Jaipur – City of wonderful surprises

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Pink City, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is full of wonderful surprises. To take in the city at its fullest take a leisure walk and experience the old ways and customs which are still evident throughout the place.
Known for its large number of heritage places, there are many walks across Jaipur. Let us take you through the various heritage walks in Jaipur and also tell you about their uniqueness.

AMBER HERITAGE TRAIL:
The ancient town of Amber used to be the capital of Jaipur for the Kachhawas, the ruling dynasty during the 15th and 17th century. Without doubt, Amber Palace is one that should be on the top of your sightseeing list while in Jaipur.
Very few people get a chance to witness the rich heritage at its fullest.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WALK:
→ Ambikeshwar temple: Considered to be older in construction in comparison to the Amber Fort, there is a myth that the Shiva Linga sinks deeper into the ground every year.
→ Narsingh Haveli: Considered as one of the most remarkable constructions of the town, this haveli has been transformed now into a modern beauty.

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→ Jagat Shiromani shrine: Founded in 1601, this is a shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna.
→ Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing: It exhibits a large collection of traditional and contemporary textiles which are prepared using various unique techniques.
→ Panna Miah Kund: This place is a fabulous example of a traditional step founded by one of Jai Singh’s eunuchs.
Join in for a heritage walk across the ancient town, which is abundant with historic temples, ancient structures combined with amazing textile museums.

BAZAARS, CRAFTS AND CUISINE WALK
Ever since 1727, the royal families and nobles of Jaipur had provided a home to various craftsmen and artistes. Another unique feature of this place is that the traditional methods of art are still being practiced vigorously and are considered a prized possession.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WALK:
→ Explore the city’s busy craft bazar, view local artisans at work like bangle makers, gold and silver casters, gem stone traders etc.
→ Try the different variety of famous local snacks like Samosa, Kachories and sweets like Rabri and Mal Pua.
→ Visit the isolated Haveli decorated with mesmerising wall paintings depicting the silent story of its glorious past.
Temples and Havelis walking tour: Imbibe and experience the religious life of local communities by paying a visit to temples, witnessing Hindu prayers and ceremonies.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WALK:
→ Visit the ancient Vishnu temple which is adorned with frescos and fabulous paintings.
→ Have a variety of teas and snacks at a magnificently decorated house and experience their lifestyle, culture and traditions.
→ Visit the private Tantra Temple. This Shiva temple served as an important place for the traditions of Tantric.

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→ Visit Shri Gopinath Ji Krishna Temple which is one of the most famous temples of Jaipur.
→ Visit the beautiful local market lanes where the vendors sell authentic spices, grocery.

THE ART AND ANTIQUES WALK (MODI KHANA):
Jaipur is also known for its wonderful architectural monuments made out of stone. During the tour you also get to visit some private historic homes and meet local families to know more about their tradition and culture by hearing their stories from the past.
It is one of the historic Chowkries in the 18th century planned city and the block has an association with the Modis (trader communities) with its Havelis, temples, public buildings and craft areas which are a unique representation of the heritage city.
Through this walk you can interact with the trading communities of the old city.