Top 7 Places to Visit in Jaipur

Introduction

Many may wonder what a plain desert Jaipur has to offer when it comes to vacation. But it is not the case. The brown sands of Jaipur hold colors of pink and blue in its streets, the palaces made of history, scientific innovations, and ethnic handicrafts. The land has ownership of art, craft, and monuments that can mesmerize the visitor’s mind.

PUNO

Top 7 Places to Visit in Jaipur

With all the travel and walking, now it’s time to explore an adventure spot! The first ever trampoline park- Puno Jaipur has a lot to offer when it comes to fun-filled activities involving rope courses, slam dunks, and roller bridges. It is an arena where one can show off their ninja skills when with friends or family. They also do have a kids section for young ones to have fun. It stays open from 11:30 in the morning to 9:00 at night. 

Depending on the time spent the price can range between 800 to about 1300, also differing in accordance to weekdays and weekends. It is a fantastic spot for a night out, a family trip, and also date nights. 

CITY PALACE

The City Palace is a palace complex that comprises the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. It is a memorial of the long history of the royals that ruled over Jaipur for a very long time. The palace holds a beautiful collection of textiles and costumes, well-crafted daggers and swords, and also a collection that showcases miniature paintings. 

Exploring the palace, one can move to the Friends of the Museum Bazaar, which has Jaipur’s highest quality souvenirs. The paintings, handicrafts, and architecture hold the cultural heritage of the past. The City Palace also offers one a beautiful view of the Pink City from within its walls.

AMBER FORT

The Rajasthani architecture can be seen in the monument of the Amber Fort. Being one of the most visited forts in India, it can take around 1 to 2 hours to roam within the fort. After a short uphill hike, one gets to the entrance of the fort. The fort offers a beautiful interior with a mix of marble and red sandstone. 

There are four entrances and thus four courtyard gardens that add serenity to the whole structure. The Amber Fort has underground tunnels worth exploring that can provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  One also gets to enjoy the elephant rides and the light and sound show in the evening. With a well-informed guide, the tour can be made exciting with intriguing stories and tales.

HAWA MAHAL

The main attraction from Jaipur that adorns the postcards- is Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Breeze. A visit to Jaipur cannot be considered complete without visiting this palace. The 953 windows that provide deep ventilation is what gave the palace its name. The honeycomb structure, a marvel of architecture, provided the royal ladies enough cover while watching the festivities on the street. In the palace, one cannot miss the small museum, the narrow hallways, and also the intricate colorful glassworks.            

JAL MAHAL

The palace situated in the middle of Mansagar lake is an architectural wonder that cannot be missed in Jaipur. Just the view of the Jal Mahal from the banks itself is mesmerizing and with the lights, at night it is a delight to watch. The palace was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh, as a summer place and hunting lodge. Though the palace may appear to have only one story, it can be seen that the rest four stories are submerged underwater. Most of the time access to the palace is restricted. But in the streets nearby, one can see the vibrant handicrafts  and colorful souvenirs that are both unique and affordable

JANTAR MANTAR

An astronomical observatory may seem boring to many people. But Jantar Mantar will change your mind. It provides one with a rare collection of astronomical tools that were developed around 300 years back. The larger-than-life sculptures have distinctive purposes and can still be put into use. The uses include measuring time, observing constellations, and even predicting eclipses. Jantar Mantar’s sundial is one of the largest in the world and can be used to measure time accurately to two seconds. Whether a science enthusiast or not, this is a place worth not missing in Jaipur. 

NAHARGARH FORT

A symbol of might and majestic that looks over the cities of Jaipur and Amber, Nahargarh Fort is a spot that cannot be missed. Built on top of the Aravalli Hills, the fort has protected the city of Jaipur for over 300 years. The fort can boast of its beautiful structure and thus used to serve as the summer destination for the royalty during its prime years. The fort has a dozen boudoirs belonging to the queens which are surrounded by corridors filled with murals. A visit to the fort can only be completed with a visit to the wax museum and sculpture park.

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