24 hours in Jaipur

24 hours in Jaipur

If you have a day in Jaipur and you are wondering what to do in the city. This junction of colors and culture has a lot of things to do. Now let’s have a look how to spend 24 hours in Jaipur:-

Early morning: 7 – 9 AM

Kick start your day with scrumptious Rajasthani breakfast and a morning walk. Head to the local favourite, Lassiwala, and order up a glass of sweetened curd served with fresh fruits. It’ll not just give you an energy boost but also a refreshing push to your day. Plus, you can wander through the narrow lanes of Central Park, situated at Prithviraj Road. It is the most visited spot for locals, you will find a number of people enjoying morning walk.

Alternately, you can opt for a hot-air balloon ride taking place at Amer Fort and Jal Mahal. It offers a bird’s eye view of the city. Imagine you flying over the majestic monuments and experiencing Jaipur like never before. For who love history should make it to Nahargarh Fort and experience closely the culture and history of Rajasthan.

Morning: 9 AM – noon

Hire an auto-rickshaw for a ride over to the Birla Temple and Albert Hall Museum. Both of them showcase Jaipur’s history and culture, and the best part is that they’re located close to each other.  At the gorgeous Birla Temple, you can indulge in its incredible beauty or attend a prayer while Albert Hall will help you learn the history and heritage of Rajasthan.

Midday: 12 – 2 PM

What a trip it would be without authentic Rajasthani meals? As we all know, Jaipur city is brimming with restaurants and local eateries, try DAL-BAATI-CHURMA in one of the restaurants like Santosh Bhojnalaya, Virasat Restaurant, City Palace Café, LMB, and Niro’s.

Afternoon: 2 – 6 PM

Been in Jaipur and not planning to shop? It’s unfair for the city. So spend your afternoon hours searching for colorful souvenirs in the city’s many local markets such as Tripolia Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, M.I Road, Johri Bazaar, and Badi Chaupar. Here, you’ll find Rajasthan’s handicrafts, jewelry, local fabric, and artwork. Buy a few paintings, anklets, trinkets, jhumkas, mojris (shoes) and Bandhani prints. You can’t miss upon Saraogi Mansion, it is my personal favorite to find dresses, cosmetics, decorative items, and jewelry. Don’t forget to buy a Jaipuri Rajai which is a super-soft comforter made indigenously.

And, if you are a history buff, visit the famous HawaMahal and Amer Fort to experience the Jaipuri architecture at its best.  

Evening: 6 PM until late

For a great gastronomy experience, book a table at a restaurant offering both, great food and traditional Indian dance. And, Indiana Classic Restaurant gives you exactly the same. The food is authentic but lesser spicy as compared to other establishments (it is a good choice if you’re struggling with spice-level of Rajasthan). To pair with your meal, they also offer astrology sessions and Rajasthani dancers in traditional Jaipuri attire. You can also visit the Chokhi Dhani Resort, which offers a cultural celebration showcasing the heritage and vibrant colors of Rajasthan. Here, you will also find wrestling, camel riding, dancing, music, and traditional food.
If you love street food, lanes of Bapu Bazaar are the best to find stalls selling a variety of chat and lemon soda.

Shorter Visits?

If you don’t have time for a full day in Jaipur, Don’t worry, we’ve got the plan for a shorter stay.

If you are in Jaipur in the morning or early afternoon, head straight to World Trade Park (WTP) or make your way to Gaurav Tower. They both are situated close to the Jaipur International Airport and are big shopping complexes selling unique items and are full of restaurants to fuel you up during your stop.

If you have an evening in Jaipur, take a visit to a local restaurant like Spice Court or Indiana Classic Restaurant, where Rajasthani entertainment and scrumptious dinner await you. At both the places, you can try a tasty meal alongside a show of traditional Rajasthani dance, or learn the art of bangle-making. And of course, you could catch a Bollywood movie at Raj Mandir Theatre, situated in the famous M.I. Road area. And, the sensation in the city- Wind View Cafe is attracting a lot of foreign tourists for its vibes and delicious food. Why not try a few snacks here?

A complete guide for your visit in Jaipur is here, so next time don’t just stay in a lounge and wait for your train/flight, explore all the shades that pink city has to offer you. Hopefully, you have answers to ‘What to do in Jaipur in 24-hours?’ now..!

About Author: Aastha

A Company Secretary by qualification and a traveler by passion. An urge to see new places and meet diverse people stimulates me to travel more because life is not meant to be lived in one place.

4 comments on “24 hours in Jaipur”

  1. Ghazala Naseem

    Nice post with beautiful description. Though I have never been to Jaipur , would love to go and explore .

  2. Sameera

    Great post ! Bookmarking it. Will definitely refer to this while visiting Rajasthan

  3. Aastha Maheshwari

    Thanks Ghazala.. You should visit Jaipur soon..!

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