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Offbeat Things to do in Jaipur

Published on 11 May 2021

Offbeat Things to do in Jaipur

The capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

The story goes that in 1876, the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour. Since the color pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colors the city makes for a marvelous spectacle to behold. 

Jaipur rises majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh, and Garh Ganesh Temple.

Here are some of the 10 offbeat things to do in Jaipur-

Nahargarh Fort Cycling Tour

trip around the Nahargarh Fort through cycling is one of the things to do in Jaipur that is worth a try! The windy trail adds to this offbeat experience while traversing throughout the Pink City

Your eyes will be treated to the breathtaking view of Jaipur city and Man Sagar Lake while cycling around town. Once you reach the top, as far as the eye can see Jaipur will be on display in a way never before!

Location: Brahampuri, Jaipur

Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm                             

Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for Indians; Rs. 200 for foreigners

Village Jeep Safari

If you have ever been curious about the ways of villages and their inhabitants, then a Village Safari taking you into the beatific Jaipur villages are the ones to explore!

This safari will acquaint you with the local culture of the Pink City while you take in the agricultural aura, houses, and panchayat systems. You can stroll around, chat with the people and play around with kids not addicted to their phones. You will feel utterly grounded and overwhelmed by their simple ways and games of life. A Village Jeep Safari must be on your list of things to do in Jaipur. 

Shopping Spree at Jaipur

Let your inner shopaholic out in the majestic markets of Jaipur. A colorful shopping spree is one of the most enriching things to do in Jaipur!

Tripolia Bazaar- The top pick for brass ornaments. 

Johari Bazaar- Some magnificent traditional jewels will at display here

Chandpol Bazaar- If you want to witness the skilled artisans in action, then head here!

Kishanpol Bazaar- The perfect market for your textile and wooden furniture needs

Sireh Deori Bazaar- The ultimate Jaipur market catering to all your shopping wills!

Visit Jal Mahal

If you are wondering what to do in Jaipur at any point during your Jaipur trip, then head to Jal Mahal. 

This architectural wonder would delight your senses with its blend of Mughal and Rajuptan artistry and history. The Jal Mahal seems to be floating above the panoramic Man Sagar Lake amidst the backdrop of Nahargarh hills. You can not enter the palace but surely boat around its scenic sight!

Distance: 4 km from the Jaipur city

How to reach: auto and taxis via Delhi-Jaipur highway

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Astronomy at Jantar Mantar

When you are on a Jaipur sightseeing tour and in the mood for some astronomical sights, Jantar Mantar is at your disposal! 

The monument boasting the world’s largest sundial has even been listed as a part of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. If you are wondering about time, eclipses, or want to track the location of major stars as the earth orbits around them and the sun, then the solar 'Surya yantras' or instruments that work on the principle of the sun and shadow would come in handy. 

The Jantar Mantar observatory serves as a testament to the scientific and cultural beliefs of the 18th century. And, a visit to these places must be on your itinerary of things to do in Jaipur!

Visiting Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Soar up to the sky and gaze at the magnificent sights of Jaipur!

Fly while dropping down all your worldly woes and move with the wind through this unique experience of riding in a Hot Air Balloon in Jaipur. Hands down one of the best things to do in Jaipur, and riding in a hot air balloon will fill you up with a feeling, unlike any plus, the panoramic view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, and many others is a bonus to see! It is an activity that fits the itinerary of the Jaipur tour for adventure as well as peace seekers.

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Stroll Around Jawahar Circle

An ideal spot for a picnic or a peaceful stroll would go to Jawahar Circle! 

One of the best places to visit in Jaipur, adorned with jogging trails, fountains, and rose gardens, the place is perfect for morning walks or evening wanders. The park would always be buzzing with a colorful crowd and a serene aura captivating you to never leave. 

Visiting this momentous circular park would also be among the top things to do in Jaipur for adventure enthusiasts

Click with the Elephants at Elefantastic

One of the most magical things to do in Jaipur is bonding with these big lovely elephants. Each of the elephants at Elefantastic has a personal guardian who even sleeps with them! 

When you visit this wondrous place, you get an opportunity to form a bond with one of them and connect to an animal like never before. Experiencing such an event comes under the offbeat things to do in Jaipur. 

Flying Fox at Neemrana

If riding through the air is your sweet spot, then flying foxes seem perfect, as one of the activities to do in Jaipur. You will be attached to a harnessed rope and then start your ride from a higher altitude to a lower one at a speed that will send chills down your spine!

When facing the what do in Jaipur question then, flying between two cliffs is the answer for all ages.

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Visit Snow Planet

A winter paradise situated in the middle of the sweltering city of Jaipur is Snow Planet in Malviya Nagar, GT Central Mall. The recreational snow facility lets you experience live snowfall, dance floor, and fun rides. One can play fantasy snow football or fling snowballs, skate along the trudges. Or, click pictures with the happy Santa and his reindeers!

Hands down, a day at Snow planet is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.