Travelling is one of the greatest joys of life. Visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world and looking at exquisite scenery and architecture are experiences that cannot be topped by others. However, figuring out where to go and how to get there can be quite annoying. Whether a particular place will adhere to your liking and if going to those places can be easy and worth it needs to be figured out. When it comes to the pink city Jaipur, I can help you figure out how to visit some of the famous tourist places of Jaipur.
10 Famous Tourist Places Of Jaipur You Must Visit:
1. Amer Fort of Jaipur
Amer Fort, also known as Amner Fort built-in 1592 by Raja Man Sing, is situated in Amer, located 11 kilometres outside of Jaipur, Rajasthan. This fort is located on top of a hill and is one of the most famous tourist places of Jaipur. It is constructed of marble and red sandstone and the architectural style is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The palace is laid out in four levels and consists of numerous tourist attraction spots like the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, the Sheesh Mahal, and Sukh Niwas.
How to Reach from Jaipur to Amer Fort:
To get to the fort one can take private vehicles or a bus from the city of Jaipur. To reach the hilltop, one can ride a jeep into the fort, can climb the steps which lead into the fort, or take an elephant ride.
2. Hawa Mahal of Jaipur
Built-in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal or The Palace of Winds is one of the most beautiful palaces in the city of Jaipur. It is built of red and pink sandstone and was inspired by the structure of Khetri Mahal. It has a five-floor whose exterior is decorated with 953 small windows with intricate lace-work called Jharokhas. This palace is a pyramidal-shaped monument with 5 stories. The interior of the palace has rooms with coloured marbles, with inlaid panels or gilding. There are fountains adorned at the center of the courtyard.
How to Reach from Jaipur to Hawa Mahal:
This palace is located at the center of the City and can be reached via auto-rickshaw, bus, taxi, or private cars from anywhere in the capital city.
3. Jaipur Jaigarh Fort
On the promontory called Cheelka, Teel of the Aravalli Range stands a fort built by Jai Singh II called the Jaigarh Fort. It was originally constructed to protect the Amber Fort and is also called the victory fort. The main tourist attraction is the “Jaivana Cannon” which was the largest cannon on wheels when it was first manufactured in the fort. There is a beautiful square garden and has courtrooms with screened windows. There is also a central watchtower, an ArmaMandir, and a triple-arched gateway.
How to Reach Jaigarh Fort:
You can get a private cab, taxi, or a bus from the city of Jaipur.
4. Jaipur Nahargarh Fort
This fort overlooks Jaipur and stands on the edge of Aravalli Hills where once it acted as a defence for the city.
How to Reach From Jaipur to Nahargarh Fort:
There are three railway junctions near the fort which are Jaipur, Durgapur, and Gandhinagar. The bus stand is 17 km away and from the capital city is accessible by bus, rickshaw, or taxi.
5. Jal Mahal of Jaipur
In the middle of the Man Sagar Lake sits a beautiful lake constructed in 1799 called the Jal Mahal of Jaipur. It is a showcase of the Rajput style of architecture. Built-in red sandstone, it is five stories high, four of which remain underwater when the lake is full.
How to Reach from Jaipur to Jal Mahal:
The Jal Mahal is about 5 km away from the center of the city of Jaipur. The lake can be reached by taking a taxi or private car and from there a boat ride gives access to the main palace.
6. City Palace of Jaipur
The City Palace is located in the city of Jaipur and was built in 1727. This palace is unique with many buildings, temples, courtyards, gardens, etc. This palace was the center of cultural and religious events and has a Museum trust.
How to Reach City Palace:
Easily accessible from the main city of Jaipur, the palace can be accessed through an auto-rickshaw, taxi, or cab from anywhere within the city.
7. Albert Hall Museum In Jaipur
The oldest museum of the Rajasthan is the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. It is a beautiful example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. This museum contains many artefacts including jewellery, paintings, ivory, metal sculptures, etc. The main attraction of this museum is the Egyptian museum.
How to Reach Albert Hall Museum:
To reach the Albert Hall Museum, one can book a train to the Merta Road Junction Railway. From this station, the museum is 2 km away and can be reached just by walking or by bus or cab which are easily available.
8. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur
The Jantar Mantar is the largest stone sundial in the world and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a collection of 19 astronomical instruments which allow the observation of astronomical positions with just the naked eye and is one of the main attractions among the tourist places of Jaipur.
How to Reach Jantar Mantar:
If you want to reach by bus, you can take a bus on Line 3 from Jaipur airport to Tonk Phatak and from there another bus to Badi Chopar (Jaipur). The Jantar Mantar is a walking distance away. You can also easily opt for a taxi from the airport which is easily available.
9. Birla Temple
The Birla family built many temples in different cities in India which are now all called Birla Mandir. These temples are built primarily with sandstone or white marble. They are designed to accommodate many visitors and are located in prominent locations. The Birla Mandir found in Jaipur is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.
How to Reach Birla Temple:
Since the temple is located inside the city, all transportation modes including busses, autos, and taxis will take you to the Birla Temple.
10. Galtaji Temple
A Hindu pilgrimage 10 km off of the city of Jaipur is called Galtaji. There are many temples on this site situated on the hills surrounding Jaipur. Pilgrims bathe in a natural spring that flows down from the hill. The temple features many carved pillars with painted walls, pavilions, seven holy ponds created by natural spring, and holy water.
How to Reach Galtaji Temple:
From the city, one can take a bus to VidyadharjikaBagh and after that, a small auto-rickshaw journey will take you to the temple. You can also hire a private cab or taxi to take you as well.
So next time you visit Jaipur, take a tour of these famous tourist places of Jaipur and enrich your experience like never before.