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Jaipur Day Tour with Bollywood Movie and a Visit to a Local Astrologer
"Start your evening in Jaipur the Pink City with a taste of luxury. Everyone will meet at City Palace ticket counter at 4:00PM and start exploring the palace.With a collection of royal Rajasthani costumes majestic courtyards lush gardens and a remarkable museum the City Palace is a unique monument we just couldn’t let you miss! From there
From $87.00
 
Jaipur Half-Day Cultural Cycling Tour
"Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel and a transfer to the starting point of the small group cycling tour. Start early in the morning to avoid crowds and traffic on the streets. The tour gives you a thrilling overview of th known as the Hawa Mahal (or the palace of the winds). Head on to a quaint district of a local community and see the locals getting along their daily lives. Also see an old Haveli (Indian mansion). The tour has refreshment stops enroute that allows you to including – lassi which is a local buttermilk drink. Cycle along and marvel at the architecture of the Albert Hall Mueseum which dates back to 1887. Also see the historic Raj Mandir movie hall that has been showing Bollywood movies since 1976. Get a snapshot of the livelihood of the marble carvers who carve out exquisite items that are popular among tourists as souvenirs. Your tour also includes visit to an ancient Hindu temple. Admire the enchanting view of the City Palce located amidst a lake before ending your tour with an Indian breakfast at a 270 years old heritage haveli. Breakfast options include poha (flattened rice dish)
From $56.00
 
Small-Group Jaipur Rickshaw Tour
"Your cycle-rickshaw adventure starts at Albert Hall the oldest museum in the city and an awe-inspiring model of Indo-Saracenic architecture. You'll then be lead out into the crowded alleys of Jaipur to see more of the city’s most famous sites. Along the way you’ll get a history lesson and hear goose-bumpy stories old legends and lost myths that shape life in Jaipur. Your Jaipur tour will lead you to Bapu Bazaar the centre of Meenakari jewellery which is a local specialty of Rajasthan. Dive in to the array of colourful trinkets
From $66.00

More Local Customs in Jaipur

Silk Painting Workshop

Next on the itinerary was a silk painting workshop that also sold jewellery, antiques etc. We were offered a handful of precious stones on the black market for 200Rp (ca $15) by the resident...
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Aug 07, 2005

Block printing workshop

We were taken to a block printing workshop - yet another salesploy - guides get 50% commission on anything you buy!It was still very interesting, seeing how the prints are hand made with small wooden...
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Aug 07, 2005

Carpet Workshop # 8

Last, but not least, is the process of tying the ends in to neat and tidy knots.Not surprisingly, the process of making one single carpet, from start to finsih, takes several months and involves...
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Aug 07, 2005

Carpet Workshop # 7

We're getting towards the end of the process, with this young lady demonstrating how each 'inquisitive' tuft on the correct side of the carpet is trimmed to ensure every one is the same length and...
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Aug 07, 2005

Carpet Workshop # 6

The next person in line - and there are separate people doing each of the various jobs - fluffs up the carpet with a metal brush to ensure the rug is going to be soft and fluffy. You'd think this...
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Aug 07, 2005

Carpet Workshop # 5

Once the cleaned carpet has dried, another painstaking process takes place: each row of weaving is separated to distinguish between each colour better. What a time consuming and labour intensive...
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Aug 07, 2005
 
 
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Carpet Workshop # 3

After the carpet is finished, the loose ends or uneven knots are burnt off on the reverse side with a small blow torch. This is very delicate work, as leaving the blow torch too long in one place,...
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Aug 07, 2005

Carpet Workshop # 2

While watching the weaving process, we were encouraged to try our hand at the loom - for a remunreation of course. Here David is learning the finer details of carpet weaving, and from the look on his...
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Aug 07, 2005

Local Custom

Don't know whether this can be considered as a local custom tip? Look at the traffic here, look how they learn to drive here. You should be able to see they have something written very big at the back...
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Mar 01, 2005

plentiful pink

Jaipur was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II, in 1727 AD. It was possibly the first planned city of India. The pink color was used at the time of building to create an impression of the red sandstone...
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Feb 11, 2005

If you are a smoker, then smoke a BIRI

Walking trough the street of India you will see all the people (i saw only man) smoking such a small sigar, called BIRI. In India there are a lot of tipes of Biri and it is a normality smoke a biri....
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Jan 28, 2005

Nevrotic queue!

If you would need to caugh a bus, a train or a flight, then you will have the problem of the queue.In India, as well as in a lot of places in Asia, there is no respect for queueThe rule is: the first...
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Jan 28, 2005

Teej Festival

Teej Festival, Jaipur (July-August): A festival to mark the advent of monsoon. Women dressed in bright colors and a lot of merriment prevails during Teej. Essentially a women's festival, it is...
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Feb 27, 2004

Elephant Festival

Elephant Festival, Jaipur (March-April): A festival to celebrate Holi, this is a great occasion for the visitor to watch several elephant sports and also play this festival of colors. A show is...
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Feb 27, 2004

Top Hotels in Jaipur

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Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302 006, India
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Goner Rd, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 303012, India
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Amber Fort Rd, opposite Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India
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C-9 Sawai Jai Sing Hwy, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302016, India
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Bhawani Singh Rd, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302005, India
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Ajmer Rd, Hathroi Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001, India
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Top Things to Do in Jaipur

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Amber Fort

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Hawa Mahal

Of all the pink buildings in the Pink City, this must be the most photographed. It is a fantastical concoction of oriel and bay windows, coloured glass, carved screens in stone and wood, delicate...
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City Palace

The City Palace is a large palace complex located in the historical center of Jaipur. The palace was built in 1729 - 1732 during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II with additions coming from...
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Jantar Mantar

This was one of our favourite sights in Jaipur, and indeed, one of Chris’s favourites from the whole trip – he found it totally fascinating, as did I. For both of us it had a double appeal – not only...
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Jai Mahal - lake palace

We stopped briefly for photos here on our way back into town from the Amber Fort. The Jal Mahal sits in the south west corner of Man Sagar Lake, a man-made lake created in the 16th century when a dam...
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Jaigarh fort

Jaigarh Fort is located on the top of the hill, by the name of Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles). Jaigarh Fort is also known as the 'Victory Fort'.It overlooks the mountains,amber fort and lake...
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"Keeweechic's Jaipur"
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"Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan"
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"Jaipur-The City of Palaces,Forts&Gardens"
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"Jaipur: The Capital of Rajputana !"
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"Jaipur - The Pink City"
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