Italy meets India at popular Bar Palladio,
a striking blue watering hole that’s an atmospheric fusion of the two cultures’ aesthetics. Settle into one of the banquettes below the frescoed walls inside or opt to sit on a blue-and-white-tented daybed outside, where you might find a stray peacock for company.
At the City Palace museum – part of which is still home to Jaipur’s royal family – Baradari makes for a regal night out. Sip Negronis and pomegranate martinis amid the sexy lighting and modern finishes of its charming courtyard.
No trip to Jaipur is complete without a stop at Lassiwala,
a no-frills stall that has plied locals with sweetened yogurt lassis served in clay cups for 75 years.
Brothers Siddharth and Samarth Kasliwal are the ninth generation to run The Gem Palace
, a jewelry emporium with outposts across India and even on New York’s Upper East Side. But their Jaipur flagship is, understandably, closest to their hearts, and they’ve recently remade it in brilliant shades of pink nearly as beguiling as the baubles within.