Jaipur is the capital and the largest city in Rajasthan. It is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ and ‘Paris of India’. People visit Jaipur to see its beautiful architecture, culture and tradition, foods, and many more. The food eaten by the people of Jaipur is spicy and rich in oil. Daal Bati Churma is a very famous dish in Jaipur. Some places in Jaipur are meant to never miss, here are the top 10 places in Jaipur -:
1. Amer Fort
Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer Town of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is 11 km away from the walled city of Jaipur, in the valley of Aravali hills. Amer Fort is settled high on Aravali hills adjacent to Maotha Lake. Although Amer Fort is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. It is built over ‘Cheel ka Teela’ which signifies home of high flying hawks.
When we see the Amer Fort we will learn or explore many things:
i. The entrance gate of Amer fort is called Suraj Pole Gate, this is called so because it faces east.
ii. Jaleb Chowk, this means the Army’s assembly point. This place was used for armies, horses, and elephants to march.
iii. Ganesh Pol and Sheela Devi Temple, are the gates that lead to the secret places of the king.
iv. Sheesh Mahal which usually means palace of Mirror. Sheesh Mahal is the most beautiful part of the Amer Fort. It built with beautiful valuable stones and glass, covered with beautiful hand-carved paintings.
v. Diwan-i-Khas which means the hall of private audience. This is built with two even columns with 27 colonnades.
The time required to explore this place is 3-4 hours. It opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm after that there’s a light show in both Hindi(8 pm) and English(7:30 pm). Entry Fee for Indian National: INR 25, Students: INR 10, Foreign Nationals: INR 200, and Elephant Ride for two at Amer Palace: INR 900
Places near Amber Fort:
i. Panna Meena Ka Kund, it is 950 m from Amer Fort. It is usually known for a historic stepwell.
ii.Kesar Kyari Garden, it is 1.3 km from Amer Fort. It can be seen from the fort.
2. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is the eminent and one of the attractive tourist places in the heart of Jaipur. It is known for its well-designed windows thus, Hawa Mahal is also known as “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of Breeze”. It has a total of 953 small windows called Jhorkhas. The surprising fact about Hawa Mahal that it doesn’t have a front entrance. The complete construction of the Hawa Mahal is constructed of red and pink sandstone. Hawa Mahal is especially Jaipur giving it the epithet of being the ‘Pink City’.
The maximum time to explore the is 1 hour. Its opening time is 9 am and closing time is 5 pm. Entry Fee: INR 200 for Foreign tourists and INR 50 for Indians.
Places near Hawa Mahal:
i.Tripolia Bazar, here you will get to see many local and famous markets, although these markets are painted pink and this is the beauty of the Tripolia Bazar. Tripolia Bazar is 1.1 km from it. There are many more markets Choti Choupar, Bapu Bazar, etc.
ii.City Palace and Jantar mantar are neighboring Hawa Mahal. The city palace is 850 m and Jantar Mantar is 700 m. Try not to take 4 wheelers from Hawa Mahal to the City Palace or Jantar Mantar due to enormous traffic.
iii.Elefanjoy Elephant Sanctuary, this is 1.7 km from Hawa Mahal. This is nature and wildlife area, although elephants are very friendly as you can hug them or even paint them. Its timings are 11 am to 7 pm.
3. Jantar Mantar
There are five Jantar Mantars in entire India namely, Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi. And the largest one is located in Jaipur, also this is the world’s largest stone sundial. Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments which predicts the time and evolution of celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, and other planets. In honor of the scientific value and cultural heritage of the building, the UNESCO has listed Jantar Mantar in the list of World Heritage Sites.
There you will get to see:
i. Vrihat Smarat Yantra is also known as The Giant Sundial which is the supreme instrument of the world’s largest sundial standing 27 meters tall.
ii. Laghu Smarat Yantra is also known as the small smarat yantra.
iii. Ram Yantra is the precious instrument only found in Delhi and Jaipur.
iv. Jaya Prakash Yantra consists of two hemispherical bowls like sundials with classified marble pieces.
v. Chakra Yantra is a ring instrument that calculates the co-ordinates and the hour angle of Sun. It consists of four semi-circular arcs.
vi. Kranti Vritta is a special instrument, used to measure the solar sign of the Sun in the daytime.
and many more.
The time required to explore this place is 30-45 minutes. The entry timing for Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is from 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. The entry tickets for Indians INR 50, Indian students INR 15, Foreigners INR 200, and Foreign students INR 100.
4. City Palace
City Palace of Jaipur is the real home to the Jaipur’s Royal Family. Its architectural style is an artistic mixture of Rajput, European and Mughal style. This palace belongs to Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh although visitors can visit there since the palace is divided into two parts, one is the residence for Royal Family of Jaipur and another one is for tourist.
There you will get to see many things:
i. Chandra Mahal is a seven-storied building and each one of them has different names, Mukut Mandir, Chabi Niwas, Shri Niwas, Ranga Mandir, Pitam Niwas, and Sukh Niwas. Also, it is the oldest building of The City Palace. Its entrance has a beautiful grand peacock and balconies which is attractive to tourists.
ii. Mubarak Mahal which in English means ‘The Welcome Palace’, the king was used to welcome his guests in the Mubarak Mahal. But the mahal has now been converted into Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Museum and showcases a variety of things or clothes used by the royal family in ancient times such as the royal costumes, sanganeri block prints, embroidered shawls, gota Patti, Kashmiri pashminas, silk saris, and many more.
iii. The Armoury or The Maharani Palace is another museum that showcases the weapons of different periods. The canopy of the place is known for the frescoes made of gold.
iv. Baggi Khana
Basically baggi means chariot which was used by the royal families as a mode of transport, and hence Baggi Khana is a museum that displays a collection of Palanquins, carriages, and European baggis.
v. Diwan-i-Aam means the hall for the public which is now an art gallery of exquisite miniature paintings, embroidered rugs, ancient texts, carpets, and shawls.
vi. Diwan-i-Khas, this a private hall for special guests, and now this is an exhibition showing ancient paintings or text, handwritten original manuscripts of Hindu scriptures, and many vessels. The world’s largest sterling silver vessels from Diwan-i-Khas are recorded as the Guinness Book of World Records.
The timings are 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM (Day visit) and 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM (Night visit). The time required to explore this place is a maximum of 2-3 hours. Entry fee plans are different for Indians, foreigners, composite, Indian royal splendor, and foreign royal splendor.
Places near The City Palace: Must visit Govind Dev Ji Temple, the royal family temple made for beloved Lord Krishna Ji. It is 1 km from The City Palace.
5. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal was built amid Man Sagar Lake and it means The Water Palace, it has Nahargarh hills surrounded by beautiful views. When you visit there you may see The Jal Mahal as a small building but actually, the Jal Mahal is 5 storied monument, and rest 4 floors are submerged in the lake.
There you can enjoy the moment of peace as there are fishes in the lake you can feed them, provided by the local people, enjoy the camel riding or elephant riding and sometimes you may see the migrating birds.
There’s no entry fee and time required to explore this place depends on the person, it maximum takes 1-2 hours.
Places near Jal Mahal:
i. Kanak Ghati, this is a beautiful garden specially made for nature lovers. It is 1.7 km from Mahal. Its timings are 8 A.M to 5 P.M. and Entry is free.
ii. Garh Ganesh Temple, it is located on the top of the hills. It has a total of 365 stairs and after getting there it is a beautiful view from the top. It is 2 km from Jal Mahal.
6. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is another fort located on the topmost edge of the Aravalli Hills, from there you can see Jaipur from the top and it means ‘The residence of Tigers’. It is famous for its panoramic view, the history behind the fort, and the height is quite attractive. Earlier this fort was known as Sudarshangarh but now it is called Nahargarh Fort.
The time required to explore this place is 2-3 hours or may take more time depends on the person enjoying the view. Entry Fee for Indians INR 50, Indian student INR 5, Foreigner INR 200, and Foreigner Student INR 25.
Places near Nahargarh Fort:
i. Nahargarh Biological Park is famous for its vast variety of Flaura and Fauna. It is spread over 720 hectares. It is 17.2 km from this fort. Its entry fee is INR 50 per head and for Lion Safari its is INR 250. One should visit there as it is an open zoo and lion safari is also the best.
7. Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh fort means ‘Cheel ka Teela’ which means ‘home for Eagles’ and hence it is said that this fort is built on the hills of Eagles. Jaivana Cannon in the Jaigarh Fort is recognized as the World’s biggest cannon ever constructed. This fort was built for protecting the Amer Fort. One should visit there to see its beauty and it is the house on cannon.
The time required to explore this place is 2-3 hours and the timings are 9 A.M to 4:30 P.M. Entry fee for Indians INR 35 and Foreigners INR 85.
Places near Jaigarh Fort:
i. Kanak Vrindavan Mahal, there is a temple of Lord Krishna and a collection of fountains. People visit here for a diversity of fountains and beautiful walls composed of marbles. It is 18.5 km from Jaigarh Fort. The entry is free and its timing is 8 A.M to 5 P.M. Time to explore this place is a maximum of 1 hour.
8. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir is a beautiful temple located below Moti Dungri and it is famous because of its construction in which the whole temple is constructed of white marbles. This temple is built for Lord Vishnu by B.M. Birla in 1988 on the royal land.
The timings are 6 A.M o 12 A.M and 3 P.M to 9 P.M and time to explore the temple is 45 minutes. The entry is free.
Places near Birla Mandir:
i. Shiva Temple. The interesting fact is that this is the temple which is located on the top of moti dungri that is shiv temple which opens only on Shivratri and a priest believes that this temple was found before the discovery of Jaipur.
9. Albert Hall
Albert Hall is the oldest museum in Rajasthan, it has a collection of carpets, paintings, ancient clothes, weapons, jewelry, and a most exciting Egyptian mummy. It is famous for its construction and is situated in between the circle which is called Ram Niwas Garden. There you can enjoy Horse Riding, feed pigeons, and if you are a food-loving person then you must visit Masala Chowk.
The timings are 9 A.M to 5 P.M and 7 P.M to 10 P.M and the time required to explore this place is 1-2 hours. Entry fee is INR 40 per person for Indians, INR 20 per person for Indian Students, INR 300 per person for Foreign Tourists, INR 150 per person for Foreign Students,
Places near Albert Hall:
i. Jaipur Zoo, it is 84 meters from Albert Hall. Its timing is 9 A.M to 5 P.M and the entry fee is INR 15 for Indians and INR 150 for foreigners.
10. Galta Ji Temple
Galta Ji is known as Monkey temple and is a jewel of Jaipur. It is called Monkey Temple because there’s a lot of monkeys there but they never harm the tourists and is designed in ancient architecture as before entrance it has a natural and beautiful kund. It is believed that one should take bath in kund and then enter the temple at the time of the festival or on a special occasion.
The timings are 9 A.M to 5 P.M and the time required to explore this place is 1-2 hours. Entry is free for all visitors.
Places near Galta Ji:
i. Hanuman Ji Temple
ii. Sun Temple
iii. Galta Kund
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