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Monday, June 8, 2020

Places to Visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur is the capital city of Indian State of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1727 by the Royal Family of Jaipur also known as “Pink City” for its trademark building color. Grand City Palace complex stands at the center of the city with gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.

Area: 484.6 km²
Elevation: 431 meters
Population: 30.7 lakhs (2011 Census)
Founder: Jai Singh II

Famous Colleges and Universities in Jaipur

Jaipur National University
University of Rajasthan
Manipal University Jaipur
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
SMS Medical College

If you are planning a visit in Jaipur; Then a two day visit will be enough to explore beauty and history of this magnificent city. There are various attractions which will grab your interest such as Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jala Mahal, Jantar Mantar.

If you don't know about climatic conditions of Jaipur then we will tell you the it is extremely hot in summers and humid in monsoon season. it is recommend to carry attires that are convenient for these climatic conditions like light and skin friendly attires that are cool and cotton clothes that absorb sweat.

You can explore outdoor activities in Jaipur. Some are listed below:

Amer Jeep Safari
Elephant Joy

Now Let's have a look at Places to Visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Amber Palace

Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
Opened: 1592
Hours:  Open ⋅ Closes 9:15PM
Built by: Meena
Built: 967

Amer Fort or Amber Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by the Meena's, and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake, which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace. 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, 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. The palace was the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and their families.

Hawa Mahal

Built: 1799
Height‎: ‎50 meters
Architectural style‎: ‎Rajput Architecture
Main contractor‎: ‎Maharaja Pratap Singh

Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. 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. He was so inspired by the unique structure of Khetri Mahal that he built this grand and historical palace. It was designed by Lal Chand Ustad. Its unique five floors exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey the strict rules of "purdah", which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings. This architectural feature also allowed cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer.

City Palace, Jaipur

Address: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Hours: Opens 9:30AM
Architectural style: Mughal architecture
Construction started: 1727
Architect: Vidyadhar Bhattacharya

The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727. Jaipur is the present-day capital of the state of Rajasthan, and until 1949 the City Palace was the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Palace was also the location of religious and cultural events, as well as a patron of arts, commerce, and industry. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. The royal family of Jaipur is said to be the descendants of Lord Rama. The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust. The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust looks after the Museum, and the royal cenotaphs.

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Hours: Opens 9AM
Constructed by: Jai Singh II
Buffer zone: 14.6664 ha (36.241 acres)

Jantar Mantar - the "Jaipur Observatory" was constructed in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The observatory at Jaipur is the biggest one in India. UNESCO inscribed Jantar Mantar Jaipur in the list of World Heritage in July 2010. Jantar Mantar terminology is derived from the word “Jantar” from Sanskrit word “Yantra” which means “Instrument” and the word “Mantar” means mysterious formulae for calculations.

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Jal Mahal

Address: Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Max depth: 4.5 m
Area: 121 ha
Hours: Closes 10:30PM
Architect: Pratap Singh of Jaipur

Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

Nahargarh Fort

Address: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Opened: 1734
Restaurants at Nahargarh Fort: Padao, Once Upon A time
Timings: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

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'. The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Nahar's spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.

Jaigarh Fort

Address: Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 302028
Built by: Jai Singh II
Owner: Giriraj prasad agarwal
Battles/wars: 436

Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him. The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amer Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometres along the north–south direction and a width of 1 kilometre. The fort features a cannon named "Jaivana", which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest cannon on wheels. Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are connected by subterranean passages and considered as one complex.

Albert Hall Museum

Address: Museum Rd, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Opened: 1887
Architect: Samuel Swinton Jacob

The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan, India. 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.

Birla Mandir, Jaipur

Address: Birla Mandir, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302022
Opened: 1988
Architectural style: Modern architecture
Deity: Narayan, Lakshmi

Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is one of many Birla mandirs. It was built by the B.M. Birla Foundation in 1988 and is constructed solely of white marble. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu, whose images appear inside, along with other Hindu gods and goddesses and selections from the Gita and Upanishads. Festivals such as Diwali and Janamashtami are celebrated at the temple. The temple is open daily with visiting hours between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM, as well as between 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM. It is located in Jaipur's Tilak Nagar neighborhood near Moti Dungari hill.

Galta Ji

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage about 10 km away from Jaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred kunds in which pilgrims bathe. Visitors and pilgrims can ascend the crevasse, continuing past the highest water pool to a hilltop temple from there are views of Jaipur and its fortifications spreads out across the valley floor. It is believed that a Saint named Galav lived here, practiced meditation, and did penance.

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Sheesh Mahal, Jaipur - Amber Fort area with ornate mirrorwork

Sisodia Rani ka Bagh

Address: Agra Rd, Ghat Ki Guni, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302023
Opened: 1728
Phone: 0141 261 8862

Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace is a palace garden 6 kilometres from Jaipur city in of Rajasthan state in India. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. The place consists of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted pavilions. A double-storeyed palace occupies the top terrace of the garden. The palace has many galleries, pavilions and beautiful murals depicting scenes from the life of lord Krishna. The palace lies on Jaipur Agara highway. The palace garden derives its name, Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace, from the rani for whom it was built. She hailed from the Sisodia line of Suryavanshi Rajputs, who ruled and now nominally rule the region of Mewar in Rajasthan.

Ramniwas Bagh

Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, near albert hall, Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Ram Niwas Garden is a garden situated in Jaipur city in Indian state of Rajasthan, built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh of Jaipur in 1868.

Thikana Mandir Shri Govinddevji Maharaj

Address: Jalebi Chowk, Jai Niwas Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Phone: 0141 261 9413

The Vaishnava temple Govind Dev Ji is situated in Jaipur district in Rajasthan state of India. It is located in the City Palace complex. Murti is easily visible from City Palace. The temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji.This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. The image of the deity was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. According to popular legend, Lord Krishna's image in the temple looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation on Earth.

Jaipur Zoo

Address: Museum Rd, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Ramniwas Bagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Opened: 1877
Number of animals: 550
No. of animals: 550 approx

Jaipur Zoo is in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan state in India. The zoo was opened in 1877 and is located near to the Albert Hall Museum and Ram Nivas Garden. It is divided into two parts: one for mammals and other for birds and reptiles. Nearly 50 species of different birds and animals from all over the world can be seen here. In year 1999, the ghariyal breeding farm is established which is fourth largest breeding farm in India. A museum was also constructed inside the zoo which exhibits the wildlife of Rajasthan. The Jaipur Zoo has been constituted under the Wild Life Act. The main objective of the zoo is to complement the national effort in conservation of wild life. In 2018 it was announced that the zoo will be converted into a bird park with large aviaries. Large carnivores have already left the Jaipur zoo. 

Panna Meena ka Kund

Address: Amer, Rajasthan 302028
Old stepwell with labyrinthine stairs.

Mubarak Mahal - Complex of palaces & a textile museum

Patrika Gate- Ornate historic gates at Jawahar Circle

Central Park - Jaipur

Central Park, constructed by the Jaipur Development Authority is the largest park in Jaipur, India. It is located, as its name suggests, in the centre of Jaipur city. Having a big lush green beautiful garden and Rambagh Polo Ground and golf club nearby makes it an enjoyable place in Jaipur. Central Park Garden also has a 4 kilometres long jogging and walking track. A number of migratory and native birds visit the park during the year. Central park has a 206 feet high first day and night monumental national flag with the flag of 28 feet wide and 72 feet in length. It is the largest tricolour in the country. A musical fountain, a temple and stone statues are some of the attractions in the park.

Maotha Lake

Maota Lake is located in Amber, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The ancient name of the lake is "Mahavata", but it is commonly known as Maota due to the large trees located near the lake.

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