Top 15 Places to visit In Jaipur – Jaipur Tourism

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:

By Rail:

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.

By Road:

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.

By Air:

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’.


Amber Fort Jaipur
Amber Fort Jaipur | Photo by A.Savin (Free Art License)

Entry:

  • 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

Visiting hours:

  • 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.


Jaigad Fort Jaipur
Jaigad Fort Jaipur | Photo by Ameya Clicks(CC BY-SA 4.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


Madhavendra Palace Nahargarh Fort
Madhavendra Palace| Photo by Chicklu (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


City Palace Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur | Photo by Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


The Jal Mahal
The Jal Mahal| Photo by Ramil Arora (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Psychocadet | Photo by Hawa Mahal Jaipur (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


Birla mandir jaipur
Birla Mandir | Photo by Arjuncm3 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Entry: Free

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.


Shree Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur Rajasthan
Shree Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur | Photo by Siddharth429 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Entry: Free

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.


Galtaji Temple Jaipur
Galtaji Temple | Photo by pradeep kumar (CC BY 3.0)

Entry: Free

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


Choki Dhani Jaipur
Choki Dhani | Photo by Ashwin Kumar (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Entry:

  • 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

11. Elefantastic:

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.


Elefantastic Jaipur
Elefantastic Jaipur | Photo by Christopher Porter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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.


Albert Hall Jaipur
Albert Hall, a monument in Jaipur| Photo by Nupur (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur | Photo by Marcin Białek (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Entry:

  • 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.


Sisodia Rani ka Bagh jaipur
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh jaipur| Photo by Mangesh Kalelkar (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Entry: Free

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

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Entry: Free

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
Mobile: 9314440145
Email: [email protected] 
Direction(Google Maps): https://goo.gl/84BuRU
Book Online: http://rtdc.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/Client/HotelDetails.aspx?HotelID=JaipurGangaur
Name: Jaipur RSHCL
Address: Jai Singh circle, Banipark, Jaipur
Contact Person: Mr Prabhu dayal
Contact No: 0141-2204491
Mobile: 9414457332
Email: [email protected]
Direction(Google Maps): https://goo.gl/tBwVyK
Book Online: http://rtdc.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/Client/HotelDetails.aspx?HotelID=JaipurAshokRSHCL

Nearby Attractions:

  • 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)

Place Details:

Name: Jaipur
Name in Hindi: जयपुर
Established and Founded By: 1727 by Jai Singh II
Language: Hindi and Rajasthani
Location: Rajasthan, India
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/

CONTACT INFORMATION:

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,
M.I.Road., Jaipur
Tel.: 0141-5155100,5110593
[email protected]

JAIPUR
Tourist Reception Centre
Paryatan Bhawan, Khasa Kothi Hotel Campus, M.I.Road.
Tel.: 0141-5110598
[email protected]

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