Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, the romantic and royal “Pink City” is filled with opulent palaces, temples and colourful markets. The city is renowned for its textiles, gem cutters and jewellery makers. With its busy and bustling streets and inspiring architecture it is filled with gems to explore.
PLACES TO VISIT
The City Palace - The Royal family still live here to this day.
Amer Fort - The 17th century fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. With its large gates and cobbled paths and views across the lake it is certainly worth a visit.
- THE CITY PALACE
PLACES TO STAY
Luxury - The Taj Rambagh Palace www.tajhotels.com
We love this iconic hotel with its stunning palatial architecture and manicured gardens, it was the former residence of the Maharajah. It is opulent but yet still feels homely with friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast is fit for a king and the Rose croissants are a must.
Boutique chic - 28 Kothi www.28kothi.com
The cool, contemporary hotel is set inside a villa located in a quiet residential area of central Jaipur. With its mid century modern decor it is no wonder it is popular with creatives, artists and designers from around the world. They have a cute cafe with healthy food which is open to non residents.
- THE TAJ RAMBAGH PALACE
PLACES TO EAT
Fine Dining - Suvarna Mahal
With its floral decor, striking chandeliers and beautiful ambience this is a special occasion dining experience not to be missed.
Traditional Indian - Peshawari at the ITC Rajputana
It has traditional decor and iconic dishes from the North West. Our favourite is the Dal Bukhara and the naan breads are to die for. It is worth booking a table as its always busy!
Casual Dining - Jaipur Modern www.jaipurmodern.com
It is a cool bohemian hangout with eclectic decor and an internationally influenced menu. There are plenty of healthy options and great pizzas! It has a beautiful adjoining boutique shop with fashions and crafts from local and international designers.
- SUVARNA MAHAL
PLACES TO SHOP
Anokhi textiles -Famous for its traditional Jaipur hand block printed fabrics.
The shops at Narain Niwas Palace - A mix of upmarket boutiques with fashion and homewares from local and international designers
The Gem Palace - www.gempalace.com Popular with the Royals and celebrities from around the world the legendary jewellery emporium established in 1852 is a spectacular sight. If you are lucky enough they will give you a sneak peak at the finest pieces in the private atelier.
Sujan Spa @ The Raj Mahal Palace - With the art deco swimming pool and views over the manicured lawns, it is the perfect place to indulge and relax in luxury surroundings.
- SUJAN RAJMAHAL PALACE
LUNA LADIES TIP
After you’ve shopped the day away relax with a glass of wine at the stunning Bar Palladio, with its tented roof and peacock blue decor you wont be dissapointed! www.bar-palladio.com
- BAR PALLADIO
Enjoy the Pink City!
Luna Ladies x