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Jaipur – the Pink City of India

My parents and I in front of the majestic Amber fort

Rajasthan is full of breathtaking landscapes, historical cities, mouthwatering food and colorful traditions.

Literally, Rajasthan means “Land of Kings” as the history of this Indian state is full of kings and their kingdoms.

Some of the cities are also known for their colors- Jodhpur (Blue City), Udaipur (White City), Jaisalmer (Golden City) and  Pink City – Jaipur. The Pink City of India is also the capital of Rajasthan and the most populated city in the state.

My parents posing in front of the city palace of Jaipur

The city based on Vedic principles

Maybe the history is not as old as many other Indian cities but the city has definitely a lot to offer. It was founded on 18th November 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II whose plan was to shift the growing population of Amer (just 11 km from Jaipur) to a new city. But he didn’t do it without a proper plan – Jai Singh II consulted some well known architects and his goal was to use the principles presented in Vastu Shastra (ancient Vedic text which focuses on architecture) and Shilpa Shastra (another Vedic text which is about art and designing). Thanks to his commitment, Jaipur became a planned city.

The breathtaking view of the city from the forts is a must see

How to reach Jaipur?

Jaipur has an airport but if you prefer admiring landscape, I recommend taking a car or a bus. Jaipur is nicely connected with Udaipur, Delhi and Mumbai.  Jaipur is also connected with the main cities of India by rail, so this is also a great option for you to travel and have the chance to observe more. Remember that Indian railway offers you different classes – from the cheapest one which can cost you barely 135INR to around 1000 INR. Now it is totally up to you , which option you choose. But please, bear in mind that different amount means different quality. I know some international tourists who were on a budget trip and they bought the cheapest possible ticket. Later they said that Indian railways were in a terrible condition. What such people fail to understand is that Indian Rail provides services to all kinds of people – from the richest to the middle class and also the poorest.

So tourists should understand that  if they pay more, they get better facilities. But don’t judge the entire Indian Railway just on the basis of the cheapest travelling class. Indian Railway also runs some extravagant trains like- Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odessey etc.

A great example of the harmony between animals and humans

Hotels in Jaipur

It is something that you definitely don’t really have to worry about. This city is full of tourists as it is also a part of the Golden Triangle which is pretty famous. Apart from Jaipur, it includes Delhi and Agra. From five star hotels to heritage hotels to budget hotels, Jaipur has quiet a variety.

Shiv Villas in Kookas (a little bit outside the city) has amazing interiors and a great staff.

An outstanding hotel on the suburbs of Jaipur

You  are not going to die hungry in Jaipur 🙂 Go for delicious and iconic Rajasthani thali! This is definitely a must-try. To find out what thali is check this post . Apart from this, Jaipur is famous for excellent pyaaz ki kachori which is a snack made of spiced onions which are filled in some dough balls and are fried later.. Yummy! If you have a chance, try Ghevar – a sweet made of different types of flour and soaked in special sugar syrup.

Rajasthani thali is mouthwatering and is an absolute must in Jaipur

Forts around Jaipur

And finally let me introduce to the sightseeing options. There are three forts in and around Jaipur. Amber (or Amer) fort is very massive and it is also the most famous fort in Jaipur.

The beautiful water body in front of the powerful Amer fort can mesmerize you

In Amber fort you can take an elephant taxi to reach the Sun Gate.  Another great fort is Jaigarh Fort. Jaigarh was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1726 and the idea was to protect the main Amber Palace. From there, you will be able to experience an outstanding view of Aravalli hills and Amber fort (as Jaigarh is situated higher than Amber). Those who are interested in armory can find a real masterpiece – Jaivana Canon. During the time it was produced, it was the biggest canon on wheels in the whole world (by the way it was never used in any battle but only test-fired).

The name of the third fort is – Naharghar Fort and it offers great views of the city as well.

The majestic palace of the royal family with the beautiful hills in the background

City Palace

City Palace is an absolute must. The main attraction is the City Palace (a big palace complex). I think this is the most beautiful part of Jaipur.

The old town of Jaipur looks absolutely stunning.

Jantar Mantar – the Observatory

Sightseeing in Jaipur can not be completed without seeing Jantar Mantar (if we translate it, it is something like “Instrument for calculation”), It is the largest observatory in India. The Observatory was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II who was known for his love for ancient science. The instruments were used for observation of constellation and stars in the sky.

The _observatory_in_Jaipur
The amazing Jantar Mantar in Jaipur – this is definitely a must-see!

Hawa Mahal – a must-see in Jaipur

Close to the City Palace complex, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is located.  The building consists of five floors and 953 small windows.

Hawa Mahal, built for the ladies of Jaipur


I recommend at least two to three nights in Jaipur but if you are in a hurry, even a day is enough. And when you visit the city, do not forget to share your experience with me.

About Karolina Goswami

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading the stuff that you will not easily find on the mainstream media. I am a girl from Poland who is living in India. I am a seeker and I share my thoughts through this medium with the world citizens. For more details, check 'about me' section in the top menu bar. To contact me, write to me on indiaindetails@gmail.com or simply write on the comment section below every post.


  1. Much & much happy to read & enjoy. #KarolinaGoswamimyfriend Say hi to your Mom & dad from Indiandoctor. #MerryChristmasMom #MerryChristmasDad #MerryChristmasAnuragGoswami #MerryChristmasKarolinaGoswami.

  2. Karolina ! You are doing a fantastic job . You have s positive views about nature . When we see your video it bring us close to the beauty of nature . Thanks to you and your family . Happy Christmas and new year .

    • Arjun,
      thank you for your nice words and your wishes!
      India is an amazing country and I feel blessed to have a chance to live here 🙂
      All the best for you and your family!
      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  3. impressive ….wow great

  4. As usual Karolina fantastic job.. well done…. Apart from Camel Ride and Elephant Ride.. as i am against animal cruelty. Jaipur is Beautiful

  5. Nandu das vaishnav

    Ohhhh shit,I lost my opportunity by not meeting with you when you came to jaipur,rajasthan.my native place is rajasthan.but leaving in banglore for post graduation (MBA).We have our own business restaurant in jaipur.hope I won’t lost my opportunity of meeting you in next time.your all informations about India making me speechless.

    • My humble thanks for your kind words!
      Jaipur is an amazing city and I enjoy visiting it every time I am there 🙂

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  6. Dear Sister Karolina you are as beautiful as your word.
    I was eagerly waiting for your thanks writing.

  7. Hi Karolina,

    I just came across your blogs and videos on India, it just made me more Prouder being born in a land of Rich Cultural heritage. There was a time when India flourished in all fields like Science, Arts, Education , Medicine, Astrology and much more. Even today the 1000 years old temples stand strong portraying the capabilities and skills of Indians. Now as India Started rebuilding itself its time that India will soon return to its glory.
    Thanks a lot for your work, and hoping for much more videos and blogs about India.

    Best Regards,
    Gokul Prakash

  8. i just want to thanks ….to show world what is india and culture…big hug nd love from chandigarh the city beautiful

    • Thank you for your comment 🙂
      I’ve never had the chance to visit Chandigarh, I just passed it a few time, but in the future, I will definitely explore this city!
      Wish you all the best!
      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  9. Hi Karolina,
    This is Hemanth from hyderabad, i had read and seen your articles, videos. The most good thing i have liked is your positive blogging about india. I hope you should blog more about “INDIA” not only for the other region people but also for those people who feel ashamed to say their nationality in the other regions.

    thank you very much for blogging about “INDIA”

    I surely admit that you will have a great life time with your family in india. And come to visit our hyderabad once,
    we surely want to make you a taste of “Hyderabad Biriyani”.


    • Namaste Hemanth,

      Many thanks for your kind words and sharing your suggestion!

      I heard a lot about Hyderabad Biriyani 🙂 And definitely one day I will visit this city and try this tasty food!

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

      • Hi kerolina
        I love your blogs.I really appreciate your positive views about our country. We can learn so many things from you. Thank you so much.

  10. Good job. Take care and do visit more place in India, it will be a never ending journey… All the best:-)

    • Of course, in the future there will be more travel related posts!
      Stay tuned 🙂

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  11. Rajasthan :The land of Royalty And loyalty with valiant Kings.

  12. Virasat Restaurant

    Hello, Thanks for sharing such a fantastic blog.I really appreciate your blog to share information about Jaipur …Visiting in Jaipur is amazing experience. Jaipur is a place with a glorious past and a very rich historic background. People come from far off places just to get the taste of its beautiful monuments and their architecture.


    Wow… !!
    What u are doing is more than amazing!! I (as an Indian) could not have ever imagined that someone like you would come to India and would do Indians a favour by sharing the truth behind real India with the whole world. Keep it please up!
    Feeling indebted!!
    Thankyou so much!
    Luv from University Of Delhi!!

  14. Wow!
    This is the first reaction after watching your videos from youtube.
    In this busy working days, we almost forgot our ancient times and glory. Sometimes we forgot our humanity too. We are not careful to our precious culture but following blindly others.

    But, your great initiative towards revealing India is brilliant and it’s encouraging us too. We are waiting more and more from your study of “India in details”.

    God bless you and Happy New Year 🙂

  15. Karolina your mind is so much understanding and you are doing fantastic work. I am proud of you.i have no words to say you………. i also want to connect with you and work with you. Say hi to uncle aunty.

  16. Sakthivel Manickam

    Sister Karolina, though I never been to Jaipur, after reading your blog, felt as if I travelled to Jaipur invisibly. Excellent narration. Somehow, I feel very connected to your blogs;may be you are so natural in writing. Keep up the good work. Big hugs from Toronto, Canada.

    Brother Sakthi

    • Namaste Sakthi!

      Many thanks for your kind words!

      I am just trying my best to show every place the way I see it and you should definitely visit Jaipur one day if you have a chance! You will be mesmerized!

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  17. Namaskar Karolina… !

    I have watched all your videos and read all your blogs. I am quite impressed with your work. Waiting eagerly for your next videos. Please do someday visit mesmerizing 8 Sister states.. (Northeasrern states of India). May God bless you..! Keep up the good work.

    Thank you!!

    • Namaste Pronoydeep!

      Many thanks from the bottom of my heart for your kind words!

      Of course, I will definitely visit Northeast India as I have heard a lot about this part of the country especially from my husband who have visitied this region many times and he loved it 🙂

      May God bless the entire mankind!

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  18. Hi, karolina…
    I am Jai, I just explore youtube today then I got your video, that why western media is so biassed about India.
    I watch your whole video and then share it to FB
    I have been always proud of my country, and the facts you give in your video are great and for that am very thankful to you to make me more proud.
    Presently I live in Delhi but I am from ALLAHABAD a city which is the cultural hub of Hindus where the holiest river THE GANGA and Yamuna meet and that is known as SANGAM.
    It’s a great city for you in India to visit.
    And again a very big thanks to you for making us feel proud of our country.

  19. Hai Karolina
    I am thinking you would have been a Hindu living here last birth !! Seriously ! I am sure you believe in Karma too .Past Samskaras brought you back . . Logically thats how a Polish girl gets that much involved and knows intricate details about traditions and customs than most native Indians . You are more native than many of us. Keep up the good work

  20. Dear Karolina,

    I am regular reader of your blogs, I really admire all the information which you have mention, even being an Indian I was unaware about some facts.
    the recent demonetization issue which you have discussed was quite interesting and honest effort.

  21. Dear Ms. Goswami:

    I enjoyed reading your blogs that made me proud of India. Though I moved to the west a little more than three decades ago, your blogs inform people like me about what has changed over the years. Your insightful commentary about the changes is welcoming news that I wish to share with my grand children and hope that will encourage them to visit India soon.

  22. Hi, Karolina Goswami JI. I an Ankit Kumar from Jaipur you wrote really great and informative things about Jaipur.
    I just want to thank you from bottom of my heart for the positive work you are doing.

  23. Rabindranath Chakravorty

    Dear Karolina, you are admirably presenting the positive traditions and heritage of India to the World! It shows your love and appreciation for India. I am very much thankful to you for this great spirit that you have demonstrated for showing the greatness of India in positive light. May you be Blessed! Rabindranath Chakravorty, Bangalore.

  24. nand kishore bhatt

    Hi, karolina
    i am nand kishore from uttarakhand, India. i see http://www.indiandetails.com and read the article the jaipur-the pink city of india. i impressed the way you described india and indian culture . i would like to know about you and your india connection.
    with regard
    nand kishore

  25. Karolina you are doing great job….. I appreciate this very much… You shown that details which are almost unknown to rest of world specially to new generation …. I request to u to put the details about most ancient literature of india like vedas, puranas , mahabharat, ramayana etc… It will be great proud for us … Thanks..

  26. We will store your thoughts in our hearts being an indian… Expected your best…..

  27. Shounak Sinha Ray

    I am Shounak Sinha Ray, from West Bengal.
    Your blog is a remembrance to us all that there is definitely much more in India than what we modern Indians conceive. Your hardwork has made us proud of our culture, origin and nationality. There was a time when I was ashamed of my country for its crime, corruption and dirty politics. Thanks to people like you who have strived to open our eyes to its ancient wonders. It’s easy to spot the bad, but it’s difficult to find the good. Best wishes to your parents and hope you continue to enlighten our minds.

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