13 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur (Things to Do)

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Jaipur, The Dessert Capital of India also famous as Pink City is the land of a historical place, stunning architecture, king & their kingdom and lakes. Actually Jaipur represents the Culture, lifestyle and Mindset of great Indian Maharaja (King) and Rajput. It is a place that always amazes you by its beauty, infrastructure, culture and especially its history. From Bapu Bazaar to Amer Fort everything is an experience you don’t want to miss. So let’s talk about 13 best places to visit in Jaipur to make your journey happier and memorable:

Best Time to visit:

October to March

How to reach:

From Delhi: 281.4 Km Via NH 48 approximate 5 Hour.

From Agra: 242 Km Via Bikaner approximate 4 and a half hour

There are lots of places to visit in Jaipur so for you we divide each place in a particular category:

Popular Fort | Museum and Monuments | Best for Shopping | Famous Circle and Gate | Religious Places

Amer Fort:

amer fort
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Location: It is located in Amer Town, 11 Km from Jaipur.

Start your journey from one of the best tourist places of Jaipur, Amer Fort which was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592. The fort is also known as Amer Palace. Before Jaipur Amer is the capital of the state. It was built in red sandstone and marble. The architecture of several buildings of Amer Fort is influenced by Mughal.

After the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Bajirao Mastani this fort comes in Limelight. An important war scene starring Ranveer Singh was shot here.

The structure of Fort has 4 different parts. The main entrance of the fort is through the Sun gate of Surj Pol. The east-facing gate is also the main entrance of the fort and its position with respect to the sunrise. The Jaleb chowk is one of the four courtyards of this Fort.

Suggested Tour: Sound and Light Show at Amer Fort | Includes All Entrance Tickets

Famous For:

Endearing mirror work, History and Evening light and Sound show.

Things to do:

Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Mughal Garden, Sukh Niwas, Diwan-e-aam and Diwan-e-Khas and don’t forget to click a photo in front of the main gate.

Timing:

Fort timing: 9 Am to 5 Pm

Light and sound show: English 7 Pm to 9 Pm and Hindi 8 Pm to 10 Pm

Elephant rides: 9 Am to 11:30 Am first come first serve not a prior booking

Fees:

Entry fees for Indian: 25 for adults and 10 for students

For foreigners: 200 INR for adults, 100 INR for students.

Light and Sound Show: 100 INR for English and Hindi

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Jaigarh Fort – World Largest Cannon on Wheel

jaigarh fort
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Location: Standing at the height of 500 feet above sea level this fort is located on the Cheel ka Teel of the Aravalli Range in Amer Town, 10 km away from Jaipur.

Your list of places to visit in Jaipur can’t be complete without Jaigarh Fort or you can say Victory Fort. This fort was built in 1726 by Jai Singh to protect the Amer Fort. It is famous for the world’s largest Cannon on wheel named Jaivana which was used by Rajput in battle. It was one of the best-preserved military structures of ancient India.

Why should you visit?:

Word Largest Cannon on Wheel

Things to do:

Don’t miss its amazing architecture, Persian style garden and Jaivana

Fort Timing:

9:30 am to 4:45 Pm

Entry Fees:

For Indian: 35 INR

For Foreigners: 85 INR

Nahargarh Fort – Spend most beautiful Sunset

Nahargarh fort
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Location: Situated on top of the Aravali Hills, Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur.

Built-in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Nahargarh Fort is one of the most scenic places in Jaipur. This Fort was a part of the defense circle along with Jaigarh and Amer Fort. Since it is located on the top of Aravali range, popular for stunning sunset view overlooking the entire Jaipur City. This place is famous for picnic there is a cafe inside the fort.

Famous For:

Beautiful Sunset and from here you can take a look of the entire Jaipur City.

Things to do:

Spend your evening here and watch an enchanting sunset view, overlook the entire city and have some beer in the restaurant.

Timing:

10 Am to 5:30 Pm

Fees:

For Indian: 20 INR for adults and 5 INR for student

For Foreigners: 50 INR for adults and 25 INR for student

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Museum and Monuments:

City Palace – Feel the Royalty

city Palace
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Location: Situated on Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur

Built-in 1732 by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh, City Palace is one of the must-visit places in Jaipur. The Royal family still living in Chandra Mahal in half Part of City Palace and half is open for public access on the basis of ticket.

City palace is a good reflection of Rich Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. This palace is loaded with engravings, beautiful artwork, royal residences, gardens, halls, art galleries and the house of the museum where you will see the royal garments used by Maharaja Swai Man Singh.

Things to do:

Swai Man Singh Museum, Royal artwork, Tripolia Gate, Pritam Niwas Chowk best place for to click selfie here

Timing:

9:30 Am to 5 Pm

Fees:

For Indian: 75 INR

For Foreigners: 350 INR

Hawa Mahal – Wind Palace

hawa mahalLocation: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is one of the things that may come in your mind when you listen about Jaipur. It is one of the most photographed places in Jaipur which was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. This place is known as Hawa Mahal because wind used to flow through the shutters. It features more than 950 windows. You can enter inside it by the main door, once you reach the top of it you’ll get an amazing view of Pink city and Jantar Mantar.

Famous For:

For its beautiful infrastructure and 950+ window that allows wind to pass through it.

Things to do:

Don’t forget to click a selfie in front of it, visit the archaeological museum and shop in Pink City Bazaar.

Timing:

9:30 Am to 4:30 Pm

Fees:

For Foreigners: 50 INR

For Indians: 10 INR

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Jantar Mantar – Learn about Astronomy

jantar mantar
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Location: Situated near Hawa Mahal; Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur,

Janta Mantar is a UNESCO world heritage site which was built by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II in 1738. Situated next to City Palace and Hawa Mahal, it is actually a collection of astrological instruments. Each has a different astronomical function like measuring time, tracking stars, predicting eclipse and many more. The most famous is Huge Samrat Yantra sundial- a time calculator. Actually, Jantar Mantar tells about how our ancestors measure time, calculate distance from the earth to star.

Famous for:

Jantar Mantar is famous for the gallery of astrological instruments.

Things to do:

Try to understand how people in old times calculate time.

Fees:

For Foreigners: 200 INR

For Indians: 40 INR

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Jal Mahal

jal mahalLocation: Amer Road

Situated in the middle of Man Sagar, Jal Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I in 18th century. The architecture of this palace is a good reflection of Mughal and Rajput style. This 5-floor palace has 4 floor underwater which offers you amazing underwater viewing experience, but it is closed now. The best time to visit this palace is a night under the blue sky when the light is on. Under light it offer a great viewing experience.

Things to do:

Come in the evening and get amazing under light view.

Suggested Tour: Private Guided City Tour of Jaipur with Transfer

Albert Hall Museum

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Location: Museum Rd, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur.

Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum in Rajasthan. It was built in 1876 for Britain Prince Albert. To honor of Prince Albert, it is named as Albert Hall Museum. The main attraction of Albert Hall is the building itself which is a good example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It has good collection of portraits of kings, costumes, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, pottery etc. The Egyptian Mummy is the most famous exhibit, belonging to the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Famous for:

Egyptian Mummy, Indo-Saracenic architecture

Timing:

10 Am to 4:30 Pm

Fees:

For Foreigners: 150 INR

Indian: 20 INR

Best for Shopping:

Bapu Bazar – Shop till your drop

bapu bazaar
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Location: Biseswarji, Jaipur

If you’re in Jaipur then don’t forget to visit Bapu Bazaar. It is one of the biggest camel leather markets in the world. Bapu bazaar offers you high-quality leather made things like belt, bags, wallet, shoes etc. It attracts tourists from all over of India and the world to the diversity, affordability of the product sold.

Famous for:

Mojari footwears made from camel skin, leather made products, bangles made in mud kilns and jewelry.

Things to do:

Visit Johari Bazaar for inexpensive jewelry.

Pink City Bazaar – Shopper Paradise

pink city bazaarThe Old City or Pink City of Jaipur is a paradise for shopping lovers. It is made up of 4 main bazaar – Johari bazaar, Bapu bazaar, Nehru bazaar, and Kishanpole bazaar. Each of them has its own famous thing like Johari bazaar is popular for beautiful jewelry, Bapu bazaar is known for textile good, Nehru bazaar for footwear and Kishanpole is popular for wooden sculptures. Give one day to one bazaar and explore their famous attractions.

Famous for:

Shopping, architecture and photography

Things to do:

Buy Mojari footwear, beautiful jewelry, bangles, wooden sculptures, click a selfie with beautiful pink wall and explore nearby attractions like Hawa Mahal, City Palace etc.

Famous Circle and Gate:

Patrika Gate, Jawahar Circle – Largest Circular garden of Asia

patrika gateLocation: Patrika Gate, JLN Road, Jawahar Circle, Jaipur

Patrika Gate is the main entrance of Jawahar Circle which has been designed beautifully. It is a good example of a Vibrant Culture of Rajasthan. Each pillar of Patrika Gate is dedicated to some part of the state like hand made painting of temple, forts, palaces, pottery, jewelry, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal etc. After seeing this you can enter into a huge circular garden surrounded by fountains which offer musical light show. The entry is free.

Famous for:

Paintings which represent an important parts of the state, musical light show, circular garden.

Things to do:

Ideal place for a picnic, children activities, watch musical fountain show every day in the evening.

Religious Place:

Birla Narayan Temple

Birla Temple
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Address: Birla Mandir, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur

Situated at the foot of Moti Dungri Hill, Birla Narayan temple is one of the most religious places in Jaipur. This temple is completely built-in white marble and the Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi as the main deities. Due to white marble is shine day and look pleasant in the night under the light. The walls of the temple reflect the various events related to Hinduism like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Avtaar of Lord Vishnu and Shiva etc.

Why should you visit?:

Pilgrimage, sightseeing, architecture

Things to do near it:

Visit the Ganesha temple, Moti Dungri temple, shop in Birla Temple shopping complex.

Other religious places in Jaipur Ganesh temple, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple, Akshardham temple etc.

Chokhi Dhani

chokhi dhaniLocation: 2 Miles, Tonk Road, Jaipur

If you want to live the Rajasthani life than you should visit Chokhi Dahni. It is another beautiful place in Jaipur sprawled across 10 acres of land that represent the Rajasthani culture. The entire theme of the resort is inspired by Rajasthani culture with lots of activity. The resort architecture is influenced by the Indo-Saracenic style. Traditional Rajasthani thali, folk music, cultural activities, Rajasthani dance and many more.

Why should you visit?:

Rajasthani food, Puppet show, traditional folk dance, Haldighati battle, animal rides, magic show and shopping.

Timing:

5 PM to 11 PM

Best time to visit:

October to March

Now you get an idea about where to go and when to go. So pack your bags, book your stay and enjoy holidays in Jaipur. Share this post with your friends and family and tell us them about this beautiful city of India. If you visit Jaipur before than share your experience with us. Until next post, cheers 🙂

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