5 Instagrammable Spots in India’s Pink City, Jaipur
Jaipur became famous as the “Pink City” in 1876 when the Maharaja at that time wanted to impress Prince Albert with pink color painted across the city. It has been adorned ever since and the local citizens aim to maintain its pink legacy over time. Nowadays, its become one of the major attractions for ourselves and fellow travelers when visiting this wonderful part of India.
Jaipur is overflowing with palaces, forts and funky cafés, which you shouldn’t miss when visiting. It offers a rich cultural story combined with sophisticated architecture wonders – all offering a perfect backdrop for every travelers’ Insta feed.
That’s why we’ve put together our top most Instagrammable spots in the wonderful city of Jaipur, which you just have to visit on your next trip here!
1. WIND VIEW CAFÉ ACROSS HAWA MAHAL
Back then, Hawa Mahal was built as the “Screening Wall” for the women of the royal families to view the street festivals or ceremonies. You will be surprised by the stunning pink terracotta brick colored palace and the impressive five-stories pyramidal 953 jharokas windows.
The best way to enjoy and admire the architectural wonder of Hawa Mahal’s is through the opposite lane where there are 2 hidden gem rooftop cafes; The Tattoo Café or Wind View Café that offers you the vantage view. Picture yourself striking a pose with undisturbed views of the enchanting Hawa Mahal while sipping the aromatic Chai Masala served in a traditional clay pot cup on a white vintage table set. To avoid the crowds, we recommend visiting in the early morning.Must Haves: Masala Chai served in and the view in front.
Cost for Two: INR 110 – INR 300.
Where in Jaipur: Wind View Café, 3rd Floor Rang Bihari Temple Opposite Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road Badi Chopad, Jaipur, 302003, India | +91 93142 54223.
When: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
2. JAIPUR’S ROYAL PALACE
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Just a few miles from Hawa Mahal, you can continue the historical tour into Jaipur’s City Palace. You will be given 2 options of the entrance package. Option one will cost just INR 1500 per person and will provide you full access to all sides of the building where you’ll be enlightened by the stories behind each room. If you’re travelling on a budget opt for option two, where you can pay just INR 500 for four gates access and still be guaranteed those Insta-worthy snapshots.
Like Hawa Mahal, City Palace is dominated by the terracotta pink color on its surroundings. But what’s more intriguing is the four vibrant gates nestled inside City Palace. It’s part of Pritam Niwas Chowk courtyard, which means like “Courtyard of the Beloved”. The four gates have their own spiritual story of Hindu Gods to tell and represent the four seasons that are beautifully carved to the precise details.
As its name suggests, Peacock Gate, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, features carved green-coloured peacocks that symbolizes Autumn season. Representing the Summer season, Lotus Gate comprises vibrant lotus in pink and other soft colors to enhance it. Lehariya Gate got its name from the waves pattern in the green colors that represent Spring season and is a tribute to Lord Ganesha. Dedicated to the Goddess Debi, the Rose Gate comprises feminine rose petal pattern and represents the Winter season.
Cost: INR 1500 per person for full access package | INR 500 for limited access
Where in Jaipur: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India.
When: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
3. JAWAHAR CIRCLE
Jawahar Circle is Asia’s biggest cultural park nearby the traffic signal but the entrance gate is the main reason that brought tourists coming the way. The entrance gate, known also as Patrika Gate has nine gates portraying historical scenes of temples, fort, nostalgic and daily life cultures in a vibrant way. For the best angle, take the image sideways as it will beautifully show the nine layered gates.
4. CAFFÉ PALLADIO
Photo credit – Caffé Palladio
Caffé Palladio is a quirky yet elegant European Café with highly inspired Jaipur décor. It’s been famed and reviewed over several luxury travel magazines such as Vogue and Condé Nasté Traveler. Although its located in an ordinary side street, at the dramatic entrance you’ll be greeted by two lively peacocks at the gate.
The air-conditioned playful setting consists of a tropical jungle theme with orange pastel tones and an al fresco dining garden with canopies. Every aspect of this place is Instagram-and-Pinterest-worthy, from the funky dinnerware with top-notch Sicilian and North African menus to the blue themed Bar Palladio situated next door.
Where in Jaipur: 100 JLN Marg, Santha Bagh, Jaipur – RJ 302004 India Phone +91 141 2563533 [email protected]
Operational Hours: Caffe Palladio 12.30 – 10.30PM | Bar Palladio 6PM – 12AM.
5. NAHARGARH FORT
When the sun begins to set, the best place to capture a picture of that unforgettable red Indian sky is from the Nahargarh Fort overlooking Jaipur’s cityscape. This is a moment to treasure but take extra caution if you go for the best Instagram pic where you stand at the tip.
Cost: INR 400 per person | cheaper price if you show valid student ID
Where in Jaipur: 3rd Floor, Rang Bihari Temple, Opposite Hawamahal, Badi Chaupar, Pink City.
When: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
There you have it, our top five spots in Jaipur where you can get the best Instagram worthy pics! We can’t wait to see your images – remember to tag us @travellinguru_ when you get to visit these awesome spots!
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