Romantic day-out ideas for when in Jaipur
The Pink City is a historically rich center of culture and multitudes. Its charm and grace have been a significant plot point of movies and music throughout the world. Needless to say, Jaipur is the perfect destination to plan a romantic getaway in, for it houses some beautiful palaces and forts while fostering a nightlife that is thrilling and buoyant. The food, the people, the place- everything about Jaipur screams romance and tranquility, unlike other metropolitan cities. Here, you get to explore date ideas and plan a day that is custom-made for you. So whether you and your significant other are looking for something lowkey, casual, yet romantic, or something over the top and extravagant, this guide covers it all for you.
Visit the Nahargarh Fort
This fort sits in the midst of Aravali Hills and gives a breathtaking, 360-degree view of the Pink City. Apart from the mesmerizing, scenic views that it has to offer, Nahargarh Fort is a majestic site of historical importance. To witness Jaipur during sunrise, check out the Nahargarh Sunrise Point and maybe plan an early breakfast date with your better half.
Nahargarh offers impeccable views throughout the day, so you can also consider planning a dinner date as the sun sets and the Pink City comes to life. You’ll get to see all of Jaipur in its magnificence, bright and lit up like a festival. The Nahargarh Fort houses an open air restaurant, Padao, that serves delicious food and compliments the overall aura of the fort.
A Lavish Dinner Date
The Pink City has some of the most architecturally-pleasing sites in the country, including several trendy kitchens and bars. Some recommendations are:
This picturesque location is so aesthetically pleasing, it has been a set for a web series. The restaurant looks like it’s straight out of one of Rajasthan’s many palaces, with its exquisite tiles and antique furniture. Drowned in hues of blue and white, Bar Palladio shines bright even when its night time. The bar and kitchen boasts of an expansive indoor and open-air dining area, with the colours really coming to life. Bar Palladio is special because even though it is sophisticated and intricate in design, the ambiance here is enthralling and luxe. The menu offers authentic continental cuisine that tastes even better than it looks and a cocktail bar that does not mess with drinks. All in all, a date night at Bar Palladio is something that you should definitely plan for a romantic-fueled experience. Also, it is crazy affordable for how good it is.
Steam, Rambagh Palace
This train-themed restaurant looks like a luxurious dinner cabin and has a rather cozy and intimate feel to it. The dimly lit dinner booths make for a perfect intimate dinner date, but Steam has an outdoor area with candle-lit tables as well. It goes without saying that the restaurant has something in store for every mood of yours. The menu complements the aura by showcasing a variety of continental dishes to choose from. The drinks and cocktails menu has a lot of classics for you to try.
Cinnamon, Jai Mahal Place
Cinnamon is a fine-dining restaurant that shows off extravagant architectural elegance paired with vintage, rajputana-themed furniture. The restaurant is located in the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace and is the perfect place to dine in if you want to check out food from India’s erstwhile princely states- Kashmir, Hyderabad, Rajasthan, and Avadh. It’s lilac hued interiors paired with food that screams finesse will give you and your significant other an experience that is out of this world.
Plan a Lavish Staycation
Jaipur has some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts that are bound to leave you and your lovebird awe-struck. If you are looking to plan *the* perfect day out, head to one of these hotels:
This 5-star property is nothing short of grandeur and opulence. Rambagh’s architecture, interior, and hospitality will definitely remind you of antiquity, of a bygone era. The atmosphere of this property can be best described as serenity laced with royalty, with everything in perfect symmetry and sync, as if a Bollywood film. The grand corridors, elaborate, expansive gardens, and immaculate fine-dining restaurants- every inch of this property is going to give you a regal feel that will ensure that your stay here is pampering and indulgent. The property is special because it sets the mood perfectly and is a world of its own, away from the noise and chaos of the city.
Rajputana by ITC
Expect nothing short of luxury and excellence at this work-of-art property. Rajputana looks like a grand haveli, with lush greens, fountains, elaborate suites, and beautiful fine-dining restaurants. From the moment you enter this property, Rajputana will give you a very carnivalesque feel, something that is true to Rajasthani culture. The property is adorned with high-fashion marbles and furniture, the rooms are in a league of their own, while the restaurants are an architectural delight. Sheesh Mahal, the fine-dining restaurant at Rajputana, makes the colour white look so grand and elegant. It even hosts live music for the diners. Make sure to check this property out the next time you want to make your other half feel extra special.
Strolling Along the Gardens of Jaipur
The Pink City boasts magnificent, lush green gardens that are laced with architecture and history. They are not your average, expansive gardens- many of these places are of historic and cultural significance and an absolute sight to look at. The next time you want to laze around, with nothing much to do, consider going for a stroll at one of these:
Vidhyadhar Garden, Jaipur
Situated near Ghat ki Ghuni, Vidhyadhar Garden is a quaint garden that has a regal, haveli-like feel to it. The garden houses a variety of flora, with monkeys and peacocks being usual sights. Its beauty sprawls across acres, making it worth your time. If you observe closely, you’ll find that the architecture of the garden has hints of Mughal and Rajput history, while the exquisite designs and paints are inspired by Hinduism.
Ram Niwas Garden, Jaipur
This garden is an important landmark in the city and will give you an insight into the royalty and opulence that erstwhile rules and British used to indulge in. Ram Niwas Garden flaunts the massive Albert Hall museum, a zoo, a bird-watching park, and a theatre. These attractions are complemented by sprawling lush-green gardens. So whether you want to plan a picnic straight out of pinterest or go for an evening stroll, Ram Niwas should be on your list.
Go for the Old-Fashioned Movie Date at Rajmandir
Rajmandir is a prime movie theatre that is known for its huge chandeliers, antique architecture and design, a bollywood-esque staircase, and an overall regal vibe. It is unlike any movie theatres that have come into existence in the 2010s, which makes it special and a must-visit. Ditch the same-old movie date, and take your partner here for n ethereal experience.