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  • Best Places to Visit in Jaipur:

    Amer Fort and Palace: The beguiling beauty of the red sandstone and white marble adds to the magnificence of this place
    Nahargarh Fort: To get a panoramic view of Jaipur city, Nahargarh Fort is the ideal place to visit
    Hawa Mahal: This unique building has 953 small windows, called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework
    Jal Mahal: Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture
    Jantar Mantar Observatory: This is one of the largest astronomical instrument and has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO
    Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range
    Jhalana Leopard Safari: Wildlife lovers can revel into a thrilling journey at Jhalana Leopard Safari, which houses more than 20 leopards

    Famous for its forts, palaces and old temples, every part of the walled-city is worth exploring and worth capturing. Old buildings and historical monuments have been preserved and maintained so well that a visit to Jaipur feels like a visit to history.

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    Jaipur holds a distinct position among popular tourist places in India due to the immortal royal vibes that are an inseparable part of its existence. Among the major highlights of Jaipur: Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jaigarh Fort are the main attraction for tourist.

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    Hawa Mahal or “The Wind Palace” is another major tourist place in Jaipur that impresses spectators with its wonderful architecture and makes them take out their cameras. Among many other must-visit places in Jaipur, Albert Hall Museum, Jal Mahal, and Jantar Mantar hold special spots as every bit of them reflects the presence of royalness in this city.
  • Must Visit Places in Jaipur

  • 01Amber Fort and Palace

    Amber Fort and Palace
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    Located amidst the picturesque and rocky Aravalli Hills, Amber Palace is a not-to-be-missed place to in Jaipur. The foundation stone of this palace was laid by Raja Man Singh I and was completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. The beguiling beauty of the red sandstone and white marble adds to the magnificence.

    While the high formidable walls defended its residents from enemy attacks, the main building of the citadel served its people with all the luxuries and amenities.The scenic backdrop of the Maota Lake and panoramic views of sunrise and sunset contribute to the eternal beauty of this palace. Intricate wall paintings, frescos and the use of precious gems and jewels in these paintings add to its timeless beauty.

    Sheesh Mahal or the ‘Palace of Mirror’ is also one of the captivating halls to visit within Amber Palace. Decorated with numerous pieces of mirror tiles, this hall was designed in such a way, even a single ray entering into it can illuminate the entire hall.

    Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

     8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

              -For Indians: 25Rs. (Inclusive of Entry & Camera )
              -Foreign Nationals: 150 Rs. (Inclusive of Entry & Camera)

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  • 02Nahargarh Fort

    Nahargarh Fort

    To get a panoramic view of Jaipur city, Nahargarh Fort is the ideal place to visit. Built by Jai Singh II, Nahargarh Fort was originally named Sudarshangarh and was later renamed as Nahargarh or the Abode of Tigers. The then Maharaja of Jaipur constructed this fort in order to tighten the security of the region. It also served as a safety shelter to the British wives during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.

    Located on the rocky ridge of Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort offers the most striking view of Jaipur’s scenic landscape. During the night, when the entire Jaipur city gets lit up, Nahargarh Fort offers the most sparkling view of the entire city.

    Rooms in this fort are connected through common corridors and are well decorated with delicate wall and ceiling paintings. The royal families also used this fort as a popular destination for their summer excursions and as one of their
    picnic spots in Jaipur. Jungles around Nahargarh Fort served as popular hunting places for the Maharajas of Jaipur.

    Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

     9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

              - For Indians: 10Rs (Adults)
              - For Foreign Nationals: 50 Rs (Adults)

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  • 03Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds

    Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds
    Image Credit : Ashu Mittal

    Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, or also called Palace of the Breeze, is one of the important places to visit in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1798, Hawa Mahal is a five-storey extension in the form of a honeycomb. This unique building has 953 small windows, called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework. The entire palace represents the crown of the Hindu God, Lord Krishna.

    Even though this palace was built during ancient times, it reflects the scientific vision of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in a distinct way. The windows of this palace have been designed in such a way that irrespective of the time or season of the year, cool breeze always persists inside the palace. Due to this reason, Hawa Mahal was the favourite summer holiday destination of the Rajput family and is today a popular place to visit in Jaipur.

    Another purpose of this palace was to prevent outsiders from catching a glimpse of the royal women. The incredible lattice of windows were designed in a way that it allowed a clear view of the outside world to the insiders, yet restricted outsiders from being able to stare inside the palace.

    Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

     9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

               - For Indians: 10 Rs.
               - For Foreign Nationals: 50 Rs
               - Entry is Free on Monday and Closed on Friday

  • 04Jal Mahal

    Jal Mahal
    Image Credit : Daniel Mennerich

    It was during the Rajput era that India has seen some of the glorious forts and palaces. Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the classic names in the list of Rajputana architecture.

    Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this palace is also a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Built in red sandstone, Jal Mahal is a five-storey building, of which four storeys remain underwater when the lake is filled. This, in turn, offers a breathtaking view of the palace and makes it one of the important Jaipur tourist places so if you are in Jaipur, Jal Mahal is one of the must-visit places in the tour list.

    Since the palace is located in the middle of the lake, traditional boats are used to reach the palace. The clear water of the lake and the scenic Aravalli mountain range dotting this palace, offer a splendid view of Jal Mahal.

    The location of Jal Mahal makes it an indigenous home to some of the colourful migratory birds, several species of fish and rich flora and fauna. Flamingo, Great Crested Grebe, Pintail, Kestrel, Coot and Grey Wagtail are some of the migratory birds that can be found around Jal Mahal.

     Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

    6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Price: Free

  • 05Jaigarh Fort

    Jaigarh Fort
    Image Credit : Parthiv Haldipur - Flickr

    Each of the palaces and forts in Jaipur is unique in its own way. Amongst all the forts and palaces in Rajasthan, Jaigarh Fort is the most spectacular in the list of places to visit in Jaipur. This fort is situated on the rugged promontory of the Aravalli Hills, called the Cheel ka Teela or the Hill of Eagles. If the majestic appearance of Jaigarh Fort has to be compared with other forts and palaces in Jaipur, it will surely stand ahead of most.

    Built-in the year 1726 by Jai Singh II, Jaigarh Fort is also known as the Fort of Victory. The thick walls of this fort are of red sandstone, run about 3 km, and are dominated by watchtowers. The granaries, water reserves and storage systems in this fort are the finest examples of ancient science and technology.

    Some of the best places to visit here are the Ram Harihar Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple and a museum that showcases primitive arms and ammunition. Once a popular cannon foundry of the Mughals and Rajputs, Jaigarh Fort is also home to Jaivana, the world's largest cannon-on-wheels.

    Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 302028

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

             - For Indians: 25 Rs (Adults)
             -For Foreign Nationals: 75 Rs (Adults)

  • 06Jantar Mantar Observatory

    Jantar Mantar Observatory

    Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Jaipur was one of the best theorists of ancient India. After achieving the milestones of constructing the planned city Jaipur, as well as several other scientific and architectural epitomes, the Maharaja built five astronomical instruments to study space. These instruments were called Jantar Mantar, which means Calculating Instrument. The largest of these instruments is located in Jaipur and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    Jantar Mantar consists of fourteen geometric devices that measure time, predict eclipses, track the location of stars and the Earth’s movement around the sun. Samrat Yantra is the largest instrument in this observatory and it was used to forecast time. Plotting the shadow of Samrat Yantra, the time for eclipses and the arrival of monsoons can be calculated. Samrat Yantra is also the largest sundial in the world.

    Jantar Mantar now serves as one of the major Jaipur tourist places and a pioneering source to amateur astronomy students.

    Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

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


                - For Indians: 50 Rs (Adults)
                - For Foreign Nationals: 200 Rs (Adults)

  • 07Chokhi Dhani

    Chokhi Dhani
    Image Credit : Kuruman

    While travelling across various places in Jaipur, you might miss out the chance to enjoy certain festive celebrations of Jaipur. If that is the case, you do not have to worry anymore! Just visit Chokhi Dhani and witness the liveliness of Jaipur's celebrations, as the celebration never stops in Chokhi Dhani! Chokhi Dhani is one of the best village resorts in Jaipur.

    Chokhi Dhani, the only five-star rated ethnic village resort in India, is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.  Located in the neighbourhood of Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is the replica of a traditional Rajasthani village. Chokhi Dhani opened its cultural door to tourists in 1989 and since then, it has been entertaining its visitors with all the colours of Rajasthan’s ethnicities.

    Restaurants in Chokhi Dhani serves traditional Rajasthani foods that can make your appetite grow larger than you can ever imagine. While the folk music and traditional dancers will make your feet tap to their rhythm, health club, swimming pool and spas in Chokhi Dhani will help you relax your mind. While in Chokhi Dhani, you can also witness the popular puppet shows of Rajasthan.

    12 Miles Tonk Road, Goner Mod Flyover, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303905

    Timing: 5:30 pm to 11 pm

               - Rs. 750 / person Standard package.
               - Rs. 950 / person Royal package
               - Rs. 1200 / person for multi cuisine restaurant.

  • 08Birla Mandir

    Birla Mandir
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    The world-famous Birla Mandir temples are located at different cities of India which are quite prominent in all sorts. Birla Mandir in Jaipur also has significant place among the beliefs and traditions of the locals and recently, it has gained more power as a superior tourist destination as well. The Birla family is the reason behind the existence of multiple Hindu temples made of white marble or in red sandstone at different locations in India. 

    It is located on an elevated platform at the base of Moti Dungari Hill in Jaipur. The construction of the Jaipur temple was started in 1977 and it was concluded in the year 1985 and after some months, the deity was invoked and the temple was opened for the public to visit. The temple is adorned with white shining marbles and the three huge domes represent three different approaches to the religion. At night the temple brightens more and exhibits its complete glory to the onlookers. 

    It has several stained glass windows that show us the various scenes from Hindu scriptures. Lord Ganesh is sitting above the lintel and the images of Lakshmi and Narayan are highly attractive as they are made of fine quality marble.

    Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

    06:00 am to 12:00 pm and 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm on all days of the week.

     No entry fee is applicable.

  • 09Jhalana Leopard Safari

    Jhalana Leopard Safari

    There are abundant places to see in Jaipur that offers you wildlife adventure. One is this one. Wildlife lovers can revel into a thrilling journey at Jhalana Leopard Safari, which houses more than 20 leopards.

    Thus, spotting a leopard is easy here. It's an open gipsy safari where you get to witness the most elusive cats in the wild. In fact, if you are fortunate enough, you may view a leopard within 5 minutes of your entry to the park.  

    Apart from Leopards, you can also view a large number of other animals as well as birds. The park is located in the center of the Pink city that will give you a real jungle adventure. 

    Location: Malviya Nagar industrial area, Apex Circle, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017

    Price: INR 2100 (Approx)

    Timing: 2 hr 30 min activity

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  • 10Albert Hall Museum

    Albert Hall Museum

    After the foundation stone of this museum was laid in 1876 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, there arose confusion about the usage of this hall. Plenty of suggestions came in asking for using this hall for educational or political use, none of which held good!

    In the year 1880, one of the local surgeons of Jaipur, Dr Thomas Holbein Hendley suggested to the then ruler of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to open a museum within this hall. The Maharaja liked this suggestion and thus the Albert Hall Museum took shape.

    In the beginning stage, Albert Hall Museum displayed the products of local artists and craftsmen. With passing centuries, collections in this museum have increased to a great extent and have brought this museum to international level.

    This museum is also home to one of the six ‘Egyptian Mummies’ in India. This Mummy was gifted as a souvenir to the museum by the Brugsch Bey of the Museum of Cairo.

    Museum Road, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

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

    For Indians: 20 Rs (Adults)
               - For Foreign Nationals: 150 Rs (Adults)

  • 11Elefantastic


    Willing to take an elephant ride to feel all royal? Your visit to Elefantastic Elephant Farm will serve you well. This place houses one male elephant and 23 female elephants. It's an informative and exciting farm trip offers visitors recreational activities along with the awareness program on these giants. You will be able to appreciate an enjoyable elephant safari, shower with these animals, and also feed them. An ideal destination to make the most of your family holidays.

    Further, there is also an assortment of other small animals and birds at this attraction of Jaipur. Additionally, the farm has a provision for camping facilities. So, those who are searching for
    Jaipur sightseeing places where they can come face to face with natural wonders will like to invest the time at this farm.

    Location: 90, Delhi - Jaipur Expy, Chandra Mahal Colony, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028

    Price: INR 4500

    Timing: Daily 9 am - 5 pm

  • Historical Places to Visit in Jaipur

  • 12City Palace

    City Palace

    Located in the heart of Jaipur, City Palace is the most remarkable monument in the list of places to visit in Jaipur. Guarded by huge impounding walls, this palace is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture.  Whether with its everlasting architecture or the enchanting decorations, City Palace has kept the amplitude of the Rajputs alive.

    Constructed during 1729-1732, under the supervision of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the City Palace boasts of very minute detailing. Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal comprise the major portion of this palace. Udai Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Tripolia Gate and Virendra Pol are the entrances to this palace. Embossed with fine artworks and engravings, every corner of this palace is filled with immemorial imprints from the past.

    The entrance to Chandra Mahal is adorned with enticing peacock gates, which depict the four seasons and Hindu Gods through its splendid artworks. Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Aam of Mubarak Mahal served as gathering places of the Royals. Both of these halls are ornamented with crystal chandeliers.

    A portion of this palace has been converted into a museum, depicting the elegance of the Rajputs and is open to the public. Maharani Palace and Baggi Khana are the two most striking museums among these. Maharani Palace, which was once the royal hall of the Rajput queens, now displays the weapons and ammunition used by the Royal Family. Baggi Khana showcases the different carriages used by the Royal Families of Jaipur.

    Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

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    Price for Indians:
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                                           -  Adults: 300Rs
                                           - Children (5 -12 yrs): 200 Rs

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  • 13Rambagh Palace

    Rambagh Palace

    One of the best places to visit in Jaipur, an outstanding attraction and a luxurious accommodation spot in Jaipur is Rambagh Palace, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now it is reestablished as a hotel by Taj. The palace is located 8 kilometres away from the city of Jaipur on Bhawani Singh Road. It is a marvellous example of architectural brilliance and fine artistic values. The palace depicts the unique blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. 

    The first building on the site was a garden house came into existence in 1835 and in 1887, it was converted into a royal hunting lodge as it was surrounded by thick green forests during that time. But in early 20th century, the building took transformation again and became an astounding palace as per the designs of Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. Then, Maharaj Sawai Man Singh II made the palace as his principal residence and started adding a number of royal suites to it in 1931. 

    The opulent palace meets luxury at every nook and corner of it and the visitors come to stay at the palace cum hotel now will definitely get a chance to travel back to the glorified days of the kings and their families stayed at the palace for more than two eras.

    Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005

    Since it is a hotel right now, you can go and book the rooms to stay there at any time.

    Price: Starts from 29,041 Rs

  • 14Raj Mandir Cinema

    Raj Mandir Cinema

    Raj Mandir a meringue shaped cinema complex, located on Bhagwan Das Road, Jaipur, it is one of the best places in the entire city to enjoy all the Bollywood masala flicks. The fame of this cinema complex has gained immense popularity with the locals as well as with the tourists. Built in 1976, this movie complex has a capacity to hold a 1300-strong audience, and it is often called the Pride of Asia. Till date, this theatre has screened several private as well as public film premieres. Raj Mandir should be on your list of places to visit in Jaipur.

    Designed by W M Namjoshi in the Art Modern style, the Raj Mandir Cinema complex replicates Jaipur’s culture and tradition in an elegant way. Zigzag and curvy seating arrangements, ceiling embedded with palm leaves, glittering stars, and the indirect lighting system will surely add a royal touch to your movie experience in Raj Mandir.

    Cafeterias inside this theatre offer exotic Rajasthani cuisines and other delicacies which can make your appetite grow large. No matter, what time of the day, you can always visit Raj Mandir and be a part of its lively enthusiasts.

    C-16, Bhagwan Das Rd, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

    11:00 am – 2:00 am

    100 Rs

  • 15Galtaji or Galta Monkey Temple

    Galtaji or Galta Monkey Temple
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    Galtaji or Galta Monkey Temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Jaipur. Built during the 18th century by Diwan Rao Kriparam, this temple is located 10 km away from Jaipur. Scenic Aravalli Hills surround this temple and the dense green forests help in keeping the temperature of this place moderate.

    According to mythological tales, Saint Galav, a true believer of God used to meditate in this region. After Galav completed 100 significant years in tapasya (penance), the Gods blessed this region with an abundance of water. As an honour to this holy devotee of God, a temple with seven holy kunds (ponds) was constructed at the site. Galta Kund is the most sacred among these seven kunds and it never gets dry. Galtaji also has temples dedicated to Lord Ram, Krishna and Hanuman.

    During every Makar Sankranti, devotees from various places gather in this temple and take a holy dip in these kunds. According to Hindu religious beliefs, taking a dip in these kunds washes away all one’s sins.

    The sacred shrine of Galtaji always remains surrounded by groups of monkeys. These monkeys are the permanent dwellers of Galtaji and can be found all over the area. Thus, Galtaji is often called Galta Monkey Temple.

    Galta Ji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031

    Sunrise to Sunset, on all weekdays

    No entry fee

  • 16Govind Dev Ji Temple

    Govind Dev Ji Temple

    Jaipur dearly holds a great Vaishnava temple, commonly known as Govindji temple or Govind Dev Ji temple located in the City Palace complex. The temple is dedicated to Lord Kirshna and it considered to be one of the 7 major temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. The image of the deity came to this temple from Vrindavan through aja Sawai Jai Singh II. But the temple was built by the renowned and powerful Mughal emperor Akbar. 

    The myths or legends related to the temple said that the images of Lord Krishna resembled the original form of Krishna during his incarnation on Earth. The deity belonged to Srila Rupa Goswami who was an ardent disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The image of Lord Govind Dev Ji was also known as Bajrakrit, believed to be created by the great grandson of Lord Krishna. 

    For Vaishanvites, Govind Dev Ji Temple is a prominent place for worshipping in Jaipur. The temple performs regular aartis and bhogs, seven times a day is the practice and during these rituals, devotees can do darshan of the deity. Janmashtami is the most ceremonious festival celebrated at the temple every year.

    Location: Jainiwas Gardens, Jalebi Chowk, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India.

    from 04:30 am to 11:30 am and from 05:45 pm to 09:30 pm on all days of the week. Darshan will be during the time of aarti.

    Price: No entry fee is applicable.

  • 17Panna Meena ka Kund

    Panna Meena ka Kund

    Panna Meena ka Kund, also known as Panna Meena ki Baoli is an ancient stepwell. Back in that time, it was a source of water as well as a community gathering spot. 

    Constructed in the 16th century, it possesses
    recessed doorways, octagonal gazebos, and criss-cross stair patterns encompassing the stepwell. The symmetrical stairs of this eight-story stepwell are so flawlessly designed that it will give a fabulous photographic opportunity. These are the reasons it is one of the most well-known places to visit in Jaipur.

    Near Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

    Timing: 7 am - 6 pm

    Entry free

  • Places to Shop in Jaipur

  • 18Johari Bazaar

    Johari Bazaar

    The vibrant city of Jaipur will make your feet automatically head towards its bustling local bazaars such as Johari Bazaar. It is one of the frequently visited tourist places in Jaipur which is a shopper's delight.

    You can visit this market to shop for the ethnic ornamental gold, silver, and gemstone jewelry famous in Rajasthan. Shopaholics will be awestruck looking at the wide variety of beautifully designed handmade jewelry available at this bazaar.

    Location: Johari Bazaar Road, Jaipur 302001, Rajasthan

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: Daily 10 am to 11 pm

  • 19World Trade Park

    World Trade Park

    A high-end shopping mall in Jaipur that is renowned for its architectural design. Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan is one of the investors of this mall. It is amongst those places to see in Jaipur that provide a unique shopping experience to the visitors. 

    The 11-story building is less like a mall but more like a monument. Here you can shop till you drop from
    over 500 stores of the pompous luxury brand. Both western and ethnic clothing collections are available at the mall. Further, you will find a wide variety of cafes and restaurant as well as a Cinepolis multiplex. Thus, it is a one-stop location for shopping, food, and entertainment.

    Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, D-Block, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: 11 am - 10 pm

  • 20Tripolia Bazar

    Tripolia Bazar

    One more hub for shoppers, it's one of those places to see in Jaipur that presents you with a sneak-peek of the vibrant Rajasthani lifestyle. The traditional market is well-known among visitors for richly embroidered garments for ladies, traditional wears, marvellous carpets with unusual designs and items produced from iron and brass. 

    Also, the precious stones and shiny Rajasthani lac jewellery are a few other temptations, which might make you go gaga. When you get exhausted of shopping, head to one of the stalls selling local Rajasthani food. The meals here are so delectable that you won't forget the taste for your lifetime.

    Location: Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: 10 am - 8 pm

  • 21Nehru Bazar

    Nehru Bazar

    Another market designed in traditional Rajasthani style. Authentic Rajasthani craft items attract the visitors here. Nehru Bazaar is amongst those tourist places in Jaipur, which allures shopaholics for its vivid blue pottery, colourful handicrafts, Rajasthani Juttis, and trinkets. 

    Additionally, small vendors call out to sell you knick-knacks, mini- artefacts, hair accessories,
    lac pens, mirror worked pen stands and artificial jewellery. A lively place from where you can shop for beautiful gifts and memorabilia available at affordable rates. And yes, do not forget to bargain. You can even grab some bizarre items here on amazing deals. 

    Location: Nehru Bazar Rd, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: Daily 11 am - 8 pm

  • Places to Enjoy Jaipur Nightlife

  • 22Masala Chowk

    Masala Chowk

    Foodies get ready to feed your hungry souls with authentic and mouth-watering Indian street food at this market. At this open-air food court, visitors can relish 22 flavours of the Pink City at one destination.

    Get spoilt for choice by tasting foods like Pani Puri, samosas, dosas, chaat, Pyaz Ki Kachori, sandwiches, pakoras, Jalebi, and others. Also, the prices are not heavy on the pocket. Thus, enjoy tasty meals without worrying about the cost. You will like to taste food from every food outlet here.

    Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Ram Niwas Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

    Price: Entry fee INR 10

    Timing: Daily 8 am - 10:30 pm

  • 23Light & Sound Show Amber Fort

    Light & Sound Show Amber Fort

    By watching the Light and Sound Show, visitors can witness the history of the famous 600-year-old Royal Amber Fort. The show is represented through remarkable cultural performance with an amazing spectacle combined of sound, music, light, and folklore narratives. 

    Also, the colourful lights brighten the monument and reflect splendidly on Maota Lake - creating a mesmerizing scene. Thus, you get to discover about the Amer town's history, its traditions, and the majestic lifestyle of the imperial family. Do not give it a miss if you want to learn about the history of Rajasthan in the vivid illustration format under the star-lit sky.

    Location: Amer, Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028

    Price: INR 295 per person

    Timing: 50-minute show
                October to February: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
                March to April: 7 pm - 8 pm
                May to September: 7:30 pm - 08:30 pm

  • 24Wall City Night Tour

    Wall City Night Tour

    Jaipur sightseeing places are what make this city marvellous for many tourists. The night view of this walled city is even more of a spectacle for the people. The vivid shades of the city illuminate the 300-year-old architecture and culture that royals bestowed on this city.

    When you tour the city in the evening, you can explore an epitome of heritage and royal legacy. Also, savour delicious dinner at a local restaurant while watching a folk dance performance. 

    The ancient monuments, old streets, many other special
    places to visit in Jaipur can be covered with this night tour of the Pink city. Admire the beauty of monuments from outside, discover about the various narrow streets while enjoying the charming night pictures of this town.

    Location: Different locations

    Price: INR 5000 (Approx)

    Timing: 4 hours tour

  • 25Bar Palladio

    Bar Palladio

    The Bar Palladio is situated within the territories of the Palace Niwas Hotel. With this venue, you get an opportunity to eat like royals and served like royals surrounded by a majestic ambience. The classy interior of this restaurant is inspired by Italian Renaissance design infused with Mughal architecture.

    The vibrant blue color, along with beautiful couches and artworks, will leave you awestruck. Also, visitors can enjoy the dining experience at its patio area. Further, they have an extensive Italian dining menu. The food, ambience, and location of this luxury bar all make it worth spending your time and money here!

    Location: Kanota Bagh, Narayan Singh Rd, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

    Price: INR 1800 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Daily 6 pm - 11 pm

  • 26Club Naila Pool Party

    Club Naila Pool Party

    If you want to witness as well as revel in the hottest party scene in the Pink City - Club Naila is the place to be. It is amongst the most happening places to visit in Jaipur for a fun-filled time with friends.

    It's one of the oldest nightclubs in Jaipur, established within the luxurious Naila Bagh Palace that boasts of a warm and relaxed ambience presenting a thriving nightlife. The open-air setting and elite party themes here will set a lively vibe for you to enjoy the whole night!

    The lit pool parties at this night club will definitely give you one more reason to stay longer in this city. There's no other place you'd like to be on the weekend then this place.

    Location: Naila Bagh Palace, Moti Doongri Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007

    Price: INR 1900 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 6:30 pm - 1 am, Thurs: 6:30 pm - 3 am & Sat: 6 pm - 4 am

  • 27House of People

    House of People

    Ever wondered to enjoy a party around the royal ambience? House of People will offer you that aura. One of the best crowds from the city hangs out here. 

    Nestled at Hotel Las Vegas in Jaipur, which features both indoor and outdoor seating areas. This lively place also has live music, dance floor, and live sports screening facility. Further, you will find Continental cuisine here. Thus, it’s a perfectly luxurious space to relax, relish a few drinks, groove on the music, and eat delicious food after a long day of
    Jaipur sightseeing places.

    Location: A1, Sehkar Marg, Bais Godam, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006

    Price: INR 2100 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Sat: 11 am - 5 am, Mon to Fri: 11 am - 3 am

  • 28 Amar Jawan Jyoti

     Amar Jawan Jyoti
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    Amar Jawan Jyoti, also recognized as 'flame of the immortal soldier' is a memorial devoted to martyred Indo-Pakistani War soldiers. It's a construction consisting of black marble pedestal bounded by four vases with an upturned rifle.

    The construction is lit by an everlasting flame that offers Amar Jawan Jyoti a grand appearance. There is also a gold script which implies the words of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. 

    Many tourists flock this place to enjoy its glistening view and discovering the history behind Amar Jawan Jyoti. Though it is open throughout the day, it's one of the
    best places to visit in Jaipur at night when the burning torch illuminates the whole structure.

    Location: Jan Path, Jaipur Nagar Nigam, Lalkothi, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: Open 24 hours 

  • Places to Eat in Jaipur

  • 29Peacock Restaurant

    Peacock Restaurant

    This is a rooftop restaurant situated at the Hotel Pearl Palace. If you are looking out for places to visit in Jaipur that serve delectable yet reasonably priced cuisine – go to Peacock Restaurant. You will satisfy your gastronomic cravings around the fun ambience of this spot. Even the attractive furnishings and romantic scenes of Hathroi Fort make it a top-rated restaurant among the visitors.

    The restaurant menu includes Indian, Chinese, and continental meals. The staff is courteous, offering prompt service. A perfect location to spend some time while relishing the tasty dishes and lovely views. Nothing is going to fail your expectations here.

    Location: 51, Hathroi Fort, Hari Kishan Somani Marg, Ajmer Road, Hathroi, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

    Price: INR 900 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Daily 7:30 am - 11 pm

  • 30Padao Restaurant

    Padao Restaurant
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    A great choice in places to visit in Jaipur for spending some romantic time together with your better half. What makes this restaurant unique isn’t simply it's open-air setting but the views it will present you, which is located within the boundary of Nahargarh Fort.

    Reach the highest point of Jaipur to enjoy around the impressive surrounding city view, breezy air, and sunset scenes. You can order the veg or non-veg snacks that you can savor with tea or cold drink which are complementary with the entry fee. There is also a bar facility.

    Location: Nahargarh Fort, Nahargarh, Amer, Jaipur

    INR 1000 for two persons (Approx)

    Daily 2 pm - 10 pm

  • 311135 AD

    1135 AD

    Immerse yourself in authentic Royal dining experience at this classic restaurant called 1135 AD. This restaurant is an ode to Jaipur's Rajput heritage. Even the name of this restaurant is based on the year when the Rajput dynasty came to prominence. Housed in the historic Amer Palace, you will be amazed by the breathtaking grandeur and ambience of this spot. 

    There is a formal dining room and an outdoor courtyard. Also, if you desire an intimate candlelit dinner with your better half, you can book a table at its private dining space called Sheesh Mahal. The opulent restaurant offers sumptuous North Indian, Rajasthani, and Mughlai cuisine.

    Location: Level 2, Jaleb Chowk, Amer Palace, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

    Price: INR 2500 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Daily 12 am - 10:30 pm

  • 32The Tattoo Cafe & Lounge

    The Tattoo Cafe & Lounge
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    It is an open-air cafe in Pink City where you can order some really delicious quick-bites. Located in the walled city, the highlight of this venue is the majestic view of Hawa Mahal. So, satisfy your hunger pangs while soothing your eyes with the beautiful scenes of Pink City.

    The place will take over all your heart! This is one of the favourite
    places to visit in Jaipur in the evening for the locals as well. Your kids will also love this spot due to the delicious range of finger food items.

    Location: 3rd floor, 30, Opposite Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Rd, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

    Price: INR 600 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Daily 8 am - 11 pm

  • 33 Forresta

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    Forresta is another open-air casual dining location serving delicious North Indian and Italian cuisines. It is a fabulous forest-themed restaurant providing an unparalleled ambience. You can savor your meals in a relaxed environment breathing in its natural charm.

    The vibe and music are all great at this restaurant. Thus, it is an excellent combination of an innovative theme, a delightful menu, and a refreshing bar.

    Location: Devraj Niwas, MI Road, Near Khasa Kothi Crossing, Bani Park, Jaipur

    Price: INR 1200 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: 12 pm - 1:30 am

  • 34Steam


    Steam is a luxurious fine dining restaurant situated at Rambagh Palace hotel. Its majestic ambience will bowl you over. The unique lounge bar boasts of a Victorian-style station, low-slung sofas, and a lot of space to relax as well as relish your meals. Visitors can relish middle-eastern shawarmas and wood-fired Italian crust pizzas in meals. It will be an unforgettable dining moment and worth every penny spent. 

    Location: Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005

    Price: INR 2800 for two persons (Approx)

    Timing: Daily 6 pm - 12 am

  • 35LMB (Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar)

    LMB (Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar)

    LMB is one of those places in Jaipur that no foodie actually misses visiting! This sweet shop and restaurant has been going strong since 1954. The outlet is famous among both locals and tourists. A large number of temptations are lurking around this restaurant.

    Try their tasty thali meals prepared in pure ghee as well as other Rajasthani delicacies and fast food items. Further, the mouth-watering sweets such as mawa kachori and paneer ghewar are also must-buy to take back with you.

    Location: No. 98, 99, Johari Bazar Rd, Bapu Bazar, Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003

    Price: Varies on order

    Timing: Daily 7 am -12 am

  • Offbeat Places to Visit in Jaipur

  • 36Water Valley

    Water Valley

    The trek is known as Water valley trek because of its location near Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur in which Jal Mahal is standing like a crown. In fact, the trek is passing through trails covered by lush green trees and chirping birds. While crossing this path, one can get to see the view of Man Sagar in between. After reaching the top of the Aravali hill, the view of Jaipur with Jal Mahal and deep waters around is totally breathtaking. The migratory birds in winter are visible in the lake basking the sunshine and enjoying with each other.

    One can enjoy this trek easily due to easy to moderate climb and a happy feeling that can be achieved at the top.

    Distance: The trek begins from Jal Mahal which is located within 5 km from Pink city center.

    Height: Reach at a height of around 550 m through the trek.

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  • 37Chour Ghati

    Chour Ghati

    The serene Galta valley holds the trail of Chour Ghati trek in remnants of Aravalis. Within the laps of natural beauty and crossing paths by green trees, the trek allows one to explore Sun temple, Chour palace and a lake in the woods. And the view of the trail is itself so mesmerizing that one wants to explore this place again on a free day-out. 

    Monkey temple and monkey valley are also the joiners when one of this trek. Embark a day out in nature and relish some time here.

    Distance: The trek begins from Galta valley and is located 14 km from Pink city center.

    Height: Reach at a height of around 500 m through the trek.

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  • 38Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev

    Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev

    Studded with deciduous trees line and rocky path, the trek welcomes Bhuteshwar Nath temple as its halting point. One can enjoy the trail in midst of birds chirp and squirrels crossing the path innocently. From Sagar lake, which is situated behind Amer Fort, the trek begin with steep steps. These steps turn into a gliding path at later stages. 

    Indulge in the activity to take a gist of Aravalis from close and bring a totally adventurous side of yours in the forefront. Bow the heads at the temple enclosed by lush green zone and enjoy the view from the top.

    Distance: The trek begins from Sagar Lake and is located within 8 km from Pink city center.

    Height: Reach at a height of around 570 m through the trek.

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  • 39Hathni Kund

    Hathni Kund

    Hathni Kund trek passes through the verdant valleys and beautiful trails when one starts it from Charan Mandir. Charan Mandir is standing high on the way to Nahargarh Fort and from here, trails with lush green forested shadows, old temples, sand dunes and even a waterfall which is runny usually in monsoons begin. The view of surroundings when one reaches to Hathni Kund are breathtaking. Click some beautiful pictures with your friends all through the trek and enjoy a day out in midst of nature.

    Distance: 17 km from Jaipur

    Height: Reach at a height of around 550 m through the trek.
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  • 40Bagru Village Block Printing

    Bagru Village Block Printing

    You will be transferred to a small village of Bagru near Jaipur to discover one of the famous traditional textile processes of Rajasthan. Witness how the Chhipa community produces vibrant designs using a conventional technique identified as block printing for over 350 years. From dyeing, printing, and washing, drying, all the villagers perform this process. 

    Owners will happily tell and show you the whole process. Stroll through the Bagru village, and you will notice a rainbow of colourful clothes at all corners of the region. Add this tour in your
    places to see in Jaipur list for discovering the detailed age-old tradition and technique of block printing. You can even get an opportunity to participate in their workshop.

    Location: Jai Bagh, Narwariya Road, Bagru Village, Bagru, Rajasthan 303007

    Price: INR 3000

    Timing: 3 hrs tour

  • Other Places to Visit in Jaipur

  • 41Jawahar Circle

    Jawahar Circle

    Recognized as the largest park in India, Jawahar Circle as the name suggests is a circular park surrounded by a rose garden. There is a play area available for kids with special facilities and also a uniquely-created jogging track. Walk around the green plantations of this park and admire the beautiful landscape.

    Additionally, you will find food stalls at its chaat bazaar selling pav-bhaji, Bombay sandwich, Saras lassi, custard kulfi, and much more. Also, there are some shops selling locally-made items. Another feature of this place is the Musical Fountain that displays 290 different light effects.

    Location: Jawahar Circle, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017

    Price: INR 10

    Timing: Daily 6 am - 9 pm

  • 42Sisodia Rani Garden

    Sisodia Rani Garden

    Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace have a popular space in the tourist section of Rajasthan as hundreds of people come to visit and enjoy the stunning beauty of a picturesque garden and the architectural brilliance portrayed on the palace walls. It is located about 6 kilometers away from Jaipur city and was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. It consists of tiered gardens with fountains, watercourses and colorful pavilions. If you are on a sightseeing tour in Jaipur, then this is one of the best places to visit inJaipur.

    The garden, as well as the palace, got their names as Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace from the queen for whom they were built and dedicated. She was from the Sisodiya line of Suryavanshi Rajputs who ruled the region of Mewar for a while. Depicting a soothing blend of Mughal designs and Indian art style, the garden is a must visit tourist destination in Rajasthan now. The palace is situated on the top terrace of the garden. 

    There are temples of Lord Shiva and Hanuman placed inside the royal garden. It is marvelously embraced by lush green nature and splendid collection of rare flowers. The walls are painted beautifully that depict the stories related to Lord Krishna and Radha.

    Location: Ghat Ki Guni, Agra Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302023

    Price: INR 10 to 30 per person

     08:00 am to 08:00 pm.

  • 43Central Park

    Central Park

    Even though the list of gardens in Jaipur is quite long, Central Park blooms out to be one of the largest and most colourful gardens in Jaipur and one of the best Jaipur tourist attractions. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this lush garden has a 5 km walking and jogging track. Rambagh Polo Ground and Rambagh Golf Club also lie within the colourful premises of this park. The park is the best place to enjoy all the colours of nature among various species of birds; in fact, this park is a paradise for birdwatchers.

    Other attractions of this park include the tallest tricolour in India and a temple, which is very popular among the natives of Jaipur. The mast of the national flag in this park measures 206 feet in length and is the tallest in the country. The flag hoisted in this mast is 48 feet in width and 72 feet in length, and weighs more than 25 kg.

    Soaked with evergreen trees, plants and herbs, this park is the best way to bring solace to the mind after a monotonous schedule. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) takes care of this park.  JDA is introducing some of the modern amenities into it in the course of shaping it into a modern theme park.

     Prithviraj Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007

    10 Rs

    5 am to 9 pm

  • 44 Man Sagar Lake

     Man Sagar Lake

    It is an artificial lake with spectacular Jal Mahal Palace standing in the middle of it. Man Sagar Lake is brimming with migratory birds. People usually stop over this site during their journey of other tourist places in Jaipur.

    The entry inside is not permitted. So, from outside you can take a photograph of the Jal Mahal that was constructed in the 18th century. You will be amazed by the all-around picturesque views of this place.

    Location: Jal Mahal, Between Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: Open 24 hrs

  • 45Nahargarh Biological Park

    Nahargarh Biological Park

    Tourists find it one of the best places to visit in Jaipur to encounter the pre-eminently diverse ecosystem of the Nahargarh Biological Park. Visit Nahargarh Biological Park for Elephant safari tour organized to endorse eco-tourism. The fantastic views enrich an ascent to the hills on the back of the elephant.

    This park is represented by three ecosystems - Aravalli Ecosystem, Desert Ecosystem, and Wetland Ecosystem. So, the natural habitat of these three ecosystems can be thoroughly enjoyed during the elephant safari. You can view birds and wild animals in large numbers here. In fact, a few of the exotic animals are known to inhabit in this park.

    Location: NH 8, Kukas, Rajasthan 302028

    Price: INR 50 for adults & free entry for kids below 7 years (Indian)

    Timing: 8:30 am - 5 pm (Tuesday closed)

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  • 46Chulgiri Jain Temple

    Chulgiri Jain Temple
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    You can call it one of those Jaipur sightseeing places that provide an exquisite panorama giving a painting-like feel. All thanks to Aravalli ranges encircling this temple. The Jain Chulgiri is actually a Digambara shrine. A walk up the stairs to the temple is pretty exciting.

    When you complete the tough ascend, you will be rewarded with lovely views of the encompassing forests from the top. Also, a holistic trail down its lush vegetation is renewing and shirks off all the negative feelings.

    The principal temple comprises of a grand tall idol of Mahaveer Swami etched out from one white stone. The structural style and art of this statue are novel and are in precise proportion. It's recommended to visit during the moderate climate.

    Location: Agra Rd, Near Sisodia, Rani Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: Daily 6 am - 6 pm

  • 47Pink Pearl Water Park

    Pink Pearl Water Park
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    It is considered one of the best places to visit in Jaipur by families. So, if you are arriving in Jaipur with your children, do not miss to visit the Pink Pearl Waterpark. The activities at this recreational spot range from go-karting, ice skating, laser games, pool tables and rain disco.

    Further, it is known for its breathtaking rides that feature a roller coaster, zoom down slides, and merry Columbus. To add more fun elements, Pink Pearl Waterpark has an artificial beach in the center of it. With umbrellas, sheds, and chilling water - the place will give you a respite from the scorching heat of Jaipur. 

    Location: NH - 8, Ajmer-Jaipur Expressway Near Mahapura, Mod, Bhakrota, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302026

    Price: INR 350 for kids and INR 500 for adults

    Timing: Daily 10 am - 6 pm

  • Places to Visit near Jaipur

  • 48Achrol Fort

    Achrol Fort

    An adventure day out is in treasure box right here when one decides to reach Achrol and trek the replete of architectural marvels and forts, located at the very outskirt of the city. Not just trekking, another added activity i.e. rappelling is on the way in a beautiful morning. Enjoy the view of old remnants of the fort and relish the nature around. 

    A delicious breakfast will be your companion at the end of the activity to satiate the hunger pang.

    Achrol, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303002

    Price: 600 Rs

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  • 49Sambhar Lake

    Sambhar Lake

    Sambhar Lake is India's largest saline lake, where water and sky blend in a shimmer of sheer blue. It is also stated in Mahabharat. This location is a paradise for bird watchers. One can view numerous flocks of different bird species here. The flamingos surrounding the elliptically shaped lake are the highlight of this place.

    The tall, dainty birds with their ballerina tutus flock here for eating the spirulina algae in the lake. Thus, it's one of the most critical habitats for flamingos in India. Additionally, a lot of Pelicans also love this location and flutter here. Therefore, Sambhar lake has been assigned as a wetland of international significance.

    Also, the region looks stunning during full moon night with the moonlight reflecting the silver line across the area.

    Location: National Highway 8, Kuchaman, India

    Price: Entry free

    Timing: Open 24 hrs

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  • 50Haunted Bhangarh Fort

    Haunted Bhangarh Fort

    Not for the faint-hearted for sure! Those who want to wander around strange tourist places in Jaipur, visit this haunted location. It is a small city with palaces, temples, and multiple gates surrounded by an eerie atmosphere.

    There are various local tales on the paranormal movements in the fort. The whimsical tales may appear odd, but the narratives were so pervasive that the whole fort city was evacuated and the residents built a new town nearby it.

    Haunted for generations, nobody is permitted to enter the fort before dawn and after dusk. It's believed that whoever visits the place at night would not return by morning. Spirits are considered to roam at this fort at night, and several strange noises are heard too. So, in case you are considering a visit to Bhangarh Fort, you'll have to go only during the day time. 

    Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410

    Price: INR 25

    Timing: Daily 6 am - 6 pm

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  • 51Abhaneri Step Well

    Abhaneri Step Well

    A reputed village in Rajasthan is Abhaneri lying at a distance of about 95 kilometres away from Jaipur. The original name was Abha Nagri which meant city of brightness and gradually, the name was transformed into Abhaneri due to mispronunciation.  The city gladly displays its ruins still and people from all over the world visit it with pure happiness. Chand Baori or Abhaneri stepwell is a major attraction here. 

    The old stepwell has consisted of 3500 narrow steps along with more than 13 stories. The well extends up to 30 meters into the ground letting it become one of the deepest and largest step-wells in India. The well was constructed during the period of King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty which was in reign between 800 AD and 900 AD.

    It was dedicated to Hashat Mata, the Goddess of joy and happiness. Since Rajasthan is an extremely arid and dry place, conservation of water is particularly essential. The stepwell was used to conserve the maximum amount of water it could hold and at the bottom of it, the water will be cooler than the surface.

    Location: Abhaneri Village, Jaipur-Agra Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001 India.

    No entry fee is applicable.

    10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all days of the week.

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Birla Mandir ,Jaipur

Known originally as Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Birla Mandir is located at the base of Moti Dungri Temple, Jaipur. The temple is a popular pilgrimage site among the Hindu devotees. Made of sparkling white marble, the structure looks incredibly marvelous. 

Lush green gardens surround the temple on the sides and give the structure a truly dreamy touch. 

Birla Mandir has a total of three domes, each one representing a different perspective of religion. The temple features stunning carvings and drawings all around its body. The walls of the structure are adorned with mythological quotes and holy charms from the Hindu holy book of Geeta.

In addition, various mythological events and happenings are also carved on the shrine’s interior walls. The temple’s architectural beauty is totally admirable and appreciable. 

The most important part of Birla Mandir is the beautiful monolithic figurine of Lakshmi Narayan. The temple also houses an idol of Shri Ganesha, which is equally stunning and appreciable. You will also find pictures and sculptures of various other Gods and Goddesses, which strike a religious charm in the air inside the temple.

The temple even shelters the pictures of legendary personalities, such as Zarathustra, Jesus Christ, Gautam Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates. Birla Mandir is also home to a beautiful museum that stores and exhibits all the ancestral assets of the respected Birla family.

All these elements combine to make Birla Mandir a perfect destination for spiritual seekers of every religion. The temple gets a lot of visitors all through the year and the crowd becomes even bigger during important festivals.

History of Birla Mandir Jaipur -

In accordance with the popular historical belief, Birla Mandir at Jaipur in Rajasthan is built on the land that was handed over to the country’s reputed Birla family by the respected Maharaja of that time in exchange for just INR 1. The construction of the temple began back in the year 1977 by the B.M. Industrial Foundation. 

The structure was developed over a total time period of around eight years and the construction work finally ended in the year 1985. 

In reference to historical facts, Mahatma Gandhi was invited to inaugurate Birla Mandir. However, Gandhi stated that he would only accept the invitation if the temple would be open to devotees of all the castes of society. The temple’s consecration ceremony finally happened on February 22, 1985.

Since then, Birla Temple is open for visitors irrespective of the caste and creed they belong to.


Abhaneri Step Well

Chand Baori or Abhaneri Step Well is a stepwell located in the Abhaneri village near Jaipur which is a favored tourist destination.

With many national as well as international tourists visiting it,  Abhaneri Step Well is considered to be an architectural wonder.

The stepwell is around 30m or 100ft. deep and is one of the deepest and largest step well in India.

Stepwells are very common in Rajasthan because of its arid and dry climate. Located in the eastern dryer parts of Rajasthan, the stepwell was primarily built to store water.

Not only the step well stores water, it is also useful in groundwater harvesting. This marvelous and distinctive quality of Abhaneri Step Well makes it one of a kind in India. 

Abhaneri Step Well is regarded amongst the most picturesque step wells in the world. The unique structural formation of the stepwell with its peculiar design has attracted a lot of attention.

The stepwell can be seen in movies like Bhool Bhulaiyaa and the internationally acclaimed ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. The beauty of Abhaneri Step Well lies in its history as the stepwell has been in existence since the 8th Century. Till date, the step is functional but not up to its total limits. 

Located around 100km from the capital city of Jaipur, Chand Baori is older than some major monuments like the Taj Mahal and ancient temples like Khajurao Temples and Chola Temples. 

History of Abhaneri Step Well - 

With its history dating back to the 8th Century, Abhaneri Step Well was built by Raja Chanda.  Raja Chanda belonged to the Nikhumba Dynasty which ruled the region for almost 400 years. 

Raja Chanda had his faith in Harshat Mata, the goddess of joy and happiness. To please Harshat Mata and help the people in his kingdom, Raja Chanda built this step well. Also, there was a temple attached to the stepwell dedicated to Harshat Mata.

It was partially razed in the 10th century but with time, the temple was repaired. Due to its geographical setting and climatic resolutions, the region often faced water scarcity. 

To cope up with this problem, Raja Chanda started the construction of the stepwell. In its original setting, 

Abhaneri Step Well was only a step well with steps leading to the bottom. In the 18th century when the Mughals invaded the region, they rebuilt the stepwell and constructed walls and built some galleries around the well. 

Abhaneri Step Well houses the annual Abhaneri festival which occurs before the Sharad Navratri. The  festival is celebrated to embrace and thank Goddess Harshat Mata in a period of 3-days.

During the festival, a diving competition is conducted where the young men of the village participate. Also, the step well is very popular globally that it attracts more international visitors than national. 

The Harshat Temple near the stepwell is older than the stepwell and was built around the 7th century. The name of the village, Abhaneri is said to be originated from the blessings of Harshat Mata who endowed to spread brightness (abha) in the lives of the people. 

The Architecture of Abhaneri Step Well - 

The geometrical setting of the step well is so unique that this setting cannot be seen in modern times. Abhaneri Step Well is 100 ft deep and takes around 3,500 steps to go the bottom.

The stepwell has steep steps on its three sides and the fourth side consists of galleries on two floors.

The total 3,500 steps are built sideways and not straight on all three sides. The fourth side, which faces the stepwell houses some idols of Lord Ganesh and Mahisasurmardini and acts like a pavilion comprising of some wonderfully carved jharokhas.

The 3,500 steps of the stepwell make it look like a magical structure and if viewed from a particular distance, they look like an optical illusion. With shadow falling on the steps and sunlight playing its game, the steps of Abhaneri Step Well give a very mystic look. 

In ancient times, the step well was more than a step well. At a period in history, the stepwell housed an upper palace and the small palace thing had a few rooms. 

Though with the years gone by, the palace of the stepwell began to deteriorate and now only a section of it can be seen.

The step well had the ancient water system and the water was used for several purposes. 

This ancient form of the water storage system was disregarded by the Britishers and citing the reason that the water in Abhaneri Step Well is used for drinking as well as other reasons like bathing and washing, they installed the system of pipes and tanks.

 This led to the fall of the old-fashion water system in the Abhaneri village.


Hawa Mahal

Resembling Krishna’s crown, Hawa Mahal is an elaborate monument in Jaipur. Standing right in the middle of the old market of Jaipur, the structure made of red and pink sandstone keeps the name of the Pink City very proudly.

Lal Chand Ustad has put a lot of effort in designing the back of the palace to blend in the city, which is now also confused as the front by people. 

Also known as ‘The Palace of Winds’, the Hawa Mahal is a part of the City Palace. There is no entrance from the main road to the mahal, so you have to seek for the gate which let you enter. Inside are five floors designed very carefully.

There are 953 ‘jharokhas’ made to allow the winds to pass into the palace and keep it fresh and breezy in sweltering summers.

Being surrounded by the traditional market of Jaipur, you will find all the authentic pieces of souvenirs related to the culture and the history of Jaipur. 

Hence, you can club shopping while visiting the palace. 

Make sure to spend your entire evening shopping traditional souvenirs and then wait for dusk to draw upon only to see the colourfully lit Hawa Mahal standing amidst the bustling market.

History of Hawa Mahal Jaipur - 

Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who was the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The story of the birth of the palace started when Pratap visited Jhunjhunu and saw Khetri Mahal.

Maharaj was impressed by the unique design of the Khetri Mahal, and that was when he decided to create a better version of it. Lal Chand Ustad designed this palace and ended up making one of the best monuments history has ever created.

The primary purpose for creating this palace was to give royal women a separate place. From Hawa Mahal, they could enjoy the everyday lives and celebrations of the festival through the windows without being seen as they weren’t allowed to go out in public without a veil. 

The Hawa Mahal was a part of the main City Palace, and the royal family used to come here to escape the scorching heat as this palace was always cold and breezy due to the windows it has.

From then on, it has been preserved to keep the glory and grace alive for the generations to come.

Architecture of Hawa Mahal Jaipur - 

Hawa Mahal is an excellent example of Hindu Rajput architecture finely blended with Islamic Mughal architecture giving it the face it is famous for. 

It is made with red and pink sandstone along with white marble inside the palace. 

The look of the palace observed from the street looks extremely beautiful, and people mistake it with the entrance of the palace. 

Actually, it is the backside of the palace as it is an extended part of the main City Palace. It has five floors adorned with 953 jharokhas and latticework.

The technology of Venturi effect is utilised well to make the air coming inside the palace cool. 

This effect always helped the Hawa Mahal stay serene and pleasant, so royal women never had a problem staying here in hot temperatures.

At several times, the entire royal family used to get together here and escape the summers together.

This honeycomb-like monument is a proud heritage left by the bygone era, which is an integral part of the history as well as architecture.


Appu Ghar

Appu Ghar, the recreational city of India, is situated in the backdrop of Aravali mountain range in Jaipur city. The park spreading over sprawling 300 acres offers entertainment, exhilaration, respite, and escapade. Appu Ghar is also referred to locally as “Happy Adventure” is a 2-day vacation haven, suitable for people of all ages.  

Appu Ghar, the most excellent water park in Jaipur city is adrenaline on the rocks with numerous breathtaking rides and water slides. The park is developed by IAL (International Amusement Limited) and Mr. Gian Vijeshwar, considered the Father of Indian Amusement Industry, as a third venture after Rohini Amusement park and Noida Entertainment city. 

It encompasses picturesque villas, world-class recreational facilities, star hotels & MICE amenities, and integrated mall with global brands. A perfect outing for people to get away from the hustle-bustle of the busy metropolitan and mundane lifestyle and freak out doing what one likes best. 

Helicopter ride, Toy train ride, Piggy ride, Monkey bars, and trampoline keep the kids amused the whole time. Mechanical Bull Ride, ATV Rides, Bungee Trampoline, Dirt Biking, etc. sets adults’ palpitations racing and uncertainty and anxiety about capabilities peaking before each activity. Team games like Cricket Pool, Air Hockey, and Rope Courses build the spirit among the team members.

Online Video Games zone with Playstation and Xbox and 24-lane Bowling alley offer unlimited hours of joy and excitement to the millennia.

The scenic 9-hole golf course at Royal Golf Club spread over 58 acres with Aravali Mountains in the background offers a pleasant ambiance to enjoy the game. 


Jawahar Kala Kendra

The rich heritage and architecture of Jaipur have rendered it to the name ‘Paris of India’, and Jawahar Kala Kendra is no different. It resides at the heart of this Pink City and attracts many tourists due to its cultural significance. It is en route the Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg. 

The architectural design of Jawahar Kala Kendra was laid out by the renowned MIT graduate Mr Charles Correa. The structure of this building is similar in appearance to the nine grids of our solar system.

The walls and high ceilings are interspersed with elegant artwork from ancient and modern times, which only adds to the aesthetic appeal of the place. 

Theatres of Jawahar Kala Kendra

The theatre at Jawahar Kala Kendra hosts frequent performances by artists, students and scholars that make for an engaging platform of profound creativity.

If is constructed out of three theatres – 1 open and two closed. Most of the youngsters come to the open theatre and perform or act out their dramas, dance forms or other culturally eloquent forms of acting. 

The other two theatres are called Rangayan and Krishnan. Rangayan is mostly a haven for modern plays and playwrights debuting their dramas on-stage. On the other hand, Krishnayan hosts various Rajasthani festivals inviting artists from all across India.

This theatre hosts distinct performances in varying styles and outcome and a major tourist attraction of Jaipur. 

Kala Galleries, Exhibitions and Museum

The Alankar Museum is one of the most popular museums in Rajasthan and is situated within the peripherals of Jawahar Kala Kendra. They have a repertoire of music that stirs the soul, artworks and sculptors decorating these galleries and museums, enhancing every instrument required to produce a masterpiece. 

The exhibitions held portray exquisite craftsmanship and blue pottery items available on sale.  


Albert Hall Museum

The museum built in the year 1876, lies within the Ram Niwas Garden, Jaipur, and the oldest one in the state of Rajasthan.

 It was first envisaged as a concert hall, bearing a resemblance to Victorian architecture and Albert Hall Museum, London. 

The museum boasts of a wide range of objet d'art collected from various parts of the world and displayed over 16 galleries. With sundown, Albert Hall Museum assumes a completely new look because the whole building glimmers with brilliant yellow lights, looking stunning and spectacular.

The museum is the epitome of the rich history and culture of India. 

Bordered by verdant gardens, the museum is a sight to behold for travelers flocking to Jaipur from all over the world. 

The museum galleries feature numerous works of art and antique items including marble art, antique coins, Egyptian mummy, carpets, and pottery. 

Besides, you can also see varied paintings, portraits, woodwork, brassware, and sculptures on display. 

The museum also houses some of the best fineries, especially ceremonial dresses, worn by the royal family members. The museum is a must-visit for history buffs. The Indo-Saracenic style domes and elaborately engraved arches built of sandstone are sure to leave you awestruck.  

Albert Hall also features an aviary, a greenhouse, as well as a zoo to delight tourists. 

History of Albert Hall Museum -

The foundation of the museum was set when Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur in the year 1876. 

There was no certainty as to how the museum would be used, and therefore, on the recommendation of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II, a temporary museum was constructed in 1881.

It then exhibited the works of art created by the local artisans. Swinton Jacob, an eminent architect of that time, completed the construction of Albert Hall in 1887. It was then that the artifacts from the temporary museum were moved to the newly built Albert Hall. 

By the year 1890, the museum stood complete with the Mayo Hospital within a public park, thus embodying the vision of the earlier Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh.

His descendant Sawai Madho Singh realized the Maharaja’s dream, thus depicting a new Jaipur city progressing into the contemporary age.  

The Architecture of Albert Hall Museum - 

Albert Hall Museum resembled the splendid Indo- Saracenic architecture, the hallways or corridors adorned with murals of diverse styles. It resembled the history and culture of the Egyptian, European, Greek, Babylonian, and Chinese civilizations. 

Albert Hall soon became the centre stage for teaching the history of different civilizations. The museum-inspired artisans to hone their artistic skills as well as preserve traditional art, architecture, and craft forms of India. 

When it comes to the architecture of the museum, the Egyptian mummy is a feast to travelers’ eyes as well as history aficionados. 

The architecture of Albert Hall is the fusion of elaborate Islamic architecture and Neo-gothic style. The unique architecture of the museum used by the British in India and implemented in most public and government buildings.

The decorative and stylish components of this museum are one of the classic examples of architectural elegance and finesse of that period. If you have a penchant for design and architecture; you will love Albert Hall’s elaborate carvings as well as the distinctive ‘Chatri’ style towers that resemble impeccable artistry. 

Gallery of Albert Hall Museum - 

One of the striking features of Albert Hall Museum is its galleries displaying works of art, treasures, and antiques belonging to the nineteenth century. The popular galleries are: 

1. Clay Art Gallery

It houses beautiful, delicate clay models of nineteenth-century displaying sociological themes, different yogic postures, and art of craft making. 

You will find a clay model depicting judicial execution of that time, a plaster-cast clay model of a female leg painted with geometrical designs in red, a saint in a yogic posture, and many more. 

2. Carpet Gallery

Visit this gallery to feast your eyes. The Persian Garden Carpet is the superlative example of stunning Persian carpets around the world.

Bought during the times of Mirza Raja Jai Singh I, the rare carpet represents a scene from a Persian garden. The work of art has four parts and numerous sub-sections. 

Each part has varied colors that make the carpet look stunning. Birds, fish, turtles, and other Chinese animals are depicted on this carpet.

The gallery also houses circular carpets as well as doormats representing flowery and Mughal patterns.  

3. Jewelry Gallery

You can see most of the low-cost jewelry worn by the peasants of that time. Most of the ornaments were made of brass and silver. 

The popular items of jewelry include rings, anklets, bracelets, necklaces, and hairpins. 

4. Coin Gallery 

If you have a passion for coins, you must visit this gallery. Take a tour of this place to see a huge variety of coins of the British and Mughal age. You will love the punch-marked coins, which are ancient in history. 

You can see numerous coins of the times of Jahangir, Akbar, Aurangzeb, and Shah Jahan. These coins were discovered from different parts of Rajasthan. They were collected and preserved in the museum gallery. 

5. Musical Instruments Gallery 

You will find ancient Indian musical instruments in this gallery of Albert Hall. The popular instruments include Dhap, Shehnai, Masak Baja, Karana, Rabab, and Pungi Ravan Hatha to name a few. 

6. Marble Art Gallery 

You can see some of the best exhibits of the nineteenth-century sculptures designed by the artisans of Jaipur in the Marble Art Gallery of Albert Hall. 

The popular works of art include Dasa Avatar and Mahisasur Mardini, Nav Grahas and Ganesh, Shiv Pariwar, Jain Tirthankars, Vaishnav and Brahma Parivar. 

7. Pottery Gallery 

Albert Hall houses some of the finest pottery collections of the nineteenth century, representing diverse range, intricacy, and vitality of the craft tradition of India. 

The gallery houses a range of flower vases. The most prominent one is the white quartz clay vase showing the king and queen on either side with cobalt blue and copper designs. You will also love to see the Kagazi (water bottle) doubled-handled surahi featuring a triangular design on the rim. 

8. Arms and Armour Gallery 

The gallery houses Mughal, Rajput, Afghan, Arab, Turkish hilts, swords, helmets, tiger knives, spears, clubs, and shields, in silver and gold. 

The popular collections include Arabian dagger, Qama or knife, Goad, gun powder horn, tiger claws, Gauntlet, and more. 


Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is an astronomical observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II. Besides this one in Jaipur, India owns 4 more Jantar Mantar across different states.

 Featuring the world’s largest sundials, the astronomical observatory of Jaipur marks its prominence amongst UNESCO’s world heritage sites. 

Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar comprises of some astounding stone structures which once were used for locating the exact positions of the celestial bodies in space. 

There are around 19 instruments carved out from stone and brass. As it aids in calculating the local time, this massive structure attracts geographers, architects, and historians.

 Even time has failed before the brilliance of this engineering marvel. The observatory still holds its significance in the same manner as it did a thousand years ago. 

The main motive behind the existence of this structure was to gather and study information related to the universe, time and space. The instruments present refers here to those used in the Egyptian study of Ptolemaic astronomy.

 The observatory is known to work on the principles laid down by the classical celestial coordinates. They are a horizon-zenith local system, ecliptic system, and finally the equatorial system. These three systems aid the researchers and geographers to track the position of the heavenly bodies. 

Here at the Jantar Mantar Jaipur, you get to witness a hybrid mixture of different astronomical and architectural instruments. 

The 19 geometric devices present here to contribute towards understanding local time, ascertaining the declination of planetary systems, predicting eclipses, and tracking orbital stars.

 Besides, it also aids in the determination of celestial altitudes. The entire observatory covers a land stretch of 18700 metres.

Samrat yantra, Ram yantra, Jai Prakash yantra, Narivalya yantra, Karnti yantra, Raj yantra, Unnsynhsmsa yantra, Chakra yantra, Disha yantra, Dakshina yantra, and Rasayas yantra are some of the instruments found here.  

History of Jantar Mantar Jaipur - 

Sawai Jai Singh II was a renowned scholar of his time. Once a while, Emperor Muhammad Shah assigned him a task to confirm and rectify the currently available data on the position and movement of celestial bodies.

Sawai Jai Singh was desperate to refine the tables of ancient Islamic zij to determine the exact time. In short, he aimed to create a well-defined calendar. He was keen on making accurate astrological predictions for the benefit of mankind.

 To bring his dream to reality, he decided that he would construct Jantar Mantar in the year 1718. For the same, he set out on a mission to extensively study the cosmological principles as laid down by the philosophical findings of Hindu, Islamic, European, and Persian civilization.

 In this way, five different astronomical observatories were constructed across various states in India.

The largest amongst all was built in Jaipur in between the period 1727 to 1733. After that, it underwent frequent renovations with the lapse of time.

The available instruments have a broad range of cosmological applications. In the year 2010, this astronomical observatory got featured in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. 

The architecture of Jantar Mantar Jaipur –

The astronomical observatory of Jaipur – Jantar Mantar, is a collection of both astronomical and architectural instruments. In all, you may find around 19 major geometrical devices here. Each one of them has got its own specific application. 

These devices are used to measure time; ascertain the declination of the planets and the planetary system; prediction of the eclipses; determination of the celestial altitudes, and tracking of the orbital stars.

 Sheltering so many instruments, the entire observatory extends to a land stretch of 18700 metres. Interestingly, some of the instruments available here are amongst the largest in their own species. 

The instruments of this astronomical observatory were carved out purely from stone and marble as they have got a tremendous potential to withstand climatic changes. Some of them were designed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II himself. 

A few of these instruments were carved out from copper and still are recognised for their undeniable accuracy. In terms of its dimensions, the Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest of all its counterparts present elsewhere in India. 


Dolls Museum

Located in the heart of Jaipur, the Dolls Museum is veritable dreamland for both kids and adults, who want to savor the unique taste of world culture. The museum comes with a wide range of toys and figurines, which exhibit various genres and styles. 

Along with the Rajasthani dolls, the museum also showcases numerous other figures, which belong from different parts of the world. 

So, if you pay a visit to the Dolls Museum, then you will get the rare chance to relish the cultural beauty of the whole world.

The massive collection of puppets and figurines in the museum is displayed in five different galleries. All these galleries contain different dolls, which have been gathered from the different parts of India as well as the world.

 Among the figurines, the Indian dolls are displayed in special clothing items, such as bridal wear, dance costumes, and everyday apparel, which reflect the cultural vivacity of India.

Along with the Indian dolls, the museum also exhibits a gorgeous collection of traditional dolls representing Japan. Most of these figurines have been made with wood. 

However, if you explore this museum carefully, then you will also be able to find a few other dolls that are made with whale teeth and paper. This delightful doll collection of Japan includes Kokeshi dolls, Tanabata dolls, Kamakura dolls, Namahage Dolls, and Kanto Matsuri dolls. 

Besides these, the museum also has another section, which showcases dolls from the other parts of the world, like Mexico, Mongolia, Uganda, Norway, Turkey, Italy, and Peru, etc.

Features of Doll Museum - 

The Dolls Museum in Jaipur was built with the intention to exhibit the vivacity of the world culture through the dolls and their attires. 

Therefore, you can find numerous figures here, which have been collected from different parts of the world, including India. 

The following are some of the things that you can enjoy in this charming museum. 

Dolls with Bridal Attires 

The bridal dolls of the museum are particularly quite popular among the tourists. These puppets generally showcase the culture of numerous Indian states like Punjab, Gujarat, West Bengal, and Kerala. 

Dolls that Showcase Dance Forms 

Along with the bridal puppets, you can also find numerous other dolls that demonstrate various dance forms of India. 

From these figurines, you can learn about classical dance forms, such as Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, and Odissi, etc. 

Dolls from Other Countries 

Along with Indian dolls, you can also find puppets from different states and countries of the world.

With these figurines, you will be able to taste the cultural essence of countries like Germany, Uganda, New Zealand, Malaysia, Afghanistan, etc. 

Besides these, the museum also exhibits small figurines of the children’s favorite cartoon characters and superheroes.

A new English Puppet Gallery has also been introduced in the museum, which consists of dolls that are only two inches in size. 


Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is one of the most splendid architectural palaces sitting in the centre of Man Singh Lake on the outskirts of Jaipur. This masterful creation was earlier a shooting lodge for the Maharajas, but now it has become the most famous spot for sightseeing in Jaipur. Jal Mahal was built by Maharaja Madho Singh in the 1750s for himself and his companions to rest after their duck hunting endeavours. Jal Mahal is a four storeyed building built with red sandstone.

It offers a breathtaking view of the Nahargarh hills and Man Sagar Lake that border it. The most alluring feature of this mahal is that four storeys of this site are submerged underwater, and only one storey lies above the water level. It has a garden at the top that consists of varieties of trees and beautiful flowers.

Jal Mahal is extremely popular among the visitors for it’s striking architecture and detailed craftsmanship. This palace has been built by combining Rajput and Mughal style of architecture. Due to it’s alluring beauty and rich architectural magnificence it has also been touted as one of the most photographed sites in India. The entry is prohibited inside the fort but you can have a view of this magnificent fort from a considerable distance.

History of Jal Mahal Jaipur

In 1956 AD severe famine was experienced by the people of the area where Jal Mahal is currently standing. This led to an acute shortage of water, and the ruler of Ajmer, therefore, decided to build a dam to deal with the problem of scarcity of water. The dam was initially built with quartzite and earth in the eastern side of the breathtakingly beautiful Ajmer Hills. Later, it was renovated in the 17th century into a masonry structure.

This dam is still standing today, and it’s 28.5-34.5 meters wide and 300 meters long. Three gates have also been built in the dam to release a sufficient amount of water to irrigate the nearby agricultural lands. This dam has undergone renovation and restoration by different rulers, but the final renovation was done by Maharaja Jai Singh 11. Other historical places and religious spots like Jaigarh Fort, Amer Fort, Kanak Vrindavan Valley, and Nahargarh Fort were built in the nearby areas of this lake. These are now connected with a tourist corridor of road networks.

It is believed that Jal Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as a spot to relax after duck hunting. It is also surmised that this palace was built in 1750 by Maharaja Madho Singh 1. The beauty of this palace was later amplified by Maharaja Jai Singh 11 who completely renovated this palace and added a few more striking structures to it. It is also believed that the Man Sagar Lake was also built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh after constructing a huge dam that served as a source of water for the people in that area.

The architecture of Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is known for its exquisite architecture and splendid design that beholds the mind of the visitors. It is the finest example of excellent Rajput architecture, and the technical excellence that were not in vogue in the 18th century. The architectural grandeur of this palace comes to life, especially in the evening when the entire complex is covered by floodlights. The beautiful cravings on the shrines and the white marbles that have been used to build the palace make it look like a gem on its own. The reflection of the palace in the Man Sagar Lake gives an illusion of multi storeys standing over the water level.

At the corner of the palace there are four octagon-shaped chhatris and beautiful domes. In the centre, there is a chhatri made in Bengali style. Twenty one decorative pillars are also located in this palace that are considered to be the cenotaphs of the royal family. A platform is there in the centre of the garden area where dance performances and recitals were organized. The original garden got damaged in the past but now it has been recreated again to captivate the attention of the visitors.

Nahargarh Fort

Standing tall overlooking the city of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is a monumental edifice built by Sawai Madho Singh in the eighteenth century. The fort is situated on Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) and Nahargarh means “abode of tigers”. Nahargarh fort along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort once formed a strong defense around the city of Jaipur. However, Nahargarh fort was also used as a summer retreat by the Jaipur kings considering that there are several palaces, temples and landscaped gardens within its complex. There is an extended wall at Nahargarh Fort which connects it to Jaigarh Fort.

The Madhavendra Palace is the hotspot attraction at the fort which has an opulent suite for the king and nine suites for his concubines. The Madhavendra palace looks spellbindingly magnificent and the walls of the suites are intricately designed with delicate fresco paintings.

Within the fort lies the famous Nahargarh Biological Park and a zoo that gives tourists a sneak peek into the wilderness of the regions like Asiatic lions and Bengal tigers. Another huge attraction is the Sculpture Park that has astounding pieces of sculpture on display at the Madhavendra Palace. The fort complex even has two restaurants that offer breathtaking views of the city below and serves zesty Indian cuisine.

History of Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1734. Interestingly, the fort was never attacked during the entire history. But, historical events in the eighteenth century like the signing of treaties with Maratha forces happened at the fort.

The fort also has another intriguing history attached to it. During the construction of the fort, something things strange used to happen every single day; whatever was built during the day used to collapse at night. The King believed that the construction work was hindered by the restless spirit of Rathore prince, Nahar Singh Bhomia.

So, based on the advice of astrologers, the king decided to build a temple devoted to him and also name the fort on his name to honor him. After doing so, the construction works of the fort went unhindered.

Architecture of Nahargarh Fort

The imposing Nahargarh Fort has been built in the Indo-European style of architecture and is decked up with scalloped archways, domed ceilings, and sprawling gardens. The tall exterior walls of the fort run for several kilometres and the main entrance of the fort, Padi Gate stands as a testimony to the magnificent architecture. The most prominent structure within the Nahargarh Fort is Madhavendra Bhawan aka Madhavendra Palace. This two-story palace was built by King Sawai Madho Singh for himself and his nine queens.

The palace features one majestic suite for the king himself and nine identical suites for his nine wives. The suites are lavish with bedrooms, lobby, kitchen, and a store. An open-air corridor connects all the suites. Interestingly, the suites are built in such a way that the king can visit one of his nine wives without the knowledge of the other eight wives.

Another amazing structure is the Diwan-i-Aam, which is a sprawling hall where the king addressed the grievances of his subjects. There are also two temples within Nahargarh Fort - one for the deity of Jaipur rulers and another one for Rathore prince, Nahar Singh Bhomia.

Central Park

Central Park in Jaipur acts as a natural oasis to enjoy lush greenery and fresh breezes amidst an otherwise bustling city. The garden is kept in a beautiful state with emerald green trees and blooming vegetation.

The park has a 5 kilometer long pathway for jogging and running. That is why, in the morning, you will see a lot of people jogging and walking on its beautiful trails. In fact, it is quite popular among locals for morning and evening walks. 

For those who want to watch birds, this is a perfect place to do so too, as the park sees thousands of migratory birds every year. You can also see some native birds here. In winters, Central Park is an attraction point for picnics - families can be seen having lots of fun eating and playing here.

The park is also famous among children. Flying discs, badminton and other fun games can be played here. Whenever the weather is pleasant, people come here to enjoy food and spend time in the lap of nature. 

There is no entry fee and you can spend as much time as you want in the park in the open hours. You can also bring your own food and enjoy it in the midst of lush greenery.

 If you are a photography enthusiast, make sure you carry your dslr/camera with you, especially if you are visiting the park in the morning. You will get a chance to capture the beautiful migratory birds in your photos, and enjoy their singing and dancing.

Central Park also serves as a house for a hi-tech nursery and a glass house that has inland and foreign variety of bamboo plants. A colorful bed of flowers is adorned by foreign aquatic plants that are found in the small ponds. 

These flower beds are really eye catching and attracts a lot of visitors. In addition to all the above mentioned floriculture sections, the wonderful water fountains add to the charisma of the beautiful atmosphere of this park. Also, parking facility is there in the park which is free of cost.

The central attraction of this park is the Indian National Flag that is 28 feet wide and 72 feet in length. With such dimensions, it claims to be one of the tallest tricolour of the country. 

Do visit this park for a rejuvenating session with nature. You'll be delighted with the sights that embellish this lovely place.

History of Central Park Jaipur:

Jaipur is a city that signifies the imperial culture and legacy of the state of Rajasthan. The wonderful sights of the pink city, including Central Park, draw in curious individuals from all over the world who want to learn about the rich history and legacy of the city. 

Like many other landmarks in the city, Central Park is the consequence of the delightful endeavors of old maharajas. In fact, it was a gift by the Jaipur Maharajas to the people of this city.

The marvelous park is built by Jaipur Development Authority and is the greatest park in Jaipur. Central park is created with very modern methodology.

This spot was officially presented on 21st January 2006 by the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje.

Jaipur is a city that signifies the imperial culture and legacy of the state of Rajasthan. The wonderful sights of the pink city, including Central Park, draw in curious individuals from all over the world who want to learn about the rich history and legacy of the city. 

Like many other landmarks in the city, Central Park is the consequence of the delightful endeavors of old maharajas. In fact, it was a gift by the Jaipur Maharajas to the people of this city.

The marvelous park is built by Jaipur Development Authority and is the greatest park in Jaipur. Central park is created with very modern methodology.

This spot was officially presented on 21st January 2006 by the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje.


Jawahar Circle

Crowned as the largest highway circular park in all of Asia, the Jawahar Circle Park in Jaipur is embedded with a number of attractions. From splendid jogging track to musical fountain, kiosks, rose gardens and more, the garden has several amenities that make it an instant attraction among tourists. 

The garden was developed by Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) in 2009 with the motive of attracting more tourists and allowing visitors to enjoy a serene experience in the middle of Rajasthan. 

Jawahar Circle is also a favorite destination for the people of Jaipur as their weekend getaway location. Apart from people visiting the park for morning and evening walks; picnic and casual visits to various regions of the Park including the musical fountain are much loved by tourists and the people of Jaipur. 

There are also several areas for kids to enjoy and have a time of their life which makes the garden an absolutely family-friendly place to visit. Additionally, there is a musical fountain show conducted by the garden authorities in the evening which is much enjoyed by tourists and localities here crowd to relish this fun event. 

All in all, with various activities and attractions for an entire family, the Jawahar Circle Park is a must-visit if you are in Jaipur.

Location: Jawahar Circle, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017

Price: INR 10 

Timing: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sunday - Saturday.

Jaipur Zoo

Home to a variety of wildlife creatures, birds and aquatic animals, the Jaipur Zoo is the perfect location for a weekend getaway trip with family and friends. Opened in 1877, the zoo is found near the Albert Hall Museum and holds a distinct collection of more than 50 species of animals and birds from around the globe. 

Additionally, the Zoo also holds a museum inside it's the premise. The museum depicts the history and the present of the wildlife of the state, Rajasthan. Presently, the zoo carries as many bird species as animals and as of 2018, it has been announced as a bird park as well. 

Thus, the zoo has been divided into two sections - The animal section and the other birds and reptile sections. The key animals in Zoo include a varied culture of Black Buck, Baboon, Hyena, Black Bear and Himalayan Bear including birds - White Ibis, Teeter, Peacock, Parrot, Crane, Vulture, Cockatoo, and Painted Stock among others. 

Furthermore, the zoo has also become a part of the conservation breeding program which was initiated by the Central Zoo Authority. The program stands to protect the dying species of animals including Gharial, Crocodile, and Cheetal and the inbreeding program has been slowly helping in the preservation of the same. 

All in all, the Jaipur zoo is a must-visit not just for animal enthusiasts but also for individuals who would love to spend some time learning about the vast variety of animal and bird species we are surrounded with.

Location: Jaipur Zoo, Museum Rd, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Ramniwas Bagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Winter) every day except Tuesday. 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (summer) every day except Tuesday. 

Price: INR 15 (Indian national) INR 150 (Foreign national).

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is a monumental fort located on the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, towering at an impressive height of 500m above sea level. The fort was constructed in 1726 by the famous Raja Jai Singh II as a means to fortify the Amer Fort. 

In fact, you can see an unobstructed view of Amer Fort and its complex from the Jaigarh Fort and also witness a breath-taking view of the green hills and lakes that surround the fort. It is one of the most distinctive historical monuments in the Jaipur area and has many unique features that make it unique. 

The largest canon in the world, which is called the Jaivana Cannon, can be found inside the premises. The canon was built inside the Jaigarh Fort itself and is said to have participated in many famous Rajput battles and wars. Other attractions inside the fort include the Vilas Mandir, the Aram Mandir, Laxmi Vilas and the Lalit Mandir. 

A unique feature of the fort is the lattice-work windows from where you can observe the expanse of the surrounding landscape and the large Persian garden which has four distinct parts. The original purpose of the Jaigarh Fort was to store arms, ammunition, armours and supplies for the Amer Fort in case of war.

It is now a significant historical monument itself, with visitors travelling from far and wide to get an insight into the rich culture and history of the Rajputs of Amer. The monument is approximately 3 kilometres long and stands at a width of 1 kilometre. 

Location: Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 302028

Timings: The fort is open every day, from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm. On Saturdays, the Jaigarh Fort remains open till 8:00 pm. 

Fee: The entry fee to the Jaigarh Fort is INR 35 for Indian nationals, while foreigners and tourists from outside the country have to pay INR 85 for entrance. 

Amer Fort

As you go footloose in the charming complex of the Amer fort made of pink and yellow sandstone, you will witness the regal finesse of Rajputanas. The majestic beauty resides in the pink city of Jaipur, bathing in charm atop the Cheel ka Teela(Hill of Eagles). 

The fort is a pearl on the crown of Jaipur. Over five thousand tourists visit the fort every day to bask in its royal splendour. The Amer fort has also been inducted into the UNESCO world heritage list along with five other forts of Rajasthan.

The fort is famous for the exquisite Hindu elements peaking through its architecture. The palace features large parapets and several intricately designed gateways that give it a stately vibe. Rajput ruler Raja Man Singh built the fort in 1592. 

The fort is a famous historical monument and a reflection of Rajputana style architecture. It is most famous for its elephant rides and the sound and light show that draws the tourists in thousands every day. The fort is a fine example of the creativity and craftsmanship of the Rajput artists and architects. Amer Fort is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan and says a lot about the state’s glorious past.

Location: It is located in the small town of Amer, which is about 11 km from Jaipur.

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm and from 6:30 pm to 9:15 pm.

Price: The entry fee is Rs. 500 per person for foreigners and Rs. 50 for Indians.

Amer fort elephant safari:  The elephant ride up the hill to the entrance of the fort is a thrilling experience. The trip costs Rs. 1100 for two people. It takes about 30 minutes for the elephant to trudge up the hill.

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  • Q. Which are the most popular resorts in Jaipur?

    Jaipur is known for its warm hospitality and luxurious resorts all over the country. Here are some of the best resorts in Jaipur which will surely give you once in a lifetime of experience. 

    1. Savista Resort - starting from INR 3600
    2. The Treehouse Resort - starting from INR 4400
    3. Lebua Resort - starting from INR 5530
    4. Sunrise Health Resort - starting from INR  3450
    5. Chokhi Dhani Resort - starting from INR 7049

  • Q. What are the must do things in Jaipur one can't afford to miss?

    Jaipur offers a number of fun activities that you can enjoy with your friends and family. Click here to see the complete guide of things you must do on your trip to Jaipur.

    1. Visit Amer Fort 
    2. Go for Village Jeep Safari
    3. Engage in Shopping at Jaipur
    4. Ride a cycle in the streets of Jaipur 
    5. Explore the wildlife at Nahargarh Sanctuary
    6. Safari in Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve

  • Q. Which are the best day tour packages of Jaipur?

    There is a lot that you can experience in the Pink City in a day! Here is the list of best day tours in Jaipur which will let you experience the city to the fullest. 

    1. Neemrana Flying Fox Adventure, Rajasthan
    2. Tour of the Amber Fort in Jaipur
    3. Jaipur Tour with Visit to Haathi Gaon
    4. Jaipur Cycling Tour: Explore Pink City on Pedals

  • Q. What can we do in Jaipur at night?

    The Pink City is equally enchanting at night as it stuns the tourists in the daytime. During the night, you can visit spectacular spots such as Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, and Amar Jawan Jyoti. Also, visit Club Naila to enjoy Jaipur's nightlife.

    You can otherwise relish a sumptuous dinner at the luxurious fine-dine restaurant such as 1135 AD, Bar Palladio, Suvarna Mahal, Chokhi Dhani, or Peacock Rooftop Restaurant.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Jaipur?

    The best time to plan your visit to Jaipur is between October and March, which is the winter season in Jaipur. The climate is pleasant throughout the day, and the temperature can drop down until 4°C at night. It is the peak season in Jaipur.

  • Q. How to reach Jaipur?

    By Road: All the major cities of India are conveniently linked to Jaipur. Also, Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) provides AC and non-AC Volvo bus services from Delhi to Jaipur.

    By Train: Train services are also easily accessible from all the big cities as well as small towns of India.

    By Air: Jaipur airport connects with all the metro and big cities of India like Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. Also, there are direct international flight services from Dubai, Sharjah, and Muscat. Other countries can board a flight to Delhi and can book train, bus, or cab service to reach the onward destination.

  • Q. How far is Jaipur from Delhi?

    Jaipur is at a distance of 268 km from Delhi. Thus, you can easily plan a road trip from Delhi to Jaipur. It'll take about 5 to 6 hours to reach Jaipur. By flight, the distance is 235 km, and you'll reach Jaipur in 1 hour.

  • Q. What is a famous food in Jaipur?

    Authentic Rajasthani cuisine is something not to miss during your Jaipur tour. You must savor the following:

    - Dal Baati Churma
    - Pyaaz Kachori
    - Gatte Ki Sabzi
    - Laal Maas
    - Mirchi Bada
    - Rajasthani Kadi, and
    - Gatte ki Pulao.

    In dessert relish delicacies like
    - Ghewar
    - Kulfi Faluda, and
    - Mawa Kachori.

  • Q. Is Jaipur safe for solo female travellers?

    As a solo woman traveller, you can roam freely in Jaipur that is a safe and secure city due to its iconic hospitality. Since most of the sites are highly crowded with tourists there is the least chance of any unwanted circumstances. Also, keep in mind solo travelling precautions to be on the careful side.

    You should save the cab number, hotel’s contact number, avoid isolated streets specifically in the night, and do not be over-friendly with strangers and drivers.