10 Most Famous Destinations to Visit in Jaipur

Major tourist destination to visit in Jaipur forming a part of the Golden Triangle. Jaipur ranked 1st among the Indian destinations for the year. Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) is Rajasthan’s biggest convention and exhibition Centre. Thereafter,It is famous for organizing events such as Vastara, Jaipur Jewellery Show, Stonemart.

Visitor attractions include the Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Galtaji, Govind Dev Ji Temple

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments remarkable at their time.

Hawa Mahal is a five-storey pyramidal shaped monument with 953 windows that rises 15 meters (50 ft.) from its high base.

Amer Fort are one of the World Heritage Sites and Raj Mandir is a notable cinema hall in Jaipur.

Jaipur got world’s best awards in travel and leisure in 2020.

Rajasthan being a desert is warm throughout the year at least during the day. Thereafter, Sometimes the sun can be unbearable. That is why, it is best to visit Jaipur during winter, from November to March.

Top 10 Destinations to Visit in Jaipur

1. Albert Hall Museum

  • Address : Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan,   302001, India, Tel : 0141 2570 099
  • Famous for: History, Photography, Architecture, Relics and Artefacts.
  • Entrance Fee: 40 per person for Indian, 20 per person for Indian Students, 300 per person for Foreign Tourists, 150 per person for Foreign Students, Free entry for Children below 7 years.
  • Visiting Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM– 10:00 PM
  • Visit Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Nearby Attractions : Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal are also best destinations to visit in Jaipur.

The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan, India. The building is situated in Ram Niwas garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is also called the Government Central Museum.

The building was designed by Samuel Swinton Jacob, assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein, and was opened as a public museum in 1887. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur and included as part of the new Ram Niwas Garden.

The museum has a rich collection of artefacts including paintings, jewellery, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal. The collection includes coins from the Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods.

An Egyptian mummy is the main attraction of this museum.

2. Hawa Mahal

  • Address : Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India, Tel : 0141 261 8862
  • Famous for : History, Photography, Architecture, Relics and Artefacts.
  • Entrance Fee: 50 per person for Indians 20 per person for Indian Students, 200 per person for Foreign Tourists (Free entry for Children below 5 years)
  • Visiting Time : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit : September to February.
  • Nearby Places : City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Ram Niwas Garden, Govind Ji temple, Chand Pol are also best destinations to visit in Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal is a palace in the city of Jaipur, India. Built from red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur,

This famous palace in jaipur has a five-story pyramidal shaped monument that rises to about 50 feet (15 m). The top three floors of the structure have the width of a single room, while the first and second floors have patios in front of them. The front elevation, as seen from the street, is like a honeycomb with small portholes. Each porthole has miniature windows and carved sandstone grills, finials and domes.

The entry to the Hawa Mahal from the city palace side is through an imperial door. It opens into a large courtyard, which has double-storeyed buildings on three sides, with the Hawa Mahal enclosing it on the east side. An archaeological museum is also housed in this courtyard.

The cooling effect in the chambers, provided by the breeze passing through the small windows of the facade, was enhanced by the fountains provided at the centre of each of the chambers.

The top two floors of the Hawa Mahal are accessed only through ramps. The Mahal is maintained by the archaeological department of the Government of Rajasthan.

3. Jal Mahal

  • Address : Jal Mahal, Amber Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India, Tel : 0141 263 0714
  • Famous for : scenic beauty, photography, monuments..
  • Entrance Fee: No Entry Fees Free for all
  • Visiting Time : 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit : October to March
  • Nearby Places : Jaigarh Fort, Gaitore, Amer Fort, nahargarh Fort

Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace was originally constructed in 1699; the building and the lake around it were later renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

The hills surrounding the lake area, towards the north east of Jaipur, have quartzite rock formations (with a thin layer of soil cover), which is part of the Aravalli hills range. Rock exposures on the surface in some parts of the project area have also been used for constructing buildings. 

Jal Mahal has been one of the most famous destination to visit in Jaipur.

Within the lake area, the ground area is made up of a thick mantle of soil, blown sand, and alluvium. Forest denudation, particularly in the hilly areas, has caused soil erosion, compounded by wind and water action. As a result, silt built up in the lake incrementally raises the lake bed.

On the terrace of the palace, a garden was built with arched passages. At each corner of this palace semi-octagonal towers were built with an elegant cupola.

4. City Palace

  • Address : Jaleb Chowk, Near Jantar Mantar, Tripolia Bazar, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India, Tel : 0141 408 8855
  • Famous for : History, Architecture and Photography.
  • Entrance Fee (Day Visit): A palace view costs Rs. 200/- for Indians, Rs. 100/- for students (with IDs) and Rs. 700/- for tourists. A museum visit costs Rs. 500/- for Indians and Rs. 1000/- for foreigners.
  • Entrance Fee (Night Visit): 500/- for Indian adults, 250/- for children 5-12 yrs, 1000/- for adult foreigners, 500/- for foreigner children 5-12 yrs.
  • Visiting Time : 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Day Visit) 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Night Visit)
  • Best Time to Visit : September to March when the sun is not too harsh in the desert state.
  • Visit Duration : 2-3 hours.

There are many incredible destinations to visit in Jaipur

City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727.

The Palace was also the location of religious and cultural events, as well as a patron of arts, commerce, and industry. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family.

The City Palace is in the central-northeast part of the Jaipur city, which is laid in a unique pattern with wide avenues. Thereafter, the palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust.

The palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city, to the northeast of the very centre, located at 26.9255°N 75.8236°E. Thereafter, The site for the palace was located on the site of a royal hunting lodge on a plain land encircled by a rocky hill range, five miles south of Amber.

The history of the city palace is closely linked with the history of Jaipur city And its rulers, starting with Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who ruled from 1699 to 1744. He is credited with initiating construction of the city complex by building the outer wall of the complex spreading over many acres.

5. Amer Fort 

  • Address : Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302001, India, Tel : 0141 253 0293
  • Famous for : History, Photography, Seeking Experience
  • Entrance Fee : 25/- per person for Indians, 10/- per person for Indian Students, 550/- per person for Foreign Tourists, 100/- per person for Foreign Students, 200/- per person for Light Show in English, 100/- per person for Light Show in Hindi, 1100/- per couple for Elephant Ride.
  • Visiting Time : 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Light Show Timing : English: 7:30 pm, Hindi: 8:00 pm
  • Elephant Ride Timings: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Best Time to Visit : November to March
  • Visit Duration : 2-3 hours.

Amer Fort or Amber Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. This is a town with an area of 4 square kilometers (1.5 sq mi) located 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) from Jaipur and it is very popular from all destinations to visit in Jaipur.

The Amber fort was expanded by Jai Singh I.

The Amer Palace was created in the late 16th century. The Fort is located on a high hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. Fort is known for its artistic style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake,which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.

Mughal architecture greatly influenced the architectural style of several buildings of the fort. Thereafter, constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-e-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. Thereafter, In Fort Raja Man Singh made 12 rooms, one for each Queen, each room had a staircase connected to the King’s room.

At the entrance to the palace near the fort’s Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to Shila Devi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult, which was given to Raja Man Singh when he defeated the Raja of Jessore, Bengal in 1604.

6. Jantar Mantar

  • Address : Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India, Tel : 0141 261 0494
  • Famous for : History, Photography, Seeking Experience
  • Entrance Fee : 50/- per person for Indians, 15/- per person for Indian Students, 200/- per person for Foreign Tourists, 100/- per person for Foreign Students.
  • Visiting Time : 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Best Time to Visit : October to March
  • Visit Duration : 2-3 hours.

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments which is one of the most incredible destinations to visit in Jaipur built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II

The name jantar is derived from yantra, a Sanskrit word, meaning “instrument, machine”, and mantar from mantrana, also a Sanskrit word “consult, calculate”.Therefore, Jantar Mantar literally means ‘calculating instrument’.

The monument features instruments operating in each of the three main classical celestial coordinate systems: the horizon-zenith local system, the equatorial system, and the ecliptic system. Thereafter, the Kanmala Yantraprakara is one that works in two systems and allows transformation of the coordinates directly from one system to the other. It has the biggest sundial in the world.

The observatory consists of nineteen instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking location of major stars as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.

Instruments built from local stone and marble each instrument carries  an astronomical scale, generally marked on the marble inner lining. Thereafter, The instruments in the monument, which are spread over about 18,700 square meters, also used bronze tablets, bricks, and mortar in their construction.

7. Nahargarh Fort 

  • Address : Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India, Tel : 0141 513 4038
  • Famous for : History, Photography, Seeking Experience
  • Entrance Fee : 50/- per person for Indians, 25/- per person for Indian Students, 200/- per person for Foreign Tourists, 100/- per person for Foreign Students.
  • Visiting Time : 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Best Time to Visit : October to March
  • Visit Duration : 2-3 hours.

Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills. Overlooking the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan

Nahargarh once formed a strong defence ring for the city.

Originally named Sudershangarh, the fort later acquired the name Nahargarh, meaning ‘abode of tigers’.

Nahargarh fort opens at 10 a.m. and closes its gates at 05.30 p.m. Thereafter, visitors are advised not to stay any later than that due to the fort’s location amidst dense deciduous forest. There are many destinations to visit in jaipur near nahargarh.

Nahargarh night view offers a stunning view of the city that you must capture in your camera. The evening is the best time to visit Nahargarh Fort, as the temperature drops slightly and the sky fills with stars. Thereafter, Since entry into the fort closes after 05.30 p.m. You can spend time outside, enjoying the cool breeze and experiencing a peaceful atmosphere.

8. Birla Mandir

  • Address : Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302004, India, Tel : 0141 262 0969
  • Famous for : History, Holy sightings, Seeking Experience and religious significance.
  • Entrance Fee : 35/- per person for Indians, 85/- per person for Foreign Tourists.
  • Visiting Time : 08:00 am – 12:00 pm, 04:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Best Time to Visit : September to March (Also On Janmashtami )
  • Visit Duration : 30 Minutes.

Birla Mandir, Jaipur (Lakshmi Narayan Temple) is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur.

It is a very famous temple and a highly-regarded pilgrimage for the Hindus. Birla Mandir in Jaipur is a marvelous structure that speaks of beauty in every possible way. In addition, moti Dungari Ganesh Temple is also a one of the most holy destinations to visit in Jaipur near Birla mandir.

The temple is made of white marble. Thereafter, there are four distinct parts of the temple: its sanctum, tower, main hall, and entrance.

The ground floor of the temple has several shops that sell idols of gods and goddesses and local handicrafts. However, There is also a museum at the campus that showcases ancestral artefacts belonging to the founder Birla family.

At night, the temple looks ethereal, with the moonlight reflecting off the white marble domes and casting a magical effect. Several dome lights adorn the temple, illuminating its surroundings at night. Thereafter,The radiant beauty of the temple, both inside and out, captivates viewers from afar.

9. Galtaji Mandir

  • Address : Shri Galta Peetham, Galva Ashrama, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302013, India, Tel : 0141 2680 951
  • Famous for : History, Holy kunds, Seeking Experience and religious significance..
  • Entrance Fee : Entry is free for all irrespective of nationality or faith.
  • Visiting Time : 05:00 am – 09:00 pm (All 7 days a week)
  • Best Time to Visit : Between February and March as well as between October and December
  • Visit Duration : 1 to 2 hours

The Galta Ji Temple was built by Diwan Rao Kriparam, who was an attendant at the court of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage about 10 km away from Jaipur. Thereafter, the site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward. It is filling a series with sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe.

This beautiful temple built out of pink rocks and wonderfully sculpted by to notch artisans is one of the best places to visit in the pink city. Moreover, this temple is known for the positive energy that people feel here, healing and motivating them during their visit here.

Visitors and pilgrims can ascend the crevasse. Continuing past the highest water pool to a hilltop temple from there are views of Jaipur and its fortifications spreads out across the valley floor. 

Krishna Temple, The Surya Mandir, Balaji Temple, Sita Ram Temple, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh are also holy destinations to visit in Jaipur nearby galtaji’s temple.

10. Govind Dev ji Temple

  • Address : Jai niwas Gardens, Jalebi Chowk, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India, Tel : 0141 261 9413
  • Famous for : Religious Institution, History, and Architecture
  • Entrance Fee : No entry fees.
  • Visiting Time : 4:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5:45 pm – 9:30 pm (Summer) and 5:00 am – 12:15 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm (winters).
  • Aarti and ritual timings : 4:30 am (Mangla aarti). 7:30 am (Dhoop aarti) and 9:30 am (Shringar aarti), 5:45 pm (Gwal aarti ), 6:45 pm (Sandhya aarti), 9:00 PM (Shayan aarti).

Lord Govind Dev Ji, one of the forms of Lord Krishna.

Bajranabh, the great-grandson of Krishna, created the image of Govind Devji, hence it is also known as “Bajrakrit.” Thereafter, around 5,000 years ago he asked his Grandmother as to how Krishna looked like. according to her descripion he made three images. In the first image, the feet show the resemblance with Krishna’s feet. Then In second image, the chest area looked like Krishna’s. Thereafter, in third image, the face showed complete resemblance with Krishna’s face.

The first one is “Madan Mohan ji”. The second is “Gopinath ji” and the third is “Govind Devji“.

The Govind Ji Temple stands tall in sandstone and marble, with ceilings that gleam with gold. Besides, its architectural design incorporates a captivating blend of Rajasthani, Muslim, and Classical Indian elements. Adjacent to a royal residence, the temple’s walls boast exquisite chandeliers and paintings. Embraced by the temple is the enchanting ‘Talkatora’ garden, adorned with lush greenery.

Visitors have many religious destinations to visit in jaipur on janmastami like Govind dev ji mandir, Birla Mandir, Akshardham mandir, Iskcon mandir.

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