Top Places to Visit in Jaipur - India's Historical Heritage!

Jaipur - the capital city of Rajasthan is one of the best places to visit in India if you want to discover the history, culture, and how the life of monarchs used to be. With plenty of forts built around the amazing artistic minds of people in the past, you get an opportunity to discover some real historical facts. 

The edifices built so tactfully with architecture thats hard to recreate, you will start daydreaming traveling through the stories of the past. 

Important information: If you are used to traveling fast, 2-3 days are enough to discover all places in Jaipur. But, if you want to go slow over every place, make sure that you have at least 5-6 days to discover it all. 

Lets know in brief about the top places in Jaipur. Here we go:


Birla Mandir

Opening Timing: Monday to Sunday (5 am to 11:30 am & 4 pm to 5 pm)

Entry Fees: Free

Known for: Pilgrimage

With an amazing architecture built with beautiful white marbles, it catches anyones attention in the first place.  People from around the globe come here to see the amazingly built idols of Laxmi Narayan, the stunning architecture, and how the spectacular carvings all through the temple accentuate its beauty. 

Note: Outside the temple, there are small shops, which sell traditional items. Do not hurry about, make sure to buy anything you want to from a reputed market. 

Also, there are stalls where you can get pictures in traditional Rajasthani attire. Do not hurry, you will find these stalls everywhere. At Nahargarh Fort, its best.


Jantar Mantar

Opening Timing: Monday to Friday (9 am to 4:30 pm)

Entry Fees: For Indian (50 RS) & Other nationals (200 RS)

Known for: Observatory used for measuring time

Jantar Mantar is one of the largest observatories in the world! If you think that this is not the place for you, give it a thought again. Built during the time of Maharaja Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar, the observatory has the largest sundials of the world. It was the keen interest of Maharaja Jai Singh in astronomy that led to the creation of the largest observatories of the world. The observatory is used to measure time and observe the constellations. 

Note: Make sure that you are watching the video explanation of how the observatory was built and what was its purpose.


Amber Palace

Opening Timing: Every day (20:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Entry Fees: Rs 150 for Indians & Rs 500 for Foreign nationals

Known for: History & architecture

The fort is also called Amber palace. It is located in Amber, which is located at a distance of around 11 km from the pink city, Jaipur. The fort was built at the time of Raja Mansingh, which was then reconstructed by Raja Jai Singh I.You will be amazed to see the amazing blend of the red sand & the marble architecture creation. 

Things to do at Amber Palace: Elephant riding, light & sound show, visit Sila Devi temple, and more.


Raj Mandir Cinema

Show Timing:

12:30 PM

03:30 PM

06:30 PM

09:30 PM

Entry Fees: Rs 300 per person

Known for: Royal style Cinema hall

It was the dream of Shri Mehtab Chandra Golcha to build a cinema hall that is far from the traditional cinema halls. He wanted something that not just meant for watching movies but to build a place where his audiences could enjoy a movie in royal style. He then built a place that feels more like a palace where guests are invited to enjoy & get entertained. Many movie premiers have also happened in the theatre to date.


Hawa Mahal

Opening Timing: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Entry Fees: Rs 100 for Indian tourists & Rs 50 for foreign tourists

Known for: History & architecture

Hawa Mahal is one tourist attraction that you cannot afford to miss on your trip to Jaipur! Constructed in 1799, this is a stupendous example of the architecture & the artistic side of the people from the past. Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds was named so, as it has 973 windows to provide ventilation throughout the building. Instead of the steps, slopes have been created that connect different floors of the building. It is said that the Hawa Mahal was constructed to enable women of the Rajputana families to see the happening of the outside world.


Jal Mahal

Opening Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fees: Free

Known for: Bird Sightseeing, nature & photography

This piece of architecture in Jaipur is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. In the 18th century, Raja Mansingh built this fort as a summer retreat and a place for hunting. Inside the mahal, there is a beautiful chameli bagh and an amazingly designed hallway. Its another architectural piece that enhances the charm of Jaipur. 

Note: Previously, there used to be boats carrying tourists to the fort, but, its now prohibited for tourists. You can just click pictures & observe nature & the surrounding from one end of the lake.


Nahargarh Fort

Opening Timing: Every Day (9:00 am to 4:30 pm)

Entry Fees: Rs 50 for Indian tourists & Rs 200 for Foreign tourists

Known for: Majestic View of the Aravalli Ranges

Built as a defensive structure in the Aravalli ranges overlooking Jaipur & Amer, is one of the most exciting historical places to visit on Jaipur vacation. For the locals, it is one of the most spectacular picnic points. The stunning view along with the twelve boudoirs of the queen are things to see and contemplate on. 

Top Things to Do at the Nahargarh Fort: Jaipur Wax Museum, Sheesh Mahal, Raj Darbar, Pottery Making, enjoy the puppet show, and more.


Jaigarh Fort

Opening Timing: Every Day (10 am to 5:30 pm)

Entry Fees: Rs 50 for Indian tourists & Rs 200 for Foreign tourists

Known for: For housing JAIVANA (worlds largest canon)

Jaigarh Fort is also known as the fort of victory, and was built as a defensive fort and was used to keep artillery & other weapons. It is particularly known for the housing JAIVANA, the biggest canon of the world. Indirectly it has been a part of many wars and it used to be the symbol of Rajputs prowess and power. 

Note: Jaigarh Fort is located in the vicinity of the Nahargarh Fort & Amber palace and can be visited along the way.


Albert Hall Museum

Opening Timing: every day (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Entry Fees: Rs 40 for Indians & Rs 300 for Foreign Tourists

Known for: Architecture & History

Note: From October to March (on the last Tuesday) & April to September (every Monday) the museum remains closed for maintenance.


Pink City Bazaar

Opening Timing: Monday to Saturday

Entry Fees: Free

Known for: Shopping.

The pink city bazaar is a paradise for the shopaholics. With plenty of shops all around selling traditional & non-traditional stuff will woo any traveler. You can shop and observe these amazing articles around the city. The Pink city bazaar consists of four main bazaars viz Bapu Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, and KishanPole Bazar. Each of these bazaars has something special for its customers - so make sure that you have a complete day to all of these markets. 


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