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Popular Places to Visit in Jaipur

1. City Palace

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: History, Architecture and Photography.
  • Tickets: A palace view would cost rs. 200/- for Indians, rs. 100/- for students (with IDs) and rs. 700/- for tourists. A museum visit would cost rs. 500/- for Indians and rs. 1000/- for foreigners.
  • Extras: You can book a golf cabby at rs. 150/- and a chariot ride (with family) at rs. 1000/- (the cost might change with time). Audio guide is available at rs. 200/-. You may also buy a composite ticket which is valid for 2 days and includes entry fees to many other attractions in Jaipur.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. for night viewing.
  • Visit Duration: 1-2 hours.

About City Palace

Once you are in the Pink City, you will naturally be inclined to visit City Palace. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD. The palace complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Now, Chandra Mahal has been converted into museum that houses exclusive handcrafted products and other products that depict the cultural heritage of the kingdom. Not only will you enjoy the architecture, you will be awe struck by the glorious view of Pink City from here.

2. Amber Fort

Visitor Information

  • Famous For : History, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets : 25 INR for Indians and 200 INR for other nationalities.
  • Opening Timings : Open all days from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Duration : 1.5-2 hours.

About Amber Fort

Also known as Amer Fort, it is located in Amer, which is around 11 kilometers from Jaipur. It was constructed by Raja Mansingh in the year 1592. It was later expanded by Raja Jai Singh I. The red sandstone and marble stone construction reflect a blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture. The main entrance faces east and there are three more entrances. There are four courtyards in Amber Palace. One of the courtyards has the Public Audience Hall, called the Diwan-i-Aam.

Things to Do In Amber Fort

  • Go elephant riding.
  • Enjoy the light and sound show in the evening.
  • Visit the temple of Sila Devi.
  • Eat some mouth watering cuisines at 1135 AD.

3. Nahargarh Fort

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: 85 INR for Overseas Tourists and 35 INR for Indians.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hour.

About Nahargarh Fort

Built as a defensive fort on the Aravali Ranges, Nahargarh Fort is a majestic fort overlooking Amer and Jaipur. The fort provides some stunning viewpoints of the city nearby and therefore is a popular picnic hangout spot for localites. The main attraction here apart from the views are the twelve queen boudoirs which are well connected and decorated with beautiful murals.

Things to Do at Nahargarh Fort

  • Visit the Jaipur Wax Museum.
  • Enjoy the city’s night view in the fort’s restaurant.
  • Have a picnic with your family.

4. Jaigarh Fort

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: History, Photography, Weapons.
  • Tickets: 200 INR for Overseas Tourists and 50 INR for Indians.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Duration: 45 min.

About Jaigarh Fort

Literally known as the Fort of Victory, Jaigarh Fort houses the world’s largest cannon, Jaivana. It was built as a defensive fort and was used to house weapons and other artillery. This fort was the main symbol of the military prowess of Rajputs and had been an indirect or direct part of many famous historical wars. It is highly fortified and spread over a distance of about 3km. Jaigarh Fort is located near Amer and Nahargarh Fort and can be visited en-route.

Things to Do at Jaigarh Fort

  • Visit the artillery museum.
  • Enjoy a stunning view of Lake Palace.

5. Hawa Mahal

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: 50 INR for Overseas Tourists and 10 INR for Indians.
  • Opening Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hour.

About Hawa Mahal

A stunning presentation of the rich architectural expertise of the past, Hawa Mahal is a not-to-miss tourist places in Jaipur. The Mahal was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. True to the name it earned as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows to provide ventilation. The five-storey building does not have steps to reach upper floors. Slopes connect the storeys and it is said that the Mahal was constructed to enable the Royal women of Rajput family to view the happenings in the city.

Things to Do at Hawa Mahal

  • Visit the archaeological museum.
  • Shop in Pink City Bazaar.

6. Jal Mahal

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Photography, Nature, Bird Sightseeing.
  • Tickets: 50 INR for Overseas Tourists and 10 INR for Indians.
  • Opening Timings: 9am to 5pm (restricted access).
  • Duration: 1-2 hours.

About Jal Mahal

Situated in the middle of Mansagar Lake, Jal Mahal is another architectural delight that Jaipur has to offer. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century, as a hunting lodge and summer retreat. It’s beautifully decorated hallways and the fragrant Chameli Bagh would are enough to impress any visitor. It is also a well known visiting site for many migratory birds like grey heron, white-browed wagtail and blue-tailed bee-eaters.

Things to Do nearby Jal Mahal

  • Shop in Jal Mahal Textile & Carpets.
  • Go for a camel ride.
  • Take long walks in the pathways.
  • Birdwatching (seasonal).

7. Jantar Mantar Observatory

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Astronomy, Architecture.
  • Tickets: 40 INR for Indians and 200 INR for other nationalities.
  • Opening Timings: Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30 pm.
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hour

About Jantar Mantar Observatory

If you have any doubts about having to spend your time at an observatory on your tour, reconsider it. Jantar Mantar is not just like any other average observatory; it is ranked amongst the largest observatories of the world. Built during the period of Maharaja Jai Singh II, the astronomical observatory has the largest sundial of the world. Maharaja Jai Singh II had avid interest in various subjects including architecture, astronomy, philosophy and astronomy. His keen interest in astronomy led him to construct the country’s largest observatory. The geometric devices available here are used in measuring time, observing constellations and orbits around the biggest star. The astrological instruments attract astronomers and architects from all parts of the world. Whatever your level of interest in space, you will be inspired by Jantar Mantar Observatory.

8. Pink City Bazaars

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Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Shopping, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all seven days except Sunday (a part of bazaar is closed) from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • Duration: Depends on the visitor’s pace and can take up to 5 hours.

About Pink City Bazaar

The old city or “Pink City” is a shopper’s paradise with shops selling a plethora of things. Pink City Bazaars are made up of four main bazaars–Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Kishanpole Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar. Each bazaar is famous for different things like Johari Bazaar is known for precious gemstones, Bapu Bazaar for Jaipur textile goods, Nehru Bazaar for Jootis and Kishanpole for wooden sculptures. Make sure to dedicate a day to explore this beautiful bazaar which has for everyone. Many famous attractions like The are also around the Pink City Bazaar.

Things to Do at Pink Bazaars

  • Eat mouth watering cuisines at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar.
  • Explore the nearby attractions like Hawa Mahal, City Palace etc.

9. Albert Hall Museum

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: 40 INR for Indian visitors and 300 INR for Overseas visitors with special discounts for students.
  • Opening Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm & 7.00 to 10.00 pm (Daily). Remains closed on specific maintenance days in the months of October to March (Last Tuesday) and April to September (Every Monday).
  • Duration: 1-2 hours.

About Albert Hall Museum

Adorning the gates of Old City and flanked by the famous Ram Niwas gardens, Albert Hall Museum is a stunning example of Indo-Saracenic style architecture. Named after the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward and completed in the year 1887, this museum is one of India’s oldest center for art and culture exploration. The museum houses many artifacts, paintings from different parts of India and even an Egyptian mummy that is increasingly becoming popular. In the recent times, Albert Hall has also become a hub for many activities like concerts, rallies and festivals. or even rest in the nearby restaurants like.

Things to Do nearby Albert Hall

  • Visit the zoo.
  • Relax in one of the many restaurants.
  • Take a horse ride around the pathways.
  • Take a stroll through Ram Niwas garden.

10. Galtaji

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Pilgrimage, Photography, Architecture.
  • Tickets: No fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open on all days (5:00 am – 9:00 pm).
  • Duration: 45 min.

About Galtaji

Situated within the hilly regions of Aravali, Galtaji or Khole Ke Hanuman Ji is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. The temple is surrounded by hilly ranges filled with vegetation and natural springs which fill up seven sacred kunds (water tanks). The temple’s unique architecture, beautiful pavilions and unique position make it a vision to behold for any visitor. Apart from a shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it also houses many shrines dedicated to Lord Rama, Brahma, Surya and Lord Vishnu. A legend associated with the temple also states that this was the place where Tulsidas wrote some part of Ramcharitmanas.

Things to Do nearby Galtaji

  • Shop for blue pottery enroute.
  • Get a glimpse of the stunning Aravali Range.

11. Birla Temple

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Pilgrimage, Architecture, Sightseeing.
  • Tickets: No fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open on all days (5 am-11.30 am & 4-8 pm).
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hour.

About Birla Temple

This LaxmiNarayan temple is one of the many Birla temples adorning India’s cityscape. Built completely from white marble, Birla Temple Jaipur is visited by tourists from all over the world for its beautiful architecture, carvings and the stunning idol of LaxmiNarayan. The inner walls depict various events associated with Hinduism and the outer walls also have cravings of philosophers, thinkers and religious leaders namely- Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius.

Things to Do nearby Birla Temple

  • Visit the Moti Dungri Temple (Indians only).
  • Shop in the Birla Temple shopping complex.
  • Enjoy the city view in the evening.

12. Govind Dev Ji Temple

Visitor Information

  • Famous for: Pilgrimage.
  • Tickets: No fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open on all days from 5 am to 11:30 am & 5:30 pm to 9 pm (seven darshan time-slots).
  • Duration: 0.5 hour.

About Govind Dev ji Temple

Govind Dev ji Temple is an important pilgrimage site, especially for the people who hold high regard and devotion for the Lord Krishna. The deity of the temple was brought from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh to prevent its destruction by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. According to a popular Hindu legend, the idol here is closest to the real appearance of Lord Krishna during his incarnation. The temple is visited by throngs of devotees every day, especially during Janmashtami and Holi.

These attractions capture Jaipur in a nutshell but visitors can also visit places like Gaitore, Sisodiya Rani Bagh and Chokhi Dhani. These places lying on the outskirts of Jaipur are sure to make your trip even more worthwhile.
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