The capital of Rajasthan, and one of the three Golden Triangle cities, the walled city of Jaipur is a perfect encapsulation of all that’s great about Rajasthan, and also the perfect appetiser if you are exploring further into Rajasthan for your adventures.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II’s lavish capital was founded in 1727. It was built on the plains on a grid plan based on Vedic architecture principles. The streets feature continuous colonnaded rows of shops that intersect at large public squares. Markets, shops, residences and temples built along the main streets all have uniform facades.
With its forts, palaces, historic markets, luxurious hotels and the Jhalana Leopard Reserve (with the world’s highest density of leopards) at its very doorstep, Jaipur will not disappoint.