“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~ Pearl Buck
And that’s exactly where attractions in Jaipur take you to – the bygone era! So, if you want to witness the splendors of heritage marvels and experience the rich Rajasthani culture, this list of the best places to visit in Jaipur is for you!
A gateway of India’s most flamboyant states, there are a number of tourist attractions in Jaipur that ooze out the majestic past of the city. From magnificent forts to well-laid gardens, royal palaces to vibrant markets, you’ll have no dearth of places to explore in Jaipur.
From hilltop forts to well-preserved museums, get an insight into the impressive tales of the Rajput kings and queens. Not just monuments, but the heritage hotels in Jaipur as well as the shopping markets are quite popular and are must-visit places in Jaipur.
Here are the Best Places to Visit in Jaipur for a Peek into the Rajputana Past –
1. Amer Fort
Fun Fact: The song Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya from Mughal-E-Azam has been shot at Sheesh Mahal in Amer Fort.
Amer Fort or Amber Fort is the highlight of places to visit in Jaipur. If you are a history lover and want a peek inside Jaipur’s history, Amer Fort Jaipur is the perfect place to be. The fort is not restricted to the acts of valor by Maharajas but also extends to the brilliant architecture. Among the best forts in Jaipur, Amer Fort was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013 under the title of ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’.
Amer Fort timings: 8 am – 5.30 pm
Amer Fort entry fees: Indians – INR 25 per person, Foreigners – INR 150 per person (fees is inclusive of entry and camera)
Amer Fort Light and Sound Show timings:
- October to February – 6.30 pm (English), 7.30 (Hindi)
- March to April – 7 pm (English), 8 pm (Hindi)
- May to September – 7.30 (English), 8.30 (Hindi)
2. Nahargarh Fort
Fun Fact: Nahargarh Fort never had any attacks in the course of its history and the guns here were fired to indicate the time.
Treat your eyes to the panoramic views of the Pink City from Nahargarh Fort. It is also one of the best places to visit in Jaipur at night as it offers the most striking view of Jaipur’s scenic landscape. Whether you are a history fan or not, this place will leave you fascinated with its spectacular sunset views. Ah, they are so beautiful! And for a memorable time, enjoy a royal dining experience at Padao Open Air Restaurant at Nahargarh Fort Jaipur.
Nahargarh Fort timings: 10 am – 5.30 pm
Nahargarh Fort entry fees: Indian – INR 50 per person, Foreigners – INR 200 per person
3. Jaigarh Fort
Fun Fact: The fort houses the biggest cannon on the wheels in the world and is named ‘Jaivana’.
The cannon, the impregnable walls, and the fascinating interiors make Jaigarh Fort one of the best tourist places in Jaipur. Literally meaning ‘Victory Fort’, you will love the exquisite architecture of this fort that reflects a glorious era of kings and queens. Bollywood fan? You will be surprised to know that Jaigarh Fort Jaipur featured in blockbuster Bollywood films like Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika and Parineeti Chopra’s Shudh Desi Romance.
Jaigarh Fort timings: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Jaigarh Fort entry fees: Indians – INR 35 per person, Foreigners – INR 85 per person
Palaces in Jaipur
4. City Palace
Fun Fact: The two sterling jars at City Palace Jaipur are listed as the world’s largest sterling silver vessels by the Guinness Book of World Records.
One of the top five tourist attractions in Jaipur, City Palace is a complex of palaces, gardens, pavilions, and temples. This palace is an architectural beauty you must visit on your Jaipur tour. Get the chance to get clicked by professional photographers at the entrance in Rajasthan turban. Visit the City Palace Museum that transfers you to the times gone by and witness the belongings of the erstwhile kings and queens. Truly, a visit to City Palace in Jaipur will leave an imprint on your mind forever.
City Palace Jaipur timings: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (day), 7 pm – 10 pm (night)
City Palace Jaipur entry fees:
Museum and exterior: Indians – INR 200 per adult, INR 100 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Indians – INR 200 per adult, INR – 250 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 1000 per adult, INR 500 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Indians – INR 300 per adult, INR 200 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 700 per adult, INR 400 per child (5 – 12 years)
For Royal Grandeur (Chandra Mahal tour):
- Indians – INR 1500 per adult, INR 1000 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 2000 per adult, INR 1500 per child (5 – 12 years)
For Royal Splendor (special ticket):
- Indians – INR 3000 per adult, INR 1500 per child (5 – 12 years)
- Foreigners – INR 3500 per adult, INR 2000 per child (5 – 12 years)
5. Hawa Mahal
Fun Fact: Hawa Mahal does not have any stairways and you can explore the insides by ramps.
Peep through the Jharokas at Hawa Mahal. One of the best Jaipur places to visit, Hawa Mahal is Jaipur’s iconic landmark that entices tourists from all over the world. Named after the 5th storey temple called Hawa Mandir, Hawa Mahal looks is shaped like a honeycomb, and from a distance, you can see its top resembling the crown of Lord Krishna.
Intricate carvings and airy windows are the highlights of Hawa Mahal and are carved by hand, stone by stone that exudes a charm incomparable to any other building in today’s world.
Hawa Mahal timings: 9 am – 5 pm
Hawa Mahal entry fees: Indians – INR 50 per person, Foreigners – INR 200 per person
6. Jal Mahal
Fun fact: Jal Mahal Jaipur is a five-storey building with only one visible. The rest are submerged underwater.
Get #photoready for a selfie with a camel at Jal Mahal. Enjoy street shopping, bird watching, and click memorable pictures with Jal Mahal in the backdrop. It is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples to just sit beside each other while looking at the beautiful views of this magnificent palace. At night, Jal Mahal illuminates with golden lights and looks stunning. Located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is an architectural marvel that continues to lure people from all corners of the world.
Jal Mahal timings: 6 am – 6 pm
Jal Mahal entry fees: You cannot go inside the Jal Mahal Jaipur.
7. Rambagh Palace
Fun fact: Jal Mahal Jaipur is a five-storey building with only one visible. The rest are submerged underwater.
Want to live like a king/queen? For a remarkable experience, visit Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. Converted into a heritage hotel in 1957, Rambagh Palace Hotel offers a luxurious stay with world-class amenities. With 79 airy, spacious, and well-equipped rooms, Rambagh Palace ensures a luxury stay and offers impeccable hospitality services.
What’s more? Conde Nast Traveler magazine rated Rambagh Palace Hotel as the world’s best hotel in September 2009. So, if you want to blend history with luxury, this is one of the popular places to see in Jaipur.
Rambagh Palace timings: The palace has now been converted into a hotel. However, you can visit during High Tea time between 3 pm to pm for a great experience.
Rambagh Palace entry fees: There is no entry fee. If you want to experience a royal stay at the hotel, book Jaipur tour packages with Indian Holiday.
8. Jantar Mantar
Fun fact: Jantar Mantar has the world’s biggest stone sundial. It is called Brihat Samrat Yantra.
Interested in science and astronomy? Visit Jantar Mantar in Jaipur and learn how the instruments worked and how they calculated time back in the day. It is an open-air astronomical observatory and is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur with kids. It is located opposite City Palace and is quite popular among many historians. Not just in Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is located at four other places in India. Here, you can sit around and enjoy snacks at the stall located at the entrance of this tourist attraction.
Jantar Mantar timings: 9 am – 5 pm
Jantar Mantar entry fees: Indians – INR 50 per person, Foreigners – INR 200 per person
Jantar Mantar Jaipur Light and Sound Show timings:
- October to February – 6:30 pm onwards
- March to April – 7 pm onwards
- May to September – 7:30 pm onwards
9. Jaipur Wax Museum
Fun fact: This wax museum was initially used as a resting place for the soldiers and was named Vishram Grah and Shastragar, the house of artillery.
While on a tour to Nahargarh Fort, do not miss out on Jaipur Wax Museum. Witness over 35 silicon and wax statues of Bhagat Singh, Amitabh Bachhan, Mahatma Gandhi, Deepika Padukone, Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, Rabindranath Tagore, Dalai Lama, and the list goes on. Not just these personalities but can also see the kings and queens of Rajasthani along with warriors from the past. Visiting Jaipur Wax Museum is one of the top things to do with kids for a memorable holiday.
Jaipur Wax Museum timings: 10 am – 6 pm
Jaipur Wax Museum entry fees: Indians – INR 500 per person, Foreigners – INR 700 per person (the ticket includes entry to the museum as well as the Sheesh Mahal)
10. Albert Hall Museum
Fun Fact: In 2011, an X-ray was performed on a Mummy with the bones still in place.
With 16 beautiful galleries showcasing heritage artifacts and antiques, Albert Hall Museum is among the must-visit places in Jaipur. Visit here and get a chance to witness the stunning designs handcrafted by local craftsmen. If you are an architecture admirer, Albert Hall Museum displays one of the finest architectural works in Jaipur. Treat your eyes with the intricate designs inside, beige tinge stone exteriors, sprawling garden, murals, and Persian paintings.
Albert Hall Museum timings: 9 am – 5 pm (day), 7 pm – 10 pm (night)
Albert Hall Museum entry fees: Indians – INR 40 per person, Foreigners – INR 300 per person
(There are composite entry tickets available for 2 days for visiting major attractions like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, etc.)
Albert Hall Museum night visit fees: INR 100 per person
(There is free entry at the museum on 18th April (World Heritage Day), 30th March (Rajasthan Day), 27th September (World Tourism Day), and 18th May (World Museum Day)
11. Dolls Museum
Fun Fact: Dolls Museum was established with the intent to showcase the diversity and high-spiritedness of Jaipur city and their attires through dolls.
Most kids have played with dolls in their childhood. If not, the Dolls Museum will fulfill your childhood dreams. Whether you are with kids or adults, a visit to the Dolls Museum in Jaipur will give you a diverse and unique taste of Jaipur’s culture through a large number of toys and figurines. Dolls are decorated with beautiful bridal wear, dance costumes, and everyday apparel. Along with Rajasthani dolls, you can also see doll collections from Japan and other parts of the world like Mongolia, Turkey, Italy, Peru, Norway, Mexico, and Uganda.
Dolls Museum timings: 9 am – 5 pm
Dolls Museum entry fees: Indians – INR 10 per person, Foreigners – INR 50 per person
12. Galtaji Temple
Fun Fact: There are many rhesus macaque and langur monkeys at Galtaji Temple.
Famously known as the Monkey Temple in Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. Monkeys can be seen here in large numbers that are famous for mobbing and robbing people of their belongings and food. So, be very careful when you visit here and do not carry any valuables. For the best experience, visit Galtaji Temple Jaipur during Makar Sankranti in January or July and August.
- Galtaji Temple timings: 5 am – 9 pm
- Galtaji Temple entry fees: There is no entry fee.
13. Birla Temple
Fun Fact: The three domes in the temple represent three different religions in India.
A symbol of peace, Birla Temple is built in white marble and is an architectural marvel that must be visited on your Jaipur tour. Built by the Birla family, this is one of the top tourist attractions in Jaipur for Hindu devotees. Birla Temple has a sanctorum where idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are placed that attracts a large number of tourists and locals every day. So, if you want to take the divine blessings along with witnessing brilliant architectural designs, Birla Temple is your place to be.
- Birla Temple timings: 6 am – 12 pm, 3 pm – 9 pm
- Birla Temple entry fees: There is no entry fee.
14. Govind Dev Ji Temple
Fun Fact: The Satsang Hall at Govind Dev Ji Temple has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the widest single-span R.C.C flat roof construction in the world.
Witness the exquisite blend of Rajasthani, Muslim, and Classical Indian elements at Govind Devi Ji Temple. Dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Krishna’s incarnations on Earth, Govind Dev Ji Temple is one of the top places to see in Jaipur. Many legends have made this temple a huge attraction among tourists and locals, but you must visit yourself to find whether they are true or not.
Govind Dev Ji Temple timings:
- 4.30 am – 12 pm, 5.45 pm – 9.30 pm (summers)
- 5 am – 12.15 pm, 5 pm – 8.45 pm (winters)
Aarti and ritual timings: Mangal aarti – 4.30 am, Dhoop aarti – 7.30 am, Shringar – 9.30 am, evening Gwal aarti – 5.45 pm, Sandhya aarti – 6.45 pm, night Shayan aarti – 9 pm (these are summer timings)
(The aarti timings in winters is pushed forwards by 45 minutes in the morning and pushed 45 minutes backward during the evening)
Govind Dev Ji Temple entry fees: There is no entry fee.
15. Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple
Fun Fact: Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple has three domes that are dedicated to three main religions in India.
Pay homage to Lord Ganesha at Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple. Situated on a hill representing a pearl drop, this is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. It is also one of the most auspicious and significant temples in Jaipur. Seth Jai Ram Pailwa built this temple in the early 18th century and has many legends attached to it. For a fulfilling experience, visit the palace on the hilltop, which is a replica of a Scottish castle and was also once the royal residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh.
- Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple Ji timings: 5.30 am – 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm
- Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple Ji entry fees: There is no entry fee
16. Tripolia Bazaar
Fun Fact: In Rajasthani, ‘Tri’ means three, and ‘Pol’ means gates.
Shop your heart out at the Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur and get your hands on some unique souvenirs like lac bangles, carpets, rugs, sweets, and more. Shopping at Tripolia Bazaar is one of the best things to do in Jaipur to get a sneak peek into the Rajasthani culture. You can interact with the locals and buy items handcrafted by the local artisans. For a memorable time, visit during the famous Teej and Gangaur festivals when processions are held and the market is packed with tourists as well as locals.
Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur timings: 11 am – 8 pm
Tripolia Bazaar Jaipur entry fees: There is no entry fee.
17. Johari Bazaar
Fun Fact: Johari in Hindi means ‘jeweler’ and Johari Bazaar is the place to find precious stones and fine jewelry.
If you love jewelry, Johari Bazaar in Jaipur is the perfect place for you. From enticing jewelry made of gold, silver, and emeralds to exquisite Mojaris or juttis and beautiful fabrics, Johari Bazaar has a large number of items to choose from. One of the best shopping places to visit in Jaipur, Johari Bazaar has many lanes that are famous for the kind of items they sell and if you want the best shopping in Jaipur, Johari Bazaar is a shopper’s paradise and must be on top of your list.
- Johari Bazaar Jaipur timings: 10 am – 11 pm
- Johari Bazaar Jaipur entry fees: There is no entry fee.
18. Bapu Bazaar
Fun Fact: Bargaining is the key to buying goods at Bapu Bazaar.
Mojari footwear, artificial jewelry, Jaipuri quilts, traditional Rajasthani clothing, handicrafts, and puppets. If anything among these entices you, visit Bapu Bazaar and bring back souvenirs from Jaipur to look back at and cherish happy memories. Bapu Bazaar is one of the top places for shopping in Jaipur that sells everything you are looking for. The bustling streets and interaction with the locals make Bapu Bazaar one of the favored shopping places in Jaipur among tourists.
- Bapu Bazaar Jaipur timings: 11 am – 10 pm
- Bapu Bazaar Jaipur entry fees: There is no entry fee.
19. Birla Planetarium
Fun Fact: Although Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then PM of India inaugurated Birla Planetarium on 2nd July 1963, it was already operating from the previous year from 29th September 1962 onwards.
Get into the world of stars and galaxies at Birla Planetarium. One of the major tourist places in Jaipur, this is a must-visit Jaipur place with kids. Birla Planetarium educates you about the different facets of astronomy and hosts several national and international seminars in the concerned field as well. You just sit in the round dome inside the planetarium and enjoy the sky shows about astronomy.
- Birla Planetarium timings: 10 am – 7 pm
- Shows and events timings: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm (Hindi Shows), 6 pm (English Show)
- Birla Planetarium entry fees: INR 40 per person, INR 20 per person for the planetarium show
20. Gatore Ki Chhatriyan
Fun Fact: People used to light lamps here to pay homage to their kings. But as time passed, this activity faded.
Known for their stunning mausoleums or tombs of erstwhile Jaipur kings, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days. If you want to get away from the city bustle, visit here and enjoy art, architecture, and rich Jaipur history. The location offers spectacular views of Jaipur and you can also see important landmarks like Jal Mahal and Mansarovar Lake.
- Gatore Ki Chhatriyan timings: 9.30 am – 5 pm
- Gatore Ki Chhatriyan entry fees: INR 30 per person
For decades, Indians and foreigners have been exploring the city of Jaipur. Now it’s your turn!
There are countless places to explore in Jaipur that will urge you to visit Jaipur again and again. And if you are a history, architecture, and art lover, then the number of trips to Jaipur doesn’t count. Right? So, which place in this list of best places to visit in Jaipur intrigued you the most?
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Why do you need to visit Jaipur?
Fan of history? Architecture? Art? Food? Shopping? Rajasthani Culture? If you are among any of these, Jaipur is one of the most culturally rich cities in India that you must visit once in your lifetime. With so much to admire, eat, and shop, the places to visit in Jaipur invites you to take a peek into its glorious past, savor authentic Rajasthani food, experience culture and traditions, visit the historical & heritage sites, and take back nothing but happy memories with you!
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