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Listen to folk music  

Musicians at the Ajmer dargah, August 30, 2006 Rajasthan is famous for its folk and traditional music. On most evenings in summer, there is live music in Central Park, which has colourful fountains, and is a good place to walk and jog. Shamsher Singh

Explore the bazaars  

Shelves of traditional saris and clothes, Jaipur, October 17, 2010 Walk in the bazaars of Jaipur. Stroll through Moorti lane, the bangle street, Katla bazaar, the jewellers' market and the Hawa Mahal shopping area.

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  1. Surya Mahal and Rawat Mishtan Bhandar

    For north Indian vegetarian food, you could try Surya Mahal on MI Road or Rawat Mishtan Bhandar, on Station Road, famous for its kachoris and north Indian meals.

  2. Mandawa Haveli

    Heritage hotel Mandawa Haveli (from Rs 3500) has unique motif work and rooms decorated in Shekhawati style.

  3. Back to Basics

    Back to Basics, in Country Inns and Suites, is a favourite with travellers and locals alike for an evening of dancing.

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Sights to see  

Take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, or walk through the old part of Amer, visiting the Meera temple and intriguing abandoned streets. Also, take a tour of the Jantar Mantar, with an astrologer as your guide. An early morning visit to the Galtaji temple will be a memorable experience.

Tips for Travellers

Don't feed the monkeys at Amber Fort. Keep your distance, and make sure your children don't get too close either.

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