RAJASTHAN is the “LAND OF MAHARAJAS ”.
The founder of Jaipur is the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II
If you are still not spending time in the Capital of RAJASTHAN “JAIPUR” your trip is incomplete.
Dearly nicknamed Jaipur is “The Pink City” because of the pink color of its historic buildings, Jaipur is a brave king’s wonderland of heritage and culture full of architectural gems.
Top 16 best historical places list to visit Jaipur:
- CITY PALACE
- ALBERT HALL MUSEUM
- NAHARGARH FORT
- JAL MAHAL
- JANTAR MANTAR
- HAWA MAHAL
- AMBER FORT
- GALTA JI
- JAIGARH FORT
- PANNA MEENA KUND
- MOTI DUNGRI TEMPLE
- GAITORE KI CHHATRIYAN
- JAL DHARA
- AKSHAY PATRA TEMPLE
- AMRAPALI MUSEUM
- CHOKHI DHANI
1 . CITY PLACE – Jaipur’s Most Visitable Place
The City Palace is the most historic place where the Maharaja was administered.
Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal along with various other buildings within the complex in the city palace. This is located on the north-eastern side of Jaipur.
The City Palace has an amazing collection of Rajasthani dresses, and an attractive collection of Mughal and Rajput weapons. This palace gives a rich era of brave maharajas; there are walls richly decorated with mirrors, murals, and lattices.
Timings: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Adult- Indian: INR 100, Foreigner: INR 400 Child- Indian: INR 50, Foreigner: INR 250
2 . ALBERT HALL MUSEUM – Best historic place
The Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum in pink city. It boasts an amazing collection of art and historically significant artifacts.
Come here to see antique coins of India’s history, for the Egyptian mummy and amazing small paintings, different costumes worn by people of different castes in the 18th-century, and an ultimate collection of 19th-century clay figures exhibition of all the yoga poses.
HOT tip: Visit Albert hall at night, when multi-color lights make the museum building attractive.
Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indian Visitor: INR 40, Overseas Visitor: INR 300
3 . NAHARGARH FORT – Historic glory
Nahargarh fort Built in 1734, this grand fort is a perfect way to travel the exploration of historical places in Jaipur.
It is situated on the edge of the Aravalli Hills and formed a strong defense ring for the city. When this fort was built it was named Sudershangarh, but now it is famous as Nahargarh, which means ‘abode of tigers.
About this fort, the popular conviction is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia,
Timings:10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 20, Indian students: INR 5, Foreigners: INR 50, Foreign students: INR 25
4 . JAL MAHAL – Man Sagar lake
This place is the BEAUTY of Jaipur.
The Jal Mahal palace was originally constructed in 1699. This palace is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. It is a real showcase of the Rajput style of architecture on a large scale.
Jal Mahal palace means “Water Palace”. The building and the lake were constructed again by the glory of Amber “Maharaja Jai Singh II” in the 18th century.
At night the place looks so attractive and decent.
Address: XR3W+9CQ, Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
5 . JANTAR MANTAR – Astronomical observatory
It looks like an art gallery but it is not an art gallery It is a collection of sky measuring instruments that were built by Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh.
Jantar Mantar was built between 1728 and 1734 by king Sawai Jai Singh as an astronomical observatory.
Now, This astronomical observatory has been included in the ‘World Heritage List of UNESCO.
This observatory includes instruments to measure time, prediction of eclipses, the occultation of planets of the solar system, and the motion and position of a star.
Looking at these instruments, it seems that the people of our ancient times were interested in mathematics and knowledge of Kangol and how much they had knowledge of these concepts.
King Sawai Jai Singh II had built 5 Vedashalas in India and the Jaipur Vedshala was the largest among all those Vedashalas.
Address: Gangori Bazar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur
6 . HAWA MAHAL – Palace of breeze
The Hawa Mahal palace is situated in the city of Jaipur. This is Built from red and pink sandstone.
The palace sits on the territory of the City Palace.
This palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It is the glory of Jaipur. When someone hears about Jaipur, Immediately they think about Hawa Mahal.
This palace is an iconic historical place in Jaipur. This building is 87 feet higher and has 953 windows.
Don’t miss the colorful glasswork in windows and doorways, which cast an otherworldly glow on chambers throughout Hawa Mahal.
Timings: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indian Tourists: INR 50 per head, Foreign Tourists: INR 200 per head.
Address: Hawa Mahal Rd., Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur.
7 . AMBER FORT – Old capital of Jaipur
The Amber fort and Jaigarh Fort are connected in one complex.
Amber fort is situated immediately above the Hill of Eagles At the Aravalli hills.
On the top of a hill making a beautiful reflection in Maotha Lake, it is popularly known as Amer Fort. Amer is a small historical place in Jaipur with an area hardly over 4 square kilometers.
Here is the temple of the GODDESS of Rajputs. Maharaja Mansingh brought this holy statue of the goddess Shila Mata from the east of Bengal. Maharaja worshipped goddess Kali to win wars.
Timings:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Light Show timings: English: 7:30 PM, Hindi: 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indian National: INR 25, Students: INR 10 Foreign Nationals: INR 200, Elephant Ride for two at Amer Palace: INR 900
Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur
8 . GALTA JI – Holy kund
Galtaji is a holy Hindu kund about 10 km away from Jaipur. It is a holy kund and many Hindu devotees come here for worship and get blessings.
There is a Surya mandir which is the most spiritual and scenic temple. The first and last sun rays of Jaipur fall on this temple. Devotees come here from far and wide for blessings of the Lord ‘Surya’ and her wife ‘Renuka’ on Sunday.
Galta ji is situated in the heart of a hilly tract that attracts tourists here every year.
Timings: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Entry Fee: No entry fee, Camera:
9 . JAIGARH FORT – Victory Fort
It was built in 1726 by the king of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh II.
JAIGARH FORT is also situated on the edge of the Aravalli Hills. It is made of sandstone and the reason behind this was to protect Amber fort.
JAIGARH FORT is the strongest remembrance of Jaipur. It is known as the ‘victory fort’. The world’s largest cannon is kept here called ‘JAIVANA CANNON’.
The view of Jaipur from this fort looks so melodious. If you are photogenic you must come to visit this place.
Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur
Timings: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM
10 . PANNA MEENA KUND – stepwell of stairs
MOST amazing place in Jaipur.
Panna Meena Ka Kund is a hidden gem in Jaipur and most tourists visit Amber Fort but they miss Panna Meena kund.
It was built over 400 years ago and will take your breath away with its amazing architecture and the yellow colour stepwell of stairs!
This palace is also known as : Panna Meena Bawri and Panna Mian Kund.
Timings: 24 hours
Entry Fee: No entry fee
11 . MOTI DUNGARI TEMPLE – Lord Ganesha Temple
Moti Dungri is the temple of “Lord GANESHA”. It is built on the famous Birla Temple’s hill. This historical place in Jaipur was built to protect the city.
This temple has a lot of recognition. The devotee came here and got lord Ganesha’s blessings.
The temple is more than five-hundred years old and was brought here by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in 1761, with Maharaja Madho Singh, from Udaipur.
Must visit this place.
Must visit this place.
Timings: All days of the week: 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Entry Fee: Free
12 . GAITORE KI CHHATRIYAN – Royal cremation ground
GATORE KI CHHATRIYAN is a historical place in jaipur. This is such a very good-looking and peaceful place.
A Rajput Kachwaha king dominates at Gatore Ki Chhatriyan and is responsible for maintaining the royal cremation ground. The founder of Jaipur King Jai Singh II, chose the site in the 18th century for every Kachhwaha king to be cremated here.
In the GATORE KI CHHATRIYAN pillars are in an octagonal pattern. And it looks very attractive so it will always be remembered.
Entry fee: 30 per person
Timing: 9:30 am to 5 pm all days
Address: Gaitor road, mount road,brahmpuri Jaipur.
13 . JAL DHARA – Fountain
Jaldhara is an amazing water theme park in Jaipur city. With amazing rides to water slides, rain dance and wave pools it is an amazing spot to enjoy with your friends and family.
This is the best romantic place to visit with your loved one. Express your feelings and love in the natural atmosphere and feel the beauty of nature.
Timings: 2:00 PM to 9.00 PM
Entry Fees: 10 INR and 20 INR on weekend
Address: Near Shiksha Sankul Gate, JLN Marg, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur 302015
14 . AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
Akshardham Temple might look like an ancient site, but don’t be fooled–this attraction was built in the 21st century as part of a series of 10 temples dedicated to the Hindu god Narayana (a form of Lord Vishnu).
This is the best place to visit. You may find here peace and happiness.
On the walls of the temple, you see meenakari art.
Address: Vidyut Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Chitrakoot, Jaipur
15 . AMRAPALI MUSEUM – A jewel art gallery
Amrapali Museum is a historical place in Jaipur that has traditional jewels and many types of Indian jewellery art.
It is not very famous and the hidden gem of Jaipur , if you come to jaipur you never miss to visit it.
The Jaipur Railway station is near to this museum and the airport is also near.
The museum is open on all working days from 11 am to 6 pm and closed on sunday.
Address: Ground Floor, K, 14/B, Ashok Marg, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur
16 . CHOKHI DHANI – A decent touch of village
Chokhi Dhani is the mini Rajasthan. Where you can see a glimpse of Rajasthan. This is Around 20 kilometers far from the main city.
Chokhi Dhani is a perfect mirror of the Rajasthani food, traditions, culture & heritage.
It was set in 1989 over an area of 10 acres. The main reason for making it , to be aware of the Rajasthani culture. It’s Specially designed to attract and introduce tourists.
Address: 12 Mile Tonk Road via Vatika, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 303905
Entry fee: 750 Rupee – 1200 Rupee per person for Adults
450 Rupee – 800 Rupee per person for Children