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ET-Travel selects Jaipur with Indore and Kolkata as best business-cum-leisure destination options

by RajasthanDirect
Jul 18, 2013

ET-Travel zeroed down on the popular business-cum-leisure destination choices of Jaipur, Indore and Kolkata, where post your meeting, you can soak in the city’s attractions.

JAIPUR: Shopping is what may attract most people here but the night desert safaris, cuisine and hospitality befitting royalty is a blissful experience. Indulge!

REGION: Rajasthan

BEST BETS: Sight-seeing, shopping, desert safaris, wildlife A favourite amongst most international celebrities, Jaipur is renowned world over for its cultural and architectural beauty. So, if your business meeting is planned here, we can assure you, your weekender break will be great fun.

This bustling capital city of Rajasthan is now a business centre and extends all the trappings of a modern metropolis. However, it ‘s the old-world charm that makes it special to the world. The old Jaipur painted in pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Presenting a stunning backdrop of ancient forts including Nahargarh, Amer, Jaigarh and Moti Doongari, witness romance and chivalry of the bygone era, that was celebrated with elan in Jaipur.

MUST-VISIT: The City Palace displays the finest blends of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture; Hawa Mahal also called The palace of winds, is a fascinating landmark built by the orders of poet-king, Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century; Amber Palace; Jantar Mantar; Albert Hall; Statue Circle; Gaitore and more.

Take your kids to the Dolls Museum, located near the Police memorial and see attractive dolls from various countries. Most of these destinations are a day trip, offering ample opportunity to shop as well at the local bazaars. You will be impressed with the exquisite embroidery work found here.

EXTENDED EXCURSIONS: Sambhar: Known as India’s largest inland salt lake, Sambhar was discovered with its amazing ethnic, ancient sculptural art in 1884. Today, this site is of historical importance. Sambhar has been designated as a Ramsar site (recognised wetland of international importance). Many flamingos and other birds migrate here from northern Asia.

Viratnagar: Over 86 kms on the Shahpura-Alwar Road, the site of ancient Viratnagar is of great antiquity. It boasts of relics and structures of the Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput periods.

Bagru: This village on the Ajmer Road, is known for its hand block printing and the prints are popularly called as Bagru prints. The three centuries-old tradition of block printing is kept alive with the efforts of Bagru artisans. The village will be a treat for craft lovers and you could visit the place to acknowledge the tradition of former centuries.

Sanganer: Popular for hand block printed textiles and handmade paper, Sanganer town is entered through the ruins of two Tripolias (Triple Gateways). The town is an important centre for the crafts industry and produces some of the finest hand printed textiles from units of block and screen printers. This textile is popular all over the country and abroad.

src: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/features/travel/jaipur-indore-and-kolkata-popular-business-cum-leisure-destination-options/articleshow/21119886.cms

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