ESSENTIAL JAIPUR EXPERIENCES
Travel author Fiona Caulfield shares her favourites.
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.”