If you are very interested about palaces, forts and marvellous architecture then “Jaipur”, Rajasthan’s capital, is one of the cities for you. With innumerable of attractions such as forts, havelis, palaces and buildings not only offer the best historical experience but much like the rest of Rajasthan, here you experience some unique adventure activities like Camel Rides, Boating, Polo, Hot Air Ballooning, Sky Diving, Elephant Safaris and much more.
If still, your mind is not infavour of Jaipur, then please check out the below Top Tourist Attractions in Jaipur which will turn down you sure.
Build by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD; “City Palace” is a perfect combination of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Not only this, the Palace consists many historical attractions like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam and Maharani Palace which are decorated with fine artworks, inscriptions, timeless architecture and old symbols from the past.
Now a day, a part of the Palace has been converted into a museum. Maharani Palace and Baggi Khana are the two noticeable museums among these. Maharani Palace houses weapons and ammunition used by the royal family whereas Baggi Khana showcases different carriages used by the royal families of Jaipur. Last but not least, City Palace is one of the places where you will be surprised by the wonderful view of Pink City.
Timing: 9:30 am – 5 pm (Daily)
Entrance Fee: Indian/Foreigner: Rs. 40/Rs. 300; Camera Fee: Still/Video – Rs. 50/Rs. 200
Situated in the mid of scenic and rough Aravalli Hills, “Amber Palace” is the perfect example of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Not only this, its interior/gems like Ganesh Pol, Sila Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Magic Flower Fresco and Man Singh Palace are ready to mesmerize you.
If you think that’s it, so wrong, Amber Fort excursion is not completed without Elephant Ride and Light and Sound Show.
Timing: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Entrance Fee: Indian/ Foreigner: Rs. 25 / Rs. 150 (Inclusive Camera)
Elephant Ride: Rs. 550 one way
Sound and Light Show: English (7:30 pm daily): Rs. 200; Hindi (8:30 pm daily): Rs. 100
Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for royal women, “Hawa Mahal” or “Palace of Winds”, or also known as “Palace of Breeze”, is one of the top most attractions in Jaipur. Hawa Mahal , a five-storey building in the form of a honeycomb has 953 small windows, called jharokas, decorated with complicated lattice work represents the crown of the Hindu God, Lord Krishna.
Despite this, the interesting thing about this attraction is that, it allowed a clear view of the outside world to the insiders, but outsiders not able to look inside the palace. And yeah don’t forget to go atop the five-storey building to take in that view.
Timing: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Entrance Fee: Indian/Foreigner: Rs. 10/ Rs. 50; Camera Fee: Still/Video – Rs. 20/Rs. 70 (Entry is Free on Monday and Closed on Friday)
“Jantar Mantar”, a World Heritage Site or the biggest observatories of the world contains fourteen geometric devices that measure time, predict eclipses, and track the location of stars and the Earth’s movement around the sun. Among all devices “Samrat Yantra” is not the biggest device in the observatory but also the hugest sundial in the world. Through drawing the shadow of Samrat Yantra, the time for eclipses and the arrival of monsoons can be calculated. So whatever you’re level of interest in space, you will sure be inspired by Jantar Mantar Observatory.
For an original experience, it would be recommendeda guided tour (30 minutes to 1 hour) which would cost Rs. 100.
Timing: 9 am – 4:30 pm (Daily)
Entrance Fee: Indian / Foreigner: Rs. 20/ Rs. 100
Situated in the mid of the Man Sagar Lake, “Jal Mahal Palace” cum hotel is famous for Rajput and Mughal style of architecture.Originally the Palace had five-storeyed but now days only top storey is visible (rest are submerged under water).
No doubt, all seasons are best to explore Jal Mahal but the views you get during monsoon season (when the water level rise) are captivating and never forgotten.
Timing: 9 am to 5 pm
Entrance Fee: Indian/Foreigner: Rs. 10/Rs. 50