Best 20 Tourist Places to Visit in Jaipur, The Pink City of Rajasthan

Jaipur – for most it is one of the most majestic cities of India, the royal capital of Rajasthan. But for me. It is my hometown that kindles the nostalgia in me! Thus, today I would take you not just down the best places to visit in Jaipur, but also on a trip down memory lane so that when you are in my city, you feel it like your own!

1. Amber Fort and Palace

This is my most favourite place around Jaipur, especially because this is a fort with a hilltop setting. So for those who love to trek, this is the most sought after fort, besides the Nahargarh fort, that I shall share later below. The Amber Fort & Palace is a lofty fortification with an extravagant royal residence inside its premises. One of the most famous fortifications in Jaipur, Amber Fort is saturated with history and stays a radiant illustration of design splendour.

The fortification incorporates sublime constructions like the Sheesh Mahal, Shukh Niwas, and the Diwan-e-Khas or Hall of Private Audience. The light and sound show held here each evening brings alive the fortification among the top Jaipur attractions. The fort and palace timings are 9 am to 6 pm, but the sound and light show is usually held after 7 pm for half-hour. You need to check that beforehand to book a cosy spot.

2. Panna Meena Ka Kund

Closeby Amer is this amazing stepwell – an antiquated advance well that traces all the way back to the sixteenth century. It has steps embellishing its three sides while the excess side is a multi-storeyed gallery. This eight-story step-well likewise has a local area space where you can sit and go through certain minutes taking in the excellence of this spot. 

3. Nahargarh Fort

This fort is again cradled by the Aravalli Hills and gives you a view of the entire Jaipur city, especially the Jal Mahal. Actor Aamir Khan’s film Rang De Basanti brought this place into the big limelight and a well-done road now leads to it. Earlier, elephant rides and only private vehicles would lead to it, but now anyone can drive up to this majestic beauty.

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Built-in 1734 by Jai Singh II, the then Maharaja of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort was essential for the city’s protection circle, alongside Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. The fortification filled in as a hunting retreat for the illustrious family. Today it is a breathtaking perspective to watch radiant dusks over the Pink City.

4. Jaigarh Fort

At the point when you are making a rundown of must-visit places in Jaipur, you can’t leave out Jaigarh Fort. Remaining at a tallness of 500 feet over the ocean level, this eighteenth-century fortress enhances the Cheel Ka Tila or the Hill of Eagles in the Aravali Range like a crown.

Rough magnificence characterizes this fortification that gloats of red sandstone development. It was a conspicuous focus of gunnery creation for the leaders of this land. One of the primary attractions of the Jaigarh Fort is the JaiVaan or Jaibaan – the cannon, which was once the world’s biggest cannon on wheels. The outskirts of the palace is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur at night because the view of the city is beyond words! 

5. Jal Mahal

When you take amazing memories of the above three into the main city of Jaipur city, the first establishment on the way you will find is the Jal Mahal. Standing tall amid the silent waters of the Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is an awesome five-celebrated royal residence that includes the Rajput style of design. It served as a hunting lodge for the leaders of this land. The royal residence is now forbidden for guests, however, you can generally partake in its beautiful view by clicking pictures from the roadside – it is among the top Jaipur attractions. 

6. City Palace, Jaipur

When you move back from the outskirts, to inside the city and are still under the spell of forts, then head straight to the City Palace – the current residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Situated in the core of the city, the City Palace is quite possibly the most wonderful vacation destination in Jaipur.

The engineering of this royal residence is a wonderful mix of Rajput and Mughal styles. Faultless inscriptions and fine arts loan this spot an unmistakable wonder. Enhanced with rambling nurseries, yards, corridors, illustrious homes, and workmanship exhibitions, all aspects of this royal residence reflects Rajputana brilliance. The royal residence likewise houses a historical centre where you will go over the illustrious articles and armoury of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I.

7. Hawa Mahal

 
 
 
 
 
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Hawa Mahal is a five-celebrated pyramidal structure built out of red and pink sandstone and is among the most well-known vacationer spots to visit in Jaipur. Worked by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, it highlights 953 little windows and resembles a honeycomb hive. The inside offices of this structure partake in a cooling impact because of the breeze blowing in through its mind-boggling cross-section of windows. From the highest point of the Hawa Mahal, you will get an amazing view of the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar from that point.

8. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a galactic observatory that traces all the way back to 1734 and was working under the orders of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It houses the world’s biggest stone Sundial, notwithstanding nineteen other structural galactic instruments. This spot has been pronounced a UNESCO World Heritage site and even the best places to visit in Jaipur at night.

9.. Jaipur Zoo

Jaipur Zoo is home to more than 100 types of animals and birds, even reptiles. Once upon a time, it was those choicest places in India, which was home to the white tiger. I was so fascinated by the same, that every time I would visit my maternal grandparents, my grandpa would take me down to say hello to the white beauty! If you too have kids in the family, this is a must-visit place to teach them a love for animals, climate change and how human and animal life chains go hand-in-hand. 

10. Raj Mandir Cinema

 
 
 
 
 
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Yet another, among the top-rated entertainment places in Jaipur is the meringue-shaped film complex – the Rajmandir Cinema – that has been exciting film buffs since 1976. Its extensive and rich insides, dazzling roof plan, and circuitous lighting framework, all meet up to make it a great film seeing experience here – my most favourite point being the cascading curtains that come down during the interval like a slow waterfall! A sight to behold, beyond the movie. You would laugh, if I tell you this was among the first places in my hometown, where I took my husband to, after our wedding!

11. Bapu Bazar

Close to the Raj Mandir, cinema is the old Jaipur city, housing the most famous Bapu Bazaar named after Mahatma Gandhi. The hub for ethnic items rights from home decor to fashion, Bapu Bazar opens up a world of quintessential Rajasthani handicrafts, stunning textiles, precious gemstones, charming and collection worthy brass works, and even marble figurines – Bapu Bazar is one the best places to visit in Jaipur at night. Block printed bedspreads and textiles the world-famous Lac jewellery are just icing on the cake that makes it worth a spend here – both time and money.

12. Albert Hall Museum

 
 
 
 
 
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Castles and places aren’t the only strongholds of this magnificent city. The Albert Hall Museum, the most established museum in Rajasthan, is a mother lode of curios that give you a brief look into the area’s rich history and legacy. Named after the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, this gallery has a rich assortment of gems, artworks, ivory things, figures, gem works, covers, and metal ancient rarities. An Egyptian mummy housed here is among its star attractions.

13. Rambagh Palace

Close to the Albert Hall Museum is the Rambagh Palace. Built in 1835, the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has exchanged many a hand over the time—directly from being the British sovereign’s number one lady’s home or being the regal visitor house to a hunting hotel, lastly to being home for the late Maharani Gayatri Devi. All through these changes, this five-star inn, presently a Taj property, has just filled in its imperial magnificence. They say you arrive here like a visitor, but they make you stay like a Royal!

14. Galtaji Temple

 
 
 
 
 
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Galta Ji isn’t a single temple but a series of Hindu sanctuaries that date back to ancient times. This religious sanctuary complex is known for its splendid architecture amid the slender mountain pass in the Aravalli Hills. There’s a characteristic spring that rises up out of the slope and it tops off the seven holy water tanks situated inside the sanctuary complex. A perfect place to glance into your inner being, amid deep silence and solitude.

15. Chokhi Dhani Jaipur

If you need a slight break from the Jaipur city for a day, then head straight to the outskirts (not the Amber side, but towards the opposite site – near Sanganer – the hub of block printing.

Chokhi Dhani in Rajasthan is a cutting edge portrayal of a typical Rajasthan Village  – a perfect picnic spot with your family – where mini-town fairs are held regularly to draw in sightseers. Right from authentic Rajasthani food served with much love to the ethnic culture, everything Rajasthani will embrace you here, tightly. 

Earlier this place used to be near Amber, but when traffic snarls marred the joy, it was recreated on a bigger scale towards the opposite side, away from the city.

16. Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji

 
 
 
 
 
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Just 16 km away from Jaipur in the town of Sanganer, this architectural marvel carved in red sandstone – this shrine dedicated to the Adinath- the first Jain Tirthankara is one of the most revered places in the region. The works date back to the Shikhara style architecture, which is a sight to behold for everyone, beyond their own religion. The peace here is enchanting.

17. World Trade Park Jaipur

 
 
 
 
 
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If you wish to take a feel of modern Jaipur, then the World Trade Park in Malviya Nagar Jaipur is your place to be. Opened in 2021, this mall was once awarded  “Mall of the Year” and “Best Architecture” by BCI of India soon after.

18. Jawahar Circle

Jawahar Circle

Once you are done with your shopping and wish to take a break, you can head to the Jawahar Circle Garden – which is popular as Asia’s biggest Circular Park. Enclosed by a Rose Garden, its real beauty comes alive in winters and spring. Though it just came up very recently in 2009, its outer nursery which is around 1420 meters and the rose garden and its majestic entry gate, have made it one of the top destinations in Jaipur, in a very short span of time.

19. Akshardham Temple, Jaipur

 
 
 
 
 
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For the religious kind, this magnificent architectural marvel is a must-visit place in Jaipur. Devotees from across India, visit this staggering sanctuary to offer appreciation and revel in the hallowed spiritual feeling.

20. Central Park Jaipur

This is the largest park in Jaipur which is at the city centre and revellers favourite place to take a break after a full day trip of the city. It has a big lush green Rambagh Palace and the golf club nearby makes it a very cool place in terms of temperature too. No wonder by the end of every evening, you will find even the locals enjoy their evening here, after a hectic day.

With this, we come to the end of the top tourist destinations in Jaipur. But mind it, there are more than 30 more which await you. And for those details, you can always write to me. I will be happy to be your digital guide to help you explore the city to its fullest! And If you ask me which is the best time to visit Jaipur, well I would say the whole year, as it is my home town! But in reality, you must explore the city between September to March. So what are you waiting for, plan it up soon!

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