Guest post by Krishna Rathore
Push aside the burden of finding a cool hangout spot that won’t rip apart your pockets, because we have sorted that for you. Here are 6 places in Jaipur where you can spend time without having to carry a heavy wallet. These awesome spots will definitely make you come back over and over again.
Amar Jawan Jyoti (Flame of the immortal soldiers)
In celebration of the phenomenal lives led by our Indian martyrs, Amar Jyoti Jawan stands proudly near the new Vidhan Sabha. It can be experienced from the comfort of your car without a simple penny out of your pocket. The place takes you through the life journey of many Indian soldiers, giving you a contemporary light and sound show. For a place with no entry charges, it is quite well maintained and clean.
Location : Jan Path, Jaipur Nagar Nigam, Lalkothi, Jaipur
How much better would it be if boys bought girls books in a bookstore instead of drinks at a club? The crossword bookstore is no less than nirvana for our new age intellects. Take your next date there to find out their tastes, opinions and interests. Even better – go alone. Cuddle up with a book on a chair or just sit on the floor. Read as many books as you want to pamper the bookworm in you.
Location : K. K. Square, C 11, Prithvi Raj Marg, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur.
Jawahar Kala Kendra
Watching movies is great but have you tried watching art? Give this amazing multi art centre called Jawahar Kala Kendra a shot. In this architectural marvel, you’ll see people pacing around to attend various workshops for film making, art, theatre and more. Amongst bustling exhibition galleries and lively auditoriums, you’ll find eating joints like Indian Coffee House and Café Quaint too. Check out the sensational theatre performances that hardly charge some 50 bucks and at times are even free! Jawahar Kala Kendra also hosts many free of cost music and dance events too. So go ahead, make some artist friends and treat them some lovely dosa.
Location : 2, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Opposite Commerce College, Jhalana Doongri, Jaipur.
Jal Mahal Side Walk
Looking for a scenic place to eat and enjoy some breath taking view? Jal Mahal sidewalk is the place for you. It is a perfect concoction of two of India’s specialities- well-crafted monuments and street food. The place is loved by locals for early mornings and late night walks. Feed some fish while admiring the floating Mahal until your stomach starts to rumble. The place is buzzing with street vendors selling all types of Bhel, Nariyal Paani, bhutta or just good old ice cream.
Location : Ajmer Road, Jaipur.
When you find yourself wandering amongst tall trees instead of tall buildings, you’ve reached the Central Park. Their many arrangements include an open gym for the active crowd and a free WiFi for the passive. Walking further down the path, you will find the proud National Flag standing tall in all its glory. Grab your picnic basket and get back in touch with nature as you spread out near the musical fountains and enjoy the serene landscape.
Location : Prithviraj Road, Rambagh, Jaipur.
The road of the restless (Jamnalal Bajaj Marg)
The evening breathes life into the Jamnalal Bajaj Marg as dozens of youngsters find themselves here, looking for things to do. It is a hotspot for people looking to cure a boring evening. Grab a bite at the tiny cafes spread all over the street like Burger Farm, NY Slice, Sandwich Bay and many more. Shop for some clothes here and there. Tired? Pet some exotic breeds of Cats and Dogs at a pet store called Mad About Dogs. If you’re craving some disco scenes, try 100% Rock and cure the hangover afterwards with the CCD right next to it.
Location : Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, C Scheme, Jaipur.