India: Jaipur: Introduction: Cheat Sheet
Palace hotels and painted elephants are part of the colorful exoticism of Jaipur, a city that offers a dazzling immersion into the riches of India.
Also in this report: The city’s best hotels under Where to Stay, authentic restaurants under Where to Eat, sights not to miss under What to See & Do, a guide to the shopping scene under Where to Shop, and a travel specialist and insiders in Indagare Intelligence.
INDAGARE TOP TEN
SLEEP…in grand style at the Rambagh Palace, the former home of Jaipur’s maharajas
EXPERIENCE…a fabric hand-blocking lesson at Sodhi Export
SPLURGE…on the Amanbagh, a designer enclave a two-hour drive from Jaipur
EAT…on the shaded terrace of Cinnamon, the restaurant at the Jai Mahal Palace
DRINK…lassi, the traditional yoghurt drink at Lassiwala, near the Gem Palace
SAVOR…the organic goods at popular Anokhi Café
VISIT…the City Palace, and don’t miss the Jantar Mantar observatory
SEE…Johari Bazaar, one if the highlights of a visit to Jaipur
SHOP…at Hot Pink, the inspired store owned by French jewelry designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac
KNOW…the picks of New York-based designer Madeline Weinrib who frequently travels to Jaipur