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Tourist Attractions in Jaipur

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Jaipur

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About Jaipur

The capital of Rajasthan is known as the ‘pink city’ – the facades of most historic buildings are terracotta pink in colour. Along with Agra and Delhi, Jaipur is part of India’s “Golden Triangle”. It is a well known tourist destination that introduces the history and culture of the ancient state. In 1727, Jaipur became the first city in India, built not chaotically, but in accordance with the canons of the ancient Indian system of geometric space planning.

The most striking architectural sights are the City Palace of Maharaja, Amber Fort Palace, Hava Mahal harem palace, Jal Mahal Lake Castle, temple complexes, ancient observatory. Jaipur also has many handicraft shops and one of the busiest markets in the country. And in spring the city hosts an enchanting elephant festival.

Top-20 Tourist Attractions in Jaipur

The City Palace

50035 reviews
The posh residence of Jaipur’s rulers is an architectural ensemble of palaces, pavilions, temples and lush gardens. It was started to be built in 1729. All the buildings are richly decorated with frescoes, carvings, inlay, arches, statues and are connected to each other by courtyards, corridors or terraces. The museums in the complex house collections of weapons, ancient manuscripts, miniatures and paintings, Mughal carpets and clothes. Part of the complex is still owned by the heirs of the royal family.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Hawa Mahal

131806 reviews
A marvellous creation of Indian craftsmen, the Palace of the Winds is located in the heart of Jaipur and is part of the palace complex, or rather the harem building. It was erected in the XVIII century from red and pink sandstone. According to the architect’s idea, the castle is made in the form of Krishna’s crown. Its front part contains 953 windows decorated with elegant patterned lattices. Through them, the wives of the maharaja could freely observe the city life without fear of being seen.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Amber Palace

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Built on a hill, 11 kilometres from Jaipur, it is an impregnable fortress and at the same time a graceful architectural masterpiece made of red sandstone and snow-white marble. It was built in the 16th century and is surrounded by a multi-kilometre wall. It is a luxurious palace complex with four isolated courtyards, gardens and a lake, castles and temples. Among the most beautiful buildings are the Mirror Palace, the Victory Palace, and the Diwan-i-Am audience pavilion. The fort can be reached by riding elephants.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, 6:30 – 9:15 PM

Jaigarh Fort

28053 reviews
Located on a high cliff, next to Amber Fort. It is 3 kilometres long. It was built in 1726 to protect Amber and the palace ensemble inside. Both forts represented a single complex and were connected by underground passages. On the territory of the fortress there is a garden, Armoury with a collection of swords, cannons and muskets, Warriors’ Hall and a museum. The main attraction is the world’s largest cannon on Jaywana wheels, made within the walls of the fort.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Nahargarh Fort

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Another part of the city’s defence system. It is located on a high hill, 6 km from Jaipur. The date of foundation is 1734. It has never been attacked. In the XIX century on the territory of the fortress was erected a palace for the ruler of Jaipur. The fortress walls with windows, cannons, wall paintings, frescoes and stained glass windows have been preserved. From the roof terraces of the fort the whole city is clearly visible. There is a café in the corner tower. There is a wax museum at the entrance.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Jal Mahal

32018 reviews
A mesmerising sight opens up on the way to Amber Fort, a luxurious palace in the middle of an artificial lake. The magnificent structure can only be admired from the shore, as it is closed to tourists. The castle was built as a summer residence for Indian rulers in the 18th century. As a result of construction of the dam, which saved the city from drought, the picturesque valley together with the castle were under water. Today, 4 of the 5 floors are flooded and there is no way to get inside the building.

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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A national monument, it is on the UNESCO heritage list. The largest and best preserved of the 5 observatories built in India by order of one of the maharajas. It consists of 14 huge measuring constructions – instruments, by which in ancient times they determined time, distance to the celestial luminaries, predicted weather, etc. The sundial in this observatory is the largest in the world, with a diameter of 27 metres and still shows the correct time.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Hanuman Temple

912 reviews
One of the most interesting temple complexes in India. It is located in a narrow cleft between rocks, 10 kilometres from Jaipur. It consists of a temple dedicated to the god of primates, a temple of the sun god and two sacred baths, which are filled with spring water from the mountain peaks. Pilgrims come here for ablutions. The local inhabitants are a large population of monkeys who behave like full-fledged masters. Nearby you can buy nuts and fruit to feed the animals.

Birla Mandir, Jaipur

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A majestic structure made of white marble. It looks especially beautiful in the evening, in the rays of special illumination. The construction was carried out in 1985 at the own expense of the Birla family of Indian industrialists. It symbolises the unity of India and all religions, on the walls you can see images of Hindu deities, as well as Madonna and Jesus. The temple is decorated with numerous arches, galleries, ornate staircases, towers, porticoes, sculptural compositions. There is a small park nearby.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 – 9:00 PM

Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple

32843 reviews
One of the largest and most visited temples dedicated to the wise god Ganesha. It was built of marble and limestone in 1761. It is located on a hill, surrounded by the magnificent Moti Dungri Castle, which, unlike the temple, is closed to the public. On the walls of the temple are engraved images of mythological characters, its three domes symbolise the three religions of India. In the centre of the temple complex is a large statue of Ganesh. Fairs in honour of the deity are held on Wednesdays.
Open time
Monday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Albert Hall Museum

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Located in the Ram Niwas Garden. The oldest museum in the state. Started construction in 1876 on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales. It houses unique collections of paintings, weapons, jewellery, pottery, colourful textiles, luxurious Persian carpets, ceramics, metal, ivory and crystal. Of interest are the gallery of music and dance and the gallery dedicated to henna painting. The museum building is a real architectural masterpiece in the Indo-Saracenic style.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Anokhi Museum

352 reviews
It is not only a museum, but also a creative workshop where artists are engaged in the ancient craft of hand-dyeing fabric. Visitors are shown ancient printing clichés and the whole process of drawing a pattern on a fabric base. Those who wish can join in the creation of colourful textiles. Many things – towels, tablecloths, shirts – can be purchased in the shop. The price is low, but the quality is excellent, and they are all made in a single copy.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Jawahar Kala Kendra

13497 reviews
A multi-disciplinary arts centre to preserve and promote the folk art and rich craft heritage of Rajasthan. The building was designed by architect C. Correa in accordance with the concept of 9 squares, each associated with a particular planet. It is dedicated to the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, the great leader of the Indian nation. The complex houses several art galleries, museums, workshops, an amphitheatre, a guest house, a library and a café.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Raj Mandir Cinema

39142 reviews
The art-modern cinema building was erected in 1976. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. It is famous for its huge size and luxurious interiors reminiscent of a royal palace. This architectural marvel has been honoured with the title “Pride of Asia”. The hall has a capacity of 1300 people, the seats are divided into 4 categories according to the level of comfort – pearl, emerald, ruby, diamond. The screen is draped with heavy velvet curtains.
Open time
Monday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Chokhi Dhani

Once on the territory of this folklore village, tourists have an opportunity to get acquainted with the life and cultural traditions of the local population. A wide entertainment programme is offered – music and dancing, puppet shows, shadow theatre, magic shows, camel, oxen and boat rides. Guests are treated to a specific dinner cooked according to ancient recipes. The village has souvenir shops, henna and clay painting masters.

Gaitor Ki Chhatriyan

3976 reviews
One of the lesser known attractions of Jaipur. A walled funerary complex consisting of temples and tombs of maharajas. It is located at the foot of Nahargarh Fort. It is a quiet and very beautiful place. All the structures are made of white marble, with intricate carvings. The grand cenotaph of the ruler Madho Singh II, who died in 1922, dominates among them. Also impressive is the older tomb of Jaipur’s founder and first ruler, Jai Singh II.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Panna Meena ka Kund

3653 reviews
The rivers in Rajasthan are few and dry in the heat of the day. Therefore, the locals used to store rainwater in deep dug wells. One such structure was built in the 16th century. It does not look like a banal well at all, but is a rather large-scale architectural object. It consists of numerous alternating staircases descending to the pool and niches carved in the walls for rest. It is located in the village next to Amber Fort.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Chand Baori Step Well (Abhaneri)

6987 reviews
One of the oldest and deepest step wells in the country. It is located 95 kilometres from Jaipur, in the town of Abaneri. It was built in IX-XI centuries. The total depth is 30 metres with 10 metres filled with water. It has the shape of an inverted pyramid. The descent to the water consists of 13 stone terraces with 3500 steps. For pilgrims it is a sacred place where they should wash their hands and feet before entering the nearby temple. But today, bathing and drinking the water is strictly forbidden. In the niches of the walls are sculptures of the deities Durga and Ganesha.
Open time
Monday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Elefantastic - The Best Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary in India

1137 reviews
This is a fascinating farm where Indian elephants live. They are treated with great respect and kept in excellent conditions. A visit to the farm includes close contact with the animals. You can ride them, feed them, swim together in the pond. Drawing on the elephants’ bodies with special paints is very popular. At the end of the tour, visitors are invited to the house of the farm owners and treated to a delicious lunch consisting of Indian cuisine.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Amazing Elephant Safari And Golden Triangle Tour

3 reviews
One of the most colourful parades takes place in Jaipur in late February and early May. Elephant owners spend a lot of money and time decorating their favourites as brightly as possible. They cover them with patterns, luxurious robes and gold jewellery. The elephant is a symbol of wealth. Animals, only elephants, participate in the parade, play polo, compete in running and tug-of-war with men. The festival is accompanied by fairs and performances by local artists.
Open time
Monday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM