Top 10 Places to visit while you are in Jaipur

Jaipur is a Fascinating city in Rajasthan, India. It gives the finest and incredible examples of architectural models and history. Any tour to Northern India must include Jaipur and here are top 10 places to visit there –

Amber Fort

It is also known as Amer Fort because it gets located in Amer that is around 11 km from Jaipur. Raja Mansingh constructed it in the year 1592 that was later expanded by Raja Mansingh I. There are four courtyards in Amer Palace; one of them has a public audience hall and is known as Diwan-i-Aam.

  • Ticket Cost – 25 INR for Indians, 200 INR for overseas tourists.
  • Opening Timings – Open all weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Stay Duration – 2-hour max.

Hawa Mahal

It is an incredible presentation of productive architectural work. It is a not-to-miss tourist place in Jaipur. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal has 953 windows that provide proper ventilation and is named the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal.

  • Ticket Cost – 10 INR for Indians, 50 INR for overseas tourists.
  • Opening Timings – Open all weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Stay Duration – 1-hour max.

Nahargarh Fort

It is famous for its historical events and architect’s work. It gets built as a defensive fort on Aravali Ranges. The Fort provides mesmerizing viewpoints and hence is a popular local picnic spot.

  • Ticket Cost – 35 for Indians and 85 INR for overseas tourists.
  • Opening timing – Open all weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Stay Duration – 1.5-hour max.

Jaigarh Fort

It is also known as the Fort of Victory. It was built in 1726 by Jai Singh II as a defensive fort. This Fort has a similar structural design as Amer Fort. The Fort has a Cannon named Jaivana, and that was then the world’s most massive Cannon on the wheels.

  • Ticket cost – 50 INR for Indians and 200 INR for overseas tourists.
  • Opening timings – Open all weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Stay Duration – 45 min.

Jal Mahal

It is situated in the middle of Mansagar Lake and surrounded by water from all sides. Therefore, it is named Jal Mahal. It was constructed in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II as a summer retreat, and It’s beautiful hallways and Aromatic Chameli Bagh. It is also the seasonal visiting site of different bird species so you can enjoy bird watching as well.

  • Ticket cost – 10 INR for Indians and 50 INR for overseas tourists.
  • Opening timings – Open all weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Stay Duration – 2-hour max.

Jantar Mantar Observatory

It is not like any other observatory as it is amongst the world’s largest observatories, and this astronomical observatory has the world’s largest sundial. Maharaja Jai Singh II had an interest in various fields like astronomy, architecture, and philosophy. His interest in astronomy led to the construction of the country’s largest astronomical observatory.

  • Ticket cost – 40 INR for Indians and 200 INR for overseas tourists.
  • Opening timings – Open all weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Stay Duration – 1-hour max.

Panna Meena ka Kund

This incredible yellow-colored stepwell lies next to Amer Fort. As it gets located in a deserted area, locals suggest that it was made to avail water to locals for household works.

  • Ticket cost – Free of Cost
  • Opening timings – Open all weekdays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Stay Duration – 1-hour max

Galtaji

It is a famous Hindu Pilgrimage center situated in hilly regions of Aravali. It is also known as Khole Ke Hanuman Ji. It gets surrounded by rugged ranges of Aravali filled with vegetation and natural springs that fill up seven sacred ‘Kunds’ or ‘water tanks.’ Some past writing suggests that Tulsidas wrote some parts of Ramcharitramanas there.

  • Ticket cost -Free of cost
  • Opening timings – Open all weekdays from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Stay Duration – No time limit as it is a religious place

Birla Temple

This Laxmi Narayan temple is a Hindu Pilgrimage center built with white marble and has beautiful architectural work. The temple’s inner walls depict the significant events associated with Hinduism, and outer walls have carvings of thinkers, philosophers, and religious leaders.

  • Ticket cost -Free of cost
  • Opening timings – Open all weekdays from 5:00 am to 11:30 am and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Stay Duration – No time limit as it is a religious place

City Palace of Jaipur

City Palace is famous for its history and architecture’s work. Sawai Jai Singh II constructed it between 1792 and 1732. The palace comprises Chandra Mahal (that later converted to a museum) and the Mubarak Mahal.

  • Ticket Cost – The palace view can cost you 200 INR if you are an Indian, 100 INR for students (do not forget to carry your student ID), and 700 INR for overseas tourists. If you want to embrace the museum as well, then you have to pay additional charges.
  • Opening timing – Open every day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for night viewing.
  • Stay Duration – 2-hour max.

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