Radiating its distinctive pink hue, Rajasthan’s largest city is a marvelous example of desert culture in India. Jaipur was India’s first planned city, created in the 18th century by the Mughals. It boasts a romantic clutch of historic forts, palaces, temples, and monuments to balance the pleasantly exotic local population. As part of the Golden Triangle of tourism with Agra and Delhi, Jaipur will certainly gain your attention. It is more than capable of catering to its guests with that legendary desert dweller hospitality that makes every visit one you will remember.
Hotels in Jaipur
You can enjoy a satisfying array of lodging in Jaipur, from modest hotels to well-known chains that put more emphasis on providing Western amenities and service. The budget hotels here have low rates but no extra amenities, so it’s advisable to look at the mid-range hotels that are still great value and have more creature comforts.
Jaipur also boasts some magical heritage hotels, where historic palaces and mansions have been transformed into luxury hotels without sacrificing any of the old-world atmosphere. If you want useful extras like swimming pools, fitness centers, and on-site restaurants spend a little more and stay at one of the upscale hotels like the ITC Rajputana.
Where to stay
Amer is a suburb of Jaipur about seven miles from the city centre. It’s ideal for travelers who want some tranquility with their desert environment or who want to spend extra time exploring the timeless Amer Fort. The well-apportioned K K Royal Hotel & Convention Center is an ideal place to hang your hat in this part of Jaipur.
You can’t get more central than the C-Scheme district. Staying at a hotel like Park Prime Jaipur puts you within walking distance of several top attractions such as Ram Niwas Gardens and the Rambagh.
At the northern edge of Jaipur is Mansagar Lake, a calm oasis of water and peacefulness that sharply contrasts with the buzz of downtown. To make your visit more of a resort holiday, try the gorgeous Trident hotel right on the lake’s edge.