Where to Go and What to See While in Jaipur

Posted on November 20, 2022 by

Places to visit in jaipur

Jaipur is one of the most exotic tourist destinations in India. Nicknamed as ‘pink city’, it is home to a number of forts, and historical places along with other different types of tourist attractions. Here we discuss some of the biggest tourist attractions of Jaipur.

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Let’s get started:

1. Amber Fort and Palace

The first and perhaps the most obvious place to make it to the list of places to see in Jaipur is Amber Fort and palace, Sitting on a hilltop, this majestic fort is one of the most glorious forts of India and has several magnificent architectures including Diwan-e-Khas (Or a hall for the special audience), Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas. We highly recommend the light and sound show here. The fort remains open during day hours (9 a.m. to 6p.m) but the light and sound show only starts in the evening and so you must plan accordingly.

2. Amar Jawan Jyoti

One the most powerful places to make to this list of must-see places in Jaipur, Amar Jawan Jyoti is a memorial dedicated to the brave patriotic soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. It is best visited at night when it is illuminated beautifully. We highly recommend you visit the memorial to pay respects to the martyred soldiers.

3. City Palace

City Palace located right in the center of the pink city is a true marvel of that perfect blend of Rajputana and Mughal styles of architecture with exquisite engravings to boost its walls. Open to the public only during day hours, the palace is full of courtyards, royal residences, art galleries, and gardens. We highly recommend visiting the in-house museum which has royal garments once worn by none other than eminent ruler Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.

4. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal (the name literally means ‘wind palace’ and the reason for same will be clear in a moment) is the next must-see place in Jaipur to make to this list. This five-storied pyramidal structure was constructed using red and pink sandstone. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, Hawa Mahal is known to have over 950 windows and the interior chambers of the mahal have an excellent cooling from the breeze. Jantar Mahal and the city palace are visible from the top.

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5. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a unique attraction of Jaipur. Built-in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, it is a UNESCO World Heritage It houses the world’s largest Sun DIal and other astronomical instruments. It is a symbol of the desire of Indians to pursue scientific truth in an age when we were thought to be lacking scientific aptitude.

6. Jal Mahal and Man Sarovar

Jal Mahal literally means ‘water palace’ A marvel of Rajputana architectural genius, this five-storied palace made it to our list of must-see attractions of Jaipur due to the immense beauty it displays sitting in the middle of Man Sarovar lake which is capable of submerging the first four stories of the structure. Mahal is not open to the public but one can take a boat ride in the lake and catch the magnificent view of the palace.

7. Albert Hall Museum

No history enthusiast can miss a chance to visit the next place in our list of must-see tourist attractions Jaipur – Albert Hall Museum. Named after Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, the museum is home to countless artifacts but its chief attraction remains an Egyptian mummy. Also, you can also check out our article on places to visit in Maharashtra here!

8. Nahargarh Fort

Another fort to make it to this list of must-see places in Jaipur is Nahargarh Fort, Build in 1734 by Maharaja Jai Singh, it is the best place to enjoy one’s sunset – with the view of the pink city. The fort is only open during day hours.

9. Jaigarh Fort

A rugged beauty in Redstone, Jigarh Fort made its tour list because it is home to Jaivana Cannon which was once the world’s largest canon on wheels. It is located at the famous Cheel Ka Tila or the Hill of Eagles in Aravali. Range. Much like the other two forts in this list, Jaigarh Fort is only open to the public during day hours.

10. Birla Mandir

This is one of the most magnificent temples of India and brings the rear of our list of must-see places in Jaipur.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are several questions about the must-see places in Jaipur. The following are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s) :

Question: What are some other tourist attractions of Jaipur?

Answer: Some other attractions include Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Jaipur Zoo, Chokhi Dhani, Galtaji Temple, and Govind Dev Ji Temple. Jaipur Wax Museum. Dolls Museum. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing etc.

Question: Where to stay in Jaipur?

Answer: Though there are many budget accommodations, if one can one should stay in the Rambagh Palace hotel which once served as the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur.

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The Bottom Line

One can easily wrap up the above discussion by concluding that Jaipur is full of incredible tourist attractions.

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