The so-called “Pink City” is the center for crafts and commerce in Rajasthan, offering an immersion into the dazzling riches of traditional India. Although many travelers make Jaipur part of a larger Indian circuit, experienced visitors will spend most of their time here, so that they can explore the region at their leisure.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Art Lovers | Foodies | Intellectuals | Soul Searchers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    Courtesy Ravi Shekhar

    3 Days: Essential Jaipur

    Enjoy your days in this urban gem with a customized itinerary that balances guided tours of incredible monuments, special access to the world of fashion and design and time for relaxing at the lavish palace hotels. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Merchandise at Tokree, Jaipur, India

      Day 1:

      Begin your day at the city’s most important historic sites, with a guide who can unveil the Palace of the Winds, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the City Palace. Here, you can visit the gift shop for lovely hand-made products that are made by craftsmen who work within the palace. After a traditional lunch at the landmark Niros, enjoy the spa at your hotel or dive into Jaipur’s world of shopping, focusing on textiles and gemstones. End the day with a cocktail at the famous Polo Bar in the Taj Rambagh Palace.

    • Elephant ride to Amber Fort of Jaipur, India

      Day 2:

      After relaxing morning yoga, explore the chaotic but colorful Johari Bazaar with a local photographer or culinary guide for a specialized tour. In the afternoon, ride up to the Amber Fort in a 4×4 jeep to see the recently restored water gardens and hall of mirrors, and check out the boutique Hot Pink. Then, head to the country reserve of Dera Amer for a game of elephant polo and dinner under the stars, arranged just for Indagare members.

    • Day 3:

      Spend this day exploring the countryside, participating on a philanthropic project or seeing some last-minute shops. You can also visit a village temple or school to learn about local religious and educational practices with a special-access guide. Enjoy your final Jaipur dinner like royalty: in the gardens of the Jai Mahal Palace at Giardino, or in the romantic candlelit courtyard of the Samode Haveli Palace.

Where To Stay

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special perks, including upgrades, early check-in, spa credits, and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.

Indagare's Eliza Scott Harris
“In India I experienced constant swings between emotional extremes: from heartbreaking squalor to fairy-tale splendor, from mad chaos to spiritual serenity.”

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Indagare insider Amy Abrams
“My favorite city in India is Jaipur. The colors are so vibrant, and the entire city is filled with unparalleled craft. The textiles and gemstones are true standouts.”

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