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The Golden Triangle is a great starting point for anyone visiting India for the first time. The journey is made up of three of the most visited cities in north India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, offering a fantastic combination of history and culture.
Only after stepping foot in India will you realise that Indian cuisine, as you know it, just doesn’t exist. To paint both the delicate and punchy flavours of India with the same broad brushstroke overlooks the smorgasbord of dishes on offer from north to south. Tried and tested recipes balance coriander, cumin and cardamom with almost scientific precision, guaranteeing a culinary experience you will never forget.
Enjoy a sneak peek into daily life in India by staying at a haveli or in a homestay. If only for a few nights, you will be shoehorned into a family, enjoying traditional Indian hospitality, sampling home cooked food and exploring the path less travelled. Staying at one of these unique lodgings will give you an incredible insight into real India, and you will be welcomed with open arms by hosts whose wealth of local knowledge knows no bounds. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from plantation bungalows to historic houses, majestic forts and charming cottages, a short stay in one of these unique properties allows you to immerse yourself in India rather than simply visit it.
India is a magical country which welcomes travellers with a chaotic and colourful assault on the senses. Never is this more prominent than during one of the many festivals. Below we have listed the dates for the major festivals in India in 2017. Speak to one of our specialists about incorporating one of these into a tailor-made itinerary.
With millions of passengers on the move every day, travelling on some 71,000 miles of track, India's intricate network of railways are the arteries of the country, connecting its bustling cities with its sleepy villages and everywhere in between. The sprawling rail network reaches the nooks and crannies of India which are otherwise impossible to find. Amongst the country's miles of train tracks are some of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world, most notable of which are its famed toy trains. Whilst perhaps not the most efficient way of getting from A to B, the experience is an absolute must to add to your India itinerary.
47 Jobner Bagh
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Best for: Culture History, Food Drink, Hideaway
47 Jobner Bagh is a stylish boutique property in the heart of Jaipur. A small and charming family-run guesthouse, it is ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds of Jaipur into a place of contemporary Indian beauty.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
A family-run accommodation, 47 Jobner Bagh has an authentic and charming atmosphere. Once part of the Maharaja of Jobner's garden, it is a remarkable property designed in an elegant minimalist style, yet brimming with allusions to Jaipur's royal and cultural history, including some remaining walls of the original gardens.
Located in the heart of Jaipur, 47 Jobner Bagh is conveniently positioned near the railway station, main market and most sites of interest for those visiting the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. The property itself is primarily a place for peace, and a retreat away from the hustle and bustle going on outside its walls. There is a roof terrace and a beautiful historic garden and with lots of places to sit and relax after a busy day exploring the city. There is also an onsite spa for those seeking even further relaxation.
The 10 rooms are simple and comfortable, uniquely designed to provide a sense of uncomplicated, traditional luxury. Every room is well furnished with everything guests might need for a comfortable stay, including a modern en suite bathroom and some rooms have a private balcony overlooking the gardens.
The on-site restaurant typically serves a three course authentic Indian meal that is both delicious and healthy. Cooked and prepared by the owner's wife, it is a great chance to experience some traditional Indian home cooking. This home-away-from-home is perfect for those looking for a boutique and intimate accommodation in Jaipur, where the comfort of the guests' is of utmost importance.
When to go
December to March is the perfect time to visit Rajasthan and the North when rainfall is minimal and temperatures are pleasant during the day. It can get cold at night, so make sure to pack a few extra layers when visiting at this time. Summer starts mid-March and can get very hot getting into May and June. The monsoon period follows directly after from July to September, where humidity is high and the region receives the majority of its rainfall, although still very minimal amounts. The months of October and November after the monsoon season are also a great time to visit the region as it experiences warm and dry weather during the day with cooler temperatures at night.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Jaipur Musical Demonstration
An instrumental and vocal performance at an Indian music learning centre.
Block Printing workshop
A late afternoon trip to Sanganer, the global centre of block printing, to take part in a workshop. You will make your own print which you can take home as a souvenir.
Cycling Tour of Jaipur Countryside and Picnic Lunch
A cycling tour of the countryside of Jaipur with the opportunity to meet, feed and bathe an elephant before heading off for a safari.
Evening Cooking Class
A wonderful experience to learn how to cook typical Rajasthani cuisine in a friendly local home. Your visit can also include a trip to the local market to purchase ingredients.
See a Bollywood movie at the iconic Rajmandir Cinema
Catch a Bollywood film at the Rajmandir Cinema in Jaipur – one of India’s oldest, most luxurious and iconic movie theatres; it is a true symbol of popular culture in the city.
Visit a Blue Pottery Workshop
Jaipur is famous worldwide for its beautiful blue pottery. This afternoon trip takes you to a blue pottery centre to learn about its history and how it is made.
Sunset Kite Flying with Local Professional
This is a truly unique experience to spend some time with a local kite flying expert, learning about the history and traditions of the sport and how to do it successfully.
Jaipur City Tour
Explore Jaipur, visiting the historic City Palace, the Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal. The tour ends with a visit to the bazaars of the old city – a taste of vibrant and authentic Rajasthan.
Explore Amber Fort
Explore Jaipur’s spectacular Amber Fort, visiting the Palace of Mirrors and The Hall of Public Audience. Discover its cobbled streets, gateways and enormous ramparts and transport yourself to 16th century Jaipur.
Walk the Bazaars of Old Jaipur
Getting lost in any Indian Bazaar is one of our favourite things, and Jaipur's Old Town has a fantastic ones! A region famous for jewellery, gift lovers should head straight for the bangle and ring makers where expert craftsmen will be at work.
Miniature Painting workshop
A tour that takes you to visit a miniature painting artists and learn some of the techniques they use.
Meena Tribal Walk
Enjoy a guided walk to visit the settlement of the Meena Tribe and ascend the Aravalli hills on a historic path, enjoying breathtaking views of the Amber fort and surrounding landscape.
Street Food tour of Jaipiur
A tour of Jaipur’s street food hotspots. Your guide will lead you to various stalls and tell you about the history of each dish and how it is prepared.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Goa, Mumbai
This two-week itinerary is the perfect combination of culture, wildlife and relaxation, including the attractions of India’s well-travelled Golden Triangle route, the abundant wildlife of Ranthambore National Park and the serene sandy shores of Goa.
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pali, Jodhpur, Narlai, Udaipur
Discover the cultural and historic wonders of India’s colourful desert state as you explore the highlights of Rajasthan. Travel with flair and elegance as you stay at some of Rajasthan’s most stylish boutique properties along the way.
Jaipur, Nagaur, Chanoud, Deogarh, Shahpura, Bundi
Escape the tourist crowds on this two week trip through Rajasthan’s lesser known destinations, exploring largely untouched ancient villages, tiny farming communities and stunning rural landscapes many visitors never get to experience.