Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan is the gateway to India’s most colourful state also known as Pink City and the largest city in Rajasthan.The Jaipur city founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amer after whom the town named.
Jaipur is an important tourist destination in India. Well connected to metropolitan cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Chennai.The railway junction and the bus stand located within a kilometre of the city. Jaipur airport is 17 km from the city. The best time to visit Jaipur is Late September- March or the monsoon season.
Famous Places to visit in Jaipur
A collection of yards, patios and houses, the majestic City Palace right in the centre of City Jaipur. Jai Singh II built the outer wall, but over a period of times, the palace has modified.There are palace structures from various eras; some are from the early 20th century. The palace is a mixture of Rajasthani and Mughal Architecture.
The City Palace complex includes The Armoury, Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Diwan-E-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam, Pritam Niwas Chowk. These are the prominent structures that one should visit in the Palace complex.
The fort located in Amer, a town which is 11 km from Jaipur. Also known as Amer Fort. Settled on a small hill and also one of the most visited places in Jaipur. Built by a tribe called Meenas and later ruled by Raja Man Singh I during 1592.
Declared as “UNESCO World Heritage site”. This fortress consists of a vast palace complex, built from light yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and into four main parts, each with its courtyard. One can stroll up to the fort from the road in about 15 minutes or else hire a cab which includes waiting time as it takes an hour or so to explore this beautiful fort.
Jaigarh Fort is 15 km from the city Jaipur & 8 km from Amber Fort. The fort is situated on a hill and was built by Jai Singh II in the year 1726 and was named after him. It was never captured and has survived intact through the centuries.
The fortress has reservoirs, living areas, a puppet theatre and the world’s most giant wheeled cannon, Jaya Vana.The field gun made in the fort foundry, which constructed in Mughal era. It weighs around 40-60 tonnes and to fire it needs 100kg of gunpowder.
To get a picturesque view of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is the perfect place to visit. Built by Jai Singh II, Nahargarh Fort initially named as Sudarshangarh and later renamed Nahargarh. The fort was constructed to tighten the security.
Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace Of The Winds’ located in the Pink City & one of the most attractive tourist spot also famous for its vibrant cultural heritage. Constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for the women in the royal family to watch the life and processions of the city.
Jal Mahal is a palace and beautifully located in the watery area of Man Sagar. Sawai Jai Singh II restored the lake and the palace in 18th Century.
Jantar Mantar is next to the City Palace, an observatory started by Jai Singh II in the year 1734. It’s the world largest stone sundial and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Paying for a tourist guide is highly advised if one wish to acquire knowledge about how each instrument works.
The Albert Hall is a museum in Jaipur. It’s one of the oldest museums in Rajasthan. Named after the Prince of Wales- King Edward VII was also known as Albert Edward. The design of the museum is a Mughal architecture.
The main bazaars located within the city. The area opposite Hawa Mahal forms Sireh Deori Bazaar, known for selling colourful textiles, lightweight quilts, puppets and other handicraft.Just after the Hawa Mahal is the main square called Badi Chaupar, which leads to Ramganj Bazaar to the east where one can see leather shoemakers.To the west is the Tripolia Bazaar identified for its steel & brass utensils.
Johari Bazaar to the south of Badi Chaupar, famous for its block printed textiles. The city well-known jewellery showrooms located in this market.
Rajasthali a state government-run handicraft emporium opposite Ajmer Gate. Known for handcrafted products such as textile, furniture, blue pottery, terracotta pottery.
Chokhi Dhani is a theme based Rajasthani village 20km from the city Jaipur. People perform live shows related to Rajasthani folk and music. For kids Camel, Bullock cart, boat and Elephant rides are conducted as well as puppet shows. There are two types of a dining area –
Sangri – The dining hall is famous for the mouth-watering and authentic Rajasthani cuisine, served to you on a leaf platter in the tradition of Manuhaar. Price for Adult- Rs 900 & Child-Rs 500.
Gorbandh- Gorband is an open area dining ground. The food cooked in desi (fresh) ghee is famous for its mouth-watering fragrance. Price for Adult- Rs700 & Child-Rs 400.
Daal Bati Churma at Santosh Bhojanalaya
Located in Sindhi Camp near the central bus stand. Santosh Bhojanalaya is well known for Daal Bati Churma.This is an Indian delicacy mainly famous in Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh. It comprises of daal and baati( round shape made up of hard wheat).
Kachori at Rawat Mishthan Bhandar
Rawat Misthan Bhandar, situated in Sindhi Camp, near to the bus stand.This eatery is well-known for its Pyaj Kachori and Mawa Kachori.
Mirchi Wada at Sodhani Sweets
Sodhani Sweets, settled on Main Tonk Road, near to Rambagh Circle. It’s a very famous shop known for its sweets and Mirchi Wada.
Heritage Hotels in Jaipur?
We present a list of heritage stay that makes it to the list.
The palace has been residence to generations of royals for over two centuries. In 1925, it became the habitation of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It remained the home of Jaipur royal family until 1957 when it was 1st converted into a luxury hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.
This palace covers over 47 acres. The beautiful Rambagh Palace offers 79 rooms including suites, which were the personal chambers of the former Maharaja. Every bedroom and suite reflects the world of royalty with lovely artefacts, luxurious draperies and portraits.
Built over 175 years ago in the city of Jaipur as the royal family manor, Samode Haveli reflects the style and beauty of the royals. At Samode Haveli, guests can enjoy a puppet show, Rajasthani music and dance performance in the evening.
Chomu Palace displays the lustre and enchantments of Royal Palaces of India. The ancient palace resort has become a popular choice of accommodation for travellers to the city. This hotel in Jaipur reboots the fabulous lifestyle of past rulers of Rajasthan.