Jaipur sightseeing, wow whenever the name come to mind, the only thing clicks which is beauty, yes doesn’t matter you have been to Jaipur or not. But the Jaipur city itself is a landmark of beauty, sacrifice, heritage, bravery, culture and much more among all.
I belong to Jaipur, and I can say I didn’t been to any of the city in India like this and its heritage always attracts not only me but almost all the visitors who are visiting the city.
There are lots of attractions of Jaipur sightseeing which are the all-time favorite, and amongst them, we will explore each one by one today.
Nahargarh Fort: This is one of the best appealing places of Jaipur sightseeing especially for youth, as the place is having so much to fun; altogether view of the Jaipur city from here is phenomenal. The fort is situated on the top of the hills at above 600 ft. The fort has a museum and now serves the visitors as a hotel as well.” Padav” restaurant is also one of the best to have fun on the top with snakes and liquor. One of the famous film Rang De Basanti, Aamir Khan fame, have shooted lots of scenes here and one of them the song was “lose control”. So whenever you plan to visit Jaipur, don’t miss out to visit this one of the happening places of Jaipur sightseeing tour.
Timings: 10:00 hrs to 18:00 Hrs
Ticket charges: 50/INR Indian
The other attraction is also near to Nahargarh fort and in fact, falls first if you start your journey towards Nahargarh fort from Amer road, Yes we are talking about one of the famous and fabulous attractions of Jaipur sightseeing which is……… Jaigarh.
Jaigarh Fort: The place itself is one of the beauties of Jaipur, and situated on the hills. This was built in 1734. The monument is still looking cool and lives with various equipment showcased in the museum which reminds the story of the brave lifestyle. “Jai Baan” world’s biggest canon on the wheels placed here, build at some stage in the supremacy of Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh.
Timing: 9:00 hrs to 16:30 Hrs
Ticket: 25/INR for Indian
The next destination of Jaipur Sightseeing is Amer Fort, which is also a very desired location of Jaipur tour so let’s get started to explore.
Amer Fort: The fort is situated in Amer, Jaipur, it is basically a town covering almost 4km and far 11 kms from Jaipur, it also located on high hills and one of the best attractions of Jaipur sightseeing. The fort has known for its artistic style elements, the fort front look surrounded by a lake called” Maotha” which was earlier the source of water supply to the town, but in the recent years, it has become a commercial usage as boating and others.
The fort has constructed with red sandstone and marble and distributed to four levels followed by “Diwane-aam” a hall is dedicated to public audience, “Diwane- Khaas”, Hall for private audience followed by “Sheesh Mahal” Mirror Palace and Sukh Niwas where a cool climate created artificially through winds that bluster over water pour within the place.
Goddess Shila Devi Temple is also one of the attractions of Amer fort which become crowded during Navratri, A festival before a month of Deepawali where 9 days has been dedicated to goddess Shila Devi, Devotees from all over India comes here and take the blessing during the holy days.
The other attraction of Amer is Elephant ride, which is most popular among Indian visitors as well as foreigners, where visitors have to spend 2-3 hundred bucks to enjoy the ride.
The next attraction is not only a visiting place but also a wonder of Jaipur.
Yes, you are right if you are guessing the same what I am? Yes, we are talking about “Jal Mahal”.
Jal Mahal: The Jal Mahal is one of the Rajputana architectural showcases which surrounded by the water and situated in the middle of the Man Sagar lake. It’s on the way to Amer from Jaipur city and creates a very attractive viewpoint for visitors to stop here and enjoy.
The majestic scenario makes the area most happening and possibly the best place for a shootout. The Jal Mahal has only viewable for visitors from the main road as this has restricted to travel inside the palace due to unorthodox or unavailable way to reach the middle of the lake.
The boat riding also stopped fa ew years back, hence elephant and camel ride either available for visitors to enjoy, roadside food vendors are available to make your trip little joyful.
The Jalmahal means Water Palace if we translate it to English, the palace was built by Maharaja Madho Singh in 1750, the moto behind this was little surprise as it was built for duck hunting, later his son renovated the palace interior and exterior.
Now let’s move to our next destination for Jaipur sightseeing tour which is the heart of Jaipur.
Any guesses, Yes it is Hawa Mahal, so let’s move to explore it.
Hawa Mahal: The Hawa Mahal is one of the examples of the great architect from Rajputana culture. The palace was made in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
The five floored stunning semi-octagonal memorial having 152 windows with hanging balconies, the monument was build considering some entertainment for Rajputana ladies to have some glimpse from below street. Now it becomes a well laid out museum. Its outer view can be viewed from Badi Chopar and attracts the visitors towards its beauty.
Time: 9 to 16:30 hrs
The Next destination of our Jaipur Sightseeing journey is Jantar Mantar, well as its name itself clarifying that this monument is based on some of the physics or mathematical calculations.
So let’s check out without any delay
Jantar Mantar: The Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2 who at the very earlier age of his life fascinated from the movement of the celestial substances.
The instruments were made of stones at a very large structure. To ensure accuracy, the structures were first made out of wood and when the measurement was adjusted.
After being perfect dimension structure, the construction was replicated in stones to give the audience the splendid monument.
It is featured in the world’s largest sundial, it is situated near City Palace, The monument allows the visitors to experience the astronomical position from naked eyes.
The monument is the best example of architectural modernism.
Timing: 9 to 16:30 Hrs
Our next target is one of the most beloved place, which you can imagine the heart of Jaipur Rajputana history. Yes we are talking about the royal palace the “City Palace”
The City palace is a royal palace of Jaipur as it is still a residence of royal family. The palace basically having two parts, one is “Chandra mahal” & second is “Mubarak Mahal”. The Chandra Mahal palace now converted into a museum; however, the Mubarak Mahal is still a royal residence.
The palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh second. The fusion of the palace is inspired by mughal and Rajputana architecture.
The city palace structure is spread over a large area of the old city having garden, temple, buildings, courtyards and museum. These particles of the palace offers a grand view and keep us remind its historical importance and splendor of royal elegance.
The next monument, one of the beautiful place of Jaipur which is Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir: The Birla Mandir is just adjoining to the motidoongri ganesh temple which is situated on JLN marg Jaipur. The Birla Mandir is purely constructed with white marble. The temple is basically based on the Swami Narayan which was its former name.
The insides of the sanctuary are embellished with legendary works of art of different Hindu divinities. The downfall of the stairs is looks like the way is going to heaven if you will see it from the main road.
The temple is a great example of architecture which will definitely charmed you, and you will fall in love with its beauty, the evening view of this glorious temple feels like you are visiting the place like none other than this. This is one of the place which should not be missed while Jaipur sightseeing tour.
Timings: 6:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs & 15:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs
These are the most desired list of places for your trip to Jaipur sightseeing, we will strongly recommend to visit these most amazing place whenever you are planning to visit Jaipur or Rajasthan.
There are few more places remaining for which we will describe below in short which can also be visited if you have planned the Jaipur trip for at least 3-4 days.
Albert Hall: Albert Hall is basically a museum in Jaipur situated in the Ramniwas garden at the new gate. The museum has started in 1877. It is also called the government central museum.
Sisodiya Rani Garden: Despite falling in desert part, Jaipur is a much desired destination for foreigners as well as Indian tourists. There are multiple gardens here which really a good experience for nature enthusiasts, if we will talk about the gardens in Jaipur, then you can’t skip this most happening place. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728 for her second beloved wife queen Sisodiya as a symbol of love. This place should also be visited as a part of Jaipur sightseeing.
Kanak Vrindavan: This is also a garden open for public for 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs, it is located near Jal Mahal and could be the part of Jaipur seeing tour, we will recommend to visit if you are near Jal Mahal, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit fame film “BETA” was released in 1992 and one of the famous song “Koyal Si Teri Boli” was shooted here.
Galta Kund: This is one of the famous Hindu pilgrimage temple complex falls at the eastern part of Jaipur, it has surrounded by hills, it is also known as monkey temple as here you can see hundred of monkeys’ movement around the site. This is famous due to natural water fall which fills around seven large pools. People come here to bath in these pools to feel guilty for their sin and pray god to forgive them.