Hello Jaipur, I can't believe I am finally here! Another one checked off of my bucket list. Huge thanks to AirAsia X, last week I was flown to Jaipur from Kuala Lumpur for 5 days 4 nights trip with fellow influencers from Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Jaipur is the capital of India's Rajasthan State also known as the lovely Pink City offers a perfect blend of old world charm and new world vibrancy. It was painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. In fact, almost every city of Rajasthan is colour coordinated, Jaipur is pink, Jodhpurk is blue, Udaipur is white, Jhalawar is purple and Jaisalmer is golden.
Today, every home within the city is obliged by law to maintain this facade. Did you know this royal town is the first planned city of India with such stunning architecture? It was planned in a grid system with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes plus uniform rows of shops on either side of the main roads. The rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artifacts, plus the brilliant past, you'll be in for a captivating adventure in Jaipur. Not to mention, the serene temples, the long-standing fort and palaces and beautiful havelis with Royal touch, wonderful landscapes and picturesque views which add on to the glory of Jaipur. There are certainly so much to explore and countless things to do in Jaipur, from the lavish palaces, historic forts to the massive museums, but here are some of our top picks you must visit when you're in Jaipur!
One of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan, the magnificent fort overlooking the beautiful Maota Lake is truly a masterpiece of the Rajputana architecture. Built by Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century, the mesmerizing fort boasts a unique blend of Hindu and Rajput elements.
The Turkish Baths which was used by the ruler and the royal family.
Peep holes everywhere... I can see you, but you can't see me.
Panna Meena Kund
Nevertheless, well worth visiting!
Jagat Shiromani Temple
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Jaipur, the City Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh showcasing a unique combination of Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture.
So beautiful in every corner!
Look at the gorgeous cravings!
With an array of courtyards, gardens and special structures built inside the palace complex, the palace gives a deep insight into the excellent architectural skills of the designers and engineers of the bygone era.
Jantar Mantar which was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.
Psstt.... You can get the best view of Hawa Mahal at the Wind View Cafe! Plus, nothing beats sipping hot coffee with a wonderful view like this. How I wish I could freeze this moment and live in it forever.
AirAsia X is proud to be the only long haul, low-cost affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group to fly direct from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jaipur, India with four times weekly flight. Guests can opt for the premium service on the airline such as a seat which reclines to a full flatbed, complimentary 40kg baggage allowance, in-flight meal, pillow and duvet, a dedicated counter for check-in, as well as access to the AirAsia Premium Red Lounge when departing from Kuala Lumpur (klia2).
Don't forget to pre-book your Santan Combo Meal 48hours before flight departure for AirAsia X (D7) flights to enjoy a wide selection of Asean in-flight meals. Every combo meal comes with a complimentary beverage cost only RM15 for AirAsia X (D7) flights. Meanwhile, you could opt for Hot Seats if you're yearning for extra legroom for that extra comfort or the Quiet Zone which is ideal for guests who need that extra peace and quiet (for guests aged 10 and above) All these are available under the Pick-A-Seat option in AirAsia's 'Manage My Booking' function on the website before conducting web check-in at www.airasia.com.
Flight schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) - Jaipur, India (JAI)
Kuala Lumpur - Jaipur D7 184 (Flight No) 1850hrs (STD) 2150hrs (ETA) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Jaipur - Kuala Lumpur D7 185 (Flight No) 2250hrs (STD) 0635hrs (ETA) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
That's all for this post. Stay tuned for Part 2! XOXO