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20 Magnificent Places to Visit in Jaipur to Experience the Royal Jaipur Sightseeing

26 Nov 2022 03:53 PM
20 Magnificent Places to Visit in Jaipur to Experience the Royal Jaipur Sightseeing

The gem of the desert state Rajasthan, Jaipur is full of stories, hidden treasures and royal places to visit. From colorful folklore to ancient forts to luxurious palaces to rich culture and delicious food, Jaipur sightseeing will incite the explorer in you and take you back in time. 

Here are 20 exciting things to do and best places to visit in Jaipur that should definitely be next on your list:

Forts – best places to visit in Jaipur The architecture and stories of these forts are the charms of Jaipur sightseeing - 


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1. Amer Fort

Amer Fort

One of the most popular Jaipur places to visit, Amber fort or Amer fort is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Maotha Lake. This UNESCO World Heritage site is made of red stones, marbles and is a perfect amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal style architecture.

Timings - 8am–5:30pm and 6:30–9:15pm

Things to do in Jaipur-
Explore the fort on an Elephant
Seek blessings at ancient Sila Devi temple
Witness the picturesque view of the city
Enjoy light and sound show

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2. Jaigarh Fort

Also known as the fort of victory, this grand sandstone structure is another favorite tourist place in Jaipur. Spread across 3 km, the fort stands testament to Rajput’s military prowess and houses the Jaivana – the largest cannon on wheels in the world.

Timings - 9:30am–4:45pm
Things to see in Jaipur – 
Visit the artillery museum
Enjoy the calm view of the Lake Palace, Char Bagh
Seek blessings at ancient Ram Hari Har Temple, Lalit Mandir, Vilas Mandir, Aram Mandi


3. Nahargarh Fort

Another historical Jaipur places to visit is the majestic Naharharg fort.
Built-in 1734, the fort was once rumored to be haunted but is now one of the most sought after places to visit in Jaipur. The fort is known for its architecture, historical significance, and a beautiful sunset point.

Timings - 10am–6pm
Things to do in Jaipur –
Click selfies with stars at the wax museum
Enjoy glass palace and architecture of the fort
Seek blessings at ancient Nahar temple
Dine at the fort’s restaurant while enjoying the city’s night view

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4. Bhangarh Fort

One of the most haunted places in India, this fort is not a place to visit in Jaipur for the fainthearted. The fort is another architectural marvel and houses a small waterfall and few temples. Remember visiting the fort after the evening is forbidden.

Timings – 6 am to 6 pm
Things to see in Jaipur –
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and imposing architecture of the fort, Dancer’s Haveli and ancient temples

5. Achrol fort

Achrol fort

A Jaipur place to visit on the outskirts, the Achrol Fort is another historical fort known for its historical significance and architecture marvel. 

Things to do in Jaipur –
Enjoy and click pictures of the beautiful ruinous fort
Seek blessings at the local ancient temple
Enjoy various adventure activities like rappelling and trekking

Palaces – tourist places in Jaipur
Tourist places in Jaipur include the opulent royal palaces standing as a proof of the pink city’s rich culture and heritage.

6. City Palace

A trip to the pink city will be incomplete without witnessing this magnificent tourist place in Jaipur. Situated right in the center, the palace occupies 1/10th of total city and is an architectural marvel. 

Timings - 9:30am–5pm 

Things to see in Jaipur – 
Enjoy a specimen of fine handiwork and delicate intricacy while enjoying the palace’s architecture
Get a peek into royal lifestyle while roaming through Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Pritam Niwas Chowk, and Diwan-I-Khas
See ancient weapons, royal costumes, carriages and vintage cars in Maharani Palace and Bhaggi Khana
Seek blessings at ancient Govind Dev Ji temple dedicated to Lord Krishna
Soak in the beauty of well-maintained courtyards and garden    

7. Hawa palace

Hawa palace

Also known as the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal is not to miss-things to see in Jaipur. Built-in 1799, this iconic place to visit in Jaipur allowed the royal women to see the local festivities. The red and pink sandstone structure resembles a crown and has more than 950 jharokhas small windows.

Timings – 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Things to do in Jaipur –
Relive the glory of Rajput’s while enjoying the architecture of Mahal
Seek blessings at ancient lord Krishna temples - Vichitra Mandir, Prakash Mandir, and the Hawa Mandir
Visit the museum to see weapons, antiques and other royal belongings

8. Jal Mahal

Right in the middle of Man Sagar Lake is the most charming places to visit in Jaipur – Jal Mahal. Built-in 1750, the unique, beautiful place to visit has 5 levels out of which 4 are underwater.  Entry inside the fort isn’t allowed but just looking at it floating in the calm lake is a breath-taking sight.

Timings – 6 am to 6 pm
Things to see in Jaipur – 
Witness the beauty of the palace while enjoying a boat ride
Unleash the photographer in you and try and capture the beauty
Go bird watching and see beautiful migratory birds
Take a camel ride for an authentic royal experience

9. Rambagh palace

Rambagh palace

One of the best hotels in Jaipur, Rambagh Palace was once the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. Also known as the Jewel of Jaipur, it was recently turned into a 5-star hotel by the Taj group.

Timings – 6 am 6 pm
Things to do in Jaipur – 
Enjoy the architecture, hospitality, well-manicured gardens of this royal property
Have a relaxing time while enjoying a spa session/dip in the pool

Temples – Jaipur places to visit
Visit these architectural delights and seek blessings from local deities and Hindu god

10. Galta Ji Temple

Galta Ji Temple

One of the most unique tourist places in Jaipur, this Hindu pilgrimage site is situated 10km away from the main Jaipur city. This pink sandstone structure has temples dedicated to various Hindu Gods, natural springs, and is famous for a large number of monkeys found in the complex.

Timings – 5 am to 9 pm
Things to see in Jaipur –
Get a glimpse of stunning Aravali range and surrounding vegetation
Take a dip in sacred seven kundsnatural water springs 
Seek blessings at various ancient temples in the complex
See monkeys in large numbers playing around

11. Birla Mandir

Known for its architecture, this white marble structure sees thousands of devotees from different faiths every day is one of the most popular places to visit in Jaipur. The temple has three domes and beautiful walls adorned with several religious and philosophical carvings.
Timings - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Things to do in Jaipur –
Soak yourself in the tranquil vibe of the temple
Read scriptures from Bhagavad Gita, Socrates, and Buddha
Attend divine morning and evening aarti

Gardens – Things to see in Jaipur
The sprawling green patches bring a refreshing change to the desert landscape of Jaipur sightseeing.  

12. Ram Niwas Garden

One of the major tourist places in Jaipur, these 19th-century gardens are located right in the heart of the city and was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh.  The famous Jaipur place to see is ideal for nature lovers and photographers.

Things to see in Jaipur – 
Enjoy a picnic while cherishing the beauty of the gardens
Visit the bird park and indulge in bird watching
Grab a bite at local cafes in the garden complex
 Visit the zoo, theatre, art gallery or Albert hall museum as per your interest
Enjoy horse riding in the lush green gardens

13. Sisodia Rani Garden

Sisodia Rani Garden

Named after queen Sisodia, this tourist place in Jaipur is a symbol of the love between Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and Rani Sisodia. This Jaipur sightseeing spot attracts history buffs and photographers from all over the country and is known for its natural beauty, waterfalls, and springs.

Timings - 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Things to do in Jaipur –
Enjoy the lush green gardens themed on Radha-Krishna’s love story
Visit small shrines dedicated to Hindu gods – Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Vishnu
See wall painting, murals, and decorations inspired by Rajputs and Mughals.


Markets – Jaipur places to see
Once done with Jaipur sightseeing, shop for some unique souvenirs for your loved ones from the famous pink city bazaars.

14. Tripolia bazaar

Tripolia bazaar

If you want to include a peek of a vibrant culture in your Jaipur sightseeing, you have to visit Tripolia Bazaar. Located right in the middle of the city, you can buy everything Rajasthani here – from traditional outfits to gemstones to antiques to lac bangles to delicious local cuisine.

Timings – 10 am to 8 pm; closed on Sunday

15. Bapu Bazaar

Known as the largest camel leather market in the world, this is one vivacious place to visit in Jaipur. From buying all leather products to handcrafted home décor items and paintings to colorful footwear to bangles, you will find it all in this Jaipur flea market.

Timings - 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; closed on Sunday

Other popular Jaipur sightseeing places –
If you are still looking for more tourist places in Jaipur, here are a few more attractions -   

16. Pink city

Pink city

The ancient walled Pink city is synonymous with Jaipur and even leads its name to the city. One of the iconic places to visit in Jaipur, this UNESCO world heritage site was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727. The structure is 6 meters high, has 7 gates, and covers the entire boundary of the city.
Timings – All-day

18. Choki Dhani

The ethnic village of Choki Dhani is a vibrant tourist place in Jaipur. With 24-hour celebration and cultural festivities, it is an ideal place to visit for families and foreign nationals.

Timings - 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Things to do in Jaipur – 
Visit national museums to see cultural of every state
Enjoy fun evenings which include puppet shows, magic show, folk dance performances

19. Jantar Mantar

The largest stone astronomical observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar is one of the kind experience. This UNESCO world heritage site is a popular place to visit in Jaipur for all especially the kids. It gives a peek into ancient times calculations and architectural accuracy.

Timings - 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Things to see in Jaipur – 
Watch the famous light and sound show
See Samrat Yantra Dial – the ancient time calculator

20. Sambhar Lake

Sambhar Lake

A scenic place to visit near Jaipur, Sambhar Lake is the largest salt lake in India. The lake dates back to the time of Mahabharta and gets water from 5 rivers - Samaod, Khari, Mantha, Khandela, Medtha, and Roopangarh.

Timings – 12 am to 12 pm


Things to see in Jaipur – 
Watch the magical pink flamingos
Seek blessings at Devyani Sarovar Temple
Stay in eco-friendly tents and resorts

Best time to visit Jaipur – Winters i.e. November to March is the best to visit Jaipur as the temperature is neither too hot like in summers nor too humid like in monsoons. Winter is also an apt time to go for Jaipur sightseeing as you can attend festivals like Kite festival January, Jaipur literature festival January and elephant festival March. 

21. How to reach Jaipur

How to reach Jaipur

By Air - One of the most comfortable ways to reach Jaipur is by Air. The airport is situated in Sanganer, has both - domestic and international terminals and is well connected to major cities in and outside India. 

By Train - The Jaipur junction railway station is a major railway station and well connected to most of the cities in the country. Some of the popular trains you can board for Jaipur sightseeing are - Ajmer Shatabdi, Pune Jaipur Express, Jaipur Express, and Adi SJ Rajdhani, and the luxurious - Palace on Wheels.

By Road - Jaipur has a well-developed road network. National highways 8, 11 and 12 run through the pink city. State and private buses also across the state and are a pocket-friendly means of transport.

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Author Bio

Christina Daniels
Story teller, backpacker, shutterbug
Christina Daniels is a storyteller, cinema writer, backpacker and photographer. She is also the author of the bestselling book “I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan.” A traveler who has journeyed across four continents, Christina is also the host of an Airbnb experience in Bangalore.

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