Wondering what to do in Jaipur with kids? In this post a born and raised Jaipur local with a daughter shares her best things to do with kids in Jaipur.
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The best things to do in Jaipur with kids
In this post you can read about:
- Why visit Jaipur as a family
- Interesting facts about Jaipur
- What to do on Jaipur family trip
- Best family friendly hotels Jaipur
- How to get around Jaipur with children
- Tips to make the most of your Jaipur family trip
Why you should plan a family trip to Jaipur
Jaipur is Rajasthan’s flamboyant capital and a mixture of the old and the new. From young couples to the multi-generation families, The Pink City caters to the need of all travelers.
I highly recommend you to explore this multi-layered ancient city with your kids, you don’t be disappointed! There are many lovely places to visit in Jaipur with children.
Jaipur has a very rich cultural heritage and lots of beautiful palaces which reflects the rich Rajput culture. The city is also known for its exquisite collection of resorts and hotels, perfect for a Jaipur weekend getaway (or longer trip) with your family.
Interesting facts about Jaipur
Jaipur is known as the Pink City due to the pink colored stones (terracotta pink) used in the construction of many of the historic buildings in the city.
The famed Pink City has the ability to surprise its visitors with its enchanting breath throughout the year, but the best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March.
Jaipur is located 270km from Delhi, which takes about 5 hours by road or train. Agra is approximately 240km away, traveling from Agra to Jaipur takes around 4 hours (by road or train).
Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and has approximately 3.1 million residents.
10 best places to visit in Jaipur with kids
1. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is situated high up on the Aravalli Ranges, which is famous for its enchanting views during sunset.
It’s a popular picnic spot from where you can overlook the entire shimmering city of Jaipur. Your kids will love to explore this beautiful fort!
2. Amer Fort (also known as the Amber Palace)
The Amer Fort is famous for its mirror work, your children will be most impressed by the thousands of little mosaic mirrors on the walls and ceilings of the Sheesh Mahal. Take your time exploring the courtyards, charmingly lit mahals and chowks.
Every evening there is the excellent Amber Fort Light and Sound show. The red sandstone and marble constructions of the Fort are lit up, legends of various Raiput Kings are told and folk music is played.
3. Jaigarh Fort
There isn’t a shortage of impressive forts in Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort, also known as the ‘Fort of Victory’, is another wonderful place to visit in Jaipur with children.
Within the Fort you can find the world’s largest cannon on wheels named ‘Jaivana’, this massive cannon is 6.15m long and weights 50 tons!
Jaigarh Fort was actually built to defend the Amer Fort, and as such weapons and artillery were kept here during historical wars.
4. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is one of the best places to see in Jaipur and my personal favorite. It is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, something that’s bound to fascinate your children.
The amazing architecture will blow your mind when you learn that there are four stories beneath the surface and only one is visible above water.
The surrounding views of the Aravallis are not to be missed, especially at night. While it’s not allowed to go inside the fort, you can admire its scenic beauty in the clear water of the lake. Furthermore, you and your family can enjoy a stroll along the pathways near the Jal Mahal.
5. The City Palace
While your kids will love the vivid colors of the City Palace, most people visit to see the serene amalgamation of the Mughal and rich Rajasthani architecture.
This palace has vast gardens and courtyards. The main attractions are the museum, an art gallery and the display of old weapons and royal costumes.
6. Bapu Bazaar
The Bapu Bazaar is the best place for those looking for bags and footwear made of real leather. In fact, Bapu Bazaar is among the largest markets of camel leather in the world.
You children will love to explore the many stalls and colorful garments (the bazaar is well-known for the beautiful Jaipur textiles that are on offer), you won’t leave empty handed!
7. Raj Mandir Cinema
This is one of the most popular places to visit in Jaipur, for tourist and locals like. This meringue-shaped complex was built in 1976 by W.M. Namjoshi and can seat a total of 1300 people.
The modern style art, indirect lighting, ceiling design and the glittering stars are the major attractions of this beautiful film-theater.
8. Chokhi Dhani
The Chokhi Dhani is a 5-star resort, built as a perfect replica of an ethnic Rajasthani village. Within you can find puppet shows, traditional Rajasthani food, folk music and dance.
The Chokhi Dhani will keep you and your kids occupied with a variety of activities during your travel to Jaipur.
9. Birla Temple
Birla Temple or Laxmi Narayan Temple is located at the foot of the Moti Dungri Hill and is completely made of beautiful white marble.
Families visit Birla Temple during their Jaipur trip to see its impressive architecture and admire its shining beauty .
10. Hawa Mahal
Last but certainly not least the beautiful Hawa Mahal! For the people of Rajasthan, Hawa Mahal does not need any introduction as they have been studying it since their school days.
Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is also known as the ‘Palace of the Winds‘. This five-story building has 953 windows to provide ventilation.
The women in the harem of the Maharaja of Rajasthan used to look down on the city life below while avoiding being seen themselves.
There are no steps or staircase to reach to the upper floors, instead, slopes connect the different stories of the building.
The best places to stay in Jaipur with kids
1. Chokhi Dhani Resort
Already mentioned above, the best place to stay in Jaipur with kids is the Chokhi Dhani Resort. Your kids will love the evening program where they can enjoy puppet shows, music and much more.
2. Pride Amber Villas
Families with kids will enjoy this luxurious property. Pride Amber Villas is a very nice place to stay during a family Jaipur trip, as there are various evening shows such as fire breathing.
There is also an onsite restaurant and a pool. You are guaranteed to spend some excellent quality time with your family here.
3. Buena Vista Resort
Located in the Aravali mountouns, the luxurious Buena Vista Resort is another wonderful family hotel in Jaipur. During your stay, the kids can learn about the heritage of Jaipur at this elegant property.
4. Royal Heritage Haveli
The Royal Heritage Haveli provides you with the best views and has a beautiful pool that your kids will surely enjoy.
5. Radisson Blu Jaipur
The Radisson Blu Jaipur is well established in the city and offers nice rooms for very affordable prices.
The best places to eat in Jaipur with kids
Jaipur is famous the quality of its rich cuisine and will satisfy the taste buds of even the most critical foodies.
Here are a few places and dishes which you cannot miss during your stay in Jaipur.
- Anokhi Café – baked ravioli pasta, mascarpone cheesecake, khao suey, and blue cheese organic salad.
- Spice Court – keema churma, palak korma, govind gatte and laal maas.
- 1135 AD Amer – 10 dishes Rajasthani Thali.
- Jaipur Modern Kitchen – brownies and cheesecake.
- Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar – ghewar and milk cake.
- Brown Sugar – pizzas and breads.
- Dragon House, Radisson – for Thai cuisine lovers.
- Saba Haveli – thali.
- Sanjay Omelette – egg soup, Obama omelette, and egg pizza.
- Surya Mahal – masala dosa.
- Niros – butter chicken and rogan josh.
- Tapri The Tea House – cheese puchkas, vada pao with cheese, and pesto khakhra pizza.
- Pehsawri, ITC – dal Bukhara, butter chicken, and tandoori platter.
- The Forresta Kitchen and Bar – risotto and spring rolls.
If you dare, you can also try some great street food. Here are some must try dishes and snacks:
- Kulfi and faluda in Bapu Bazaar
- Srikhand at Sarogi Mansion
- Chicken Tikka and Non-Veg snacks in Raja Park
- Chaat Items in Fashion Street
- Sweets, Lassi, and Masala Tea at MI Road
(Safety) tips when visiting Jaipur for kids
Jaipur is a family-oriented and kids-friendly destination where your entire family can learn about the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Make sure you follow these these tips to make your trip to Jaipur more comfortable and enjoyable:
- Put on your most comfortable shoes and clothes as you’ll walk a lot during your Jaipur travel.
- Avoid tap water and stick to bottled mineral water.
- Carry a hat and use sunscreen to avoid getting sunburned.
- Carry a few snacks for your kids while exploring the local markets, so you can give them something to eat if they don’t like spicy food.
- Indians love children and they might want more hugs and selfies with your children. So try not to be over paranoid, but do not let your kids out of your sight.
- A great way to go sightseeing in Jaipur with teens is to go on a Jaipur bicycle tour.
Jaipur with children: in conclusion
So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and plan a visit to Jaipur with your family!
Have more places to add to the list to visit during your travel to Jaipur? Please share your best places of Jaipur in the comments section below.
Have a safe and happy journey to Jaipur!
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