Best Places To Visit in Jaipur [As Per Local Experience]

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Best Places To Visit in Jaipur [As Per Local Experience]

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Places to visit in Jaipur: Renowned globally for its pinkish walls, the capital city of Rajasthan is a rich blend of its long tradition and modernity. The golden triangle includes Agra, Delhi, and this decorated city – Jaipur so covers all three corners while designing your itinerary because there is a lot to see, to explore in the nation yet.


Almost the entire city has been painted pink and planned by Maharaja Ram Singh, was the Maharaja of Jaipur (1835 – 1880), because the color stands for love and hospitality.

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR

Jaipur offers world’s best sites and wonderful monuments that have been beautifully ornamented and kept prettified positively. Modern Jaipur has everything to feel flattered about the city.

Jaipur is filled with a number of posh eateries, few delightful temples, museums, and a couple of magnificent forts and architectures which make this pink city an attractive destination for tourists all around the world. Read the list to get your adrenaline going

JAIPUR’S HISTORY

  1. Amber Fort
  2. Jaipur City Palace
  3. Hawa Mahal
  4. Naila Bagh Palace
  5. Nahargarh Fort
  6. Jal Mahal
  7. Jantar Mantar

ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT

  1. Digamber Jain Temple
  2. Birla Temple

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

  1. Jaipur Wax Museum
  2. Albert Hall Museum

ADVENTURE IN THE CITY

  1. Elefantastic Farm
  2. Moto Sport Park

SHOPPING PARADISE

  1. Bapu Bazaar

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Raj Mandir Cinema
  2. Chokhi Dhani

TRAVEL FOR FOOD

  1. Tapri Central
  2. Annu Paan Bhandaar
  3. The Forresta Kitchen & Bar
  4. Rawat Misthan Bhandar
  1. AMBER FORT

Amber-Fort-Jaipur

A visit to Amber Fort in a pleasant weather might be an extremely romantic trip ever. The palace is about seven centuries old and is a beautiful mixture of Hindu and Muslim architectures. If you want to know the real meaning of the word ‘grand’, go and visit this splendid fort.

How to reach: Just 12km away from Jaipur Railway Station and 25km from Jaipur Airport, this pleasing palace must not be skipped at any cost while exploring this Pink City. Buses to Amber Palace leave from Ajmeri Gate and MI Road and take around 40 minutes to reach. Use Ola or Uber services that would be cheap and cheerful there.

Timings
Open All Days – 8 AM to 5:30PMLight Show – 7 AM to 9:30 PM
Entry Fee
Indians Rs.100Foreigners Rs.500
Indian Students Rs.10Foreign Students Rs.100

 

2 JAIPUR CITY PALACE

The Jaipur City Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who was the founder of Jaipur. This palace includes the Mubarak Mahal and the Maharani’s Palace. This is a beautiful building where unique objects and a vast royal collection are kept and treasured here.

How to reach: If you are coming after experiencing the beauty of Amber Fort, it would be just 20 minutes far from there and well connected by road. You can use Jugnoo Autos which allows users to take rides-on-demand in auto-rickshaw and cabs.

Timings
Open All Days – 9:30 AM to 5 PMEnjoy Museum @ Night too

 

3 HAWA MAHAL

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Jaipur is famous for its pinkish beauty and the elegance of the city is exclusive because of the attractiveness and pulchritude of Hawa Mahal, a unique five-story structure which is also known as Palace of Winds. The windows of the palace served as an air-conditioner making it pleasant during summers.

How to reach: 8km from Amber Fort and a walking distance (0.5km) from Jaipur City Palace, the Hawa Mahal is maintained by the Archaeological Department of the Government of Rajasthan and a must-visit tourist destination. To reach Hawa Mahal from any road in the city, you can hop on to local AC or Non-AC buses too.

Timings
Open All Days – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Entry Fee
Indians Rs.10Foreigners Rs.50

 

5 NAILA BAGH PALACE

The former residence of the Royal Rajput family, the Naila Bagh Palace has been restyled into a regal hotel with a uniquely furnished restaurant. This palace may be an ultimate choice for the stay because the role of accommodation influences your trip in many ways. Enjoy a relaxing herbal massage there and do exercise at its fitness center that will energize your zeal to travel and make you active.

How to reach: This coolest blend of history and modernistic appearance is situated about 10km from Amber Fort, 7km from Jaipur Railway Station and 10km from Jaipur Airport, also called Sanganer Airport.

5 NAHARGARH FORT

Nahargarh Fort means abode of tigers which creates an impressive northern backdrop to the Pink City. The fort was built by Sawai Madho Singh in 1868 and constructed 12 luxurious rooms for queens with the decorated corridors. The evening view of the Nahargarh Fort appears under floodlights, an outstanding experience.

How to reach: The Nahargarh Fort is approximately 19km from Jaipur Railway Station and Sindhi Camp Bus Stand. If you have just finished your visit to Amber Fort, your vehicle will take around 25 minutes to reach here.

Timings
Open All Days – 10 AM to 5:30 PM

 

6 JAL MAHAL

Jal Mahal or Lake Palace is one of the most glorious sights in Jaipur and appears to float in Man Sagar Lake. This Mahal was renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh II so beautifully that you can use panoramic mode in your camera to take a superlative shot because Jal Mahal is not open to visitors.

How to reach: This palace is located around 8km from Amber Fort and 10km from Jaipur Railway Station where more than 180 species birds have been observed throughout the year, making it as a great attraction to nature lovers.

7. JANTAR MANTAR

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar is an equinoctial sundial and a largest astronomical observatory which had been used to measure time to an accuracy of 2 seconds, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun. The words ‘jantar and mantar’ (or yantra and mantra) mean calculation instrument.

How to reach: Just 5km from Jaipur Railway Station and 9km from Amber Fort, this scientific monument will give vast knowledge of the celestial world. Plan to get this place after exploring Hawa Mahal or Jaipur City Palace because Jantar Mantar is just a walking distance from there.

Timings
Open All Days – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

 USE COMPOSITE TICKET ENTRY

IndiansRs.300
Indian StudentsRs.40
ForeignersRs.1000
Foreign StudentsRs.200

 

These tickets (validity: two days) are available at Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar and valid only at these sites – Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Vidyadhar Ka Bagh, Sisodiya Rani Bagh and Isarlat (Sargasooli).

NOTE: Students has to show respective school/college original I-cards at the time of entry to avail the student discount.

8 DIGAMBER JAIN TEMPLE

The Digamber Jain temple or Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Mandir is located opposite Bus Stand, Dada Gurudev Nagar, Sanganer area and constructed using red stone around the 10th century. Always include any sacred site whenever you make an itinerary because it gives the traveller a sense of profound peace; mostly it works.

How to reach: This temple is around 14km from Jaipur Railway Station and Sindhi Camp Bus Stand but Durgapura Railway Station is just 5km away.

9 BIRLA MANDIR

The Birla Temple is one of the most popular temples in Rajasthan and made of white marbles by the Birla family. This Lakshmi Narayan Temple is so beautiful and visit here will give you Lord Ganesha’s blessings too because the Moti Doongri Temple, the most auspicious site, is located within a walking distance.

How to reach: 8.5km if you have landed at Jaipur Airport, 6km if you are coming from Jaipur Railway Station and 12km if you are at Amber Fort.

Timings
MorningEvening
SummerWinterSummerWinter
6 to 126:30 to 123 to 93 to 8:30

 

10 JAIPUR WAX MUSEUM

No doubt, Jaipur Wax Museum is an exceptional creative idea and a unique tourist spot which is located on the premises of Nahargarh Fort. This museum contains the cinema, literature, history, art, and culture so artistically.

Jaipur Wax Museum has a royal section having majestic statues of The Kings and Queens of Jaipur. A visit to the museum would be a distinctive experience for sure.

Timings
Open All Days – 10 AM to 6:30 PM

 

Entry Fee
Mon – FriSat – Sun
Wax Museum Rs.250Combo Rs.400Wax Museum Rs.300Combo Rs.500
ForeignersWax Museum + Sheesh Mahal Booking Rs.700

11 ALBERT HALL MUSEUM

The Albert Hall Museum was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob who was a British Army officer and colonial engineer. This museum is extremely beautiful building you will ever see. Albert Hall Museum has a complete collection includes metal art, arms & armor, sculptures, international art, pottery, miniature paintings, marble art, clay art and so on.

How to reach: A total of 20 minutes from Jaipur Railway Station and 30km from Jaipur Airport, this museum is a highly recommended tourist attraction. You will experience something delightful in case you spend an evening there.

Timings
Open All Days – 9 AM to 5 PMNight Entry – 7 PM to 10 PM

 

Entry Fee
Indians Rs.40Foreigners Rs.300
Indian Students Rs.20Foreign Students Rs.150
Night Visit Entry Ticket Rs.100 for all

 

12 ELEFANTASTIC FARM

If there is one fantastic thing you want to experience in Jaipur, it may be the Elefantastic Farm (Elephant + Fantastic) where it has proved that adventure is important because it is the best way to learn life. Here, you can enjoy lives of domesticated elephants so closely and it gives an awesome taste to first-time India travellers.

How to reach: It is located in Tripolia Bazaar in Jaipur, 5km away from Jaipur Railway Station and 13km from Jaipur Airport.

13 MOTO SPORT PARK

Want to chill? Let’s go MSP for Thrill. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure and this company proves it. Moto Sports Park (MSP) is an alluring destination for those who always have a high level of adrenaline because MSP offers a wide range of sports activities. You can reserve this spot for a price that ranges from Rs.1000 to 3000.

How to reach: A distance of 1 hour from Jaipur Railway Station and Jaipur Airport, the MSP is located on Jaipur-Delhi highway 11-C and well-connected by road.

14 BAPU BAZAAR

If you are not travelling light, shopping is a necessary thing because, at the time when you come back home, your loved one will certainly ask you ‘What did you bring for me?’

The colorful market Bapu Bazaar in Jaipur is the main spot to get a variety of Rajasthani products; especially leather footwear (Mojari). Here, you can also buy women’s clothing, handicraft items, carvings and much more.

15 RAJ MANDIR CINEMA

One of the most famous spots in Jaipur is the Raj Mandir Cinema. A single-screen experience, done up with a royal and luxurious architecture, the cinema holds a special place in the Pink City.Watching a Hindi movie is an amazing experience at this cinema, and booking your seat in advance is always a good idea. It was established in 1976. An asymmetrical exterior design helps the theatre stand apart. Inside, the extravagantly finished roof, grand chandeliers, and a rising staircase next to the lobby lend an old world charm to the place.

How to reach: Located just off MI road, a Jaipur trip cannot be considered complete without a visit to the Raj Mandir.

16 CHOKHI DHANI

Chokhi Dhani is a creative concept which welcomes the travellers who love to experience a real Rajasthan at one place.

READ WHAT MANISH KALWANIYA SAYS ABOUT CHOKHI DHANI –

As everyone knows India is a country where tradition & culture are very important for each and every person. India is following its tradition from the beginning and still following. Here, every state has its own way to live life and the same thing is in Rajasthan. The state is known for its majestic palaces, forts, and monuments, as well as its delicious dishes.

The cuisine of Rajasthan is very different from other states in India. In Rajasthan, Chokhi Dhani is a place located 30km away from Jaipur. If anyone is travelling to Jaipur, without going there your visit is incomplete.

This place gives information about Rajasthani culture and its village environment and mainly Rajasthani food. This is a tremendous place for Rajasthani food lovers or who want a glimpse of Rajasthani culture.

You will also discover folk dance and magic shows as well as village type rooms for night stay. Chokhi Dhani offers a different type of food varieties such as Bajre Ki Roti and Lasun Ki Chutney, Khichdi, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Rajasthani Kadhi, Sangria and special Dal-Baati-Churma which is one of the best Rajasthani dishes popular around the nation.

Almost all the staff wears Rajasthani dresses which are very attractive to everyone, and lighting in the evening gives an ultimate feeling like you are in a real village. This place is also good for photography. If you love Rajasthani food and its culture this place is especially for you.

Timings
Open All Days – 5 PM to 11 PM

 

Charges
 Traditional Rajasthani DiningAC-Royal Rajasthan DiningMulti-cuisine Buffet Choupal
AdultRs.700Rs.900Rs.1100
ChildRs.400Rs.500Rs.700

 

17 TAPRI CENTRAL 

Tapri Central is famous for serving large varieties of tea with a view of the central park in Jaipur. The menu includes herbal teas, green teas, and white teas (Darjeeling), blooming teas, black teas, oolong, iced teas and so on. Here you can happily enjoy your happy breakfast at a facility of Wi-Fi. The option of online home delivery is available which takes about 45 minutes.

How to reach: The café is located in Everest Colony on the road to Tonk.

Opening Hours
Open All Days – 7:30 AM to 10:15 PM
Cost (Average): Rs.750 for two people

 

18 ANNU PAAN BHANDAR

The only shop in the city which offers you to taste more than 100 varieties of Paan, around 95 types of Dosa as well as many types of Kulfi & Ice-creams, Pau Bhaji, Chinese foods, and Chaat items. Annu Paan Bhandaar is very famous because of its popularity among celebrities.

How to reach: The shop is situated in Sector-10 in Mansarovar area of Jaipur.

Opening Hours
Open All Days – 9 AM to 11 PM
Cost (Average): Rs.150 for two people

 

19 THE FORRESTA KITCHEN & BAR

It is famous for its ambiance and highlights include a pleasant breakfast, availability of a strong Wi-Fi and an entertaining nightlife. The kitchen provides continental, Mexican, beverages, desserts, and North Indian, Chinese and Rajasthani dishes.

How to reach: This beautiful restaurant is situated near Moti Mahal Cinema in Bani Park, Jaipur.

Opening Hours
Open All Days – 7AM to 11:30PM
Cost (Average): Rs.1800 for two people

 

20 RAWAT MISTHAN BHANDAR

The oldest shop Rawat Misthan Bhandar is popular for its quintessential Pyaaz Kachoris and people come from a distance to taste it. This vegetarian shop is established in the 19th century which offers some special sweets such as Kesar Pista Barfi (Rs.400/kg), Diamond Cake (Rs.850/kg), Kaju Katli (Rs.700/kg) etc.

How to reach: Opposite Polovictory Cinema on Railway Station Road, this shop is easily accessible.

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Piyush Tripathi
I really want to make memories all over the world and would like to be richer in my life so I have decided to do traveling a lot and get some mind-boggling experiences because Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer.
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