TOP 12 TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR 2021
Top 12 Tourist Palces To Visit In Jaipur (2020)
Khamagani!! Greeting in Rajasthani ,Rajasthan is a state which holds many shades and impressions of changing time, rulers and their heritage. On hearing the name of Rajasthan the first thing that comes in mind is of bravery and sacrifice. But apart from bravery, courage and battle there is another side of this beautiful state which is soft, full of love, the beauty of art, joy, greet & treat of guest and host culture and much more. The impression of all this even can be seen and felt today, that’s the reason Rajasthan is the number one Indian state showcasing and holding most unique values within.
If someone wants to experience the real essence of Rajasthan then the city which clicks the very first in mind is Jaipur. Famously known as ‘The Pink city’- Jaipur is nothing less than roaming in a dreamland. If you have ever dreamed of visiting a place having Royal Palaces, Forts, lifestyle, joy rides to do and much more then visit to Jaipur is for you. From Camel to Elephant ride, traditional ethnical experience to luxury, cuisines to shopping, business meeting to relaxation Jaipur travel visit will satisfy all your needs. If you are still confused about planning your visit to Jaipur then the below mentioned 25 Topmost must visit places and sightseeing of Jaipur will make clear your dilemma.
1. Amber Fort
Massive Amber Fort is the best place to start your day tour of Jaipur. Although the fort is 13 kms far from the main city but still the experience and aura the fort poses makes it among the best visiting place in Jaipur. The fort was built by Raja Mansingh in 1592 AD and later extended and renovated by Raja Jai Singh I. Elephant ride around the fort is the prime highlight of Amer’s visit. The elephant ride starts from the parking and will take you up to the main entrance gate of the fort. You can also choose an option of Zeep ride to reach the fort. Although the option of going to the fort by walk is always there to enjoy the beauty scattered around. Maota Lake spread around the gigantic forts to enrich its charm. The fort is huge and you will require around 3 hours to explore it. To help you understand the fort better audio guides are available.
- Foreigners: INR 200 for adults, INR 100 for students (inclusive of entry & camera)
- Indians: INR 25 for adults, INR 10 for students (inclusive of entry and camera)
- Elephant rides: INR 900 for 2 people
- Amber by Night: INR 100 per person
- Light & Sound Show: INR 200 for English show, INR 100 for Hindi show
- Fort: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Light & Sound Show: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (English), 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Elephant rides: 9:00 am – 11:30 am, on first come first serve basis.
2. City Palace
Among the numerous sightseeing places, City Palace tops the list among the most visited and amazing sites of Jaipur. The Palace is a grand complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings which are a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The Palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 to 1732 AD. The Royal Family still lives here. There is a small museum inside the Palace that showcases the royal costumes, weapons and some other artifacts. Nowdays you can also see the Palace at night and can see the outstanding sound and light show.
Chandra Mahal is the most impressive building of the city Palace. Chandra Mahal is a seven-storied building and each building is given specific names such as Sukh Niwas, Ranga Mahal, Pritam Mahal etc.
- Foreigners: INR 350 for adults
- Indians: INR 75 for adults
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
3. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is one of the top tourist place in Jaipur. It is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal. Jantar Mantar is one of the 5 astronomical observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II present in India and also the largest one. Jantar means device or Yantra and Mantra means calculation. It has around 15 different astronomical Yantras but the most noticeable is the big Sun Yantra or the Samrat Yantra. This device can show the accurate time and is even operational today. Rashivalyas Yantra, Dakshina Yanta, Disha Yanta, Unnathmasa Yantra, Raj Yantra are among some of the other Yantras. Visit Jaipur always remains incomplete without the visit of Jantar Mantar.
Entry Timing: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
- Foreigners: INR 200 for adults & INR 100 for Students.
- Indians: INR 50 for adults & 15 for Students.
4. Hawa Mahal
The Palace of wind ‘Hawa Mahal’ is another the beautiful most structure that will pulls your eyes towards it. The structure was constructed in 1799 and have 5 floors that contain rows of small windows called Jharokhas and screen. The beautiful red and pink sandstone Palace looks like a 5 story Pyramid. Wind used to flow through these windows and hence derived its name as Hawa Mahal. It is said that the wind Palace was built so the women of the Royal Family can see the hustle and bustle of the street through these windows without being noticed. The main architect of the Hawal Mahal was Ustad Lal Chand and the motivation behind the architect is crown of Lord Krishna. There is a small museum that exhibits ancient artifacts related to the Rajputana lifestyle. One can have an excellent view of the city from Hawa mahal.
- Foreigners: INR 50 for adults
- Indians: INR 10 for adults
Visiting hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
5. Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Museum is one of the most important sightseeing places to visit in Jaipur. The museum is also the oldest one in the state and has unique collections. The museum is built in Indo European architecture. The design of the Albert Museum is quite similar to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The construction of the Hall was laid by Sawai Ram Singh II. The Foundation stone of the Albert Museum was laid during the visit of Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876.
The museum has around 19000 historical objects like meatal work, ivory, jewellery, textile, pottery, wooden carved objects, arms, weapons, scientific and zoological objects, tribal costumes and much more. The thing which will pull your eye is the Egyptian Mummy that belongs to the Ptolemaic Epoch. Albert Hall Museum is a must-visit site and is enough to amaze you with its huge collection of unique artifacts.
Timing: 9:00 AM – 5:00PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily).
- Foreigners: INR 300 for adults INR 150 for Students.
- Indians: INR 40 for adults & INR 20 for Students.
6. Birla Temple
The Marvelous temple built by the Birla group of Industries in 1988 and is dedicated to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu & Mata Laxmi. The temple is built on the land given to the Birla Family by Maharaja. Birla Temple is made of pure white marble and is a delight to see. The atmosphere around the temple is so calm and peaceful. The temple attracts the massive flock of people during the Janmashtmi, festival of celebration of birth of the Lord Shri Krishna. The night view of the temple is stunning and a glimpse is worth watching during full moon nights.
Entry Free: No Entry Fees.
Visiting hours: 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Daily).
7. Jal Mahal Palace
At a distance of 11 kms from the main city, there is Jal Mahal or Water Palace. The palace is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and is like a Palace of some fairy tale. The view around the lake is so beautiful. During the regal age the Lake used to be the favorite picnic spot for the Royal family and duck hunting. Jal Mahal is one of the top amazing sites to visit in Rajasthan and Jaipur was built by Sawai Madho Singh 1 in the 18th century. The purpose behind the construction was to built a summer Palace resort for his family and guests. The building is a perfect blend of Rajputana and Mughal architecture. It is 5 storied palace out of which 4 remains underwater when the water level of the lake raises up. The palace gives a stunning look in the evening. The lake around the palace also invites many migratory birds and enhances the grace of the visit.
- 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM.
- Open 24 Hours on Wednesday.
- 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Sunday.
- Foreigners: INR 50 for adults.
- Indians: INR 10 for adults.
8. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is located on the rocky ridge of the Aravali Hills and is the ideal place to have the panoramic view of Jaipur city. The fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and was originally named Sudarshangarh. The fort was built to tighten the security in the region. There is a story that the development of the fort was hindered by the spirit of Rathore ruler, Nahar Singh Bhomia. However, the spirit of the Nahar Singh was pacified later by holy rituals and constructing a temple dedicated to him in the fort. The fort is constructed in Indo European style and is magnificent. The fort looks marvelous during the night when the light lit up. There are several temples and beautiful constructions inside the fort. The impression of the past can still be seen through its structures in the fort.
- Foreigners: INR 50 for adults, INR 25 for students
- Indians: INR 20 for adults, INR 5 for students
Visiting hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
9. Jaigarh Fort
Among the famous places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan Jaigarh fort comes in the top ten list. The fort is massive and beautiful. Jaigarh fort is situated on the Cheel Ka Teela of the Aravali range. The fort is situated 500 m above the Amer Fort and provides an outstanding view of Amber Palace and Maota Lake around. The fort has many palaces, complexes, towers but the thing which will pull your sight of sure is the Jaivana Cannon. The cannon was manufactured itself in the fort in 1720 and is the world’s largest cannon on Wheels. There is a museum inside the Fort premises which display of swords, guns, shields, cannonball, handmade grenades and rockets. Watchtower of the Jaigarh Fort is the highest point and gives a panoramic view of Jaipur city and around.
- Indians: INR 35
- Foreigners: INR 85
Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
10. Akshardham Temple
Situated at a distance of 6.5 kms from the Jaipur city, Akshardham Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. The temple is known for its supreme architecture, splendid idols, scripture and supreme carving. The Greenery around and having a taste of pure veg treat at the Temple food hut is worth to experience. The temple is a popular tourist attraction of Jaipur. The temple was constructed by Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swami Narayan Sansthan, 7 Ft Gold Murti of Shri Swami Narayan, Vibhuti mandapam and Prasadi mandapam showing the relics of holy Shri Swami Narayan are the prime highlights of the temple.
Entrance Fees: No Entry Fees.
The responsibility of showcasing the rich Rajasthan culture, its traditions, dance forms and art is very well maintained by Chokhi Dhani. It is one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Since 1994 the resort tourist theme village is serving the Indian and international guests very well. The place is 20 kms from the Jaipur city and is a calm place beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. The traditional Rajasthani theme village provides the real chance to explore the unique culture and cuisines of the state in its original form. There are several activities like cultural dance and music, dining, Pottery making, puppet dance etc in the village which makes the tourists spellbound. Occasionally a mini-village fair also held here. Apart from the theme village Chokhi Dhani is a luxury resort that gives a supreme Accommodation experience with a traditional feel to the guests staying here.
Timing: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Daily.
- ADULT – INR 750 PP.
- CHILD – INR 400 PP. (Height : 2’5” Feet – 3’5” Feet)
12. Jaipur Shopping
During the visit of Jaipur one thing that no one should miss the shopping. Being the traditional city and king of gems Jaipur gives you a wide range of shopping experiences. There are several market places famous according to their specialize shopping variety. Johri Bazaar comes at first and is famous for Jewellery and clothes, Tripoli Bazaar-Famous for Jewellery & variety of Bangles, Chandpole Bazar-Famous for carving made of marbles, handicraft & handloom, Kishanpole-textile goods, Nehru Bazar-beautiful clothes and textile. Likewise Bapu Bazar, Sireh deori, etc. there are lots of other markets which give a great shopping experience.
Mr. Vikas Sharma holds (Masters in Tourism Management from BHU, Diploma International Tourism from KUK & Yogacharya from Uttarakhand ). He has more than a decade of work and writing experience in the field of Travel & Tourism in Top shot company of India. He developed his hobby of writing and is been engaged in writing fruitful content on travel, education, spirituality and yoga.