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Thriving with life, culture, and colors is the India’s very own Pink City Jaipur. Situated in the Northern side of Indian Province, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It is the largest city in Rajasthan. Jaipur was founded in 17th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is located at a distance of 260km from the New Delhi. Forming the west Golden tourist circuit, Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The grandiose palace and regal monuments of Jaipur have attracted travelers and historian from far and wide.
City Palace, situated in the heart of Jaipur is the most magnificent palace complex of Udaipur. Built in 17th century, City Palace includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Surrounded by vast array of manicured gardens the City Palace shows a flawless blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecturing style. The house of formal royal family is the major tourist attraction of Jaipur.
City Palace Timing: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Entry Fee For: Indian
Entry Fee For: Foreign Nationals
Perched on the rugged hilltop is the Amber Fort and Palace of Jaipur Rajasthan. Amber Fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh. It is located at a distance of 11km from the main city of Jaipur. Also known as Amer Fort, Amber Fort overlooking the Maota Lake is known for its artistic style which shows an impeccable blend of Hindu and Rajput Element. Sheesh Mahal or the Glass Palace is said to be the most astounding feature of Amer Fort. The walls and ceilings of Sheesh Mahal are carved with pictorial paintings and delicate flowers made out of pure glass. Visitors can also avail elephant tour during their visit of Amber Fort. The tour is known as Dera Amer Elephant Safari.
Amber Fort Timing: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Entry Fee For
Indian: Rs 25 (inclusive of Entry Fee and Camera)
Foreign National: Rs 200(inclusive of Entry Fee and Camera)
Elephant ride at Amber Fort and Palace: Rs 900
Har ki Pauri is a famous ghar of Haridwar located in the banks of river Ganga. It is one of the major landmarks of this ancient city. In native language, Har Ki Pauri means “The Lord’s Footsteps”. The most highlighting feature of Har ki Pauri is the footprint of Lord Vishnu. Every year thousands of devotees visit Har Ki Pauri of Haridwar to be the part of the biggest fair of India, Kumbha Mela and Ardha Kumbha Mela.
Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh is Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds of Jaipur. It is located near the heart of Pink City. Shaped as a crown of Lord Krishna, a Hindu God, the five storey structure of Hawa Mahal was built using Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal architecturing style. Hawa Mahal is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a prominent landmark of the city that is renowned for its rich cultural and architectural history. The lattice windows are the most significant feature of Hawa Mahal which keeps the Hawa Mahal cool and breeze even during the hot scorching summer.
Hawa Mahal Timing: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Entry Fee For:
Indian: Rs 10
Foreign National: Rs 50
Offering the panoramic vista of Pink City of Jaipur is the Nahargarh Fort. Sited on the edge of Avaralli Fort Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Although the fort never was under attacked but during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, Nahargarh Fort acted as a safe house for the British Resident’s wife and children. Recently Nahargarh Fort is noted for its wax museum which house replicas of famous Bollywood stars and national patriotic heroes.
Nahargarh Fort Timing: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Entry Fee For:
Indian: Rs 50 (additional Rs 350 for entrance fee of Wax Museum)
Foreign National: Rs 200 (additional Rs 350 for entrance fee of Wax Museum)
Located amidst the serene Man Sagar Lake is an exquisite palace called Jal Mahal. Built by Maharaja Madho Singh I to serve as a lodge for his duck hunting parties, Jal Mahal is situated at a 5km distance from the main city of Jaipur. The architecturing style of Jal Mahal of Jaipur shows the bounding testament of Rajput and Mughal Empire. The decades of transformation has enhanced the beauty of this mesmerizing Water Palace. After being declared as a protected area, the entry of outside has been restricted in Jal Mahal. Although visitors are free to click pictures from the pathway outside palace which is free of charge.
Jal Mahal Timing: 6:00am to 6:00pm
Listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments. Built under the commandment of Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar was completed in 1734 CE. It is located near the City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur. Featuring the world largest stone sundial Jantar Mantar of Jaipur has attracted historian, astrologers, and tourist from far and wide. The observatory of Jantar Mantar was the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved historic observatories of India.
Jantar Mantar Timing: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Entry Fee for: Indian - Rs 50
Entry Fee for: Foreign Nationals - Rs 200
The Albert Hall Museum of Jaipur is the oldest State Museum in Rajasthan. In 1887 Albert Hall Museum was officially opened for public. Situated in the Ram Niwas Garden, the structure of this ancient museum was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. Also known as the Government Central Museum, Albert Hall Museum is known for housing rich collection of artifacts including paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal. It is one of the famous tourist attractions of Jaipur.
Albert Hall Museum Timing: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Entry Fee of Albert Hall Museum for:-
Indian: Rs 20 (Rs 10 for Indian student)
Foreign Nationals: Rs 150 (Rs 75 for foreign student)
Located close to Albert Hall Museum is a zoological garden called Jaipur Zoo. It is reckoned for being the most vibrant zoological park in India travel. The rare albino peacock and tigers of Jaipur Zoo attracted hordes of tourists. Being the part of conservative breeding programs, traveler can observe animals and reptiles like Cheetah, Crocodile, and Gharials in their semi-natural habitat in Jaipur Zoo. Housing more than 50 species of rare avifauna and many endangered animals, Jaipur Zoo is must visit destination for nature lovers traveling in Jaipur. There is a museum within the zoo where visitors can learn about the flora and fauna of Rajasthan.
Jaipur Zoo Timings: 8:30am-5:30pm (during summer)
9:00am-5:00pm (during winter)
Entry Fee of Jaipur Zoo for:-
Indian: Rs 15
Foreign Nationals: Rs 150
How to reach Jaipur: Jaipur has its own airport, and railway station making it one of the most easily accessible tourist destinations of India. Tourist can either board a plane or train or take bus to reach Jaipur.
Best time to visit Jaipur: Due to hot arid weather the best time to relish the beauty of this regal city is during the Winter Season from November to February.