25 Incredible Tourist Places to Visit in Jaipur
Jaipur adds a dash of pink to the colorful state of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the ‘Pink City of India’, this exotic destination is ideal for a luxe trip. Brimming with hospitality and luxuriance, Jaipur is the perfect spot for indulgence for tourists from across the world. The eclectic mix of traditional and modern attractions keep travelers with varying interests entertained for days.
The welcoming and vibrant Pink city is an ideal place for exploring Rajasthani culture and heritage. As you walk through the lanes of the city, you experience the opulent lives of the Rajputana kings through the splendid forts, palaces and Havelis splattered all across. You can also visit the museums and memorials of prominent kings of the land to step into their shoes and experience royalty.
Beyond exploring the top places to visit in Jaipur such as the magnificent Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, and Hawa Mahal, you can indulge in delicious Rajasthani cuisine and shop at its sprightly bazaars. The markets at Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, and MI Road are laden with embroidered leather shoes, embellished handicrafts, regal blue pottery, brilliant tie and dye scarves, camel hide products, and jazzy handmade apparels. You can also witness the beauty of the Thar desert on an exciting camel safari or immerse in the kaleidoscopic Rajasthani culture celebrating local festivals like Dhulandi, Teej, and Gangaur.
Top Places to Visit in Jaipur
Jaipur allures those planning a grand holiday and a rejuvenating trip while diving deep into Indian culture and heritage. The top places to visit in Jaipur are:
1. Amber Fort
The legendary Amber Fort is a seven centuries old Rajputana palace located around 11 kilometers away from Jaipur. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is among the most magnificent architectural wonders of India.
Set up on the Aravalli hills, the Amber fort (also known as Amer Fort) was constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and was completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. Built in red and yellow sandstone complemented by white marble, the splendid fortress offers a breathtaking view of the Maota Lake.
The splendid palace is divided into four courtyards and includes attractions such as Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Siladevi Temple, and the Sheesh Mahal. The main entrances to the palace are Suraj Pol and Chand Pol, both of which lead to the main courtyard called Jaleb Chowk. You can enjoy an elephant ride to the fort entrance or take a car. After spending three to four hours exploring the fort you can dive into its history with the beautiful light and sound show.
2. Jaigarh Fort
Built on ‘Cheel ka Teela’ or the Hill of Eagles, Jaigarh fort was built to secure the Amber Fort. Located 500 feet above sea level, the fort offers panoramic views of the Amber Fort and its lush surroundings.
Constructed in 1726 under the aegis of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, the fort has a splendid blend of Indo-Persian architecture. Intricate lattice work windows adorn the cyclopean walls of the fort to offer unobstructed views of the vicinity. You can walk through the magnificent red sandstone fort and imagine life in the era of the warrior kings that inhabited it ages ago.
One of the major attractions at the fort is 'Jaivana Cannon' which is the world’s largest cannon on wheels and has been fired just once since it’s existence. Other attractions include the central watchtower, the water heritage walk, Shubhat Niwas (the assembly hall of warriors), and armory. The complex also houses several prominent temples such as Kal Bhairav Temple, Ram Harihar Temple, Lalit Mandir, Aram Mandir, and Vilas Mandir.
3. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort was built amidst the Aravalli Hills to fortify the royal residence of the Rajput warriors, the Amber Palace. This majestic structure has overlooked the beautiful city of Jaipur for 300 years. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734 as a retreat palace for the kings and queens. It’s fascinating Indo-European architecture and glorious past has attracted tourists from across the world.
The Fort has witnessed important historical events during the 18th Century. You delve deeper into history as you visit the temple dedicated to the Kings of Jaipur and also explore the astounding Sheesh Mahal, visit the wax museum, and click pictures near Jal Mahal.
Other not-to-be-missed attractions are 'Madhavendra Bhawan' built by Sawai Madho Singh and the temple of Rathore prince Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the construction site until the fort was dedicated to him.
4. Jantar Mantar
Located in the heart of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II between 1728-1734. The observatory had been a meeting point for scientific cultures from across the world and linked political, social, and religious practices to cosmology.
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site it is the largest among the other five similar ones built in Northern India. It houses large stone instruments with striking combinations of geometric forms to view celestial bodies through naked eyes. The precision and accuracy of these astronomical instruments have been alluring architects, mathematicians, artists, and historians since times immemorial.
The observatory also features the world’s largest stone sundial which calculates local time and manages to entice the interest of tourists to date. To understand the process of determining planetary movements through observation and calculations you must visit Jantar Mantar at noon, as the readings of the instruments are accurate when the sun is overhead.
5. City Palace
Located in the heart of the old city, the City Palace, comprises magnificent courtyards, gardens, cenotaphs, and royal buildings. It was conceived and built by the founder of Jaipur, the Rajput King Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, and expanded by the rulers who inhabited it later.
The palace has elements of Rajput, Mughal, and European architecture intricately put together to exude opulence. Members of the last ruling royal family still reside in a private section of the palace. The most prominent sections of the palace are Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Maharani’s Palace, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and Bhaggi Khana.
You can witness the unique collection of royal costumes including Pashmina shawls, Benaras silk sarees, and other clothes of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I at the museum. Rajput weaponry dating back to the 15th century and well preserved Rajputana paintings, Sanganeri prints, and folk embroidery pieces adorn the walls and ceilings of the palace.
6. Hawa Mahal
The most iconic landmark of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal is a 200-year-old monument in the heart of the city. Famous for its unique honeycomb design and Indo-Islamic architecture the five-storeyed palace has 953 lattice work windows. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as a summer palace, painted in pink and adorned with floral motifs, dome-shaped arches, and patterned pillars.
The palace was designed to offer unobstructed views of Jantar Mantar, the City Palace, and Sireh Deori Bazaar. Its intricately designed windows called ‘Jharokhas’ enabled the royal ladies to enjoy royal processions and daily market activities on the street without being visible to the public.
Royal celebrations took place on the first floor called the Sharad Mandir, the second floor called the Ratan Mandir was decorated with colorful glass work, the other two floors were named Vichitra Mandir and Hawa Mandir. The top floor known as Prakash Mandir had an open terrace on each side offering breathtaking views of the city. You can visualize their lives looking through the fretwork windows and experience the richness of Rajputana culture through the paintings and ceremonial armor preserved at the museum within the complex.
7. Laxmi Narayan Temple/ Birla Mandir
Located at the foothill of Moti Doongri, the Laxmi Narayan Temple or the Birla Mandir was built in 1988 by the B.M Birla Foundation. Land for the temple was given by the Maharaja of Jaipur for a token amount of one rupee. Birla Mandir is renowned for its architectural excellence crafted in pure white marble.
Dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of wealth) and Narayan (Lord Vishnu), the temple houses hand-sculpted idols of the deities, carved out of single piece marble. Like the other Birla temples across the country, the Laxmi Narayan temple signifies the diversity and richness of Indian culture and the holistic approach of Hinduism.
Its three-dome design is a representation of secularism among different religions in India. Intricate designs and mythology-based carvings adorn the domes, ceilings, and walls of the temple. The presence of statues of great philosophers and religious teachers from across the world represent the inclusiveness of modern Indian culture.
The lush green gardens complement the architectural finesse of the temple and add serenity to the spiritual atmosphere. Tourists of diverse religious beliefs flock to the temple to view its mesmerizing beauty.
8. Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple
Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple is among the most revered temples of Lord Ganesh in Jaipur. It was built by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal and Mahant Shiv Narain in 1761.
Locals associate it with the legend of the King of Mewar who was heading back to his palace with a massive idol of Lord Ganesh on a bullock cart. As per the story, the king decided to build a temple at the first stoppage of the bullock cart. Locals believe that the foot of Moti Doongri Hill was the spot where the bullock cart stopped and the temple was constructed on the site.
An exotic palace was built for Maharaja Madho Singh’s son at the site encompassing the temple. The palace has exteriors similar to those of a Scottish castle and was the royal residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh. You can seek blessings at the Ganesh Temple and wow at the exteriors of the palace as it continues to be occupied by the royal family.
9. Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple in Jaipur is among the seven revered temples of Vrindavan Thakur Ji. It is located in the City Palace complex and is famous among devotees of Lord Krishna. The temple is exquisitely designed with gold cased ceilings and intricately designed exteriors.
The temple houses the idol of Govind Dev Ji, known as ‘Bajrakrit’. It is believed to resemble Lord Krishna and was sculpted by his great-grandson Bajranabh. The 5000 years old idol was brought to Jaipur from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, who was a devotee of Lord Krishna.
The temple was strategically placed between Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal in the complex to ensure the devout king could view the idol from his residence. To date 'Aartis' and 'Prasad' or 'Bhogs' are offered at seven different times during the day. You can plan your visit to the temple around Janmashtami to enjoy the celebrations during the festival.
10. Ram Niwas Garden
Located in the heart of the pink city, Ram Niwas Garden is a royal garden. It was built in 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh. Sprawling over 30 acres of land it attracts tourists from all over the world. The lush green garden is decorated with fountains and has a regal ambiance. It has been flocked by locals and tourists alike since the British Era.
Visitors can also attend the exhibitions held in the park or go bird watching. The park also features a Zoo, a theatre, and an Art Gallery luring a wide variety of travelers. You can relax at the park after a hectic shopping day at Bapu Bazaar which is just next to the park or just rejuvenate enjoying a family picnic outing. Besides the serene atmosphere, there are Quaint cafes around the park that serve delectable Rajasthani snacks.
11. Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani is a Rajasthani theme-based resort located 28 kilometers away from the city. It was established in 1989 to offer a glimpse of rustic village life and authentic Rajasthani lifestyle to tourists. The resort has a traditional vibe- featuring mud huts decorated with ethnic motifs, Rajasthani folk performers singing and dancing to entertain the visitors, and authentic Rajasthani food.
Evenings at the resort are busy and fun. You can enjoy activities such as live folk dance and music (Chaupal Nach Gan Re), acrobatics (Nat Ro Kartab), puppet shows (Kathputali Ro Nach), and magic shows (Jadu Ro Khel). You can shop for local handicrafts at the craft bazaar and take leisurely rides on camels, horses, and elephants.
Chokhi Dhani has been accredited as a 5-star luxury hotel by the Ministry of Tourism. For those looking forward to indulging in the royal culture of Rajasthan, the resort has Royal Cottages and Haveli Suites flaunting their regal décor comprising historical relics, vintage furnishings, and handmade artifacts.
12. Jal Mahal
Located 4 kilometer away from Jaipur, Jal Mahal is one of the most popular landmarks of the city. It was built in 1750 by Maharaja Madho Singh as a lodge and hunting retreat. The symmetrical five-story structure of the palace is set in the middle of an artificial lake known as Man Sagar Lake.
The mesmerizing view of the beautiful palace against the backdrop of Aravalli hills and its reflection in the serene lake waters lures thousands of tourists from across the world. Jal Mahal is also recognized as the most photographed structure of India.
Though entry into the palace is reserved, you can explore its beauty while enjoying a boat ride in the lake. You can also spend a rejuvenating evening watching local and migratory birds at the lake. Jal Mahal is a splendid monument located on the main Amer-Jaipur road and can be visited on your way to the Amber Fort.
13. Sisodia Rani ka Bagh
Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a garden dedicated to his beloved second wife, the Princess of Sisodia Rajput clan of Udaipur. Located around 10 kilometers away from Jaipur the lush gardens offer a rejuvenating respite from the bustle of the city.
The garden showcases elements of Indo-Mughal architecture such as water channels amidst beautiful flower beds and walking tracks across the parks. Fountains and natural springs add a splash of royalty to the garden and a shrine dedicated to Hindu deities’ augment spirituality to its ambiance. The walls of the garden are painted with several scenes from the story of Lord Krishna and Radha. You can spend a day amidst nature and rejuvenate in the tranquil setting of the park.
14. Vidyadhar Garden
Dedicated to the chief architect of Jaipur, Vidyadhar Garden was built in 1988. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya was a treasured architect in Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh’s court. He was adept with the principles of Hindu architecture known as ‘Shilpa Shastra’.
Vidyadhar Garden is situated around 8 kilometers away from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra highway, away from the cacophony of the city, and is taken care of by the Rajasthan Government. The garden has a blend of classical Indian and Mughal architecture with glimpses of Hindu mythology depicted through murals on pavilion walls.
The lush gardens have beautiful flower beds, terraced lawns, and fountains influenced by Mughal designs, are a perfect picnic spot. You can spend time in the garden watching peacocks and other migratory birds while relaxing in the lap of nature. You can also enjoy elaborate Rajasthani meals or grab quick bites at the modern restaurant inside the complex.
15. Albert Hall Museum
Jaipur’s historical journey and rich heritage can be best explored through its museums. Albert Hall Museum is among the most prominent museums in the city and is renowned for its well-blended architecture. It was built in 1876 as a concert hall and its design had a stark resemblance to the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.
The foundation was laid in 1876 by the Prince of Wales during his Jaipur visit and was converted into a museum by the King of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II in 1881. The charming Indo-Saracenic dome structure with intricately engraved arches is built in red sandstone.
You can explore the culture of Rajasthan through the 16 galleries of this museum. Paintings, portraits, carpets, musical instruments, jewelry, ammunition, woodwork, brassware, antique coins, local pottery, handicrafts, and sculptures are on display at the museum. Other attractions worth exploring at the complex are an aviary, a greenhouse, and a zoo.
16. Galtaji Temple
Galtaji Temple is a revered Hindu pilgrimage built by Diwan Rao Kriparam in the 18th century and was dedicated to Saint Galav. Constructed around 10 kilometers away from the city amidst the Aravalli hills in a mystical setup, the temple draws in travelers of all types.
There are several shrines of Hindu gods Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, and Lord Hanuman around the Galtaji Temple. Holy kunds, pavilions, and natural springs add charm to the majestic temple built in pink sandstone and designed as a palace.
Natural freshwater springs from the Aravalli hills supply water to seven holy 'kunds' or water tanks in the temple complex. The 'Galta Kund' is believed to be filled with water throughout the year and considered the holiest of all kunds. Pilgrims take a dip in the reverent water that flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped like a cow's head, and fills the tanks. The grandeur of the temple in the beautiful natural setting makes it a picture-perfect spot.
17. Swargsuli Tower
Swargsuli Tower or SargaSuli is the tallest tower of Jaipur, built in 1749 to commemorate the victory of Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh at the Battle of Rajmahal. Located at the Aatish market, the 140 feet tower was designed by the royal craftsman Ganesh Khowan drawing in elements from Delhi’s Qutub Minar and Chittorgarh’s Kirti Stambh.
The tower had a contrasting yellow color which made it stand out against the pink color across the city. The seven-storeyed minaret offers breathtaking panoramic views of Jaipur. You can climb up to the top floor through a flight of 264 steps and enjoy the enthralling view of Jaipur city.
18. Jawahar Kala Kendra
Jawahar Kala Kendra is an arts and crafts center built in the heart of Jaipur. Construction work was initiated in 1986 as per the layout designed by Charles Correa based on the Indian architectural concepts of Vaastu and Shilpa Shastra. Upon completion in 1991 the center was launched by the state government and dedicated to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Jawahar Kala Kendra preserves Rajasthani culture, traditions, and spiritual values. The red sandstone structure is dedicated to the late prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. You can visit the library, theatre, galleries, and auditoriums to explore the rich heritage of India.
19. Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal is located in the Amber Fort complex. It is popularly known as “The Palace of Mirrors” and has been alluring scores of tourists from across the world. Built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1727, the opulent palace has an intricate setting of precious stone and mirror work on its walls and ceilings.
The mirror arrangement is peculiar as it reflects a single ray of light to brighten up the entire room. You can witness the exquisite mirror work and marvel at the expertise of designers and architects in those times.
20. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
Dedicated to the traditional Rajasthani art of hand-block printing, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is a unique museum just a kilometer away from Amber Fort. It was started to preserve the age-old tradition of carving designs on wooden blocks and printing them on fabrics.
The charitable foundation operates from a 400-year-old two-story haveli known as Chanwar Palki Walon ki Haveli, which has been restored to perpetuate the craft of hand printing using natural dyes. The project has been awarded for ‘Cultural Heritage Conservation’ by UNESCO in 2000.
You can have a holistic experience of the old tradition and see the tools and techniques used to create the blocks and fabrics with contemporary designs. Block carving and hand printing workshops are also conducted by the management upon special request. You can buy handcrafted ‘Anokhi’ merchandise such as textiles, home furnishings, jewelry, and cards at the museum souvenir shop.
Elefun is an elephant sanctuary dedicated to preserving the species. Started in 2013, the place is run by a family of mahouts (elephant caretakers). The establishment offers natural living conditions to elephants and interesting animal interaction experiences to the visitors.
Some of the elephants at the sanctuary have been rescued from circuses and zoos to provide them with loving and natural living conditions. You can enjoy fun activities such as learning to talk to Elephants, walking with them, feeding, and bathing them. You can also decorate an elephant using natural colors and traditional patterns. Elefun is a great place to visit with family and kids.
22. Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple
Constructed by Pandit Radhe Lal Choubey in 1960, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Located atop a hillock on the Delhi bypass in Jaipur at Lakshman Dungri, the temple offers panoramic views of the tranquil and green surroundings.
Khole Ke Hanuman Ji temple was built after Pt. Choubey spotted a rock with a carving of Lord Hanuman and started offering prayers at the spot. He built a small temple at the spot which was later expanded to its current size gradually. The shrine is highly revered by the locals and is flocked by devotees on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Dal-Bati Churma and Swamani Prashads are the traditional offerings that are prepared using raw ingredients donated by the devotees.
23. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum
In 1959 Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II converted a part of the City Palace constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II into a museum known as the City Palace Museum. Later, several other sections of the palace were added to the museum, and it came to be known as Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum.
It has five gallery sections- Textile gallery, Sarvatobhadra, Sabha Niwas, Sileh Khana, and the Painting & Photography gallery. Royal costumes, artifacts, and furnishings from the last three centuries are on display at the Museum. A walk through the galleries of the museum will satiate your curiosity about the regal life of the rulers of Jaipur and the rich heritage of Rajputana.
The exhibits also include traditional paintings and portraits of the royal family. The arms and armor collection of the warrior clan includes arrows, axes, shields, spears, daggers, and guns. You can buy souvenirs at the museum shop called the Palace Atelier and taste royal delicacies at the Baradari restaurant at the City Palace Complex.
24. Johari Bazaar
Jaipur is the business hub of Rajasthan, famous for its handicrafts and indigenous products. Johari Bazaar is the oldest and most colorful market in Jaipur, located near Hawa Mahal. It is a shopper’s paradise offering vibrant handmade products, scrumptious local food, and premium quality Kundan jewelry.
You can buy authentic Jaipuri jewelry made in gold, silver studded with diamonds, emeralds, and rubies. The narrow lanes of the market are loaded with colorful traditional apparel, embroidered juttis, and opalescent lehengas.
The small stalls sell everything including famous Jaipuri textiles, traditional blue pottery, cotton quilts, and home décor products. Make sure to bargain well as prices are often swelled up for tourists.
25. Bapu Bazaar
Bapu Bazaar is located between the Sanganer Gate and the New Gate of Jaipur. It is one of the most famous markets in Pink city and the best place to buy anything Rajasthani. The exuberant market attracts shoppers from all over the world.
You can buy authentic mojari footwear made of camel hide, lac bangles, bandhani dupattas, leheriya sarees, potli bags, colorful puppets, ethnic jewelry, fine cotton quilts, and handwoven textiles at reasonable prices. You can also pick up beautiful showpieces, artifacts, baubles, pen stands, keychains with mirror work as souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones.
Don’t forget to binge on local snacks and authentic dishes such as chat, samosas, dal-baati-churma, masala tea, and pyaaz kachori. Falooda kulfi is a must-have specialty at Bapu bazaar, it is yummy and keeps you cool as you shop.
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1. Amer Fort
10 km from city center 1 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Cradled on the top of a hill near Jaipur lies the Amer Fort, one of the most magnificent palaces in India. Also commonly known as the Amber Fort, this majestic building is a part of an extensive complex. The massive fort can be explored in 2-3 hours. Audio guides are available explaining the history. Getting an elephant ride up the stairs to the Amber Fort is also a popular tourist activity. A sound and light show is also held here every evening.
2. Chokhi Dhani Jaipur
17 km from city center 2 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Chokhi Dhani is a luxury heritage resort synonymous with Rajasthani village culture. It is located a little on the outskirts of the city on Tonk Road. It is a true depiction of traditional Rajasthan with ancient artefacts, handicrafts, paintings, folklore and sculptures. The village offers myriad entertainment options- folk dances, singing, camel rides, puppet shows, fortune-tellers, acrobatics, predicting parrots, magic shows, horse riding. etc. It is also known for its traditional Rajasthani food.
3. City Palace, Jaipur
4 km from city center 3 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
The City Palace is the main palace from where the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh reigned. The palace includes the Chandra Mahan and Mubarak Mahal along with various other buildings within the complex. It is located towards the north-eastern side of Jaipur. The palace is divided into a series of courtyards, buildings and gardens. There is a museum that showcases various unique handcrafted products and other things that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace.
4. Hawa Mahal
4 km from city center 4 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal stands at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad. It is regarded as the signature building of Jaipur. From within, the Hawa Mahal palace is based on five floors each of which has a uniquely decorated chamber. The top of the palace offers a brilliant view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar. There is a small museum as well which holds some rich relics and miniature paintings.
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4 km from city center 5 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. It is located just next to the City Palace. Built during the period between 1727 and 1733, the Jantar Mantar is still in a running condition and it stands as a witness regarding the wisdom of former age. The world's largest sundial is also situated here. A light and sound is conducted here every evening.
6. Nahargarh Fort
4 km from city center 6 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort, situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, is known for breathtaking views of the city and its extended wall that connects it to Jaigarh Fort. Embellished with delicate carvings and stonework, it is an impregnable structure and together with its two neighbouring forts - Amer and Jaigarh once stood as the strong defence of Jaipur city. The Padao Restaurant is also a must-visit if you're near Nahargarh Fort from where you're sure to enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur.
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7. Albert Hall Museum
3 km from city center 7 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Situated in the Ram Niwas Garden, Albert Hall Museum is one of the oldest museums of Rajasthan. It has a rich collection of various kinds of items such as paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc. The museum looks stunning with yellow lights at night.
8. Birla Temple
4 km from city center 8 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungri hill, the Birla Temple of Jaipur is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. It is also known as the Lakshmi Narayanan Temple and forms a part of one of the several Birla temples located all around the country.
9. Masala Chowk
3 km from city center 9 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Located in Ram Niwas Garden, this open-air food court offers 21 flavours of the Pink City under one roof (or sky). Masala Chowk brings the best Jaipur has to offer in street food and assembles it in one place. Initially, the place was meant to attract tourists, given its proximity to the famous Albert Hall Museum in the area. However, Masala Chowk has become the talk of the town amongst the locals too.
10. Jaigarh Fort
10 km from city center 10 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure perched on the top of the 'Cheel ka teela' hills designed by a talented architect called Vidhyadhar. The fort reflects the city's prosperous past and is named after the ruler who got it built, Sawai Jai Singh II. It is connected to Amer Fort through subterranean passages. The fort currently houses the world's largest cannon on wheels - 'Jaivana' and offers a magnificent view of Jaipur city.
11. Pink Pearl Resort and Fun City
13 km from city center 11 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Situated in Bhakrota, on the outskirts of Jaipur, Pink Pearl Fun City Resort and Amusement Park is one of the most popular amusement parks in the city. Replete with a number of thrilling rides and adventure activities both for kids and for adults, the park is buzzing with activity all year round.
12. Galtaji Temple
7 km from city center 12 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Located in the City Palace complex, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, the vast temple complex consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. The walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings and it is designed to resemble a grand haveli.
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13. Jal Mahal
7 km from city center 13 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Jal Mahal is one of the most photographed monuments in India. It is located in the centre of Man Sagar Lake. The most striking feature of this palace is that while only one storey appears above the water level, there are in fact 4 storeys submerged underneath. The entry inside the fort is prohibited, but the view from a considerable distance while boating is breathtaking.
14. Gatore ki Chhatriyan
5 km from city center 14 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Slightly outside of Jaipur, Gatore ki Chhatriyan is the crematorium grounds for the Kachwahas, a Rajput dynasty. It is set in a tranquil location and consists of a number of beautiful cenotaphs which mark the official cremation spots of the former rulers.
15. Amrapali Museum
1 km from city center 15 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Amrapali Museum is one of the popular museums of Jaipur known for showcasing different styles of Indian Jewellery art. It houses a wide collection of Tribal jewellery along with Mughal style, Rajput style and temple jewellery.
16. Pink City
3 km from city center 16 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Pink City in Jaipur refers to the old walled city that was built in the year 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. A number of important structures such as Badi Chaupar, Jantar Mantar and City Palace are situated in this part of the city along with Bapu Bazaar and Johri Bazaar. The city is known as 'Pink City' as it is built out of Sandstone and reflects the colour pink in the daytime.
17. Patrika Gate
8 km from city center 17 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Patrika Gate serves as the entrance to the Jawahar Circle Park and is one of the photographed spots in India. A massive gate famous for its gorgeous architecture, it is characterised by vibrant colours and intricate carvings that symbolise the Rajasthani culture.
18. Angel Resort and Amusement Park
18 km from city center 18 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Situated on the Sikar highway in Jaipur, Angel Resort and Amusement Park is a resort cum water park cum amusement park as the name suggests. The property offers stay and accommodation facility as well. It also has a number of fun adventure activities that you can try your hand at.
19. Amar Jawan Jyoti
2 km from city center 19 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
The Amar Jawan Jyoti in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a monument located at Jan Path on the Jaipur Nagar Nigam road. Built to commemorate the soldiers and martyrs from Jaipur who served India during wartime, it is known for its flames that never stop burning.
20. Jaipur Zoo
3 km from city center 20 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
A zoological garden in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Jaipur Zoo is situated close to the Albert Hall Museum and within the Ram Niwas Garden premises. It is is one of the oldest zoos in the country and India’s fourth-largest gharial breeding farm. There is also a small museum within the zoo premises.
21. Central Park Jaipur
2 km from city center 21 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
The Central Park of Jaipur is the largest park in Jaipur. With its big lush garden and long-running track, the park also has the tallest and first day and night national flag. It is popular amongst tourists and locals for picnic.
22. Sisodia Rani Garden
7 km from city center 22 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Sisodia Rani Garden is a royal garden built on the premises of the Sisodia Palace in Jaipur. The step garden has a central water fountain with channels running through it. The best time to explore this garden is in the morning or the evening.
23. Rambagh Palace
3 km from city center 23 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Located about 8 kms from the city centre of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is one among the finest palaces of Jaipur. Once a residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, today the palace has been converted into a luxury heritage resort with brilliant architecture, lighting and facilities.
24. Govind Ji Temple
4 km from city center 24 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
For Krishna followers, this is the most significant temple in the world after Vrindavan. It is believed that the statue of the deity here looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation of Earth.
25. Moti Dungri Temple
4 km from city center 25 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Moti Dungri Temple in Jaipur is located on a small hillock and is bordered by Moti Dungri Fort. In spite of being a cultural landmark, Moti Dungri Fort cannot be viewed by the public as it is privately owned. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and houses the idol of deity that is purportedly 500 years.
26. Raj Mandir Cinema
2 km from city center 26 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Raj Mandir is an ancient cinema hall in Jaipur, conceptualized in the late-1960s by Mehtab Chandra Golcha. It is entitled “Pride of Asia” for its magnificent architecture, the ambience and the surreal experience it provides to its audiences.
27. Panna Meena Ka Kund
11 km from city center 27 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Panna Meena ka Kund in Jaipur is one of the many famous stepwells that still stand in the western part of India. The historical stepwell is known for its symmetrical staircase on all four sides. The stairs are made in such a manner that you can reach any of them from anywhere, by simply climbing up and down some flights.
28. Ram Niwas Garden
3 km from city center 28 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Ram Niwas Garden is a royal garden built in 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh. A historical landmark, the Albert Hall Museum is located here. Explore the lush green landscaped gardens and or visit the theatre, the Bird Park, the Zoo or the Art Gallery. There are also several cafes located nearby.
29. Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji
3 km from city center 29 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji is a Jain temple situated 16 kms away from Jaipur in the town of Sanganer. Built of red sandstone, the temple enshrine Adinath- the first Jain tirthankara in the central shrine. Boasting of Shikhara style architecture, the temple has several carvings on the inner walls of the shrine of lotuses, creepers and elephants
30. Abhaneri Stepwell
82 km from city center 30 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Located around 20 km from Jaipur, Abhaneri Stepwell is one of the largest stepwells and most intricate pieces of architecture in Rajasthan. Also, known as Chand Baori, the geometry of the stepwell is mesmerising. The Step Well is deep with 3,500 steps going down to nearly 20 meters to the base and has 13 floors in between.
31. Bapu Bazar
4 km from city center 31 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Situated in the heart of the Pink city between Sanganer Gate and New Gate, Bapu Bazaar is known for its alluring Rajasthani quintessential products including textiles, handicrafts, brass works and precious stones. It is one of the most famous markets of the city for buying traditional Jutis, Bangles, Dupattas, Sarees, Scarves etc.
32. Kale Hanuman Ji Ka Mandir
4 km from city center 32 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
The Kale Hanuman Ji Temple, often known as the Kale Hanuman Ji Ka Mandir, is a Hindu temple in the Chandi ki Taksal neighbourhood of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is known for housing a unique black statue of Lord Hanuman.
33. World Trade Park Jaipur
7 km from city center 33 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
World Trade Park is situated in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur and is the second largest mall of the country. The construction of the mall costed 350 crores and it took two years to finish it. It was inaugurated in the year 2012 by Shahrukh Khan.
34. Johari Bazaar
4 km from city center 34 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Painted in pink, Johari Bazaar is the oldest market in Jaipur popular for its vibrant ambience, delicious food and premium quality Kundan jewellery. Considered a haven for jewellery junks, the market offers a wide variety of glittering Jaipuri jewellery made in gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds, and rubies.
35. Akshardham Temple, Jaipur
5 km from city center 35 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Dedicated to the Hindu God, Narayan Akshardham Temple is known for its beautiful architecture, magnificent idols, sculptures, and carvings. The lush green surroundings add to its beauty and serenity.
36. Jawahar Circle
8 km from city center 36 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Jawahar Circle is situated in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur and boasts of being the largest circular park in Asia. The park has a peculiar jogging track and is encircled by a rose garden. Besides, it has play area for kids and kiosks. The main highlight of the park is the dance of the musical fountains which is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.
4 km from city center 37 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
One of the finest specimens of Rajput architecture in Jaipur, Chand Pol offers spectacular views of the famed old bazaar and glimpses of the Rajasthani culture.
38. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
11 km from city center 38 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
The Anokhi Foundation aims to preserve the centuries old customs and traditions of the artisans in Jaipur. the foundation has been running a museum, Anokhi Museum of Handmade Paintings, where it exhibits various artifacts in relation to the hand and block printing.
39. Chand Baori
219 km from city center 39 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Chand Baori is a major tourist attraction site in Abhaneri village and is a very big step well with flights of steps on the three sides that lead to the water reserve.
40. Kanak Vrindavan Garden
9 km from city center 40 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Kanak Vrindavan Garden is a royal garden located on the footsteps of Nahargarh hills near Amber Fort. Divided into eight sections, it boasts of the intricate marble fountain, Parikrama and the exquisite mirror work on the walls of Govind Devji temple built in the premises. The gardens here are often compared with those in Vrindavan where Lord Krishna once lived.
41. Sargasuli Tower
4 km from city center 41 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Sargasuli Tower or Isar Lat is a historical heritage monument situated near Tripolia Gate of City Palace in Jaipur. The seven tiered minaret is built in a fashion similar to that of Qutub Minar in Delhi and Kirti Stambh of Chittorgarh. The tower has a tiny entry with a spiralling staircase and every tier has a balcony outlet.
42. Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple
7 km from city center 42 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Located on the Delhi bypass in Jaipur at Lakshman Dungri, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple is a Hindu revered temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is perched on a hillock and offers some panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Besides, the shrine has a spacious sanctum which can accommodate around 500 people at once.
43. Mauj Mahal Water Park and Fun Resort
15 km from city center 43 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Mauj Mahal Water Park and Fun Resort is a multiple themed amusement park complex on the Chomu-Jaipur highway in Jaipur. The amusement park offers various activities including rain dance, video games parlor, spa and even a beauty parlor for the ladies etc.
44. Garh Ganesh Temple
5 km from city center 44 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Garh Ganesh Temple is an ancient temple built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh before he laid the foundation stone of the city of Jaipur. The temple is located near Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts on the Aravalli Hills. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesh who is revered in Vigra Purushakriti, which means his child-form is worshipped here. The temple is often a halting spot for trekkers who explore the Aravalli Hills for a fabulous view of the city.
12 km from city center 45 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Elefantastic, situated at the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a place that will change your perception of an elephant sanctuary forever. The elephants here are treated nicely, and it also boasts of its great hospitality, extreme geography, kaleidoscopic culture, deep-rooted spirituality, photogenic chaos and love for animals.
131 km from city center 46 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Karauli is a quaint town famous for sacred places and is home to more than 300 temples. The rich, vibrant and colourful heritage and culture of Rajasthan can be glimpsed in this town which makes it a perfect place to visit on a vacation.
63 km from city center 47 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Bhandarej located in the Duasa district in Rajasthan is a quaint and perfect place to getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. This is a vibrant and colourful place that is beautifully juxtaposed with the intricate stone monuments. Bhandarej is full of scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes.
48. Samode Palace
33 km from city center 48 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
At a distance of around 56 kms from Jaipur, Samode Palace is a heritage palace cum hotel. A fusion of Muslim and Rajputana architecture, the palace also houses Sheesh Mahal or Hall of Mirrors. It is also surrounded by beautiful gardens which are a treat to the eyes.
49. Hari Mahal Palace
0 km from city center 49 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Originally a residence of Rajadhiraj Hari Singh of the Achrol family in the 1930s, Hari Mahal Palace has now been partly converted into a heritage luxury hotel. The interesting factor is that half of the palace is still occupied by the members of the royal family.
50. Rajmahal Palace
1 km from city center 50 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Built in 1729, Rajmahal Palace is a symbol of love by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II for his wife. Briefly occupied by the British, the palace has now been restored and converted into a luxury stay. It still houses some of the ancient relics and royal chandeliers from the bygone era.
51. Narain Niwas Palace
3 km from city center 51 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Built by Thakur of Kanota, General Amar Singh, Narain Niwas Palace boasts of Anglo Indian style of architecture of the Victorian era. The palace has now been converted into a heritage home to give you a glimpse of the opulent royal lifestyle.
52. Shahpura Haveli
56 km from city center 52 out of 67 Places To Visit in Jaipur
Originally built as a vantage point nearly 300 years ago, Shahpura Haveli was later converted into a magnificent fortress. The palace has now been converted into a heritage home which boasts of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It is frequented by celebrities, politicians and other popular artists.
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- 53 Tourist Places In Jaipur To Visit In 2023 For An Experience Like Never Before!
23 Mar 2023
Jaipur, the desert capital of India, popularly known as the Pink City is the land of palaces, lakes, maharajas, alluring architecture. The rich Rajput culture and their glorious past is perspicuously reflected in the lifestyle and the infrastructure of the tourist places in Jaipur . This beautiful capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan oozes royalty. From palaces to bazaars, from temples to wildlife zones, Jaipur is an experience you must not miss, here’s a list of all the best places to visit in Jaipur to make your trip to the Pink City a memorable one.
53 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Jaipur
Looking out for a weekend getaway? Forts in Jaipur are considered as one of the amazing tourist places in Jaipur which will surely serve your weekend right. One of best ways to look at the attractive colours of the city is by enjoying a bird’s-eye view on a hot air balloon tour. We’ll come to that, but right now we have a list of the famous tourist places in Jaipur , for those who prefer private or independent tours. For a quick tour to the city of royalty, you can also plan to spend 6 days in Rajasthan on your next vacation.
Here is a list of best places to visit in Jaipur. Take a look!
Forts – Best Places To Visit In Jaipur
Famous for its regal architecture, Jaipur sightseeing map is studded with princely forts and citadels. Here are some of the best Jaipur tourist places from forts and palaces that you ought to visit on your trip:
1. Nahargarh Fort
Since the fort is situated high up on the Aravali hills, it is one of the famous places to see in Jaipur , popular for its enchanting sunset views overlooking the entire Jaipur city and one of the best places to see in Jaipur. Amongst the best palaces and forts in Rajasthan , it’s also a famous picnic spot as there is a cafe inside that serves snacks and drinks. An important spot for sightseeing in Jaipur , the fort is beautifully lit at night.
- Foreigners: INR 50 for adults, INR 25 for students
- Indians: INR 20 for adults, INR 5 for students
Visiting hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Places to visit near Nahargarh Fort: Jaipur Wax Museum Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar
Tips: Don’t forget to witness sunset from RTDC Restaurant there.
Built By: Sawai Jai Singh II
Built In: 1734
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2. Hawa Mahal
Jaipur main tourist place , this place needs no introduction. Hawa Mahal, famous as the palace of the winds, is one of best places to see in Jaipur . The immensely breezy palace provides a spectacular view of the city below. The panoramic views of the palace and the shimmering city are a treat to the eyes. Go through Hawa Mahal information below to plan your trip effectively.
- Foreigners: INR 50 for adults
- Indians: INR 10 for adults
Visiting hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Places to visit near Hawa Mahal: Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum
- For best photography, visit the place in the morning.
- Camera charges are separate.
- Don’t forget to check the collections at local market, located outside Hawa Mahal.
Built By: Sawai Pratap Singh
Built In: 1799
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3. Jantar Mantar
Famous for its intriguing sculptures and structures, Jantar Mantar Observatory is among the most popular tourist places in Jaipur . It tells a lot about how people in olden times calculated or estimated time. The huge Samrat yantra sundial – a time calculator, is really impressive.
- Foreigners: INR 200 for adults, INR 100 for students
- Indians: INR 40 for adults, INR 15 for students
Note: Composite ticket for entry to Jaipur monuments can be procured from any of the 5 monuments that it includes, viz. Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, and Amer Fort. The prices are as follows:
- Foreigners: INR 350 for adults, INR 175 for students
- Indians: INR 70 for adults, INR 25 for students
Places to visit near Jantar Mantar: City Palace, Sawai Man Singh Town Hall, Hawa Mahal
Tips: As the place closes at 4:30 and have numerous attractions, try to keep at least 3 hours to explore if you want to explore the entire place.
Built In: 18th Century
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4. Amer Fort
Searching for some well-known Jaipur places to visit? Mark Amer Fort as your first choice. Listed as one of the best Jaipur tourist places, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani has suddenly put the spotlight on Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort. A crucial war scene, starring Ranveer Singh was shot here, besides major chunks which were filmed in other locations of the city. This is one of the most amazing Jaipur tourist places and is famous for its endearing mirror work, the fort and its history come alive with the evening light and sound show. The elephant ride uphill to the fort entrance and ‘Amber by night’ allows tourists to see the charmingly lit chowks and mahals. If you are planning the trip with your spouse then make sure that you include Amer Fort in your itinerary as it is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples .
- Foreigners: INR 200 for adults, INR 100 for students (inclusive of entry & camera)
- Indians: INR 25 for adults, INR 10 for students (inclusive of entry and camera)
- Elephant rides: INR 900 for 2 people
- Amber by Night: INR 100 per person
- Light & Sound Show: INR 200 for English show, INR 100 for Hindi show
- Fort: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Light & Sound Show: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (English), 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Elephant rides: 9:00 am – 11:30 am, on first come first serve basis; Prior bookings are not allowed.
Places to visit near Amer Fort: Diwan-e-aam, Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol
Tips: Don’t visit the place in late hours as most of the portions of the fort closes after 5 PM.
Built By: Raja Man Singh
Built In: 1592
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5. Jal Mahal
Certainly one of the best visiting places in Jaipur , Jal Mahal, located in the middle of Lake Man Sagar, is one of the best places to see in Jaipur. This 5-storey palace has 4 storeys beneath the surface of the water that offer a unique underwater viewing experience. The architecture is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles. The clear water of the lake and the scenic views of the surrounding Aravallis make the palace look all absolutely stunning, especially at night.
- Foreigners: INR 50 per person
- Indians: INR 10 per person
Visiting hours: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Places to visit near Jal Mahal: Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, Amer Fort
Tips: Plan you visit accordingly as the place closes early and it takes nearly 3-4 hours to explore the complete Mahal.
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6. Jaigarh Fort
Amongst the best places to see in jaipur, another top Jaipur sightseeing place is Jaigarh Fort which is famous for the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Also, a significant structure of the medieval period – Diwa Burj – has been maintained very well over the year. The watch tower offers a scintillating view over the plains. Also known as ‘Cheel ka Teela’, the panoramas of the city visible from this place are something to die for.
- Indians: INR 35
- Foreigners: INR 85
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Places to visit near Jaigarh Fort: Jaivana Cannon, Sheesh Mahal, Amber Palace
- Keep yourself hydrated if you are visiting the fort during summer months.
- You will take at least 3 hours to explore the complete palace.
Built By: Jai Singh II
Built In: 1762
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7. Bhangarh Fort
Amongst the best places to see in Jaipur , this place is known for being a spooky tourist destination. This fort has ruins of its buildings and therefore holds a historical significance. This fort comes on the way from Delhi to Jaipur and curious youngsters are often found exploring this place. It is counted amongst one of the most haunted places in India and many youngsters plan a trip to Bhangarh Fort at least once in their lifetime. One can easily go from Jaipur to Bhangarh by driving for 2 hours and covering a distance of approximately 83 kilometers.
Entry: Free of cost
Visiting hours: Make sure you plan your visit to this place before sunset, as entry closes after sunset.
Places to visit near Bhangarh Fort: Gopinath Temple, Narayani Mata Mandir, Ajabgarh Fort.
Tips: Avoid visiting the place before sunrise and after sunset.
Built By: Bhagwant Das
Built In: 1631
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8. Achrol Fort
If you are looking for an adventurous day out, then Achrol Fort is for you! The place is ideal for activities like trekking through which one can witness the architectural wonders, making it one of the most sought after Jaipur tourist places . The fort is located on the outskirts of the city and is one of the top Jaipur attractions . Apart from trekking, you can even get indulged in rappelling during the morning hours while absorbing the wonderful nature.
Visiting hours: NA
Places to visit near Achrol Fort: Moto Sport Park, Amber Palace, Jaigarh Fort
Tips: If you are planning to for trek then plan your excursion in the early morning to avoid heat.
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Best Palaces To Visit In Jaipur
After all, you are in the capital of Rajpuatanas! How can you not visit these grand palaces that reflect how rich the culture and tradition of this region are. This is a list of tourist places in Jaipur that are not to be missed!
9. City Palace
One of the popular Jaipur tourist attractions , City Palace is famous for its serene amalgamation of rich Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The intricately designed peacock gates are one of its kind and the palace has vast courtyards, gardens, a museum, an art gallery and a fascinating display of royal costumes and old weapons.
- Foreigners: INR 350 for adults
- Indians: INR 75 for adults
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Places to visit near City Palace: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Tripolia Gate, Jai Niwas Garden
Tips: Pritam Niwas Chowk, located inside the palace is the best spot to click photographs here!
Built In: 1727
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10. Rambagh Palace
Get ready to dazzle your eyes by visiting Rambagh Palace which is one of the Jaipur famous places. Rambagh Palace, once the residence of the Maharajas, now serves as one of the best hotels in the world . It was made as a garden house for the nurse of Raja Ram Singh. It was later converted into a hunting lodge and then into the principle residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, before it was finally converted into a 5-star hotel by the Taj Group and is the best tourist place in Jaipur. All this opulence makes it one of the famous tourist places in Jaipur.
- Foreigners: INR 100 per person
- Indians: INR 40 per person
Visiting hours: 6:00 am – 6 pm (for public visit without stays)
Places to visit near Rambagh Palace: Central Park, Birla temple, Albert Hall Museum
Tips: Do take a guide to know the interesting facts about this palace.
Built By: Chandarvati
Built In: 1835 AD
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Best Temples To Visit In Jaipur
If you are planning for some religious and spiritual trip then nothing is better than visiting temples in Jaipur which will completely mesmerize you and make your experience indeed a memorable one. The Jaipur travel tips include t emples in Jaipur are also worth visiting not because of their exhilarating architecture but also the local dieties that you may not have heard of before to explore tourist attractions in Jaipur.
11. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir, one of the most popular religious place in Jaipur, is located at the foot of the Moti Dungri Hill in Jaipur. The temple, built in white marble, has Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi as the main deities. The temple is constructed using white marble which is why it shines white in the day and even looks charming in the night when it is all lit up. You have got to check out the impressive architecture of this place. Put this on your itinerary if you are looking for places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days
Visiting hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Places to visit near Birla Mandir: Nahargarh Fort, Amber Palace, Albert Hall Museum
Tips: The temple is quite clean and well-maintained, don’t litter!
Built By: B.M Birla Foundation
Built In: 1988
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12. Galtaji Temple
One of the buzzing and famous tourist places in Jaipur , Monkey Temple is known for its rather complex structure. It has three sacred pools of water and is surrounded by two granite cliffs. You can actually spot a lot of monkeys bathing in those pools. Enjoy the stupendous views of the Aravalli Hills and the dense greenery because of which the temperature of this place is always moderate.
Visiting hours: It is advised to go during late afternoon, during the sunset when the monkeys get into the temple.
Places to visit near Galtaji Temple: Sun Temple Jaipur, Galta Kund
Tips: Don’t tease monkeys
Built By: Diwan Rao Kriparam
Built In: Early 15th Century
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13. Govindji Temple
Amongst the best attractions in Jaipur, Govind Dev Ji Temple, located within the City Palace complex, is dedicated to Lord Krishna. 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. It was Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who brought the murti here from Vrindavan.
Aarti timings at Govindji temple: 4:30 am – 5:00 am, 7:30 am – 8:45 am, 9:30 am – 10:15 am, 11:00 am – 11:30 am, 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm, 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Places to visit near Govindji Temple: Nahargarh Fort, Amber Palace, Albert Hall Museum
Tips: If you want to avoid rush then avoid visiting the temple during Aarti time. However, if you want to catch the true glimpse of the temple and crowd is not an issue for you then surely attend the aarti here.
Built By: Sawai Pratap Singh II
Built In: 1735
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14. Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev
This temple is the final destination of a trek that begins from Sagar Lake that is located at the backside of Amer Fort and is one of the most famous places in Jaipur . In the beginning, the trek would seem to be a bit steep and would gradually become smoother. This trek too would feed the souls of adventurous travelers who will also get to witness the picturesque views of Aravali hills as they’ll reach the temple.
Places to visit near Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev: Nahargarh Fort, Amber Palace, Albert Hall Museum
Tips: Dress according to the temple
Built By: Raghbir Singh
Built In: NA
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15. Moti Dungri Temple
Moti Dungri Temple is an interesting temple in Jaipur that is located on a small hillock bordering Moti Dungri Palace. However, the palace is a cultural landmark but can not be visited by tourists but the temple has been enticing pilgrims and visitors for decades. This temple is known for its exclusive latticework exhibiting famous Hindu mythological characters making it one of the most important Hindu temples in Rajasthan . The most beautiful part of this temple resembles an old Scottish castle.
Visiting Hours: 4:30 am – 9:30 pm
Places to visit near Moti Dungri Temple: Moti Doongri Fort, Birla temple, Dev Narayan Temple.
Tips: Avoid visiting the temple during Ganesh Chaturthi and other festivals.
Built By: Seth Jai Ram Palliwal
Built In: 1761
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16. Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple, also popular as Swaminarayan Temple, is renowned for its elaborate architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The well-kept gardens along with the cultural programs attract thousands of tourists every year. Apart from Jaipur, Akshardham Temple is built in eight other major cities in India. It is now counted among the top places to visit in Jaipur at night and people of every age visit this temple. More
Visiting hours: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Closed on Monday)
Places to visit near Akshardham Temple: Akshardham Park and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.
Tips: Wear decent clothes in the temple.
Built By: Swaminarayan
Built In: Between 19th-20th century
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17. Garh Ganesh Temple
One of the famous places in Jaipur, the Garh Ganesh Temple is a historical temple that was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and is near Nahargarh Fort. As the name is suggestive enough, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is a stop for those taking treks to the Aravali Hills. Visit the place for the beautiful views and seek blessings.
Entry: No Entry Fee
Visiting hours: 5:30 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Places to visit near Garh Ganesh Temple: Akshardham Temple and Ellora Arts
Built By: Maharaja Jai Singh II
Built In: 18th Century
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18. Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji
Another one of the historical places in Jaipur is the Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji. The temple is just at a 10 minute (4 kilometer) distance from the main city and is made of red Sandstone. The temple is dedicated to Adinath who is believed to be the first Jain tirthankara and boasts of Shikhara style architecture.
Visiting hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Places to visit near Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji: Hawa Mahal and Ellora Arts
Built By : NA
Built In: 10th Century
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19. Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple
One of the best tourist places in Jaipur, the Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Situated on a hillock, this temple actually is one of the primary attractions in Jaipur and offers beautiful views of the hills. The temple was built in 1960 and is huge although it was built in just 100 square feets initially.
Visiting hours: 6:00 am – 08:00 pm
Places to visit near Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple: Central park and Jal Mahal
Built By: Pandit Radhe Lal Choubey
Built In: 1960
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Best Gardens To Visit In Jaipur
The sprawling garden in and around Jaipur are something you should check out on your Jaipur sightseeing. These gardens will equally put you in awe as its forts and palaces.
20. Sisodia Rani Garden
Sisodia Rani Garden, built 10 km from Jaipur in 1728, is considered as a symbol of eternal love between Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and Rani Sisodia Jai Singh and counted amongst one of the best tourist places in Jaipur, Rajasthan . The garden has, ever since, been a getaway for the queens of Jaipur. It is themed on the stories of love between Lord Krishna and Radha. In addition to a tourist attraction, the garden is also a popular wedding destination in Jaipur.
Places to visit near Sisodia Rani Garden: Vidyadhar Bagh, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal
Tips: Don’t litter to avoid fine!
Built In: 1728
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21. Central Park
One of the largest and most colorful gardens in Jaipur, the Central Park is located in the heart of the city. Musical fountain, temple, stone states, 206-feet national flag, and the 5 km long jogging and walking track are some of the attractions of the park. The park, developed by the Jaipur Development Authority, is also set to be turned into a theme park soon.
Visiting hours: Open 24 x 7
Places to visit near Central Park: Nahargarh Fort, Amber Palace, Albert Hall Museum
Tips: You can visit the place in evening if you are interested in glancing some lively cultural activities.
Built By: Jaipur Development Authority
Built In: 2006
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22. Ram Niwas Garden
Ram Niwas Garden is a stunning royal garden that was built in 1868. The garden was established by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the core of the Jaipur city. The garden is spread over an area of 30 acres and is home to the famous Albert Hall Museum. This beautiful garden gives a glimpse of the royal lifestyle of the British Raj in India.
Visiting Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Places to visit near Ram Niwas Garden: Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur Zoo, Nehru Garden
- You can enter Ravindra Ranga Manch Theatre only if you have an invitation to it.
- As the place is quite crowded on weekends. You can plan a visit during weekdays.
Built By: Raja Sawai Ram Singh
Built In: 1868
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23. Kanak Vrindavan Garden
Nestled near Amber Fort, Kanak Vrindavan Garden was built about 280 years ago by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The architecture was influenced by both Rajput and Mughal and the garden is divided into 8 sections one of which has an elaborate marble fountain. This garden is compared with the Vrindavan gardens where Lord Krishna used to love once. People come here to praise the Lord and roam around amidst nature.
Visiting hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Places to visit near Kanak Vrindavan Garden: Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, and Sambhar Lake.
Tips: It is better to visit this place in winter from November to March.
Built By: Sawai Jai Singh
Built In: 1740
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Best Tourist Places In Jaipur (For Shopping)
If you are looking for places to visit in Jaipur for shopping , here are the markets where you can splurge all your money on handicrafts, clothes, and jewelery that Jaipur is famous for.
24. Johari Bazaar
Famous for its amazing collection of precious gemstones, costume jewellery, bangles, traditional clothes, textiles and a lot more, Johari Bazaar and MI Road are among the best places to visit in Jaipur and amongst the best shopping places in Jaipur . If you want to do some wedding shopping, then this is the best place in Jaipur to get all your needs sorted. You will easily find this location in the Jaipur tourist places map .
Visiting hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; closed on Sunday
Places to visit near Johari Bazaar: Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Sankotra Haveli
Tips: Don’t forget to taste delicious street food offered here.
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25. Bapu Bazaar
The Bapu Bazaar boasts of an untouched legacy among the largest camel leather market in the world. It is popular for its high-quality leather belts, wallets, lamp sheds, and bags. But it is the fine quality Mojri shoes that have made the market so popular. If you are looking for bags and footwear made from real leather, then this is the best place to find something for your taste. This is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days .
Places to visit near Bapu Bazaar: Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace
Tips: Check out the interesting collection of kundan jwellery here.
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26. Mirza Ismail Road
Mirza Ismail Road is one of the most popular shopping places in Jaipur. If you are planning to shop during your vacation this is where you must come. This one of the oldest market lane in the city and is known for its traditional pottery products. The mind-blowing pottery pieces have a fan following from around the globe. The bazaar also has a variety of gorgeous wooden sculptures and handicrafts and brass products for home decor. You can buy your souvenirs from here during your vacation in the capital of Rajasthan, you get a variety of things to buy.
Places to visit near Mirza Ismail Road: Raj Mandir, Rajasthali Handicraft Emporium, Albert Hall Museum
Tips: Check the local hawkers, the offer really amazing items!
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27. Tripolia Bazaar
The traditional lac (wax) jewelry of Jaipur is one of the most popular products of Rajasthan. And if you are willing to buy lac jewelry, there’s no better place that Tripolia Bazaar. Here you would find some exclusive and intricate designs of the jewelry. The bazaar also has stalls selling traditional Rajashtan textile products in various embroidered patterns, patchwork, and colors which makes it one of the best tourist places in Jaipur for shopping. Bandini or Bandhej is an authentic method of dying fabric. You can also shop for puppets, carpets, and brass utensils, at Tripolia Bazaar.
isiting hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; closed on Sunday
Places to visit near Tripolia Bazaar: Tripolia Gate, City Palace, Hawa Mahal
Tips: Do remember to bargain before purchasing things!
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28. Nehru Bazaar
Another place to visit in Jaipur for shopping is Nehru Bazaar which is located in the Pink City. This is another market that has been designed in the traditional Rajasthani style where one can head to and buy handicrafts, pots, juttis, and trinkets. You will see small stalls that have been installed at nooks and corners that sell souvenirs, jewelry, and many bizarre items at a reasonable rate. If you are a shopaholic and like to explore markets in new places them make sure that you visit Nehru Bazaar on your Jaipur trip.
Visiting hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Places to visit near Nehru Bazaar: Amber Palace, Ajmeri Gate, and Hawa Mahal
Tips: Carry a bag to keep the items that you buy in the market.
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One of the mosst popular Jaipur tourist attractions, Chandpole is located in the heart of Jaipur and is a shopaholic’s paradise. Chandpole Bazaar is also one of the oldest markets in Jaipur and is almost 300 years old. As it is Jaipur is famous for being the Pink City and the borders of the walls at this market is pink.
Visiting hours: NA
Places to visit near Chandpole: Shri Radha Gopinath Ji Temple, Metro Art Gallery, Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal
Tips: You can witness the pole anytime you want
Built By: Maharaja Jai Singh II
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Other Popular Places To Visit In Jaipur
Jaipur is no short of attractions. Here are more that you may wish to explore on your trip, some of which are apt places to visit in Jaipur for couples .
30. Abhaneri Step Well
Abhaneri, or Abha Nagri as it was originally named, is located in the desert area 95 km from Jaipur. To counter the shortage of water in the desert area, the locals invented the Chand Baori and other step wells to reserve water for use in the dry seasons. This place soon started being used as a cool place to relax in the hot summers and is one of the top tourist places in Jaipur .
Visiting hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Places to visit near Abhaneri Stepwell: Abhaneri Historical Place, Harshad Mata Temple, Chand Baori Step Well
Tips: Be careful on steps
Built By: King Chanda
Built In: 8th-9th CE
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31. Raj Mandir Cinema
Raj Mandir Cinema is another one of the famous tourist places in Jaipur. T he meringue-shaped cinema complex, is a popular tourist place in Jaipur. Both locals and tourists flock in to see the Bollywood films. The complex, built in 1976 and designed by W M Namjoshi in the modern-style art, has a capacity of 1300 people. The ceiling design, indirect lighting system, and glittering stars add to the appeal of this film-theater.
Entry: INR 100 per person
Places to visit near Raj Mandir Cinema: Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar
Tips: Entry to Raj mandir cinema is via ticket only.
Built By: Shri Mohanlal Sukhadia
Built In: 1966
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32. Chokhi Dhani
Celebrations never stop at the ethnic village resort of Chokhi Dhani. The 5-star resort is a replica of a traditional Rajasthani village and definitely one of the most attractive tourist places in Jaipur . Traditional Rajasthani food, puppet shows, folk music, and traditional dance performances add to the charm of this tourist place in Jaipur. Those who do not wish to stay here can still enjoy these performances and food at the restaurant.
- Traditional Rajasthani Dining: INR 600 for adults, INR 350 for kids
- AC Royal Rajasthani Dining: INR 800 for adults, INR 500 for kids
Visiting hours: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Places to visit near Chokhi Dhani: Gyan Museum, Sanghi Ji Sanganer Jain Temple, Jawahar Circle Garden, Dev Narayan Mandir
Tips: Visit the place timely if you don’t want to miss out the delicious food. They usually don’t take enteries post 10:30 PM.
Built By: NA
Built In: 1990
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A major one among tourist attractions of Jaipur , Elefantastic famous for its unique concept of a small elephant farm in a village. Here people love elephants and are educated about their medicines, treatment, diet and so on. So, even the animal lovers can visit this place and show some affection to the tuskers. An Elephant safari is what you can’t miss here!
Entry: INR 80 per person for farm entry, INR 3,500 per person for Elephant Safari
Visiting hours: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Places to visit near Elefantastic: Jaigarh Fort, Panna Meena ka Kund, Anokhi Museum
Tips: Don’t tease elephants and listen to the instructions of the trainers.
Built By: Rahul Choudhary
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34. Albert Hall
Commonly called as Albert Hall, Government Central Museum is among famous places to see in Jaipur . Visit it to see a collection of local king’s portraits, artefacts, handicrafts and paintings of the glorious past of the city and the royal families. This is also a home to one of the six ‘Egyptian Mummies in India’ that has brought a lot of international acclaim to this museum. It was built in the commemoration of the visit of Prince Albert.
- Foreigners: INR 150
- Indians: INR 20
Visiting hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Places to visit near Albert Hall: Amber Palace, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort
Tips: If you are planning to visit other nearby places, take a combo ticket that includes Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort.
Built By: Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob
Built In: 1876
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35. Sambhar Lake
Sambhar is located near Jaipur and is known for its lake known by the same name. Sambhar Lake is a vast saline waterbody, which is considered to be the largest in India which makes it one of the interesting tourist places in Jaipur . Here, you can have a great experience by camping near the lake. The sunsets here are a must to see, giving you all the reasons to take out your camera and start a long photo session.
Visiting hours: 12 am to 12 pm
Places to visit near Sambhar Lake: Shakambari Jheel, Salt Museum, Marwa Fort, Mokham Vilas
Tips: If you are planning to visit the temple located on the shore of Sambhar Lake then dress yourself accordingly.
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36. Hathni Kund
This is a trek that passes along the lush-green valleys. On the trail, trekkers can enjoy the view of picturesque landscapes with mesmerising sand dunes everywhere. Hathni Kund is located 17 kilometers from Jaipur and is totally worth a visit. For those looking for adventure in their trip, this is one of the ideal tourist places near Jaipur, Rajasthan .
Places to visit near Hathni Kund: Hanuman Temple Hathni Kund, Amber Palace, Nahargarh Fort
Tips: Be careful while taking this trek and make sure that have a trained trekking expert with you.
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37. Chour Ghati
This trail lies in the Galta Valley amidst the ruins of Aravalis. While trekking here, you can witness the majestic beauty of Sun Temple and Chour Palace which happens to be one of the most exciting tourist places in Jaipur . During the trek, you can even relish the beauty of a lake that runs amidst the forests. Moreover, while trekking on this trail, you will come across Monkey Temple and Monkey Valley. Chour Ghati is at a distance of 14 kilometers from Pink City Centre.
Places to visit near Chour Ghati: Amber Palace, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal
- Start your trek in the early morning.
- Drive carefully to the place as the road to Chour Ghati is not well-maintained.
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38. Water Valley
This is a trek located close to Man Sagar Lake and therefore is called by the name Water Valley. The whole trek is surrounded by dense greenery, bringing the trekkers closer to nature. A beautiful view of Man Sagar can also be enjoyed alongside the trek. As you’ll reach the top, you would be taken by surprise by the glorious view of city of Jaipur and Jal Mahal.
Visiting hours: 11 am to 2 am
Places to visit near Water Valley: Jal Mahal, Amer Palace, City Palace
- Remain with your trekking group throughout the excursion.
- Check local temperature before heading. If the climate is more humid or hot then avoid taking this excursion.
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39. Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve
Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve is undoubtedly one of the best tourist places in Jaipur. The Reserve covers a vast area of 20 kilometers square or more. The whole reserve has been enveloped within Jaipur city. This is one of the ideal places where you can be a witness to the majestic leopards that can appear frequently before your eyes. Apart from the leopards, you can even encounter spotted deers, blue bulls, desert fox, rhesus macaque, etc.
Entry: INR 2,200 for safari
Visiting hours: 6am to 9am, 3pm to 6pm
Places to visit near Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal
Tips: Plan your trip during weekdays to avoid rush.
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40. Pink City
Pink City in Jaipur in the old walled city which dates back to 1727. It was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II and has been declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2019. The boundary walls are six meters high and three meters thick, circumferencing the entire area called the Pink City. There are seven gates to this interesting city namely, Suraj Pol, Chand Pol, New Gate, Ghat Gate, Sanganeri Gate, Samrat Gate, and Zorawar Singh Gate.
Visiting Hours: Until late hours
Places to visit near Pink City: Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Palace
Tips: If you are holidaying in Jaipur during summers, plan a visit to Pink City in evening to avoid heat.
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41. Panna Meena Ka Kund
This ancient stepwell is amongst the numerous popular architectural marvels of Jaipur. It was established in the 16th century and has interesting folklores about its name. The original purpose of this stepwell was to supply drinking water to the locals for daily needs. The kund also served as a community center for centuries.
Visiting Hours: 24 hours
Places to visit near Panna Meena Ka Kund : Amber Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Anokhi Museum
- Be careful while stepping down the stairs.
- Avoid visit the place during peak summer months.
Built By: NA
Built In: 16th Century
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42. World Trade Park
If you are a shopaholic and staying in Jaipur for vacation, then don’t forget to visit World Trade Park which is quite popular for shopping and entertainment and one of the famous tourist places in Jaipur . This amazing place was inaugurated in the year 2012 and occupies an area of over 52 acres. This place offers an enormous collection of bags, luggage, footwear shops, watches, sportswear, handicraft shops, gift shops, beauty, skincare products, jewelry brands, and cosmetic stores.
Visiting Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Places to visit near World Trade Park: Jawahar Circle Garden, Birla Mandir, Albert Hall
Tips: Plan a complete day visit to the World Trade Park as there is so much to explore!
Built By: Sincere Infrastructure
Built In: 2012
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43. Anokhi Museum
The Anokhi Museum of Handmade Paintings is an interesting place that exhibits the oldest forms of Rajasthani art. You will be glancing over a hundred hand-printed garments, keeping alive the old tradition of hand printing. This interesting place also holds a certification from UNESCO for its amazing collections and preservations of art.
- INR 30 for adults
- INR 20 for students
- INR 15 for children
- INR 50 for still camera, INR 150 for camcorder
Visiting Hours: Tue-sat- 10 AM-5:30 PM & Sun- 11 AM-4:30 PM
Places to visit near Anokhi Museum: Panna Meena ka Kund, Amber Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Sheesh Mahal.
- The museum remains closed from May 15 to July 15 for maintenance.
- Photographic lights and flashes are not allowed within the museum.
- A wheelchair facility is not available at this museum.
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44. Masala Chowk
Masala Chowk is a new addition in Jaipur eateries where people can head to for savoring some of the top Rajasthani dishes. Positioned in Ram Niwas Garden, this open-air food court offers 21 flavors under a single roof. Earlier, this chowk was built to attract tourists to Albert Hall Museum but now it is the talk of the town as it offers some amazing assortment of street foods.
Entry: INR 10 per person
Visiting hours: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Places to visit near Masala Chowk: Albert Hall Museum
Tips: Try as many dishes as possible.
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45. Sargasuli Tower
Another one of the historical places in Jaipur, Sargasuli Tower resembles Qutub Minar in Delhi and Kirti Stambh in Chittorgarh. It is a seven tiered minaret and there are balconies attached with every minaret. The tower has a very tiny entry but is grand and there is a grandeur attached to it which makes it worth a visit.
Entry: INR 70 per person
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Places to visit near Sargasuli Tower: Hawa Mahal and Johari Bazaar
Tips: Try visting the place in the morning as its less crowded then.
Built By: King Ishwari Singh
Built In: 1749
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46. Pink Pearl Water Park
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Disclaimer: The image is for representation purposes only.
Pink Pearl Water Park is one of the best waterparks in Jaipur that brings out the real adventure, fun and love. It is home to great water adventures, to recreational spot ranging from go-karting, rain disco and more. It is also known for its amazing rides like merry colombus and zoom down slides. The place ill give you an amazing break and also relief from the scorching heat of Jaipur.
Location: NH8, Jaipur Ajmer Expressway, Near Mahapura Mod, Bhankrota, Jaipur Timings: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM Pink Pearl resort, Jaipur entry Fee: INR 200 per child, and INR 300 per adult Reviews: TripAdvisor
47. Jawahar Circle
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Jawahar Circle is among the best places to see in Jaipur and is also known to be the largest park in India. The park has a jogging track, dedicated play area for kids. You can walk around this park and admire the pretty surrounding. There are also food stalls selling pav bhaji, custard kulfi and much more. Additionally, you will also find shops selling local made items.
Location : Jawahar Circle, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017 Price: INR 10 Timings: Daily 6 am – 9 pm
Tourist Places To Visit In Jaipur For Nightlife
Wondering about the famous places to visit in Jaipur at night? Check out the following places you can visit to experience a vibrant nightlife.
48. Bar Palladio
The intricate interiors and the majestic ambience both make it a great haunt for tourists to explore the nightlife in Jaipur and have a great time exploring the Pink city and getting a chance to interact with the locals. The classy interior of this restaurant is inspired by the Italian Renaissance design infused with Mughal architecture.
Location : Kanota Bagh, Narayan Singh Rd, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004 Timings : 6 – 11 pm Price: INR 1800 for two without alcohol Must Try: Cocktail Review: Tripadvisor
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49. Club Naila
If you want to be part of the craziest pool parties and lit scenes, then this is the place to be. Club Naila is known for the craziest and most happening parties in Jaipur with an amazing nightlife scenario that is best for tourists to explore on their trip to the Pink City. It’s also one of the oldest nightclubs in Jaipur and has an open-air sitting attracting the elite crowd of Jaipur.
Location: Naila Bagh Palace, Moti Doongri Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007 Timings: 6:30 pm – 1 am Price: INR 1400 for two people Must Try: All dishes
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50. House Of People
This place attracts one of the best crowds in Jaipur, it features both indoor and outdoor seating areas with live music, an electric dance floor and live sports screening as well. Gather your friends and head to House Of People and groove to feet-tapping music. With all that jazz, it is one of the best visitng places in Jaipur.
Location : A1, Sehkar Marg, Bais Godam, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006 Timings : 11 am – 3 am Price: INR 2100 for two people Must Try: All dishes Review: Tripadvisor
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A favourite haunt for party-goers in Jaipur, it is an amalgamation of a contemporary and a modern setup that is designed to fuel your energy and bring the best moves on the dance floor with an electric ambience and the best DJs to get you grooving.
Location : D38A, 8th & 9th Floor, Golden Oak Hotel, Landmark Building, Ashok Marg, Ahinsa Cir, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001 Timings : 6 pm – 2 am Price: INR 1600 for two people Must Try: Chicken Achari Tikka, Paneer Achari Tikka Review: Tripadvisor
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52. 3Ds Restro Lounge
This candle-lit rooftop bar is a favourite haunt for tourists in Jaipur and the locals alike. With a bird’s-eye view of the city, it is a bar cum lounge and a dance floor to groove to all the latest tracks and party it up like there’s no tomorrow.
Location : UDB Corporate Towers, A2, 8th & 9th Floor, Jawahar Circle, Near, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017 Timings : 11 am – 11 pm Price: INR 1600 for two Must Try: Paneer lababdar, French palak, Dal makhana, Veg biryani Review: Tripadvisor
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This open-air dining area is truly remarkable. Adorned with fairy lights and peculiar lampshades, Forresta is there to give one a feel of garden dining. As the name suggests, this is a forest-themed restaurant. The finest ambiance combined with some scrumptious delicacies gives one an impeccable experience. Just devour your meal with the jazz music playing in the backdrop. This restaurant serves a scrumptious menu, a brilliant theme, and an outstanding bar with home cocktails.
Location: Ground Floor, Devrajniwas, Near Moti Mahal Cinema, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302016 Timings: 11 am – 1 am Price: INR 1200 for two people Must Try: Continental and Mexican food Review : TripAdvisor
How To Reach Jaipur
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By Air: The nearest airport to Jaipur is Sanganer airport located at a distance of 15 kms from Jaipur. Air travel is the most convenient and the best way to reach the city. The airport is connected with most of the Indian cities and also across the globe by a number of regular flights.
By Train: Jaipur has a railway station of its own which is well-connected with major cities. Some of the popular trains are Some of the popular trains are Ajmer Shatabdi, Jaipur Express and Pune Jaipur Express.
By Road: Jaipur has a good network of roads and a road trip to the city is always fun. The best way is to take a bus if you are looking for pocket friendly way to reach the city. There is a regular services of bus not just from Delhi but from other cities as well like Kota, Uadaipur and more.
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The city of forts and palaces, scintillating views and spectacular architecture is sure to leave you overwhelmed. The city of Jaipur is truly the place to be the king or queen you always wanted to be. Keep our list of tourist places handy while you plan a visit to Jaipur ! The city has proved to be a destination that is meant for all, whether couples or family. Make sure that you cover the top tourist places in Jaipur and get royal photos.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Tourist Places In Jaipur
Is Jaipur a good place to visit?
Yes, a holiday in Jaipur will definitely be worthwhile. There are various tourist attractions in the city that you must visit for a memorable travel experience, including City Palace, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and more.
Where should I stay in Jaipur?
There are various options in the city of Jaipur where you can have a hassle-free stay experience. Some of the options are: Bani Park Hotel, Krishna Palace, Lake Palace Hotel, Hotel Jaipur Kothi, Sunder Palace Guest House, Hotel Pearl Palace, and The Pearl.
Is Metro available in Jaipur?
Yes. The Jaipur Metro is considered to be the sixth local travel medium after these 5 metros - Kolkata Metro, Delhi Metro, Namma Metro, Rapid Metro Gurgaon, as well as Mumbai Metro.
What are the places to visit in Jaipur at night?
Jaipur is absolutely gorgeous at night. Some of the places to visit in Jaipur at night are Chokhi Dhani, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal and more. One can also enjoy pub hopping or go for long night walks.
What are the places to visit in Jaipur in two days?
One can cover all the prominent places in Jaipur in 2 days. Some of the places you can cover in Jaipur in two days are City Palace, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Amer Fort and many more.
Which is the most popular fort in Jaipur?
Amer Fort is one of the most popular forts in Jaipur, followed by Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, etc.
Which is the best place for shopping in Jaipur?
Jaipur is a paradise for shopaholics. Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are the best places for shopping in Jaipur.
What can we do in Jaipur at night?
Jaipur is not only marvelous in the day but it turns into a beautiful royal place at night. One can head to Amber Fort to witness the Light and Sound Show, explore Jawahar Circle Garden, or even head to Masala Chowk to relish tasty dishes.
What is the best time to visit Jaipur?
October to March is considered as the best time to explore Jaipur as the weather remains cooler in comparison to other months. Moreover, one can also be a part of several festivals that are hosted in this city like Jaipur Literature Fest (in January).
How far is Jaipur from Delhi?
Jaipur is situated at a distance of approximately 273 km from Delhi that can be covered via roadways or railways. Driving can take up to 5 hours and the train takes 3-4 hours.
Is Jaipur safe for solo female travellers?
Jaipur is considered a safe place for solo female travelers and you will find many backpackers in the city, especially during the Jaipur Literature Festival. However, it is advised to stay alert at a new place and avoid shady areas late at night.
What are some top Jaipur street foods?
You can taste Gol Gappa, Pyaaz Kachori, Kathi Roll, Shrikhand, and Falahaar which serve as the main street foods in Jaipur.
What are the 3 most famous foods of Jaipur?
There is no dearth of options to explore for foodies in Jaipur. The 3 top foods that you can explore in Jaipur include Dal Bathi Churma, Ghevar and Ker Sangri.
What popular non-veg foods should we eat in Jaipur?
You can definitely try Laal Maas, Mutton Nihari, and Chicken Changezi.
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16 Top-Rated Attractions & Places to Visit in Jaipur
Written by Joni Sweet Updated Mar 24, 2023
No trip to India is complete without spending time in Jaipur. Affectionately nicknamed "The Pink City" for the blushing color of its historic buildings, Jaipur is a princely wonderland of culture and heritage.
The best places to visit in Jaipur showcase the royalty of Rajasthan — and you don't have to walk far to see many of the top attractions. Start by touring City Palace , a nearly 300-year-old palace with special courtyards, structures, gardens, and temples.
Just next door is Jantar Mantar, a centuries-old attraction with giant astronomical instruments commissioned by the founder of the city. A 10-minute walk from here brings you to Hawa Mahal , a red-and-pink sandstone structure. Its distinctive lattice design allowed royal women to get a peek at public life while remaining unseen in the 19th century.
Ready to make your trip to "The Paris of India" a memorable experience? Map out your itinerary with our guide to the top attractions and places to visit in Jaipur.
1. City Palace
2. jantar mantar, 3. hawa mahal, 4. amber fort, 5. albert hall museum, 6. birla mandir, 7. nahargarh fort, 8. galta ji, 9. amrapali museum, 10. museum of legacies, 11. jal mahal, 12. markets, 13. jaigarh fort, 14. panna meena ka kund, 15. akshardham temple, 16. festivals, map of attractions & places to visit in jaipur, jaipur, india - climate chart.
City Palace has stood at the heart of the Old City of Jaipur for nearly three centuries, shortly after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II decided to relocate his court from the city of Amber. Protected by huge guard walls, the fairy-tale-like structure is still the home of the city's modern-day royal family and endures as one of the top places to visit in Jaipur.
City Palace is more than a sand-colored regal abode — it's a sprawling complex of buildings built around a series of landscaped garden courtyards overlooking Jaipur and Lake Palace. The entire property is a stunning display of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
The current occupants reside in the most eye-catching building, the Chandra Mahal , an elegant structure with curved eaves and domed rooftops. Each of its seven stories features an entirely different style. The ground floor is included in the price of admission, but you'll need to book a private tour to go upstairs.
Other noteworthy places for sightseeing at City Palace include the Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace), which contains displays of dazzling costumes and textiles; the Armoury, a museum-like space dedicated to preserving finely crafted daggers and swords; Pritam Niwas Chowk (Peacock Courtyard), which has mesmerizing doorways painted to look like the feathers of its namesake bird; and Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), which showcases the palace's exquisite collection of miniature paintings.
After exploring the palace, check out the Friends of the Museum Bazaar . It has some of Jaipur's highest quality souvenirs (with equally high prices).
Address: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur
At first glance, Jantar Mantar may look to be nothing more than a bunch of larger-than-life abstract sculptures. But this is not an art gallery — this attraction contains a special collection of astronomical tools started by Rajput ruler Jai Singh II to measure the heavens nearly 300 years ago.
Each of the 20 or so structures at this UNESCO World Heritage Site serves a distinctive purpose. The observatory's massive sundial, known as Samrat Yantra , is particularly striking. At 27 meters tall, it casts a huge shadow that accurately measures time down to two seconds.
The elaborate Jai Prakash also tracks the passing of time, using the shadow of a metal plate suspended above a sunken bowl-like structure. The ingenious Rama Yantra, a circular walled structure, can locate the precise positions of celestial objects. Other tools at the observatory can track stars and even predict eclipses.
Hot tip: It's worth hiring a private guide at Jantar Mantar if you want to learn how each of the structures works.
Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur
If you had any preconceived notions about how the buildings in Jaipur look, they probably came from Hawa Mahal (Palace of Breeze). A top place to visit in Jaipur, this structure has all of the distinctive architectural features that appear in postcards of the city, from the salmon-pink, honeycombed facade, built to resemble the crown of the Hindu god Krishna, to the geometric accents and rows of tiny windows.
The landmark was built in 1799 to allow royal ladies to watch festivals on the street without being seen by the public. Its 953 windows allow plenty of breezes to pass through, making it an ideal summer palace (and the perfect spot to get relief from Rajasthan's oppressive heat today).
Tourists can learn about the history of the sandstone structure at the palace's small museum — the ceremonial armor collection is particularly interesting. You can also wander the narrow hallways that run throughout the palace. Don't miss the colorful glasswork in windows and doorways, which cast an otherworldly glow on chambers throughout Hawal Mahal.
Address: Hawa Mahal Rd., Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur
Jaipur is home to one of India's most-visited forts: Amber Fort. Built in the year 1592, the sandstone and marble monolith stands atop a small hill roughly 20 minute's driving distance northeast of the center of Jaipur. This attraction is best known for being a pristine example of Rajasthani architecture.
Getting to Amber Fort typically involves a short uphill hike that's well worth the effort. It's decked out with intricate patterns of inlaid marble in nearly every color of the rainbow. The fort is laid out into four separate sections, each of which has a spectacular garden courtyard outside. While you'd never know it from above, you can actually explore the fort's underground tunnels , some of which have been restored.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a fascinating history of legends, betrayals, and romance — but the best way for tourists to hear these stories is to hire a private guide at the Amber Fort.
Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur
When English writer Rudyard Kipling visited the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, he wrote that it was a "rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards." That's high praise coming from the son of a curator, and fitting for this renowned institution.
The oldest museum in Rajasthan, the Albert Hall Museum boasts an extensive collection of art and historically significant artifacts. Come for the Egyptian mummy ; stay to see antique coins from different periods in India's history, charming permanent exhibits of miniature paintings, 18th-century costumes worn by members of different castes, and a peculiar collection of 19th-century clay figures demonstrating all the yoga poses.
Hot tip: Visit the museum at night, when multicolored lights brighten the exterior of the alluring building.
Address: Museum Road, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
In a city that seems to be dipped from top to bottom in pink, the stark white marble Birla Mandir stands out — big time. The Hindu temple pays tribute to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and purity, and Vishnu, one of the religion's main deities. It's one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for tourists and Hindu devotees alike.
The marvelous structure exudes a quiet, peaceful vibe, offering just the right atmosphere to appreciate fine marble carvings, shrines to gods, and gorgeous sunset views. While you don't need more than 30 minutes to get a sense of the space, the experience will prove to be a restorative break from a day of sightseeing.
Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur
When it comes to sightseeing around Jaipur, the views don't get better than what you'll find at Nahargarh Fort. Also known as Tiger Fort , this nearly 300-year-old attraction overlooks the entire city from atop the Aravalli Hills — a prime location for the structure to defend the city against enemies many years ago.
More than just a formidable barrier though, this fort also contains Madhavendra Bhawan , a summer destination for royalty. The sumptuous Rajasthani building features a dozen identical boudoirs for the queens, which all connect to the king's suite through mural-filled corridors.
Tourists can also explore the fort's wax museum and sculpture park. And if you're feeling hungry, swing by one of the fort's many restaurants to tuck into traditional Indian cuisine.
Address: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur
Sources of water can be few and far between in the desert state of Rajasthan. So it's no wonder that when people discovered a natural spring in a mountain pass in the Aravalli Hills , they honored it by building the Hindu temple Galta Ji.
Nestled between cliffs, the temple features a few sacred water tanks, some with modest fountains, as well as frescoes that tell tales about the Hindu god Krishna.
Galta Ji is also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur if you want to see monkeys . It's home to hundreds of macaques and langurs (hence its nickname, "The Monkey Temple"). Daring tourists might opt to buy a handful of peanuts at the gate to tempt the monkeys, but you're better off just watching the rambunctious creatures from a distance.
When the founders of the beloved Indian jewelry brand Amrapali Jewels started collecting antique jewelry in the late 1970s, they realized that some of these one-of-a-kind treasures deserved to be preserved and displayed. And so the Amrapali Museum was born, instantly becoming one of the top places to visit in Jaipur.
The jewelry museum in Jaipur features two full floors of glistening jewels and objects from its 4,000-piece collection, showcasing the vast range of Indian craftsmanship.
The displays show just how seriously Rajasthani people take their gold, silver, and precious gems. Among the jewels, you'll see silver bands for horses' legs, a chariot fully covered in silver, embellished shoe covers, and a glorious crown for a groom from Himachal Pradesh.
While these pieces are for display only, there's an extensive range of necklaces, bracelets, and other wearables available for purchase at the Museum Shop.
Address: Ground Floor, K, 14/B, Ashok Marg, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur
For much of history, Rajasthan's most important handicrafts and works of art lived in private collections that were unavailable for viewing by the majority of the public. That all changed when the Government of Rajasthan opened the Museum of Legacies in 2017.
Housed in a two-centuries-old mansion, this tourist attraction showcases an assortment of Indian embroidery, giant Rajasthani puppets, Pichwai paintings, and much more.
Don't miss the magnificent marble latticework. The amount of swirling detail the artisans were able to carve from such a strong, hard stone is hypnotic.
Address: Kishanpole Bazar Road, Modikhana, Jaipur
One look at the Jal Mahal, and you might think you're seeing a mirage. The graceful palace seems to float atop the twinkling Man Sagar Lake — a calm sight compared to the rest of the frenzied city.
While it appears to have just one story, the Water Palace has four other levels submerged beneath a reservoir. The government no longer allows tourists to visit the site, but you can stroll a pathway around the lake to catch gorgeous views of the attraction. At night, it's lit up in all its glory, casting a golden, glowing reflection on the water.
Jaipur is a mecca for souvenirs. Markets in the Pink City brim with everything from costume jewelry and precious gemstones to embroidered textiles, cobalt blue pottery, and Rajasthani puppets.
For a no-hassle shopping experience, head to the Rajasthali Handicrafts Emporium across from Ajmeri Gate. The government-run shop sells high-quality traditional handicrafts, like blue pottery decorated with yellow flowers, sets of wooden carvings depicting Rajasthani characters, and hand-printed saris. The prices you see on these items are fixed, so while you won't be able to negotiate a discount, you can also avoid the headache of bargaining.
Johari Bazar is a jewelry lover's paradise. The market glitters from top to bottom with dozens of shops selling everything from costume jewelry to fine silver and gold. No matter your budget, you'll find something beautiful to take home from here.
Finally, don't leave Jaipur without a quick shopping trip to Bapu Bazar. Located just a few blocks southwest of Johari Bazaar, the tourist-favorite market is chock full of handcrafted trinkets, locally made textiles, bedazzled slippers, and souvenirs galore.
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur if you want a remarkable view and up-close access to historical artifacts. It's best known for housing the Jaivana Cannon, which was considered to be the world's largest cannon on wheels when it was built in the early 18th century.
Visiting the attraction gives tourists an appreciation for the fort's role in keeping Jaipur and the surrounding area safe from invaders. Spread over a range of three kilometers, the fort features thick sandstone walls and a series of subterranean passages. It's thought to be the strongest of Jaipur's forts.
Beyond fortified, though, the fort was also an opulent place when it was in use. You can still see its majestic palace complex and intricate architecture on tours today.
Another one of the popular things to do in Amer after visiting the Amber Fort is taking a 10-minute walk south to visit Panna Meena ka Kund, a stepwell that dates back to the 16th century.
Locals used to come to this spot to fill their pots with water for rituals and household chores. It was also the go-to place to cool off from the intense desert heat.
Today, the attraction's primary purpose is as a backdrop for tourist photos — and for good reason. Its golden yellow hue and labyrinthine steps, which look like they were plucked from one of M.C. Escher's artworks, make for postcard-worthy images . But as tempting as it might be to enter the beautiful attraction for a selfie, Panna Meena ka Kund does not allow visitors to go inside, so keep your photo shoot to the exterior only.
Akshardham Temple might look like an ancient site, but don't be fooled — this attraction was built in the 21st century as part of a series of 10 temples dedicated to the Hindu god Narayana (a form of Lord Vishnu).
Still, the 23-acre religious complex is an impressive place to spend the afternoon. The white marble and pink sandstone temple showcases the intricacy of Hindu architecture with its stone carvings of Hindu deities, animals, and scenery. Step inside to see massive pure-gold statues and pristine paintings. There's also a peaceful garden courtyard brimming with lush plants and a musical fountain just outside.
Address: Vidyut Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Chitrakoot, Jaipur
Attending an annual festival is one of the top things to do in Jaipur, and the city's calendar is chock full of events.
In January, you can watch colorful creations fly through the sky during the International Kite Festival and get books signed by famous authors at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
The city hosts its Elephant Festival, during which the tusked animals are painted with Indian motifs and dressed in extravagant costumes, in February or March (depending on the moon cycle). And the two-day Teej Festival, a celebration that honors the union of Shiva and the goddess Parvati, occurs in July or August.
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How to Best Explore the Pink City
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Jaipur , Rajasthan's desert capital and "Pink City", is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit (along with Delhi and Agra). The city's well-preserved palaces and forts, with elaborate architecture reflective of the their royal heritage, are top attractions. However, the recent addition of many cool shops, bars, cafes, and creative spaces has made the city quite hip too. Read on to discover the best things to do in Jaipur.
Take an Off-Beat Tour of Jaipur
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Fancy zipping around Jaipur on an electric Segway ? Or, going sightseeing in a classic restored Ambassador car , or custom-designed e-rickshaw driven by an enterprising lady from a low-income household ? Perhaps you're the sporty type and would prefer to explore the city on a cycling tour ? There are all kinds of memorable off-beat tours in Jaipur. They cover attractions such as the Old City, markets, food, and Jaipur by night.
Join an Old City Heritage Walk
Delve into Jaipur's Old City beyond its famous monuments on one of the early morning or evening immersive heritage walking tours conducted by Vedic Walks . Depending on which tour you choose, you'll get to visit communities of artisans such as bangle-makers and metal workers, gemstone workshops, ancient temples, a traditional Ayurvedic hospital, and old stables converted into a market. The tours depart at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and run for about two and a half hours. Another option is this insightful Temples and Havelis Walking Tour conducted by Virasat Experiences. It uncovers some of the Old City's lesser known-architectural wonders and traditions of local communities.
Have an Encounter with Royalty
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built the City Palace as part of his new capital in Jaipur. It was completed in 1732 and has an expansive complex of courtyards. The royal family still lives there, in the graceful Chandra Mahal. Various parts of the palace are open to the public according to the type of ticket purchased. Standard City Palace composite tickets cost 300 rupees for Indians and 700 rupees for foreigners. These provide access to palace courtyards, galleries, Jaigarh fort, and the royal cenotaphs. A highlight is the palace's Pritam Niwas Chowk with its colorful painted doorways representing the different seasons. Other attractions include displays of royal costumes, old Indian weapons, paintings and photographs. Special tickets provide access (with a guide) to the royal family's private quarters, and start from 1,500 rupees for Indians and 2,000 rupees for foreigners.
The City Palace is situated in the Old City and is open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. It reopens from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the evenings for a sound and light show, plus night viewing. Tickets for this cost 500 rupees for Indians and 1,000 rupees for foreigners. For an extra special experience, have dinner at the City Palace's Baradari restaurant while you're there.
Go Behind the Iconic Wind Palace
The intricate facade of the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) is possibly Jaipur's most photographed building. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh constructed it in 1799 as an extension of the women's quarters of the City Palace, to enable the royal women to look out over the main street below without being observed. Wind used to flow through the shutters, giving the palace its name. However, most are now sealed closed to help preserve them. It's possible to go inside the Hawa Mahal from the entrance around the back. Government composite tickets, costing 300 rupees for Indians and 1,000 rupees for foreigners, are available from Rajasthan's Department of Archaeology & Museums . These tickets are valid for two days and also include Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar observatory, and Albert Hall Museum. Otherwise, the entry fee is 50 rupees for Indians and 200 rupees for foreigners. The Hawa Mahal is open daily from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Find out more in this essential guide to the Hawa Mahal.
Learn About Astronomy
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Jantar Mantar's intriguing structures are actually a collection of astrological instruments. Each has a specialized astronomical function such as measuring time, predicting eclipses, and tracking stars. The most impressive one is the huge Samrat Yantra sundial. At a height of 90 feet (27 meters), its shadow moves roughly the width of a person's hand every minute. It's a profound display of how quickly time does in fact go! Jantar Mantar (literally meaning "calculation instrument") is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of five such astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer. It was completed in 1738 and is located next to the City Palace in the Old City. The entrance fee, for those who don't have a government composite ticket, is 50 rupees for Indians and 200 rupees for foreigners.
Explore Amber Fort and Palace
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Like something out of a fairy tale, Amber Fort sits atop a hill overlooking Maota Lake about 30 minutes north of the city center. Maharaja Man Singh I, who led Mughal Emperor Akbar's army, commenced constructing the fort in 1592. It was the home of Kachwaha Rajput rulers until Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II relocated their capital to Jaipur city in 1727. Inside is a series of lavish palaces, halls, gardens, and temples. Elaborate mirror work adds to the grandeur. Amber Fort is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. Many people choose to remain there for the evening sound and light show that brings to life the fort's history, night viewing, and dinner at opulent restaurant 1135 AD (which was once the king's private dining room). The fort reopens, evocatively illuminated, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The entry fee during the day for those who don't have a government composite ticket is 100 rupees for Indians and 500 rupees for foreigners. Plan your trip with this complete guide to Amber Fort.
See the World's Largest Cannon on Wheels
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built Jaigarh Fort in 1726 to protect Amber Fort. This fort holds great appeal for military lovers, as it contains the world's largest cannon on wheels. The cannon has never been fired though, and neither has the fort been captured. As a result, it has remained impressively intact over its long life. In fact, the fort is one of the best-preserved military structures of medieval India. Jaigarh doesn't have the delicate palace interiors of Amber Fort, and therefore appears as a real fortress. Climb Diwa Burj watchtower to get an outstanding view over the plains. The fort is situated above Amber Fort and can be reached on foot (if you're fit!). It's open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily. Those who don't have a City Palace composite ticket must pay an entry fee of 50 rupees for Indians and 100 rupees for foreigners.
Admire the Remarkable Water Palace
Jaipur's remarkable Jal Mahal (Water Palace) appears to magically float on Man Sagar Lake near Amber Fort. Not a lot is known about its history but Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I is thought to have made it a lodge for royal duck hunting trips in the mid 18th century. The palace actually has four floors that are submerged below the water, with specially designed lime mortar to prevent water seepage. Unfortunately, despite being renovated, the palace not yet open to the public, so you'll have to be content with viewing it from the side of the lake.
Spend Sunset at Nahargarh Fort
Compact yet robust Nahargarh Fort (also known as Tiger Fort) is perched high on the rugged Aravali Hills northwest of Jaipur city. Sawai Jai Singh II commissioned it in 1734 to help strengthen the security of his new capital. It found fame in 2006, after scenes from the hit Bollywood movie Rang De Basanti were filmed there. The fort provides spectacular views over the city, particularly at sunset. Inside, the highlight is the Madhavendra Bhavan palace complex, which is the backdrop for the new Sculpture Park. There's also a wax museum, elegant fine-dining restaurant called Once Upon a Time, and a budget government-run restaurant called Padao. If you don't have a government composite ticket, you'll need to pay an entry fee of 50 rupees or Indians and 200 rupees for foreigners to access the palace part of the fort. Those who are feeling energetic can hike up to the fort from the Old City. The main palace part is open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily. Refer to this essential guide to Nahargarh Fort for more information.
Relax at the Royal Cenotaphs
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Despite being included in the City Palace composite ticket, the Gatore ki Chhatriyan cenotaphs at the foothills of Nahargarh Fort are overlooked by most tourists. This makes them delightfully restful most of the time. The superbly carved cenotaphs honor Jaipur's deceased kings, from Sawai Jai Singh ll to Man Singh ll. The most impressive cenotaph is dedicated to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ll. It's made out of white marble, has 20 pillars, and is decorated in carvings of Hindu gods and people. The cenotaph complex is open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take the Jaipur-Amber Road and turn off near Jal Mahal to get there. The entry fee for those who don't have a City Palace composite ticket is 40 rupees for Indians and 100 rupees for foreigners. Nearby Garh Ganesh temple is worth visiting too.
Go on a Heritage Water Walk
There are two little-known but important stepwells with amazing architecture around Jaipur (one at Nahargarh and the other near Amber Fort). You can learn about their functionality and the sacredness of water in Rajasthani culture on the informative walking tours conducted by Heritage Water Walks. The explanation of the ancient water catchment systems used to supply water to the forts is fascinating. The tours run for two hours. The cost is 1,000-1,100 rupees per person for Indians and 1,300-1,500 rupees for foreigners. Timings are flexible.
Pose for Photos Inside Patrika Gate
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Jaipur's ninth and most colorful gate, Patrika Gate, graces the entrance to Jawahar Circle garden five minutes north of Jaipur airport. This recently constructed but traditional-style ornamental gate is named after the Rajasthani newspaper and media company, Patrika. Its interior walls are covered in splendid paintings depicting scenes from daily life and various regions in Rajasthan. Not surprisingly, it's one of the most popular places for photo shoots in Jaipur.
Get Up Close to Monkeys
The rather ruinous but holy Galtaji temple is nestled between two granite cliffs at the far eastern edge of the city. It's part of a larger temple complex, which also has three sacred pools of water. One of the pools has been taken over by thousands of monkeys that congregate there to swim and bathe. They're generally friendly and love to be fed. Unfortunately, the area is not well maintained. Be prepared to encounter dirt and trash, as well as people who will coerce you to pay money. Visit late afternoon, near sunset, when the monkeys flock to the temple. To get there, from the road walk up the hill to the white Sun Temple, and then follow the steps downhill into the gorge.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Flight
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Jaipur is one of the most majestic spots for hot air balloon flights in India. Skywaltz operates two different routes. The main one is just north of Jaipur, surrounding Amber fort. The balloons drift over local villages, forts, and palaces. The other route covers the untouched area around Samode Palace and village. Starting points vary depending on wind speed and direction. The duration of the flight is about an hour, and the cost is from $190 per person. The season extends from September to April.
Shop 'Til You Drop
Thanks to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who turned Jaipur into a commercial hub by inviting artisans and traders to settle there, the city is a great place to shop! You'll find an enticing variety of goods including precious gemstones , silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, perfumes, blue pottery, and textiles. The lanes in the Old City's bazaars are each dedicated to specific handicrafts. In Tripolia Bazaar, head to crowded Maniharon ka Rasta for lacquer bangles (Awaz Mohammed is an award-winning bangle-maker). Inexpensive jewelry is sold at Johari Bazaar, while Bapu Bazaar has textiles. Metal-workers occupy Thateron ka Rasta, Jhalaniyon Ka Rasta has spice sellers, and Khajanewalon Ka Rasta is the place for marble statues. M.I. Road is lined with upmarket branded stores. Here are some top places to go shopping in Jaipur. Alternatively, Virasat Experiences offers shopping tours to local markets. Do note that many stores are closed on Sundays.
Be Dazzled at the Wholesale Flower Market
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Early risers shouldn't miss the fragrant wholesale flower market, known as phool mandi , which takes place just inside the Old City's Chandi ki Taksal Gate. It gets underway at around 6 a.m., with traders selling sacks filled to the brim with bright blooms such as marigolds and roses. The flowers are used by garland makers, as offerings in temples, and as decorations for weddings. Combine your visit with the neighboring fruit and vegetable market as well. If it's a Saturday, the Hatwara flea market pops up there too and is delightfully free of tourists.
View an Egyptian Mummy
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Jaipur's Albert Hall Museum is housed in a magnificent old Indo-Saracenic building that was completed in 1187. It's Rajasthan's oldest museum and has an eclectic collection with many items from the city's past including portraits of kings, costumes, jewelry, woodcarvings, paintings, sculptures and pottery. However, the most notable exhibit is an Egyptian mummy, belonging to the Ptolemaic dynasty. Unfortunately photography isn't allowed. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and again for night viewing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. when it's illuminated. The entry fee for those who don't have a government composite ticket is 40 rupees for Indians and 300 rupees for foreigners. Night entry tickets are 100 rupees per person irrespective of nationality.
Discover Rajasthan's Arts and Crafts
The Rajasthan government recently converted the Rajasthan School of Arts building in the Old City into a museum dedicated to the state's arts and crafts. The Museum of Legacies opened in 2017 and is housed in a mansion that was originally constructed in 1823 as the residence of Pandit Shivdeen (a minister in the court of Maharaja Ram Singh II). The building itself is one of the main attractions. Its five galleries are spread over three floors, and each displays a collection curated by a noteworthy individual in the arts scene in India. Indigenous arts are a feature. The museum also has a dedicated space for young artists to exhibit their works. It's open from noon to 8 p.m. daily except Mondays (closed). Entry is free.
Attend a Cultural Performance or Exhibition
The most prominent arts center in Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra sprawls across 9.5 acres of landscape grounds about 10 minutes south of the Old City. Following its recent revamp, it has come alive with regular exhibitions from a range of genres such as photography and architecture, seminars, workshops, dance and music recitals, and theater shows. The center has two permanent art galleries, six exhibition galleries, a library, and coffee house that portrays lesser-known aspects of astronomy through art work. It's open from 9.30 a.m to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
Admire Gorgeous Antique Jewelry
Amrapali Museum is another new museum in Jaipur. This one opened in 2018 and is India's first museum dedicated to jewelry and jeweled objects. As its name suggests, it was founded by Amrapali, a renowned Indian luxury jewelry house favored by Bollywood stars. All the exhibits in this remarkable museum are from the personal collection of the brand's owners, which they've amassed over 40 years from the time they started sourcing jewelry and opened their business. There are some very unusual items such as silver anklets for horses, a Parsi necklace with a hidden message, a holy water flask, bejeweled tooth cleaners, and ruby-studded back-scratcher with conceal blades. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets cost 600 rupees per person and include an audio guide.
Sample Rajasthani Cuisine
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For all kinds of local street food in one spot, head to Masala Chowk -- an open-air food court in Ram Niwas Garden, close to Albert Hall Museum. Many of the city's much-loved street food vendors have stalls there. It's open daily from around 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There's an entry fee of 10 rupees per person.
Chokhi Dhani serves up authentic rural cuisine in a recreated 12.5 acre Rajasthani village setting about 40 minutes south of Jaipur. It's quite touristy, with cultural performances such as puppet shows and folk dances, so is best suited to first-time visitors. Opening hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Foodies may also like to discover the ingredients and essentials of Rajasthani cooking on this food walk in the Old City or culinary cooking experience in a local home, offered by Virasat Experiences.
Enjoy Indian Masala Chai
India's roadside masala chai (spiced tea) is ubiquitous but not all tourists feel comfortable drinking it from a stall. You can enjoy delicious masala chai in a cool, clean environment at Tapri the Tea House. where roadside chai meets hipster hangout. Tapri Central on Prithviraj Road in C-Scheme is the original and best of the three Tapri outlets in Jaipur.
If tea stalls are more your style, try the uniquely flavored tea at Sahu Chaiwala , opposite Sai Baba Mandir on Chaura Rasta in the Old City. This family-run tea stall was established in 1968. They slow boil the milk on a coal stove. It's open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Gulab Ji Chai's long-running stall on M.I. Road also has a loyal following. Their chai is now available at the new and cute D'Good Cafe in Bani Park.
Have a Drink at Bar Palladio
Bar Palladio, at the historic Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, is possibly Jaipur's most photogenic bar. Renowned Dutch designer Marie-Anne Oudejans created its interiors, and they are stunning. The bar is an ideal spot for a post-sightseeing cocktail or gin, accompanied by delicious Italian food. It's open daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. In the evening, the atmosphere is magical, with tented garden pavilions and candlelight.
See a Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir
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A lot of people who go to see a movie at Raj Mandir on Bhagwant Das Road (near M.I. Road) do so to mainly to have a look inside. Its owner, a reputed Jaipur jeweler, wanted to create a cinema that makes the audience feel like they're a guest of a royal palace. The way it has been designed -- resplendent with spiral staircase, antique chandeliers, and a ceiling that changes color -- is certainly intriguing. Movies, in Hindi, are screened in the afternoons and evenings.
Stay in Heritage Hotel
Immerse yourself in Jaipur's regal heritage by staying in an authentic palace hotel, or a less costly hertiage property. There are plenty to choose from. The magnificent Taj Rambagh Palace used to be the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur and is the pick of the bunch if budget isn't a constraint. It's worth treating yourself! Sujan Raj Mahal Palace (immaculately renovated in 2014) and Samode Haveli are other top luxury options. For somewhere a bit less costly, check out Diggi Palace, Alsisar Haveli , Narain Niwas Palace , and Shahpura House . 150 year-old Arya Niwas is recommended for budget travelers.
Support Indian Textile Traditions
Nila House is a contemporary new non-profit hub for the preservation and promotion of traditional Indian crafts. It opened in October 2019, in a converted 1940s bungalow on Prithviraj Road, with the aim of facilitating interaction and collaborations with local artisans and weavers. The space has studios, showrooms, an archive and research library, exhibition gallery, textiles vault, and artists-in-residence rooms. Products designed and made in-house are retailed in a store on the premises. Regular craft-focused workshops and seminars take place there as well. Nila House is open daily, except Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Learn About Block Printing
The Anokhi Museum of Block Printing, in a restored heritage mansion near Amber fort, is an absorbing attraction for those interested in this handicraft. It's open from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Sunday. Plan ahead to be there for one of the regular block printing demonstrations and workshops.
You can also visit Bagru village, about an hour southwest of Jaipur. The whole village is dedicated to block printing. You'll be able to see the artisans and watch them in action. You'll also get to view the fabric drying in the sun. Vedic Walks and Studio Bagru offer guided trips and workshops.
Hike in the Hills
It may come as a surprise that the wall surrounding Amber is the third longest in the world (after the Great Wall of China and Rajasthan's Kumbhalgarh fort ). A hike along it will take you through the Aravali mountain range to an ancient temple, lake, villages, and some old royal hunting lodges. Plus, you'll be rewarded with captivating views and an amazing sense of perspective. Set aside about five hours to complete the trek. Various companies offer guided trips if you don't want to do it alone. Virasat Experiences conducts a shorter two-hour hike to a tribal village .
Dera Amer Wilderness Camp
There are plenty of places to spend time with India's much-loved pachyderms in the elephant care village near Amber fort. Elefantastic is the most popular one. You'll be able to wash, feed and walk the elephants, and learn about their medicines and treatments. The elephants aren't chained up or ridden there. However, do be aware that they work at Amber fort in the morning. Foreigners can expect to pay 4,000-5,100 rupees per adult for the day. Discounts are available for children. The price for Indian adults is 2,000-3,500 rupees. This includes all activities and a vegetarian meal.
An alternative is Dera Amer Wilderness Camp, about 30 minutes from Jaipur at the foothills of the Aravali mountains. They have three resident female elephants that were adopted from Amber fort and roam around the property. Guests can interact with them and bathe them.
Visit or Volunteer at Ladli
Ladli is a non-profit vocational training center and residential shelter that supports underprivileged women and children, including orphans and abused children who have been rescued from the streets. The children are looked after, educated, and taught how to make beautiful quality handicrafts such as jewelry, which you can buy. It's a happy and inspiring place that encourages visitors and volunteers. Your kids will have fun playing with the younger children there. Call ahead and the center will arrange free transport for you, as its backstreet location is difficult to find. A couple of hours is required to fully see and appreciate everything.
Experience a Festival
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The iconic Jaipur Literature Festival takes place every year towards the end of January. From modest beginnings in 2006, it has evolved into the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific. More than 100,000 people attend the hundreds of sessions held over five days. Major religious festivals celebrated in Jaipur include the Kite Festival (in mid January), Holi/Dhulandi (in March), Gangaur (in late March or early April), Teej (in late July or August), and Diwali (in late October or early November).
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When it comes to best places to visit in Rajasthan, Jaipur is the first place that comes in mind. This capital of Rajasthan is a classy city with so much to offer you from its list of tourist attractions. After all, it’s not for nothing, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is any day a great idea to plan a trip to Jaipur, not only for witnessing its architecture or learning about its glorious past, but also to enjoy good food, shopping, and even to seek the blessings of gods. Here are top 12 places in Jaipur that you must visit and if you haven’t seen any of these, it means you need to plan a tour again to the city.
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Autumn & Winter Season, from October to March, is considered the best time to visit Jaipur as the weather remains pleasant.
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City Palace: The Regal Abode of the Royals of Jaipur
Situated in Jalebi Chowk, City Palace is amongst the top attractions in Jaipur. This must-visit place built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II impresses with fine craftsmanship and artwork that reflect Rajputana and Mughal styles of architecture.
City Palace in Jaipur is adorned with sprawling gardens, courtyards, halls, royal residences, and art galleries. The major highlights of City Palace are its entrance gates or Pol that are richly decorated and are quite popular on Instagram. The palace is also open in the evening when it is well-lit for night viewing.
Famous For: Architecture, History, Photography
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (for night viewing)
Time Taken to Explore: 1-2 hours
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Hawa Mahal: The Iconic Landmark
An iconic monument that is often used for representing Jaipur City, Hawa Mahal is an unmissable attraction. A one of its kind of monument in Jaipur , Hawa Mahal is majorly known for its 953 jharokas (windows) that make its facade.
Built by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh in Rajputana style of architecture, it is a five-storey building that was constructed for the women of the royal family to see the everyday happenings in the city without being seen themselves due to the prevalence of the Purdah system, then.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 0.5 – 1 hour
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Jal Mahal: The Mesmeric Water Palace that Looks Stunning at Night
Another iconic building in Jaipur, Jal Mahal is an absolute visual treat. Situated amidst Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur and is also amongst the most photographed sites in the city.
Built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, it mainly draws tourists in the evening when it shimmers with lights and its reflection falls on the lake. Jal Mahal is also flocked by many seasonal birds since it is situated amidst the lake, and is therefore a great place for birdwatching, especially in the winters.
Famous For: Architecture, History, Photography, Birdwatching
Timings: Throughout the day (going inside Jal Mahal is not allowed, tourists can witness it from the street)
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Amer Fort: A Monument that Catches the Eyes and Captures the Heart
A fine specimen of Rajputana and Mughal architecture styles, Amer Fort is amongst the top forts in India and a major attraction in Jaipur. The fort that was once ruled by Maharaj Jai Singh I was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013 and has many edifices to witness. The major attractions of Amer Fort are its winter and summer places along with entrance gates (Pol) amongst which the most decorated one is Ganesh Pol.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 1.5 – 2 hours
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Nahargarh Fort: A Perfect Picnic Spot Overlooking Jaipur City
Constructed in the reign of Maharaj Jai Singh II as a formidable barrier, defending Jaipur against attacking enemies, Nahargarh Fort is an important part of the history of the city. The impressive fort is situated on the ridge of the Aravalli Hills and today is a favourite spot for picnics. It offers a panoramic view of the city and looks absolutely stunning in the evening when flood lights lighten the fort up.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 1 – 1.5 hours
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Jaigarh Fort: Home to the Largest Cannon in the World
Clearly visible from Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur draws the attention of every tourist and local alike. Constructed on the orders of Maharaj Jai Singh II, the fort was built to store arms and ammunition for the wars. The main attraction of Jaigarh Fort is the Jaivana Cannon, which is the largest cannon in the world. Other highlights in the fort include the lattice work windows that offer the bird-eye views of the surroundings. Vilas Mandir, Aram Mandir, Laxmi Vilas and Lalit Mandir are also the attractions in Jaigarh Fort to see.
Famous For: Architecture, History, Photography, Weapons
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 45 minutes – 1 hour
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Jantar Mantar: One of the Oldest Observatories in the World
There’s absolutely no one who is unaware of the fame of Jantar Mantar. Situated in the heart of the city, it is one of the most interesting places to visit in Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is one of the oldest astronomical observatories featuring the world’s largest stone sundial. It is also one of the world’s largest observatories and has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, it is no longer used as a science centre but education activities, guided tours and music and light shows are organized here that attract a lot of tourists.
Famous For: Astronomy and Architecture
Timings: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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Albert Hall Museum: The Oldest Museum in Rajasthan
As an architecture connoisseur and art lover in Jaipur, you’ll love your visit to Albert Hall Museum . It is the oldest museum in Rajasthan and functions as the state museum. The first thing you’ll notice about Albert Hall is its Indo-Saracenic architecture that looks even more charming when it is lit up in the evening.
The museum has a rich collection of artifacts that include paintings, jewellery, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal that belong to the Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods. The main attraction of the Albert Hall Museum is an Egyptian mummy.
Timings: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 1-2 hours
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Galta Ji Temple: Popular for its Unique Location and an Army of Monkeys
While there are many temples in Jaipur to visit, Galta Ji stands out for its architecture and unique location between narrow crevices in the ring of hills that surrounds the city. The temple is situated 10 km from Jaipur and belongs to Hindu ascetics of the Vaishnava Ramanuja sect.
Galta Ji is also popularly known as a Monkey Temple because of the large number of monkeys present on the temple premises, who are by the way unafraid to take prasad from people’s hands. Apart from this, a major attraction of Galta ji is a natural spring, which emerges from the hill and fills a series of sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe.
Famous For: Architecture, Pilgrimage, Photography
Timings: Monday to Friday 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 45 minutes
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Birla Temple: A Modern White Marble Marvel
Another religious site in Jaipur that catches the eyes of the tourists is Birla Temple or Lakshmi Narayan Temple . Situated at the base of Moti Dungri in south Jaipur, the Birla Temple is popular for its exquisite carvings done on white marbles, and is thus widely acclaimed as a marble marvel. The main attractions of Birla Temple are the images of Laxmi and Narayan, carved from one piece of marble.
Famous For: Architecture & Pilgrimage
Timings: 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Time Taken to Explore: 45 minutes – 1 hour
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Maharani Ki Chhatri – Witness the Royal Funeral Ground
Maharani ki Chhatri is one of the most popular places to visit in Jaipur. It is a burial ground for the women of Jaipur who belong to a royal family. The exquisite carving on the cenotaphs enhances the pleasure of sightseeing. It is said that if a cenotaph is built with a roof structure, then it symbolizes the queen who died before her king and the roof will remain unfinished if the king dies before the queen. The typical architectural style of Rajputs, the Chhatris is another marvelous sight to behold here.
- Famous For – Architecture, History and Photography
- Timings- 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Time Taken to Explore- 2 -3 hours
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Jawahar Circle – Have fun and Relax
Jaipur is a kind of a city which will never make your day boring. A place like Jawahar Circle is one-of-a-kind places in Jaipur to relax your mind. It is for all kinds of tourists. Being the largest circular park of Asia, it offers to relax your soul. Rose gardens, jogging tracks, beautiful plantations, benches and the musical fountain of around 270 types and 300 colorful lights will soothe your soul for sure. It is the best place to spend some good time with your friends and family amidst the serenity of nature.
- Famous for – Nature sightseeing and relaxation
- Timing of Fountain show – 7:00pm to 7:30PM, Park Timings- 6:00am to 9:00pm
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Museum of Gem and Jewellery
The glow of Gems and Jewelries are quite a fascinating sight to behold. You must visit the Museum of Gem and Jewellery in Jaipur once in a lifetime. It will give you insights on the history of the gem industry in Jaipur. From the history of trade to the story of the origin of gems along with the beautiful craftsmanship of the Jewelries, a visit to this museum will leave you spellbound. It also organizes workshops on mining, polishing to cutting and designing of the Jewelries which add delight to your journey of knowledge.
- Famous For – History, Jewellery and Gems Exploration
- Timing – 10:00am to 5:30pm
- Time Taken to Explore – 2-3 hours
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Garh Ganesh Temple – Seek Divine Wisdom
At the top of the Aravalli hill, the most popular spiritual site of Garh Ganesh Temple has been luring the attention of tourists for ages. The temple is dedicated to lord Ganesha. The most interesting sight is the image of lord Ganesha, it is the child form of Lord Ganesha known as Purushakriti and he does not have a trunk. If you really want to see the spiritual whirlwind in this magnificent sight then visit here during the festival of Annakoot which is celebrated here with a great pomp and show. Another major festival is the Paush Bade which is celebrated in the month of Paush. It is after this temple that the city of Jaipur was founded. The temple was built by Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh1.
- Famous for – Spiritual sightseeing
- Timings – 7:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm
- Time Taken to Explore – 30- 40 minutes
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Kanak Vrindavan Garden – Seek Solace and Embrace the Divine
Kanak Vrindavan Garden is an amazing place for photography, birdwatching, relaxing and nature sightseeing in Jaipur. The garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 280 years ago and the most amazing fact about this garden is that it resembles the mythological play garden of lord Krishna. The king used this garden for recreation purposes but today it stands as a wonderful nature paradise visited by every kind of traveler for a lazy weekend. There is one sacred spot in the garden which is a sight of the meeting of various rivers. The temple of Lord Vishnu in the garden is another prominent attraction of this garden. The walls of the garden are quite a sight to behold as it looks gorgeous with Mughal style jali wok. The fountain in the garden is carved out of a single giant slab. From the garden you can also spot the beautiful Fort of Nahargarh, Jal Mahal and Amber Fort.
- Famous for – Nature, Photography, Birdwatching
- Timings – 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Time Taken to Explore – 1 -2 Hour
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Chandpole Bazar – Shopping Time
One must visit Chandpole Bazar in Jaipur to make your Jaipur holiday tour more memorable. It not only attracts a shopaholic but also a normal wanderer who is not much of a shopper. The mesmerizing pink colored buildings in the walled city of Jaipur will take your breath away. It is a delightful place for sightseeing of historical monuments. The Chandpole market is the oldest market of Jaipur. It was built in 1727 AD. It is said that the Chandpole Gate is named after the moon god. The symmetrical shops are another attraction which is a visual treat for wanderers and shoppers.
- Famous for – Shopping, marble artwork, dry fruits, clothes, timber items, lac jewelry, metal and glass work, fancy gift items, sweets, namkeen and branded grains are some of the most prominent products to shop in Chandpole Bazar.
- Timings – 10:00am to 7:00pm
- Time Taken to Explore – More than 2-3 hours
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Johri Bazar: A Shopper’s Paradise for Jewellery, Clothes, and Mojaris
After you’re done with all the sightseeing in Jaipur, it is time to indulge in some retail therapy. And the best place to go for shopping in Jaipur is Johri Bazar.
Located near Hawa Mahal, Johri Bazar as the name suggests (Johri = jeweller) is where you can go for shopping for jewellery and artefacts. One of the oldest markets in Jaipur, Johri bazar has lanes abuzz of vendors selling jewellery made from gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and silver. Each piece is crafted to represent the typical ‘Thewa’ and ‘Kundan’ jewellery, a specialty of Rajasthan.
The market is also an ideal place to shop for lehengas, exquisite Mojaris or Jutis (leather sandals), and sarees in colourful and traditional Bandhej and shimmering stonework. One can also buy the tie-dye material and fabric in Johri Bazar, for which Rajasthan is quite famous.
Famous For: Shopping
Timings: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
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Chokhi Dhani: A Glimpse into the Authentic Rajasthani Food & Culture
We saved the best for the last. Now that you’re done with sightseeing and shopping in Jaipur, it is time to treat yourself with some authentic Rajasthani food and get an experience of the rich culture & traditions of Rajasthan and be greeted with the native hospitality at Chokhi Dhani.
A popular tourist place to visit in Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is a luxury resort that has created a rustic set up giving a feel of villages of Rajasthan. The resort holds mini-village fairs occasionally and also offers luxury accommodation. Even if you are not staying in the resort, you can still visit and enjoy the traditional food that they offer.
Famous For: Food and Stay
Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden: A Mughal Style Garden in Rajasthan
One of the largest and most impressive gardens in Jaipur, Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden or Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is located on the Jaipur-Agra highway, around 10 kilometres from the main city. Built in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as a gift to his second wife, Queen Sisodia from Udaipur, the garden features numerous terraced lawns, fountains, and pavilions, and is known for its intricate carvings and frescoes.
It is a popular place for tourists to visit to experience a piece of Jaipur’s rich history which is adorned by Mughal style of architecture (Charbagh style). Its stunning architecture and landscaping is now used as the shooting place for movies.
Famous For: Architecture, Nature, History, Photography
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Time Taken to Explore : 1 hour
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Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing: Paradise for Print Lovers
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur, India, is a museum dedicated to the art and heritage of hand printing and block printing techniques used in India. The museum showcases a range of exhibits, including traditional wooden blocks, hand-printed textiles, and historical artefacts that highlight the rich history and cultural significance of this age-old craft.
Visitors can learn about the process of hand printing, including the carving of wooden blocks, the mixing of dyes, and the printing of textiles, as well as the cultural and social significance of hand printing in India. The museum offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the traditional practices of hand printing and to appreciate the skill and artistry of those who have mastered this craft.
Famous For: Art, Architecture, History
Timings: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Tuesday to Saturday), 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Sunday)
Time Taken to Explore: 1-2 hour
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. what is the best way to reach jaipur.
Jaipur is well-connected with airways, railways, and roadways. According to your convenience, you can choose any of these three means of transport to reach Jaipur.
Q. Which is the best place for shopping in Jaipur?
Jaipur has many options for shopaholics. Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazar, Nehru Bazar and Bapu Bazar are the best places for shopping in Jaipur.
Q. What can we do in Jaipur at night?
One can head to Amber Fort to see the Light & Sound Show, explore Jawahar Circle Garden, and even head to Masala Chowk to savour delicious food.
Q. What is the best time to visit Jaipur?
October to March is considered as the best time to visit Jaipur as the weather remains pleasant. One can also be a part of several festivals that are hosted in this city like Jaipur Literature Fest (in January) and Holi and Elephant Festival (in Mach).
Q. Is Jaipur safe for solo female travellers?
Yes, Jaipur is considered a safe place for solo female travellers. However, it is advised to stay alert at a new place and practice caution all the time just like you do in any other travel destination.
Published: 09 Feb, 2023
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20 Most Famous Places to Visit in Jaipur
“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~ Pearl Buck
And that’s exactly where attractions in Jaipur take you to – the bygone era! So, if you want to witness the splendors of heritage marvels and experience the rich Rajasthani culture, this list of the best places to visit in Jaipur is for you!
A gateway of India’s most flamboyant states, there are a number of tourist attractions in Jaipur that ooze out the majestic past of the city. From magnificent forts to well-laid gardens, royal palaces to vibrant markets, you’ll have no dearth of places to visit in Jaipur.
From hilltop forts to well-preserved museums, get an insight into the impressive tales of the Rajput kings and queens. Not just monuments, but the heritage hotels in Jaipur as well as the shopping markets are quite popular and are must-visit tourist attractions in Jaipur.
List of Top 20 Tourist Attractions in Jaipur
Here are the Best Places to Visit in Jaipur for a Peek into the Rajputana Past –
- Nahargarh Fort
- Jaigarh Fort
- City Palace
- Rambagh Palace
- Jantar Mantar
- Birla Planetarium
- Gatore Ki Chhatriyan
- Jaipur Wax Museum
- Albert Hall Museum
- Dolls Museum
- Galtaji Temple
- Birla Temple
- Govind Dev Ji Temple
- Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple
- Tripolia Bazaar
- Johari Bazaar
- Bapu Bazaar
List of Famous Historical Forts in Jaipur
1. amer fort.
- Fun Fact : The song Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya from Mughal-E-Azam has been shot at Sheesh Mahal in Amer Fort.
- Timings : 8 am – 5.30 pm
- Entry Fees : Indians – INR 25 per person, Foreigners – INR 150 per person (fees is inclusive of entry and camera)
Amer Fort or Amber Fort is the highlight of places to visit in Jaipur . If you are a history lover and want a peek inside Jaipur’s history, Amer Fort Jaipur is the perfect place to be. The fort is not restricted to the acts of valor by Maharajas but also extends to the brilliant architecture. Among the best forts in Jaipur , Amer Fort was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013 under the title of ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’.
Amer Fort Light and Sound Show timings:
- October to February – 6.30 pm (English), 7.30 (Hindi)
- March to April – 7 pm (English), 8 pm (Hindi)
- May to September – 7.30 pm (English), 8.30 pm (Hindi)
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2. Nahargarh Fort
- Fun Fact : Nahargarh Fort never had any attacks in the course of its history, and the guns here were fired to indicate the time.
- Timings : 10 am – 5.30 pm
- Entry Fees : Indian – INR 50 per person, Foreigners – INR 200 per person
Treat your eyes to the panoramic views of the Pink City from Nahargarh Fort . It is also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur at night as it offers the most striking view of Jaipur’s scenic landscape.
Whether you are a history fan or not, this place will leave you fascinated with its spectacular sunset views. Ah, they are so beautiful! And for a memorable time, enjoy a royal dining experience at Padao Open Air Restaurant at Nahargarh Fort Jaipur.
3. Jaigarh Fort
- Fun Fact : The fort houses the biggest cannon on the wheels in the world and is named ‘Jaivana’.
- Timings : 9 am – 4.30 pm
- Entry Fees : Indians – INR 35 per person, Foreigners – INR 85 per person
The cannon, the impregnable walls, and the fascinating interiors make Jaigarh Fort one of the best tourist places in Jaipur. Literally meaning ‘Victory Fort’, you will love the exquisite architecture of this fort that reflects a glorious era of kings and queens.
Bollywood fan? You will be surprised to know that Jaigarh Fort Jaipur featured in blockbuster Bollywood films like Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika and Parineeti Chopra’s Shudh Desi Romance.
List of Famous Palaces in Jaipur
4. city palace.
- Fun Fact : The two sterling jars at City Palace Jaipur are listed as the world’s largest sterling silver vessels by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Timings : 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (day), 7 pm – 10 pm (night)
One of the top five tourist attractions in Jaipur, City Palace is a complex of palaces, gardens, pavilions, and temples. This palace is an architectural beauty you must visit on your Jaipur tour.
Get the chance to get clicked by professional photographers at the entrance in Rajasthan turban. Visit the City Palace Museum that transfers you to the times gone by and witness the belongings of the erstwhile kings and queens. Truly, a visit to City Palace in Jaipur will leave an imprint on your mind forever.
- Museum and exterior : Indians – INR 200 per adult, INR 100 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Indians – INR 200 per adult, INR – 250 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 1000 per adult, INR 500 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Indians – INR 300 per adult, INR 200 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 700 per adult, INR 400 per child (5 – 12 years)
For Royal Grandeur (Chandra Mahal tour):
- Indians – INR 1500 per adult, INR 1000 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 2000 per adult, INR 1500 per child (5 – 12 years)
For Royal Splendor (special ticket):
- Indians – INR 3000 per adult, INR 1500 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 3500 per adult, INR 2000 per child (5 – 12 years)
5. Hawa Mahal
- Fun Fact : Hawa Mahal does not have any stairways and you can explore the insides by ramps.
- Timings : 9 am – 5 pm
- Entry Fees : Indians – INR 50 per person, Foreigners – INR 200 per person
Peep through the Jharokas at Hawa Mahal . One of the best Jaipur places to visit , Hawa Mahal is Jaipur’s iconic landmark that entices tourists from all over the world. Named after the 5th-storey temple called Hawa Mandir, Hawa Mahal looks is shaped like a honeycomb, and from a distance, you can see its top resembling the crown of Lord Krishna.
Intricate carvings and airy windows are the highlights of Hawa Mahal and are carved by hand, stone by stone that exudes a charm incomparable to any other building in today’s world.
6. Jal Mahal
- Fun fact : Jal Mahal Jaipur is a five-storey building with only one visible. The rest are submerged underwater.
- Timings : 6 am – 6 pm
- Entry Fees : You cannot go inside the Jal Mahal Jaipur
Get #photoready for a selfie with a camel at Jal Mahal . Enjoy street shopping, bird watching, and click memorable pictures with Jal Mahal in the backdrop. It is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples to just sit beside each other while looking at the beautiful views of this magnificent palace.
At night, the Jal Mahal is illuminated with golden lights and looks stunning. Located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is an architectural marvel that continues to lure people from all corners of the world.
7. Rambagh Palace
- Timings : The palace has now been converted into a hotel. However, you can visit during High Tea time between 3 pm to pm for a great experience.
- Entry Fees : There is no entry fee.
Want to live like a king/queen? For a remarkable experience, visit Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. Converted into a heritage hotel in 1957, Rambagh Palace Hotel offers a luxurious stay with world-class amenities. With 79 airy, spacious, and well-equipped rooms, Rambagh Palace ensures a luxury stay and offers impeccable hospitality services.
What’s more? Conde Nast Traveler magazine rated Rambagh Palace Hotel as the world’s best hotel in September 2009. So, if you want to blend history with luxury, this is one of the popular places to see in Jaipur. If you want to experience a royal stay at the hotel, book Jaipur tour packages with Indian Holiday.
8. Jantar Mantar
- Fun fact : Jantar Mantar has the world’s biggest stone sundial. It is called Brihat Samrat Yantra.
Interested in science and astronomy? Visit Jantar Mantar in Jaipur and learn how the instruments worked and how they calculated time back in the day. It is an open-air astronomical observatory and is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur with kids.
It is located opposite City Palace and is quite popular among many historians. Not just in Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is located at four other places in India. Here, you can sit around and enjoy snacks at the stall located at the entrance of this tourist attraction.
Jantar Mantar Jaipur Light and Sound Show timings:
- October to February – 6:30 pm onwards
- March to April – 7 pm onwards
- May to September – 7:30 pm onwards
Famous Museums in Jaipur
9. jaipur wax museum.
- Fun fact : This wax museum was initially used as a resting place for the soldiers and was named Vishram Grah and Shastragar, the house of artillery.
- Timings : 10 am – 6 pm
- Entry Fees : Indians – INR 500 per person, Foreigners – INR 700 per person (the ticket includes entry to the museum as well as the Sheesh Mahal)
While on tour to Nahargarh Fort, do not miss out on Jaipur Wax Museum . Witness over 35 silicon and wax statues of Bhagat Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, Deepika Padukone, Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Rabindranath Tagore, Dalai Lama, and the list goes on.
Not just these personalities, but you can also see the kings and queens of Rajasthani along with warriors from the past. Visiting the Jaipur Wax Museum is one of the top things to do with kids for a memorable holiday.
10. Albert Hall Museum
- Fun Fact: In 2011, an X-ray was performed on a Mummy with the bones still in place.
- Timings: 9 am – 5 pm (day), 7 pm – 10 pm (night)
With 16 beautiful galleries showcasing heritage artifacts and antiques, Albert Hall Museum is among the must-visit places in Jaipur. Visit here and get a chance to witness the stunning designs handcrafted by local craftsmen. If you are an architecture admirer, Albert Hall Museum displays one of the finest architectural works in Jaipur. Treat your eyes to the intricate designs inside, beige tinge stone exteriors, sprawling gardens, murals, and Persian paintings.
- Albert Hall Museum entry fees: Indians – INR 40 per person, Foreigners – INR 300 per person
- (There are composite entry tickets available for 2 days for visiting major attractions like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, etc.)
- Albert Hall Museum night visit fees: INR 100 per person
(There is free entry at the museum on the 18th April (World Heritage Day), 30th March (Rajasthan Day), 27th September (World Tourism Day), and 18th May (World Museum Day)
11. Dolls Museum
- Fun Fact: Dolls Museum was established with the intent to showcase the diversity and high-spiritedness of Jaipur city and their attires through dolls.
- Timings: 9 am – 5 pm
- Entry fees: Indians – INR 10 per person, Foreigners – INR 50 per person
Most kids have played with dolls in their childhood. If not, the Dolls Museum will fulfill your childhood dreams. Whether you are with kids or adults, a visit to the Dolls Museum in Jaipur will give you a diverse and unique taste of Jaipur’s culture through a large number of toys and figurines.
Dolls are decorated with beautiful bridal wear, dance costumes, and everyday apparel. Along with Rajasthani dolls, you can also see doll collections from Japan and other parts of the world, like Mongolia, Turkey, Italy, Peru, Norway, Mexico, and Uganda.
List of Famous Temples in Jaipur
12. galtaji temple.
- Fun Fact: There are many rhesus macaque and langur monkeys at Galtaji Temple.
- Timings: 5 am – 9 pm
- Entry Fees: There is no entry fee.
Famously known as the Monkey Temple in Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. Monkeys can be seen here in large numbers and are famous for mobbing and robbing people of their belongings and food. So, be careful when you visit here and do not carry any valuables. For the best experience, visit Galtaji Temple Jaipur during Makar Sankranti in January, July, and August.
13. Birla Temple
- Fun Fact: The three domes in the temple represent three different religions in India.
- Timings: 6 am – 12 pm, 3 pm – 9 pm
A symbol of peace, Birla Temple is built in white marble and is an architectural marvel that must be visited on your Jaipur tour. Built by the Birla family, this is one of the top tourist attractions in Jaipur for Hindu devotees.
Birla Temple has a sanctorum where Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi’s idols are placed, attracting many tourists and locals every day. So, if you want to take the divine blessings and witness brilliant architectural designs, Birla Temple is your place.
14. Govind Dev Ji Temple
- Fun Fact: The Satsang Hall at Govind Dev Ji Temple has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the widest single-span R.C.C. flat roof construction in the world.
Witness the exquisite blend of Rajasthani, Muslim, and Classical Indian elements at Govind Devi Ji Temple . Dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Krishna’s incarnations on Earth, Govind Dev Ji Temple is one of the top places to see in Jaipur. Many legends have made this temple a huge attraction among tourists and locals, but you must visit yourself to find out whether they are true or not.
Govind Dev Ji Temple timings:
- 4.30 am – 12 pm, 5.45 pm – 9.30 pm (summers)
- 5 am – 12.15 pm, 5 pm – 8.45 pm (winters)
Aarti and ritual timings: Mangal aarti – 4.30 am, Dhoop aarti – 7.30 am, Shringar – 9.30 am, evening Gwal aarti – 5.45 pm, Sandhya aarti – 6.45 pm, night Shayan aarti – 9 pm (these are summer timings)
(The aarti timings in winter is pushed forward by 45 minutes in the morning and pushed 45 minutes backward during the evening)
15. Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple
- Fun Fact : Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple has three domes that are dedicated to three main religions in India.
- Timings : 5.30 am – 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm
- Entry Fees : There is no entry fee
Pay homage to Lord Ganesha at Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple . Situated on a hill representing a pearl drop, this is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. It is also one of the most auspicious and significant temples in Jaipur.
Seth Jai Ram Pailwa built this temple in the early 18th century with many legends. For a fulfilling experience, visit the palace on the hilltop, which is a replica of a Scottish castle and was also once the royal residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh.
Famous Shopping Markets in Jaipur
16. tripolia bazaar.
Fun Fact: In Rajasthani, ‘Tri’ means three, and ‘Pol’ means gates.
Shop your heart out at the Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur and get your hands on some unique souvenirs like lac bangles, carpets, rugs, sweets, and more. Shopping at Tripolia Bazaar is one of the best things to do in Jaipur to get a sneak peek into the Rajasthani culture. You can interact with the locals and buy items handcrafted by the local artisans. For a memorable time, visit during the famous Teej and Gangaur festivals when processions are held, and the market is packed with tourists as well as locals.
- Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur timings: 11 am – 8 pm
- Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur entry fees: There is no entry fee.
17. Johari Bazaar
Fun Fact: Johari in Hindi means ‘jeweler’ and Johari Bazaar is the place to find precious stones and fine jewelry.
If you love jewelry, Johari Bazaar in Jaipur is the perfect place for you. From enticing jewelry made of gold, silver, and emeralds to exquisite Mojaris or juttis and beautiful fabrics, Johari Bazaar has a large number of items to choose from. One of the best shopping places to visit in Jaipur , Johari Bazaar has many lanes that are famous for the kind of items they sell, and if you want the best shopping in Jaipur, Johari Bazaar is a shopper’s paradise and must be on top of your list.
- Johari Bazaar Jaipur timings: 10 am – 11 pm
- Johari Bazaar Jaipur entry fees: There is no entry fee.
18. Bapu Bazaar
- Fun Fact: Bargaining is the key to buying goods at Bapu Bazaar.
- Timings: 11 am – 10 pm
- Entry fees: There is no entry fee.
Mojari footwear, artificial jewelry, Jaipuri quilts, traditional Rajasthani clothing, handicrafts, and puppets. If anything among these entices you, visit Bapu Bazaar and bring back souvenirs from Jaipur to look back at and cherish happy memories.
Bapu Bazaar is one of the top places for shopping in Jaipur that sells everything you are looking for. The bustling streets and interaction with the locals make Bapu Bazaar one of the favored shopping places in Jaipur among tourists.
19. Birla Planetarium
- Fun Fact : Although Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then PM of India inaugurated Birla Planetarium on 2nd July 1963, it was already operating from the previous year from 29th September 1962 onwards.
- Timings : 10 am – 7 pm
- Shows and events timings : 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm (Hindi Shows), 6 pm (English Show)
- Entry fees : INR 40 per person, INR 20 per person for the planetarium show
Get into the world of stars and galaxies at Birla Planetarium . One of the major tourist places in Jaipur , this is a must-visit Jaipur place with kids. Birla Planetarium educates you about the different facets of astronomy and hosts several national and international seminars in the field. Then, you just sit in the round dome inside the planetarium and enjoy the sky shows about astronomy.
20. Gatore Ki Chhatriyan
- Fun Fact : People used to light lamps here to pay homage to their kings. But as time passed, this activity faded.
- Timings : 9.30 am – 5 pm
- Entry Fees : INR 30 per person
Known for its stunning mausoleums or tombs of erstwhile Jaipur kings, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days . If you want to escape the city bustle, visit and enjoy art, architecture, and rich Jaipur history. The location offers spectacular views of Jaipur, and you can also see important landmarks like Jal Mahal and Mansarovar Lake.
For decades, Indians and foreigners have been exploring the city of Jaipur. Now it’s your turn!
There are countless places to explore in Jaipur that will urge you to visit Jaipur again and again. And if you are a history, architecture, and art lover, then the number of trips to Jaipur doesn’t count. Right? So, which place in this list of best places to visit in Jaipur intrigued you the most?
Add these to your bucket list and plan an exciting holiday with your loved ones to Jaipur. Book Jaipur tour packages with Indian Holiday and get the chance to dive into the rich history of Pink City. Do not forget to click #instaworthy pictures to amp up your Insta game!
Why do you need to visit Jaipur?
Fan of history? Architecture? Art? Food? Shopping? Rajasthani Culture? If you are among any of these, Jaipur is one of the most culturally rich cities in India that you must visit once in your lifetime.
With so much to admire, eat, and shop, the places to visit in Jaipur invite you to take a peek into its glorious past, savor authentic Rajasthani food, experience culture and traditions, visit the historical & heritage sites, and take back nothing but happy memories with you!
The city of forts, palaces, scintillating views, and spectacular architecture will surely overwhelm you. The city of Jaipur is the place to be the king or queen you always wanted. Keep our list of tourist places handy while you plan a visit to Jaipur ! The city has proved to be a destination meant for all, whether couples or families. Book your tour package with next-gen services and with up-to-date tech. So, call us now !
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43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur (2023): ✔Location, Timings
Budget Hotels > Travel Blog > Destinations > Jaipur > 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur (2023): ✔Location, Timings
The Pink City of India, Jaipur is an exotic destination, to say the least. From royal palaces to peppy pubs and from regal forts to plush restaurants, the city offers a fascinating mix of attractions for an avid traveler. And let’s not forget the welcoming vibe of the city, a quality that’s inherent to Rajasthan’s imperial culture and heritage. Even the hotels in Jaipur extend warm hospitality to their guests. When you are in such a warm and vibrant setting, there’s just one thing you should do – soak in the splendor of the city to the hilt.
But where do you start? In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey through the various places to visit in Jaipur and help you to curate your itinerary.
Places to Visit in Jaipur (List):
1. amber fort and palace.
Amber Fort and Palace | #1 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
A majestic fort with a hilltop setting and an opulent palace within its premises – that’s Amber Fort and Palace for you. One of the most iconic forts in Jaipur , Amber Fort is steeped in history and remains a glorious example of architectural brilliance. The fort includes magnificent structures like the Sheesh Mahal, Shukh Niwas, and the Diwan-e-Khas or Hall of Private Audience. The light and sound show held here every evening brings alive the fort and its history, which is something you must not miss out on.
- Location: Devisinghpura
- Fort Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
- Light and Sound Show Timings: 7:30 pm (English), 8:00 pm (Hindi)
- Entry Fee: ₹ 25 for Indians; ₹ 10 for students, ₹ 200 for foreigners
- Light and Sound Show Tickets: ₹ 250 + GST
2. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort | #2 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
The rocky ridges of the Aravali Hills cradle Nahargarh Fort , a majestic monument that overlooks Jaipur and offers a stunning view of the city’s landscape. Built in 1734 by Jai Singh II, the then Maharaja of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort was part of the city’s defense circle, along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. The fort served as a hunting retreat for the royal family. Today it is a splendid viewpoint to watch glorious sunsets over the Pink City.
- Location: Brahampuri
- Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹ 10 for Indians; ₹ 50 for foreigners
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3. Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort | #3 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
When you are making a list of must-visit places in Jaipur, you can’t leave out Jaigarh Fort. Standing at a height of 500 feet above the sea level, this 18 th -century fort adorns the Cheel Ka Tila or the Hill of Eagles in the Aravali Range like a crown. Rugged beauty defines this fort that boasts of red sandstone construction. It was a prominent center of artillery production for the rulers of this land. One of the main attractions of Jaigarh fort is the Jaivana cannon, which was once the world’s largest cannon on wheels.
- Timings: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Entry Fee : ₹ 35 for Indians; ₹ 80 for foreigners
4. City Palace
City Palace | #4 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Located in the heart of the city, the City Palace is one of the most remarkable tourist attractions in Jaipur. The architecture of this palace is a splendid blend of Rajput and Mughal styles. Flawless engravings and fine artworks lend this place a distinct beauty. Adorned with sprawling gardens, courtyards, halls, royal residences, and art galleries, every part of this palace reflects Rajputana glory. The palace also houses a museum where you will come across the royal garments used by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.
- Location: Jaleb Chowk
- Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; every day
- Indians – ₹ 40 for adults; ₹ 25 for children (5 to 12 years old)
- Foreigners – ₹ 300 for adults; ₹ 200 for children (5 to 12 years old)
5. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal | #5 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal is a five-storied pyramidal edifice constructed out of red and pink sandstone and is among the most popular tourist places to visit in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, it features 953 small windows and looks like a honeycombed hive. The interior chambers of this building enjoy a cooling effect due to the breeze blowing in through its incredible lattice of windows. If you climb to the top of the Hawa Mahal, you can get amazing views of the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar from there.
- Location: Badi Choupad
- Timings: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: Indians – ₹ 10 for adults Foreigners – ₹ 50 for adults
6. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar | #6 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory that dates back to 1734 and was built under the commands of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It houses the world’s largest sundial made out of stone, in addition to nineteen other architectural astronomical instruments. This place has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and a visit to Jantar Mantar definitely deserves to be on your list of things to do in Jaipur .
- Location : Kanwar Nagar
- Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: Indians – ₹ 50 for adults; ₹ 15 for students Foreigners – ₹ 200
7. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal | #7 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Standing in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a spectacular five-storied palace that features the Rajput style of architecture. It was built as a hunting lodge for the rulers of this land. When the lake is full, four of these stories remain submerged under the water and only the top one remains visible. The palace is off-limits for visitors, but you can always enjoy its picturesque view by taking a boat ride in the lake.
- Location : Amer Road
8. Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Museum | #8 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Palaces and forts are not the only historical places to visit in Jaipur. Albert Hall Museum, the oldest museum in Rajasthan, is a treasure trove of artifacts that give you a glimpse into the region’s rich history and heritage. Named after the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, this museum has a rich collection of jewelry, paintings, ivory items, sculptures, crystal works, carpets, and metal artifacts. An Egyptian mummy housed here counts among its main attractions.
- Location: Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar
- Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹ 20 for Indians; ₹ 150 for foreigners
9. Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace | #9 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Rambagh Palace was once just a royal hunting lodge located amidst a dense forest. It was later expanded in the early part of the 20 th century and turned into a grand residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur. Today, the palace serves as one of the finest heritage hotels in Jaipur. You can expect a heady blend of opulence and luxury to greet you if you decide to check in at this palace-hotel.
- Location: Bhawani Singh Road
10. Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh | #10 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Touted as one of the most enticing sightseeing places to visit in Jaipur, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh is a picturesque garden that symbolizes the everlasting love between Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and his second wife, Rani Sisodia Jai Singh. This multi-level garden is dotted with beautiful fountains, lovely watercourses, and spectacular pavilions highlighted with wall paintings of Lord Krishna.
- Location: Lal Dungri
- Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹ 50 for Indians; ₹ 200 for foreigners
11. Amar Jawan Jyoti
Amar Jawan Jyoti | #11 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Amar Jawan Jyoti is a memorial built to honor the brave soldiers who laid down their lives in the service of the nation during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. The simple structure with the upturned rifle is a big draw among tourists and locals alike. Once the sun goes down, the memorial stands brightly illuminated against the dark sky, making it one of the best places to visit in Jaipur at night .
- Location: Janpath, Lalkothi
- Timings : 24×7; every day
- Entry Fee: No entry fee
12. Jaipur Zoo
Jaipur Zoo | #12 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Jaipur Zoo is home to around 50 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. If you are traveling with kids, a visit to the zoo will be one of the most interesting things to do in Jaipur . Spend a day here enjoying the lush greenery of the zoo, in the company of leopards, bear, deer, peacocks, cockatoos, etc.
- Location: Museum Road, Kailash Puri
- Timings : 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (March to October); 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (November to February); Closed on Tuesdays
- Entry Fee : ₹ 15
13. Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani | #13 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Chokhi Dhani offers you an experience of Rajasthan’s rural way of life and culture in all its vibrancy. It is an ethnic village resort where you enjoy authentic Rajasthani food, folk music, puppet shows, dance performances, magic shows, arts and crafts, and lots more.
- Location : 12 Miles Tonk Road, Sitapur
- Timings: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
- Cost for two: ₹ 1600 (approx.)
14. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir | #14 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Birla Temple is one of the most magnificent temples in Jaipur . Built with resplendent white marble stones, the temple stands against the backdrop of lush greenery and presents a breath-taking sight. The walls of the temple are ornamented with various scenes and quotes from the Bhagavad Gita. This grand place of worship looks spellbinding when illuminated at night.
- Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar
- Timings: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; every day
15. Central Park
Central Park | #15 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Nestled in the heart of Jaipur, Central Park boasts of being the city’s largest park. It has a 5 km long walking and jogging track, musical fountains, temple, and lovely stone statues. A unique attraction here is the 206-feet high pole that has the National Flag fluttering on it all day and night. Home to a wide range of birds, the place is a haven for bird watchers as well.
- Location: Prithviraj Road, Rambagh
- Timings: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm; every day
16. Galtaji Temple
Galtaji Temple | #16 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
The Galta Ji Temple is one of Jaipur’s famous places and is recognised as a highly sacred destination with enormous historical value. The temple complex is essentially a cluster of temples, with Galta Ji serving as the main temple. The temples are constructed within a tiny mountain pass gap in the Aravalli hills. Galta Ji is also referred to as Galwar Bagh or the Monkey Temple due to its large population of monkeys. The langur monkeys and rhesus macaque are the species of monkeys that you can see at Galta Ji. The monkeys in this area are notorious for robbing tourists of their goods and meals. They are so infamous that if they spot someone carrying food, they will simply steal it from them. It becomes important to carry all items in a bag and to avoid eating anything in the open. The ideal time to go to Galta Ji in Jaipur is from February to March, and between October and December. It is not advisable to visit Rajasthan during its unbearably hot and unpleasant summers.
- Location: 10 km east of Jaipur, on the city’s outskirts
- Entry Fee: Free
17. Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple | #17 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Among the Jaipur places to visit , the Govind Devji Temple is a famous and revered place of devotion in Rajasthan, as well as the most significant in terms of Rajasthani rulers’ history. The temple is devoted to Lord Govind Devji, one of Lord Krishna’s incarnations on Earth, who is revered as the main god of the Kachwaha Dynasty of monarchs of Amber/Amer. The ceilings of the marble and sandstone construction of the Govind Ji Temple are coated with a golden layer. The temple’s design is a synthesis of Rajasthani, Muslim, and Classical Indian styles. As befits a structure constructed next to a royal palace, exquisite paintings and chandeliers adorn the walls. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden called Talkatora.
- Timings : Summer- 4:30 AM to 12:00 Noon and 5:45 PM to 9:30 PM; Winter – 5:00 AM to 12:15 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM
18. Raj Mandir Cinema
Raj Mandir Cinema | #18 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Raj Mandir is a meringue-shaped cinema complex that has been enthralling movie buffs since 1976. Its spacious and lavish interiors, stunning ceiling design, and indirect lighting system, all come together to make it an awesome movie viewing experience here. Enjoying a Bollywood masala flick here counts among the popular things to do in Jaipur for couples .
- Location : Bhagwant Das Road, Ashok Nagar
- Timings : Depends on the movie selected
19. Jaipur Wax Museum
Jaipur Wax Museum | #19 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Located at the entrance of Nahargarh Fort, the Jaipur Wax Museum brings alive various celebrities, personalities, kings, and queens through their lifelike wax statues. Another major attraction here is the Sheesh Mahal, a uniquely designed hall with scintillating mirror inlays all around. You can take photographs with statues of Amitabh Bachchan, MS Dhoni, Kalpana Chawla, Sachin Tendulkar, Deepika Padukone, and many others here.
- Location: Amer Road
- Timings: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹ 500 for Indians; ₹ 700 for foreigners
20. Dolls Museum
Dolls Museum | #20 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
With an amazing collection of dolls of all shapes and sizes, the place holds much attraction for kids and adults alike. You can find dolls dressed in ethnic attires of various states in the country. Even bridal clothing and dance outfits of different states are exhibited through the dolls here. What’s more, dolls wearing the traditional dresses of Malaysia, Mexico, Germany, America, Sweden, Britain, and various other countries are displayed at this one-of-its-kind museum.
- Location : Adarsh Nagar
- Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; every day
- Entry Fee: ₹ 10
21. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
Anokhi Museum | #21 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Dedicated to hand printing and woodblock printing, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is the most unique one among all the museums in Jaipur . This place preserves the rich textile heritage of the land through various artifacts, demonstrations, photographs, tools, and carvings. While you are here, you can also attend a live demonstration of hand printing and various techniques used in it.
- Location: Kheri Gate, Amber
- Timings: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday); 11:00 am to 4:30 pm (Sundays) ; c losed on Mondays and major national and local holidays
- Entry Fee: ₹ 30 for adults, ₹ 20 for students, ₹ 15 for children
22. Bapu Bazar
Bapu Bazar | #22 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
If you are interested in shopping ethnic items in Jaipur, Bapu Bazar opens up a world of wonders for you. Counted among the most popular places for shopping in Jaipur , this marketplace deals in quintessential Rajasthani handicrafts, textiles, precious stones, brass works, leheria stoles, sandalwood and marble figurines, block printed bedspreads, lac jewelry, and lots more.
- Location : Biseswarji
- Timings: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
23. Moti Dungri
Moti Dungri | #23 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Moti Dungri is a hilltop temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Ganesha. The shrine dates back to 1761 but the idol is believed to be more than five centuries old. The idol here has its trunk positioned in the right direction, which is a rare thing. The serene ambiance and the unique idol are the main attractions of this place.
- Location : Moti Doongri Road, Tilak Nagar
- Timings : 5:30 am to 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
24. Panna Meena ka Kund
Panna Meena ka Kund | #24 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Panna Meena ka Kund is an ancient step-well that dates back to the 16 th century. It has steps adorning its three sides while the remaining side is a multi-storeyed balcony. This eight-story step-well also has a community space where you can sit and spend some moments taking in the beauty of this place.
- Location: Amer
- Timings: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
25. Kanak Vrindavan Garden
Kanak Vrindavan | #25 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Located in a lush valley at the foothills of Nahargarh Hill, Kanak Vrindavan is a picturesque garden. The garden is said to have been built to resemble the original Vrindavan in Mathura, where Lord Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood. There’s even a lovely idol of Lord Krishna in this garden. The naturally beautiful setting and the serenity here makes it one of the popular places to visit for couples in Jaipur .
- Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; every day
26. Johari Bazaar
Johari Bazaar | #26 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Johari Bazaar is amongst the oldest markets in Jaipur where you can shop to your heart’s content for all kinds of trinkets. This market offers an amazing choice of designs and variety in handmade jewelry. You can also shop for gemstones, traditional lehengas, Jaipuri quilts, ethnic footwear, and a variety of other stuff here.
- Location: Near Badi Chopar Bus Stop
- Timings : 10:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day
Elephantastic | #27 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Fancy spending a day in the company of elephants? Then head off to Elephantastic, an elephant farm that enables you to fulfill this fantasy of yours. You can feed, bathe, paint these majestic tuckers with organic colors, and even go on elephant safaris. A visit to this place is one of the most amazing offbeat things to do in Jaipur that you must not miss!
- Location: Delhi-Jaipur Expressway
- Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; every day
- Entry Fee : Contact the farm directly
28. 1135 AD, Amer
1135 AD, Amer | #28 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
An open-air courtyard setting inside the majestic Amer Palace and a spread of authentic dishes fit for royalty – this is what you can expect at this luxury dining spot in Jaipur. Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Jaipur , this place is a blend of elegance and opulence. The Lal Maas and Rajasthani Thali are the must-try dishes here.
- Location: Amer Palace
- Timings: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
- Cost for two: ₹ 2700 (approx.)
29. Suvarna Mahal
Suvarna Mahal | #29 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
A plush dining place at the Rambagh Palace hotel, Suvarna Mahal sets the mood for a great dining experience with its opulent settings and live classical music. While the quality of food is excellent here, the top-class service also wins the hearts of visitors. Eat and get treated like royalty here.
- Location : Taj Rambagh Palace, Bhawani Singh Road
- Timings: 12:00 noon to 2:45 pm, 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm; every day
- Cost for two: ₹ 5000 (approx.)
30. Spice Court
With its enticing outdoor seating arrangement and hearty dishes, Spice Court goes all out to make sure that you have the best dining experience on your budget trip to Jaipur . Whether you are in the mood for a quiet romantic dinner or a loud family do, you can always count on this place.
- Location: Civil Lines
- Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Cost for two: ₹ 1000 (approx.)
31. World Trade Park
World Trade Park | #31 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
The World Trade Park Mall is a shopper’s paradise. Though it is a relatively new shopping destination in the city, it has quickly become one of the favorite shopping malls in Jaipur . With well-known brands like Calvin Klein, Marks n Spencer, Celio, Zara, and others selling their merchandise here, you can have an amazing shopping experience at this mall. Also, there are a number of top-class restaurants to take care of your hunger when you are tired from all that shopping.
- Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg
- Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
32. Amigos Bar
World Trade Park | #32 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Amigos Bar is a Mexican-themed place that counts among the best nightclubs in Jaipur . The place boasts of an enticing ambiance, which is complemented with great food and exotic cocktails. Whether you are in the mood for a quiet drink or a night of drinking and dancing, this place ticks the boxes for all these and more!
- Location: Hotel Om Tower, MI Road
- Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; every day
- Cost for two: ₹ 1300 (approx.) with alcohol
33. Chand Baori Stepwell
Chand Baori Stepwell | #33 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
The Chand Baori Stepwell or the Abhaneri Stepwell and is an important place to visit in Jaipur . Built with intricate Jaipuri architecture, the stepwell has a total of 13 floors and about 3500 steps that include galleries filled with beautifully carved sculptures.
- Location: Dausa, Bandikui
- Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, all days of the week
- Entry Fee: N/A
34. Ram Nivas Garden
Ram Nivas Garden | #34 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh, the Ram Nivas Garden is among the historically relevant tourist places in Jaipur you should not miss. The beautifully maintained and landscaped garden looks mystical and stunning post-sunset.
- Location: Ashok Nagar
- Timings: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, all days of the week except Tuesdays
- Entry Fee:
- Indians – ₹10
- Foreigners – ₹100
35. Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple | #35 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Akshardham Temple is a beautiful religious place for Hindus dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur . Devotees from across India, visit this stunning temple to pay respects and revel in the sacred ambience.
- Location: Chitrakoot
- Timings: 7:00 AM to 8:15 PM
36. Amrapali Museum
Amrapali Museum | #36 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Amrapali Museum is one of the lesser-known tourist places in Jaipur. This gem of a place has some of the rarest collections of tribal and ancient jewellery displayed.
- Timings: 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
- Entry Fee: ₹600 for individuals aged 12 and above
37. Tripolia Bazaar
Tripolia Bazaar | #37 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Tripoli, which means three-gates, is the oldest, largest, and busiest markets in Jaipur and for shoppers the most famous place in Jaipur . If you want to get Rajasthani attire, juttis, lac bangles and other jewellery, home décor, and accessories at cheap prices, do head out here.
- Location: Kanwar Nagar
- Timings: All through the day
38. Hathni Kund
Tripolia Bazaar | #38 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Hathni Kund is a hill that is very popular with trekkers. The pathway to the top of the hill has many ancient temples and sand dunes along the way. From the top, you can get a 360-degree view of the Pink City. There is a famous Hanuman Temple located at the top.
- Location: Yamuna Nagar District
Now that you know where to go and what to do, why wait anymore? Pack your bags, book your hotel stay, and touch down in Jaipur for an amazing holiday.
39. Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple
Khole Ke Hanuman Temple | #39 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
On three sides, there are hills around the Khole Ke Hanuman Temple. This temple was built in 1960 and is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Hanuman. It is a must-see with its amazing views of the Aravallis and serene atmosphere. This Hanuman temple is a Jaipur famous place and gets a lot of visitors every day of the year, particularly on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Persons from all religions, local residents, and tourists visit the temple. The best time to visit the temple is around 7:00 PM when the evening aarti is performed.
- Location: Laxman Dungri, Hanuman Mandir Marg, Kunda, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028
- Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM
40. Royal Gaitor Tumbas
Royal Gaitor Tumbas | #40 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Travellers visiting Jaipur shouldn’t miss the remarkable architectural splendour of Royal Gaitore or Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan, one of the city’s lesser-visited tourist sites. Royal cemeteries in Rajasthan are one of the remarkable places to visit near Jaipur, known for their elaborate design and upkeep; Gaitore is often regarded as among the finest examples of this. The former Jaipur monarchy still owns the place. It is the tomb of the Kacchawa dynasty, who ruled Jaipur, and the location of their royal cremations; the monument is also often referred to as the royal Tumbas. At the base of a hill, between the Garh Ganesh temple and Nahargarh Fort, it is the last resting place of the Kacchhawa dynasty, rulers of Jaipur from 1727 to 1947; it is not the final resting place of Maharajah Sawai Ishwari Singh. White marble chhatris predominate in Gaitore, but some have also been constructed with sandstone. These Chhatris span 220 years and are among the best examples of the combination of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Chhatris of the royal women are located farther away, close to Man Sagar Lake. Typically, chhatris consist of a columned hall crowned with a beautiful cupola. Some chhatris are embellished with carvings of Apsaras (nymphs), Gandharvas (musicians), and processions. The most spectacular is the one dedicated to Maharaja Jai Singh II, which features 20 carved columns. The beautiful view makes it one of the finest places to go to .
- Location: Royal Gaitor or Tumbas, Brahmapuri, Amber Road
- Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians as well as Foreigners
41. Patrika Gate
Patrika Gate | #41 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
As the gateway to Jawahar Circle Park, Patrika Gate is a popular tourist destination in terms of Jaipur sightseeing . This enormous gate’s brilliant colours and elaborate carvings are architectural hallmarks of the Rajasthani people and their culture. One of the city’s 9 gates, this one has been constructed of pink sandstone on the exterior and a colourful promenade on its interior. Visitors may observe facts, sights, and sceneries from all over Rajasthan over the walls, archways, and pillars. As many trees encircle the gate, it is a great setting to indulge the photographer in you. In the evenings, there is a spectacular musical fountain extravaganza for guests to enjoy. Patrika Gate is among the most attractive Jaipur places to visit .
- Location: JLN Road, Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Timings: Open 24 hours all 7 days of the week
- Entry Fee: For Indians – INR 10; For Foreigners – INR 20
42. Garh Ganesh Mandir
Garh Ganesh Temple | #42 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh constructed the ancient Garh Ganesh Temple. It is situated close to the Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts on the Aravalli Hills. Lord Ganesh, in his infant form (Vigra Purushakriti), is the focus of veneration at this shrine. The Garh Ganesh Temple was erected nearly 300 years ago when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh performed the Ashwamedha Yagna. After the temple’s construction was complete, he set the first stone of Jaipur City. When the Maharaja was residing at the City Palace, he would use his binoculars to see the idol from Chandra Mahal. The temple is enclosed by sandstone walls and defended by cannons inside a building reminiscent of a fortress. An enormous painted Swastika adorns one of the walls making the structure visible from far away. Among the Jaipur tourist places , this temple figures high on the list of devotees as well as holidayers.
- Location: Mount Rd, Near Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
- Timings: 05:30 AM to 12:00 PM; 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
43. Jawahar Circle Garden
Jawahar Circle Garden | #43 of 43 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
The Jawahar Circle Park contains a variety of attractions and is the largest highway circle park in all of Asia. From kiosks to a magnificent musical fountain, the garden’s many amenities make it an instantaneous tourist magnet. Most visitors to the garden at Jawahar Circle come to watch the musical fountain. It produces 270 unique effects, and the water rises to a maximum height of 25 ft. The fountain features nearly 316 different hued lights, making it a sight to see when night falls. The garden was given shape in the year 2009 by the Jaipur Development Authority. The Jawahar Circle is built to attract more tourists and allow them to enjoy a tranquil experience in the heart of Rajasthan. In addition to being a popular weekend retreat for Jaipur residents, Jawahar Circle is also a popular weekend destination. Tourists and residents of Jaipur also enjoy picnics and casual trips to the park’s different parts, including the musical fountain, in addition to morning and evening walks.
- Location: Jawahar Circle, Malviya Nagar
- Timings: 6 AM – 9 PM; Musical Fountain Timings — 7 PM to 7.30 PM
- Entry Fee: For Indians- INR 10; For Foreigners- INR 20
Frequently Asked Questions About Jaipur:
Q: Are there any interesting places to visit near Jaipur?
A: Yes, in fact there are quite a few. Shekhawati, Ajmer, Pushkar, Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bharatpur, Mathura, Agra and Chittorgarh are among the most popular weekend getaways from Jaipur.
Q: When in Jaipur, which street foods should I try?
A: Kachori, bun samosa, mirchi vada, bread pakora, dal cheela, dahi vada, kathi roll, sabudana khichdi, laccha aloo ki tikki, jalebi, kulfi, falooda, and rabri ghevar are some of the must-try street foods im Jaipur.
Q: Which is the best season to visit Jaipur?
A: As the summers are quite dry and hot and monsoons might not be too convenient for sightseeing, winters (October-March) make the best time to visit Jaipur.
Q: I’m looking for shopping places in Jaipur. Any suggestions?
A: Jaipur has many colourful marketplaces, the most popular being Johari Bazaar, Kishanpole Bazaar, Chandpole Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Sireh Deori Bazaar and Mirza Ismail Road.
Q: Suggest some good restaurants in Jaipur serving local cuisine.
A: To enjoy some of the best delicacies of Rajasthan, you can head to 1135 AD, Suvarna Mahal or Cinnamon. Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar, Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, Spice Court, Chokhi Dhani, Shri Thaal Village, Shri Panch Bhog and Surya Mahal are among the budget restaurants in Jaipur for authentic cuisine.
Q: Are there any nightclubs in Jaipur?
A: If what you’re looking for is a place in Jaipur for dancing, Amigos, Blackout, The Extreme Discotheque, F Bar and Lounge, 60 ML, Grunge, House of People, Colorbar and Lounge 18 are some of the best options.
Q: What are some of the activities I can enjoy in Jaipur?
A: Sightseeing and capturing the beautiful forts, palaces, lakes, museums and more in your lens are two of the best things to do in Jaipur. Other activities you can indulge in are camel and elephant rides, birdwatching, shopping, trekking, hot air ballooning, attending a folk festival, watching puppet shows and relishing Rajasthani delicacies.
Q: Which are the must-visit forts in Jaipur?
A: Your trip to Jaipur would be incomplete without paying a visit to the magnificent Amber Fort. Other popular forts in Jaipur that you must include in your itinerary are Nahargarh and Jaigarh.
Q: What are the main transit hubs in Jaipur?
A: The main air gateway to the city is Jaipur International Airport that has daily domestic links with many important Indian cities. Railway stations in the city include Jaipur Junction , Durgapura and Gandhinagar. Inter-state buses are available from Sindhi Camp bus stand or Narayan Singh Circle. NH 8 is the main highway passing through the city.
Q: How to get around Jaipur?
A: RTDC buses, local buses, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxis are the different public transport available for travelling within Jaipur.
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25 BEST Places to Visit in Jaipur (2023)
India’s stunning city of Jaipur is the biggest city in the state of Rajasthan. Nicknamed the Pink City because of the eye-catching dusky and rosy hues of its buildings, Jaipur boasts a wealth of cool things to see and do. From splendid architecture and fascinating historical sites to natural beauties, romantic treasures, and family-friendly attractions, there’s never a dull moment in Jaipur.
With an abundance of monuments, palaces, museums, and forts, narrowing down your final choices for your itinerary can be tough, particularly if your time in Jaipur is limited.
We’re here to make your travel planning easier! Our expert team of travel writers have done the legwork so you don’t need to, bringing you the ultimate list of the best places to visit in Jaipur. Hit up the highlights and visit some hidden gems for a diverse experience in one of India’s most captivating and charming destinations.
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Step back in time by exploring and staying in Jaipur’s Pink City. This centrally located neighbourhood is situated within Jaipur’s old city walls.
- Delve deep into history and enjoy an array of artefacts at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum.
- Don’t miss the chance to experience Hawa Mahal, a red and pink sandstone building that offers great views of the city.
- Take a tour of the famous City Palace of Jaipur.
And, after those useful tips, here are the best places to visit in Jaipur:
Jaipur is just heaving with accommodation options and it can sometimes be overwhelming to know which one to choose or which area to stay in. We’ve got the low down for you so be sure to check out where to stay in Jaipur before taking off on your next adventure!
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#1 – Johari Bazar – A great place in Jaipur if you love to shop!
- Huge selection of shops and goods
- Lively atmosphere
- Popular with locals and visitors
- Practice haggling skills
Why it’s awesome: If you are backpacking India then get ready to haggle! With around 400 stores and stalls, Johari Bazar is a terrific place for anyone who loves shopping. A top place to pick up local arts and crafts, it’s possible to see artisans skilfully working on pieces in some shops. There’s a huge selection of goods to choose from and the prices are generally reasonable. The market streets cover some two kilometres (1.2 miles). Thronging crowds surge along the maze-like alleys, adding to the buzzing vibe. Locals and visitors are drawn to the market looking to score great deals. There are also many foodie treats to keep your energy levels at their peak while you explore and buy.
What to do there: Join the crowds and make your way through the energetic and colourful market, pausing to admire the diverse items for sale. From beautiful saris, ornate textiles, and hand-crafted jewellery, to ceramics, fresh-cut flowers, and grocery goods, the extensive market has everything that you could possibly wish to purchase. Soak up the vibe, watch transactions unfolding, and have a go at haggling to get the best prices. Grab some tasty treats from the street-food vendors to keep hunger firmly at bay.
#2 – Jaigarh Fort – One of the most amazing places in Jaipur!
- Large clifftop fortress
- Stunning views
- Surrounded by nature
- Steeped in history
Why it’s awesome: Jaigarh Fort (also known as Victory Fort) was built in the 1720s to defend the famous Amer Fort. Indeed, underground passageways connect the two splendid fortresses. Perched high on top of cliffs in the Aravalli Mountains, the elevated position provides incredible views of the surrounding natural scenery, a lake, and the splendid Amer complex. Surrounded by thick sandstone walls, the fort features spectacular architectural details and designs and was once used as a place where mighty cannons were made.
Cannons were created using locally mined iron ore and it was possible in the past to produce gigantic cannons measuring up to 4.8 metres (16 feet) in just one day! The onsite museum provides interesting facts about the fort’s past.
What to do there: Walk around the magnificent fortress, marvelling at the impenetrable walls and defensive details. Admire the square garden within the complex visit the watchtower for splendid views. Look inside the former courtrooms and halls, and enjoy a quiet moment in the two historic temples within the grounds. Have a look in the old armoury, where you’ll find an array of old weapons, armour, and shields, and be amazed by the gigantic 50-kilogram (110-pound) cannonball.
The museum has a range of artefacts, including photos of former local rulers, and it’s a great place to learn more about the area’s past. Don’t miss seeing the colossal Jaivana cannon, at one time the biggest cannon on wheels in the world. Seriously, make sure you add this place to your Jaipur itinerary.
#3 – Jantar Mantar – A fascinating educational place to visit in Jaipur
- Unusual site
- Old astronomical instruments
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Built by a former king
Why it’s awesome: Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar is one of several ancient observatories built in Northern India by King Sawai Jai Singh II. Dating back to the 1720s, the enormous structures are incredibly precise. The astronomical instruments were ground-breaking devices that allowed people to learn more about and monitor the skies. Once used as the nation’s main observatory, in its heyday, there were more than 20 astronomers onsite. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site , the structures are not only impressive because of their past uses but they are also intriguing, and somewhat whimsical, to look at.
What to do there: Made using local stone and marble, there are 19 great instruments throughout the complex. Marvel at the large architectural instruments and gain insights into what each structure was designed to monitor, calculate, or observe in times gone by. For example, Dhruva Darshak Pattika was used to monitor the pole star and see where it was in relation to other stars and planets. Kranti Vritta Yantra measured the latitude and longitude of stars and planets, Rama Yantra found the altitude of the sun, and Unnatamsa Yantra measured the altitude of various celestial bodies. Don’t miss seeing the biggest stone sundial in the world too.
#4 – Hawa Mahal – A great place to see in Jaipur if you love architecture
- Ancient palace with distinctive features
- One of the city’s pink-coloured buildings
- Interesting stories about the complex
- Once home of royal ladies
Why it’s awesome: Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds, was built in the late 18 th century. An extension of the main City Palace, it housed royal ladies. At that time, it was forbidden for ladies of the royal court to be seen in public or observed by strangers. The building was designed, therefore, to allow the ladies to be able to watch the scenes on the streets without themselves being spotted.
There are more than 950 tiny windows in the eye-catching pink building, carved with lattices, and the honeycomb-like building is a real treat for the eyes from the outside. The numerous windows also allowed plenty of ventilation and a breeze, leading to the nickname of the Palace of the Winds. There are displays inside today and you can see how royalty once lived.
What to do there: Appreciate the building’s interesting façade, noticing the many small windows, before entering the complex. Try to visit early in the morning when the sun shines enticingly through the numerous small holes. Don’t miss seeing the light streaming through the beautiful stained glass too. Watch the hustle and bustle outside, feeling slightly voyeuristic in the knowledge that those outside can’t see you, and feel the cooling breeze on your skin. Explore the palace’s five levels, and notice that the interiors are rather plain when compared to the striking exterior.
#5 – Chokhi Dhani Village – Easily one of the most fun places to check out in Jaipur
- Experience rich Rajasthani culture and traditions
- Various activities to enjoy
- Live entertainment
- Have your fortune told
Why it’s awesome: Designed to preserve and showcase the local culture and traditions of Rajasthan, Chokhi Dhani Village is a popular attraction for both domestic and international tourists. Designed like a traditional Indian village, the large attraction is divided into several cool zones that are spread over ten acres (four hectares). Buildings reflect local heritage and styles, and there’s plenty of art, decorations, and performances to enjoy.
The huge array of onsite activities and attractions appeal to people of all ages, and it’s a top place to visit with the family, your friends, alone, or as a couple. There are top-notch shopping and dining opportunities too. The atmosphere is jovial and rustic, and the natural surroundings and fresh air are sure to appeal to anyone wishing to escape the busy city streets for some time.
What to do there: Wander around the attractive village, seeing traditional buildings filled with hand-made objects and crafts. Take a boat ride on the glistening Tal Talaiya Lake, which even has a waterfall to add to the lovely vibe. Get up close and personal with camels, see majestic elephants, ride a horse, and experience age-old local transportation with a ride in a bullock cart. Call by the palmist to see what your future holds or trust a parrot to pick the right cards to give you insights into your future life.
Alternatively, peer into the past at the bioscope. Be amazed by magic tricks and fire eating displays, be enchanted by a charming puppet show, and see a re-enactment of the famous battle of Haldighati Ka Yudh. Watch an array of traditional folk dance performances, complete with striking costumes and hypnotic music. Buy a range of local goods and savour delicious Rajasthani cuisine in one of the restaurants.
#6 – Galta Ji Temple – Quite the quirky place in Jaipur!
- Popular pilgrimage site
- Sacred Hindu temple
- Home to many monkeys
- Beautiful vistas
Why it’s awesome: Dating back to the 16 th century, the large Galta Ji Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple because of the many monkeys that live throughout its grounds. Built-in the Aravalli Hills around a natural spring, there are seven sparkling pools filled with the natural spring water. Pilgrims come to bathe in the holy waters, which are believed to be different to those found in other places. Several religious buildings are built into the hills and the elevated Sun Temple is a great place to watch the sun go down.
What to do there: Explore the spiritual site and see devotees ritually cleansing in the holy waters. You might also spot cheeky monkeys taking a quick dip too! Watch the playful monkeys scampering through the grounds, though do be cautious that they don’t steal any of your belongings. There are two species of monkey within the grounds: macaques and langurs. Admire the main building in its pink glory and see an array of religious art and statues throughout the complex. Enjoy the tranquil vibe and hike up to the Sun Temple for incredible views across Jaipur, perhaps staying to watch a beautiful sunset.
#7 – Chand Baori – An awesome place to visit in Jaipur for half a day!
- Historic step well
- Beautiful architecture
- One of the biggest step wells across the globe
- Delightful village setting
Why it’s awesome: The enormous stepwell of Chand Baori can be found in the quaint village of Abhaneri. One of the world’s biggest and most impressive step-wells. The almost two-hour drive is more than worth making from Jaipur. Steeped in history, the oldest sections of the beautiful stepwell were built in the 8 th century, with later additions over the years. The upper levels were mainly constructed during the Mughal period. Descending down into the depths of the earth for some 30 metres (98 feet), there are thousands of narrow steps down the 13 levels. The striking structure has featured in a variety of films and TV shows.
What to do there: Peer down the several levels into the depths of the well and admire the intricate and precise geometric designs before working your way down the 3,500 steps to the bottom of the well. Stop to rest and see the well from different vantages points at the different stories. See where water was once stored throughout the year and feel the slightly cooler temperatures at the bottom.
It’s no surprise to learn that the cool and shady well was once a popular meeting place for people looking to escape the hot outside temperatures! Look up from the bottom, marvelling at the structure’s design before taking a deep breath to climb back up the many stairs. (Don’t worry if you don’t want to go all the way to the bottom—nobody would judge you!)
#8 – Govind Dev Ji Temple – One of the most religious places to see in Jaipur
- Long history
- Surrounded in legends
- Sacred site
- Attracts thousands of faithful worshippers almost every single day
Why it’s awesome: Within the extensive grounds of the City Palace complex, Govind Dev Ji Temple is one of the most important Hindu temples in Jaipur. It’s particularly revered by followers of Vaishnavism. Thousands of devotees come here every day to pray and seek blessings. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple houses a statue of the deity that is said to be an exact depiction of Krishna when he was incarnated on Earth. Legends say that the statue was created by the great grandson of Lord Krishna, and that it took three attempts to get a perfect likeness.
What to do there: See the cream and red temple from the outside, complete with its typical elongated corn-like towers. Explore the complex, making sure to pay your respects to the sacred statue of Lord Krishna, and observe the hustle and bustle of religious activity as adherents come here in the masses to worship. Enjoy some peace and quiet in the pretty gardens around the temple and soak up the beautiful views.
#9 – Sambhar Lake – A beautiful outdoor place to visit in Jaipur
- Biggest salt lake in India
- Easy to reach from Jaipur
- Scenic vistas
- Featured in the Mahabharata epic
Why it’s awesome: Sambhar Lake lies around 80 kilometres (50 miles) outside of Jaipur city centre. The country’s biggest salt lake, it is fed by five rivers and surrounded by the Aravalli Hills. The lake is responsible for the bulk of the local salt production and salt has been harvested here for thousands of years. Each year, thousands of tonnes of salt are collected from the area.
The saline wetlands attract diverse wildlife too, with numerous birds coming to the lake in the winter months. The lake’s flora creates a multi-coloured effect, adding to the picturesque scenery. There are a number of small villages around the large lake, as well as temples and other places of interest.
What to do there: Take a walk around the edges of the lake, seeing how the water seems to be different colours because of the different plankton and algae. See the large dam and the many evaporation pools to the east of the lake that are important to the salt-production industry. Spot a variety of birds on and around the water. If you visit in the winter months you’re likely to see flocks of pink flamingos as well as waterfowl and other birds, while the nearby forests are home to creatures like foxes and deer.
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#10 – Central Park – A perfect place to visit in Jaipur if you are on a budget!
- The biggest park in Jaipur
- No entrance fees
- Great place for leisure and relaxation
- Varied activities
Why it’s awesome: Central Park is an extensive public park within the city of Jaipur. The city’s biggest park, is boasts a variety of activities for visitors looking to unwind, keep fit, or enjoy nature. Open from early in the morning until well into the nighttime, it’s a great place to beat the heat and have an alfresco workout. Various creatures, particularly birds, inhabit the lush park, and there are plenty of interesting statues scattered throughout the landscapes. There are a couple of noteworthy features in the park too, including India’s tallest national flag and a musical fountain. There’s no charge to enjoy the pretty park.
What to do there: Spot an array of flora and fauna as you enjoy a leisurely stroll around Jaipur’s Central Park. Relax on the grass, either basking in the sunshine or keeping cool in the shade of an overhanging tree. Go for a jog along the running track and let kids run and play in the wide open spaces. Cycling, kite flying, badminton, and ball games are also popular, and there’s a nearby polo ground and golf course that you can enjoy too.
Visit the designated meditation area for some quiet contemplation and join in with a morning yoga session. Pack a picnic for a tasty outdoor lunch in nature. See the soaring flagpole from which India’s tallest national flag flies proudly. The huge flag is hoisted some 62 metres (206 feet) above the ground. The nearby stone statues are also interesting. See the musical fountain in action at dusk.
#11 – Amer Fort – Possibly one of the most important places to visit in Jaipur
- Gorgeous architecture
- Important history
- Splendid views
Why it’s awesome: The stunning Amer Fort (also sometimes known as the Amber Fort) is one of Jaipur’s most-visited and most important historical sites. Perched on a hill, the striking fort is built from marble and red sandstone. Surrounded by high ramparts and imposing gates, it’s easy to imagine how the defensive structure would have intimidated potential enemies in times gone by. Spread across four levels, the fortress was once home to Rajput Maharajas. The present structure dates back to the 1500s (with many additions and alterations made over the years), though it stands on the site of a much older fortress. Today, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site .
What to do there: Ride a jeep up the steep and winding road up the hill to reach the stunning Amer Fort, admiring the pale outer walls as you journey closer to the fortress. Do note that it is also possible to ride brightly painted elephants up to the fortress, but because of concerns of animal cruelty this is not something that we endorse—do your homework before deciding whether this is something you want to do, taking into account all ethical considerations.
Enter the vast complex through the Sun Gate to stand in the first courtyard where mighty military parades once took place. Climb the steps up to the main palace area, detouring to look around the Sila Devi Temple and the Public Audience Hall, pass through the ornate Ganesh Gate, and explore the former private quarters of royalty. Stroll through the elegant and well-tended gardens and be dazzled by the many opulent and lavish features.
Jai Mandir, with its gleaming glass, marble reliefs, and sparkling mirrors, is especially eye catching. Continue to the fourth courtyard and see where the royal ladies once lived, peering inside the many rooms that once housed wives and concubines. Don’t skip the Palace of Man Singh I; the oldest part of the complex, it is filled with exquisite details.
#12 – Mirza Ismail Road – A must-see for foodies
- A major road in Jaipur
- Known as the heart of Jaipur
- Wide array of street foods and eateries
- Several interesting landmarks
Why it’s awesome: Mirza Ismail Road, commonly shortened to simply MI Road, is one of Jaipur’s main thoroughfares. Running between Sanganeri Gate and Government Hostel, most of the nearby major roads eventually meet with MI Road. There are a couple of historic monumental gateways along the road, as well as a popular cinema, markets, and shops. It’s also a top spot for food fans, with a great selection of street food specialties and sit-down restaurants ranging from the quick and casual to the more upmarket and formal.
What to do there: Snap photos of the Sanganeri Gate, an impressive pink gateway that’s decorated with pale motifs and that spans the road, and the arched Ajmeri Gate, which is another vision of loveliness in dusky pink and cream tones. Try the popular dish of dal bati churma, which consists of a baked ball of dough coated in ghee and eaten with lentils.
Let your senses, cravings, and hunger pangs guide you as you sample various other local and national delights, such as kachori, golgappa, kaathi roll, keema baati, chicken tikka, and shrikhand. Leave plenty of space for ice cream and other sweet treats and a glass of lassi or warming cup of masala chai.
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#13 – Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan – A nice quiet place to see in Jaipur
- Off the beaten track
- Peaceful vibe
- Ornate funerary structures
- Royal connections
Why it’s awesome: Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan is one of Jaipur’s pretty and peaceful hidden gems. It was the royal crematorium for a former ruling clan, the Kachwaha. Established in the 1700s, the tranquil site has a number of beautiful monuments to honour the deceased. Some structures are made from opulent marble and others are made from the more basic sandstone. In various sizes and forms, some of the monuments are quite lavish with detailed carvings. Close to Nahargarh Fort, the scenic surroundings add to the beauty.
What to do there: Escape the crowds and soak up the serene air of the ancient cemetery. It’s a lovely place to sit for a while in quiet reflection, read a book, or get your sketch pad out. See the centuries-old monuments, taking time to appreciate the finer details. It’s also a great spot for photography, especially if you like places that are a bit different to the norm, so make sure you bring your travel camera .
#14 – Jawahar Circle Garden – Great place to visit in Jaipur for couples!
- Serene atmosphere
- Great place to enjoy being in nature
- One of Asia’s biggest circular parks
- Enchanting fountain show
Why it’s awesome: The picturesque Jawahar Circle Garden sits on a large roundabout/traffic circle close to the airport. Among the largest circular parks in Asia, it has a circumference of 1,420 metres (4,658 feet). Created in 2009, it is now a popular leisure spot. It’s also pretty unusual! The charming park has various facilities and attractions including running tracks and play areas. It’s a pleasant place for couples to spend time together outdoors or for solo visitors to enjoy some quality alone time.
What to do there: If you’re feeling active and want to keep in shape you can hit the circular jogging trails for an energetic run or a brisk walk. There are also several walking trails throughout the pretty park. See the different species of flowers and plants used to landscape the large traffic circle and relax on the grass or on one of the benches scattered through the park.
Enjoy the colours and scents in the rose gardens, watch your kids having fun in the well-equipped and modern play areas, and grab refreshments and snacks from one of the kiosks. Be sure to stay in the park until the evening when you can watch the delightful 30-minute-long water, light, and music show at the fountain. You and your sweetheart are sure to enjoy watching the mesmerising fountain in action.
#15 – Snow Planet – Awesome place to visit in Jaipur with kids!
- Cool down in the heat
- Excellent for family fun
- Terrific indoor attraction
Why it’s awesome: Snow Planet is a rather unusual attraction in the arid dessert state of Rajasthan—a chilly and wintery world of snow and ice! One of the most fun places for a family outing, there are diverse attractions and activities for people of all ages. A top place to beat the heat and escape indoors from the sunshine, the sub-zero temperatures of Snow Planet are particularly appealing in the hot summer months. Warm and protective outer garments are provided, including gloves, boots, and jackets.
What to do there: Get respite from the high outside temperatures and discover a winter wonderland at Snow Planet. You can frolic in the snow and experience snow drops falling from above as you make snow angels, build snowmen, and have a good old snowball fight. Try snow sliding, snow basketball, and snow rock climbing, smile with joy on the quaint snow carousel, see beautiful snow sculptures, and pop inside the igloo. Visit the London Bridge experience, get tactical in the paintball arena, and dance your socks of in the Dance Zone.
#16 – Akshardham Temple – One of the most incredible free places to go to in Jaipur
- Striking architecture
- Beautiful gardens
- Spiritual ambience
Why it’s awesome: Jaipur’s Akshardham Temple is one of the city’s more recent temples, having been built at the turn of the 20 th century. Sitting in beautiful gardens that have lovely fountains, flowers, trees, and statues, the temple itself is a real treat for the eyes. Celebrated for its exquisite carvings, religious artworks, and stunning statues of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, it’s a terrific place to uncover more about the culture, values, traditions, and heritage of the region. The temple honours Lord Narayan. It is free to visit the gorgeous religious site.
What to do there: Feel at peace as you explore the scenic gardens and sit for some time enjoying the calm ambience and attractive setting. It’s difficult not to feel in awe of the magnificent building with its walls adorned with carvings and colourful paintings. Feel energised and inspired by the mantras displayed and increase your feelings of positivity. See the shining silver and gold encrusted statue of Lord Narayan and appreciate the many details that help to make this temple so magnificent.
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#17 – Jal Mahal – One of the most romantic places to visit in Jaipur!
- Attractive palace in a lake
- Royal memorials nearby
- Historic attraction
Why it’s awesome: Although not open to the public, the Jal Mahal Palace is still an impressive site on the waters of Man Sagar Lake. A fine example of Rajput architecture, the sandstone building has five levels; four of these five stories are sometimes submerged in the lake when the water levels are high. It was built to be used as a royal hunting lodge (for duck hunting expeditions on the waters) and it was constructed in the mid-1700s.
What to do there: While it’s not possible for members of the public to cross the water to look around the handsome building, the palace is still a beautiful sight from the shore. Mountains rise in the background and the palace appears as though it is floating on top of the water. Visit Man Sagar Dam for more great views of the splendid lake building. You can take a camel ride alongside the water, walk in the nearby forests, and visit the nearby royal cremation site.
#18 – Albert Hall Museum – A great place to visit in Jaipur if you are alone/traveling solo
- Informative and educational
- Wide array of artefacts from around the world
- Oldest museum in Rajasthan
- Architectural gem
Why it’s awesome: The stunning building of Albert Hall dates back to the late 1800s. The foundation stone was laid to commemorate a visit of Albert Edward (then the Prince of Wales) to the city, although there were no firm plans as to what the building would actually be used for. It was eventually agreed that the building would house a small crafts museum. Over the years the collections expanded and diversified, leading to what is today one of India’s most comprehensive and detailed history and culture museums. The interiors of the building have striking murals that depict various civilisations from across the globe.
What to do there: Soak in the splendour of Albert Hall from the outside, with its elegant arches, domes, balconies, and terraces, and work your way around the diverse and vast collections contained within the marvellous building. Learn more about different eras from throughout India’s past, including the Gupta, Kushan, Mughal, and British colonial times, and gain insights into Indian culture as well as global civilisations and cultures. The extensive collections include weapons and armour, carpets, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, clothes, coins, jewellery, furnishings, and musical instruments. For many visitors, a highlight is seeing an authentic mummy from ancient Egypt.
#19 – Maota Lake – One of the nicer places in Jaipur to sightsee!
- Picturesque water body
- Small island in the lake
- Beneath the spectacular Amber Fort
- Scene of religious rituals
Why it’s awesome: Once the main source of water for the famous Amer Fort, Maota Lake played a vital part during the area’s development. A scenic natural spot, there’s also a small artificial island (Kesar Kyari Bagh) in the waters. The lake is a great place for pictures that combine natural scenery and historic buildings. The yearly Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations see a large parade and a statue of Ganesh is ritually cleaned in the lake’s blue waters. The lake is free to visit, making it especially great for budget travellers.
What to do there: Take a picturesque stroll around the edges of the lake, admiring the pretty scenes that include the lake, the fort, and the island. Try to time your visit for earlier on in the day before the temperatures start to soar. Cross the walkway to the island and wander through the neat and verdant gardens. The gardens are said to have been created to give the royal ladies in the palace something pretty to look at.
#20 – Achrol Fort – One of the most underrated places to see in Jaipur
- Old ruined fortress
- Great trekking opportunities
- Overgrown with a deserted feeling
Why it’s awesome: Achrol Fort is one of Jaipur’s forgotten historic fortresses. It was built in the 1500s. Left to the elements, it now sits in an atmospheric state of decay with nature winning the fight to reclaim its space. Overgrown and fairly wild, the ruins have thick but now crumbling walls, water reservoirs that are now stagnant, and towers that must have once stood proudly but now look rather forlorn. Somehow, the ruined state only adds to the charm. Few visitors make it to the old elevated fortress so those who do make the trip can explore in peace and quiet.
What to do there: Follow the uneven and rugged path up to the foot, taking care to avoid slipping on the jagged rocks and loose earth. Wearing sensible shoes is highly recommended! Hear whispers from the past as you walk around the ruins and imagine how mighty and impressive the fortress must have been in its heyday. Have a look around the havelli, complete with fading and chipped wall and ceiling paintings and carvings and other ornate touches on the outer walls.
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#21 – Sisodia Rani Garden – One of Jaipur’s coolest historical sites!
- Blend of traditional Indian and Mughal architectural styles
- Picturesque gardens
- No admission fee
Why it’s awesome: Sisodia Rani Garden was created on the orders of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. It takes its name from the queen that it was built for, the ruler’s second queen. The queen used to visit the garden to relax and enjoy being outdoors. The multi-level royal gardens are attractive with many interesting ornamental features and lush foliage.
Buildings combine both Indian and Mughal styles, and there are elements from the two major religions of Hinduism and Islam. The former palace is also open to visitors. There are religious scenes painted throughout the palace as well as a small shrine in the gardens. There are no charges to visit the garden (although there is a nominal entrance fee to look around the palace building).
What to do there: Make like a queen of old and relax in the pretty gardens, surrounded by attractive flowers, singing birds, fountains, waterways, and lots of greenery. It’s a great place to lose yourself in the pages of your favourite book and while away the hours away from the chaotic and crowded city streets. Explore the gardens and its various architectural gems, including handsomely painted pavilions and galleries.
Visit the two-level palace on the gardens top terrace to see where the treasured queen used to stay. View the detailed religious scenes showing the life of Lord Krishna. Stories say that the ruler deliberately commissioned paintings of Lord Krishna and Radha to demonstrate the vast love that he had for his queen.
#22 – Ranthambore National Park – A must visit place to visit in Jaipur on the weekend!
- Famous for being home to wild tigers
- Previous hunting ground for royalty
- One of India’s biggest national parks
- Exciting activities and nature spotting
Why it’s awesome: Within easy reach of Jaipur, the expansive Ranthambore National Park is one of the nation’s biggest national parks and should be of interest to all responsible travellers with the best interests of wildlife and conservation at heart. Covering 392 square kilometres (151 square miles), the park contains forests and meadows, lakes and streams. Rich with wildlife, it’s one of the best places in India to see tigers in their natural habitat.
Conservation and education efforts have led to an increase in the number of tigers in the park. It is also home to a variety of other fascinating creatures. Once a royal hunting ground, the national park also has an old fortress within its boundaries. It’s a top place for a weekend trip from Jaipur for anyone who loves exploring nature and observing exciting creatures in a natural setting. It’s also a perfect location for avid fans of wildlife photography.
What to do there: Join a variety of tours through the park, including wildlife-spotting safaris, specialist bird-watching trips, and hiking. Hike with an experienced local guide to the historic Ranthambhore Fort, passing an assortment of creatures along the way. The tenth-century fort sits on elevated ground and has three stone temples. Take an exhilarating three-hour safari to cover more ground and potentially see more wildlife.
As well as the famous Bengal tigers the national park is also home to animals like leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, macaque monkeys, langurs, crocodiles, and wild boar. There are many types of birds as well. Furthermore, the park sustains more than 500 species of flowering plants. You can also see one of India’s biggest banyan trees, with its hanging tendrils and twisty, gnarled roots. Soak up the views of the picture-perfect lakes within the park too.
#23 – Bhangarh Fort – Cool place to see in Jaipur with friends
- Historic fortress
- Said to be one of the most haunted forts in all of India
- Cool architecture
- Lots of places to explore within the complex
Why it’s awesome: Located in the foothills of the Aravali Hills, Bhangarh Fort was constructed in the 17 th century. Despite its age, it is still well preserved today. There are various buildings throughout the large complex, including palaces, temples, and grand residences known as havellis. The site is often quiet and visitors can commonly explore in relative solitude. Steeped in eerie local legends, stories tell of a deadly curse. It is said that a wizard fell in love with one of the princesses of the fortress. In his pursuit of the beautiful princess he attempted to give her a love potion. She refused and hurled the magic liquid onto a boulder.
The boulder dislodged and crushed the magic man. Before dying, the wizard issued a curse on the fort, saying that it would soon meet devastation and destruction. Shortly afterwards the fortress was invaded by Mughal forces, who killed everybody in their path. Local lore says that the curse will only be quashed when the princess is reborn and returns to the fort. More tales tell of another curse imposed by a local sadhu. According to local myths, the sadhu prohibited anyone from building any structure within the fort that caused a shadow to land on his humble home. One person defied the sadhu, who became angry and cursed the fortress. The eerie ruins are said to be among the most haunted places in the whole of India.
What to do there: See the once glorious havelis that line the dusty and somewhat desolate road that leads to the old abandoned fortress. Sturdy craved wooden doors are kept secured today with big rusty padlocks, a big difference to in times gone by. Explore the large fortress complex, keeping a keen eye open for signs of unusual, ghostly, and supernatural sights. Think of the ill-fated people of the fort as you explore the remains of the King’s Palace and temples.
There are small but ornate temples dedicated to various deities including Hanuman (the Monkey God), Ganesh (the Elephant God), and Shiv Mahadev. The stepwell at the Someshwara Temple is especially photogenic. See where the resident priest once lived, stroll through the long-deserted but once bustling marketplace, admire the pretty pond and stream, and see monumental gateways. You can also see an old Islamic tomb just outside the fort’s boundaries.
#24 – Smriti Van – A beautiful and scenic place to check out in Jaipur
- Natural splendour
- Romantic destination
- Rich array of flora and fauna
- Tranquil and serene ambience
Why it’s awesome: The bio-diverse forest of Smriti Van is a pleasant sanctuary for those wanting to get away from city life for a while and explore nature. The park has a somewhat sad history—it was created on the back of intense and destructive flooding in the early 1980s. The floodwaters created deep chasms and people planted trees here to remember loved ones. The local government later decided to turn the area into a forest, and it was opened to the public in 2007. There are 11 zones within the park, each offering something different for visitors. There are many types of plants and people can enjoy outdoor activities.
What to do there: Discover the various areas of Smriti Van and see the wide assortment of flora. Visit the main area of Vasundhra Van, rich with diverse plants and trees. At Aravali Van you can see plant life that is typical to the Aravali Hills, while Rashtriya Van and Java Kusum Van display plants from all around India. The herb garden is also well worth a visit. Pay a visit to the Eco-Environment Museum to see images of the different plants and birds found throughout the park. Sarovar is an ideal place to spot different birds and fish in and around the ponds. Get your morning exercise along the walking/jogging trails and relish the peace and serenity.
#25 – Nahargarh Fort – A great place to visit Jaipur at night
- Large and popular historic fortress
- Fabulous vistas
- Lit up at night time
- Mountain location
Why it’s awesome: Dominating the local landscape within the Aravalli Hills, the magnificent and statuesque Nahargarh Fort was constructed in the 1730s. The fortress was never attacked. It was, however, used to provide a safe haven for Europeans during the uprisings. An extensive complex, there are various interesting buildings within the defensive outer walls, including a 12-room palace for the royal ladies and temples.
Ghost stories surround the fort, with tales of hauntings. There’s a splendid park in the fortress complex too, letting people enjoy nature and history at the same time. There are terrific views from the high fort and it’s beautifully illuminated in the darkness. The complex has been used as a filming location for several productions.
What to do there: Stand in the open courtyard where the ruler used to meet with townsfolk to hear their issues and attempts to seek resolutions. Make merit and pay your respects in the sacred temples, paying particular attention to the temple dedicated to a ghostly prince that is said to have once troubled the fortress. See the guns that, although never used for war, were used to indicate the time. Marvel at the glorious frescoes inside the 12-room Madhavendra Bhawan, which was once the living quarters of the queens.
If you want to delve deeper into the fort’s past you can hire an informative guide to take you around the site. Don’t miss seeing the diverse nature within Nahargarh Biological Park, and get active with hiking and cycling adventures. While the fortress is impressive by day, do return in the evening to see the spectacular building stunningly illuminated and to see the views of the Pink City at night with twinkling lights breaking the darkness of the inky skies.
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Is 2 days enough for Jaipur?
No, there is so much to see and do in Jaipur and you don’t want to rush this city. I would recommend spending at least three days there to see all the highlights.
What is Jaipur famous for?
Jaipur is famously known as the pink city in India, because the buildings are made from its famous pink rock.
Can you go inside Hawa Mahal?
Yes, but the best view is from the outside.
What is the most beautiful place to visit in Jaipur?
In my opinion, the Jal Mahal is one of the most beautiful attractions in Jaipur.
Step back in time to the days of the mighty Rajput rulers and see their legacies throughout Jaipur’s handsome palaces and fortresses. Appreciate how the city got its moniker of the Pink City as you view the stunning architecture. Visit a wealth of religious sites, enjoy scenic views and outdoor activities, relax in pleasant parks, feast on local foods, and visit quirky spots that will definitely add a twist to your travels. There are many fantastic things to do and see in Jaipur … have fun discovering all of our top recommendations for the best places to visit in Jaipur!
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Places to Visit in Jaipur
Jaipur is a vibrant tourist destination where one can witness a wonderful amalgamation of the age-old cultural charm and the new infrastructure. Also called the Pink City, it is known for its gorgeous monuments, magnificent palaces, and impregnable fortresses. This is the capital city of Rajasthan and is home to a UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar. Jaipur is a fascinating treasure trove, which holds many magnificent forts, majestic buildings, temples, and museums and brims with vibrant local bazaars where tourists can shop to heart's content. The city is also very well known for its delectable local food, traditional music, and dance. Jaipur is one of the brightest cultural jewels in the history of India.
Covering attraction's type of Jaipur : Art museum, Dolls Museum, Elephant Sanctuary, Fort, Garden, Garden, Palace, Historical Landmark, Mall, Palace, Resort, Restaurant, Sculptures Gallery, Step well, Street Market, Temple, Hindu Temple, Theater, War Memorial, Wax Museum, Zoo, etc.
Top Tourist Places in Jaipur
Albert hall museum, jaipur.
Also known as the Central Museum, it is a wonderful building exhibiting the age-old beauty of Indo-Saracenic architecture with beautifully carved arches and domes. The galleries of this grand museum houses an eclectic collection of tribal dresses, magnificent sculptures, statues, lovely miniature paintings, handcrafted carpets along with an array of old musical instruments. The star feature of this museum is an Egyptian mummy. You can explore the magnificent museum to get a peek into the rich culture of Rajasthan. The museum is lit at night, thus presenting a spectacular view. Placed in Ram Niwas Garden at Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar in Jaipur.
Amar Jawan Jyoti, Jaipur
This is an impressive memorial built to honor the valor of mythical martyrs and soldiers. It is located on Vidhan Sabha Road in Jaipur. Popularly known as “Flame of the Immortal Soldier” it is designed creatively. A pedestal is constructed in black marble with an upturned rifle, covered by warhead covering and bound by four vases. A continuous blaze of light emanates here lit by CNG. There is a gold script with the words of soldiers who laid their lives for the country. Enjoy a spectacular light and sound show in the evening. This popular historical site with an eternal flame is located at Jan path, Lal Kothi, Jaipur.
Amber Fort and Palace, Jaipur
Perched on the hilltop of Aravalli Range, Amber Fort is an enthralling Fort and Palace. Popularly known as Amer Fort, this impressive historical edifice overlooks the scenic Maota Lake. This architectural masterpiece has an amazing maze of passages, a serpentine staircase, massive ramparts, and many gateways. Explore the Hall of Public Audience with its, Kesari Kyari, Sukh Mandir, Jai Mandir, and captivating Sheesh Mahal with its beautiful mirrored ceilings. Enjoy a thrilling elephant ride to reach the fort. Another main attraction is the wonderful light and sound show held in the evening. This UNESCO World Heritage site is located almost 11 km from Jaipur.
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Jaipur
One of its kind, Anokhi Museum of hand Printing is a must-visit for craft and block print fans. A distinct endeavor of Anokhi clothing brand, houses more than a hundred creative block painted garments and showcases the ancient Rajasthani art form. A precise explanation about every printed fabric included tools, chemicals, and dyes along with techniques of silver and gold printing, is also given. A live demonstration regarding block printing is given to tourists. Holding a UNESCO Certification, the museum is dedicated to the preservation of hand-printed textiles. The museum also conducts numerous educational programs and workshops for children where they can interact freely with the artisans.
Bapu Bazar, Jaipur
Bapu Bazar sprawling market is very popular for buying traditional artifacts, tye and dye dupattas, colorful sarees, juttis, mojarris, and beautiful bangles. You can buy amazing Rajasthani products, brass works, dolls, artificial jewelry, and precious stones. A paradise for Shopaholics the vivacious market offers myriad shopping options to tourists and locals. Traditional lehengas, bhandhej salwar suits, sculptures, figurines made of marble and sandalwood, miniature paintings, home-crafted gift items block printed bed sheets, silver trinkets, and much more at cost-effective rates. This bustling market is placed in the heart of the Pink City between both Sanganer Gate and New Gate at Biseswarji.
Birla Mandir, Jaipur
Originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Birla Mandir is a popular pilgrimage site surrounded by lush green gardens. This exquisitely carved Hindu temple is erected in pure white marble and it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. This magnificent shrine is also known for its amazing architectural beauty. There are many pictures and sculptures of religious saints Ancient quotes from holy scriptures are engraved beautifully on the walls.
Central Park, Jaipur
The beautiful and well-maintained Central Park, placed in the heart of the Jaipur city is a popular picnic spot. This natural and refreshing oasis is the perfect place to unwind amidst its lush green environs. The massive park has a long jogging strip which is also used as a walking track for health enthusiasts. The park is also a bird watchers paradise as they get an opportunity to watch several migratory birds. There is a beautiful musical fountain, which lits up at night in colorful hues. Almost 13 stone sculptures add to the beauty of the Park. Another interesting attraction is the spectacular 206 feet high National Flag.
Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur
A remarkable tourist attraction, Chowki Dhani offers a rich experience in authentic Rajasthani heritage, traditions, and culture. This sprawling ethnic village resort offers plenty of entertainment options including programs of Rajasthani music and dance. There are artistically built village huts covered with cow dung plasters and ornamental wall art. The construction is done in typical Indo-Saracenic style. The environment is refreshing and stimulating. Colorful mini fairs with stalls selling clothes and artifacts are held for tourists. Chowki Dhani is located at 12 miles Tonk Road Sitapur. It is open from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM. There is a luxurious hotel and Royal cottages along with Haveli Suites for international and domestic tourists.
City Palace, Jaipur
This is a magnificent Palace constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. It exhibits a wonderful blend of intricate handiwork in the Mughal and Rajput style of architecture. The colossal complex has several courtyards, beautiful buildings, lush green gardens, a museum, Chandra Mahal, Maharani Palace, and Mubarak Mahal. The museum showcases excellent handcrafted artifacts belonging to the royal heritage of the bygone era, including an artistic collection of delicate Pashmina shawls, beautiful royal costumes, lovely Benaras silk sarees, along with royal dresses with vibrant Sanganeri prints and embroidery. Placed within the walled City of Jaipur.
Dolls Museum, Jaipur
Dolls museum is a unique museum, specially created to showcase the cultures of different countries in the world. Tourists throng to see endless varieties of beautiful dolls and toys in various sizes and styles. The dolls and figurines are dressed in beautiful traditional attires according to their specific culture. A memorable cultural experience awaits the tourists as they enter the Dolls Museum. A wonderful collection of puppets belonging to many countries are exhibited in five different galleries in the museum. There are small figurines of the kid’s favorite superheroes and cartoon characters in the museum.
Elefantastic is a sprawling elephant sanctuary worth visiting. It covers a huge area where elephants are well kept and looked after. It provides a safe house for a large number of elephants and also educates tourists about the daily life of elephants. Hospitality and fine culture are the landmark of this sanctuary. Animal lovers get a unique opportunity to interact with elephants and enjoy a thrilling ride on the beautifully decorated and highly skilled elephants. You can even take an exciting shower with the Jumbo as it washes itself with its trunk, it is a wonderful attraction of Jaipur.
Galtaji Temple, Jaipur
Galtaji Temple is an ancient pilgrimage site for Hindus. There are many temples in this complex dedicated to Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, and Lord Hanuman. It is constructed along a narrow crevice in the Aravali hills covered with lush green plantation. It comprises of Holy Kunds, pavilions, and natural Springs. The main temple is made with pink sandstone and is adorned with beautiful carvings and paintings. The remarkable building has a round roof along with artistically painted walls and intricately carved pillars. This spectacular temple is surrounded by monkeys all the time.
Govind Dev Ji Temple, Jaipur
Govind Dev Ji Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Govind Dev Ji, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Aartis are performed daily as per Hindu tradition and culture. Daily sumptuous food offerings are made to the Lord. Devotees throng to worship here as bhajans are sung to make the Lord happy. Beautiful chandeliers adorn the ceiling as magnificent paintings are done on the walls. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage attractions in Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Positioned at the edge of City Palace, Hawa Mahal is also known as the” Palace of Winds. This prominent landmark is a five-storied historical monument made in a pyramid style with a royal entrance and elegantly designed interiors. It is constructed with pink and red sandstone and has almost 933 windows known as 'Jharokhas'. It resembles a delicately carved honeycomb hive from where the fresh breeze could come from outside while the queens watched the revelry on the streets. It has exquisite stone-carved screens, arched roofs, tiny casements, and deftly made hanging cornices.
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Popularly known as Victory Fort, this grand structure is placed on’ Hills of Eagles’. The grand fort, constructed in red sandstone is a wonderful example of Mughal architectural skills. The colossal edifice is surrounded by lush greenery and massive battlements. The windows on the walls of the fort are made of lattices which offer a panoramic view of exteriors without being observed from outside. Explore the beautiful Persian garden inside the fort complex. See amazing 'Jaivana Cannon' which is the largest cannon on wheels, Laxmi Vilas, Aram Mandir, Lalit Mandir, and Vilas Mandir. Located approximately 15 km from Jaipur.
Jaipur Wax Museum, Jaipur
Jaipur Wax Museum is situated in the palatial heritage palace of Nahargarh Fort located at Amer Road, Brahampuri, Krishna Nagar, in Jaipur. There are thirty incredible wax statues of world-famous celebrities. Enter the ‘Hall of Icons’, where silicon or wax statues of renowned personalities are placed. Another Hall houses life-like statues of many comic book characters such as Spiderman and Iron Man. This hall is favorite with the children. The Royal Darbar area has magnificent wax statues of erstwhile Kings and Queens belonging to the Rajput and Mughal Dynasty. Another attraction is a royal buggy, beautiful traditional paintings, and antique artifacts.
Jaipur Zoo, Jaipur
The sprawling Jaipur Zoo is also one of the finest sanctuaries in Rajasthan. Ideal venue for entertainment for kids, elders, and animal enthusiasts, the zoological garden boasts of diverse fauna and flora along with almost 71 species of mammals and reptiles. There is a section reserved for white tigers alligators, panthers, bears to name a few. It is also the breeding farm of endangered crocodile species. It has a museum depicting the history of wildlife. Jaipur Zoo is located at Museum Road, National Highway 12, Ram Niwas Garden, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, almost 4 km from Jaipur.
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Jal Mahl is a beautiful architectural edifice and is also known as ‘Water Palace’. It is placed in the center of the scenic Mansagar lake in Jaipur and you can have a panoramic view of surrounding Nahargarh Hills. The red Sandstone palace is a five-storied building and four floors remain underwater. It was built by Maharajah Madho Singh in 1750 and his son enhanced the beauty by making wonderful courtyard grounds. It reflects a brilliant blend of Rajput and Mughal craftsmanship and architectural skill. Embark on a thrilling boat ride in excellently handcrafted and decorated boats to view the captivating beauty of the environs and the palace. You can see several migratory birds especially during the rainy season
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar is a wonderful astronomical observation site with immense universal value. Made in the early 18 th century, it is a monumental example of the outstanding architectural and astronomical skill of masons and Rajput King Swai Jai Singh. The observatory has the world’s largest sun dial and is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur. The nineteen stone instruments made in different geometric shapes help to determine the position of planetary bodies accurately as well as measure time.
Johari Bazaar, Jaipur
One of the most popular streets in Jaipur, Johari bazaar is a shoppers paradise with a lot of wholesale shops and export outlets. There is an endless variety of traditional dresses charming home décor artifacts, wedding lehengas, casual outfits, exquisite Silver, and Kundan jewelry. Many eateries offer delectable food and authentic local specialties. A lot of bargaining is done with shopkeepers as you can buy at cost-effective rates. Bedecked with an array of precious and semi-precious stones, this vivacious market is a must-stop for avid shoppers vying to get a thrilling shopping experience. Located near Hawa Mahal and Badi Chopar Bus Stop, the bustling bazaar attracts tourists in large number all the year round.
Kanak Vrindavan Garden, Jaipur
Nestled in the foothills of lush green valley and surrounded by scenic Nahargarh Hills, this is a charming garden In Jaipur. It was constructed by Maharajh Swai Jai Singh almost 280 years ago. It uplifts the beauty of the entire region. It is an ideal venue for strolling, bird watching, relaxing and photography. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other ancient structures at Kanak Vrindavan Garden. Located approximately 8 KM from Jaipur, the historical garden is a charming retreat near Amer Fort.
Moti Dungri, Jaipur
Nestled at the bottom of Moti Dungri hill, this is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the revered God of Knowledge. It is a famous place of worship for Hindus and showcases the cultural heritage of Jaipur. The temple is erected in contemporary Indian architecture with three domes, beautiful stone carvings and exquisite latticework on the pure white marble. There are mythological images engraved on the marble, which fascinate the art lovers. On Wednesday, a special fair is organized and prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha with a recital of holy bhajans.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort is the main tourist destination of Jaipur symbolizing history, royalty, and spectacular beauty of nature. This majestic fort nestled in Aravalli hills offers a mesmerizing sight in the evening as the entire place is beautifully lit. Also, a popular shooting location, this splendid fort has many structures within including temples, impressive Madhewandra Bhavan with beautiful frescoes, Sheesh Mahal, Wax museum, and Biological park. The view of Jaipur City from the top is stunning. Indulge in cycling and trekking to explore the massive Fort, located 6 Km from Jaipur.
Panna Meena ka Kund, Jaipur
Panna Meena Ka Kund is a beautiful step well constructed in the 16th century, nestled next to the famous Amber Fort in Jaipur. Panna Meena ka Kund reflects the lovely combination of religion, charm, nature, and unique architecture. This eight storied step well is square and has stunningly designed symmetrical steps on all sides and a room on the northern side. The ancient yellow-colored step well was used to collect water in the desert. This water was used at temples and by local women for drinking purposes. The temperature of the water is significantly cooler. There is no entry ticket for tourists visiting this charming place to witness its beauty and distinctive concept of architectural styling.
Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur
Raj Mandir Cinema is one of the best and most classy movie theatres envisioned and constructed by Shri Mehtab Chandra Golcha in Jaipur. Watching a movie in this meringue shaped auditorium is a unique and royal experience as the viewer feels like a royal guest of some magnificent palace. Raj Mandir is known for its massive size and opulent interiors. It has a beautiful wall to wall carpeting done on the floor, ornately decorated ceiling and walls, and is extremely popular among movie buffs and tourists. It offers an elegant and stylish movie watching experience.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Nestled amidst well-manicured Mughal gardens, Rambagh Palace exhibits beautiful Indian architecture. Originally built in 1835, earlier this luxurious palace was the residence of Maharajah of Jaipur. This popular landmark is a captivating architectural masterpiece. The ornate palace boasts of decorative splendor. It is lavishly decorated with exquisitely hand-carved marble ‘jalis’ or latticework, lovely sandstone balustrades, artistic cupolas, and ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs. This glorious palace showcases Rajasthan’s royal heritage and fine culture. The royal retreat located at Bhiwani Singh Road, Jaipur is an ideal venue for elaborate destination weddings and business events.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Jaipur
A perfect venue for nature lovers and history buffs, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur. It is a well maintained stepped garden and is surrounded by hills. This royal garden houses beautiful fountains, galleries, murals of Lord Krishna and Radha, colorful flower beds, and pavilions build in the 18th century. This palatial retreat was used by the Queen for relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The beautiful garden is designed in an amazing blend of Indian and Mughal architectural styles. Located 6 km from Jaipur, the multi-leveled garden is known for its serene atmosphere.
Suvarna Mahal, Jaipur
Suvarna Mahal is a majestic restaurant placed in the charming environs of Taj Rambagh Palace at Bhawani Singh Road Jaipur. This fine-dining restaurant exhibits a wonderful floral theme with striking chandeliers and captivating ambiance. The restaurant has a typical traditional aura. Embark on a delectable culinary journey while the melodious strains of live classical and semi-classical music float in the air. The aura of the big dining room is awe-inspiring with its high ceilings, Florentine frescoes, four gleaming alabaster lamps, tapestry covered walls and gilded mirrors. Sumptuous food in authentic North Indian and Rajasthani cuisines is served in gold plated silverware to guests.
World Trade Park, Jaipur
A plush shopping mall in Malviya Nagar, Jaipur offers a mind-blowing shopping experience. The mall is famous for its unique and contemporary architectural design. This is a high-end shopping destination in Pink City, where all leading global and domestic brands have their outlets. Its amazing design is eye-catching. The spacious mall has eleven floors and is divided into two blocks, namely the North block and South Block with a wide city street separating them. However, a bridge joins these two blocks.The Mall has conference rooms, world-class fine dining restaurants, and distinctive themed markets.
Jaipur City FAQs:
𝒬 . What is Jaipur famous for?
𝒜 . Jaipur is a major hub for arts and crafts. It has many traditional shops selling antiques, jewellery, handicrafts, gems, bangles, pottery, carpets, textiles, leather and metal products.
𝒬 . What is the best time to visit Jaipur city?
𝒜 . Unsurprisingly the best season to visit Jaipur is during the winter months, from early November through to February and this is the height of the tourist season.
𝒬 . Jaipur is the city of which Indian state?
𝒜 . Rajasthan
𝒬 . Does Jaipur city have an airport?
𝒜 . Jaipur International Airport is the primary airport serving Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan
𝒬 . What are the names of railway stations of Jaipur city?
𝒜 . Name of railway station(s) in Jaipur city: Jaipur Junction railway station
𝒬 . What are the top malls or shopping places of Jaipur?
𝒜 . Malls and Shopping places in Jaipur city: MGF Metropolitan Mall, Pink Square Mall, City Mall, World Trade Park Mall, Triton Mall, GT Central, Elements Mall
𝒬 . What are the famous religious places in Jaipur?
𝒜 . Famous Religious places in Jaipur city: Galta Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Birla Mandir, Shila Devi Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir, Sun Temple, Akshardham Temple, Pataleshwar Mandir, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Kale Hanuman Ji Mandir, Moti Dungri Temple, Kalki Temple
𝒬 . What are the places for fun and activities in Jaipur?
𝒜 . Fun and Activity places in Jaipur city: Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Dolls Museum, Jaipur Zoo, Galtaji Temple, Raj Mandir Cinema, Rajasthani Cuisine in Jaipur, Jal Mahal, Central Park in Jaipur, Panna Meena Ka Kund, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaipur Wax Museum, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Chokhi Dhani
𝒬 . List out the inter-state bus terminal and major bus stands of Jaipur city.
𝒜 . Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Jaipur city: Main bus stand jaipur, Vaishali Nagar Bus Depot, Airport bus stand, Ajmer Road Bus Stop, RSRTC Jaipur Depot, Agarwal Farm Bus Terminal, Sindhi Camp Bus Station Jaipur, Bus Stand Narayan Singh Circle
𝒬 . Does Jaipur city have any metro rail facility?
𝒜 . Yes, Jaipur city has metro rail facility to commute locally. Search Jaipur Metro routes .
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Tourist Destinations & Attractions in Jaipur
Jaipur is one of the most eccentric cities of India which is known for being the capital of the state of Rajasthan . The city was established by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century and was created as a planned city with numerable pastel pink buildings that named the city as the “ The Pink City of India ”. The city is known to be the city of the Rajputs as there are many forts, Havelis, are present where the Rajput Kings used to reside and it attracts a huge number national and international tourists every year to enjoy Jaipur sightseeing which contributes the lion’s share of the economy of the state. The state of Rajasthan is settled on the massive Thar desert and the Aravalli Mountains all around the tourist can also enjoy the golden sand dunes and collect the best experiences of Camel Safari. Besides all the royal building the capital city of Rajasthan also houses some of the major official buildings which are also important places to see in Jaipur are the City Palace , Govind Devji Temple , the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly building, Birla Temple, and so on. So, people, who are really looking forward to tasting the colorful culture of Rajasthan they should not only discover the Jaipur Tourist places but also get to see the real beauty of Rajasthan more closely.
Jaipur is truly a royal city with unmatched, beautiful architecture, majestic historic past and amazing history.
Some most important tourist attractions in Jaipur includes the Hawa Mahal , Jal Mahal , Jaipur City Palace , Amer Fort , Nahargarh Fort , Jaigarh Fort , Jantar Mantar , Garh Ganesh Temple .
The Jantar Mantar observatory and Amer Fort are one of the World Heritage Sites in Jaipur.
Top Tourist Destinations in Jaipur
1. Akshardham Temple in Jaipur
Akshardham Temple is also known for its massive size and stunning carvings and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Inside the temple there is some brilliant architecture and stone cravings can be seen that are done to crave the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and other intricate works inside the temple walls.The temple is indeed an architectural magnificence
Akshardham Temple : 07:30 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm Entry Fees : Free
2. Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall is the oldest museum and is also the State museum of the state. The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden and is a gorgeous example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. People visit this museumto see the finest collection of paintings, ivory crafts, stone, metal sculptures,carpets,colorful crystal works etc.
Albert Hall Timings : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm & 7.00 to 10.00 pm Entry Fees : Rs 40 For Indians and Rs 300 for Foreigners
3. Alsisar Haveli
4. Amber Fort Light and Sound Show
The light and sound and show in Amber Fort is one of the best part of Jaipur Heritage and tourism and the tourists can experience the spectacular show which is narrated by Bollywood superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan conveying the historical aura of the Amber Fort. The show is organized in two languages which are Hindi and English. It is a must to do thing in Jaipur.
Amber Fort Light and Sound Show Timings: English- 7:30 P.M to Hindi- 8:30 P.M
5. Amer Archaeological Museum
The beautiful museum is located at the Dil-e Aaram Garden of the capital of Amer. This beautiful Archaeological Museum displays materials from Sambhar, Nagar, RairhBairat, and the yupa thumbs or the yupa pillars. Tourists can see various epigraphs and sculptures different sites of Jaipur that belonged to the ancient culture of Rajasthan
Amer Archaeological Museum Timings: 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Friday and public holidays closed.
6. Amer Fort - Most Magnificent Fort of Jaipur
One of the most important places to visit in Jaipur where the tourists will get astonished to see the beautiful palace of Raja Man Singh’s official residence during the period of 16- 17 th century and the palace is known for its striking Hindu and Muslim architecture. The main sights of the fort are Sheesh Mahal, Rajasthan Kala Mandir etc.
Timings : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Amer Fort Entry Fees : Indian( Rs. 25) Student (Rs 10 ) && Foreigner (Rs. 200.00) Student (100) Elephant Ride : Rs 900 Per Person
7. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
A beautiful museum dedicated to the craftsmanship of hand block printing on textiles, and the handicrafts are displayed every day, so any tourist who is interested in buying them can buy them easily. Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting is settled in a small haveli where you can get nice cafes too.
Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting Timings : 10:30am – 5:00pm Entry Fees : Chargable
8. Bagru Village Jaipur
This village of Bagru is located at the Jaipur-Ajmer road and known for its wooden block printing and the Bagru prints are popular worldwide. The dyes and the colors are naturally made from fuller’s earth and turmeric and is really awesome to see and the people can get them at the village and Jaipur Markets.
9. Birla Planetarium Jaipur
One of the famous places to visit in Jaipur, Birla planetarium was built in the year 1962 and it was established as an educational institute and scientific and research institution and the laying stone was put by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This is one such a successful and prominent research institute where one can see the various new innovations on solar eclipses and planetarium events.
Science Museum Show Timings - 10.00 a. m. to 7.00 p.m. Birla Planetarium Entry Fees : 40.00
10. Central Park
This is the largest park of Jaipur which is known for its emerald green massive park and the Rambagh Polo ground. There are many other attractions of the park that includes the Musical fountain, temple and stone states and the 206 feet huge National Flag. This place is also a hub for the bird watchers. It is great place to visit in Jaipur if you want to relax in the greenery.
11. Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur
Chandra Mahal is a part of the City Palace complex. It is a seven-storeyed building and the floors contain many exclusive paintings, floral decorations, and mirror work on walls. Presently,the palace is the official residence of the king of Jaipur. And the tourist is allowed to see the ground floor where a museum displays carpets, and manuscripts and other objects that belonged to the royals.
City Palace Timings : 9.30 AM to 5PM Entry Fees : Rs. 100.00 For Indians and Rs. 400.00 for Foreigners
12. City Palace Jaipur : The Grandeur Palace of Jaipur
A must visit tourist places in Jaipur, City Palace is a gorgeous example of Rajput and Mughal architecture and known as the epitome of the Pink City. Built by Maharaja Jai SinghII and the palace complex has other stunning complexes such as Diwan e Khas, Diwan E Aam, Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and all these are surrounded by lush gardens all over.
City Palace Timings : 9.30 AM to 5PM Entry Fees : Rs. 100.00 For Indians and Rs. 400.00 for Foreigners
13. City Palace Museum Jaipur - Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum
The museum is located in the most popular and iconic Historical Places in Jaipur which is the City Palace and the museum is known for its beautiful collection of paintings and the textile Gallery which is also great place and also for the armory, Durbar hall, BaggiKhana and the SarvatoBhadraor the Diwan –E-Khas which is known for its exquisite architectural beauty. It is one of the most famous tourist place in Jaipur.
City Palace Timings : 9.30 AM to 5PM Everday Museum Galleries Open – 9.30 AM to 5PM Everday Light and Sound Show : 7:30PM Exhibition Open Daily : 10AM to 5PM
14. Dolls Museum Jaipur
The dolls museum of Jaipur is known for its huge collections of beautiful dolls and puppets and the collection is really wide. The dolls also present the Jaipur heritage through these puppets that are well decorated with the traditional clothes and also dolls from other states of India.
15. Gaitore Jaipur - Royal Cremation Ground of the Kachhwaha Rajputs
This is one of the best palaces and monuments of Jaipur and is actually a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the members of the royal family. The place was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who was the founder of Jaipur and the building is inspired by exclusive Islamic architecture.
Timing: 10.00 a.m – 05.00 p.m, Open All Days Entry Fee: Rs 30
16. Galtaji Temple
Galtaji Temple is another temple which is no less than a Hindu Pilgrimage in the city of Jaipur and the temple is pink in color and is having a wide number of pavilions, finely carved pillars and brilliant carvings which altogether make this temple one of the best places to see in Jaipur.
Galtaji Temple Timings : Sunrise to Sunset Entry Fees : Free
17. Ganesh Pol at Amer Fort
Ganesh Pol is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh which is located in the Amer Fort which is the one of the most impeccable historical Places in Jaipur, and a prominent mark of Jaipur Heritage. The temple is having an excellent idol of Lord Ganesha and constructed in a traditional Rajput and Islamic architecture.
18. Garh Ganesha Temple
This is another temple of Lord Ganesha which is located on the hills near Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort.The temple was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh I when he accomplished the "AshwameghaYagna" at the time of establishment of Jaipur and placed the shrine of Lord Ganesha in the temple.
19. Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and was brought to the city of Jaipur from Vrindavan and the temple’s statue or the idol of Lord Krishna has a specialized look that is very much similar to the incarnation of Earth, the temple came into the city during the reigns of the Mughals
Govind Dev Ji Temple : 05:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m. Entry Fees : Free
20. Hawa Mahal Jaipur : The Palace of Winds
One of the most important things to do in Jaipur is to visit Hawa Mahal. The intricate palace is especially made for the queens and the ladies of the kingdom during the era of Maharaja Sawai Singh. The palace has 950 windows and constructed in the year 1799 in complete red sand stone looking it exquisitely beautiful.
Hawa Mahal Timings : 9.00-16.30 Entry Fees : Rs 10 (Indians) Rs 50 (Foreigners)
21. Hawa Mahal Museum
This beautiful museum is an integral part of the HawaMahal and the Museum showcases the statues and sculptures that belonged to , Jaipur and Ganeshwa, Raid, Sambhar, Museum of Indology and the museum is exclusively known for its gorgeous architecture and floral motifs made on the walls and the armory items.
Hawa Mahal Museum Timing: 10 am - 4.30 pm . Closed on Friday and public holidays.
22. Ishwar Lat
This is a huge minaret which is of 60 feet height located in the Tripoli bazaar of Jaipur and the minaret provides a panoramic view of the complete Jaipur City and one can have the best visuals of the city from the minaret.
23. Jai Mahal Palace
One of the massive Palaces and monuments in Jaipur the Jai Mahal Palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic architecture and the palace is 270 years old. But the palace has been converted into a massive luxurious 5-star hotel which is taken over by Taj Group of Hotels and has been named as one of the lavish hotels of the world.
24. Jaigarh Fort Jaipur : Artillery Production Fort of Rajputs
Jaigarh Fort is considered the strongest forts compared to all of other three forts as this fort was mostly executed during the wars. Nestled amidst the rocky and mighty Aravalli ranges and overlooking Amber Fort is also known as “Cheel Ka Teela and inside the palace complex an armory a museum and other complexes such as Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir etc. can be seen.
Jaigarh Fort Timings : 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Entry Fees : Rs. 35 For Indians and Rs. 85 for Foreigners
25. Jaipur Wax Museum
The museum is the brain child of Mr. Anoop Srivastava of Entertainment 7 Ventures Pvt. Ltd. who laid the intellectual foundation for this project with the Pink City Film Festival in 2006. A lifelike wax... more »
26. Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur
Jal Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces to visit in Jaipur and adjacent to Sisodia rani Garden which is nestled at the middle of the Man Sarovar Lake and gets a scintillating look during the rainy season when the lake gets filled with water and the palace just look grandwith floating hyacinths
27. Jantar Mantar Jaipur- A Historic Astronomical Instrument
The Jantar Mantar is a structure which is a group of 19 architectural astronomical instruments, made by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, and has the world's largest stone sundial, and stated as UNESCO World Heritage site. It is near City Palace and Hawa Mahal, is also having stonework, stone and brass instruments used for astronomy of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts. Jantar Mantar is among the most famous tourist attractions in Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar Timings : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM every day. Jantar Mantar Jaipur Entry Fees : Entry fee is Rs. 40 for Indians and Rs. 200 for foreigners.
28. Jawahar Kala Kendra
This is a multi-arts center which represents the Jaipur heritage and it is established by the Government of Rajasthan and it works for preserving the traditional and local arts and crafts of Rajasthan. Besides keeping the arts and crafts the place houses closed auditorium, art galleries, library, cafeteria, small hostel and art-studio too.
29. Kanak Vrindavan Garden
This is a beautiful and exclusive garden of Jaipur located at the foothills of the Nahargarh Fort. The garden is surrounded by the mighty Aravalli Hills and lush greenery. The garden is known for its beautiful marble decorations and a long series of fountains. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and presently preserved by Government of Rajasthan
Timings : 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m
30. Laxmi Narayan Temple or The Birla Mandir in Jaipur
Lakshmi Narayan Temple temple is also one of the best places to see in Jaipur and dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. The temple s known for its intricate craftsmanship as the entire temple is constructed with white marble and people come to see the silver beauty of this temple from all over the places.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple : 8.00 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm Entry Fees : Free
31. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum
Tripolia Gate and Jaleb Chowk are two entrance points of this museum. When entering the Tripolia gate, the Mubarak Mahal is the first building that comes in the way. Mubarak Mahal has an office and... more »
32. Maharani ki Chhatri
This area is actually a creation ground that was specially built for the royal queens and other ladies who belonged from the royal family. The construction is located near Jal Mahal and known for its beautiful chattris and carved stonework all through the cenotaph. The memorial never opens during the Holi festival.
Timing: 9.30 a.m - 4.30 p.m
33. Modern Art Gallery
The modern art gallery of Jaipur is located in the Ram Niwas Bagh and scheduled by Maharaja Ram Sigh with a good cause of a famine relief project in the 19th century. The art gallery represents the beautiful sculptures and modern art of Rajasthan and can be a good tour after the trip of Ram Niwas Bagh.
34. Moti Doongri Fort
The Moti Doongri Fort used to be the official residence of Maharani Gayatri Devi who was known as one of the most beautiful women of the world. The fort is small but looks a lot like a Scottish Castle and is having a beautiful backdrop of the Birla Temple.
35. Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple
Moti Dungri Temple is settled at the central part of the city and it is actually a hill and there are a temple and a palace which is located on the hill. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and people just sway by the temple and takes this as the most religious place of the city.
Moti Dungri Temple : 5:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm Entry Fees : Free
36. Museum of Gem & Jewellery Federation – Jaipur
Does the pristine beauty of gemstones available in vibrant array of colours fascinate you? Do you love flipping through the pages of Jaipur history to know more about its gem and jewellery industry? Does the exquisite jewellery entice you? Would you like to see the sparkles of gems as found in nature with serenity of silver and glitter of gold? If your answer is 'yes' to any of these questions, then it's time to pay a visit to the newly opened museum of Gem and Jewellery, right in the heart of Jaipur – the Pink city.
37. Nahargarh Biological Park
Jaipur Zoological Garden or Nahargarh Zoological Park is a massive place to enjoy the flora and fauna and the tourist will love the place as they could see for the wide flocks of birds and large group of mammals from different species and this zoo is also state as the fourth largest ‘ghariyal’ or alligator breeding firm in India.
Nahargarh Zoological Park Timings : 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Entry Fees : Starting From Rs 30
38. Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort is the smallest of all the other three forts and the fort is known for providing the panoramic view of the Man Sagar Lake and the fort is also a nice sight to view the sprawling city of Jaipur and its pastel buildings. A short day trip in Jaipur sightseeing will include it.
39. Ram Niwas Garden
Ram Niwas Garden Garden is more a museum and one can see a bird park, art gallery, exhibition ground, and gymnasium. The palace garden is also having several cafes and picnic spots and it was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the year 1868.
Ram Niwas Garden Timings : 10 AM to 4.30 PM Entry Fees : Chargable
40. Ramgarh Lake
This is an artificial lake of Jaipur that used to be the main source of water supply to the entire city of Jaipur. It was also known as a popular picnic spot, for the most of the times after the rainy season and people used to visit here during the times. It is an amazing place to visit in Jaipur surrounded by greenery.
41. Sambhar Lake
This is a salt lake which is surrounded completely by all sides of Aravalli hills. The lake is known as India’s largest salt lake and is the source of most of Rajasthan's salt production. The lake is also known for watching water owl, Nilgai and deer and foxes. It is a perfect place to visit in Jaipur for bird lovers.
42. Samode Haveli
The Samode Haveli is 175 years old mansion that was built by the kings of Samode. The mansion is known for its eccentric courtyards and architecture, but at the present time the haveli has been converted into a luxurious hotel which is also known as one of the best Heritage Hotels of Jaipur.
43. Sheesh Mahal Amer Fort
The Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace of Amer Fort is an exquisite place which is completely decorated with mirror works and it can be seen through glass decorated panels and multi-mirrored ceilings all through. The palace was built by king Man Singh in the 16th century and known for its exclusive beauty. It is one of the most beautiful place to see in Amer Fort.
Entry Type: Free Timing: 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
44. Sanghiji : Shri Digamber Jain Temple Sanganer
Jain Temple Sanganer is mostly dedicated to the Jain’s and their God Padamprabhu who is The 6th Teerthankar for Jain’s and the temple is superbly white and people visit here as this temple is known to create some miracles and that is why people visit this temple in large numbers
45. Sisodiya Rani Ka Bagh
Rani Sisodia Garden is one of the most famous places to see in Jaipur and this is a palace garden which is having a beautiful sprawling garden surrounded byfountains, streams and painted domes. The palace garden was made by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and inside the palace one can see beautiful murals of Lord Krishna on the walls of the galleries
Rani Sisodia Garden Timings : 8 am to 5 pm Entry Fees : Free
46. Snow Planet
Want to chill in this scorching summer heat, Snow Planet in Jaipur is the perfect place for it. You can say that Snow Planet is the auxiliary name for the replenishment and ecstasy. With -5 degree temprature inside ,what better place you can find the to beat the summer heat. Snow World Jaipur or Snow Planet is a place where you can enjoy your summers with friends and families. With state of the art technology, you will also find Polar Bears, penguins and Alpine Trees along with the snow. There is also kids area known as Cryozone of Snow World which have play area, Snow slide, Snow Merry-Go-Round, Snow sculptures, snow basket ball, Snow Mountain and much more. Snow Planet Jaipur is a must visit place during summers in Jaipur.
47. Vidyadhar Garden
This is one of the most untouched gardens of the city of Jaipur which is centrally located in the city. The garden is built in the memory of Jaipur's chief Architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The tourists can see murals and paintings of lord Krishna and it is built according to the Mughal architecture with lawns, fountains and pavilions all through
15 Tourist Places In Jaipur To Visit For A Never Before Experience
Tourist Places In Jaipur: Jaipur, India’s desert capital, also known as Pink City. It is a place of lakes, palaces, attractive architecture, maharajas, rich Rajput culture as well as its proud history is expressed in Jaipur’s lifestyle and tourist services. Also, Rajasthan’s magnificent Indian state capital oozes royalty.
Also, from palaces to bazaars, from temples to wildlife areas, Jaipur is an opportunity you shouldn’t skip. Here’s also a list of the best places to visit in Jaipur city to make your trip to Pink City unforgettable. However, there are countless tourist places in Jaipur.
Perfect time for visiting Jaipur: October-March. Distance from Delhi: 269.4 km (4 Hrs 50 Min). Distance from Agra: 238.7 km.
Police: 100 | 0141-2619725 Ambulance: 108 | 102 Rajasthan Government(Department of Tourism): 0141-5110598| 5155100 Women Helpline: 1090, 1091 Transport Corporation of Rajasthan State Road ( Jaipur): 0141-2373043,51,54 ,(M) +919413385700
Railway Station: Jaipur Junction railway station (JP) Airport: Jaipur International Airport (JAI)
15 Tourist Places In Jaipur
One of the best ways to look at the city’s beautiful colours is also to experience a bird’s-eye view on a balloon ride.
We’ll come to that, but right now we have a list of popular tourist places in Jaipur for those who want personal or independent tours. For a short royalty city tour, you can also plan to spend 6 days in Rajasthan on your next vacation.
Best Forts To Visit In Jaipur
Also renowned for its royal architecture, the Jaipur sightseeing map is lined with royal forts and citadels. Here are some of the best things to see in Jaipur from forts as well as palaces to visit on your trip.
1: Amer’s Castle
Listed also as one of the best tourist places in Jaipur . Also, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani unexpectedly put the focus on Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort.
An important war scene was shot here, featuring Ranveer Singh, besides major portions filmed elsewhere in the city.
This is one of the most impressive tourist places in Jaipur as well as is renowned for its charming mirror work, the fort, and also its past come alive with the evening light and sound display.
Moreover, Elephants ride up the entrance to the fort, and ‘Amber by night’ helps visitors to see the charmingly decorated shows as well as mahals.
Also, if you are planning a trip with your partner, also make sure your itinerary should have Amer Fort as it is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples .
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Entry Fee For Foreigners: Adult INR 200/-, Student INR 100 (Including entry & camera) Entry Fee For Indians: Adult INR 25/-, Student INR 10/- (Including entry and camera) Elephant rides: 2-person INR 900 Night Amber: INR 100 per person Light & Sound Show: INR 200, INR 100, Hindi Show Timing: Fort: 9:00-5:00 Light & Sound Show: 7:00-9:00 pm, 8:00-10:00 pm Elephant Rides: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., first come first serve basis; pre-booking is not permitted Places To Visit Near Amer Fort: Diwan-e-aam, Sheesh Mahal as well as Ganesh Pol
Built By: Raja Man Singh Completed at: In the year 1592 [/expand]
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2: Fort Jaigarh
Jaigarh Fort also comes among the top sightseeing tourist places in Jaipur. which is also famous for the world’s largest wheel gun. Also, a famous medieval structure — Diwa Burj — was preserved very well over the year. However, the watchtower gives a view of the plains.
Also known as ‘Cheel ka Teela, the recognizable city landscapes are something to die for. It’s also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur Rajasthan , which everyone should visit once in life.
Entry Fee For Indians: INR 35/- Entry Fee For Foreigners: INR 85/- Timings: 9:30-4:30 pm. Places Near Jaigarh Fort: Jaivana Cannon, Sheesh Mahal as well as Amber Palace. Advice: Hydrate yourself if you visit the fort during summer months and also Visit the entire palace for at least 3 hours. Built By: Jai Singh II. Completed At: In the Year 1762. [/expand]
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3: Fort Nahargarh
Since the fort is located high up on the Aravali hills, Fort Nahargarh is one of the famous tourist places in Jaipur , renowned for its captivating sunset views overlooking the entire Jaipur city.
Between Rajasthan’s best palaces and forts, Fort Nahargarh is also a popular picnic spot, as there’s a cafe inside serving snacks and drinks. An important sightseeing spot in Jaipur, it is beautifully lit during nighttime and one of the best places to visit in Jaipur at night .
Entry Fee For Foreigners: Adult INR 50/-, Student INR 25/- Entry Fee For Indians: Adult INR 20/-, Student INR 5/-. Timings: 10:00-5:30 pm. Advice: Also, don’t forget to see RTDC Restaurant sunset. Built By: Jai Singh II. Built At: In the Year 1734. [/expand]
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4: Fort Bhangarh
It’s also among the best places to see in Jaipur , this location is recognized as a mysterious tourist destination. This fort has building ruins and also thus has historical importance.
However, the fort is coming on the route from Delhi to Jaipur, and curious young people are often found enjoying this location.
It is one of India’s most haunted locations, and many youth schedule a trip to Bhangarh Fort at least once in their lifetime . However, One can easily go from Jaipur to Bhangarh by driving 2 hours and covering approx 83 kilometres.
Entry Fee: Free. Timings: Make sure you schedule your visit before sunset as entry closes after sunset. Past Bhangarh Fort: Gopinath Temple, Narayani Mata Mandir as well as Ajabgarh Fort. Advice: No stay before sunrise and after sunset. Built By: Bhagwant Das. Built At: In the year 1631. [/expand]
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5: Fort Achrol
If you want an exciting day out, Achrol Fort is also for you! The place is perfect for activities such as trekking, from which one can experience the architectural wonders, making it one of the Jaipur tourist attractions and also the most desirable-after location.
However, the fort is situated outside the city and is one of the main Jaipur places to visit. You can also engage in rappelling throughout the morning hours while enjoying the wonderful weather.
Enter Fee: Free Timings: NA. Close Achrol Fort: Moto Sport Park, Amber Palace as well as Jaigarh Fort. Advice: If you are trekking, are your early morning excursion to avoid the rain. Built By: Jai Singh II. Built At: In the Year 1734. [/expand]
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Best Palaces To Visit In Jaipur
After all, you’re Rajpuatanas estate! How can you not visit these grand palaces that represent this region’s rich culture as well as a tradition?
6: City Palace
One of the iconic tourist places in Jaipur , City Palace is renowned for its serene mixture of rich Rajasthani as well as Mughal designs.
Moreover, the pacific gates are one of a kind and also the palace has extensive courtyards, gardens, a library, an art gallery, and also a fascinating collection of royal costumes as well as old arms.
It’s also among the most beautiful place to see in Jaipur which attracts people from different regions throughout the year.
Entry Fee For Foreigners: Adult INR 350/- Entry Fee For Foreigners: Adult INR 75/- Timings: 9:30 – 5:00. City Palace: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Tripoli Gate as well as Jai Niwas Garden. Advice: Pritam Niwas Chowk, inside the palace, is also the best place here Built By: Jai Singh II. Built At: In the Year 1727. [/expand]
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7: Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal, is situated in the middle of Lake Man Sagar. Also, it is definitely one of the best places to visit in Jaipur . Moreover, this 5-story palace has 4 floors under the water level, providing a special underwater viewing experience.
This Jaipur attraction architecture mixes Mughal as well as Rajput styles. The lake’s clear water and the surrounding Aravallis views make the palace look absolutely breathtaking, particularly at night.
Entry Fee For Foreigners: INR 50/person. Entry Fee For Indians: 10 per person. Timings: 9:00-5:00. Places To Visit: Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum as well as Amer Fort. Advice: Prepare to visit as the site closes early as well as exploring the entire Mahal takes approximately 3-4 hours. Bulit By: Sawai Pratap Singh. Built At: In the year 1799. [/expand]
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8: Hawa Mahal
Also, Jaipur’s biggest tourist venue, this place needs no introduction. Also, Hawa Mahal is famed as a wind palace. Moreover, it is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur . However. the incredibly breezy palace provides stunning city views below.
Moreover, the stunning views of the palace, as well as the glittering city, are an eye treat. Also, Scroll through the details below to schedule your trip properly.
Entry Fee For Foreigners: Adults INR 50. Entry Fee For Indians: adult INR 10. Timings: 9:00-4:30 pm. Visit places near Hawa Mahal: Jantar Mantar, City Palace as well as Albert Hall Museum
Advice:• Visit the morning site for the best photography. Separate camera costs. Also, don’t forget to search for local market collections outside the Hawa Mahal.
Built By: Sawai Pratap Singh. Built At: In the year 1799. [/expand]
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9: Rambagh’s Palace
Rambagh Palace, once Maharajas’ residence, is now one of the world’s best hotels. However, It was a garden house for Raja Ram Singh’s wife.
Rambagh Palace was later transformed into a hunting lodge, then into Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II’s main residence, until it was eventually transformed into a 5-star hotel by the Taj Group and is the best tourist place to visit in Jaipur .
Also, this grandeur makes it one of Jaipur’s popular tourist spots.
Entry Fee For Foreigners: INR 100/person. Entry fee For Indians: INR40 per male. Timings: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (For non-stay visits).
Advice: Also, take a guide to learn the palace’s fascinating facts. Built By: Chandarvati. Built At: In the year 1835. [/expand]
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Best Temples To Visit In Jaipur
Temples in Jaipur are worth visiting, not because of their thrilling architecture, but also because of the local diets, you may not have heard of before to discover tourist attractions in Jaipur.
10: Birla Mandirs
Birla Mandir, also one of Jaipur’s most famous religious sites, is located at Jaipur’s Moti Dungri Hill. Crafted in white marble, Lord Vishnu, as well as Goddess Laxmi, are the central gods.
The temple is built using white marble, so it shines white in the daytime and even looks beautiful at night when it’s all lit up.
Moreover, you must test this place’s amazing architecture. Also, Consider this on your itinerary if you want places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days.
Enter Fee: Free. Timings: 8:00 – 12:00, 4:00 – 8:00. Advice: The temple is clean, well-kept, don’t litter! Foundation B.M. Birla. Built-in: The Year 1988. [/expand]
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11: Galtaji Temple
One of Jaipur’s buzzing as well as popular tourist places in Jaipur. Monkey Temple is also renowned for its complex structure. Also, it has three holy lakes, protected by two sandstone cliffs.
Also, You will probably see several monkeys swimming in those ponds. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Aravalli Hills as well as the thick greenery where the temperature is still mild.
Entry Fee: Free. Timings: It is also best to go to the temple during the late afternoon, after sunset. Advice: Don’t hit monkeys. Built By: Diwan Rao Kriparam. Built-In: Early 15th century [/expand]
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12: Temple Govindji
Also, among the best tourist places in Jaipur , the Govind Dev Ji Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
However, it is one of the major temples in Vrindavan’s 7 temples, including Govind Dev Ji, Sri Radhavallabh Ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri, and also four more others. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II carried the murti from Vrindavan.
Enter Fee: Free. Timings at Govindji Temple in Aarti: 4:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Advice: To prevent rush, stop visiting the temple during Aarti time. Nevertheless, if you want to catch the temple’s true glimpse and the crowd isn’t a problem for you, then you’re sure to attend the aarti here. Built By: Sawai Pratap Singh II. Built At: In the year 1735. [/expand]
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13: Bhubaneshwar Mahadev
This temple is the final destination of a trek from Sagar Lake, situated on Amer Fort’s backside and also one of the most popular places to visit in Jaipur . Initially, also the trek may seem a little challenging and slowly become smoother.
This trek will also feed the souls of adventurous travellers, who will also experience the picturesque views of Aravali hills as they approach the temple. Also, one of the most demanding tourist places in Jaipur.
Enter Fee: Free. Timings: NA. Advice: The temple clothes. Built B: Raghbir Singh. Constructed In: NA. [/expand]
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14: Temple Moti Dungri
Moti Dungri Temple is also an important Jaipur temple on a small hillock bordering Moti Dungri Palace. The palace is a historic landmark, but tourists can not visit it, but the temple has been drawing pilgrims and visitors for centuries.
Moreover, this temple is famous for its exclusive latticework with great Hindu mythological figures, making it one of Rajasthan’s most prominent Hindu temples.
Also, this temple’s most beautiful portion resembles an ancient Scottish castle.
Enter Fee: Free Timings: 4:30 am – 9:30 pm. Near to Moti Dungri Temple: Moti Doongri Fort, Birla Temple as well as Dev Narayan Temple. Advice: Stop attending Ganesh Chaturthi temple as well as other festivals. Built By: Seth Jai Paliwal. Completed At: The Year 1761. [/expand]
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15: Temple Akshardham
Akshardham Temple, also known as Swaminarayan Temple, is known for its intricate architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Every year, well-kept gardens, as well as cultural programs, draw thousands of visitors.
However, apart from Jaipur, Akshardham Temple is located in eight major Indian cities.
Also, it’s now included among the top places to visit in Jaipur at night, and people of all ages visit this temple.
Enter Fee: NA. Timings: 7:30 – 12:00, 4:00 – 8:00 (Closed Monday). Advice: Also, wear good temple clothing. Built By: Swaminarayan. Built-in: 19th-20th century. [/expand]
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Most Famous Shopping Places In Jaipur To Explore
Frequently asked question about tourist places in jaipur.
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Best Places to Visit in Jaipur in 2022
The Royal state of India, Rajasthan has some of the best places to visit in Jaipur. People from all over the world come to visit Jaipur to experience the extravagant Rajputana traditions and culture. Jaipur being the architectural wonder of India is brimming with several intricate and exquisite palaces, gardens, vibrant markets and Instagram-worthy cafes/restaurants. The whole city seems to follow the pink hue theme as the color signifies hospitality. Hence, very gracefully nicknamed “The Pink City.” Jaipur is also well-known for being a distinguished stop in India’s remarkable golden quadrilateral.
Apart from having great historical value, Jaipur hosts some of the greatest and warmest festivals. There are a few festivals that are unique to Jaipur only. The ever-glorious Elephant festival celebrated during the month of February and March, the Kite Festival held during the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti (14th January) every year, and one of the most colorful carnival of Jaipur is Gangaur celebrated by worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri.
With all this vibrant heritage, culture, rituals and carnivals, Jaipur has become the hot-spot of brewing tourism.
Astound already? Then keep on reading to get to know more about these best places to visit in Jaipur.
Must Visit Places in Jaipur
1. city palace.
Guarded by huge enclosed walls, lies the City Palace right in the heart of Jaipur. It is the best venue to start within the list of places to visit in Jaipur. City Palace is the perfect example of fusion architecture showing both Rajput and Mughal details throughout the royal residence. The City Palace has been standing strong for the last three centuries when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II decided to shift his court from Amber Fort and relocate to the city.
Once you have entered the Palace, be ready to get enchanted by several gorgeous and minute details. There are four entrances, namely Udai Pol, Jalew Chowk, Tripolia Pol and Virender Pol.
The City Palace is divided into two sections i.e., Chandra Mahal, which is where the royal family reside. The entryway of Chandra Mahal is adorned with the famous peacock gates and elegant artwork. It’s a seven-storied building and each floor has its own charisma. Although you have to pay extra bucks to explore the rest of the floors in Chandra Mahal while only the ground floor is accessible with your entry ticket.
Then comes the enticing Mubarak Mahal which is full of glittering textiles, ornaments, and vintage decoration. Right opposite to Diwan-i-Khas, there’s an armoury, full of finely crafted swords, daggers, and pistols, and Baggi Khana which displays various carriages once used by the royal family. And lastly, Diwan-i-Aam showcases the world largest silver water urns along with some of the most beautiful crystal chandeliers.
Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Ticket Cost: Rs 130/- (Indians)
Rs. 110/- (Sr. Citizens)
Rs. 70/- (Child)
Rs. 500/- (Foreign Nationals)
Rs. 50/- (Photography)
Rs. 150/- (Videography)
2. Jantar Mantar
Located right opposite the City Palace, Jantar Mantar is the place where all the astronomical wonders can be unravelled and make it the most interesting places to visit in Jaipur. It was constructed by the Maharaja of Jaipur to understand the dynamics of space and named it Jantar Mantar which in literal terms means calculating instruments. There are a total of five observatories among which the biggest one is in Jaipur. It has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
There’s a total of fourteen geometric devices where each of them has the distinct property to measure time, anticipate eclipse, movements of the sun and the earth, zodiac readings. The most eye-catching instrument is the 27m tall Samrat Yantra which forecasts time while plotting the shadow can predict the time of an eclipse. Isn’t interesting?
Tip: Do take a guide to understand the astronomical instruments properly.
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Ticket cost: Rs50/- (Indian Nationals)
Rs200/- (Foreign Nationals)
3. Hawa Mahal
Constructed in 1798 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in a shape which represents the crown of Lord Krishna making it yet another important place to visit in Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is also known as the Palace of breeze, or also the Palace of winds. This is a five-storey extension that has 953 tiny windows, called jharokhas. These are all decorated with beautiful and intricate latticework.
The purpose of making Hawa Mahal was to avert outsiders from getting a glimpse of royal women. Hawa Mahal was built in such a way that no matter which time of the year, a cool breeze persists the Palace.
Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Ticket Cost: Rs10/-
Rs50/- (Foreign Nationals)
Free entry on Monday
4. Amber Fort
Located on the top of rocky Aravali hill, Amber Fort is by far the most beguiling places to visit in Jaipur. It was built by Raja Man Singh-I” but the construction was completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. The whole fort was made using red sandstone and inlaid marble which adds to the magnificent beauty of the fort.
The architecture reflects the pristine Rajasthani vibes. The fort overlooks the mystic Moata Lake which glitters during the time of Sunrise and Sunset. While getting to Amber Palace requires a short uphill hike, but the panoramic view of the Fort will make it all worth. Inside the citadel, you’ll get to see Diwan-i-aam and Diwan-i-Khas decorated with exquisite decorative pieces and crystal chandeliers.
Sheesh Mahal or the ‘Palace of Mirrors’ is the most captivating part inside the Fort. It is made by using small pieces of mirror and placed in such a way, even a single ray of light entering can illuminate the entire mahal.
Tip: Do take a guide so that you can listen to all the legendary histories of victory, betrayal and romance.
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Ticket Cost: Rs25/-
Rs150/- (Foreign Nationals)
5. Nahargarh Fort
Originally named Sudarshangarh, Nahargarh Fort is the best place to visit in Jaipur to get a panoramic view of the city. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II to strengthen the security and the fort was also used as a safe-house for British wives during the sepoy mutiny.
Nahargarh Fort is situated on the highest ridge of Jaipur with striking views of the city and hence making it the best place in Jaipur to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset. Earlier the Fort was used as an exotic picnic destination as well as for summer excursion by the royal families. The walls and ceilings inside the fort were designed with delicate paintings. Nahargarh Fort is surrounded by jungle where in the early days, the king used to go to the jungle for hunting.
Tourists can explore the Fort’s museum and indulge themselves in history or roam around the sculpture park. If hungry, swing by one of many restaurants inside the fort offering authentic Indian delicacies and finger food.
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Ticket Cost Rs10/-
6. Jal Mahal
Of many forts and Palaces in Jaipur, Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is the most beautiful of all. Looking at the palace will make you feel as if you’re seeing a mirage but in reality, it’s a whole five-storied palace sitting right in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Although, the rest of the four floors are submerged in the water and only the top floor is visible.
Traditional boats were used to reach the palace but currently, tourists don’t have access. But this might change in the future. For now, you can simply enjoy the majestic view of Jal Mahal overlooking the entire Aravali mountain range. And during the night time, when the palace Lit’s up and casts the ever-glorious golden reflection.
Another interesting fact about Jal Mahal is, it is home to many migratory birds like Flamingo, Great Crested Grebe, Pintail, Grey Wagtail.
Time: 6 AM – 6 PM
Ticket Cost: Free
7. Albert Hall Museum
There’s a long history that goes behind the opening of Albert Hall as a museum. In 1876 when the foundation stone was laid to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales, there arose a lot of confusion regarding the usage of the hall.
It was only in 1880 when a local surgeon, Dr Thomas Holbein Hendley suggested to use the Albert Hall to showcase antique artefacts and with the passing time Albert Hall became one of the biggest museums in India. Gradually, the collection in the museum have increased and have brought this to international standards.
Albert Hall is home to one of the six Egyptian mummies in India and it was gifted by the Brugsch Bey Museum of Cairo.
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Ticket Cost: Rs50/-
Rs 150/- (Foreign Nationals)
8. Jaigarh Fort
Every fort in Jaipur has its unique elegance but, Jaigarh Fort has to be one of the most vibrant forts of all and hence making it on the top list of places to visit in Jaipur.
Jaigarh fort is situated rocky promontory of the Aravali range also known as the Hill of Eagles. Raja Jai Singh II constructed this fort in the year 1726, using red sandstone and surrounded it with thick walls which run as long as 3kms.
Inside the fort, you can visit Ram Harihar Mandir, Kal Bhairav Mandir and of course the fort museum which has a great collection of primitive swords, daggers and various other arms and ammunition. And witness the world’s largest cannon-on-wheels, Jaivana. You can also buy souvenirs from the museum gift shop.
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Ticket Cost: Rs25/-
Rs75/- (Foreign Nationals)
9. Birla Mandir
Throughout India, there are numerous Birla Mandir Temples which are quite pre-eminent in all sorts. Similarly, the Birla Mandir of Jaipur has a lot of significance among the locals and recently it has grabbed the attention of the tourists. And did you know, Birla family is the reason behind several Hindu temples made of white marble or red sandstone in India?
It is located on an elevated platform at the base of Moti Dungari Hill in Jaipur. The gates of the temple were opened to the public in the year 1985. Look closely, you’ll see three huge domes which signify three different approaches to religion.
The temple premises are surrounded by a well-maintained garden and small souvenirs shops. Stroll around for a little bit and enjoy the peaceful environment of the Birla Mandir.
Time: 06:00 am to 12:00 pm and 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm on all days of the week.
10. Galta Ji
This place in Jaipur looks straight out of the Game of Thrones set, Galta Ji is popularly known as the Monkey temple and is a definite place to visit in Jaipur. In the desert state of Rajasthan, this is a natural spring in the mountain pass of Aravalli hills. So, when the locals discovered the place, they honoured it by building a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and some scared water reservoir.
Galta Ji is also the home for many langurs and macaques and hence the name monkey temple. You can buy peanuts or bananas from the entry gate of the temple and feed them but beware of your belongings otherwise, this rowdy creature will snatch it and run away.
Time: 5 AM – 9 PM
Places to Enjoy Jaipur Night Life
11. light & sound at amber fort .
One can when never get bored of watching light and sound shows no matter how many times, they have seen them. Amber Fort hosts the best light & sound show in town and is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur during the night time.
The shows narrate the evergreen 600-years old story of Amber Fort covering the traditions and the lifestyle of the royal family with the various remarkable cultural programme combined with folklore, music, light and sound.
So, if you’re someone interested to know the history of Amer town then this is the perfect activity for you. Get to learn history is the most vivid way possible and enjoy the star-lit sky.
Time: 50-minute show
October to February: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
March to April: 7 pm – 8 pm
May to September: 7:30 – 08:30 pm
Ticket Cost: Rs295/-
12. Masala Chowk
Hey there Foodies, want to indulge yourself in authentic and delicious flavors of the Pink City? Then Masala Chowk is the perfect place for you to visit in Jaipur.
This is an open-air market, serving different Indian street food including pani-puri, dosas, Jalebis, chaats, kachoris, pakoras, and sandwiches. Don’t worry! This place won’t be heavy on pocket. Enjoy your time trying out various dishes and delicacies, all in one place.
Time: 8 AM – 10:30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs10/-
13. Club Naila
If you want to go out and party like an animal, Club Naila is the place to be. This is one of the oldest and the hottest places to visit in Jaipur.
Club Naila was established within the luxurious Naila Bagh Palace. This open-air nightclub boats the warmest and the most relaxed ambience. The exclusive themes will elevate your mood and feel the lively vibes.
They also host the city’s most amazing and happening pool parties. In-short, Club Naila is the perfect place to spend your weekends.
Time: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 6:30 pm – 1 am, Thurs: 6:30 pm – 3 am & Sat: 6 pm – 4 am
Places to Shop in Jaipur
14. johri bazar .
The royal city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is very famous for its vibrant and colorful bazaars and is definitely a shopper’s paradise. One such bazaar that makes it on the list is definitely Johri Bazaar.
Johri Bazaar is famous for its ethnic ornaments of gold, silver and precious gemstones. You will get a wide variety of options to select from. But we’ll suggest investing in gemstone jewelry as these are famous in Rajasthan and Johri Bazaar sells the best of them.
Time: 10 AM – 11 PM (Daily Open)
15. Bapu Bazaar
Among many places to visit in Jaipur, the bustling Bapu Bazaar should be your top priority if you want to buy some traditional Rajasthani printed quilts and bed sheets. You can also look for the popular Sanganeri printed cushion covers, suit sets, dupattas and many other interesting household things.
Take your time to explore the bazaar and you might find some unique and gorgeous bangles, sarees, rings and what not?
Time: 11AM – 8PM
16. Nehru Bazaar
Located right in the heart of Pink City, Nehru Bazaar is the perfect place for those who have a fetish for shoes and bags. This place in Jaipur is one of the most visited bazaars by tourists. It sells some of the most beautiful blue pottery, colourful handicraft, traditional Rajasthani juttis, trinkets and faux leather bags.
Apart from big shops, street vendors will call you out to sell pretty little things like key chains, mini hand–made artefacts, hair accessories, mirrored work pen stands and umbrellas and Rajasthani turbans.
Time: 11 AM – 8:00 PM
Places to Eat in Jaipur
17. the tattoo cafe and lounge .
This is a roof-top Cafe and Lounge which serves a variety of finger licking food, several delicious cuisines and mouth-watering quick bites. Located right in the heart of the walled city, the cafe is quite famous for the majestic view of Hawa Mahal. You can click stunning pictures for your Instagram with the enchanting Hawa Mahal in the background.
This is also the favorite places to visit in Jaipur among the locals as well. This Cafe has the perfect family ambience so your kids too can enjoy it gracefully.
Time: Daily 8 am – 11 pm
Pocket Pinch: INR 600 for two-person
18. Bar Palladio
The Bar Palladio is located within the premises of the Palace Niwas Hotel. Here you get a chance to eat like royals and served like royals surrounded by an imposing ambience. The fashionable interior of this restaurant is inspired by Italian Renaissance design infused with Mughal architecture.
The vibrant blue colour, alongside beautiful couches and artworks, will leave you awestruck. Visitors also have the option of enjoying the dining experience in the patio area (backyard garden). Further, they also have an in-depth Italian dining menu. The food, ambience, and site of this luxury bar all make it worth spending some time and money here.
Time: Daily 6 PM – 11 PM
Pocket Pinch: INR 1800 for two-person
19. Padao Restaurant
What makes this restaurant unique is not only it’s roof-top sitting but also the majestic view it presents. Therefore, making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Jaipur. Padao is the perfect place to enjoy your time with your loved ones.
Located within the boundary of Nahargarh fort, Padao Restaurant serves fresh veg and non-veg snacks that you can relish with tea and coffee or smoothies. Enjoy watching the city glitter in the hue of pink as the sunsets.
Time: Daily 2 PM – 10 PM
Pocket Pinch: INR 1000 for two-person
Offbeat Places to visit in Jaipur
20. water valley.
A small hike to the top of Aravalli hill right in the city of Jaipur. While hiking you’ll get the most amazing views of Man Sagar Lake, flora and fauna around the lake, migratory birds like Flamingo, Great winged stilts, Ruddy Shelducks, Pied Avocets and Nothern Shovelers.
Once you reach the top of the foothill, brace yourself for the most enchanting view of Jal Mahal, representing it as the crown of Man Sagar Lake on one side and the vivid Pink city on the other.
This hike is somewhere between easy to moderate, hence making it suitable for all age groups.
Distance: Trek starts from Jal Mahal and stretches up to a distance of 4-5 Km.
Height: Maximum elevation 550m.
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- What are the historical places to visit in Jaipur?
- Amber Fort: Built during the 16th century, this fort in Jaipur is the most prominent tourist attraction. Admire the classic Rajasthani architecture.
- City Palace: Experience the lifestyle of royal families and witness some of the most amazing artifacts, vintage décor, and carriages. It was built in the year 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh.
- Hawa Mahal: Built-in a form of honeycomb with 953 small windows with intricate latticework is what makes this extension palace worth visiting.
- Nahargarh Fort: Traditional Rajput-style architecture is absolutely a delightful treat to the eyes. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of the city.
- Jaigarh Fort: This is where you’ll find the largest cannon-on-wheels. Jaigarh Fort was built in the 18th century with many temples, a water reservoirs, and museums inside the fort.
- Where to enjoy the nightlife of Jaipur?
- Jal Mahal: See the water palace all lit up in its glory while casting the perfect golden shadow on the Man Sagar Lake.
- 3Ds Restro Lounge: For all the party lovers out there, take out your dancing shoes and head over to 3Ds restro lounge to have a fun-filled night.
- Amar Jawan Jyoti: Witness the eternal flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti and pay your respects for the fallen heroes of our country.
- Jawahar Circle Garden: Enjoy the elegant fountains at Jawahar Circle Garden during the night. It also has a musical fountain that will definitely enchant you.
- Choki Dani: Treat yourself to the best authentic Rajasthani thali while enjoying the traditional folk dance and various other cultural programs.
- Are 2 days enough to explore Jaipur?
Yes, you can visit famous historical places like Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, and City Palace. But to get the real aura of The Pink City, we’ll suggest you stay a little longer.
- What is the best time to visit Jaipur?
October to March is the most suitable time to visit Jaipur. The weather remains quite pleasant throughout the day during this period of time. The temperature can drop down to 4 degrees Celsius at night.
- How to reach Jaipur?
By Train: Train service is available from all the metro cities, big cities and small towns.
By Air: It is well connected to all the metro and big cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore. Direct international flights are also available from Dubai, Muscat and Sharjah.
By Road: Being a pre-eminent stop in the famous golden quadrilateral, it is well connected with all the major cities and towns of the country.
- How far is Jaipur from Delhi?
The distance between Jaipur and Delhi is approximately 268 km and it takes about 5- 6 hrs to reach Jaipur from Delhi.
- What are the famous street-food and desserts to try in Jaipur?
- Dal Baati Churma
- Pyaz Kachori
- Gatte ki Sabzi
- Mirchi Bada
- Rajasthani Kadi
- Gatte ki Palau
- Kulfi Faluda
- Mawa Kachori
- Is Jaipur a safe city for women travelers?
As a woman traveler even if you’re solo, you can freely roam around the place to visit in Jaipur. Also, do take precautions by keeping pepper spray handy and save and share important numbers like cab and hotel’s contact number. Lastly, the locals are very generous and will help you out happily in case you get lost.
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The vast sea of golden sand sleeping peacefully under the azure skies - no place can quite compete with the grandeur of Jaipur. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Jaipur is a rare mix of royalty and modesty. The streets of this city are bustling with culture and heritage. At every avenue, you will meet the bygone era standing tall in all its glory.
Anything but your regular tourist destination with mere tourist places to visit; Jaipur is a relic and rare opportunity for you to meet the illustrious past of India. Fondly known as the Pink City, Jaipur witnesses its fair share of vibrant fairs and festivals, colourful garbs, and lively markets, Jaipur has a rainbow of its own flowing its street. And let’s not forget the majestic forts and fortress to the royal palaces, from colourful bandhani to delectable Dal Baati Churma .
Let’s get you going with some of the best places to visit in Jaipur: -
1. Hawa Mahal
Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, Hawa Mahal is one of the most beautiful and famous places in Jaipur. Made of red and pink sandstone, this five-storey piece of art has 953 small windows known as Jharokhas with intricate latticework. Situated amidst the busy J.D.A Market, Hawa Mahal is a stunning sight from the outside and a real treasure behind those Jharokhas. The palace complex is a fine fusion of Hindu and Persian architecture which makes it one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.
2. Johari Bazaar
India’s craftsmanship eternizes its heritage. With highly skilled gem-cutters working on emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, you can expect to find some of the finest jewellery pieces bearing the intricate Kundan-Meena work in Johari Bazaar. It is one of the top places to visit in Jaipur for the shopaholics as well as those looking for souvenirs.
Kundan-Meena work dates to the Mughal era which makes it the centre of interest for many when in Johari Bazaar while also burgeoning its repute as one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. After you are done with your shopping spree, you can make a stop at any of the cafés here. Johari Bazaar area has some of the best cafés in Jaipur .
3. City Palace
When you wish to witness some real opulence and affluence, City Palace is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. Counted amongst Jaipur’s famous places, City Palace is not just another tourist attraction. Jaipur was India’s first planned city, including City Palace. Bearing a blend of Mughal, European, and Rajputana architecture, City Palace is divided into six blocks separated by broad avenues, including the Chandra Mahal, the Shri Govind Dev Ji Temple, the Mukut Mahal, the Mubarak Mahal, the Maharani’s Palace, and the City Palace Museum. From entrance gates to the pavilions, City Palace is all about the royal Rajputana history.
4. Jal Mahal
Right out of a fairy tale, this mysterious palace floating on water is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur. As the name suggests, this Mahal on Jal is situated right in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Floating on the majestic blue lake, this fine example of Rajputana architecture actually has four submerged levels under the water's surface. This beautiful structure becomes even more stunning a place to visit in Jaipur at night.
5. Sheesh Mahal
Mirror, mirror, on the wall! Built with marble and red sandstone, Sheesh Mahal is also known as the Palace of Mirrors. With thousands of tiny mirrors set on its walls, Sheesh Mahal is a must-visit place in Jaipur. What makes this place such an attraction?! Well, a single ray of sun lights up the entire palace; try imagining something as magical. This enchanting phenomenon makes Sheesh Mahal one of Jaipur’s best places to witness. Another reason why people flock Sheesh Mahal is the fact that the iconic song “ Jab Pyar Kiya to Darna kya ” from the movie “ Mughal-e-Azam ” was shot in the palace. A place with such backstory must not be missed!
6. Panna Meena Ka Kund
There are many tourist places in Jaipur and Panna Meena Ka Kund is one of them. While you will find many stepwells in the state of Rajasthan, Panna Meena Ka Kund is one of the most popular places to see in Jaipur. Stepwells are called Baoli or Baori in the local language. Appearing as a regular background in the photos on social media, Panna Meena Ka Kund can be the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed on your next Jaipur tour. From central Jaipur, you can drive to Panna Meena Ka Kund or take a cab. The best part, the guides there click the best candid photos.
7. Patrika Gate
If you have booked a Jaipur tour package , make sure that Patrika Gate is in your itinerary. With a medley of colours and a grand display of artistic excellence, Patrika Gate is among the best tourist places in Jaipur. The walls of Patrika Gate are all embellished with the hand-paintings of forts, palaces, temples, rulers of Jaipur, wedding, wars, and everything that will give you a glimpse of Jaipur’s vast history. The vibrant colours and fine work done by the artisans make Patrika Gate one of the most prominent tourist places in Jaipur. You will surely understand the adage ‘Rangilo Rajasthan’ once you step foot in here.
8. Chandpole Bazar
Retail therapy is never going out of fashion and Chandpole Bazar is here to prove it. Starting from Choti Chapuad to Chandpole Gate, Chandpole Bazar is one of the top places to visit in Jaipur and a shopper’s haven. From marble handicraft to Lac and metal bangles, you will find everything authentically Rajasthani here. If you are fond of Rajasthani ethnics, you can find the best quality of bandhnis, tie-dyes, and lehriyas . A famous tourist place in Jaipur, Chandpole Bazar also has some of the best street food places. If you are in for some real Indian taste, go to Khuteta Namkeen Bhandar and order their iconic Aloo ki Kachori; it is lip-smacking delicious!
9. Central Park
No vacation is complete without a family picnic and Central Park is the perfect place for it. Locals come here to jog and run while you can witness people sitting and having small picnics. Amongst all the famous places to visit in Jaipur, Central Park is for people looking to have some quiet and fun time with their family. This lush green park was developed by the Jaipur Development Authority. With a musical fountain, Stonehenge-like stone statues, and a temple, Central Park is well worth a visit.
10. Nahargarh Fort
Standing with pride on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort is one of the best places to visit when in Jaipur. 4 kilometres drive from Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is not your usual tourist place. When you wish for some quiet and a good view… no, the grandest view of Jaipur, head to Nahargarh Fort. Nothing can be more fulfilling than sitting in solitude while watching over Jaipur washed in the orangish hue of sunset.
The sound of Rajasthani folk music, colourful skirts twirling high, sweetness in the speech, colours in the air and revelry in the hearts of the local folks - Jaipur has an idyllic charm to it. Whether you are on a short weekend trip to Jaipur or a long holiday, explore it to the fullest; you’ll be amazed at how magnificent it is.
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Which city is the most popular international tourist destination? Surprisingly, it’s not Paris, London or New York.
According to 2012 data from Euromonitor International , the number one tourist destination in the world was Hong Kong with 23.7 million visitors.
Singapore and Bangkok were ranked numbers 2 and 3 respectively, showing just how much Asian tourism has grown in recent years. London, at number 4, was the top ranked non-Asian city with 15.5 million international visitors and New York City, at number 8, was the most visited city in the Americas with 11.6 million tourists.
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- India has 6 cities on the list: Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kolkata.
- The United States has 8: New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Honolulu, Washington D.C.
- And, China has whopping 9 cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Zhuhai, Suzhou, Guilin, Nanjing.
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The results are biased. HK does get a massive flow of tourist but this can be explained by the fact that HK airport is a massive hub (works the same for Singapore airport). It’s not a touristic destination in itself, providing the tourist facilities out of HK international airport (very few) and the time people actually spend in hk. It’s more a stop over than a touristic destination. Then, you have the flow of Chinese tourists that cross the border on week ends to go shopping in HK. sqame situation, they benefit to the economy but can they actually be counted as part of the touristic industry ?
So yes, in term of people you can rank it that way but the figures do not say what kind of flows arrive to HK.
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January 20, 2018 at 8:41 pm
No, it is not based on inbound flights. It is based on the fact that thousands of mainlanders walk across the border every day to buy non-contaminated baby formula.
March 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm
As Sa said concerning Hong Kong, this list measures arrivals of tourists, I assume, at the cities’ international airports (see report). This does not show how long tourists stay in these cities, if at all. Many of the cities are close to interesting historic and scenic areas.
July 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm
Hong Kong first ? Is it a joke ? There’s nithing to see there ! Nothing, comparing to Paris, London, NYC or Beijing…
January 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm
It counts mainland tourists, who can walk across the border. But as far as “nothing to see” – have you ever actually been there?
January 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm
Yes, I’ve been there several times. Besides shopping and a few sites, what can you see there. Paris, for example, is much much more worth it.
January 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm
Funny.. I had the same impression of Paris. Once you see the Eiffel tower and a few other sites, there is not much “there” there except for overpriced restaurants and snooty bakeries 😀
July 26, 2015 at 11:12 am
In Poland Krakow gets much more turists than Warsaw
Rental Italy says
October 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm
Rome on 12th place, lower than Shenzhen and Macau… Wuite surprising results.
December 26, 2016 at 12:47 am
that list seems like a load of nonsense
Raj Kishor Kannoujea says
January 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm
Nice job! but need to more.
Helmut Kremers says
March 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm
Munich had 14.1 million visitors last year – and that wasn’t even the best, so how come it isn’t on the list?!
Rahul gupta says
April 24, 2017 at 7:05 am
india brautiful country with lots of diversity and more than 22+ official language having wonders of the world filled with colors and more than 2000+ local language and world second largest English speaking nation having desert ,hills,mountain,snow fall ,largest green forest,.i think it is a pack of whole European + africa. it has lots of beautiful beaches in then having world almost every religion ,here you get temple,mosque ,churchs,and many more
SIDDHANT GARG says
May 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm
apart from India more places should you visit
Bhupinder Singh says
September 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
If India is such a wonderful place, why does everyone want to leave?
January 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm
woooww! very nice photos~! good luck
Kanika Bakshi says
January 2, 2019 at 5:02 am
India is a beautiful country with lots and different culture. you will be able to learn more about its culture, traditions and languages with different food recipes.
Jonathan Ridgway says
April 14, 2019 at 12:18 am
This is list is sooo inaccurate. Business insider has a more correct list.
Kaushal Soni says
September 29, 2019 at 4:17 pm
Loved it, Insightful List!
Patricia Kavanagh says
December 22, 2019 at 9:39 am
Echo sentiments above. HK is a transport hub. Much more complex than first seems. India already has large population so will skew figures for there.
Chiku Cab says
January 28, 2020 at 11:17 am
Hey, nice post and very informative, Thanks for sharing this information.
April 4, 2020 at 8:42 am
Here is an interesting fact about the list. Turkish city Edirne has only 200K population and not so much touristic to get in this list on 62th place in the world and 4th in Turkey. Why is it here? Because Edirne covers the western border of Turkey between Bulgaria and Greece and so the EU. It is not just touristic numbers, it is also industrial transportation and transit passages all over to Turkey. This list is not accurate.
Aman Kumar says
September 26, 2020 at 7:06 am
now its very old
Kirti Pathak says
January 5, 2021 at 3:43 pm
You have list top 100 list but I think you can add some more to it.
Big Cab varanasi says
September 10, 2022 at 8:50 pm
Very informative post… Thanks for sharing
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