Named after its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan, India. “The Pink City” got its name due to the colour scheme of the city’s buildings. UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur the ‘Pink City’ among its World Heritage Sites. Places to Visit, like Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar, are also part of the list of World Heritage Sites. In 2008, Jaipur was also listed as India’s 7th best place to visit. The forts palaces and temples are the city’s main attractions due to their architectural significance and rich history. Here are some recommendations by Travel Guide Jaipur “The Pink City

Forts, palaces, and monuments of Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

Place to Visit in Jaipur

Hawa Mahal (The palace of winds) is made of pink sandstone. It is an excellent piece of architecture that Mahal built-in 1799. By the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Sing. grandson of the founder of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal has 953 small windows called Jharokhas.

Hawa Mahal palace is based on five floors, each of which has a uniquely decorated chamber. There is a small museum that holds some rich relics and miniature paintings. The top of the palace offers a brilliant view of the City Palace. It is indeed a must-visit place in Jaipur.

Amer Fort

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it is only 11km away from the city of Jaipur. This architectural masterpiece is built of pink and yellow sandstone. The building of Amer Fort was built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar. Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592. The Fort is big enough to take you at least two to three hours to explore it in detail, and you can also choose to avail of the audio guides to lead you through this fascinating building while explaining the history of the place. Getting an elephant ride up the stairs to the Amber Fort is also a popular tourist activity. It is a part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites as part of the “Hill Forts of Rajasthan” and five other forts. 

Jantar Mantar

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Located near the City Palace in the city of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Jantar Mantar has also been on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The intelligent construction and placement of these instruments allowed the observers to note the position of space entities with their naked eyes.

The observatory in Jaipur is part of a collection of five others located in New Delhi and Mathura. The light and sound show is captivating and places this in top locations to visit.

City Palace Jaipur

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City Palace in Jaipur is one of the most famous tourist attractions located in the old part of the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built this palace. This palace consists series of courtyards, buildings, and gardens, including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal.

The museum and the handcrafted work in this palace briefly showcase the Mughal-Rajput architecture. Only 2 out of the three gates of the palace are open for the public to visit. This architectural marvel enhances the beauty of the Pink City of Jaipur.

Nahargarh Fort

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The Fort of Nahargarh, being a hilltop Fort, offers some great views of the city of Jaipur. One of the main attractions in the Nahargarh Fort is the Nahargarh Biological Park, which is an asylum for majestic animals such as tigers, leopards, and the Asiatic lions. To get to the Nahargarh Fort, you can use any mode of transport and trek to the location itself.

Jai Garh Fort

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This magnificent Fort is also called the “fort of victory.” It is situated on top of a cliff, and this Fort got its name because no one ever conquered the Fort. Being a hilltop fort, it provides a panoramic view of the city. It also kept the world’s most giant cannon on wheels named ‘Jaivana’ in this Fort.

Its believed Jaigarh fort is the strongest Fort out of the three forts. Visiting this Fort will complete the chain of the three forts and get some fantastic picturesque scenes.

Albert Hall Museum Jaipur

Place to Visit in Jaipur

The Albert Hall Museum is the oldest in Rajasthan. It is located in Ram Niwas Garden in Jaipur. Albert Hall Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts. That is brought from the different regions in the world it is divided over 16 art galleries.

You can relax in the gardens with the stunning view of Albert Hall. Some of the rarest antiques have been kept in the galleries of this museum. This collection will leave you in awe of the rich history.

Galtaji Temple

Place to Visit in Jaipur

Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. This temple is situated on hilly terrain. This temple has been made of pink sandstone. It’s quite a large temple, and the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings That make this place worth visiting.

The Galta kund of this temple is believed that never get dry. Its pure and clear water flows from Gaumukh. The Galta Monkey Temple has a scenic landscape and has a spectacular sight of Jaipur city.

Birla Temple Jaipur

Place to Visit in Jaipur

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple is also known as Birla Temple, situated on Moti Dungari Hill. Built purely out of white marble, the Birla Temple is a mixture of ancient Hindu architecture styles and modern design. Its name suggests Lakshmi Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Who are the preserver and his wife Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth?

The gentle chanting of the mantras creates a positive aura. Besides the worshipers, This temple is visited by those pretty fond of classic architecture. This place attracts many worshipers and tourists, making it to the must-visit locations of Jaipur.

Best time to visit Jaipur – Early November to late February.

Ideal stay in Jaipur – 3-4 days are ideal for a trip to Jaipur.


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