Jaipur also known as ‘Pink City’ is the capital of Rajasthan in North India. It is one of the popular places to visit in India, as it forms the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism along with Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. City was formed by Maharaja Jai Singh II, in 1727. Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort etc. are the important monuments in Jaipur. The city attracts visitors from all over the world due to its culture and rich heritage. So many visit place in Jaipur but today I share Best Places to Visit in Jaipur.
List of Best Places to Visit in Jaipur
1. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Jaipur, build by Sawai Madho Singh during the 18th century. It is a five storey structure build in the middle of Mansoravar Lake which offers an amazing view. Jal Mahal is one of the most beautiful palaces built by combination of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
· Visiting Hours: 24 hours
· Entry Fee: Free
2. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. It has five-storey structure that has more than 950 windows, built in Rajput architecture style and constructed of red and pink sandstone. The main palace welcomes you inside with a charming fountain, from where on you can make your way to different floors. Hawa Mahal also has a small museum which holds some rich relic and paintings. Top of the palace also offers beautiful view of City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Siredeori Bazar.
· Visiting Hours: 9 am to 5.30 pm
· Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person, Camera charges: Rs 200
3. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is one of the many countless beautiful historic buildings of Jaipur. Originally known as Sudarshagarh Fort, later renamed to Nahargarh Fort which means ‘The Adobe of Tigers. Main attraction inside the premises of Nahargarh fort is ‘Madhavendra Bhavan’, which has magnificent hall designed with murals and stucco work. Another attraction is Nahargarh Biological Park, which has animals like tigers, leopards and Asiatic lions.
· Visiting Hours: 10 am to 5.30 pm
· Entry Fee: Indian nationals: Rs. 50, Foreigners: Rs. 200
4. City Palace of Jaipur (Chandra Mahal Palace)
City Palace of Jaipur is a blend of Palace building from different ages and a combination of both Mughal and Rajput architecture. This palace is also considered as the home of historical attractions like Chandra Mahal, Dowan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam, Mubarak Mahal and Maharani Palace. The construction of this palace was started in early 1730s by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and continued till late 19th century. At the entrance, we have Mubarak Mahal and museum, which exhibits Banaras silk sarees, sanganer textiles and Kashmiri pashmina shawls.
· Visiting Hours: 9.30 am to 5 pm
· Entry Fee: Rs. 150 per person
Jaipur can be visited during summer, monsoon or winter, but the best season or moths are February, March, October, November and December. The above places in Jaipur and other local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers.