Jaipur is a place of royalty. The Pink City boasts of the magnificent Amber Fort and the bird’s eye view from Nahargarh is a sight to behold at night. It is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, especially if you are planning to go on the Holi weekend.
The bustle of the Jaipur crowd, the lip-smacking cuisine and the little pieces of history you find in every corner of the city is perfect for the festival of colours. The Rajasthani capital is already known for its colourful landscape, and Holi just elevates it to another level. Here are a few reasons why Jaipur is the ultimate holiday destination during Holi!
The Sweet Dishes
Holi is a celebration of colours, and the desserts of Jaipur are just perfect for that. From the scrumptious gujiyas that melt in your mouth to the beehive-shaped ghevar that will intrigue anyone who sees it, Jaipur is a paradise for people with a sweet tooth. While the Jaipur hotels might provide you with brilliant derivations of these dishes, the authentic experience can be enjoyed in Zaveri or Johri Bazaars, where the local sweet shops will leave you spoilt for choice!
The Forts and Palaces
No list is complete without the mention of Jaipur’s piece de resistance: its beautiful and intricate forts and palaces! While the Amber Fort is literally the gateway into the Rajasthani capital, the City Palace shows you how the current crop of Maharajas lived, surrounded in opulence and luxury. The Nahargarh Fort is also another beautiful structure perched upon a hill, giving you a breathtaking view of the entire city. In fact, during the Holi period, seeing little bursts of colour from the top will give you an experience that will be hard to replicate!
Jaipur is also known for its aesthetic fashion and jewellery items, which range from tie-and-dye skirts to ornamental earrings. If you are not very keen to play with colours, then you can just indulge in shopping and dress up in a few colours yourself! There are a lot of similarities between hotels in South Goa and Jaipur, as most of them are located near proper market areas. You can also buy authentic juttis that go along with your new buys.
Like everything that Jaipur offers, the cuisine that is on offer in Jaipur is eclectic and suits a lot of taste buds. Whether it is the classic dal bati churma or quirky takes on Western cuisine, Jaipur is an out and out foodie destination.
Explore the pink city and its myriad hues with The LaLiT Jaipur, while you enjoy the rich culture, tradition, monuments and flavours. Be it musical evenings enriched with Tapri at the beautiful courtyard, where celebrations take a different connotation all together; or restaurants serving authentic finger licking food, traditional yet tasteful rooms, rejuvenating spa, all garnished with the limitless hospitality of The LaLiT.