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Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur

       

The capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the ‘Pink City’ is house of palaces, forts and beautiful architectural monuments. Jaipur is a modern city wrapped in rich cultural heritage, the perfect amalgamation of the old and the new times which seeks to be explored!

Here is the list of places to explore during your visit in Jaipur:

Jaigarh fort

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-1 Perched on the top of Cheel Ka Teela(hill of eagles) hills in Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure. This magnificent edifice was commissioned by Jai Singh II in the year 1726. This fort overlooks the Amber Fort and Maota lake, and was built to protect the Amber fort and its palace complex. This fort is famously known as Palace of Victory and is connected with Amber fort by subterranean passages. This fort houses the world’s largest canon on wheels. Surrounded by verdant greenery, this fort offers a splendid view of the Pink city. Built for the protection of Amer fort, the palace within the complex of Jaigarh fort is architecturally similar to Amer fort.

Chand Baori

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-2 One of the most unique step wells in India is Chand baori, with flights of steps on the three sides that leads to water reserve. It is a tenth century monument and is a major tourist attraction in Abhaneri village. It was built under the patronage of King Raja Chand, a Nikumbha Rajput who ruled the area. For the hot summer days, the big tanks are used to store water and to keep the place cool. It is a community gathering place for Abhaneri people and a treat to the eyes of tourists because of its intricate and delicate carvings. Chand Baori is 13 stories deep with thousand of steps designed with perfection, the beauty of this place cannot be described in mere words.

Birla Temple

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-3 Birla Mandir is a shrine situated on the Moti Dungari Hill and forms the part of one of the several Birla Mandirs located all around the country. It was built on the land given by Maharaja of Jaipur on a token amount of one rupee. The architecture here is a mixture of ancient Hindu architectural design and modern style. It is built completely out of white marble. The walls hold the carvings of Gods and Goddesses. The picture of famous historical figures, saints and philosophers are also displayed on the walls. Birla Mandir is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir as it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. You will experience a higher level of serenity in the place when you sit amidst the gentle chanting of holy mantras and diffused fragrance of incense sticks.

Ram Niwas Garden

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-4 This royal garden was built in 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in Jaipur. The beautiful garden is considered as a historical landmark. This garden gives the clue about the lifestyle of Britishers when they were in India, it feels so regal. When visiting here one can also visit the nearby Bird Park, Zoo or the Art Gallery. This location is quite famous among locals as it is one of the best places to visit for a perfect picnic spot. The garden also has fountains which increase the beauty of the place.

Galtaji temple

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-5 Galtaji temple consists of holy kunds, shrines, pavilions and natural spring. It is located on the outskirts of jaipur in the Arravali hills amidst plush trees and bushes. The temple looks more like a palace or haveli than a traditional temple. It provides spectacular view of the Jaipur city and has scenic and gorgeous landscape. This temple was built using pink color sandstone. The walls of this temple are adorned beautifully with paintings and carvings which makes this place worthy visiting. This pilgrimage also has temples of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman. The temple has natural fresh water spring and seven holy kunds. Among these seven kunds the Galta Kund is the holiest. Fresh water is continuously fed to the kunds by Gaumukh, a rock shaped like cow’s head.

Amber Fort

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-6 Situated at a distance of 11km from Jaipur, Amber Fort is the next famous hill fort after Nahargarh Fort. The highlight of the fort is 'Sheesh Mahal' (Palace of Mirrors) and the layout of its garden in the form of 'Chaar Bagh'. It is covered in pink and yellow sandstone and is visited by approx five thousand tourists daily. With the perfect blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture the fort comes alive with the light and sound show in the evening!

Nahargarh Fort

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-7 Built in 1734, Nahargarh Fort is situated up on the Aravalli Hills. Nahargarh Fort boasts a spectacular view of the city and is famous for the enchanting sunset views! The insides of the Fort makes up for a perfect picnic spot, with the inside restaurants serving food and beer. Reaching to the Nahargarh Fort is another interesting thing to do. You can take a rikshaw or walk to the end of Nahargarh Fort road, from there it's a steep 2 km climb across the winding paths! You can also hop on to the elephant's back and enjoy the bumpy ride!

Hawa Mahal

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-8 Hawa Mahal, The Palace of winds is a paragon of stunning architecture. The five storied building resembles a honey comb with 953 windows for the ventilation. Hawa Mahal was built for the Royal women of Rajput's to witness the happenings of the city from the windows and is a not-to-miss tourist spot. The palace has a pyramidal structure which resembles a crown and built with red and pink sandstone. Hawa Mahal is the prominent structure of the Pink city and was built under the reugn of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799.

City Palace

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-9 The fusion of Mughal, Rajput and European architecture; City Palace is the complex of buildings, gardens and courtyards. Located right in the centre of the old city, the palace has buildings from different era’s. The City Palace includes Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. Mubarak Mahal which now houses Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, exhibiting a collection of royal costumes and superb shawls. The Maharani's Palace; on the other hand, displays well preserved Rajput weaponry dating back to the 15th century. City Palace is a wonderful insight into the royal times gone by!

Jal Mahal

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-10 Perched in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is one of the most beautiful locations in Jaipur. The Palace is 5 storied, with 4 storeys beneath the surface of water. The light sand coloured walls of Palace are in a beautiful contrast with the deep blue water of the lake making it a pretty sight, especially during the night hours!

Jantar Mantar Observatory

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-11 Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar Observatory is ranked amongst the largest observatories of the world and the significance of the place as a tourist spot cannot be questioned. The observatory has the largest sundial of the world and fourteen geometric devices designed to measure time, track celestial bodies, observe the orbits of the planets around the sun. Jantar Mantar observatory is surely going to impress you by its scientific insight into space!

Albert Hall Museum

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-12 The government central museum is an inspirational place to see for its design. The museum gets its name from The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and displays a wide range of metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, stone and metal sculptures, arms and weapons, natural stones and ivory goods of the royal families.

Govind Ji Temple

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-13 Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Govind Ji Temple is among the 7 Temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. The temple houses the idol of Govind Devji, that Sawai Jai Singh bought from Vrindavan and is famous amongst the tourists.

The Raj Mandir Theater

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-14 The pride of the Asian Theater, Raj Mandir Theater is a treat for the movie lovers! The theater built in the 1976, is meringue shaped complex having a capacity of 1300 people. The ceiling design, indirect lighting system and its modern style art makes it special. Watching a movie here is itself an experience to cherish. After the movie go and savour the taste of 'Lassi' of the famous 'Lassiwala' near the Raj Mandir Cinema. The Lassiwala is here since 1944 and it's a crime leaving the city without tasting Lassi from this legendary shop.

Chokhi Dhani

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-15 Another famous tourist spot is the 'village resort' - Chokhi Dhani. The design of the 5-star resort is inspired by the local villages of Rajasthan; the ethnicity and traditional touch will give you the true village feels!

The authentic Rajasthani food, puppet shows, folk dances and music adds to the charm of the place & Chokhi Dhani is the perfect place to embrace the village touch amidst the modern setup.

Sisodia Rani Garden

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-16 Sisodia Rani Garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 and is located at a distance of 6Km from Jaipur city. The picturesque beauty and architectural brilliance of this garden attracts hundreds of people to come to visit and enjoy its stunning beauty. It consists of colorful pavilions, fountains, water courses and splendid collection of rare flowers. The garden and the palace here are named after the queen, Rani Sisodia, for whom they are built. The garden portrays a soothing blend of Mughal and Indian art style. This garden also has temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman. This is one of the best places for sightseeing in Jaipur.

Rambagh Palace

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-17 Rambagh palace is one of the best places and a luxurious accommodation spot in Jaipur. This palace was once the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur and now it is reestablished as a hotel. Rambagh palace portrays a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. In 1887 this palace was converted into a royal hunting lodge and later it was transformed again into an astounding palace. Those who stay at this palace cum hotel gets the chance to get a peek into the luxurious life of the royal families who stayed at this palace for more than two decades.

Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-18 Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple is situated on a hillock in the midst of the Laxman Dungri mountains of Aravali near Jaipur city. The mesmerising sidewalk to the central temple area is lined with beautiful trees and plants. The old temple building is surrounded by new structures for the accommodation of worshipers and is large enough to accommodate 500 devotees. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple has various floors, and each level is dedicated to different god such as Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Ram and Sita etc. This place is visited by a substantial number of tourists to get blessings from the Gods. The fantastic view of Aravali hill from the temple and mesmerising views of sunrise and sunset from the temple makes this place a must visit.

Jaipur Zoo

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-19 Jaipur Zoo is situated in Ram Niwas Gardens of Jaipur is one of the most famous zoological parks in India. It was opened in the year 1877 and is located near to Albert Hall Museum and is at a short distance of 6 Km from Jaipur Railway Station. The zoo is divided into two parts. The first part is for mammals and the second part is for reptiles and birds. Nearly 50 to 70 species of birds and animals from the world over can be spotted here. The animal section has a number of species like lions, tigers, white tigers, leopards and panthers etc. You can also spot alligators, tortoises, jackals, foxes, bears and varieties of deer too. The zoo also shelters various colourful species of birds like babbling iorry, white peacock, pheasant, swans, storks, parrots, ducks, geese etc. A trip to Jaipur zoo is one of a kind and is regretful if missed.

Central Park

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-20 Central Park is one of the largest and most colorful gardens in Jaipur. This park is a paradise for bird watchers. It is located in the heart of Jaipur, this place is best for enjoying lively colors of nature. This place is so large that it houses Rambagh Golf Club and Rambagh Polo ground. A visit to this park brings solace to the mind. This park also has the tallest flag of India which is famous among the natives of Jaipur.

Chandpole and Bapu Bazaar

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-21 “Chandpole and Bapu Bazaar”, where one can witness the hustle bustle of the main bazaar of the pink city. You can do some work here. How about shopping some cultural clothes or things to take back with you in the name of Pink City. "Rajasthani Jootiya's" are the famous footwear you can buy.

Famous Street Foods

Top 22 Must Visit Places In Jaipur-22 If you are a foodie, this place is definitely for you. “Lassiwala” on MI road near Rajmandir Cinemas, is the most famed lassi (buttermilk) shop in Rajasthan. Moreover, you can try Kachori at Rawat's .A shop famed in the whole state is more than enough to say about it

Don't miss the famous Dal Batti Churma which you can find at every second shop in the Pink City.

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