Are you a history lover? Do you love visiting great king’s palaces, forts and experience their lifestyle and way of living?
Then here below is a place where you would get a close look at the royal lifestyle of king’s and their empire and a pure Indian architecture beauty.
Let’s check out the royal city of Rajasthan – Jaipur.
Jaipur was founded by Maharaj Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan (A State in India) and Jaipur is also the largest city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India.
Here we provide you the best guide to check out Jaipur.
Best Places to visit in Jaipur:
1. Amer Fort:
The most famous and a must visit place in Jaipur, that adds to the top of your list is Amer Fort. Amer is located at 12-13 kilometers from Jaipur.
Amer Fort is a majestic architecture located on a high hill. The Rajput maharajas were the residents of this palace.
It is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
The fort is basically divided into four parts. It consists of Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e- Khas, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), and the Sukh Niwas where an artificial cool climate is created by the winds that blow over a specially made water place within the palace.
It starts with the main entrance gate known as Suraj Pole which leads to Jaleb chowk- it’s one of the four courtyards of Amer palace.
There is Shila Devi temple in right at the entrance to the main grounds of the palace.
In the second phase, it consists of Diwan-e-Aam, where the king held a meeting to hear the problems about the common public.
The third courtyard contains the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), and the Sukh Niwas where an artificial cool climate is created by the winds that blow over a specially made water place within the palace.
And finally, the fourth courtyard is the living area where the queens resided.
Timings to visit are 8:00 am to 5:30 pm on all days.
2. Hawa Mahal:
Hawa Mahal built in 1799 also known as Palace of Winds is the landmark of the city.
The most beautiful and iconic structure adds the symbol of heritage and royalty of Maharajas of Jaipur.
It is in the heart of the city and it is a 5 story and 50 feet tall building.
This building resembles the crown of Lord Krishna. It contains a lot of small sized windows through which wind comes and goes from the palaces.
This was specially built for the women of the royal family, as they could check out the festivals happening on the street and enjoy the busy street without anybody could see them from outside of the palace.
It’s a must visit the place. Please do visit this place if you travel to Jaipur.
It is open for visitors for all the days of the week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
3. City Palace:
City palace a royal complex palace in Jaipur, also the seat of Maharajas of Jaipur. Palace was built in 1732 by the Kings of Jaipur.
Basically, it is the residence of the Royal Family of the city. It basically contains two mahals in it namely- Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal.
The palace has many entry gates made. The royal gate known as Tripola gate is reserved for the Royal family.
The other gates known as Udai pol, Virendra pol are for common people’s entrance.
This palace contains many subdivided parts to see here there is Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Pritam Niwas chok, Maharani Palace, Govind-Ji Temple etc.
Here there is Bhaggi Khana is a museum in the palace with a huge collection of royal objects related to the Maharajas.
The public visiting hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
4. Jantar Mantar:
Located near to City palace and Hawa Mahal comes here another remarkable destination of Jaipur.
The place with the best astronomical instruments proves the intelligence of the Maharajas at that time, which we sometimes can’t this days even with the power of the internet.
It features the world’s largest stone Sundial, and this place has been marked as UNESCO world heritage site.
It’s a fully astronomical place which tells the current time with the help of instruments built and comparing them with the Sun and Moon.
Also, various Yantra’s are made and the Zodiac signs are specially marked here which included different happenings in the planetary moments. A really visit a place to mark on your list.
5. Jaigarh Fort:
The fort is around 10 km’s from the Jaipur city. It is located on a high hill slightly above Amber Fort.
The way to this fort leads to the path to one another fort i.e. Nahargarh fort. This fort is surrounded by a thick wall of red sandstone and the wall is around 3 km’s long.
Here there is a great collection of armory and the palace also contains Museum, which is a worth seeing.
The interesting thing here is there is a Jaivana- World’s largest cannon on wheels.
Cannon here is so large that it is fired only once from it’s made, and when it was fired nearly 30 % of people near that cannon became deaf due to its largest sound during the era of Maharajas.
This is a must-see cannon of a very large size. The public visiting timings remain the same as discussed above.
6. Nahargarh Fort:
On the way to Jaigarh Fort road also leads to Nahargarh Fort, which was a summer retreat for the maharajas. It was built in 1734 by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Madhavendra Bhavan is the most interesting place to see here.
The Zenana quarters consist of 12 best identical suits, which were specially made for the ladies of the royal family. The king had nine wives.
All the nine wives were given a 2-floored apartment with a 3-side courtyard. And yeah a 4th side had the personal wing of the Maharaja.
And yes, now the most interesting thing here is the place is constructed in such a manner that if a king would visit one queen, the other was not able to know that the king visited which queen. Really interesting right!!!!!
So, mark your visit to this place, also many film shootings are conducted at this place.
Timings here are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
7. Galtaji Temple:
Temple located about 10kms from Jaipur city. This temple contains 7 holy kunds among which one is Galta Kund, which is holiest and which never dry’s. The temple is in the Aravalli hills and is surrounded by dense trees and mountains.
Here there are kunds and temples of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Lord Hanuman situated within the temple complex.
8. Lakshmi Misthan Bhandar:
Lakshmi Misthan Bhandar also known as LMB is the best place in Jaipur to try out the pure Rajasthani Cuisine.
It is in Johari Bazar area of Jaipur. This hotel is said to be the first three-star hotel in the state.
Many famous traditional sweets and dishes are served here. I would personally recommend you to have a lunch or dinner here if u visit Jaipur.
9. For Shopping in Jaipur:
Jaipur provides a vibrant collection of ornaments, kurtas, sarees and many traditional Indian wear clothes.
If you are looking for the buying of ornaments in the Rajasthani style then I think that Johari Bazar is the best place to shop.
Tripola Bazar is famous for its lac jewelry and you can find a beautiful variety of bangles here.
And Bapu Bazar is the best place to do shopping in Jaipur.
You would find all kind of stuff here that you really need to shop from Jaipur. A must check out shopping place for the shopping lovers.
Yes, so finally you made a look at the best places to check out in Jaipur. All the above-mentioned places will really make your Jaipur trip a memorable one.
How to Reach Jaipur?
Basically, Jaipur is well connected to all parts of the country through rail, road, and Air.
1. Rail: Jaipur railway station connects all the major cities of India and you could easily find a train to reach Jaipur.
2. Road: Bus or Taxi service to Jaipur is also available.
3. Air: Many flights are directly connected to Jaipur from the major airports, but you could also find a connecting flight easily to reach Jaipur.
Thanks for reading the article, hope you received all the information about your travel to the capital city of Rajasthan.
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