Jaipur Travel Guide: Jaipur “The Pink City” of Rajasthan
India is a mysterious and dreamy country where every person wants to travel to this land for adventure and to discover different attractions. Among the tourist spots of this country, the most famous destination for Indian tours is the Golden Triangle of this country. But what do we mean by the golden triangle? If we want to explain briefly and attractively, the first vertex of this triangle is the city of Delhi, the second vertex is the city of Agra, and the third vertex of this triangle is the city of Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most spectacular cities in India, which is known by different names among the people. Among these titles, we can mention the desert capital of India or the pink city, the land of palaces, the land of lakes, etc. Jaipur, like other famous cities of India, has a modern and contemporary area, but still, during a trip to this city, you will be immersed in the historical and old texture of the city. Jaipur has hot and long summers and mild and pleasant winters. When traveling to this city, you can easily choose a variety of places to stay. Also, travel enthusiasts can get to know the rich culture and glorious past of the people of India and Jaipur in this city. Here we have compiled a list of the best places to visit in Jaipur for an enjoyable and memorable trip.
Amer Fort (Amber Palace)
As one of the best tourist places in Jaipur, Amer Fort has managed to top our list of tourist attractions. Undoubtedly, this place is one of the most amazing tourist places in Jaipur and it has gained a lot of fame among tourists these days due to its outstanding mirror work. Tourists must get an entrance ticket to enter it. The cost of these tickets is as follows:
- Indians: INR 25 per person
- Indian Students: INR 10 per student
- Foreign Tourists: INR 550 per person
- Foreign Students: INR 100 per student
- Light Show in English Foreign: INR 200 per person
- Light Show in English Indian: INR 100 per person
- Elephant Ride: INR 1100 per couple
One of the popular pastimes in this place is elephant riding. Those interested have to pay a separate fee of INR 1200 per elephant (two persons can ride an elephant) for riding the elephants. Visiting hours of this fort are limited and tourists must be there between 8 am and 5 pm. Of course, due to the closure of most parts of this castle, visiting after 5 p.m. is not recommended.
Among the attractions of Jaipur is Jaigarh Fort. This castle will fascinate every viewer with its remarkable architectural style from the medieval period. The high importance of this castle has made it very well protected over the years. We suggest going to the top of this fort to feel the whole of Jaipur under your feet and enjoy its wonderful view. The cost of the entrance ticket is as follows, which must be paid before entering:
- Indians: INR 35
- Foreigners: INR 85
- Still Camera: INR 50
- Video Camera: 200
Visiting hours of this castle are limited during the day and you can visit it only between 9:30 and 16:30. If you are going to travel to Jaipur in the summer season and visit this historical fort, don’t forget to bring water along the way. Also, consider measures to prevent your skin from burning. Because you are going to walk under the sun for at least 3 hours.
If you are looking for a place of high historical value among the tourist attractions of Jaipur, Bhangarh Fort cannot be mentioned. This place is known as a ghostly tourist destination due to its many historical ruins. Most of the fans of this historical fort are curious young people who love to explore and visit old places. In order to go to this fort from Jaipur, you have to travel an approximate distance of 83 km. Its entrance is free and everyone can visit it. Due to the fact that this area is uninhabited, it is suggested to avoid visiting it before sunrise and after sunset to be safe during your trip.
If you are looking for an adventurous day, then Achrol Fort is the most suitable tourist attraction for you. Visiting this fort is accompanied by activities such as walking and observing the architectural wonders of Jaipur. Those interested can visit this castle at any time of the day and night. But if you have decided to visit it, we recommend that you go to this castle early in the morning to avoid the heat. This unique fort represents the rich culture and tradition of this region.
Another popular tourist attraction in Jaipur is the City Palace because of its unique fusion of rich Rajasthani and Mongolian architecture. The palace has extensive courtyards, gardens, a museum, an art gallery and a fascinating display of royal costumes and ancient weapons. Every tourist who has chosen India tour should not miss visiting this historical palace. The entrance fee of this palace for foreigners and Indians is as follows:
- Foreigners: INR 700
- Indians: INR 300
In order to be able to enter through the entrance, you must be there during the special time for visiting the palace. These hours are from 9:30 am to 5 pm on all days of the week. We recommend that you bring your camera with you on this excursion.
Definitely one of the best places to visit in Jaipur is Jal Mahal. This unique palace is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, which itself is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. This palace consists of 5 floors, the remarkable point of which is that 4 floors are under the water level. As a result, it will be a unique experience for visitors. The architecture of this beautiful palace is a fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The clear water of the lake and the surrounding scenery, especially at night, make the palace look very stunning. Getting a ticket is mandatory to enter it. Ticket prices are:
- Foreigners: INR 50
- Indians: INR 10
You can enjoy the exterior of this palace at any time of the day or night. But to enter it, you must be there between 9 am and 5 pm. We suggest that you allocate about 3 to 4 hours to visit it. This place is so interesting and spectacular that you will never feel the passage of time.
Hawa Mahal is one of the most beautiful places in Jaipur. This place is so beautiful and stunning that it needs no introduction. Known as the Palace of the Winds, this palace offers visitors a panoramic view of the palace and the Pink City. It is natural that such a place with this extraordinary architectural style would charge its guests an entrance fee. The entry fee for foreigners and Indians is as follows:
- Foreigners: INR 200
- Indians: INR 50
The doors of this spectacular palace are open to those interested from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Of course, we recommend that you choose to visit it in the morning to get the best photos.
Another tourist attraction in Jaipur is Rambagh Palace. This palace was once the residence of Maharajas. Of course, now it is known as one of the best hotels in the world and staying in it has many fans among tourists. By staying at this 5-star hotel, you can experience a luxurious stay in Jaipur and visit the tourist places of Jaipur. If you are not a passenger of this hotel, you can visit it between 6 am and 6 pm by paying an entrance fee. The entrance fee is as follows:
- Foreigners: INR 100
- Indians: INR 50
Birla Temple (Mandir)
Birla Mandir is one of the most popular religious places in Jaipur, located at the foot of the Moti Dongri hill. This temple is made of white marble and has a very impressive view. Marble has made this temple shine during the day and has a special light at night. The entrance to this place is free and anyone can visit it. Visiting hours are from 8 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. This place is very clean and like most Indian temples you must remove your shoes upon entering.
Jaipur Monkey Temple (Galtaji Temple)
Galtaji Temple is one of the most famous tourist places in Jaipur. Also known as the Monkey Temple, this place has gained a lot of fame among all because of its rather complex structure. The temple has three sacred pools surrounded by two granite rocks. You can see many monkeys bathing in those pools. You will also enjoy the amazing views of the area and its greenery. The entrance to this temple is free and you can visit it at any time. But it is recommended to visit the temple near sunset, when the monkeys enter the temple. One of the travel scams that you might not even think about is monkeys stealing your personal belongings. Take care of your personal belongings during the visit; Because these monkeys are very professional thieves who are sometimes trained by some people for this purpose.
Govindji Temple is among the best tourist attractions in Jaipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. You can enter it for free. But we must say that you can never visit this temple in a hurry. Because you have to dedicate a day to enjoy it.
Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev
Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev is a beautiful destination for a delightful walk, starting from Sagar Lake and continuing to the backside of Amer Fort. This visit polishes the soul of travelers because of the sights and sights it has. After walking the path of the temple and reaching its highest part, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Aravalli hills. It goes without saying that you should wear special clothes while visiting this temple.
Moti Dungri Temple
Moti Dungri Temple is an interesting temple in Jaipur situated on a small hill. This temple is a cultural landmark that every tourist in Jaipur must visit. This temple has become one of the most important Hindu temples in Rajasthan due to its unique mesh architectural style. The most beautiful part of this temple is the structure similar to the old castle in Scotland, which attracts everyone’s attention. Entrance to this temple is free. Those who are interested should visit it during the visiting hours from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm. Celebrations and ceremonies are held in this temple, which you can observe closely if you wish.
Another tourist attraction in Jabpur is Akshardham Temple, also known as Swaminarayan Temple. This temple is mostly famous for its complex architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Apart from Jaipur, Akshardham Temple has been built in eight other big cities of India. People of all ages can visit this temple for free. Its visiting hours are 7:30 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. Of course, its doors are closed on Mondays and it is forbidden to visit it. It is mandatory to wear appropriate clothes in this temple.
Garh Ganesh Temple
Garh Ganesh Temple is a historical temple, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the city of Jaipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. If you like to see the beautiful scenery from the top of the temple, take the difficulty of the path and go to the top of this temple. Be sure that you will experience an unforgettable day during this visit. The only thing you should pay attention to is to wear appropriate clothes when visiting it like any other temple. Visiting hours are from 5:30 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji
Another historical and religious place in Jaipur is called Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji. This temple is only 10 minutes (4 km) away from the city and is made of red sandstone. Its red color has given a lot of charm to this temple. Its entrance is free and those interested can visit it from 6 am to 10 pm. Never forget to wear appropriate clothes in this temple like in other temples.
Sisodia Rani Garden
One of the most attractive parts of traveling and exploring among the famous attractions of Jaipur is going to Sisodia Rani Garden. Built in 1728, 10 km from Jaipur, this garden is famous as a symbol of eternal love between Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and Rani Sisodia Jai Singh. Apart from being a tourist attraction, this garden is also a popular wedding venue in Jaipur. Visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you like to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and in peace, never miss visiting this garden.