Discover Jaipur Walking
Jaipur and its surroundings have a lot to offer to visitors whether its sightseeing, dining, experiencing the unique culture or shopping. Squeezing it into your trip is not easy-but with us you can have the pleasure of customized walks at your convenience. We will show you the ‘real’ Jaipur which comprises of its people, its religions, streets and bazaars.
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.John Muir
- Destination: Rajasthan
- Location: Jaipur
- Google Map Co-ordinates: 26.9000° N, 75.8000° E
- Nearest City (Airport): Jaipur
- Nearest City (Railway Station): Jaipur
- Duration: Half-day to full-day
- Dates: On request
- Months: Throughout the year
- Level: Easy
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
We travel to different places, stay in luxury accommodations, eat best of cuisines, visit exotic locations and get that much deserved break and go back to our regular hectic lives. How about doing something more insightful and interesting, for a change let’s walk – walk together and discover what lies hidden in the less travelled lanes and alleys of Jaipur.
Jaipur is a city of many colours and contrasts. It is best explored at a leisurely pace, as there is so much to see and do that a usual taxi or bus tour can never do justice to Sawai Jai Singh’s planned city built in AD 1727. He designed a city so perfect, so beautiful, the likes of which cannot be found the world over. Not a single aspect of designing has been overlooked here, from the uniformity of the shops to the length and breadth of the streets. Houses were placed strategically so that the hot summer sun was blocked out, yet they received adequate sunlight and air.
For a first- time visitor, Jaipur is definitely a feast for the eyes because life in the walled city has the flavour and ambience of old times. Despite having grown into a bustling metropolis, the ancient heart of this planned city still beats in its gali- mohallas (streets) rather than the beautiful palaces. Along the route of the walks, you will find many warm and friendly people who will happily welcome you into their homes.
These walks have been planned in a way that they allow you to get a glimpse into the enchanting city and its charmingly chaotic life but they are by no means comprehensive. Every lane in the walled city has something interesting to offer.
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The various walks
- 1. Heritage Walk
- This is a great way to discover Jaipur’s history & architecture. During this walk you will witness something you might term “an open air gallery of architecture” since almost every style is to be found here. In a three hours walk you will be able to surely recognize and se finest examples of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, Hindu architecture, Bengali architecture & a typical Jaipur architecture! You will see an amazing variety of historic landmarks and buildings. Each building tells a fascinating story about the men who build it and the historic events associated with it.
- 2. Bazaar Walk
- This walk is designed especially if you are spending only a day or two in Jaipur. If you enjoy exploring new places, try this walking tour of the ‘native’ bazaar areas. In this walk you will crisscross the medieval center of the city, taking you along the famous markets and its bylanes, recapping the most important historical events, while briefly introducing the basic cultural fabric that Jaipur has to offer from its history. You will be facinated by the vibrant street markets, the colourful people, the multi cultural mix of mosques, temple, monasteries, the different cuisines and the sheer throbbing energy of the place.
- 3. Cuisines of Jaipur
- The character of cuisine in India is essentially regional; the sheer size of the country has forced every area to develop a style of cooking of its own. As a result not only dishes but flavours, colours, methods of cooking, down to even the style of cutting the vegetable changes as often as the landscape does. We will walk through local bazaars and have a taste of the local cuisines along with an opportunity to learn about the local ingredients & essential of Indian cooking.
- 4. Religious Walks
- The rulers of Jaipur placed temples at all vantage points especially near the main entry gates into the city. When the city was planned, there were over four hundred temples constructed in the walled city, now there are more than one thousand! This walk will give you a fascinating insight into Jaipur’s various faiths which have influenced religious as well as social life of its people for centuries. The walk will take you into the various temples belonging to different sects like Ramanandis, Balanandis, Gaudias and Shaivs. Here you will be able to have a closer look into their rituals, beliefs and histories associated with these temples.
- 5. Arts & Crafts of Jaipur
- Since its inception Jaipur always encouraged various art and crafts, which even today are the lifeline of the cultural heritage of the city. The walk leads us to the various area where artisans still make some of the best marble statues, enamel art, lacquer bangles, brass artefacts and tie & dye textiles.
- 6. Around Jaipur
- Jaipur is surrounded by many interesting places like Galta (17th Century Temple Complex), Sanganer (known for Block Printing and Blue Pottery) & Gaitore (Royal Cenotaphs). We conduct special Half day tours of these places.
- 7. Old Town of Amber Walk
- This was the capital of Kacchawaha Rajputs before they shifted to Jaipur around three hundred years ago. This walk takes us to some of the most beautiful temples havelis, old cenotaphs, mosques and a step well. We can combine this walk with some gentle trekking in the surrounding Aravali hills, for those who love the outdoors, beautiful scenery and fresh air. Visit a ruined hidden shrine and interact with the local Meena community to learn about them. Apart from these walks we also conduct theme based walks – Shopaholic walks, Photographer’s walk and Birdwatcher’s walk.
What to Wear and Carry
- It is advisable to dress modestly for walking in the market and its bylanes.
- Wear a cap. Please ensure that you have adequate sun protection.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes. You may have to take off your shoes at place of worship.
- Carry water. Get your camera.
- Come with an open mind and be ready for pleasant surprises.
Book or Personalize
Its now time to go out there and experience.
Price: On request
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