Jaipur is a royal and historical capital with several attractions that ooze out the city’s glorious past. Splendors of heritage marvels, many tourists from around the globe visit and enjoy the royal experience of the Rajputana.
It consists of several palaces, gardens, temples, museums, and markets. All draped in the city’s heart as the pink color symbolizes hospitality. The town presents a fascinating mixture of attractions for an avid traveler,. For example from royal palaces to lively pubs and regal forts to plush restaurants.
listed below the top 10 Attractions of Jaipur are:
A highlight of Jaipur and an iconic observatory. Set up by Jai Singh II 1728 to measure the heavens is Jantar Mantar. It has some weird-looking gadgets and structures. Jantar Mantar is the largest sundial globally, is a World Heritage Site. It has instruments that operate in all three classical celestial coordinate systems, i.e., Vrihat Samrat Yantra consists of the world’s most giant sundial stone and Yantra Raj Yantra.
- Timings: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
- Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person.
- Time Required: 30 min to 1 hour
Also known as the Amber Fort, a majestic building with its maze-like passages and winding staircases. It is an architectural masterpiece with significant importance in Indian history. Eleven kilometers away from Jaipur, Built the Amer Fort in pink and yellow sandstone, a part of an extensive complex. Akbar’s trusted officer Maharaja Man Singh I, in the year 1592, made this palace. Amer Fort served as the Rajput Rulers’ primary residence.
Another beauty about the place is Amer Fort Light, and Sound Show entry fee is Rs. 290. Elephant Ride for two at Amer Palace is also available at Rs. 900.
- Timings: 9 am To 6 pm
- Show timings: English: 7:30 pm, Hindi: 8:00 pm
- Entry Fee: Indian National: INR 25, Students: INR 10, Foreign Nationals: INR 200
- Time Required : 3-4 hours
City Palace is the most attractive and visited Rajasthan tourist place, Jaipur, depicting Rajput and Mughal styles. And Immaculate engravings, fine artworks lend this place a distinct beauty. Its immaculate gardens, royal residences, art galleries, and a museum. All of it showcases royal garments used by Maharaja Man Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh I.
The other palace places are Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace), Armoury, a museum-like space dedicated to preserving finely crafted daggers and story, Peacock Courtyard Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience).
- Timings: 9:30 am to 4 pm
- Entry fee: for Indians adults- rs.40, children (5 to 12 years old)- Rs.25 and Foreigners – ₹ 300 for adults; ₹ 200 for children (5 to 12 years old)
Also known as Palace of the Winds or Palace of the Breeze. Also made by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1798. It is a five-story building in the form of a honeycomb. The unique building has 953 small windows, called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework representing lord Krishna’s Crown. Windows designs lead to a cool breeze that always persists inside the castle. Maharaja built it to prevent outsiders from catching a glimpse of their royal women. The top of the court offers a brilliant view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar. The palace also offers a small museum, which holds some rich relics and miniature paintings.
- Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm. (closed on Monday and Friday)
- Camera Fee: Still/Video – Rs. 20/Rs. 70
- Entry fee: For Indians- Rs.10, For Foreigners-Rs.50
The early 18th-century Fort views the Hill of Eagles, also knows as cheel ka Tila. Jaigarh Fort boasts of red sandstone construction with artillery production for the rulers of this land. Another important place in Fort is the Jaivana cannon, Ram Harihar Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple. Lastly the museum that showcases primitive arms and ammunition. It also serves as home to Jaivana, the world’s largest cannon-on-wheels( Earthly doors). An armory chamber exhibits a wide range of guns, swords, muskets, and shields.
- Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm
- Entry fee: For Indians- Rs.35, For Foreigners- Rs.75
Commonly called Tiger Fort, the nearly 300-year-old Fort was a location to defend Jaipur against enemies early. Nahargarh fort also contains Madhavendra Bhawan, a summer destination for royalty. This Rajasthani building connects identical rooms of the queens to the king’s suite through corridors. one can visit the Fort’s wax museum and sculpture park and swing by one of the Fort’s many restaurants to enjoy traditional Indian cuisine, costs Rs. 1,500. Visit the Temple of Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit once haunted the place.
- Timings-10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Entry Fee : Indians: INR 20, Indian students: INR 5, Foreigners: INR 50, international students: INR 25
- Time Required: 2-3 hours
Water Palace is situated in the tranquil Man Sagar Lake’s center with Nahargarh hills in the backdrop, built with a Bengali style rectangular chhatri roof. In the 18th Century, Jai Singh II renovated this site. Although it does not allow visitors but they can view the mahal during a visit to the Amer Fort. One can experience a picturesque view by taking a boat ride in the lake. Four of these stories remain submerged under the water in heavy rainfall, and only the top one remains visible.
- timings: 6 am to 6 pm
- Entry Fee: Free
- Time Required: 1 – 2 Hours
This Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site located on the outskirts of Jaipur. Galta Ji is also well known as Monkey Temple because of macaques and langurs that reside here. It has holy kunds and water springs. ‘Galta Kund’ is the most religious, never to get dry. Galtaji temple built using pink color sandstone, vast complex.
- Timings: 5 am to 9 pm.
- Entry Fee: No entry fee, Camera: INR 50
- Time Required: 1-2 hrs
9.Albert Hall Museum
Apart from Palaces and Forts, Albert Hall Museum, the oldest museum in Rajasthan. A treasure trove collection of jewelry, paintings, ivory items, sculptures, crystal works, carpets, and metal artifacts.
In the beginning stage, Albert Hall Museum displayed the products of local artists and artisans. With passing centuries, collections in this museum have significantly increased and have brought this museum to an international level. This museum is also home to one of the six ‘Egyptian Mummies’ in India. Gift This Mummy as a souvenir to the museum by the Brugsch Bey of Cairo’s Museum.
- Timings: 9 am to5pm.
- Entry Fee: For Indians: 20 Rs (Adults),For Foreign Nationals: 150 Rs (Adults)
It constructed in 1877, located near the Albert Hall Museum. Divided the Jaipur Zoo into two parts: one for mammals while the other for birds and reptiles. ZOO is a home for around 50 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. One can enjoy the lush greenery of the Zoo in the company of leopards, bears, deer, peacocks, cockatoos, etc.
The Zoo Presents exceptionally well variety in flora and 71 types of fauna. Renowned worldwide is the crocodile breeding ground. Also known as an abode of different birds such as ducks, geese, white peacock, parrot, etc.
- Timings: 9 am to 5 pm. (Tuesday Closed)
- Entry Fee: For Indians: INR 15 For Foreigners: INR 150
- Time Required: 30 to 45 min