Known as the Pink City, Jaipur offers many beautiful sights and attractions. You’ll never get bored of all the amazing places to visit in Jaipur. From sunset viewpoints to pink palaces, there is an activity for you to do everyday during your visit. Follow this guide to experience all the best places to visit in Jaipur!
Best Places To Visit In Jaipur
1. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is the perfect place to witness some incredible views of Jaipur and was easily the best sunset viewpoint of our India trip. You can explore the giant fort walls and find yourself a secluded spot to enjoy the view. This fort was also very quiet which means you will have a much more enjoyable and relaxing time. If you’re after dinner and a sunset, you can also head to the popular restaurant for a drink and a meal while you watch the bright orange sun go down over the bustling city. This spectacular city view is definitely one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.
For more information on Nahargarh Fort, check out our full blog post here.
2. Amber Fort
Another one of our favourites was Amber Fort. It was one of the most beautiful and detailed palaces we had seen. From the outside, the fort looks the same as all the others, although the inside couldn’t be more unique! Within the fort, you’ll find marble walkways and detailed structures. Our favourite part of the fort was the incredible palace entrance which has soft red and green coloured tiles that spread along the whole structure. Additionally, from the moment the fort opens, you’ll notice dozens of elephants walking up the fort walls carrying tourists.
For more details on Amber Fort, check out our full blog post here.
3. Panna Meena Ka Kund
One of the most recognisable photo spots in Jaipur, Panna Meena Ka Kund is a stepwell known for the unique symmetry of its stairs that lead down to the water. Unfortunately, they’ve recently stopped letting people walk down so you can no longer take photos on the stairs. However, it is very close to Amber Fort so it’s still worth a visit if you’re nearby!
For more information on Panna Meena Ka Kund, check out our full blog post here.
4. Jagat Shiromani Temple
This temple is certainly a hidden gem and we only came across it thanks to our rickshaw driver. Jagat Shiromani Temple was built between 1599 and 1608 AD. The whole temple is also made by hand out of marble and it’s sure to leave you speechless! Every figure along the outside of the temple has a unique pose which indicates how much time and work went into the detail of this temple. If you’re heading to Panna Meena Ka Kund or Amber Fort, be sure to stop by as it’s not far.
5. The City Palace
The City Palace is an amazing place to visit on your trip to Jaipur. It is mainly a museum which holds many ancient weapons, paintings and artifacts. The palace is also famous for its beautiful pink structures. Once you enter the courtyard, you will notice pink walls and walkways at every turn. It’s a great place to learn more about the Jaipur history as well as take photos all around the pink courtyard. The City Palace is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur among tourists.
For more details on The City Palace, check out our full blog post here.
6. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is located right around the corner from the City Palace and has a strong resemblance due to its bright pink colour. The Hawa Mahal is best to view from outside or across the street in a rooftop cafe. This spot is also another popular place for photographers as you can stand on the balcony of the restaurant and have the vibrant pink building in the background. Be sure to head to the Wind View Cafe for the perfect photo!
7. Patrika Gate
Patrika Gate Jaipur is a lesser known tourist spot, although it’s a hotspot among locals and photographers. The perfect symmetry and vibrant colours of the walkway make for a beautiful photo. The gate is a traditional style and perfectly showcases the characteristics of Rajasthan. Each pillar is also full of intricate details and uses a variety of colours which makes it seem like a rainbow walkway.
For more information on Patrika Gate, check out our full blog post here.
8. Jal Mahal Water Palace
Known as the Water Palace, this unique palace is located out on the middle of a lake. It also has the perfect backdrop of the mountain range in the distance. Unfortunately you can’t take a boat to the palace so you’ll have to view it from afar. It’s a great place to quickly stop and snap some photos as its on the way to both Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort.
Where to stay in Jaipur
There are a variety of Jaipur accommodation options in many different areas and also ranging in price. We decided to stay in Bani Park which is the most popular area for tourists to stay in Jaipur. If you are traveling around India by train, then we also recommend trying to stay within a close distance to the train station to make it easier.
Radisson Jaipur – Luxury: The Radisson is an ideal place to stay if you want extreme comfort during your India trip. You’ll feel right at home with their large clean rooms and friendly staff. The food at Radisson is also known to be incredibly tasty. They even have a pool for you to relax in after a long day of exploring the pink city.
Madhuban Heritage Home – Midrange: The Madhuban Heritage Home is a perfect place to stay away from all the hustle and bustle. The staff here are known to be very friendly and help you with anything you need. The rooms are cosy and the hotel even has a lovely garden as well as a swimming pool. You’re sure to have a nice quiet stay at Madhuban Heritage Home.
Nahar Singh Haveli – Budget: We stayed at Nahar Singh Haveli and enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is located in a quiet street which was nice to get away from the busy India streets. There was also restaurants within walking distance and is close to the train station. The rooms were clean and also had TV. You can also find a restaurant on the rooftop which was perfect when you don’t want to walk around.
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