A city of strange blends when it comes to shopping, Jaipur is where you will find malls selling branded stuff and also glorious old fashioned bazaars which refuse to go out of style. On such example is that of Bapu Bazaar, where best bargains on Mojris, perfumes and traditional tie-and-dye textiles are available. Embroidered shoes made of camel skin is yet another specialty here. This bazaar is one among the six important bazaars of Jaipur and is very popular with the tourists. And if at all you want to take a break from the riot of sights, sounds and colors, indulge in some local snacks sold by roadside vendors. Trust this place to take up a lot of your time as it has so much to offer.
An ingenious conception of the Department of Science and Technology of Rajasthan, the Science Park was built in 1998 to spread scientific knowledge and create environmental awareness among Jaipur's people. As you walk through the park you'll come across models explaining the various laws of science. Visitors here get acquainted with concepts like Newton's Law of Motion, gravity, conservation of energy and Kepler's law of celestial motion. The interactive displays, illusion-like effects, and three-dimensional mirror images at the 'Fun gallery' leave every visitor intrigued. Make sure you visit the mini-planetarium and the Information Technology gallery. Indeed, learning science was never this much fun! Please note this great attraction is closed on major holidays.
The Alice Garg National Museum located in Malviya Nagar, Jaipur is a private establishment owned by the Rustomjee Memorial Foundation. The museum was laid down by physicist K.B Garg in his wife’s name. The reason for this museum was that their seashell collection was enormous and there was o more room for it. The entire museum consists only of collection of seashells and its collection is over 3000.
Curious travelers who would like to get off the touristy trail and observe a traditional Rajasthani village lifestyle up close, should head to this theme village. Fake mud houses and a wait staff dressed in traditional attire add the rustic ambiance, while folk dancers, acrobats and stilt walkers keep up the entertainment quotient. One can also engage in some knick-knack shopping or get your future read. A ride on a ferris-wheel or camel-back riding is something that should not be missed. All of this is bound to make you hungry, well even if you aren't, you will end up binging on the lip-smacking snacks served at the food stalls, that are as randomly placed as the charpois for you to sit on. Dinner served around eight, comprises a variety of vegetable preparations, and three kinds of rotis and khichdi: a preparation made of rice and lentils. If you still have room for more, then the traditional churma is served for dessert. This feast, prepared by chefs from Bikaner is the best way to end your little excursion here. Too late to head back? Just book yourself a room at their resort next door. With the whole “Village Theme” setup, throngs of crowds are inevitable. However, it is the heartfelt hospitality of the staff that makes visitors come back for a second round.