Top Five Places to Visit in Jaipur – Rajasthan
Jaipur is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich city in Rajasthan. It is also known as the pink city and It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in November 1727, which attracts tourists from all around the world who love to spend their nights at the astonishing forts under the stars. If you are planning a trip to Jaipur, you must know what the best places, that you must include in your itinerary.
1) City Palace
The City Palace is one of the most popular places to visit in Jaipur. City palace architecture looks quite spectacular. The complex was erected between 1729 and 1732. You can find gorgeous collection of arts and crafts and Mughal paintings. The royal family of Jaipur lives in the Chandra Mahal.
Entry Fee: INR 300 for foreigners, INR 75 for Indians
Timings: 9:30 am to 5 pm
2) Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is one of the best astonishing and beautiful palace to visit in Jaipur. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, Jal Mahal built in the center of Man Sagar Lake. It is near to the Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort and it has one of the most unique architectural designs in Jaipur.
Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians and INR 50 foreigners
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
3) Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is one of the best place to visit in Jaipur, It is the accurate representation of the architectural expertise existent in the past. The name of the palace means the ‘Palace of the Winds’ deserves special mention because of the 953 windows, which are created to maintain ventilation in the castle. Without establishing the staircase to reach the upper floors, the architects designed ramps for the ease of walking up to the topmost levels. The Royal Women, for whom the palace was constructed, could view the occurrences of the city easily from the enormous windows.
Entry Fee: INR 50 for foreigners, INR 10 for Indians
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
4) Amber Fort
This is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur in one day and if you only have one day I highly suggest getting to Amber Fort. It should be your number one spot on the bucket list. When you are in Jaipur, you cannot afford to miss the grand Amer Fort, which is located at a distance of almost 13 kilometers from the city. The Meena kings had initially built this magnificent fort, but the later kings, Raja Man Singh and Raja Jai Singh rebuilt it as well. If you try to imagine the lives of the kings, you can visualize their opulent lifestyle and larger than life standing of the Rajput kings. The Light-and-Sound show is a must watch for those who come here for the first time to experience the olden times of Amer.
Entry Fee: INR 72 for Indians INR 300 for foreigners
Timings: 9:30 am – 5 pm
5) Jaigarh Fort
The name of the fort, Jaigarh, denotes the victory of the historical kings of Rajasthan over various rulers. The most extensive cannon of the world, Jaivana, is housed in this fort. The Jaigarh Fort was constructed as a defensive fort, where the artillery and other house weapons could be placed. The citadel is highly guarded, and it covers a span of three kilometers. If you are on your way to Nahargarh Fort, you can easily accommodate Jaigarh Fort on your route.
Entry Fee: INR 50
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm