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  • Amer Fort

    Watch your little ones' eyes widen as they hear stories of how Maharajas rode elephants and horses up to the sprawling fort. Imagine the extravagant lives of royalty as you explore the 16th century fort set atop a hill. Intricate doorways open out to a series of halls, palaces, courtyards and corridors. Lavish royal quarters have latticed windows and marble carvings. The Sound and Light show, at the base of the fort complex, will entertain the family, while teaching them about the myths and legends behind Amer.

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  • Jantar Mantar

    For a fun and educational day out, explore the fantastical structures of the Jantar Mantar. Little travellers will be fascinated by the abstract constructions. These ancient astronomy devices were built way back in the 18th century to calculate the position of the stars and planets, tell time and predict eclipses. Each geometrical stone structure makes a specific calculation about celestial bodies. It's a great bonding exercise to learn about the working of each instrument with your little ones.

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  • Hawa Mahal

    The Hawa Mahal's salmon pink façade dotted with a thousand latticed windows is among Jaipur's most photographed backdrops. Encourage younger kids to practice their number skills; make a game of counting as many windows as they can. Literally translating to "Palace of Winds," this was where the court ladies would gather, to inconspicuously watch the goings-on of the city below. Let your little adventurers climb to the screened slots in the palace, and imagine what life was like for the ladies of the court.

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  • Nahargarh Fort

    If your young travellers love a spooky story, bring them to Nahargarh Fort, set high on a ridge and cloaked in legend. The myth goes that a dead prince haunted the fort during its construction in the early 18th century, destroying each day's progress, until the fort was named after him. Closer to the truth, the fort was actually Jaipur's line of defence against opposing forces, along with the Jaigarh Fort. Wander through the royal quarters, where the king and queens retreated in the summer, and enjoy splendid sunset views from the top.

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  • Albert Hall Museum

    Little explorers will enjoy the arms and armour displays at the museum. For the musically inclined, head to the gallery of Indian musical instruments featuring rare pieces like the pungi (a wind instrument used by snake charmers). It's worth visiting just to admire the architecture: grand arches, domes and elaborately frescoed corridors. Little artists will get inspired by displays of Jaipur's delicately patterned blue pots, bandini (tie and dye) and block-print Rajasthani fabrics, miniature paintings, marble art and sculptures.

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  • Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting

    Let your young travellers get their hands dirty as they block print a T-shirt or scarf of their own. Rajasthan's colourful block-printed textiles make great gifts and souvenirs. In this museum housed in a restored haveli (traditional Rajasthani mansion), you can introduce little travellers to this ancient craft. Watch the artisans at work, and then let your kids pick out their favourite patterns to block print on fabric.

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  • Johari Bazaar

    Spread out beneath the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the colourful Johari bazaar is a storehouse of pottery, traditional jewellery, Rajasthani fabrics, crafts and leather products. Let your little adventurers test their bargaining skills for handmade wooden toys or block printed kiddie clothing. Swathes of brightly coloured tie and dye prints, known as bandini, make perfect gifts to take home. Pick up handmade silver jewellery from the many silver shops that line the streets. Other hipsterific finds include Jodhpur riding pants and leather jootis — Rajasthani shoes.

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  • Chokhi Dhani

    Fun for the whole family awaits at this village-themed resort. Little explorers will be thrilled to ride a bullock-cart ride or camel around the lawns. Kids are amazed at the rope show, where performers walk a tightrope while balancing pots on their head. Catch a fire show, watch a folk music and dance performance and get your fortune told by a parrot. Afterwards, enjoy a Rajasthani thali meal in typical village style — seated on the floor, served endless amounts of local specialties like dal baati (lentils and wheat bread), and churma (crushed wheat bread, ghee and sugar).

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  • Jal Mahal

    The beautiful sandstone palace rises out of the Man Sagar Lake, like a floating apparition against the backdrop of the low Aravalli hills. From the banks of the lake, point out the carved pillars, cupolas and cenotaphs to your little travellers. This is a fun opportunity for them to learn about Indian architecture. Ask them to guess how the palace was built in the middle of a lake. In the setting sun, the red sandstone takes on a blush pink hue, the reflection in the water like an oil painting. It's a great place for a family photo-op en route Amer Fort.

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  • Panna Meena ka Kund

    The ancient stepwell close to Amer Fort is a little-known attraction in Jaipur, so it's possible you'll have to historic site to yourself. Baoris or stepwells are ancient architectural marvels, designed to access water in scarce areas. The 400-year-old stepwell has a stunning pattern of symmetrical stairs leading down to the pool deep within the ground. Locals say it's impossible to use the same stairs to go down and get back up. Ask your little explorers to try this as they walk the stairs of the stepwell, imagining what it was like for locals to collect water, socialize and catch up on gossip.

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  • The Stag Rooftop Restro Café & Lounge

    Catch the best views of Amer Fort's stunning sandstone ramparts from this tucked-away rooftop restaurant. The views are particularly lovely after sundown, when the fort is all lit up. With a large menu featuring shakes, fries, burgers, pastas and pizzas, your little ones are bound to find something they enjoy. Cheesy fries and a Kit Kat shake can put a smile on even the grumpiest face.

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  • Natraj

    Vegetarians, rejoice. Natraj has a staggering variety of Indian and Chinese staples, along with sandwiches and pizzas. For a taste of authentic Rajasthani cuisine, try the thali — a widespread mix of local specialties served with Indian bread, buttermilk, and salad. Young explorers can also try flavourful chaat (street snacks featuring boiled potatoes and yoghurt). The popular Indian snacks are usually sold at street stalls, and Natraj provides the perfect sit-down alternative. If your kids are feeling adventurous, complete their meal with a milk-based Indian sweet!

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  • Lassiwala

    Nothing cools you down after a hot morning spent sightseeing like a typical Indian lassi. The spiced yoghurt drink can be enjoyed sweet or salty, and a modern variant includes a sugar-free variety. For a touch of local flavour, get your little ones to try the creamy lassi served in earthen cups called kulhad. Lassiwala is truly an authentic local gem, well-loved by the city's residents since 1944. It's so popular that a number of other imitation lassi shops have sprung up!Source:  Lassiwala Jaipur

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  • Spice Court

    Dig into hearty Rajasthani fare in a leafy courtyard where your little travellers can roam free. The state is known for its fiery meat dishes, and those with a palate for spice should try the set-your-mouth-on-fire junglee mass (tender goat meat cooked in red chillies). Laal maas (goat meat cooked with yoghurt and red chilies) is the specialty of the state, but be warned of its high spice content. For little ones with a milder palate, the keema bati (minced meat stuffed in bread) or fish is not to be missed!

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  • Curious Life Coffee Roasters

    Sip on freshly roasted, estate-grown coffee from Southern India's plantation belt of the Nilgiri Hills, Araku Valley and Coorg. A fairly new entrant to India's fledgling specialty coffee scene, Curious Life is a welcoming space in Jaipur for serious coffee drinkers. The roastery-café has the heady aroma of ground coffee and a kid-friendly continental menu. Blueberry and cream pancakes anyone? It's a great spot for breakfast, plus you can choose your bean and preferred brewing style.

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