The Taste of Jaipur !!!
How come Jaipur’s royal kitchen can be ignored which is notable for its authentic food. Mishri Mawa and Ghewar are the most demandable tourist delicacies in the Jaipur. The capital is never the less in wide range of other items too such like the Gram flour, which is a major ingredient used to make some of the delicacies like Khata, Gatta Ki Sabzi and Pakodi. Powdered lentils are used for Mangodi, Papad. Bajia and corn are used during the preparations of Rabdi, Kheechdi, and Rotis. Various chutneys are made from locally available spices like turmeric, coriander, mint and garlic. If your want to taste the real Rajasathani flavor then Choki Dhani is the ideal place, presenting the unending courses of Rajasthani delicacies.
The old & Famous Bazaars !!!
Your Rajasthan tour is incomplete, if you do not shop for ancient jewelry, precious stones, textiles and leather wears. Its an integral part of Jaipur too, the bustling bazaars of Jaipur city, some dating back to 18th century, also attract thousands of tourists. Shopping in Jaipur is all about adventure and knowing the value of artistic items. Some of the ornaments, once made for the Kings, are so exclusive and decorative with the original handwork that you will not find else where in India. The jewelry is made by local artisans in traditional way, who are into the business for generations. There are numerous bazaars Johari Bazaar, Khazane Walon ka Rasta, Tripolia Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are quite famous market hubs of Jaipur. The Johari Bazaar is popular for it’s jewelry production, and is especially known for precious, semi-precious stones, which are internationally famous for its cutting and polishing. Jaipur is also famous for the leather items like traditional footwear’s, leather jooties, belts and bags.
The Handicrafts !!!
Rajasthan handicrafts known worldwide for their expertise, are durable and delicate, which earns dubious popularity as they reach the shops for sale. The sophisticated skill and handwork adds everlasting charm when these handicrafts are spread on floor surface of your homeVisit Sanganer – 16 km in the south range of Jaipur is a hub of block printing and tie and dye . It includes a unique range of collection starting from painting on silk, miniature, cotton, marble, gem stone, paper and the paintings defining the ancient time of Mughals. textile. For block printing fabrics there are number of shops including the sakshi, which also has the tremendous range of Blue Pottery. About 20 Km from Sanganer is a small village called Bagru, which is also popular for its block printing, particularly of colorful design featuring circular motifs. You can place your order here for the required textile print that can be delivered directly to your residing place.
The structure of the city and buildings portrays the exquisitely carved stone facades, beautiful courtyard, Jharokhas, narrow meandering streets perfectly negotiating the terrain, compact bazaars, community spaces and religious buildings, all put together harmoniously, domineeringly showcasing blue tint. Yet the topography gives it a distinct built environment compared to other cities of Rajasthan. Away from the fort, on plain terrain, the streets are wide open to provide vehicular movements. The stone paved streets run up and down. Ubha Bazaar and Ada Bazaar streets are the main market streets with a variety of shops, where the tourist can look for number of items. Since from the times of yore, the shop owners lived above the shops and therefore the commercial area was always lively even after the shops closed for the day.
Jodhpur Attractions – Eternal Bliss to the Visitor !!!
Jaswant Thada is an impressive cenotaph, lying nearly 400m in the north-east of the Meherangarh Fort. This important monument was build in 1899 A.D, It is followed by royal crematorium and there are other three cenotaphs, which are located near to this place. It is purely white marble memorial dedicated to Maharajahs Jaswant Singh II, Here one can see original marble lattice (Jali) work over the windows and carved wooden doors. Whereas some part of the white marble is translucent. This ancient memorial allows a panoramic view as your eyes travel through the near by areas. Next important temptation include dazzling Umaid Bhawan Palace, which houses an erstwhile museum, displaying exclusive range of items, that belong to Maharajah and his royal family. The visitors are open to view the rare accumulation ranking from crafted weapons to an array of stuffed leopards. Here one can please his eyes with an enormous banner presented by Queen Victoria to Maharajah Jaswant Singh Bahadur in 1877 A.D. Other displayed items include human sized chines flagon and additional fine china items. However, Maharajah was very fond of unique clocks, that are well preserved inside the museum, here one can see fantastic clocks collection, including specimen shaped like windmill and lighthouses. This clannish cluster is open daily for tourist and entry is Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 50 for foreigners.
Getting There !!!
Airways : Jodhpur Domestic Airport is located nearly 5 km far from the city
center of Jodhpur. It has excellent daily flights to the major cities of India
like Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi and Mumbai. Indian Airlines operate
several flights each week to Jaipur.
Railways : Jodhpur Railway Station has well connected treks with the major cities of Rajasthan and India, some of the important trains are 2466 Intercity Jodhpur-Jaipur, 192 Jodhpur-Kota passenger, 349 Jodhpur- Bikaner passenger that connect Jodhpur with in a spn of few hours. Whereas there are daily two trains to Jaisalmer, one leaves Jodhpur at 8.20 am and arrives in Jaisalmer at 5 pm, and the other leaves Jaisalmer at 11.30 pm and arrives in Jaisalmer at 6 pm.
Roadways : A convenient mode of travel to Jodhpur is by road. Jodhpur is well connected to National Highway No. 65, linking Ambala via Kaithal via Hissar via Fatehpur via Jodhpurs via Pali by 690 km. Whereas Some important distances from Jodhpur are By road Jodhpur Ajmer 200 km, Udaipur 266 km, Jaisalmer 290 km, Jaipur 3431km, Agra 577 km, Mount Abu 264 km, Barmer 220 km, Bikaner 240 km, Delhi 589 km, Mumbai 1073 km.
Local Transport : The most cheap mode of transportation inside the city (Jodhpur) is Rickshaw and Bicycle, that are easily available 24 hours around the city. Whereas taxi can also hired for sightseeing in Jodhpur, from Jodhpur to Mandore and from Jodhpurs to Osiyan . Regular bus services available from Jodhpur to Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ranakpur and Nathdwara.