Tourist places in Jaipur

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Top 20 splendid tourist places in Jaipur

Jaipur, known as the pink city of India, is the capital of Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, it is a must visit on trip to Rajasthan. Amongst the places with an association of royal families and marvelous architecture, Jaipur is one of the most famous and historic. The weather here keeps you guessing while switching between hot and cold at different times of the day. Although, it’s known as the pink city, but it has a myriad of colorful aspects to it, we present top 20 splendid tourist places in Jaipur.

The following places are worth visiting on a trip to Jaipur:

1. Amer Fort

Amer Fort

Amer fort tops the tourist places in Jaipur and is one of the most well-known places located on top of the Aravalli Hill and next to Malta Lake. The sandstone and marble work display a perfect blend of Hindu-Muslim artistic style and architecture.

The “Diwan-e-khaas”, the “Sukh Niwas” and the “Sheesh Mahal” are of great interest and depict an architectural marvel through their aesthetic built and beauty. Its presence in the list of UNESCO World Heritage site; a residence of the royal family and its majestic view makes it a popular tourist destination.

The elephant ride, evenings lights, sound show and the sunset view makes this fort an important spot for sightseeing in Jaipur.

Visiting hours: 9 Am to 5 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 100 (Indians); ₹ 500 (Foreigners)

2. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Also known as the Wind palace, Hawa Mahal is a five-storey extension that has a honeycomb like appearance. There are about 950 windows, called jharokas that keep the palace cool and airy. It is said that it was built for the ladies to peep through the window during the time of festivals. These windows are uniquely designed with colourful patterns.

A connection between the Hawa Mahal and the city palace has been made through the Imperial door. There are large courtyards on each side of these two-storey building. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, in the year 1799.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 50 (Indians); ₹ 200 (Foreigners)

3. City Palace

City Palace

City Palace is located in the Chokri Shahad, Old City. Its presence depicts the royalty of Jaipur, which is also one of the richest in India. The royal family still lives at the Chandra Mahal. The palace has a series of courtyards, gardens, pavilions and temples. The royal family’s area (rooms) is accessible with an additional cost.

The art gallery and old weapons are at display in the premises of the Royal museum. Other prominent structures are the – Mubarak Mahal, which was earlier used for receiving foreign guests and the Shri Govind Dev Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 190 (Indians); ₹ 500 (Foreigners)

4. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who was keen on the movement of the celestial objects. The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is the largest and most preserved observatories constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh. Jai Singh commissioned Emperor Muhammad Shah to correct and confirm the astronomical and planetary data.

This place is also listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, which has the largest Sundial and also, large geometric forms of stone masonry, which make Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar a popular spot for visitors and on of the most visited tourist places in Jaipur. The light and sound show in the evening makes it even more attractive.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 50 (Indians); ₹ 200 (Foreigners)

5. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal

The Water Palace resides in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, which was constructed by Maharaja Madho Singh and then renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh to add to its beauty. The palace is made of red sandstones and four of its five floors are under water. The palace is a example of pure Rajput architectural style.

Although the entry into the palace is prohibited, a boat ride can take one to the nearest possible spot for admiring the beauty of the palace. The surrounding hills of Nahargarh offer a marvelous view in the evening. The whole fort too lights up and its reflection in the lake shows a gorgeous view of the Mahal, Jal Mahal is a must visit tourist places in Jaipur.

Visiting hours: 6:00 Am – 6:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 10 (Indians); ₹ 50 (Foreigners)

Best time to visit is during the rainy season, August to September.

6. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

The spectacular aerial views of the Aravalli Hills and the adventurous trek till the fort is a great experience for the visitors of Nahargarh fort. The road to Nahargarh is in itself an adventurous ride beside the place being a favourite among the picnickers. The famous “Rang de Basanti” shots, the glass palace and the wax museum are some striking spots.

Built by Sawai Jai Singh II, Nahargarh was earlier the formidable barrier in many battles, and was later turned to a monsoon resort by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh. The architecture has been designed by Vidyadhar, which has two storey building containing suites for the king and his twelve queens.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 50 (Indians); ₹ 200 (Foreigners)

7. Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

About 400m away from Amer fort, Jaigarh fort is located on a peak in Aravalli hills. The Dungar Darwaza Gate is the access point to this fort. There are four main places for which Jaigarh fort can be visited:

one is the Charbagh garden that is built in Persian style and is divided into 4 parts, to enjoy the greenery; second is the Jaivan, which has the world’s largest cannon on wheels, third is the Lakshmi Vilas, which is the most beautiful building of Jaigarh fort and fourth is the Diya Burj, from where Jaipur’s flag is hoisted, and is the highest point of the fort.

The beauty of the Persian style architecture of Charbagh garden is an admirable delight while Lakshmi Vilas with huge marble pillars, is a beauty mark in itself.

The Jaivan cannon weigh about 50 tons. It is said that earlier, four elephants were used to swivel it around its axis. The scenic view of the Amer fort from this fort also makes it a popular tourist site.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 70 (Indians); ₹ 150 (Foreigners)

8. Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum

The similarity of its architecture with Victoria and Albert museum of London is the reason the place is called Albert Hall museum. The place is a historic site because it is the oldest museum of Rajasthan. There are 16 galleries inside the museum which reflect the true culture of Jaipur and are thus, one of the top places of interest and tourist places in Jaipur too.

A rich collection of paintings, jewelry, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculpture and other artifacts are on display here. A collection of coins from the Gupta, Mughal, Kushan, Delhi sultanate and British periods are also present here. The marble art, pottery, murals from ancient civilization and an Egyptian mummy are a unique present to the history fanatic visiting this museum.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 50 (Indians); ₹ 300 (Foreigners)

9. Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace

The then garden house for the wet nurse of Ram Singh, which was later converted to a hunting lodge by Maharaja Madho Singh, is now a guest house managed by the Taj group. A five star hotel with facilities and amenities of all sorts, from steam roofs to yoga and polo matches are the highlights of this palace.

Suvarna Mahal restaurant to enjoy Rajasthani as well as international cuisines and fine furnishings that makes one feel like a king or queen.

Booking charges ₹33000-50000

10. Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

Located below the Moti Dongri fort, the temple gets its name from the Birla Family who built several modern temples around the world along with this temple. It is dedicated to the Hindu protector God, Vishnu and his wife Goddess Lakshmi. With the theory of three main approaches to God, the temple has three domes.

It is famous for the marble architecture and modern style approach for idols and statues. The main deity of the temple, Vishnu and Lakshmi are carved out of a single marble.

Visiting hours: 6:00 Am till 12:00 noon (morning) and 4 Pm to 9 Pm (evening)
Entry Fee: Entry fee is free for all.

11. Sri Govind Devji Mandir

Govind dev ji Temple

Located in the city palace complex itself, this temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. The image of the deity (murti) was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur, who dreamt of Lord Krishna asking him to bring the idol here.

The king vacated his own so that the idol could be placed here. The Mandir is decorated with European styled chandeliers and Indian art and culture paintings while the ceilings dazzle in gold. There are seven aartis performed at different times of the day. Janmashtami and Holi are two major festivals of the temple.

Visiting hours: 5:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Entry Fee: It remains open seven days of the week and entry is free.

12. Galtaji Temple

Galtaji Temple

Galtaji is a pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage site, which was built by Diwan Rao kriparam in the eighteenth century. A natural spring flows downward from the hill top that is believed to be the holiest water, coming from a rock, shaped as a cow. It is also called as the monkey temple due to the numerous tribes of monkeys that visit here.

This remarkable building is decorated with painted walls, round roofs and pillars. It is also known for scenic landscape featuring rich green vegetation and has a striking sight of the Jaipur city.

Visiting hours: 5:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Entry Fee: It remains open seven days of the week and entry is free.

13. Sisodiya Rani Bagh

Sisodiya Rani Bagh

Udaipur’s princess, Sisodia married Jaipur King, Sawai Jai Singh after whom the garden has been named. The Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a royal garden, located near the Jaipur-Agra Highway. It was built to seclude the queen from the hustle bustle of city. It is counted as one of the famous picnic spots of Jaipur for its charming ambience.

The garden is a graceful combination of Indian and Mughal style of architecture. The grand palace of queen is also situated inside, that is filled with murals and paintings. It also gives a relaxing experience to enjoy nature, photography and romantic strolls.

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am to 6:00 Pm
Entry fee: ₹ 50 (Indians); ₹ 200 (foreigners)

14. Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of mirrors or the Mirror palace, present inside the Amer fort, was built with beautiful precious stones and glass. It is one of the most glorious and notable pieces of art in Jaipur, with beautiful paintings and flowers on glass which makes this place a must visit tourist places in Jaipur. This palace was built by king Man Singh in 16th century and completed in 1727, which is also the foundation year of Jaipur.

The ultimate craftsmanship is revealed through the mirror reflections that can light up the whole corridor with only one candle. This palace is also known for the bollywood legendary movie Mughal-e-azam’s iconic song, “Jab pyar kiya to darna kya”. Numerous coloured glasses and mirrors give it an incredible look. It is truly a sight to behold!

Visiting hours: 9:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
Entry Fee: Entry fee is included with the Amer fort tickets.

15. Raj Mandir Cinema

Raj Mandir Cinema

The meringue shaped cinema hall, situated on the Bhagwan das road is known for many movie premiers. W.M Namjoshi designed the hall and is owned by Bhuramal Rajmal Surana, the reputed jewellers of Jaipur since 250 years. 9 stars on the exterior signify 9 gem stones which is the chief occupation of the owners of Rajmandir.

Due to its fancy interiors loaded with creativity, the place is a major tourist circuit. The main lobby offers a charismatic experience and is also given the title, “Pride of Asia”, this is definitely one of the best tourist places in Jaipur.

With a seating capacity of above 1000, the place is admirable as well entertaining for tourists.

16. Johari bazaar

Johri Bazaar

For the ultimate Jaipuri shopping experience, Johari bazaar is the most popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. It is also importantly famous for the stone work jewellery in diamonds, topaz and emeralds.

From traditional gold and silver Kundan jewellery to typical Jaipur sarees and lehengas, this place is a big hit amongst the ladies. It has a large scale exhibition of alluring stones, which makes the Bazaar one of the most popular attractions in Jaipur.

Visiting hours: 10:00 Am to 11:00 Pm

17. Bapu bazaar

Bapu Bazaar

For typical Jaipur attire, including bangles, dresses, footwear, Bapu Bazaar has it all! Owing to its authenticity, diversity and affordability of the products sold, this market is an absolute hit among the tourists. “Mojari”, a kind of footwear with distinctive embroidery and patterns is very famous.

The sandstone and marble products along with the different handicrafts products available in the market display the authenticity of the state of Rajasthan. The bright red, pink and green shades are quite common in the shops, making the area lively and attractive.

Visiting hours: 11:00 Am to 8:00 Pm

18. Chand Baori Step Well

Chand Baori

Chand Baori is the deepest and largest stepwell in India, with 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories. Situated in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan, it extends up to 30m (100ft) into the ground, Known for its unique symmetry, the precise geometrical pattern on the three sides form a magical maze that leads to meet the water pool.

Whereas the fourth side is an intricate and elaborate carved windows, galleries and balconies. All in all, this place receives a number of tourists and is a good place to relax near water.

Visiting hours: 8:00 Am to 6:00 Pm

19. Chokhi Dhani

Choki Dhani

To experience the true Rajasthani spirit come alive, Chokhi Dhani is the place to be! To mingle with the vibrancy of Rajasthan, through the folk dances, colourful, mirrored shaded attires, and conventional Rajasthani food, it is the place to be! Sanp-Sidhi Ro Khel, luck predictor, Gufa Jharni, Jungle Sair and Bhool Bhulaiya are among the fun zones in Chokhi Dhani.

There are endless activities and one cannot possibly get bored here. Sangri and Gorbandh are the fine dining areas of Chokhi Dhani, serving ethnic and authentic food, with curries and Dal Bhati choorma as its delicacies.

Visiting hours: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: ₹ 700 to ₹1100 (adults); ₹ 400 to ₹ 700 (children)

20. Jaipur Zoo

Jaipur Zoo

One of the most serene places and key attractions in Jaipur is the Jaipur zoo. Leopard, jackals, panthers, alligator, tortoises, foxes, Indian civet, baboon, Sambhal and chitar deer are found at this zoo.

Its famous crocodile breeding ground and about 71 varieties of fauna deserve a special mention. An entertaining and informative place, one can spend quality time in the Jaipur Zoo.

Visiting hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 15 (Indians); ₹ 150 (foreigners)

Jaipur offers a complete experience in terms of luxury, affordability, beauty, and accessibility. The architecture, royal history, food and culture of this city are unique in every aspect. We highly recommend you to visit this beauty!

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