Top Places to visit in Jaipur
Even if you are going to experience the flamboyant lifestyle of the past rulers only for a few days, you can have a lifetime experience of staying in Jaipur’s palaces-turned-heritage hotels. If you have a liking for elephant rides, you must visit Jaipur to relish a royal ride on the elephants. You can change your rides the way you require as elephant rides through villages, jungles, biological park, and more. If these are not enough, continue reading to know about the top 5 places to visit in Jaipur that you cannot resist anymore.
1. Hawa Mahal
The huge structure of Hawa Mahal locates at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupar and was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year of 1799. Hawa Mahal got its name from its exceptional structure which is a network of small windows that allows a cool breeze to enter the palace and thereby make the palace comfortable at the time of hot summer months. It stands right on the corner of the City Palace Jaipur and spreads right to the ‘zenana’. Hawa Mahal is built with red and pink sandstone and has a pyramidal structure embellished with 953 tiny windows known as ‘Jharokhas’ and gorgeous latticework. As you go there, a charming fountain will welcome you inside the main palace and it offers an excellent view of the Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar.
2. City Palace
The beautiful City Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur city. Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, the huge complex of the palace covered one-seventh of the walled city. The whole palace is divided into a series of buildings, courtyards, and gardens comprising Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. The museum has different unique handcrafted items and other things that belong to the royal history of the City Palace. You can reach this historic structure by any means of transport. As the facade itself is designed with detailed and acute handwork, it will strike a sense of awe in you from the very start.
3. Amer Fort
Amer Fort is the next best place to visit in the pink city of Jaipur, which is cradled on the top of the Aravali Hill. It is considered as one of the most magnificent palaces in India. It is also known as the Amber Fort, which has serpentine staircases and maze-like passages recognized as an architectural masterpiece with significant importance in Indian history. It is constructed with pink and yellow sandstone and is a section of an extensive complex. It is located only 11 kilometers away from the capital city of Jaipur. As the fort is sizeable, it will take at least two to three hours for you to explore it in detail. This fort comes under the UNESCO World Heritage Site list with five other forts.
4. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world which is located near the City Palace in the regal city of Jaipur. The intelligent placement and construction of nineteen instruments built out of brass and stone allow viewers to identify the position of heavenly bodies with their naked eye alone. The main aim of constructing this huge observatory was to study and gather information about time and space. The instruments that are used here relate to Egyptian study of Ptolemaic astronomy and follow three celestial coordinates called the equatorial system, the ecliptic system, and horizon-zenith local system to track the positions of heavenly bodies. One of its best facts that make this place unique is that the world’s big sundial is located here. You can have the best experience of the sound and light show that conducts every evening and Jantar Mantar lights up like a firefly!
5. Ram Niwas Garden
Built-in 1868 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh, Ram Niwas Garden is a royal garden in the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The beautiful garden is considered a historical landmark in India, which is situated in the core of the city. Tourists usually visit Ram Niwas Garden from all over the world to get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the royalties during the British Era and experience the regal vibe of this historical landmark. One can visit the bird park, theatre, art gallery, zoo or the lush green landscaped gardens. This destination is ideal for friends and family to rejuvenate at this picnic spot. After sunset, you can find this garden lit with lamp posts that display a warm glow and make it look even more beautiful.