Jaipur is among the first planned cities of India. There are lots of places worth visiting at Jaipur. It is also referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark building color of the city. With the wonderful monuments, fortresses and peaceful temples, Jaipur is certainly one of the best tourist destinations of India. Read through to know about day out in Jaipur.
1. Amber Fort (Amer Fort)
One of the best places of Jaipur is Amber Fort, an imposing fort oozing with Indian history, one can never have enough of this place. The light and sound show in the evening is an added attraction to the elephant ride and the wonderful architecture.
Timings: 8am – 6pm
2. City Palace Jaipur
Get a look of the lifestyles and affluence of erstwhile Rajasthan kings at City Palace of Jaipur. The exhibits will surely leave you awestruck. The Arms and Armour exhibition here is all the more amazing. It is surely the best way to spend a day in Jaipur.
Timings: 9.30am – 5pm
3. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of a lovely lake with the Aravalli mountain range in the backdrop. It is a wonderful place to spend the evenings specifically. Don’t miss out on feeding the fishes with flour.
Timings: 9am – 5pm
4. Jaigarh Fort
One of the must see forts of Jaipur is the Jaigarh Fort. It is an old fort but the way it is maintained is commendable. You can find the largest canon of the world here and the place is never too crowded. The view from the top of Jaigarh Fort is unbelievably mesmerizing.
Timings: 9am – 4.30pm
5. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is a true architectural delight. This observatory looks so clean and nice that it seems that it is built just yesterday. It would give you a deep insight into ancient mathematics, astrology and calculations. Get ready to unleash some amazing science facts at Jantar Mantar.
Timings: 9am – 5pm
6. Nahargarh Fort
If you go to Nahargarh Fort at night, you can get an awesome bird eye view of the pink city. It is a must visit if you are belong to the group of shutterbugs or panorama view seekers.
Timings : 10 am – 5.30pm
At Elefantastic, you can personally feed, wash or ride elephants. Enjoy being with those huge creatures in their natural habitat. This is certainly the best ways to spend a day in Jaipur and guarantees a unique and memorable experience.
Timings: 9am –7pm
8. Panna Meena Ka Kund
Panna Meena ka Kund is not a much exploited place, but a hidden gem in itself. This place is a treat for photographer, history buffs and adventure lovers. While going to Amber Fort, you can make a short halt over here for its spirituality and tranquility.
Timings: All Day
9. Royal Gaitor Tumbas
A nice and quiet area with wonderful carvings on stone makes this place worth a visit. You can even hire a guide to know everything about the tombs. If you are visiting Nahargarh Fort, don’t miss out on these impressive tombs.
Timings: 10am – 4.30pm
10. Govind Devji Temple
If you are seeking solitude and peace, visit Govind Devji Temple. It is the best way to spend a day in Jaipur in the abode of God.
Timings: 4:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 5:45 PM – 9:30 PM
11. Laxmi Narayan Mandir
Laxmi Narayan Mandir is surely a beautiful temple. It would seem like a marble wonder. It also has a clean garden with food stalls. You can have a memorable time with your family over here.
Timings: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
12. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
If you want to spend a day away from the humdrum of the city and noise pollution, check out Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Unveil the secrets of textile and hand block printing. You can also buy a souvenir for your relatives from here.
Timings: 10.30 am – 5.30pm (Monday- Saturday) ; 11am – 5.30pm (Sunday)
13. Hawa Mahal
More than 200 years have passed but Hawa Mahal still remains one of the most fabulous monuments with interesting architecture and intricately carved jharokhas. If you are lucky, you will get to see a snake charmer too.
Timings: All Day
14. Shopping in Bapu Bazar
Both the locals and the tourists like this place alike , a lovely bazar where one can find all types of traditional Rajasthani stuff from jewellery, shoes to household items. When in Jaipur this place is a must visit for all.
15. Sheesh Mahal
Though Sheesh Mahal can be visualized only from outside, it doesn’t lessen the charm of this hall of mirrors. It would make you take a detour to the world of kings and queens.
Apart from these places, there are lot many other places too that can be enjoyed at night, so make sure you have enough time to explore the whole of Jaipur.
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