Best places to visit in Jaipur

Best places to visit in Jaipur- The Pink City

 

Best places to visit in Jaipur- The Pink City

Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City is the land of palaces, lakes, maharajas and alluring architecture. The rich Rajput culture and their glorious past can be easily seen in the lifestyle and the infrastructure of the city.

Famous for its forts, palaces and old temples, every part of Jaipur is worth exploring. Here are some of the best places in Jaipur which you must visit during your tour to Jaipur:

  1. .Amber Fort and Palace

Amber Fort is situated 11 kms away from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Situated on the top of a hill, it forms a beautiful reflection in Maotha Lake, and also popularly known as Amer Fort. It becomes impressively most beautiful during evening due to evening light and sound show. You can also take elephant ride uphill at night to the fort entrance to enjoy the charmingly lit chowks and mahals.

Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Entry Fee:

   -For Indians: INR 25 (Inclusive of Entry & Camera )

   -Foreign Nationals: INR 150 (Inclusive of Entry & Camera)

  1. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, one of the best places to visit in Jaipur is also popular as the palace of the winds. Since it is situated at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad, it is said to be  the signature building of Jaipur. The palace get you a spectacular view of the city that will be worth memorable.

Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entry:

  • Foreigners: INR 50 for adults
  • Indians: INR 10 for adults

Note: Entry is Free on Monday and Closed on Friday

  1. City Palace

Situated in Udaipur city, Jaipur, City palace has been built over a period of approx. 400 years. The palace also reflects the fusion of Mughal and rajput Architecture like other structures in Jaipur. The palace includes number of beautiful gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view and magnificent royal grace.

Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Entry:

  • Foreigners: INR 350 for adults
  • Indians: INR 75 for adults
  1. Nahargarh Fort

Situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is an epitome of great architecture and planning. Since it is situated high up on the Aravali hills, you will get to see enchanting sunset views overlooking the entire Jaipur city. It is also famous as a picnic spot among people as there is a cafe inside that serves snacks and drinks.

Visiting Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Entry:

  • Foreigners: INR 50 for adults, INR 25 for students
  • Indians: INR 20 for adults, INR 5 for students
  1. Albert Hall Museum

Located in jaipur, it is one of the oldest museum of Rajasthan. It is named in honour of Prince Albert of Britain (Queen Victoria’s husband) and was constructed to entice him to visit Jaipur during his 1876 tour of the Indian subcontinent.

The museum has a rich collection of artifacts including paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.

Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Entry Fee:

   -For Indians: 20 Rs (Adults)

   -For Foreign Nationals: 150 Rs (Adults)

  1. Jantar Mantar

Located just next to the city palace of Jaipur in Rajasthan, it is among the most popular tourist destination in Jaipur. Famous for its intriguing sculptures and structures, it is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the World.

Visiting Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Photography Allowed: Yes

  1. Jal Mahal

Amidst the chaos of the city of Jaipur, lies the beautiful Jal Mahal, popularly known as Water Palace. Set amid the beautiful Mansarovar Lake in Jaipur, this palace attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. It is a five storied building and of the five stories, four floors remain under water when the lake is full.

Visiting Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Entry:

  • Foreigners: INR 50
  • Indians: INR 10
  1. Jaigarh Fort

Situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range; it is world’s largest cannon on wheels.The fort reflects the city’s prosperous past and is named after the ruler who got it built, Sawai Jai Singh II.

Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entry:

  • Indians: INR 35
  • Foreigners: INR 85
  1. Chokhi Dhani

Located on the outskirts of the city on the Tonk Road, it is build to resemble a traditional royal village. The concept of the village is to give you a tangible feel of rural Rajasthan. It offers number of entertainment options to keep you engage with the place like folk dances, singing, camel rides, puppet shows, fortune-tellers, acrobatics, predicting parrots, magic shows, horse riding, boating etc.

Visiting Hours: All day

Photography Allowed: Yes

  1. Central park

As the name suggests, it lies in the core of Jaipur city. One of the largest and most colorful gardens in Jaipur, it features Musical fountain, temple, stone states, 206-feet national flag, and the 5 km long jogging and walking track.

Visiting Hours: Open 24 hours

Entry: Fee

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