Top 20 places to visit in Jaipur to make your Trip Memorable

Jaipur is a capital city of Rajasthan. Being the major city of Rajasthan, there are many places to visit in Jaipur. But many people face some problem while visiting places in Jaipur as they don’t know the tourist spots. They even miss some important places of interest.

To help you get out of this proble, we have created a list of 20 places to visit in Jaipur. This is going to be your guide, while sightseeing in Jaipur.

We have also listed various museums, temples, forts and many other places that you can’t afford to miss. Go through the list and plan your trip accordingly. You at least need 3-4 days in Jaipur to visit these places and make your trip worth.

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Places to visit in jaipur - Top 20 best tourist places in jaipur

1. Hawa Mahal

One of the most famous places to visit in Jaipur is Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. It is located at Johari Bazar Road, Badi Choupad. The place has 5 floors and was constructed in 1799 CE by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Kachhwala Rajput dynasty.

The reason for building this palace is to enable the ladies of royal family watch everyday happening in the city while staying veiled behind Jharokhas or windows.

The palace is built with red and pink sandstones and has a shape in the form of crown of Hindu God, Lord Krishna. This is a great paradigm of Rajputana structural designs. The palace has 953 windows and you can have an excellent view of the city by going on top of the Mahal.

Entry fees are INR 10 for Indians and INR 50 for foreigners and visiting hours is 9 am to 4:30 pm.

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2. Jantar Mantar

In case you like astronomy then Jantar Mantar is one of the perfect places to visit in Jaipur as you can finding many astronomical instruments here. It is located near City Palace, Tripolia Bazaar.

This place is considered as one of the largest lookouts ever built. It represents perfect mixture of art, culture, science and religion. There are 5 Jantar Mantar magnificent observatories in India. The structures were built by Maharaja Jai Singh II during 1728-1734 CE.

This Jantar mantar in Jaipur is considered to have the largest sundial ‘Samrat Yantra’ in the world. The structure was added to the Worlds Heritage Sites in India in 2009.

Entry Fee for Indians is INR 40 and for foreign tourists is INR 200, and visiting time is 9 am to 4:30 pm.

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3. Govind Dev Ji Temple

Govind Dev Ji temple (incarnation of Lord Krishna) is popularly known as the most remarkable Jaipur places to visit. The temple is located in the City palace Complex. The popular faith is the image in this temple is similar to that of Lord Krishna during the incarnation on earth.

The idol was first placed in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh and later it was brought to Jaipur by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, and then the temple was built in 1735 CE.

Daily Aarti is performed on seven different time and Bhogs, mostly of sweets, is distributed in silver ware. The temple has beautiful gardens in the front, and amazing paintings and chandeliers inside the temple.

You can visit the temple between 5 am and 9 pm and on any day of the week. Moreover, entry to the temple is free.

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4. City Palace

The Palace is located in the heart of Pink City. It was built by Maharaja SawaiJai Singh II between 1729-1732 CE. The King built this beautiful palace and then it was further improved by the rulers in 20th century.

It is located towards the Nort-East side of the city and is considered as the most famous places to visit in Jaipur. Furthermore, you can also see many courtyards and building inside this palace.

At the entrance of City Palace, Jaipur there is another castle with the name Mubarak Mahal which means Welcome Fort. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in the 19th century. It has various entrances and the name of those entrance gates are Udai Pol, Virendra Pol and Tripolia Gate.

Entry fees are INR 75 for Indians and INR 300 for foreigners and the visiting time is 9 am to 5 pm on all 7 days of week.

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5. Maharaja Sawai Maan Singh II Museum

This museum is located inside Mubarak Mahal and forms the major parts of City Palace and displays many royal artifacts and handicrafts. While taking a tour inside the museum you c=will come across various things showcasing Rajput culture.

You can see the garments worn by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I and also other royal costumes. You will definitely appreciate the folk embroidery folks, Pashmina shawls and Banarsi silk sarees while having a look at the building.

You can also see various items displaying the history of Rajasthan and that is going to pave a path to your heart. To enter the museum, you are required to pay INR 75 and foreigners need to pay INR 300.

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6. The Statue Circle

It is located at the Jai Singh Circle, Ashok Nagar near Central Park and is a must visit Jaipur tourist place. This was constructed to honor Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur.

The statue is made of white marble and exhibits Maharaja holding an astrological picture, which shows his inclination towards astrology. This statue was set up in an gracefully developed circle with the C-scheme.

Here you can also find magnificent multi-colored fountains and lights that give this statue a stunning look.

The entry to this is free and can be visited at any time of the day.

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7. Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple)

Laxmi Narayan Temple is also popularly known as Birla Temple and is situated under Moti Dungri Fort. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.

It is said that the temple was built on the land that was given to Birla family by Maharaja at just INR 1. It was constructed in 1988 along with huge green garden which adds to the magnificence of the temple, and has its location in Tilak Nagar.

On the occasion of Janamashtami the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated on a very large scale. There is also a big museum which showcase the ancestral possessions of Birla family. If you want to shop around there is a shopping complex provided for the same reason.

Entry fee is zero and temple is open on all 7 days from 8 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.

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8. Nahargarh Fort

This fort was built in 1734 CE by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and was then renovated by Sawai Ram Singh in 1868. It is built on Aravalli Hills which provides the amazing view of the city.

It is said that the fort was originally named as Sudarshangarh Fort but later renamed as Nahargarh Fort which means ‘abode of tigers’. It also said that during the construction spirit of price Nahar Singh Bhomia appeared and asked to name the fort after his name. You can also visit Madhavendra Bhawan which was built by Sawai Madho Singh for royal family members.

In case you want to have refreshment sna d eat meal you can go to Durg cafeteria which is just abopve the entrance.

The fort is open all days of the week from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and the entry fee is INR 20 and for foreigners it’s INR 50.

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9. Amer Fort

One of the most famous tourist places in Jaipur is Amer Fort or Amber Fort. This fort is at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur and was built in 1592 CE by Raja Maan Singh. It was later expanded and renovated by Raja Jai Singh I.

This fort is built using sandstone and marble. When you visit this fort, you may feel like it’s an old fort just like other, from outer view. However, on entering the fort it looks quite impressive and decorated. The Maotha Lake also adds to the beauty and magnificence of this structure.

The fort has 4 entrances out of which Sun Gate is the major one. At the entrance you’ll find Shila Devi Temple. Other famous building like Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Mahal can also be seen after entering Amer Fort. These building are major Jaipur attractions along with Magic Flower Fresco, which is also a thing to watch.

The fort is open on all days of the week and entry fee is INR 25 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.

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10. Jaigarh Fort

The huge Jaigarh fort was built in 1726 and has appealing things for military lovers. One of the must visit Jaipur tourist places.

The fort has massive gates and watchtowers and houses world’s largest cannon on wheels. As the fort has never been captured, therefore, it has remained intact over its long period of life.

The fort is considered to be the place which has most preserved military arrangements of medieval period. As this fort doesn’t have fragile interior, it gives the feel of real fort. If you want to see the plains climb down Diwa Burj watchtower.

The fort is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm and has the entry fee of INR 50.

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11. Monkey Temple

This temple has made its place among Jaipur tourist places owing to its peaceful surrounding. This Hindu temple is in damaged state, though. It is situated between two granite cliffs and is quite adventurous.

This is a part of large temple which has 3 water pools. One of the pool has been captured by the monkeys, who are friendly and loved to be fed.

Monkey temple is situated outside Galta Pol, near Agra Road. The entry to this temple is free and you can visit this temple during sunset, when monkeys flock to the temple.

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12. Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum

This is among the famous places to visit in Jaipur. This old museum was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

It houses the collection of various local kings’ portraits, costumes, paintings and other art and craft work of those times. However, photography is not allowed.

The Government Central Museum is situated on Ram Nivas Bagh. You need to pay INR 20 for Indians and INR 150 for foreigners, and the opening time is 10 am to 4:30 pm.

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13. Elefantastic

If you are interested in getting close and personal to the most loved elephants, then this should be included in your list of places to visit in Jaipur.

Elefantastic was opened in 2012, to show the people that all elephants are not mistreated and also to preserve these giant creatures.

Before starting Elefantastic, Rahul (founder) worked as an elephant rider for approximately 9 years. Here you can wash, feed and even water the elephants.

Also you can learn various things about elephants and perform various activates too. You also get various options for elephant rides and safari.

It is located at 90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amer. This will cost your approximately INR 3500.

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14. Jal Mahal

It is located at the heart of Man Sagar Lake and is one of the must visit tourist places in Jaipur and it appears that the palace is floating on the water.

The lake was constructed in 16th century to conserve water and the palace was built in 1799 by Maharaja Madho Singh I. It is inspired by the similar model located in Udaipur.

It is located between Amer Fort and Jaipur, and Jal Mahal is famous among tourist places in Jaipur. Many people feed the fishes from across the road.

You can visit here any time and it is open on all days of the week. The entry is also free.

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15. Jaipur Zoo

It is the 5th oldest zoo in India, and this makes it among famous places to visit in Jaipur. It was built in 1876 by Sawai Ram Singh II. The zoo is located in Ram Niwas Bagh near Albert Hall museum.

Jaipur Zoo is divided into two parts: one being Animal section and other is Reptiles section. It is a well maintained and spotless place for people of all ages. There are total of 53 species which includes 23 mammals, 24 birds and 6 reptiles.

Entry fee is INR 30 for Indians and INR 300 for foreigners. You also have to pay INR 100 for still camera and INR 300 for video camera, if you take it along with you.

The times to visit this place are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in summers and 9 am to 5 pm in winters. The zoo is closed on Tuesday instead of Sunday.

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16. Royal Gaitor Tumbas 

Not many people know about this place. You must include this in your places to visit in Jaipur. The structure has tombs of Kings of Jaipur. IT is the resting place for male members of royal family. The tombs ranges from Jai Singh to recently cremated Bhawani Singh.

This is a quiet and peaceful place along with the display of amazing architecture of old times. It also has the monuments of Kachhawaha Rajput rulers of Jaipur. This place is known as Gatore ki Chhatriyan (umbrellas) within Jaipur.

Parking in this place is free. However, you need to pay INR 20 to enter the place. If you want to visit Garh Ganesh Temple it is near to Royal Gaitor Tumbas.

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17. Galta Ji Temple

It is Lord Hanuman Temple and one of the famous places to visit in Jaipur. It is at a distance of 35 km from the city, near Surya Temple.

The temple is 500 years old and has a lamp which continuously burns day and night. Galta Ji temple is at the bottom of the hill and has many monkey in it, but they are human friendly.

In case you are scared of monkey. I will say you should visit this place and this is going to change your mind. You can have an amazing look of Jaipur city from this place. Old Shiva temple is also among Jaipur, Rajasthan tourist places to visit.

The mystery here is the Kund, which is considered holy and has its source in the mountain. The source of the water has not been identified yet.

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18. Akshardham Temple

This is a big temple located in the middle of Vaishali Nagar. It has huge garden and amazing architecture.

It’s a new temple but you must include this in your Jaipur points of interest. You can enjoy beautiful light show in the evening and also eat Indian food at reasonable prices.

If you want to know about Hindu culture and religion, you can watch film, show and have a boat ride. The opening time of temple is 9 am to 12 pm and then 4 pm onwards.

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19. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

This museum will introduce you to the history of Indian textiles. It is located near Amer Fort. Once it was a Haveli, built in 16th century, but now it has been turned to museum.

You must definitely include this in your list of Jaipur places to visit. It also has a gift shop where you can buy stuff for your family and friends.

The block printers present here shows you how to carve wooden printing blocks and how to use them for printing cloths.

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20. Man Sagar Lake

This was built in 16th century as a DAM on river Darbayavati to reserve water. Later on it Jal Mahal was built. This is a man-made lake built under the guidance of King Maan Singh in 1610.

The lake is speared across the area of 302 acres and must be includes in places to visit in Jaipur.

This is an amazing spot to shoot pictures and to observe the water animals. You can see ducks, birds and fishes in Man Sagar Lake.

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I think now you have enough information on the places to visit in Jaipur. There are numerous things to do in Jaipur and the list can never be ended. However, I have prepared a list with 20 best places to visit in Jaipur for your ease.

Now what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, go there and explore the famous places in Jaipur. You might also find some hidden places to see in Jaipur, who knows that. In case, you find some, do let us know in the comment section

Till then, Happy Journey!

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