With the walls of its old town dressed in pinks, Jaipur has earned its ‘Pink City’ sobriquet. Don’t miss the intricate Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, dotted with countless trellised windows through which the many wives of the maharajahs could peer out at the streets without being seen. Alongside the palace, savour the peace of the elegant Shri Govardhan Nath Ji temple and its walkways bordered by g trees.
Beyond this lies the frenetic world of the bazaars, lled with saris, ribbons and jewellery, Jaipur being the global capital of ne stones. Stop for a drink at the Palladio Bar in the gardens of the Hotel Narain Niwas Palace with its magni cent, Mogul-style veranda. For ne dining, nothing beats Niros, an Indian-style brasserie – the best place to sample traditional North Indian fare.