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2 Days is too short to cover a place as vivid and myriad with Heritage as JAIPUR but sometimes when you are traveling and wanting to cover a country as big as India this is the maximum you can spend at one location. So here are some suggestions to help you make the most of your time.
HAWA MAHAL- Palace of Winds, has become the Symbol of Jaipur and is an architectural marvel.
JANTAR MANTAR- is an 18th century Observatory and very interesting and educational experience. There are audio guides available at the ticket counter in various languages, definitely take one if you are not taking a guide. Else nothing will make sense!
The City palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani & Mughal Architecture. The vast palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur. While in the City Palace, you can see the textile and costume museum, arms and armour museum, art gallery and hall of public and private audience. The City Palace and S.M.S II Museum. Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By the time you finish city palace you and the family may be hungry. You can grab a bite at The Palace Cafe, within the City Palace complex.
If you are tired with all the sight seeing then you can move to Your hotel, order room service and take a Nap.
Post lunch take a nap and then early evening (5:00 p.m.) leave for some retail therapy. Since most MARKETS ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAY- it is better to finish shopping on Saturday. Go to Bapu Bazar for knick-knacks, souvenirs, mojaries (the typical rajasthni footwear), quilts, bangles, cotton kurtis, cheap jewellery, puppets, handicraft items etc etc. Make sure you bargain to get the best deal!
The shops here are open till about 8:30p.m/ 9:00p.m. You can also find henna artistes sitting by the road and can get a tattoo done on one hand for approximately 100 Rupees.
If you want more shopping go to Saraogi Mansion at the entry of Bapu Bazar and you have the big Saree Emporiums- Nikhaar fashions, Pratapsons, Utsav etc.
At the basement of Saraogi Mansion are many stores selling beautiful footwear, handbags, bangles and cosmetics.
Post Shopping, you can explore one of the many restaurants of M.I. Road for Dinner. Some suggestions: Moti Mahal Deluxe (Non-Veg), Dasaprakasa (Veg), Niros (Non Veg), Surya Mahal (Veg), Natraj (Veg), Handi (Non Veg) and for the non experimental types we also have KFC & McDonalds at M.I. road.
For fine dining, go to the end of M.I. road to Country Inn & Suites- and try one of the 4 restaurants there- Chinese/ Indian/ multicuisine coffee shop or The Lebanese Lounge.
Day 2 of the weekend is a busy day. Today you will be covering all the gorgeous forts & must see Monuments of Jaipur. Start your day early and rest in between so you can enjoy your Sunday as well as see the city.