Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan is a true historic hub. The rich heritage of Jaipur can be discovered by visiting the glorious palaces, forts and musuems of this region.
Some of the main highlights of Jaipur city are:
• 18th-century City Palace
• Hawa Mahal
• Jal Mahal
• Jantar Mantar
• Amer Fort
• Jaigarh fort
• Nahargarh Fort
• Albert Hall Museum
Jaipur is aka "The Pink City"; if you take one look at the glorious buildings lined across Jaipur's wide streets, you'll understand the reason behind this name.
Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, handicrafts, embroidered clothes, carpets, jewellery and other exotic wares.
You can enjoy the elephant ride at Amer Fort and camel ride near Jal Mahal.
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Entry Fees :₹ 75 Time To Visit :9:30 AM–5:00 PM
The beautiful complex of City Palace comprising vast courtyards and attractive gardens. The Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are some of the significant structures in the complex.
It was built between 1729 and 1732 on the banks of the Pichola Lake
The main highlights of this palace complex are:
• Richly decorated Entrance Gates
• Mubarak Mahal
• Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.
• Pitam Niwas Chowk
• Maharani Palace - currently it is converted to museum, housing arms and weapons of the royal clan.
• Bhaggi Khana - Here you can get a glimpse of different kinds of old carriages, palanquins and European cabs which were used by the royal family.
• Govind Dev Ji temple
Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hawa Mahal, is a former cloister for royal women.
It gets its name because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside.
It is constructed of red and pink sandstone in 1799; and it is located on the edge of the City Palace.
Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :9:30 AM–4:30 PM
The term "Jantar Mantar" literally means "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens".
The Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1734 CE. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built.
Located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, the monument features masonry, stone and brass instruments that were built using astronomy and instrument design principles of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts. The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye.
Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is among the 5 observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in New Delhi, Ujjain, Mathura, Varanasi and Jaipur.
Entry Fees :₹ 25 Time To Visit :8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Amer Fort is located in Amer, which is located 11 kilometres from Jaipur.
It is one of the prime tourist attraction in the Jaipur area.
Amber Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements; and is constructed of red sandstone and marble.
It is located high on a hill and overlooks Maota Lake. It is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard.
It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-i-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace.
Visiting Hours : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 25.00 (Indian). Rs. 200.00 (Foreigner)
Light Shows Timing:
In English : 7.30 pm Entry Fee : Rs. 200.00
In Hindi : 8:00 PM Entry Fee : Rs. 100.00
You can enjoy elephant ride at Amer Fort. The elephant ride costs Rs 1000 for two people and it takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
It is recommended to visit the Amer Fort early in the day (before 9:00 am), to guarantee a ride and avoid the queues.
The elephant rides are in only one direction heading from the car park up to the main courtyard.
Entry Fees :₹ 35 Time To Visit :9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Jaigarh Fort is also located at Amber; and it overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake.
It is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range.
Jaigarh fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber Fort and its palace complex.
Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are connected by subterranean passages and were considered as one complex.
The fort features a cannon named "Jaivana", which then the world's largest cannon on wheels.
The Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur.
Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort once formed a strong defence ring for the city. It stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, and the view of the Jaipur city from the fort is impressive.
Nahargarh Fort literally means ‘abode of the tigers’.
Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :Restricted
Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. It is possibly the most serene sight of Jaipur. This low-rise symmetrical palace, appears to float in the centre of Lake.
Exploration of the actual palace is off limits to the majority of visitors as it is to be transformed into an ultra exclusive restaurant.
Albert Hall Museum
Entry Fees :₹ 40 Time To Visit :9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Albert Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur city is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall. It was opened as public museum in 1887. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.
Entry Fees :₹ 15 Time To Visit :09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jaipur Zoo is divided into two parts: one for mammals and other for birds and reptiles. Nearly 50 species of different birds and animals from all over the world can be seen here. A museum was also constructed inside the zoo which exhibits the wildlife of Rajasthan.
The zoo was opened in 1877 and is located near to the Albert Hall Museum and Ram Nivas Garden.
Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :NA
Birla Mandir (also known as Lakshmi-Narayan Temple) is the part of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan.
The Birla Temple of Jaipur, influenced by the art of modern architecture, is said to be similar to a Scottish castle in design. The three domes in the complex symbolise the three major religions that are followed in India.
The temple was constructed with white marble and is an abode to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer, which is 12 kilometres from the heart of the city. It has both international and domestic terminal and is well connected with major cities of the country.
Jaipur has good rail connectivity and has regular trains from most of major cities of the country.
Jaipur has good road connectivity and you can reach the city through bus/taxi or your own vehicle.
There is a regular service of government buses from neighbouring cities.