Jaipur also is known as the pink city founded in 1727 by the Rajput ruler Jai Singh (ruler of Amer) the earliest planned city of India. Jaipur named after its founder Jai Singh. Here is the ultimate guide to the best places to visit in Jaipur.
During the colonial period when our country under British rule it was termed as Jaipur state but after independence, Jaipur was made capital of newly formed state Rajasthan.
Jaipur is a popular destination for tourist as it is only 268km away from Delhi as well as 616km from Shimla.
Best time to visit in Jaipur is winter time between October to March where days are pleasant but the night is extremely cold having a temperature less than 4 degrees Celcius.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR:
Jal Mahal which located in the mid of Man Sarovar Lake in Jaipur has features blend of traditional and Mughal architectural style as it was built in Mughal time.
The chambers and halls of the palace have light sand coloured stone walls which offer distinct look to Mahal and due to which it is majorly attracted by tourists.
Jal Mahal was constructed by Maharaja Madho Singh in 1750 as he wished to have a lodge for himself and to a place for duck hunting parties.
It is one of the most attracted places to which we should go if we ever visit Jaipur. In fact, Jal Mahal is a five storied building of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full.
The star attraction reaching the Mahal through a boat ride which is handcrafted and too much beautifully decorated wooden boats.
The vast complex built by Sawai Jai singh II and in fact it occupies at least 1/7 part of the pink city.
It situated right in the middle of Jaipur city where one can enjoy forts, gardens, palace and courtyard. The palace also has museum featuring collection like Rajput weapons, Rajasthani dress, sword and shape of all sizes.
City palace is open on all days then on public holidays from
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Jantar Mantar is the largest astronomical observatory in India.
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur built by Maharaja Sawai Singh II who fascinated by the movement of celestial objects and also the instrument at Jantar Mantar made of stones and are very large structures.
The sound and light show at Jantar Mantar are definitely worth your time as it explains why Jantar Mantar was build and uniquely explains the history behind the city of Jaipur.
The best timing to visit there is Mid day as you will be able to know how the readings are taken of each instrument.
Everyone should go there at least once as it only cost 50 RS for Indian and 200 RS for foreign tourists.
Hawa Mahal a beautiful monument built by Sawai Pratap Singh and was designed by Lalchand Usta in 1799.
It situated near Johari bazaar which provides beautiful as well as attractive view of Pink City.
In an archaeological museum, the entire structure built using only red and pink sandstone. The latticework built for allowing women to watch the everyday life of the city.
It is five-storey structure which has more than 950 windows.
Hawa Mahal is open from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. It is also open on public holidays
Amber Fort which also pronounced Amer Fort.
Its construction started by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century and completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century means to took two centuries.
Three kings worked to complete the fort.
Amber palace consists of amazing places like Jaleb Chowk, Singh Pol, Diwan-e-Aam,
Diwan-e-Khaas, Ganesh pol, Yash Mandir, Sukh Mandir,
Suhag Mandir, Shila Mandir, Suhag Mandir, Shila Devi Temple, Baradari, Bhool bhulaiya, and Zanana Dyodi.
Birla Mandir also known as LAKSHMI NARAYAN TEMPLE built by Birla group of industries 1988.
Situated below Moti Dungri Fort best place to visit Jaipur.
Photography prohibited inside temple.
It is completely build using white marbles.
It is open on all days of week
Birla Mandir has visiting duration of 15-30 minutes.
One should visit there because it is beautiful and it has no entry fees.
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Nahargarh Fort which situated in the outskirt of Jaipur, this one of the epitome of the great architecture and planning. this the best place for all the history lovers and for people who love the architectural works. Some much delight craving and many more things.
And also Nahargarh fort is the best place from where one can enjoy the Panoramic view of the whole Jaipur and among the best place to visit in Jaipur.
THINGS TO PACK WHILE VISITING JAIPUR:
- Hand Sanitizer to maintain good sanitary conditions.
- Sunglasses are necessary because if it is not raining in Jaipur then there is the scorching sun.
- An Umbrella and Raincoat just in case.
- Cotton clothes as Rajasthan is extensively hot most of the year.
- Sunscreen lotions to prevent sunburn.
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