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The Insider's Guide to Jaipur

47 Weeks Ago
Every year people flock from around the world to witness some of the best literary talents come together and discuss topics as diverse as politics, yoga, Ginsberg and finance. The pink city comes alive and dinner and drinks at some of Jaipur’s finest venues follow lectures. We caught up with our friend Samir Kasliwal of Gem Palace, a true Jaipurite, to share his insider’s guide to the city.

Baradari The City Palace, The City Palace Jaipur, 1135 AD Amer Fort, Amer Fort Jaipur, The Collonade Raj Mahal, Raj Mahal Jaipur

Where to eat

Baradari at The City Palace for Rajasthani and international cuisine in the courtyard of The City Palace.

 1135 AD at The Amer Fort for a truly regal experience in the middle of a stunning fort. Try their Rajasthani thali.

The Collonade at Raj Mahal for 24 hour dining.

Bar Palladio Jaipur, Polo Bar Rambagh Palace, Rambagh Palace Jaipur, Steam Rambagh Palace, Rambagh Palace Jaipur

Where to drink

Bar Palladio for the most Instagrammed spot in all of Jaipur. Great interiors and even better cocktails.

Polo Bar at the Rambagh Palace for the discerning traveler. Single malts and cigar lovers rejoice.

Steam at the Rambagh Palace which is built into a restored steam engine and features a recreated Victorian train station.

Andraab Jaipur, Ranas Jaipur, Miraangi and Miraangi Men Jaipur

Where to shop

Andraab for hand embroidered shawls from Kashmir.

Ranas for traditional Indian women’s outfits.

Miraangi and Miraangi Men for ethnic and fusion wear.

Sujan Rajmahal Jaipur, The Rambagh Palace Jaipur, The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur

Where to stay

Sujan Rajmahal for quirky interiors.

The Rambagh Palace for old-world elegance.

The Oberoi Rajvilas for luxury and opulence.