Must See Sights of Jaipur, How many have you seen?

Jaipur is a majestic city offering scores of sights to see and things to do for tourists and travellers. One trip to Jaipur isn’t enough to soak in the aura of this ancient pink city of India. I am sure some of you my dear readers, may have visited this charming city Jaipur more than once. Here is a list; how many of these Jaipur sights have you visited?

For the first timers to Jaipur this is an ideal list to start with. Jaipur is easily accessible as there are several cheap domestic flights to city. Residents of Mumbai can plan good holiday to Jaipur and one can add Delhi to the itinerary and avail Mumbai to Jaipur cheap flights. Jaipur is easily accessible from other cities as well.

Amer Fort

Amber Fort, Amber Palace, Amer Fort all lead to same place – the pride of City of Jaipur! Time to tour this fort can easily take 3 hours. However even if you are in a rush don’t miss out the Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Maotha Lake, Deewan –e-aam, Ganesh Pol and Shila Temple. If you are craving for the royal experience of getting to the fort on elephant back be sure to reach early. Avail guide services to know the history and interesting stories of Amer Fort. Do check out: 7 Unique Sights of Amber Fort. Plan to visit in the evening to see Amber Fort Sound and Light shows, both in English and Hindi. This can be included in places to visit in Jaipur at night.

Tickets: Indian – 100INR, Foreigners – 500INR. Sound and light show: English – 200INR, Hindi – 100INR. Elephant ride for 2 people – 1200INR.

Must see sights Jaipur Amer Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Hop, step and jump from Amer Fort you will reach Jaigarh Fort. This fort was built as watch tower with the idea of giving cover to Amer Fort and Jaipur city. It was constructed to store the weapons and other military utilities. A leisurely tour around this fort can take an hour or so. Don’t miss the carvings on the walls of the fort, the rainwater harvesting system and most importantly the giant cannon, Jaivana. It is believed to have been test fired once with a charge of 100kgs of gunpowder and covered a distance of about 35kms.

Visiting Time: 9am to 4.30pm. Tickets: Indians – 35INR, Foreigners – 85INR.

Nahargarh Fort

Madhavendra Bhawan is the most visited part of Nahargarh Fort. It is interesting to note here that there are 12 identical suites built by Sawai Madho Singh to please his 12 wives equally! Art and architecture of the fort is stunning and in good condition. Tour time can take 2 to 3 hours.  Besides tour of the fort by foot you can also indulge in cycling and trekking activities within the fort. If you are lucky you can witness film shooting there. New additions, the wax museum and Sheesh Mahal are a big hit with the tourists. Both need separate entrance tickets of 300INR each.

Visit time – 10am to 5.30pm. Tickets – Indians – 50INR, Foreigners – 200INR.

Madhavendra Palace Nahargarh

Albert Museum

This state museum of Rajasthan has a brilliant collection of paintings, jewelry, carpets, stone sculptures, art work in ivory, metal sculptures, and works in crystal. Main attraction of the museum is the Egyptian Mummy. Visit the museum during noon hours to escape the heat if you are doing day tour of Jaipur city.  Time required to tour the museum is less than an hour.

Visit Time: 9am – 5pm. Tickets: Indian 20INR, Foreigner – 150INR

Jantar Mantar

A giant ground scattered with several astronomical instruments, all functioning well and dating back to 17th century. Thanks to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur got international fame for this astronomical observatory. The place sure is amazing and interesting, especially to the kids, if you are travelling with family. It is best you hire a guide here to understand the 19 astronomical instruments displayed here. Best time to visit the place is early in the morning when there is very less crowd. Avoid visiting mid day, it can get unbearably hot. Time to tour the place is less than an hour.

Visit time: 9am – 4.30pm Tickets: Indians – 50INR Foreigners – 200INR

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

This beehive like structure made of red sandstone cannot escape your attention or curiousity. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built this mahal for royal women to enjoy the events and festivals in the street. Isn’t it interesting how the kings of those days cared for their women! It is a five-storey building in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna. The 953 jharokhas or windows add unusual charm to this monument. A museum inside has good collection of antiques, weapons and articles used by members of royal family. Time to tour the Mahal is one hour.

Visit time: 9am – 4.30pm. Tickets: Indians – 50INR Foreigners – 200INR.

Chokhi Dhani

How about some authentic Rajasthani experience now? After touring the city of Jaipur through the day Chokhi Dhani is an ideal place to treat your taste buds and relax your heels. They have traditional sit-down restaurant where you can relax and have a hearty meal in traditional Rajasthani style. Various entertainment programs are performed for the guests. This is also an ideal place to pick up souvenirs in case you haven’t had the time to shop around in Jaipur. Ticket price depends on dining experience chosen.

Visit time: 5pm – 11pm. Tickets start from Rs. 700 to Rs. 1100 for adults and Rs. 400 to Rs. 700 for children.

Mohan Mahal JW Marriott

Indulge in Experiential dining in one of the luxury hotels, JW Marriott Jaipur. If you are looking for unique restaurants for a memory that can carry back home along with their belly full food, then this is the place. Mohan Mahal at JW Marriott Jaipur is modeled on Sheesh Mahal of Amer Fort. They have used 3,50,000 mirrors to replicate the look. The place is lit with just candles, mirrors reflecting this light makes the place look magical. This can be included in places to visit in Jaipur for couples.

Open only in evenings. You have to make prior reservations to ensure yourself a seat.

Mohan Mahal Interiors Experiential Dining in JW Marriott Jaipur

Experiential dining in unique restaurants

Jal Mahal Jaipur

This palace has the most exotic setting in Jaipur, 4 of its 5 floors is submerged under water. Situated in the middle of Maan Sagar Lake in Jaipur, it is accessible by boats throughout the day. You cannot enter the palace though. Due to some renovations and legal issues boating is suspended for some time. A visit during the season of migratory birds is most exciting, when the lake is populated with colourful birds. Time needed to tour is half an hour but I bet you will want to linger on for more time. Eateries around make the evenings more fun filled.

Route Map of Sights in Jaipur

This is the route map of the Jaipur sights mentioned in this post. You can hire a private vehicle or use state transport to tour these places. This will make an ideal 2 day itinerary to tour Jaipur or may be 3 day tour if you believe in slow travel. Here is a Jaipur sightseeing map

Must see places Jaipur - 2 days itinerary

Must See Places Jaipur

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20 Responses to “Must See Sights of Jaipur, How many have you seen?

  • Ouch! From this list, I’ve only seen Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
    And I’ve seen Jal Mahal from afar.

  • I’ve been dying to visit Jaipur for its beautiful architectures. I love that flights there are cheap from Mumbai and I like the idea of dining in a luxury hotel as well. The decor is stunning and you can’t ever say no to good food!

  • I’ve never been to Jaipur, and obviously I need to correct that immediately! What a glorious city. The Jaigarh Fort looks like a beautiful place to begin. That mirrored dining room looks incredible, but how was the food?

  • Hope to visit India soon. Seems like everyone is there lately.

  • I haven’t been to Jaipur yet but it is on the list. What a great list of places to see! Can’t wait to visit the Amber Fort.

  • Unfortunately, I answer “non” to your question title, but I can’t wait to visit India one day. Jaipur is definitely on the list. And how cool would be to dine in that beautiful room of the Marriott?! Wonderful post. Congrats!

  • Rhonda Albom
    4 months ago

    My hubby would be fascinated by Jantar Mantar. He just loves the stars. It’s cool that the instruments are all from the 17th century.

  • This has been on my bucket list for some time, gorgeous sites and monuments to visit and then a little indulgence for a nice meal in a luxury hotel. My kind of travel experience indeed.

  • Nice pictures and description. I have seen most of these places.

  • Except for Marriott I seem to have done all. But I would love to do them again for each one of them is so huge and I always felt I missed something the last time. Now your post has me craving for Jaipur

  • I have been to India three times and yet to visit Jaipur. I need to get to the Amer Fort and this whole area. I’m thinking over Christmas this year.

  • I haven’t been to Jaipur. The Amer Fort looks amazing! I would like to check out the JalMahal palace, too

  • Jaipur interests me for all the beautiful architecture. The Amber Fort is so detailed – I would love to take up close pics of the detail. Dining at Mohan Mahal at JW Marriott Jaipur looks like a unique dining experience I would love to do.

  • I’ve visited Jaipur before but not visited Mohan Mahal JW Marriott. Wow, this places looks spectacular and especially that they’ve based it on the fort. I must return just to go here! I’m glad you posted this and brought to my attention.

  • Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any of the sights as I’ve yet to visit. But it looks like a great city if you like architecture.

  • For me, going to Jaipur would be a fort fest. Un-fort-unately, we have yet to make it to India. There is so much culture and history there. The closest we have made it is Sri Lanka, but it’s not the same thing. One day. One day.

  • India has been on my bucket list but simply cannot decide which city to go to. Jaipur’s Amber Fort really looks stunning! And there are do many others!

  • India is still on my travel wishlist but I will definitely include Jaipur on my trip. The Amber Fort is an architectural masterpiece and you now have me intrigued to try dinner at Mohan Mahal.

  • This is a part of India we missed. The Amber Palace looks simply stunning. The Albert Museum would be a great spot to see some of the treasures from inside the buildings. And a visit to the observatory would give us a totally different view of Jaipur. I hope we would get to see Jal Mahal Jaipur under the water when we visit. Thanks for the tip about getting a local guide.

  • I have visited Jaipur many times but I think I have left some of the places to visit after reading the article,,, Thank you for sharing!!

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