Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and famously known as “Pink City”, a traveler explores the heritage, culture, and tradition of Jaipur. When you walk around the shops the old architecture, the pink city, and the Jaipuri attire mesmerized you. The city has Forts, Lakes, and represents Rajputana architecture. Jaipur’s Pink City is also known as the first planned city of India which was planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

There is a story behind the Pink Colour of this beautiful city, in 1876 during the visit of Prince Wales, the then Maharaja of Jaipur Maharaja Ram Singh painted the entire city in Pink Colour. Pink Colour is believed a colour of Hospitality. Later in 1727, it was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II and he decided to be with the people and Jaipur and resolve the issues they were facing. Thus, he shifted the capital from Amber to the New City of Jaipur.

If you love to explore historic places, architecture, Indian Culture, and the life of Kings and Queens, then plan a trip to Jaipur.

Albert Hall Museum

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The foundation stone of the Albert Hall Museum was laid by the Prince of Wales in the year 1876 and designed in Indo-Sarcenic architecture by Sir Swinton Jacob. In the museum, you can explore the precious jewellery, Persian cutlery, arms, weapons, carpets, stones, and metal sculptures, and the best part is The Mummy which was placed on the upper floor and beside the Mummy, the X-Ray copy is done in 2011 was also stick on the wall.

Birla Temple

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The ancient temple of Laxmi Narayan Temple was built by Birla family and is located in Moti Dungari. The temple is situated at heights, at the entrance, a beautiful garden is situated and a statue of Lord Shiva in white marble is placed. The whole temple is of white marble, with three domes, beautiful architecture, and sculptures that represent the story of the Hindu religion carved on the wall of the temple. From this temple, you can see the ancient temple of Lord Shiva situated at the Mountain which remains open for the Jaipur Royal Family, but for other people, it opens only on Mahashivratri.

Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple

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The 18th century Moti Dongri Ganesh Temple is the most famous religious temple of Jaipur. The temple was built by Sethi Ram Paliwal and when the tourist visit Jaipur they pay homage to Moti Dongari Temple which means pearl hills.

Amber Palace/Fort

Amber Fort also known as Amer Fort is recognized as UNESCO’s Heritage Site and is located around 11km away from Jaipur. The fort was built by Raja Man Singh I in yellow and red stones and the lush green Aravalli Hills view from the fort is splendid. The fort was later completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh.

At the entrance of the fort, two poles, ‘Suraj Pole’ and ‘Chand Pole’ are placed opposite to each other. The attraction points of the fort, ‘Diwan-e-aam’, ‘Diwan-e-khaas’, ‘Sheesh Mahal’, and ‘Siladevi Temple’. The stones used at the top of ‘Diwan-e-Khaas’ were brought from Belgium and the interesting part of these stones is, that you can see stars in broad daylight which was wished by one of the Queen of Raja Man Singh I. The vegetable table colours were painted around the fort which gives an immense beautiful look. In Amber Fort, you can explore the Rajputana & Mughal Culture.

If you are coming by your own car, then there is a parking lot. If you are planning to take a walk, then I would advise you to take an elephant ride.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1734 as a place retreat. The fort was built for the queens and each queen had their own suite which is linked with the corridors and the king had his own suite at the head. The beautiful part of the Nahargarh Fort is the sunset view, at this point, you can see the panoramic view of the Jaipur City. While reaching the fort you’ll experience the lush green forest of Aravalli Hills, peacocks, and other animals. The king visited Nahargarh Fort while hunting, thus, it’s called the ‘Hunting Residence of Maharaja’.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II in 1726 and gives a panoramic view of Amer/Amber Fort and the Aravalli Hills. The Jaigarh Fort was built on ‘Cheel Ka Teela’ with the motive of protecting the Amber Fort from the enemies. The stones of the fort are in Red Colour and you can explore the Indo-Persian architecture in this fort.

Travelers visit to sightsee the world’s largest cannon ‘Jaivana Cannon’ which was used only once and now it’s a famous attraction point. You can also explore the antique central watchtower, Shubhat Niwas, Armory, and Water Heritage Walk. The temples of Hindu deities are placed around the fort.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 in the heart of the city. The colour of Hawa Mahal is painted in pink colour and situated in mid of the market, nowadays it’s a perfect landmark.

The dome shaped Hawa Mahal has 4 floors, 1st floor called ‘Sharad Mandir’ where celebrations were held, the other floors named, ‘Ratan Mandir’, ‘Vichitra Mandir’, ‘Hawa Mandir’ and the top terrace view floor knowned as ‘Prakash Mandir’. You can see lots of windows (‘Jharokas’) where the queen used to see the street activities and the royal celebrations.

If you want to click a perfect photograph, then visit the café in front of Hawa Mahal take a sip of coffee, and click photographs with the perfect view of Hawa Mahal. I would suggest to go for shopping also as you are in the market area.

Jal Mahal

The symmetrical five-story palace was built by Maharaj Madho Singh in 1750 in mid of the Man Sagar Lake. In ancient times, this place was used by Maharaj as a residence while he hunted.

The Jal Mahal is in a revamped process, thus, entry is banned for tourists. Earlier you can do boating, but nowadays boating is also prohibited. On the Lakeside, you can take photographs in the Jaipuri attire, the local shop vendors also click photographs and in a few minutes you can collect the hard copy. The stalls of food, shoes, and dresses were placed, and you can also do shopping as the rates are feasible.

City Palace

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The City Palace was founded by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II in Jaipur’s old city. In the city place, you can discover the Maharaja Sawai Man Sigh II & Maharaj Sawai Madho Singn I Museum, Mubarak & Chandra Mahal, Baggi Kahna, and the architecture of Rajput, Mughal, and European.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mandir, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage which was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II in between 1728 to 1734. The astronomical observatory features the world’s largest stone sundial, astronomical instruments to view celestial bodies, architecture, and mathematician calculations to understand the planetary movements are commendable. These instruments forced us to re-think our heritage and the thought process of ancient time kings.

Digamber Jain Temple

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The ancient Digamber Jain Temple is made up of red stone and the statue of Lord Adinath in the lotus posture is placed in the temple. The temple has seven stories and the carvings on the wall are extremely splendid.


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Galtaji is the most attractive tourist spot in the low hills, and lush green forest and has temples like Surya Temple (Sun) on the top of the hill and holy kunds. The temple is surrounded by lots of monkeys and is a famous picnic spot for tourists.

Jaipur Wax Museum

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Jaipur Wax Museum is near Nahargarh Fort, in the museum around 30 wax statues of Political Leaders, Celebrities, Freedom Fighters, Jaipur King Sawai Jai Singh II, and the last queen of Jaipur, Maharani Gayatri Devi. When you plan to visit the Jaipur Wax Museum, try to visit Sheesh Mahal also, both places are near to each other and open for all days.

Raj Mandir

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The famous Raj Mandir Cinema Hall was established in the year 1976, the architecture of this cinema has royal styles. If you are planning to watch a Hindi Movie then I would advise you to book your ticket in advance.

Sisodia Rani Palace

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Sisodia Rani Palace is a famous tourist spot that was made by the Jaipur King Sawai Jai Singh II in Mughal Style. The Palace has splendid gardens, and fountains and the beautiful paintings mesmerized you. The palace is located 8 km away from Jaipur city.

Jagat Shiromani Temple

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The oldest temple, Jagat Shiromani Temple was built around the late 15th century by Queen Kanakwati. The temple has a statue of Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu, and Meera Bai. The architecture of this temple is marvelous and the style of South India, Jain, Hindu, and Mughal can be seen. The whole temple is built with two colours, white marble and black stone.

Chauki Dhani

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Chauki Dhani is a famous spot in Jaipur to enjoy the culture of Rajasthan and the delicious Rajasthani Food. In this place, you can enjoy puppet shows, magicians, boating, horse riding, elephant riding, bullock cart rides, cultural shows, museums, and many more. The delicious Rajasthani food is served in a traditional way which is the major attraction point for the tourist.

Bapu Bazar and Johri Bazar

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The Bapur Bazar and Johri Bazar a famous places for shopping for Rajasthani kurtis, jutis, the famous lightweight blankets, jewellery, and many more. The impressive part is the structure and the colour of the shops which is in Pink Colour.

Best Time to Visit

August to March is the best time to visit Jaipur.

How to reach Jaipur

  • Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport &  Sanganer Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Jaipur Junction Railway Station
  • By Road: You can book a Volvo bus. If you are from Delhi NCR and have your own vehicle then take the New Delhi Mumbai Expressway.

Final Thought

Plan a trip to the beautiful city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and explore the luxury life of Maharaja’s and Maharani’s. The places mentioned in this place will give you unforgettable memories. Why to wait…………

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