Things To Do In Jaipur

10 Things to do in Jaipur, don’t miss these!

One of the most visited cities in the north of India which displays its magnificent culture is indeed Jaipur. Also known as the pink city due to its pink walls is no short of forts and palaces which depict the history and antiquity of India. You would be awestruck by the leftovers of a bygone epoch making you proud of the lifestyle and grandeur our kings and queens lived in Apart from the ancient palaces and forts, Jaipur is the most appropriate place to indulge in shopping as it has the magnificent display of art of bandej and block painting. Visit Jaipur, to discover the intricate style that serves as a splendid souvenir of their royal inheritance.

  1. Amber Fort and Palace

Amber Fort and Palace is indeed a celebration of natural beauty along with display of royalty .The drive to Amber Fort is absolutely wonderful which portrays the hill top setting of Rajput Royals superintending the Maota Lake. You would be overwhelmed by the glorious palaces; halls, gardens, and temples. Do not miss the light and music show which happens in the evening which displays the history of the fort. For people who are interested in block painting must definitely attend the workshops which are held here from time to time. The Night Tourism is a like a gem in the crown which exposes Jaleb Chowk, Diwan-e-Aam, Mansingh Mahal and Sheesh Mahal all gracefully lit up.


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  1. City Palace

The enormous compound of patios, greens, and structures intermingling both Rajasthan and Mughal architecture is the main character of City Palace which is a symbol of pride for every Indian. It clearly depicts the wealth the Mughals had in their era. The Peacock Gate is gorgeous, and consists of enthralling exhibition of exhaustive workmanship presenting bright peacocks. Till today the Chandra mahal is the residence of the royal family. Do not miss the museum which displays, art work, royal customs and the weapons which were used in olden times. The sight of City Palace during the night is definitely a treat to the eyes when it looks spectacular while it is illuminated.


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  1. “Hawa Mahal” Palace of the Winds

The Hawa Mahal also known as the Palace of the Winds is characterized by the elaborate and mesmerizing architecture. The architecture of this magnificent palace consist of five floors which have small windows which allows the wind to blow ,therefore keeping the palace coolIit is believed that this palace was made for the women of royal background who could catch glimpse of the entire city without being seen by the crowd. Do not miss the beautiful views of the city from top of the palace.


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  1. Jantar Mantar Observatory

Janatar Mantar is an astronomical instrument which is used for some important astronomical prediction such as calculation of time, and star tracking. It was built in the year 1734 by King Jai Singh II which consists of 14 structures out of which the Samrat Yantra sundial plays a significant role in these predictions. In the olden times, it plays a very vital role in predicting time as the shadow moved just as close as every minute. Now days, it’s very popular with tourist and school trips to teach the theory of day and night.


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  1. Jaigarh Fort

Unlike the Amber Fort the Jaigarh Fort is not characterized by its intriguing work and meticulously done architecture .It is the gigantic doorways and watchtowers which displays the royalty of this massive fortress which till today has not been captured. It is the home of the world’s biggest cannon on wheels which has not been fired .Jaigarh Fort is the most appropriate example of best looked after military configurations of medieval India. It is also provides a great opportunity to trekkers to climb to the Diwa Burj watchtowers to enjoy a panorama view of the city.


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  1. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh fort has a glorious history as it was built to safeguard the city in the year 1734.Located in the craggy Aravalli Hills overlooking Jaipur city is a great example of marvelous architecture and has been very famous with many film shooting such as the Rang De Basanti. The Fort is a perfect picnic destination as it has a café which serves light snacks. Do not miss the sunset from the Nahargarh Fort and the view of the fort during the night when its enlighten and illuminated.


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  1. Jalmahal 

Conceivably the most tranquil view amid the commotion of Jaipur is the stunning Jal Mahal Jaipur, also known as the Water Palace. It’s definitely a magnificent view to see the palace float in the middle of Sagar Lake. This palace was once the shooting cottage for the Maharaja in his spare time. This light colored palace looks categorically splendid in indenture to the deep blue waters of the lake. It’s truly a worth capturing sight for any photographer as the reflection lies beautifully on the waters of the lake. Unfortunately there is not much to see within the palace as; it is now a plush restaurant which can be reached through a paved ramp


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  1. Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple

The strategically situated just below the Moti Dungari is the Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple which is one of the newly built temples. The temple is built by Birla group which is made of white marble. The temple is visited by many devotees, to display their belief in God Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The exteriors of the temple are beautifully carved with numerous mythic themes and descriptions. The interior of the temple is spellbinding with a huge pane in marble of mythical chronicles. The Deities are placed in the center of the shrine which is regarded as extremely pious. The lush green gardens around the temple provide a striking effect.


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  1. Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum

Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum is on the same guidelines as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It is grandeur of ancient things which belonged to the king’s era. You can witness the dresses, carvings, canvases, and sculptures and crafts and can also learn a lot about the kings and queens during the Mughal dynasty. It’s a great way to learn about our history and is very popular with schools and university trips.


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  1. Elefantastic

Elefantastic is a marvelous example of display of love and affection for the friendliest animal, the Elephant. This activity will surely be one of the interesting things to do in Jaipur for animal lovers. If you want to see Elephants and understand their psychology then it’s worth a visit. Elefantastic is a one of its kind Elephant care village where Elephants are looked after. Here you would get an opportunity of feeding, bathing and washing the Elephant. There are special classes for elephant painting which indeed is an experience of a lifetime. If you want to enjoy an Elephant back ride, then what better place than Elefantastic.


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