ES­SEN­TIAL JAIPUR EX­PE­RI­ENCES

Travel au­thor Fiona Caulfield shares her favourites.

VOGUE Living Australia - - Concierge - VL

New York-based Aus­tralian In­dophile Fiona Caulfield is known for her Love Travel guides, in­clud­ing Love Jaipur, Ra­jasthan. She is feted for her de­sign and shop­ping advice, as well as her knowl­edge of only-in-In­dia hap­pen­ings. With her keen eye and de­light­fully bo­hemian aes­thetic, she has cre­ated man­u­als that help nav­i­gate the chaos and un­earth gems through­out the coun­try. Here, she of­fers a se­lec­tion of her top Jaipur ex­pe­ri­ences.

“Morn­ing vis­its to the Whole­sale Flower Mar­ket, driv­ing through the empty city to reach a fra­grant square lined with sacks over­flow­ing with roses and marigolds. The Satur­day Hat­wara flea mar­ket, and search­ing for old trea­sures among farm tools, pots and pans, and piles of sneak­ers. Chai at Sahu, a fourth-gen­er­a­tion chai wal­lah [maker and seller of tea], where masala chai sim­mers slowly on a road­side coal stove. The Paint­ing & Pho­tog­ra­phy Gallery at the City Palace Mu­seum is a beau­ti­fully cu­rated col­lec­tion. Af­ter­noon tea on the lawns of Ram­bagh Palace ho­tel, with only pea­cocks in­ter­rupt­ing the view to Moti Doon­gri fort. A vin­tage jeep ride through the Jha­lana Re­serve For­est look­ing for leop­ards.”

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