Five fun things to do with your kids in Jaipur

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Rajasthan is the largest state in India, and Jaipur is a fairytale capital. Jaipur is a magical city with enchanting forts and fascinating folklore. It also has magic music. This charming city is beautiful to explore with children.

Jai Singh II, king of Jai Singh II, founded Jaipur in 1726. It was designed on Vastu Shastra principles. Jaipur is known as the pink capital of India. You will understand why as soon as your feet touch the ground.

Sawai Ram Singh, a Maharaja, ordered that the city be painted terracotta pink in 1876 to welcome Prince Charles. The colour symbolized warmth and hospitality. According to legend, Maharaja made a law in 1877 that all new buildings should be painted pink at his queen’s request. Some still follow this law.

It can be challenging to travel with children and keep them entertained. Although most attractions in Jaipur Tour are family-friendly, there were some unique experiences that we discovered during our two visits. These are our top picks:

Explore HawaMahal (Palace of Winds)

Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, was built to allow the royal ladies to see the processions and festivals from the small windows. Women had to adhere to “ghunghat”, which covers one’s face in public. Some local women are still observing this tradition.

It’s incredible that the palace’s five-storey honeycomb structure has intricate latticework and provides a natural cooling effect. The colourful glasswork is a hit with children, as they can see the busy streets through the windows.

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Timing: 9 am – 5 pm. When the palace changes into stunning hues of pink or yellow sandstone, visit at sunset and sunrise.

There are many steps to get to the top, so bring water. Some balconies can be dangerous for children. To explore the fascinating history of this magnificent palace, hire a guide or listen to an audio guide.

Ride an elephant to Amer Fort

Amer fort, also known as Amber Fort, is a magnificent fort built on top of a hill in Amer. It is located approximately 11km from Jaipur and is worth a visit. The fort gates can be reached by either driving up or riding an elephant.

You can enjoy the stunning view from the front courtyard and magnificent gates, where royal guests were received with pomp and show.

It is large and has many sections with gardens and green spaces for children to enjoy. The mirrors and colourful designs are a hit with children.

This fort has been the location of many Bollywood films, including Veer and Jodha Akbar. A secret tunnel leading to Jaigarh Fort is another interesting fact. It was constructed for the safe passage of royal children and ladies in case of attack.

Here are some travel tips:

Timing: 8 am – 5:30 pm. Avoid the heat and crowds by visiting before it gets too hot. You will need to spend at least two hours doing the basics. However, if you plan to explore more of the fort’s attractions, allow for three to four hours.

You will need to bring sunglasses, water, and any other essentials for your children. Walking is required. You can hire a guide or an audio guide to ensure you don’t get lost. Also, it will help you hear fascinating folk tales.

Chokhi Dhani: Watch a Puppet Show

It is challenging to visit Jaipur without visiting Miss ChokhiDhani. This resort is designed as an ethnic Rajasthani village and offers a beautiful way to experience the culture, hospitality, and traditions of Rajasthan.

There are entertainment shows such as folk dancing, singing, puppet shows and fortune-tellers. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. It feels like you’ve been transformed into an exciting, fun village. Check Review!

Here are some travel tips:

Chokhi Dhaani can be found on Tonk Road outside of the city. Do not pay too much for taxis or auto-backs if you want to take a cab.

TajRambagh Palace: Dining with Peacocks in Steam – Train-themed restaurant

This former palace of Jaipur’s royal family is now a heritage hotel managed by Taj groups. It offers the most luxurious Jaipur hotel experience to enjoy royal Rajputana hospitality.

The hotel provides the best royal dining experience in the Rambagh Palace. However, many people don’t know about Steam, a train-themed casual restaurant.

The railway platform can be used for outdoor adventures, and the actual train can serve as an indoor dining room. The restaurant also offers a child-friendly menu.

The palace’s backdrop is enhanced by the presence of many peacocks, which freely roam the grounds and blend in beautifully with the surrounding landscape.

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The restaurant opens at 6 pm. We enjoyed their fish and chips and pizzas.

Enjoy a view of Jaipur from Nahargarh Fort and a meal at Once Upon a Time.

Sawai Raja Man Singh built Nahargarh as a retreat for himself and nine of his wives. We were able to hear another story from our driver.

Nahar Singh Bhomia, a prince who died in 1832 after being disturbed by the fort’s construction, refused to allow the fort’s completion. The king constructed a temple in the defence to calm the spirit, and then the fort was completed.

It offers stunning 360-degree views of the city. It is divided into 12 sections across the central Madhavendra palace, which is home to the king.

These rooms, which belonged to the queens, are connected by corridors so that the king can discreetly visit one queen’s bedroom without being aware of the others.

While corridors can be fun to play with children, it is essential not to get lost in confusing passages. Children younger than five years old love to open and close the windows and doors.

Nighttime is a new dimension in the palace, with the stunning view of Jaipur city lit by stars. We felt like we were transported back to the past, with royalties surrounding local musicians playing Rajasthani music and us. This is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner in a magical setting.

Here are some travel tips:

You can either take your car or hire a taxi package from Nahargarh. There are no taxi stands or auto-services. Avoid the afternoon heat as it can get too hot. Hire a guide to discover the hidden treasures.

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