"The Pink City"
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City in reference to its distinctly colored buildings and it is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Jaipur the ‘Pink City of India’ among its World Heritage Sites.
Jaipur gets its name from its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India’s first planned city. Jai Singh built the city around the Amber fort to serve as his capital, and the city was named Jaipur, after himself. Much of the credit for Jaipur goes to Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect from Bengal who, with Jai Singh’s approval, founded the city on strong scientific principles, laid out according to the Shilpa Shastra, the ancient architectural manual. It remains one of India’s best planned cities. However, expansion meant that the limited sources of water proved inadequate for the city.
Time to Visit
November to February
( best season to visit Jaipur is during the winter months )
Duration of Visit Jaipur City
It will take around 3-4 Day
Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur. The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur.
Mughal architecture greatly influenced the architectural style of several buildings of the fort. Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-e-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. Hence, the Amer Fort is also popularly known as the Amer Palace
Time to Visit: 8am–5:30pm
Duration of Visit : It will take around 2-3 hours to visit.
Nahargarh Fort :
Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Nahargarh once formed a strong defense ring for the city. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means ‘abode of tigers’.
Nahargarh Fort was primarily used as a retreat for the ladies of the royal household and has ladies quarters by the name of ‘Zenana’. Also known as the Madhavendra Bhavan . Another attraction in the Nahargarh Fort is the Sheesh Mahal.
Best thing is to watch sunset and sunrise from the fort. Better to get a guide from inside the palace. Guide will tell you the significance of each room and other areas of the fort.
Time to Visit : Nahargarh fort is open from 10 a.m. and the gates of the fort close in the evening at 05.30 pm
Duration of Visit : It will take around 2-3 hours to Nahargarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort :
Jaigarh Fort is also known as Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range. Jaigarh Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage.
Time to Visit : Jaigarh Fort is open from 9.30 a.m. and the gates of the fort close in the evening at 05.00 pm
Duration of Visit : It will take around 2-3 hours to Jaigarh Fort
Pink City :
Pink city is also known as a Jaipur. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh I, the city was painted pink to welcome H.R.H. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VII, Emperor of India). Every building within the walled historic centre is painted a terracotta “pink” colour and there are few exceptions to this uniformly colour scheme
Albert Museum :
Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan. The building is situated in Ram Niwas garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is also called the Government Central Museum. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein, and was opened as public museum in 1887.
Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur and included as part of the new Ram Nivas Garden.
The museum has a rich collection of artifacts including paintings, jewelry, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal. The collection includes coins from the Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods.
There’s a rich collection of mainly Indian exhibits pretty much from the entirety of the history of the sub-continent.
Time to Visit : Albert Museum is Open 24 hours
Duration of Visit : It will take around 2-3 hours to Albert Museum
Jal Mahal :
Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city a palace set in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style.The palace, built-in red sandstone, is a five storied building, of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed
The village is house of Elephant. If you love Elephants then this is the must visit place in Jaipur for you and Get up close and personal with elephants. Entry fee is pretty nominal, Rs. 50 for Indian and 300 for foreigners. Kids free ( till 6 years I guess). Rest package is 2500 per person (include feeding, bathing, ride etc). Only ride is Rs. 1100 (about 25 min) per person.. This place is about 4/5 km from Amer Fort.
Time to Visit : Elephant Village is Open 12.30pm to 6.30 Pm
Duration of Visit : It will take around 2-3 hours
Johri Bazar :
This is the oldest market in Jaipur near Amer chowk and next to Bapu Bazar Johri Bazaar is famous for authentic, gold and silver jewellery items in Jaipur. Visit to Jaipur is not complete without shopping in Johri Bazar. You can buy artificial jewellery, clothes, gold and silver jewellery and have street food
Time to Visit : The timings are from 10 AM to 11 PM.
Hawa Mahal :
Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. Hawa Mahal or “The Palace of Winds” in English was a palace of the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Jaipur and included quarters for ladies, which is the most notable part of the palace. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women’s chambers. The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur.
Time to Visit : Hawa Mahal is open from Visiting Hours – 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM.
Jantar Mantar :
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Kachwaha Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal. It’s a historical site famous among tourists. It contains a number of different devices that were used to measure time in different eras in the Indian history.
Time to Visit : Jantar Mantar is open from Visiting Hours – 9am–4:30pm
Chokhi Dhani Jaipur :
Chokhi Dhani is a concept capturing the vibrant spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring a perfect Rajasthani experience. You can enjoy here dance, music, food, accommodation and Rajasthani Culture .
Chokhi Dhani is open from Visiting Hours – 5.30 pm–11.00 pm
Birla Temple :
Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur and built by elegant white marble. The temple is surrounded by lush gardens on all sides and is a treat for the eyes to see such colourful flowers all in one place. The temple has three roofs and has beautiful drawings and carvings all around.
Time to Visit : Birla Temple is open from Visiting Hours – 6.30 am – 12pm and 3.00 PM 8.30 PM
Panna Meena Ka Kund :
A step well for bathing situated at a walking distance from the ‘Exit’ of Amber Palace. Not much crowded and also not properly maintained. But worth the visit as you can see stairs going deep into the step well and cannot go down the stairs, only walk around them.
Time to Visit
Panna Meena Ka Kund is open from Visiting Hours 7am–6pm
Raj Mandir Cinema Hall :
Raj Mandir Cinema is a movie theatre in Jaipur. It opened on 1 June 1976 with the film “Charas”. It was designed by architect W.M. Namjoshi in Art Moderne style.it is Situated on the Bhagwant Das Road, near M.I. Road, the meringue-shaped auditorium opened in 1976, and over the years has seen many movie premieres of Hindi films, and has become a popular symbol of Jaipur.
You can experience of watching movie in biggest screen, best sound quality, royal architecture and colourful light gives fascinating experience.