best places to visit in jaipur city

Jaipur is called the pink city of India and there are many best places to visit in jaipur city. there is an amazing reason behind the city being called pink city. Queen Victoria and Prince of Wales visited India on a tour  In 1876. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome them. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents  there who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color.

Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, this city is one of most beautiful and magnetic cities of India. One always falls short of words while describing the great charm that the city captivates the visitor with. this city, even after modernisation, still holds to its roots and values.

Another amazing places to visit in india.

1. Hawa Mahal

best places to visit in jaipur city

this place was Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. this beautiful complex is predominantly a high screen wall made of red and pink sandstone that facilitated royal women to get an eyeful view of the street festivals and busy city life while remaining out of the reach and view of public. In medieval India a ‘pardah’ system was there, where the royal woman was meant to follow seclusion. there are around 953 windows in this complex. hawa mahal gives one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs.

The design of the hawa mahal showcases an excellent blend of Hindu Rajput architecture with that of the Islamic Mughal architecture.

Address: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Visit hour's: open Daily, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

entry charges : ₹200 for Foreign Tourists and ₹50 for Indians

2. Amber Fort

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best places to visit in Jaipur city

Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer city, Rajasthan. this fort is at a distance of 12 km from the jaipur city. this palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. The Amber fort gets its name after Ambikeshwar, another name of Lord Shiva, however, the locals suggest that the name has been derived from Amba, the name of Goddess Durga.Amber Fort architecture is a combination of Hindu and Rajputana style.

Amber Fort was constructed in 1592 AD by Raja Man Singh.Later it was expanded and renovated by Raja Jai Singh.

Sheesh Mahal also called ‘Palace of Mirror’ is one of the captivating halls to visit within Amber fort. Decorated with numerous pieces of mirror tiles,hall was designed in such a way, even a single ligth ray entering into it can illuminate the entire hall.
Since the Amber fort is located on Aravalli Hills it is advisable to take a jeep or elephant ride to reach there.

Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

visiting hours : 8AM–5:30PM, 6:30PM–9:15PM open all days of a week

entry charges

INDIAN

  • GENERAL   : 100
  • STUDENTS : 10

FOREIGNER’S

  • GENERAL   : 500
  • STUDENTS : 100

3. city palace

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best places to visit in Jaipur city

this Place is Located in the heart of Jaipur city. this Palace is one of the most remarkable monument in the list of places to visit in Jaipur. this palace is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. city palace was built using pink and red sandstone and has three gates, namely 'Tripolia Gate', 'Udai Pol', 'Virendra Pol'. The entrances of the palace; themselves are decorated intricately with the finest handwork.

the foundation stone of the city palace was laid down by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh around 1729.

Jaipur city palace has a sequence of buildings gardens, and courtyards, temple and museum to give it's entrance a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace.

Address: Jaleb Chowk, Opp Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

visiting hour's : 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM , all days of a week

entry charges

INDIAN’s

  • adult (above 12 year )       : 100
  • child ( b/w 5-12 year)        : 50
  • senior citizen ( above 60 ) : 60
  • student ( id card )              : 50

FOREIGNER’s

  • adult (above 12 year ) : 500
  • child ( b/w 5-12 year)  : 300
  • student ( id card )       : 300

4. jantar mantar

best places to visit in Jaipur city

jantar mantar is located near the city palace.this place is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world.jantar mantar built in the early 18th century.This place constitutes the most remarkable and best preserved set of monumental instruments built in India in the first half of the 18th century; some of them are the largest ever built in their categories.there are around fourteen geometric devices here that measure time, predict eclipses, track the location of stars and the Earth’s movement around the sun.

famous for : photography

jantar mantar has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Another feature of this place that makes this destination unique is that the world's largest sundial is situated here.

Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

entry charges :

indians : 50

indian student : 15

foreigner’s : 200

entry timing's : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

5. jal mahal

best places to visit in jaipur city

this beautiful place can also be called as the water palace because this place is situated in between a lake. this Palace is an another classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture. Jal Mahal is a five-storey building,out of which four storeys remain underwater when the lake is filled ; generally during rainy season. this place was built by Maharaja Madho Singh I in 1750 to serve as a lodge for his duck hunting parties.

their are various boats available here to reach the place ; they take minimal amount for this service.

the view of this place is so amazing ; Aravalli hills along with the lake makes this place a must visit place. a place must for photography lovers'. The location of this place, is an indigenous home to some of the colourful migratory birds, several species of fish and rich flora and fauna.

location: Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

opening hour's : 9.00 A.M.- 5.00 P.M.

entry charges

* indian's : ₹50

 * foreigner’s : 200

6. Albert hall museum

best places to visit in jaipur city

Albert hall museum is the oldest museum of jaipur and functions as the state museum of rajasthan. It is a fine example of indo-saracenic architecture. Initially king of jaipur maharaja ram singh wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, decided it should be a museum for the art of jaipur. This museum showcase the objects and artifacts of the rich history of india. The museum is known not only for its amazing historical collection but also for its wonderful architecture. The Albert Hall Museum has a design quite similar to the Victoria and Albert museum in London.

This museum has a vast collection of 19th century objects including salvers, vessels, rare salvers with zodiac signs, shields of Mahabharata, Ramayana and Ashwa-medh etc . Albert hall museum is also home to one of the six ‘Egyptian Mummies’ in India. This Mummy was gifted to the museum by the Brugsch Bey of the Museum of Cairo.

Location : Museum Road, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

Visiting hour’s 9.00 am to 5.00 pm & 7.00 to 10.00 pm , open all days of a week

Entry charges : ₹20 for indians and ₹150 for foreign tourist

nearby places within 2 km

  • Hawa mahal 
  • city palace 
  • jantar mantar 
  • ram niwas garden
  • bapu bazar  

7. Bapu Bazar

best places to visit in jaipur city

Besides the excessive amount of forts, spiritual areas , wildlife Jaipur is also a ultimate shopping paradise. The market is known for its alluring Rajasthani quintessential products including textiles, handicrafts, brass works and precious stones. The bazaar attracts tourists from all over India and worldwide owing to its authenticity, diversity and unique products.

this market is at a distance of 1km from Albert hall museum. you should purchase some unique items from here to preserve you'r Jaipur trip memories

there are many shopping options available here ranging from Rajasthani lehenga- cholis, Bandhej salwar suits, sculptures and figurines in marble and sandalwood, hand-crafted home décor gifts and paintings, conventional block printed bedspreads, cushion covers, fabrics and a lot more.

amazing things only available in jaipur city

  • Lac Bangles the traditional Jaipuri bangles made in mud and decorated with beautiful stones.
  • ethnic neck-pieces necklaces etc.
  • precious stone studded royal looking finger rings.
  • Mojari Foot Wears commonly known as Jaipuri jutis made of

8. Birla temple

best places to visit in jaipur city

birla temple is one of the most beautiful attractions of Jaipur. this temple looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. The construction of the temple started in 1977. birla temple is surrounded by lush gardens on all sides. the walls of the temple is covered with the quotes and sayings of the holy men's.

birla temple was built by one of the business tycoons of India, Birla Group of Industries. The Temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu .Birla Temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple

The temple is made up of white shining marbles and has three huge domes which represent three different approaches to the religion. this Temple is situated below the Moti Dungri Fort. Apart from the religious idols, statues of religious saints, philosophers and historical achievers, like Socrates, Buddha, Zarathustra and Confucius, are also established in the temple.

Address : Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

timing's : 06:00 am to 12:00 pm and 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm on all days of the week.

10. jungle safari-Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve

best places to visit in jaipur city

charges

with gypsy fee / per person

  • indian      : 386
  • foreigner : ₹651
  • student    :  ₹356

this place is counted amongst the best places in the country to spot the tiger’s. you can Take an open-air gypsy ride in the park and spot leopards, alongside other animals like Blue Bulls, Spotted Deer, Hanuman Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Small Indian Mongoose, Ruddy Mongoose, Bengal Monitor, and many more.

Jhalana Leopard Conservation reserve is Spread over an area of more than 20 km. once your ride is started leopards are easily visible in just around 10 minutes.

timings

  •  1 November  to 31 January : 7:00 am to 9:30 am and 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm
  • 1 February   to 31 march      : 6:15 am to 8:45 am and 3:45 pm to 6:15 pm
  • 1 april  to 31 may                  : 5:45 am to 8:15 am and 4:15 pm to 6:45 pm
  • 1 june  to 31 july                  : 5:45 am to 8:15 am and 4:45 pm to 7:15 pm
  • 1 august to 31 October         : 6:45 am to 9:15 am and 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm

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