must visit places of Jaipur

Must visit places of Jaipur (Pink city)

When someone think about travelling in India to see its rich culture and heritage then Rajasthan is the first place that comes to mind. And if you want to explore the soul of that very state in terms of its cultural beauty, its rich heritage or its food you should visit its capital. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and most popular tourist city of Northern India which have so many must visit places.

Jaipur is 250 km from Delhi and about 240 km from Agra, City of Taj. It is a one of the Golden triangle of western India. Visiting a capital city is the best shortcut to get whole idea of that state. Because of its proximity to Delhi, Jaipur is a perfect destination to spend weekend or a short holiday of 3-4 days.

Jaipur is also one of the 3 planned city of old times other two are Bhubaneshwar and Chandigarh. It was founded by Maharaja Jay Singh II ( ruler of Amer) in early 18th century. Most of the old buildings and market shops are painted in pink…that gives Jaipur a distinctive appearance and making it ‘Pink City’.

There are numerous places in Jaipur which must be in your top list.

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Must visit places of Jaipur 

Amer Fort

amer fort a must visit jaipur
Fort of Amer at Jaipur

Amer was the early capital of state, later shifted to Jaipur by Maharaja Jay Singh II. Now Amer is lies in sub-urban area of Jaipur and located about 10 km from city center.

Amer Fort was the initial residence of Jaipur’s royal family and now top attraction of Jaipur, it is a magnificent fort and vast too see. Like other forts it is also situated on hill but not too high. To make entry in the fort you have to climb several stairs, but it is worth to see Amer. While in Jaipur, Amer Fort must be on the top of must visit places.

You also get another option to get in Amer fort by riding on elephant like a royal family member, but for taking that feel, you have to spend good amount (Rs. 1100/- for two). 

See more about : Amer Fort of Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort must visit place of jaipurA view from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh fort is another important attraction of Jaipur, just adjacent to Amer fort but at higher elevation. For visiting that you have to walk another 1.5 km on a steep pathway. It got less crowd due to its location on top of hill and many tourist surrender before its height.

I found it more amazing than Amer fort in many ways. You will get a bird view from the top of Jaigarh fort. Here, you get beautiful view of Arawali hills and nearby region up to several miles.

Main attraction of this Fort is ‘Jaiwara‘ (name of a Canon) and it is more amazing to know that it is world’s biggest cannon on wheel that can fire up to 50 km. This fort also house of ‘Top Khana‘ where this Great ‘Jaiwara’ had been made. 

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Hawa Mahal

Most famous building of Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is an iconic landmark and among top attraction of Jaipur. Without mentioning Hawa Mahal, the story of Jaipur will always be incomplete. When some one talk about Jaipur the very first picture comes to mind is of Hawa Mahal and it might be most photographed building of Jaipur.

Hawa Mahal is famous for its architecture of its hundreds of windows. It was designed in such a ways that creates a cooling effect in summers and was the favorite place to sit among female members of palace.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar, world heritage site in Jaipur

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Maharaj Jai Singh II who laid foundation of the city had a great knowledge of Astronomy. He build great Sun-dial in Jaipur and many other instruments, to monitor/ record of the Planet’s position and movement.

Due to his great work in the field of Astronomy and accuracy of this Sun dial ( believed to have accuracy of 2 sec.) this site got honored as World Heritage Site. In Jantar-Mantar an introductory short film of 15 minute display to understand the instrument located in this campus.

Albert Hall Museum 

Albert hall Museum, Jaipur
Albert hall Museum, Jaipur

It is  also known as ‘Govt State museum’ and has a rich collection of artifacts , paintings, carpets, ivory , stone and metal sculpture. It has a nice architecture and situated in Ram Niwas garden and at a walking distance from Chandani Chauk market.

This place is popular for fun activities as India gate in Delhi. You can also try horse ride here. This museum is very next to Zoo of Jaipur that make it a nice attraction for kids too. You will find this place full of crowd enjoying their evening.

City Palace, Current residence of Royal family


City Palace is now the residence of Jaipur’s royal family and also one of the main attraction of Jaipur. One part of this palace converted to a museum that display various artefact armours and other things belong to history of Jaipur. Other part of palace used for living purpose of Royal family.

You have to pay Rs. 100/- as a entry fee to the palace and if you are with heavy pockets, then you can see their recent life style and even have a cup of tea with family members.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh fort

Nahargarh fort, Jaipur (Credit:

It is another important attraction of Jaipur, lie in the city. It is located on Aravali hill and if you want to have bird view of city this is perfect place for it.  This fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai singh II after he shifted his capital from Amer to Jaipur. People also consider it as a haunted place of Jaipur.

Birla Mandir, Jaipur

Birla Mandir, Jaipur

Birla Mandir , Jaipur (

There are many Birla mandir across the country but still you must visit this temple in evening. This temple build of white marble and look great in the lighting.  It also has a big garden around that makes it more popular among all age peoples.

You can have a glimpse of Moti Doongri Fort as it is situated at the base Moti doongri hill. Moti Doongri Fort was once the residence of Maharani Gayatri Devi and now access for visitors is prohibited.

Govind Dev Ji Temple

Govind Dev ji Temple, Jaipur

Govind Dev ji Temple, Jaipur (Credit:

It is located in the City Palace complex of Jaipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and have much religious value among Vaishnav section of Hindus. The idol of Krishna placed in this temple had brought by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II from the temple of Vrindavan.

City have enough to offer you that definitely will make your visit memorable. Being the capital of Rajathan , the city is well connected with other parts of India with Rail, Road and via flight. Along with many tourists places Rajasthan also known for its food and for clothes like Lehnga Chunri. All these thing make Jaipur a perfect destination for enjoy your holiday.

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