Asia. It is also the capital as well as the largest city of Rajasthan. The city is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ due to its impressive building painted in pink. The distinct architecture, royal tradition, geography, cuisine, performing arts, temples, forts and monuments attract innumerable foreign visitors in the city. Find out about the different impressive facets of Jaipur Rajasthan India that make it a sought after destination for foreign travelers.

What Do Foreign Visitors Enjoy Most in Jaipur in Rajasthan (India)

Here is the list of major attractions of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, that invite multitude of foreign visitors to the city:

  • Monuments:-Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace and Albert Hall Museum are among the most visited monuments in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Jantar Mantar, an observatory featuring a collection of astronomical equipments built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II, is appreciated by increasing number of tourists the entire year. Such monuments represent the intellect and the strategic minds of the royal kings.

  • Architecture:-The city is well-planned and designed according to the Vastu Shastra (Vedic planning) for the prosperity of the people. The historical glory of the city and the battles can be observed from the embattled walls, rugged hills with ancient forts on the top. Scenic beauty and historical landscape make pleasant subject for the photographers also.

  • Temples:-Religious centers in Jaipur can be found in every corner of the city. However, Govind Dev Ji temple, Shri Kali temple and Galtaji, are the temples where millions of foreign visitors have been to seek blessing.

  • Shopping:-The city impresses thousands of foreign visitors with its distinct arts and crafts too. Traditional saree and salwar kameez in fabric accented with crafts, such as bandhani (tie and die), block printing are produced and sold in bulk. Decorative pieces prepared using the art of stone carving, sculpture make important part of interior of almost every house in Jaipur. The city takes pride for its precious silver jewelry, gems, kundan and even meenakari.

  • Cuisines:-Jaipur, Rajasthan India has introduced mouthwatering cuisine to the world including the famous dish of dal-baati chruma. However, the city is well known for its sweet servings such as ghevar, feeni, moong thal and chauguni ke laddu also.

  • Festivity:-With the onset of 2012, the city hosted the 6th Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2012. It is considered one of the biggest literary festivals in Asia. World famous celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey hosted shows and attracted massive crowd. Apart from this, the city celebrates popular events such as Kite festival, Teej festival, Shitla Mata fair (religious) and Elephant fair.


Most entrepreneurs are providing exciting option of home stay vacations in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). Foreign visitors can relish the rich culture and tradition of the city with a local Indian family. Although the services offered and ambience would be world class, hotel fare is highly affordable.

Local villagers welcome you like their own family; prepare food according to your choice whereas tourism provider would organize traditional entertainment as per the packages you choose.

It is advisable to seek recommendations for reliable and experienced home stay vacation organizers.

If you would like to explore the authentic, traditional, Jaipur Rajasthan in India, you can visit www.cultureaangan.com. The company offers unique travel packages that come with accommodation with the local villagers in well designed farm houses. All their packages are comprehensive in nature and very affordable. Visit the website to seek feedback about their stay touring experiencing with the Culture Aangan.

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