The Pink City, Jaipur
I am a travel blogger by choice and I love to travel not only to enjoy, but also with a mindset to connect with the tradition, people, culture, and heritage of different places. I always have been attracted towards the historic and monumental sites in India especially of those in North India. One of the most prominent tour programs is Golden Triangle which takes you to historic cities like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Delhi has its own historical layers whereas are Agra is well known for its symbol of love, Taj Mahal. Out of all three my favorite is, Jaipur. History of Jaipur has an important role of how the empires shaped and transformed in India. Despite of visiting Jaipur quite many times, my heart still craves for more of it. It’s well-known that the historical resemblance and heritage hotels has made Jaipur tourism standout in India. Jaipur city epitomize the cultural heritage and beauty through its architectural wonders and phenomenal attractions. And this Pink City allocates the beauty with famous tourist places in Jaipur that fills you with charm to the core.
One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things…Henry Miller.
Jaipur weather is a bit extreme being in Rajasthan but the colors of this city lets you forget the weather and the climate. There are numerous places to visit in Jaipur and nearby towns and I am mentioning the most visited ones here. There are good number of 5* hotels in Jaipur which provides you with the luxury treatment of kings and queens.
5 Must Visit Places In Jaipur
1- Amber Fort and Palace
Owing much to its location Amber Fort had gained much popularity amidst the travelers. Once dominated by the Kachhwaha Rajputs, Amber is one place that has deep-rooted cultural and historical significance. Sheesh Mahal, decorated with numerous mirror pieces, is also one of the captivating part of Amber Fort.
Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
-For Indians: Rs.25 (Inclusive of Entry & Camera)
-Foreign Nationals: Rs.150 (Inclusive of Entry & Camera)
2- Nahargarh Fort
It was constructed in order to tighten the security of the place with an astonishing wall. Nahargarh Fort offers the most promising view of Jaipur’s scenic landscape. Late at night, when the entire Jaipur city gets lit up, Nahargarh Fort offers the most sparkling view of the entire city. It is a place that feels like magic to the bits. Surrounded by the Aravali Hills, make sure you do not miss out on the Nahargarh Fort.
Fort Visiting Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
-For Indians: Rs.10 (Adults)
-For Foreign Nationals: Rs.50 (Adults)
3- Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani is the replica of a traditional Rajasthani village. In short, its a live ethnic village with real time village feel. It has been entertaining its visitors with all the Culture and heritage of Rajasthan since 1989. People, don’t miss out on this, as this serves traditional Rajasthani Cuisine that forces your appetite to grow larger than you can ever imagine. I can boost all day long about this places. It’s worth a visit.
4- City Palace
Located in the heart of Jaipur, City palace is one of the most popular tourist destination. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and his dynasty. Now it has been the residence of Jaipur royal family and a large part of the property is open for visitors. Maharani Palace is a museum, which was once the royal hall of the Rajput queens, is now used to displays the weapons and ammunition used by the Royal Family. It’s a treat to the eye and a must visit place for all those who want to study Indian heritage very closely.
Visiting Hours: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entry Fees for Indians:
-Video Camera: Rs.200
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals:
Photography is restricted at specified areas inside the palace.
5- Hawa Mahal
The 5 storied stunning monument has 152 windows to be precise, along with balconies describing itself as a fine piece of Rajput architecture. It was basically designed for the royal queens to watch and enjoy the processions on the street below. Night View of Hawa Mahal is worth a mention as it looks drop dead gorgeous at night.
Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
-For Indians: Rs.10
-For Foreign Nationals: Rs.50
-Entry is Free on Monday and it remains Closed on Friday
With the above listed tourist places in Jaipur, it will be totally worth to extend your trip to visit Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji Temple, Birla Temple, Moti Dungri. Animal lovers can get a treat of bathing and feeding the Elephants in one of the nearby Elephant Villages in Jaipur.
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