Top 12 Attractions In Jaipur – The Pink City

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Are you passionate about the strong forts and marvelous architecture that flaunt the expertise of old artisans? Then Jaipur is where you need to be on your next vacation.

Do you long to experience the flamboyant lifestyle of the past rulers even if it is only for a few days? Then Jaipur’s palaces-turned-heritage hotels are where you need to stay for a lifetime experience.

If you fancy elephant rides, you need to be in Jaipur to have a royal ride on the elephants. You can customize the rides the way you want, take elephant rides on jungles, through villages, in Biological Park and many more.If these are not enough to decide in favor of Jaipur, go ahead and have a look at the top list of attractions in Jaipur.

 City Palace

  • Famous For: History, Architecture and Photography.
  • Tickets: A palace view would cost rs. 200/- for Indians, rs. 100/- for students (with IDs) and rs. 700/- for tourists. A museum visit would cost rs. 500/- for Indians and rs. 1000/- for foreigners.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. for night viewing.
  • Visit Duration: 1-2 hours.

Once you are in the Pink City, you will naturally be inclined to visit City Palace. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD. The palace complex comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Now, Chandra Mahal has been converted into museum that houses exclusive handcrafted products and other products that depict the cultural heritage of the kingdom. Not only will you enjoy the architecture, you will be awe struck by the glorious view of Pink City from here.

 Nahargarh Fort

  • Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: 85 INR for Overseas Tourists and 35 INR for Indians.
  • Opening Timings: Open all days from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hour.

Built as a defensive fort on the Aravali Ranges, Nahargarh Fort is a majestic fort overlooking Amer and Jaipur. The fort provides some stunning viewpoints of the city nearby and therefore is a popular picnic hangout spot for localites. The main attraction here apart from the views are the twelve queen boudoirs which are well connected and decorated with beautiful murals.

 Hawa Mahal

  • Famous for: History, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: 50 INR for Overseas Tourists and 10 INR for Indians.
  • Opening Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hour

A stunning presentation of the rich architectural expertise of the past, Hawa Mahal is a not-to-miss tourist places in Jaipur. The Mahal was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. True to the name it earned as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows to provide ventilation. The five-storey building does not have steps to reach upper floors. Slopes connect the storeys and it is said that the Mahal was constructed to enable the Royal women of Rajput family to view the happenings in the city.

Pink City Bazaars

  • Famous for: Shopping, Architecture, Photography.
  • Tickets: No entry fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open all seven days except Sunday (a part of bazaar is closed) from 11 am to 10 pm.
  • Duration: Depends on the visitor’s pace and can take up to 5 hours.

The old city or “Pink City” is a shopper’s paradise with shops selling a plethora of things. Pink City Bazaars are made up of four main bazaars–Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Kishanpole Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar. Each bazaar is famous for different things like Johari Bazaar is known for precious gemstones, Bapu Bazaar for Jaipur textile goods, Nehru Bazaar for Jootis and Kishanpole for wooden sculptures. Make sure to dedicate a day to explore this beautiful bazaar which has for everyone. Many famous attractions like The are also around the Pink City Bazaar.

 Birla Temple

  • Famous for: Pilgrimage, Architecture, Sightseeing.
  • Tickets: No fee.
  • Opening Timings: Open on all days (5 am-11.30 am & 4-8 pm).
  • Duration: 0.5-1 hour.

This LaxmiNarayan temple is one of the many Birla temples adorning India’s cityscape. Built completely from white marble, Birla Temple Jaipur is visited by tourists from all over the world for its beautiful architecture, carvings and the stunning idol of LaxmiNarayan. The inner walls depict various events associated with Hinduism and the outer walls also have cravings of philosophers, thinkers and religious leaders namely- Socrates, Zarathustra, Christ, Buddha, and Confucius.

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