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9 Must-Visit Tourist Places In Jaipur You Simply Can’t Ignore

 

Nothing dampens the spirit of a traveler like the dreaded realization of missing the chance to explore a strange city to the fullest.

And when you talk about a city like Jaipur known for its grandeur and historical monuments reminiscent of a rich ancient culture, you simply cannot afford to be ignorant.

Don’t worry as you are at the right place.

Today, we will tell you about top places to visit in Jaipur which you must not even dream to miss. Miss any one of these & you’re sure to regret for the rest of your life unless you plan to come back again.

So, get ready to have a glimpse of the most famous tourist places in Jaipur & add them to your travel itinerary now:

  1. City Palace

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Relive the historical lifestyle of the Rajputana kings of the Rajasthan in the City Palace on your visit to the Pink City. The palace boasts of a unique blend of Mughal, European, and Rajput style of architecture that will leave you spell-bound.  If you love architecture and history, this is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.

Approximate Duration: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 9 am to 5 pm every day

Don’t Miss: Peacock Gate, Four gateways signifying four seasons

  1. Nahargarh Fort

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If you really want to experience the full glory of the Pink City, there is no place better than Nahargarh Fort. Also known as the Tiger Fort (‘Nahar’ literally meaning tiger and ‘Garh’ meaning fort), it offers you a 360-degree view of the city which is beautifully overwhelming, to say the least.

You’d never forget the sunset view from this place which you can enjoy with a sip of beer and snacks from the local cafe.

Approximate Duration: 2-3 hours, preferably during sunrise or sunset

Opening Hours: From sunrise to sunset

Don’t Miss: Jaipur Wax Museum, twelve queen boudoirs

  1. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

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Hawamahal stands as a crowning treasure in the heart of the city near City Palace. It is a popular point of interest in Jaipur for local people as well as tourists.

This unique architectural marvel, built of the red sandstone, consists of 953 delicately carved small ‘windows”. These windows or ‘jharokhas’ allowed royal ladies to have a glimpse of the city without getting spotted.

The entire building is in the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna!

Duration of Visit: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Don’t Miss: Archaeological museum and nearby bazaars for shopping

  1. Jaigarh Fort

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Jaigarh Fort, literally meaning Fort of Victory, was actually never conquered. It was built to protect the Amber Fort and the Jaipur city from invaders.

Spread across a length of 3 Kms and width of 1 Km, the fort houses the world’s largest cannon called Jaivana. It doesn’t have any royal interiors and actually looks like a real fortress with ancient weapons and artillery on display.

You can find actual water reservoirs, temples, and residential complexes still preserved inside the fort.

Duration of Visit: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Opening Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm daily

Don’t Miss: Kal Bhairav temple, museum of arms and ammunition

  1. Amber Fort

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Sightseeing in Jaipur is incomplete without a visit to Amber fort located 11 Km from the main city in Amer town. The fort is located on a hilltop overlooking the Maota Lake.

It was home to the royal family and gives you a detailed insight into the lives of Kings and Queens with its halls, palaces, gardens, and temples inside.

Duration of Visit: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 8 am to 5:30 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm

Don’t Miss: Evening light and sound show, elephant ride

  1. Jantar Mantar Observatory

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Literally meaning “Calculation Instrument”, Jantar Mantar is an official World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is counted amongst the world’s largest observatories and has 14 structures in total.

These devices can measure time, track movement of stars, predict eclipses, and study the movement of the Earth around the sun.

One of these devices is the largest stone sundial in the world called Samrat Yantra used to forecast time for eclipses and monsoons.

Undoubtedly, Jantar Mantar forms a major highlight of Jaipur Tourism and a major point of attraction in the Pink City.

Duration of Visit: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Opening Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm daily

Don’t Miss: Rashivalaya Yantra (Zodiac Circle or Ecliptic Instrument)

  1. Jal Mahal (Water Palace)

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Jal Mahal is yet another testimony to the brilliance of the bygone era of Rajputana architecture. This five-storey palace is located in the middle of the Mansagar Lake.

When the lake is full, four storeys of the palace remain in the water, leading to its name Jal Mahal (Water Palace).

Apart from the grand opulence of the palace interiors, Jal Mahal is also known for popular migratory birds such as gray heron, Flamingo, white-browed wagtail, Pintail, Coot and blue-tailed bee-eaters. Due to this reason, this place in Jaipur is a delight to bird lovers across the world.

Duration of Visit: 1-2 hours

Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm

Don’t Miss: Camel ride, evening view of the palace with floodlights

  1. Albert Hall Museum

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Named after the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, this is one of the oldest museums in Rajasthan. It was first open to the public in 1887. The museum is modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and boasts an exquisite Indo-Saracenic style architecture.

The museum is home to a rare collection of ancient artifacts of old Rajasthani tribes which include paintings, woodcarving, weapons, carpets, musical instruments.

However, what makes it one of the most popular tourist places in Jaipur is an Egyptian Mummy which is one of the six Egyptian Mummies in India.

Duration of Visit: 1-2 hours

Opening Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Don’t Miss: Horse riding along museum pathways

  1. Galtaji (Monkey Temple)

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Galtaji is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Jaipur featuring seven holy Kunds (ponds) of water out of which Galta Kund is the considered the most sacred.

According to a legend, a sage named Rishi Galav performed Tapasya (penance) for 100 years at this place after which the God blessed the spot with an abundance of water. The unique temple architecture and stunning pavilions also add to the magnificence of Galtaji.

Another highlight of the place is an insane number of monkeys around the area that has earned it the name of Monkey Temple.

Duration of Visit: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Opening Hours: 5 am to 9 pm

Don’t Miss: City view during sunset, scenic beauty of the Aravali range

The above places to visit in Jaipur are simply non-negotiable if you truly want to experience the royal heritage of the Pink City.  Yes, there are many more points of interest in Jaipur that will take your sightseeing to an altogether different level.

However, it’d be a sin to miss these particular spots as they are the pride of Jaipur tourism and attract thousands of people from across the globe every year.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore this beautiful city and immerse yourself in the rich tradition and culture of Rajasthan.

Have you ever visited any of the above places in Jaipur? How was your experience? Do you have any other popular tourist place in mind that we might have missed?

Share your thoughts in the comments below and share this article with your friends to plan your next trip to Jaipur immediately!

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