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Places You Must Visit In The Pink City Of India, Jaipur

Places You Must Visit In The Pink City Of India, Jaipur

Jaipur, also referred to as the Pink City of India, is one of the most beautiful destinations in Rajasthan. In 2019, Jaipur was listed among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

Some of the top places of attraction in Jaipur include Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, as well as some other places such as the oldest market in Rajasthan named Chandpole and Albert Hall Museum.

Let’s take a look at some of the top must-visit places in Jaipur 

 

7 Must Visit Places in Jaipur

1. Amer Fort

The Amer Fort is situated at the top of the hill in Jaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces in India. The palace contains maze-like passages and curved staircases. The Fort was built by Maharaja Man Singh, the general of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1592. 

Also included in the UNESCO World Heritage among the “Hill Forts of Rajasthan”. 

Distance from City Center: 10 km 

Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Entry Fee:

  • Indian: Rs 25
  • Students: Rs 10 
  • Foreigners: Rs 200 
  • Elephant Ride(2 people): Rs 900

How to Reach: You can easily reach here by taking one of the state buses or by hiring a private cab or a taxi. The state bus will take around 20 minutes to reach Amer Fort from Ajmeri Gate and MI Road.

2. Nahargarh Fort

Situated at the edge of Aravalli Hills, neighboring Amer and Jaigarh Fort. Furnished with fine carvings and stonework, the Nahargarh Fort once served as one of the defenses of Jaipur city due to its strong structure. It was built by King Sawai Jai Sing II in 1734.

The Architecture of Nahargarh For represents Indo-European culture. At the entrance, a temple is built to honor the rulers of Jaipur. It is a two-story building that contains rooms for kings as well as his 12 twelve wives. 

Distance from City Center: 4 km

Visiting Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM 

Entry Fee: 

  • Indian - Rs 20
  • Indian Students - Rs 5 
  • Foreigners - Rs 50 
  • Foreign Students - 25

How to Reach: Reach here either by taking bus, auto-rikshaw or a taxi. 

3. Jaigarh Fort

The Jaigarh Fort is situated at the top of “Cheel Ka Teela” Hills in Jaipur. Initially built in 1726 as a defense to Amer Fort by Sawai Jai Singh II, thus named after him. Widely referred to as” Fort of Victory” as nobody was able to conquer it. 

It was designed by an architect named Vidhyadhar and it is the strongest among the 3 neighboring forts. A huge treasure was believed to be buried under the Jaigarh Fort but later it was seized by the Rajasthan government in the 1970s.

Distance from City Center: 10 km

Visiting Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:45 PM 

Entry Fee: 

  • Indians: Rs 35
  • Foreigners: Rs 85

How to Reach: Situated around 11 km from Jaipur and can be reached by taking local buses or other means of public transport such as taxi or auto-rikshaw.

4. Hawa Mahal

Also referred to as the “ The palace of winds”, the Hawa is situated in Badi Chaupar town of Jaipur city. It was built in the year 1799 by King Sawai Pratap Singh. The name Hawa Mahal was given due to its structure, the incoming cool winds from the small windows keep the palace cool especially during the summers. 

 The palace was initially constructed so that women from the royal family could inspect the ongoing activities throughout the streets even without being visible to the public. Hawa Mahal has a total of 953 small windows on its 5 floors. 

Distance from City Center: 4 km

Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM to  4:30 PM 

Entry Fee:

  • Indians: Rs 50
  • Foreigners: Rs 200

How to Reach: Hawa Mahal is around 6 to 7 km away from the railway station and it will take 20 minutes to reach here. You reach here by bus which reaches the JDA Market bus stop, the bus stop of Hawa Mahal. Private cabs and rickshaws are also available. 

5. Albert Hall Museum

Inspired by the structure of the Victoria and Alber Hall Museum of London, the Alber Hall was built in the year 1876 as a concert hall. In 1881 a temporary museum was built and later it was completed by Samuel Swinton Jacob in 1887. 

The corridor of Alber Halla Museum is decorated with artworks style of European, Chinese, Egyptian, Babylonian as well as Greek civilization. The museum’s gallery contains antiques and artworks from the past including carpets, ancient coins, pottery and also the Egyptian mummy.

Distance from City Center: 3 km

Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM to  5:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Entry Fee: 

  • Indians: Rs 40
  • Foreigners: Rs 300

How to Reach: Situated nearby Ajmeri Gate in Ramniwas bagh. The best way to reach Alber Hall Museum is by taking a taxi or an autorickshaw. 

6. Amrapali Museum 

The Amrapali Museum has a large collection of tribal jewelry. Among the collection, you will find jewelry from the era of Mughals, Rajput and many other dynasties. Initially founded as Amrapali Jewelers in the 1980s by Rajesh Ajemera and Rajiv Arora.  

Distance from City Center: 1 km

Visiting Hours: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Closed on Sunday 

Entry Fee: Not Required 

How to Reach: You can easily reach Amrapali Museum as it is situated within the center of Jaipur city. Both airport and railway station are easily accessible from the Amrapali Museum.




7. Chandpole

The famous marketplace of Jaipur city, the Chandpole is situated in the old city of Jaipur. The market is around 300 years old and has a variety of things to offer.

More than 350 stores are situated within the Chandpole market where you can find a variety of clothes, artifacts, spices and even jewelry.

Distance from City Center: 4 km

What to Buy: Purchase some of the best marble sculptures from Khazanewalon ka Rasta street. You can bargain and purchase these sculptures at a reasonable price. 

Some of the other things you may buy here: salwar suits, dry fruits, wooden and timber handicrafts, metal and glass ornament, Indian sweets and snacks.

How to Reach: Reach here by taking a metro, bus or autorickshaw. You can either take the metro from Chandpole Metro Station or Choti Chaupar Metro Station. You may also reach here by taking a bus from Choti Chaupar Bus Stand or Sidhi Camp Bus Stand which is merely 1 to 1.5 km from the Chandpole. Book a private cab if you find it suitable. 

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