Jaipur- “The Pink City Of India”: 19 Top Tourist Attractions And Famous Places To Visit

The top attractions in Jaipur are palaces related to the kings before independence, their historical forts, luxurious hotels in the mahals, waterparks, stadiums, camel safaris, and sand dunes. There are many palaces and forts to visit like Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, and Jaigarh Fort. The other famous places in Jaipur are Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Birla Mandir, Chokhi Dhani, Fun Kingdom, waterparks, and Jaldhara.

19 Best Places To Visit In Jaipur

  1. Amber Palace

Amber Palace is also known as Amber Fort or Amer Fort. It is located in Devisingh Pura, Amer town of Jaipur state of Rajasthan, India.  It is a 16th-century hilltop fort and palace. The Palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additional work was done by Sai Jai Singh. The architecture of the Amber Palace is of Indo – Mughal type. The Amber palace overlooks the Matao Lake which was the main source of water for the fort. The distance of Amber Palace from Jaipur is 16 km away. The time of the Amber Palace is from 8 am to 6 pm every day and that of the light show is from 7 pm to 9 pm.  

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2. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is also known as the ”Palace of The Winds”.  It is located at Badi Choupad, JDA Market, Jaipur, India. The Mahal is the extension of the Royal City palace extended to Zanana or the Women’s chamber. It is made of red and pink sandstones. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1791. It has a unique architecture with 953 windows incorporated into the honeycomb design. The window was providing the outside world for the royal women and kept the palace cool and airy. The time of Hawa Mahal is from 9 am to 4.30 pm every day.

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3. City Palace

City Palace is located at Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, DAP Market, Jaipur, Rajasthan.  The city palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. Now it is a museum of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and home of the royal family. The palace has a main building, restaurant, courtyard, and office of the Museum Trust. The owner of the City palace is Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh. The architecture of the city palace is of Mughal Type. The time of the City palace is from 9.30 am to 5 pm. The distance of the City palace from Hawa Mahal is 1.1 km.

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4. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is also known as “Water Palace”. The most beautiful architecture of Jal Mahal is a top tourist attraction in Jaipur. This historical palace is in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur.  The palace was originally constructed in 1699. It is a spectacular structure in Jaipur. The architecture of Jal Mahal is of Rajput – Mughal type. The material used to build the Jal Mahal is red sandstone. The Jal Mahal is located at a distance of 4 km from Jaipur. The depth of the water is 4.5 meters.

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5. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is a historical landmark in Jaipur located in the Aravalli Hills, Jaipur of Rajasthan, India. The fort is overlooking the city of Jaipur. The three forts Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort formed the strong defense ring for Jaipur. The Nahargarh Fort is the highest among the three forts. It was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II to retreat for the hunting expedition of royal families. The time of the fort is from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

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 6. Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace is a 5-star hotel located at Bhawani Singh Road, Rambagh, Jaipur. It was built in 1835. Earlier it was a resident of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh and his wife. It has 76 luxurious rooms and suites. It has a restaurant offering fine dining, multi-cuisine and Indian dishes. The rate of the room is 35000 INR per day. It is the first preference of the celebrities for the wedding. The wedding cost of the Rambagh palace is from 60,00,000 to 90,00,000 INR. It has a beautiful garden and architecture.

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7. Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is a hilltop historical fort with the Museum in Jaipur. It is located at Cheel ka Teela of the Aravali range. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1726 to overlook the Amer Fort and Maota Lake. The fort was named after Maharaja Jai Singh. During the Mughal dynasty, the Jaigarh Fort becomes the emperor’s main cannon fort. It was believed that a large cache of Mughal treasure was hidden inside the fort. During the emergency, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi send an army to hunt gold but was not found after a survey of 3 months.

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8. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is an open-space observatory with a collection of 19 Astronomical Instruments. It was built by Maharaja Sawai jai Singh in 1734. It is declared a UNESCO world heritage site. It has the world’s largest stone sundial. It is located at Gangori Bazaar, JDA Market, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The time of the Jantar Mantar is from 9 am to 5 pm. It is near to Hawa Mahal.

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9. Jaipur Stepwell

 Jaipur Stepwells are historical landmarks in Jaipur. The step-wells were built by Maharaja Jaising in the 16th century to preserve the rainwater from the seasonal monsoon. The step-wells have beautiful ornate carvings. Some of the famous step wells in Jaipur are Nahargarh Stepwell and Rajeshwar Mahadeo Bawari.  The best stepwell is Chand Bawari in Abhaneri at a distance of 19 km from Jaipur. It is the largest stepwell among all. Rana Meena Kund has square stairs on all sides.

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10. Bazaar Shopping in Jaipur

Jaipur Bazaars are the places for shopping for local Crafts, Jewelry, Bangles, Handcrafts, Bags, Textiles, colored clothes, and pottery. Some of the famous bazaars in Jaipur are Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Chandpole Bazaar, Kishanpole Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, and Tibbati Bazaar. The trip to Jaipur is not completed without shopping in the Bazaars.

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11. Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum is located at Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur. It is the oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan. The Museum is famous for its architectural beauty. It has a number of murals painted by Parisian painters. The Museum has a rich collection of paintings, jewelry, carpets, ivory, vessels, stones, figurine, and salvers with zodiac signs. The main attraction of the museum is the 1200-year-old  Egyptian Mummy. The time of the Museum is from 9 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm.  

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12. Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple located at Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur. Birla Mandir is also known as Lakshmi Narayan temple. The Birla Mandir was constructed by the DM Birla Foundation in 1988. It is a beautiful white marble structure in Jaipur. The Mandir is surrounded by a lush green garden and flowers on all sides. The Mandir is visited by thousands of devotees every day. The time of the mandir is from 8 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.

13. Kisan Bagh Sand Dunes

Kisan Bagh Sand Dunes is the first desert park in India. Kisan Bagh is located at B2, Bypass Road, Shipra Path, RIICO Industrial Area, Mansarovar, Jaipur India. It is spread over 30 acres of land.  The project by Pradip Krishen. The distance of the Kishan Bagh from Jaipur is 7.4 km.

14. Jaldhara

Jaldhara is a Water Theme park in Jaipur. The meaning of Jaldhara in English is a small narrow river. The time of the Jaldhara is 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. To visit the Jaldhara entry fees of INR 10 are required. It is located near Shiksha Sankul Gate, JLN Marg, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur. The amazing water park has a water slider, rain dance, and, a wave pool. Its man-made waterfall stands at a height of 25 feet and spans over an area of 150 feet. It is a popular spot, for tourists and locals. You can see more photos and images of Jaldhara on Instagram.

15. Waterparks in Jaipur

Jaipur is famous for its forts and history. But there are a number of amazing and awesome waterparks for enjoyment and fun. The best waterparks in Jaipur are Mast Waterpark, Krishna Waterpark, The South Waterpark, Imagica Waterpark, Hotel Mauj Mahal Waterpark, Hotel Apano, and Pink Perl Waterpark. Mauj Mahal Waterpark is one of the most renowned waterparks in Jaipur.   The waterparks in Jaipur are the best place to beat the summer heat.

16. Jaipur Stadium

The name of the cricket stadium in Jaipur is Sawai Mansingh Stadium. It was named after the Sawai Mansingh II The former maharaja of the state. The IPL cricket matches are played here. The ticket price for IPL varies from INR 1000 to 1400 depending on the stands. It is also called the SMS stadium. It is India’s second-largest stadium and third-largest stadium in the world. This home is the main home of the Rajasthan Royals team. The stadium is situated in Ramgagh Circle, Jaipur, India.

17. Fun Kingdom

Fun Kingdom is an amusement park in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is situated in Mansarovar in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and is spread over 18 acres of land. Inside the park, there are many attractions for all aged people. The entry fee for the Fun Kingdom is INR 500 for children and INR 700 for adults. There are unlimited rides in one payment. The park offers world-class services to guests from all over the country and the globe. It is just 12 km away from Jaipur railway station. The time of the kingdom is from 11 pm to 7.00 pm for all days. It gets crowded during the summer season to beat the heat.

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18. Chokhi Dhani – Best Of Traditional Rajasthan

Chokhi Dhani is a tourist attraction in Jaipur. It is a heritage hotel and ethnic resort in Jaipur. Chokhi Dhani is a great place for entertainment of Rajasthan culture, food, and hospitality. It is the perfect place to see and experience everything in a compact setting. There are Kalbelia dancers like Jaisalmer or Jodhpur and Koftgiri metalwork like Mewar. It offers accommodations, dining, activities, and facilities. The entry fee for Chokhi Dhani for children is INR 700 and INR 1000 for adults. The distance of Chokhi Dhani from Jaipur is 20 km. It is worth place to visit. This mock village is a

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19. Camel Safari

Camel safari in Jaipur is one of the main attractions for tourist visiting Rajasthan. To sit on the camel and move around is an enjoyable and charming thing. A camel ride around the historical monuments is one of the best ways to explore the Pink City of Rajasthan. It is available at Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal, and other places. A typical camel safari in Jaipur is where you will be taken to the places like Madhogarh Village, Kalwara Village, and Tunga Battlefield.

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I hope the information in the article will be useful to you for planning a trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan of India.

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