Rajasthan Travel Guide

Tourist Destinations & Attractions in Jaipur

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Jaipur is one of the most eccentric cities of India which is known for being the capital of the state of Rajasthan. The city was established by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century and was created as a planned city with numerable pastel pink buildings that named the city as the “The Pink City of India”. The city is known to be the city of the Rajputs as there are many forts, havelis, are present where the Rajput Kings used to reside and it attracts a huge number national and international tourists every year to enjoy Jaipur sightseeing which contributes the lion’s share of the economy of the state. The state of Rajasthan is settled on the massive Thar desert and the Aravalli Mountains all around the tourist can also enjoy the golden sand dunes and collect the best experiences of Camel Safari. Besides all the royal building the capital city of Rajasthan also houses some of the major official buildings which are also important places to see in Jaipur are the City Palace, Govind Devji Temple, the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly building, Birla Temple, and so on. So, people who are really looking forward to tasting the colorful culture of Rajasthan they should not only discover the Jaipur Tourist places but also get to see the realy beauty of Rajasthan more closely.

Jaipur is truly a royal city with unmatched, beautiful architecture, majestic historic past and amazing history. Some most important tourist attractions in Jaipur includes the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaipur City Palace, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Garh Ganesh Temple. The Jantar Mantar observatory and Amer Fort are one of the World Heritage Sites in Jaipur.

Top Tourist Destinations in Jaipur

Akshardham Temple in Jaipur

Akshardham Temple is also known for its massive size and stunning carvings and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Inside the temple there is some brilliant architecture and stone cravings can be seen that are done to crave the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and other intricate works inside the temple walls.The temple is indeed an architectural magnificence

Akshardham Temple : 07:30 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Entry Fees : Free

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall is the oldest museum and is also the State museum of the state. The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden and is a gorgeous example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. People visit this museumto see the finest collection of paintings, ivory crafts, stone, metal sculptures,carpets,colorful crystal works etc.

Albert Hall Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm  & 7.00 to 10.00 pm
Entry Fees : Rs 40 For Indians and Rs 300 for Foreigners

Alsisar Haveli
This is an alluring Shekhawati Haveli that used to be the official residence of the Thakur of Alsisar, which has been converted into a luxurious heritage hotel. The hotel is known for its arts and architecture and also is having an open art gallery that is opened for the tourists and its guests.
Amber Fort Light and Sound Show

The light and sound and show in Amber Fort is one of the best part of Jaipur Heritage and tourism and the tourists can experience the spectacular show which is narrated by Bollywood superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan conveying the historical aura of the Amber Fort. The show is organized in two languages which are Hindi and English. It is a must to do thing in Jaipur.

Amber Fort Light and Sound Show Timings: English- 7:30 P.M to Hindi- 8:30 P.M

Amer Archaeological Museum

The beautiful museum is located at the Dil-e Aaram Garden of the capital of Amer. This beautiful Archaeological Museum displays materials from Sambhar, Nagar, RairhBairat, and the yupa thumbs or the yupa pillars. Tourists can see various epigraphs and sculptures different sites of Jaipur that belonged to the ancient culture of Rajasthan

Amer Archaeological Museum Timings: 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Friday and public holidays closed.

Amer Fort

One of the most important places to visit in Jaipur where the tourists will get astonished to see the beautiful palace of Raja Man Singh’s official residence during the period of 16- 17 th century and the palace is known for its striking Hindu and Muslim architecture. The main sights of the fort are Sheesh Mahal, Rajasthan Kala Mandir etc.

Timings : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Amer Fort Entry Fees : Indian( Rs. 25) Student (Rs 10 ) && Foreigner (Rs. 200.00) Student (100)
Elephant Ride : Rs 900 Per Person

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

A beautiful museum dedicated to the craftsmanship of hand block printing on textiles, and the handicrafts are displayed every day, so any tourist who is interested in buying them can buy them easily. Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting is settled in a small haveli where you can get nice cafes too.

Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting Timings: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Entry Fees : Chargable

Bagru Village Jaipur

This village of Bagru is located at the Jaipur-Ajmer road and known for its wooden block printing and the Bagru prints are popular worldwide. The dyes and the colors are naturally made from fuller’s earth and turmeric and is really awesome to see and the people can get them at the village and Jaipur Markets.

Birla Planetarium Jaipur

One of the famous places to visit in Jaipur, Birla planetarium was built in the year 1962 and it was established as an educational institute and scientific and research institution and the laying stone was put by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This is one such a successful and prominent research institute where one can see the various new innovations on solar eclipses and planetarium events.

Science Museum Show Timings - 10.00 a. m. to 7.00 p.m.
Birla Planetarium Entry Fees : 40.00

Central Park

This is the largest park of Jaipur which is known for its emerald green massive park and the Rambagh Polo ground. There are many other attractions of the park that includes the Musical fountain, temple and stone states and the 206 feet huge National Flag. This place is also a hub for the bird watchers. It is great place to visit in Jaipur if you want to relax in the greenery.

Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur

Chandra Mahal is a part of the City Palace complex. It is a seven-storeyed building and the floors contain many exclusive paintings, floral decorations, and mirror work on walls. Presently,the palace is the official residence of the king of Jaipur. And the tourist is allowed to see the ground floor where a museum displays carpets, and manuscripts and other objects that belonged to the royals.

City Palace Timings : 9.30 AM to 5PM
Entry Fees : Rs. 100.00 For Indians and Rs. 400.00 for Foreigners

City Palace Jaipur

A must visit tourist places in Jaipur, City Palace is a gorgeous example of Rajput and Mughal architecture and known as the epitome of the Pink City. Built by Maharaja Jai SinghII and the palace complex has other stunning complexes such as Diwan e Khas, Diwan E Aam, Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal  and all these are surrounded by lush gardens all over.

City Palace Timings : 9.30 AM to 5PM
Entry Fees : Rs. 100.00 For Indians and Rs. 400.00 for Foreigners 

City Palace Museum

The museum is located in the most popular and iconic Historical Places in Jaipur which is the City Palace and the museum is known for its beautiful collection of paintings and the textile Gallery which is also great place and also for the armory, Durbar hall, BaggiKhana and the SarvatoBhadraor the Diwan –E-Khas which is known for its exquisite architectural beauty. It is one of the most famous tourist place in Jaipur.

City Palace Timings : 9.30 AM to 5PM Everday
Museum Galleries Open – 9.30 AM to 5PM Everday
Light and Sound Show : 7:30PM
Exhibition Open Daily : 10AM to 5PM

Dolls Museum Jaipur

The dolls museum of Jaipur is known for its huge collections of beautiful dolls and puppets and the collection is really wide. The dolls also present the Jaipur heritage through these puppets that are well decorated with the traditional clothes and also dolls from other states of India.

Gaitore in Jaipur

This is one of the best palaces and monuments of Jaipur and is actually a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the members of the royal family. The place was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who was the founder of Jaipur and the building is inspired by exclusive Islamic architecture.

Timing: 10.00 a.m – 05.00 p.m, Open All Days
Entry Fee: Rs 30

Galtaji Temple

Galtaji Temple is another temple which is no less than a Hindu Pilgrimage in the city of Jaipur and the temple is pink in color and is having a wide number of pavilions, finely carved pillars and brilliant carvings which altogether make this temple one of the best places to see in Jaipur.

Galtaji Temple Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fees : Free

Ganesh Pol at Amer Fort

Ganesh Pol is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh which is located in the Amer Fort which is the one of the most impeccable historical Places in Jaipur, and a prominent mark of Jaipur Heritage. The temple is having an excellent idol of Lord Ganesha and constructed in a traditional Rajput and Islamic architecture.

Garh Ganesha Temple

This is another temple of Lord Ganesha which is located on the hills near Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort.The temple was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh I when he accomplished the "AshwameghaYagna" at the time of establishment of Jaipur and placed the shrine of Lord Ganesha in the temple.

Govind Dev Ji Temple

Govind Dev Ji Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and was brought to the city of Jaipur from Vrindavan and the temple’s statue or the idol of Lord Krishna has a specialized look that is very much similar to the incarnation of Earth, the temple came into the city during the reigns of the Mughals

Govind Dev Ji Temple : 05:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
Entry Fees : Free

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

One of the most important things to do in Jaipur is to visit Hawa Mahal. The intricate palace is especially made for the queens and the ladies of the kingdom during the era of Maharaja Sawai Singh. The palace has 950 windows and constructed in the year 1799 in complete red sand stone looking it exquisitely beautiful.

Hawa Mahal Timings : 9.00-16.30
Entry Fees : Rs 10 (Indians) Rs 50 (Foreigners)

Hawa Mahal Museum

This beautiful museum is an integral part of the HawaMahal and the Museum showcases the statues and sculptures that belonged to , Jaipur and Ganeshwa, Raid, Sambhar, Museum of Indology and the museum is exclusively known for its gorgeous architecture and floral motifs made on the walls and the armory items.

Hawa Mahal Museum Timing: 10 am - 4.30 pm . Closed on Friday and public holidays.

Ishwar Lat

This is a huge minaret which is of 60 feet height located in the Tripoli bazaar of Jaipur and the minaret provides a panoramic view of the complete Jaipur City and one can have the best visuals of the city from the minaret.

Jai Mahal Palace

One of the massive Palaces and monuments in Jaipur the Jai Mahal Palace was built in the Indo-Saracenic architecture and the palace is 270 years old. But the palace has been converted into a massive luxurious 5-star hotel which is taken over by Taj Group of Hotels and has been named as one of the lavish hotels of the world.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is considered the strongest forts compared to all of other three forts as this fort was mostly executed during the wars. Nestled amidst the rocky and mighty Aravalli ranges and overlooking Amber Fort is also known as “Cheel Ka Teela and inside the palace complex an armory a museum and other complexes such as Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir etc. can be seen.

Jaigarh Fort Timings : 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Entry Fees : Rs. 35 For Indians and Rs. 85 for Foreigners 

Jaipur Wax Museum

The museum is the brain child of Mr. Anoop Srivastava of Entertainment 7 Ventures Pvt. Ltd. who laid the intellectual foundation for this project with the Pink City Film Festival in 2006. A lifelike wax... more »

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces to visit in Jaipur and adjacent to Sisodia rani Garden which is nestled at the middle of the Man Sarovar Lake and gets a scintillating look during the rainy season when the lake gets filled with water and the palace just look grandwith floating hyacinths

Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar is a structure which is a group of 19 architectural astronomical instruments, made by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, and has the world's largest stone sundial, and stated as UNESCO World Heritage site. It is near City Palace and Hawa Mahal, is also having stonework, stone and brass instruments used for astronomy of ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts. Jantar Mantar is among the most famous tourist attractions in Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar Timings : 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM every day.
Jantar Mantar Jaipur Entry Fees : Entry fee is Rs. 40 for Indians and Rs. 200 for foreigners.

Jawahar Kala Kendra

This is a multi-arts center which represents the Jaipur heritage and it is established by the Government of Rajasthan and it works for preserving the traditional and local arts and crafts of Rajasthan. Besides keeping the arts and crafts the place houses closed auditorium, art galleries, library, cafeteria, small hostel and art-studio too.

Kanak Vrindavan Garden

This is a beautiful and exclusive garden of Jaipur located at the foothills of the Nahargarh Fort. The garden is surrounded by the mighty Aravalli Hills and lush greenery. The garden is known for its beautiful marble decorations and a long series of fountains. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and presently preserved by Government of Rajasthan

Timings : 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m

Laxmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple temple is also one of the best places to see in Jaipur and dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. The temple s known for its intricate craftsmanship as the entire temple is constructed with white marble and people come to see the silver beauty of this temple from all over the places.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple : 8.00 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Entry Fees : Free

Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum

Tripolia Gate and Jaleb Chowk are two entrance points of this museum. When entering from the Tripolia gate, Mubarak Mahal is the first building that comes in the way. Mubarak Mahal has an office and... more »

Maharani ki Chhatri

This area is actually a creation ground that was specially built for the royal queens and other ladies who belonged from the royal family. The construction is located near Jal Mahal and known for its beautiful chattris and carved stonework all through the cenotaph. The memorial never opens during the Holi festival.

Timing: 9.30 a.m - 4.30 p.m

Modern Art Gallery

The modern art gallery of Jaipur is located in the Ram Niwas Bagh and scheduled by Maharaja Ram Sigh with a good cause of a famine relief project in the 19th century. The art gallery represents the beautiful sculptures and modern art of Rajasthan and can be a good tour after the trip of Ram Niwas Bagh.

Moti Doongri Fort

The Moti Doongri Fort used to be the official residence of Maharani Gayatri Devi who was known as one of the most beautiful women of the world. The fort is small but looks a lot like a Scottish Castle and is having a beautiful backdrop of the Birla Temple.

Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple

Moti Dungri Temple is settled at the central part of the city and it is actually a hill and there is a temple and a palace which is located on the hill. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and people just sway by the temple and takes this as the most religious place of the city.

Moti Dungri Temple : 5:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Entry Fees : Free

Nahargarh Biological Park

Jaipur Zoological Garden or Nahargarh Zoological Park is a massive place to enjoy the flora and fauna and the tourist will love the place as they could see for the wide flocks of birds and large group of mammals from different species and this zoo is also state as the fourth largest ‘ghariyal’ or alligator breeding firm in India.

Nahargarh Zoological Park Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Entry Fees : Starting From Rs 30

Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort is the smallest of all the other three forts and the fort is known for providing the panoramic view of the Man Sagar Lake and the fort is also a nice sight to view the sprawling city of Jaipur and its pastel buildings. A short day trip in Jaipur sightseeing will include it.

Ram Niwas Garden

Ram Niwas Garden Garden is more a museum and one can see a bird park, art gallery, exhibition ground, and gymnasium. The palace garden is also having several cafes and picnic spots and it was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in the year 1868.

Ram Niwas Garden Timings: 10 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fees : Chargable

Ramgarh Lake

This is an artificial lake of Jaipur that used to be the main source of water supply to the entire city of Jaipur. It was also known as a popular picnic spot, for the most of the times after the rainy season and people used to visit here during the times. It is an amazing place to visit in Jaipur surrounded by greenery.

Sambhar Lake

This is a salt lake which is surrounded completely by all sides of Aravalli hills. The lake is known as India’s largest salt lake and is the source of most of Rajasthan's salt production. The lake is also known for watching water owl, Nilgai and deer and foxes. It is a perfect place to visit in Jaipur for bird lovers.

Samode Haveli

The Samode Haveli is 175 years old mansion that was built by the kings of Samode. The mansion is known for its eccentric courtyards and architecture, but at the present time the haveli has been converted into a luxurious hotel which is also known as one of the best Heritage Hotels of Jaipur.

Sheesh Mahal Amer Fort

The sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace of Amer Fort is an exquisite place which is completely decorated with mirror works and it can be seen through glass decorated panels and multi-mirrored ceilings all through. The palace was built by king Man Singh in the 16th century and known for its exclusive beauty. It is one of the most beautiful place to see in Amer Fort.

Entry Type: Free
Timing: 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM

Shri Digamber Jain Temple Sanganer

Jain Temple Sanganer is mostly dedicated to the Jain’s and their God Padamprabhu who is The 6th Teerthankar for Jain’s and the temple is superbly white and people visit here as this temple is known to create some miracles and that is why people visit this temple in large numbers

Sisodiya Rani Ka Bagh

Rani Sisodia Garden is one of the most famous places to see in Jaipur and this is a palace garden which is having a beautiful sprawling garden surrounded byfountains, streams and painted domes. The palace garden was made by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and inside the palace one can see beautiful murals of Lord Krishna on the walls of the galleries

Rani Sisodia Garden Timings: 8 am to 5 pm
Entry Fees : Free

Snow Planet

Want to chill in this scorching summer heat, Snow Planet in Jaipur is the perfect place for it. You can say that Snow Planet is the auxiliary name for the replenishment and ecstasy. With -5 degree temprature inside ,what better place you can find the to beat the summer heat. Snow World Jaipur or Snow Planet is a place where you can enjoy your summers with friends and families. With state of the art technology, you will also find Polar Bears, penguins and Alpine Trees along with the snow. There is also kids area known as Cryozone of Snow World which have play area, Snow slide, Snow Merry-Go-Round, Snow sculptures, snow basket ball, Snow Mountain and much more. Snow Planet Jaipur is a must visit place during summers in Jaipur.

Vidyadhar Garden

This is one of the most untouched gardens of the city of Jaipur which is centrally located in the city. The garden is built in the memory of Jaipur's chief Architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The tourists can see murals and paintings of lord Krishna and it is built according to the Mughal architecture with lawns, fountains and pavilions all through