Places to Visit in Jaipur
Ready to be captivated by the majesty of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. City Palace gives you a taste of the affluent lifestyle of the royal family of Jaipur Near the house next to Taste, the instruments of astronomy at the Jantar Mantar Observatory bring the mysteries of space to Earth.
And depending on the time of your trip, you will be able to experience one of the many festivals that fill Jaipur’s annual calendar.
1. City Palace
Located in the heart of the city, City Palace is one of the most notable tourist destinations in Jaipur. The architecture of this palace is a great blend of Rajput and Mughal style. Impeccable carvings and fine artwork give this place a distinct beauty.
Decorated with spacious gardens, courtyards, halls, royal residences and art galleries, every part of the palace reflects the glory of Rajputana. The palace also has a museum where you can see the royal attire used by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.
2. Amber Fort and Palace
A royal castle with a final installation and a lovely palace in its courtyard – this is the Amber Fort and Palace for you. One of the most iconic forts in Jaipur, Amber Fort stands tall in history and remains a glorious example of architectural brilliance.
The fort has great structures like Sheesh Mahal, Shuk Nibas and Diwan-i-Khas or Hall private audience. The light and sound show held here every evening enlivens the castle and its history, something you must not miss.
3. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is a five-storey pyramidal house built of red and pink sandstone and is one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1999, it has 953 small windows and looks like a hive dress.
The interior rooms of this building enjoy a cooling effect as the wind blows through the incredible mesh of the windows. As you ascend to the top of the Hawa Mahal you can see the amazing views of the City Palace and Jantar Mantar from there.
4. Jantar Mantar
The Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observation made from 1734 by order of Maharaja Sawai Joy Singh II. This stone niche holds the world’s largest suns made of stone in addition to other architectural astronomical tools. The place has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visiting Jantar Mantar should be on your to-do list in Jaipur.
5. Jal Mahal
Standing in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a spectacular five-storied palace that features Rajput style architecture. It was built as a hunting lodge for the rulers of this country. When the lake is full, four of these stories are submerged and only the top is visible. The palace is out of range for visitors, but you can always enjoy a panoramic view of the lake by boat.
6. Jaigarh Fort
When you are making a list of must-see places in Jaipur, you cannot leave Jaigarh Fort. Standing 500 feet above sea level, this 18th-century castle adorns the Arval Range’s Chil Ka Tila or Aggals Hill like a crown. The rugged beauty defines this fort which is proud to be built of red sandstone. One of the main attractions of Jaygarh Fort is the Jaywan Cannon, which was once the largest cannon in the world on wheels.
7. Jaipur Zoo
Jaipur Zoo has about 50 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. If you travel with children, visiting the zoo will be the most interesting thing in Jaipur. Spend a day here enjoying the lush greenery of the zoo with the music of zoo, bear, deer, peacock, cockatoo etc.
8. Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani gives you an experience of rural life and culture of Rajasthan in all its vitality. It is an ethnic village resort where you can enjoy authentic Rajasthani food, folk music, doll shows, dance performances, magic shows, arts and crafts and much more.
9. Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall, the oldest museum in Rajasthan, is a museum of art that gives you a glimpse of the region’s rich history and heritage. Named after the Prince of Albert Edward of Wales, the museum has a rich collection of jewelry, paintings, ivory items, sculptures, crystal works, carpets and metal patterns. An Egyptian mummy counts among its main attractions to be kept here.
10. Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace was once a royal hunting lodge located in the middle of a dense forest. It later expanded into the early twentieth century and became one of the largest residences of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Today, the palace serves as one of the best heritage hotels in Jaipur. If you decide to check in at this palace-hotel, you can expect a mix of greetings and luxury.
11. Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Marked as one of the most interesting sights to visit in Jaipur, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh is a picturesque garden that symbolizes the eternal love between Maharaja Sawai Joy Singh II and his second wife Rani Sisodia Joy Singh. This multi-level garden is illuminated with beautiful fountains, picturesque waterfalls and spectacular mandapas with murals of Lord Krishna.
12. Raj Mandir Cinema
The Raj Mandir is a coin-shaped cinema complex that has fascinated movie buffs since 1976. Its here is one of the popular things to do in Jaipur for couples enjoying Bollywood’s masala flick.
13. Jaipur Wax Museum
Located at the entrance of Nahargarh Fort, the Jaipur Wax Museum has brought to life the living wax figures of various eminent personalities, personalities, kings and queens. Another big attraction here is the Sheesh Mahal, a unique design with mirrors scattered all around. Here you can take pictures with statues of Amitabh Bachchan, MS Dhoni, Kalpana Chawla, Sachin Tendulkar, Deepika Padukone and many more.
14. Birla Mandir
Also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Birla Temple is one of the most magnificent temples in Jaipur. Built by fun white marble stones, the temple stands out against the lush green background and presents a breathtaking view. The walls of the temple are decorated with various scenes and quotations from the Lord Gita. This great place of worship shows the spell when it is illuminated at night.
15. Central Park
Located in the heart of Jaipur, Central Park is proud to be the largest park in the city. It has a 5 km long walking and jogging track, musical fountain, temple and beautiful stone statues. A unique attraction here is the 206-foot-high pole where the national flag is hoisted all day and night. The place is home to a wide range of birds as well as a nest for bird watchers.
16. Galtaji Temple
Galtaji is a series of Hindi temples dating back to ancient times. This place of worship is located in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills. There is a natural fountain that rises from the hill and it fills the seven sacred water tanks located in the temple complex.
17. Govind Dev Ji Temple
Located within the City Palace complex, the Govinda ji temple is another religious site in the city. As the name suggests, the chief deity here is Krishna. He was the second king Sawai Joy Singh, a Krishna Krishna devotee who brought the idol of this temple from Vrindavan. It is said that the idol was made by Vajranava, the grandson of Lord Krishna. Visit the temple to feel the purity of the place.
18. Dolls Museum
With a wonderful collection of dolls of all shapes and sizes, the place attracts children and adults alike. You can find dolls dressed in ethnic costumes from different states of the country.
Even the bridal attire and dance attire of different states are displayed here through dolls. What’s more, dolls wearing traditional themed costumes from Malaysia, Mexico, Germany, America, Sweden, Britain and other countries are displayed in this one-of-a-kind museum.
19. Bapu Bazar
Considered one of the most popular places for shopping in Jaipur, this marketplace has a fifth Rajasthani handicraft, textile, precious stone, brass work, Leheria stall, sandalwood and marble statues, block printed bedspreads, lakh jewelery and much more.
20. Moti Dungri
Moti Dungri is a mountain temple dedicated to the worship of Ganesha. The mausoleum dates from 1 to 17 AD, but the statue is believed to be more than five centuries old. The trunk of the idol here is located on the right side, which is a rare thing. The serene environment and unique idols are the main attraction of this place.
21. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
Dedicated to hand printing and wood block printing, the unique museum of hand printing is the most unique of all the museums in Jaipur. The place preserves the rich textile heritage of the land through various patterns, displays, photographs, tools and engravings. While you are here, you can take part in a live demonstration of hand printing and the various techniques used in it.