10 Best Places to Visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

One shouldn’t miss the best places to visit in Jaipur!

Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India’s first planned city. Jaipur is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly colored buildings, which were originally painted this color to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Maugham cities. Considered to be one of the must-visit cities in India, the city Jaipur is a delight with many historical monuments to visit.

Along with these monuments, we suggest some more places which you shouldn’t miss in the form of 10 must-visit places!

1. Hawa Mahal: Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys. The top offers stunning views of Jantar Mantar and the City Palace in one direction and over Sireh Deori Bazaar in the other.

2. City Palace: Located in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur, the City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. Apart from the regal architecture, the palace offers a stunning view of the Pink City and also an insight into the rich heritage of a bygone era.

3. Amer Fort: The Amer Fort, also known as the Amber Fort is one of the popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. This colossal fort is a wonderful specimen of the medieval Rajput style of architecture. From the top of the fort, one can have a stunning view of the entire city of Jaipur. Tourists can enjoy a nice elephant ride to ascend the fort. It offers a royal feeling to the trip.

4. Nahargarh Fort: Embellished with delicate carvings and stonework, the Nahargarh Fort is an impregnable fortification that together with its two neighboring forts, Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, once stood as the strong defense of Jaipur city. With some breathtaking views of the city, the Nahargarh Fort is known for its extended wall which connects it to Jaigarh Fort.

5. Jantar Mantar: Built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory, which features the world’s largest stone sundial. This Jantar Mantar observatory is also a UNESCO World Heritage site that every tourist must add to their itinerary.

6. Jaigarh Fort: Jaigarh Fort grabs the attention of travelers with its unique approach. Particularly the carvings on the walls make it stand as an architectural wonder along with its rainwater harvesting system. Mostly known as the Fort of Victory this particular fort is constructed to store the weapons and other military utilities. During the rule of Rajputs and Mughals, the desert state was a major center of artillery production. Right now every traveler can see the used weapons and other war utilities that are preserved and displayed in the fort museum.

7. Jal Mahal: This Mahal is one of the most popular monuments in Jaipur. Built by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 A.D, the particular palace is a perfect showcase of the splendid architecture of that era.

8. Albert Hall of Museum: This museum is one of the interesting and oldest destinations of the city. The museum displays thousands of historic items which include the apparels, jewelry, weapons, artifacts and a few more that belongs to the royal Rajasthani families.

9. Govind Dev Ji Temple: The temple is one of the most visited tourist destinations of Jaipur which speaks to the royal past of Pink City. It is believed to be the most royal temple on earth after Vrindavan, especially for supporters of Lord Krishna. The entire place expresses divine feeling and give peace and satisfaction to the soul of visitors.

10. Bazaars: Some of Jaipur’s best shopping experiences are to be found in city’s old bazaars. These are located in the walled city, around the two main blocks called the Badi and Chhoti Chaupar. Embroidered apparel, carry bags, silver jewelry, real gems, regal rugs etc can be purchased here.

Hope this video helps you to sort out your plans when you visit Jaipur.

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