Editor's Note: Don't miss artisanal tea maker No.3 Clive Road's delicious Jaipur Blend tea which is inspired by the colours and aromas of the Pink City!
Top Places to Eat
Besides being famous for its princely palaces, ancient fortresses, and vibrant street markets, the city of Jaipur is world famous for its superb cuisine. Here are some of our top picks for eating and drinking in the city.
The Johri in Jaipur is nestled in the heart of Jaipur's jewellery district - a luxurious boutique hotel, in a lovingly restored 19th century home. The Haveli has the most amazing vegetarian restaurant serving light and seasonally focused food - my favourite lunch spot in the city.
Bar Palladio is an electric blue sumptuous bar and restaurant whose custom painted walls evoke a mogul era splendour. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks. It’s the kind of restaurant that might inspire your own fantasies of moving to Jaipur—or, at the very least, of coming back, again and again.
Favourite Places to Stay
From exquisite royal palaces to spectacular colonial architecture, here are some of our favoutite places to stay in the Pink City.
An oasis that I have been travelling to on and off for the last 25 years with my family. Samode Haveli is a traditional Indian mansion built 225 years ago, set in a beautiful garden with rooms arranged around a courtyard.
The Rambagh Palace
The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, located just outside the walls of the city. The finest of Rajpur traditions pour from every angle of the environment - elegant rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens that echo with history.
Distinctive Places to Shop
Jaipur is full of everything from bustling street markets to art galleries and luxury boutiques. Don't miss our selection of the best places to shop.
In the 70's the Jaipur based design company Anoukhi began seeking out families that specialised knowledge to resuscitate traditional patterns and design new ones, instilling a craftsmen sense of value in their work. You can explore their ethos of craft preservation at their flagship store in Jaipur.
The Ghiya family have been trading gemstones for jewellery houses for more than 40 years. Tallin is a reflection of the traditional and modern, a celebration of slow craft and the outcome is a line of fine jewellery that mixes unusual stones and cuts.
The PDKF Store is a contemporary adaption of traditional Rajasthani craft techniques. The brand is young, fun and explores textile development in a contemporary context.