Jaipur, The pink city is also known as desert capital of India is always delightful and relaxing to visit because o its vibrant colours, chivalry and valour of Rajput kings and city historic monuments. Established by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amber, Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist cities of India because of its immoral vibes of history palaces that are inseparable from the existence of the city.
How to Reach Jaipur:
Jaipur is well connected to every part of India through easily book in buses, trains or flights. So it is quite easy to reach up to the place. Let’s discuss the routes in detail:
There are numerous trains that connect Jaipur to various major other cities. Gandhinagar and Durgapura, these are the two stations there including Jaipur Main Railway Station. Few trains stop to these stations while every train stops to Jaipur Main Railway Station.
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) provides the buses at about every half an hour connecting Jaipur and Delhi. In Jaipur, you can take the bus from Narayan Singh Circle or the main Sindhi Camp bus stand.
The domestic terminal of Jaipur Airport is located at 7 km, Sanganer and international terminal is situated at 10 km from the city.
Best Time to visit Jaipur: Best time to visit is during the month of October – March
Top 15 Tourist Attractions In Jaipur:
Admire the Medieval period of Rajputs and their Royality with these top 15 tourist attractions of Jaipur:
1. Amber Fort:
Amber fort is located around 11 km away from Jaipur and is visited by a number of visitors every year. It was built by Raja Man Singh I in 16thcentury, it emphasis outstanding ivory and sandalwood work of the ‘Sukh Niwas’. A number of Bollywood movies have been shoot there such as ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Jodha Akbar’ and ‘Veer’.
- Foreigners Charges: INR 200 for adults and INR 100 for students (inclusive of entry & camera)
- Indians: Charges INR 25 for adults, INR 10 for students (inclusive of entry and camera)
- Elephant rides Charge: INR 900 for 2 people
- Amber by Night Charge: INR 100 per person
- Light & Sound Show Charge: INR 200 for English show, INR 100 for Hindi show
- Fort Timings: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Light & Sound Show Timings: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (English), 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Elephant ride Timings: 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Also, Prior bookings are not allowed at this place
2. Jaigarh Fort:
Spread across 3 km. in length and 1 km. in width, Jaigarh fort was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The magnificent structure of the fort was built mainly to protect Amber Fort and Jaipur city from attack of invaders. It is also known as the ‘Fort of Victory’. The grand fort cannot be missed by you when you visit for Jaipur Sight Seeing with your family.
- Indians: INR 35
- Foreigners: INR 85
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
3. Nahargarh Fort:
Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century and is known for its enchanting sunset views overlooking the entire Jaipur city. The exquisite artwork and craftsmanship of Rajputs can be seen by ‘Madhavendra Bhavan’ inbuilt inside the fort. The various famous songs such as ‘Masti ki Pathshala’ song from the Bollywood movie, ‘Rang De Basanti’ have been shoot at this fort. This makes the fort even more popular among the visitors.
- Foreigners Charges: INR 50 for adults and INR 25 for students
- Indians Charges: INR 20 for adults and INR 5 for students
Visiting hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
4. City Palace:
The rich example of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture can be seen in the famous tourist spot, City Palace. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the 19th century. The Chandra Mahal inside the City Palace still serves as the royal home for the royal families of Jaipur. Many parts of the city palace has been converted into museum showing antique collection of armours, costumes, carriages and much more ancient things.
- Foreigners: INR 350 for adults
- Indians: INR 75 for adults
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
5. Jal Mahal:
Jal Mahal popularly known as ‘Water Palace’ is situated right at the center of ‘Man Sagar Lake’. It was built about 300 years back by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh. Because of its mesmerizing beauty, it grabs hearts of photography lovers. The 5-storey architecture with 4 storeys beneath the surface of water depicts a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles.
- Foreigners: INR 50
- Indians: INR 10
- Camel Rides: INR 150
Visiting hours: One cannot go inside the fort. You can marvel the spot whenever you would like to.
6. Hawa Mahal:
Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. It is very near to ‘City palace’. Royal Ladies were not allowed to talk to strangers as there was ‘Purdah system’ at that time. So for the ease of the royal ladies to have a glance over the city activity and carnival going on the city, this famous monument was created.
- Foreigners: INR 50 for adults
- Indians: INR 10 for adults
Visiting hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
7. Birla Mandir:
Built in 1988 by the famous industrialist family of Birlas, Birla Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. This is also know as ‘Laxmi Narayan Temple’. It has carvings of the scenes of mythology and quotes from Gita and is built by pure white marble.
Visiting hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8. Govindji Temple:
Govindji Temple is most revered temples of Krishna outside Vrindavan and is situated in the complex of City Palace. The position of the temple is set in such a manner that the king could get a straight, direct view of the Lord Krishna from Chandra Mahal. There is a lot of gathering during Mangal Aarti, Janmashtmi and Holi.
Aarti timings at Govind Dev Ji temple: 4:30 am – 5:00 am, 7:30 am – 8:45 am, 9:30 am – 10:15 am, 11:00 am – 11:30 am, 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm, 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
9. Galtaji Temple (Galta Monkey Temple):
Located from 10 km away from the main city, Jaipur, Galtaji is another top sight seeking destination in the list. It was built by the attendant of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Diwan Rao Kriparam in the late 19th century. It is also named as ‘Monkey Temple’ because of the monkey roaming all around in the temple campus. Its magnificent Haveli kinds of architecture amaze people.
Opening Hours: It will be better to get inside the temple late afternoons.
10. Choki Dhani:
If you want to see the real beauty of rajasthani culture and food fonds, then choki dhani is the place to go. One can find a lot of Rajasthan deeds there, such as Traditional Rajasthan food, puppet shows, folk music, and traditional dance performances
- Dining Cost of Traditional Rajasthani: INR 600 for adults and INR 350 for kids
- Dining Cost of AC Royal Rajasthani: INR 800 for adults and INR 500 for kids
Visiting hours: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Elefantastic is an elephant farm which is located in Amber town where one gets to know about their medicines, treatment, diet and other amazing facts about these creatures. You can enjoy other fun activities as well with these creatures such as a ride on the back of the elephants, can enjoy a shower play with these animals, can paint and decorate them with natural colours and even feed them with their favorite food.
Entry: INR 80 per person charged for farm entry and INR 3,500 per person charged for Elephant Safari
Visiting hours: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
12. Albert Hall Museum:
Albert Hall Museum is a central Museum which is located inside the ‘Ram Niwas Garden’ was founded by Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, in the year 1876. The museum consists of ancient materials like musical instruments, paintings, carpets, weapons, metal and wood craft items, and costumes and jewellery of royal families of Rajasthan.
- Foreigners: INR 150
- Indians: INR 20
Visiting hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
13. Jantar- Mantar:
Jantar- Mantar was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1738. It is considered as one of the most astronomical heritage of the city. There is a huge Samrat yantra sundial- which is used to calculate time is one of the major attractions of Jantar Mantar.
- Foreigners: INR 200 for adults, INR 100 for students
- Indians: INR 40 for adults, INR 15 for students
Visiting hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
14. Sisodia Rani Bagh:
Sisodia Rani Bagh was built in year 1728 is a symbol of eternal love between Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and Rani Sisodia Jai Singh. It is located at about 10 km away from Jaipur. It shows the reflection of Mughal Architecture with lush green view and embedded paintings displaying the eternal love of Radha and Krishna.
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
15. Central Park:
Central Park is the largest park in Jaipur that consists of Stone stats, temple, 206-feet national flag, Musical fountain and a wide 5 km area for jogging. It is going to be turned into theme park soon by Jaipur Development Authority
Visiting hours: Open 24 x 7
Where to Stay in Jaipur:
You can look over to some of the exotic hotels from Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (RTDC), which are as follows:
|Name:||Hotel Gangaur RTDC|
|Address:||Near All India Radio Station.Jaipur, Rajasthan
Contact Person: Sh. Shivram Jatoliya
Contact No :0141-2371641,23
Email: [email protected]
|Address:||Jai Singh circle, Banipark, Jaipur
Contact Person: Mr Prabhu dayal
Contact No: 0141-2204491
Email: [email protected]
- Chand Bawri, Step Well: (about 95km away from Jaipur)
- Ranthambore, Rajasthan: (about157km away)
- Fatehpur Sikri: (about 187 km away)
- Bhangarh Fort: (about 54 km away)
- Bharatpur National Park: (about 174 km away)
- Salasar Dham: (about 139 km away.
- Nawalgarh: (about 145 km away).
- Neemrana: (about 168 km away).
- Sariska Wildlife Santuary: (about 79 km away)
- Kesroli: (about109 km away)
- Shekhawati: (about 122 km away)
|Name in Hindi:||जयपुर|
|Established and Founded By:||1727 by Jai Singh II|
|Language:||Hindi and Rajasthani|
|Elevation||431 m (1,414 ft)|
|Distance from Delhi:||269.4 km (4 hours 50 minutes)|
|Distance from Agra:||238.7 km (4 hours)|
|Best Time to visit Jaipur:||October – March|
|Official Website:||http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/ and http://rtdc.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/|
For more info or on any inquiry you can contact Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation at the below address:
DIRECTORATE OF TOURISM
Paryatan Bhawan, Khasa Kothi Hotel Campus,
Tourist Reception Centre
Paryatan Bhawan, Khasa Kothi Hotel Campus, M.I.Road.
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