Local Attractions

Historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state.

Rajasthan is a colourful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm people, set amidst a rugged yet inviting landscape.
Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD. Laid in a grid system, with straight avenues, roads, streets, lanes criss cross the city with rows of shops on either sideof main bazaars arranged in nine rectangular city sectors (Chowkis). It is called Pink City.

City Palace

City Palace :

In the heart of old city is the former royal residence in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns ornate with floral motifs in gold and coloured stones. Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. City palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes. The palace also has an art gallery with excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical work in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit acquired by Sawai Jai Singh II to study astronomy in detail.
Timings : 9.30 am to 5 pm Entry Ticket : Indian Rs 130/- , Foreigner Rs 450/-

 
Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar – A world heritage site :

A stone observatory. Largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable obsrevatories. Its complex instruments, whose settings and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. The most striking of these are the Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes.
Timings : 9 am to 4.30 pm Entry Ticket : Indian Rs 40/- , Foreigner Rs 200/-
A sound and light show is organised daily evnening . Rs 100 /- for hindi shows and Rs 200/- for English.

 
Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal :

Built in 1799 AD , the Hawa Mahal or Palace of winds is a major landmark. This five-storey building along the main street of the old city is in pink splendour with semi-octagonal and delicately honey combed sandstone windows. The monument was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and rotyal proceedings of the city.
Timings : 9 am to 4.30 pm Entry Ticket : Indian Rs 30/- , Foreigner Rs 150/-

 
Amer Fort

Amer Fort :

A beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuries still stand in magnificent state.
Timings : 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Entry Ticket : Indian Rs 100/- , Foreigner Rs 300/-
(Elephant ride at Amer fort Rs 1000/ for 2 person for one way ride)

 
Jaigarh

Jaigarh :

ne of the few military structures of medieval India, retaining its resevoirs, a granary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon-the Jai Bann, one of the largest in the century are preserved here.
Timings : 9 am to 4.30 pm Entry Ticket : Indian Rs 40/- , Foreigner Rs 150/-

 
Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal :

(meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The Jal Mahal is on the way to Amer Fort. The Jal Mahal was declared as a protected area by the government after which the entry to this wondrous Jal Mahal place has been restricted. Earlier there were boat rides to around the palace. However it still makes an amazing location for a romantic evening stroll. The pathway outside the Jal Mahal has no entry fee. Tourists are free to spend as much time as they like and click as many pictures as they want.

Other local attractions include Birla mandir, Nahargarh, Monumental national flag, nahargarh biological park and local bazars.
Apart from these places near by places to Jaipur are Agra (The Taj Mahal, 243 Km), Jaisalmer (568 Km), Udaipur (412 KM), Ranthambore (180 KM), Bharatpur bird sanctuary (192 KM)