When we talk about places to visit in Jaipur, some places immediately come to mind. The city of Lakes is one of them. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Jaipur. There are numerous reasons why tourists love to visit this place. Some are outlined below.
The most popular attraction of Jaipur is the City Palace. It is one of the oldest palaces in Asia. The palace and its lake on it were revamped and embellished by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the first Ashoka CM. Today it is an ideal venue for various events like marriages, birthday parties, cultural events, etc.
Some of the popular places to visit in Jaipur include the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, Jaigarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Hill Station, Siridaora, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Udaipur, Kala Academy, Pushkar, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Pushkar Temples, Jaigarh Fort, Lake Palace, Jaisalmer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Samode Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, etc. These places are home to magnificent edifices and monuments that have a special significance in Indian history. Each of these monuments has a story to tell. Hence, one gets the idea about the culture and tradition of Rajasthan through its monuments.
So travel to this wonderful state of India and explore the beauty of Jaipur.
List of Top 5 places in Jaipur to visit
Jaipur Zoo in Jaipur is the first zoological park in Rajasthan. It is located in the city of Jaipur within the Sawai Madhopur district in India. The park was formally opened at 18:77pm and situated near the Albert Hall Museum & Ramidas Garden. It is separate into two sections: one for large mammals and the other for larger birds and reptiles.
In this zoological garden, you will find several exotic animals and exotic plant life. The park is home to various deer species, such as the white tiger, which is one of the most popular attractions of Jaipur. Besides, there are many other animals like elephants, tigers, leopards, etc. This park is an attraction not only for the locals but tourists from all over the country come here to see these animals. The white tiger is one of the rarest species and has only a population of around 200 individuals.
An exciting attraction of the Jaipur zoo is the miniature version of a large range of animals. This small zoo is also located inside the park premises, and the name miniature zoon means ‘zoon with a difference’. The animals in this location include crocodiles, hippos, various rodents, fish etc. The miniature zoon location is approximately one and a half acres, making it larger compared to other zoos. You will not find any trees at the place, so you will not see trees around the location.
The next on our list is the most visited tourist attraction the Nahargarh Fort. It is situated at the centre of Jaipur and is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. The fort has a unique aura about it. The largest portion of the fort is located on the bank of a lake that is nearby. One can see the river and fort from the air.
Built in the fifteenth century by the ruler Ashtamudi, Nahargarh Fort stands impressively on the banks of the river. This fort was once a major military and cultural center of Rajasthan. Well preserved through the years, it is a delight to see the elegant Carvings, Carpets, paintings and sculptures. The state flag is kept on top of the dome.
The fort offers amazing opportunity to view the rich culture of Rajasthan during its early phase. There are various cultural events held here throughout the year and most of these events are for handicapped and poor people who can only enjoy these timings by paying the nominal entry fee for foreign visitors.
The next on the list after Nahargarh Fort is Amber Fort. This palace is also one of the famous heritage properties of Jaipur. Tourists from all over the country visit the city and admire the Amber Fort and the surrounding areas.
The third on the most popular places to visit in Jaipur tour packages is the Jantar Mantar, better known as the Birla Temple. It is built on the footprint of a legendary sage by the name of Baba Buddha. It builted during the third century BC with the help of a Dutch cart driver. It is almost two miles long, and it is worth a trip for any cultural enthusiasts. There is a museum with many artefacts pertaining to Jantar Mantar and its heyday as a trading post.
The last but not the least on our Jaipur tour packages is the spectacular Panna Meena Ka Kund and the surrounding areas. The most popular attraction here is the beautiful Sun Temple constructed of sandstone pavers. It was built around the fifth century BC, and it is worth a visit.
These are some of the top five places to visit in Jaipur that one must not miss in the city. All these places are home to architectural wonders and have a unique charm about them. Apart from these places, there are many other tourist attractions in Jaipur that one can see and explore on a Jaipur tour.
Jaigarh Fort, one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan, is also one of the oldest forts in India. It was built by Jai Singh, son of King Jai Singh and Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Jaigarh Fort lies on the promontory known as the Cheel ka Teela of the Royal Springs of the Aravalli Range; it overlooks the main Amer Fort, on the Cheel ka Teela and the Birla Lake, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The fort was constructed by Jai Singh II, son of King Jai Singh and Queen Mumtaz Mahal, who were abode to the late Mughal Emperor Akbar’s. Built initially to protect the palace complex and fort of the erstwhile Mughal Emperor, it has now served as the most sought after forts in Rajasthan.
Jaigarh Fort has an intriguing chronicle of its own. Its structure is chronicled by the local people who settled here quite late, as the time period it was constructed was almost forgotten by the time. The fort has been a part of the Rajput culture from the time Akbar built it was under Jai Singh’s reign during the last phase of his ruling empire. It was a part of the post-wartime security arrangements that were maintained to thwart any sort of rebellious activity. In fact, the fort was added to the ‘talk of defence’ list, during the rule of Akbar, to bolster the defence capabilities of Rajasthan. The entry of Shah Jahan into Rajasthan via this fort helped the new ruler in consolidating the gains of the previous rulers.
Today the erstwhile city of Jaipur stands as a mark of royalty and luxury, with its captivating and iconic Jal Mahal.
The beauty and grandeur of this jal mahal are unparalleled in India, not just because of its size and majestic architecture but also for the lush greenery surrounding it. The construction and progressions of this palace were carried out at a time when it was under the control of the then King of Rajasthan. This gave it a unique architectural aura and a feel of royalty.
This unique architecture and intricate detailing of this jal mahal have made it the most talked about the tourist attraction in Rajasthan and India’s national capital.
Every year, thousands of tourists from all across the country visit Rajasthan to see this jal mahal’s beauty, which is no less than a work of art.
A walk around this monument will take you on a journey of Jaipur’s forts and palaces and other monuments that form an integral part of Jaipur’s heritage.
The best time to visit this outstanding monument is from October to March during the dry season, from May to early September during the wet season. During summers, it is trendy among residents as a playground for the children. The best time to sight this splendid beauty from the foot is from early morning to evening as the sun sinking into the waters of Yamuna makes it appear red. The best time to catch sight of this magnificent palace is during the evening on a pleasant day.