Nine Reasons Why We Love Jaipur So Much!
This is the tale of a place,
Where whole shebang is pink!
One side there is hustling bustling city Life,
On the other a legacy of heritage Serenity that makes one be-think!
Be think that how could something be so culturally rich yet progressive,
How come a single place has so many folklores and aha moments to give!
There are so many things to see, so much to explore,
An aura of colors, one of a kind everyday lifestyle to go for.
A medley of Mystic castles and Royal realm,
Living here is a constant opulent whelm.
A land full of festivity & vibrancy to hang on,
This urban sprawl is always lively, with its bell on.
This is the ‘Jaipur’, The land of royal,
Where relationships are coupled by heart,
Where people are still righteously loyal!
Jaipur – A land of royalty and elegance. A city which is vowed to be the most culturally rich city in the whole world, a place where every inch recites of a story. This is one of the few cities where modernity and heritage compete shoulder to shoulder with each other and both have managed to attain their fair share. A town which wakes up to religious chants and mantras of the temples in the morning and sleeps with hip pubs and cafes at nights. Take a walk down the walled city in the morning and experience never before spirituality then take a drive to C- scheme, Civil Lines, and vidhansabha and get ready to be more than astonished to see the urban lifestyle. We are completely immersed the in love for this city and do not find it surprising that the city was featured as one of top ten cities to live in India. This is that one locale where you would just not want to leave once you have lived here. And we are not exaggerating; we have never ever met a person who didn’t share the same sentiments as ours about JAIPUR. It doesn’t matter how much I write about this city, I know the words won’t be sufficient to do justice with the prominence of Jaipur. There are hoards to things which make it hard to resist falling in love with this city. Let’s take a look at the few:-
1.Unification of modernity and traditions
Jaipur is that one city which is proud to have the best of both worlds. There is just the right amount of modernity but at the heart, we are still attached to our proud values. Our weekly calendars are occupied with regulars visit to temples such as Kale hanuman Ji and Govind Dev Ji as well as visits to places with the likes of blackout and duplay. Jaipurites rejoice all our customary festivals as well as all western ones with much fervor & fun. We still stand with each other in the matters of any calamity. Joint family system is still prevalent here. Most of the weddings are typical traditional affairs. Jaipur is that one place which is full of the joys of the spring in both institutional as well as contemporary terms.
Now this is one thing which is best about Jaipur. People here are extremely warm, helping and fun. Still, there is a sense of warmth in the hearts of people here and they go to great lengths to help others. Jaipurites are so helpful, always ready to lend a hand, So much that even if you ask an address they will not only guide you but accompany you to that destination.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons our hospitality is famous throughout the world. Being an avid traveler I haven’t seen the level of hospitality like ours at any other place. If somebody visits here once they are sure to return or At least wanting to.
3.A perfect storm of Festivals and Events
We jaipurites by nature are a fun loving person. We do not leave any chance to celebrate a particular occasion. We celebrate all the festivals and events with very much gusto. Starting from the month of January to December we do not leave even a single prospect of celebration. These festivals blow away our cobwebs and bloom our souls with freshness.
- Sankranthi’ aka kite fest
- Jaipur literature fest
- Valentine’s Day
- Gangaur fest
- Teej fest
- New year
- Various random music fests & what not.
Goa might have sunburn once a year but our state hosts multiple sunburns throughout the year.
4.So many hip places to chill out
We are fortunate that we get to live at a place which has so many hip places to chill out. Just step outta your lane and you will find one of a kind unique cafe or lounge. In the field of hospitality, Jaipur has been nowhere behind Delhi and Mumbai and there are so many cool places to hang out. Feeling like diving into traditions, go to a heritage theme cafe, feeling a bit urbane go to a lounge or a disc. Apart from that there are numerous exceptional unique themed cafes such as tea lounges, plant-themed cafes & what not.
5.Get set and go on a weekend getaway nearby
Jaipur is situated in such a perfect location that there are Throngs of places to go for a weekend getaway nearby. There is Ajmer, Pushkar, Agra, Delhi, Alwar, Neemrana, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhapur to slip away for a quick getaway. We never have to think about where to go for a weekend getaway. We just get set & go. Also, there are so many beautiful places to see within Jaipur that everyday is a sort of a picnic for us.
6.Jaipur is our own wanderlust terminus
Living in Jaipur gives us a constant touristy feel since we have so many heritage destinations to go wanderlust. We need not globetrot to places such as Moscow and Saudi since we have all the wonders right here. We have Amer palace, Hawa mahal, Jalmahal, Nahargarh, sand dunes & much more. Living in Jaipur is a tourist experience in itself. Our Jaipur is literally a feast for anyone’s eyes.
Jaipur’s weather is just awesome apart from the sultry summers. Our winters are perfect. Just the right amount of cold to feel chilly but not too much so that it disrupts our everyday life. Monsoons here are so awesomely amazing. Jaipur turns into a green city. And even if it’s not monsoons still it rains here at least once in a month or two whether it be summers or winters.
If there is going to be a dream list of the places with the best food in the world Jaipur will come in top ten. There are so many varieties and dishes to indulge your taste buds in.
9.Stories at every nook and corner of the city
Jaipur is a land of tales and sagas. Take a walk down the walled city and you will find monuments and history at every nook & corner of the city. There are so many ‘Chatris’, ‘Baodis’, temples each having a distinct tale of their own. Sit with any elder from the family and they will recite countless stories about each and every lane, Havelis & People.
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