The title of this article surprised me as a writer which says only 10 places. As everything in Jaipur is not less than popular. It is one of the most charming cities in the world with its pink color, the extraordinary status of a romance city, and a mini Paris. Jaipur was once a princely state and the wealthiest one which you can see. As there are many forts, palaces, monuments, and museums, which are a perfect example of an architectural marvel with a modern touch.
As the capital of Rajasthan state Jaipur serves the status of being the most populated city yet the most developed in the state. Let’s start exploring the most famous places you can include while looking for Jaipur tour packages.
Top 10 Famous Places You Can’t Miss Visiting When in Jaipur!
There are many places that you can visit in Jaipur but here we will try to cover the places which are closer when in the city. So, let’s get started;
1. Amber Fort (Amer Fort)
Amber Fort is one of the oldest yet most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. Situated on the Aravalli Hills. Modern architecture considers it as an architectural marvel that will take you to ancient times. The stunning courtyards, the scenic view of Maotha Lake, Jagat Shiromani Temple (devoted to the god Vishnu), and all of the other attractions will mesmerize you. Additionally, you can experience an elephant ride, and buy souvenirs from the street vendors.
2. Jaigarh Fort
After you visit the Amber Fort you can move to the second attraction that is Jaigarh Fort linked to it by a road. Jaigarh was built as a center hub of army personnel to protect the city. At present it is preserved by the Jaipur royal family and here you can have a look at some of the rarest yet old weapons including swords, guns, and even the canon factory. Furthermore, the world’s biggest cannon is the ‘Jaivana’. If you are someone who is fond of understanding the glimpse of Rajput rulers and military prowess then you must visit the place.
3. Hawa Mahal
The Palace of Wind or simply Hawa Mahal is one of the most visited tourist attractions. This five-story unique architecture marvel in the heart of Jaipur city (old) is a must-visit destination. Here you can explore the intricately designed windows (which back then were used by royal family women to see the street festivities without coming to anyone’s notice). In front of Hawa Mahal, there are many rooftops where you can enjoy food and get yourself clicked for your next social media post when in town.
4. City Palace
The present residence of the Jaipur’s royal family The City Palace stands as the big complex built in Rajput and Mughal architecture. Some parts are open to tourists and by paying nominal charges anyone can visit and experience the specially preserved museums, back then courtrooms of kings, gardens, and many more. If you want to have the best experience to see the past make sure to cover this destination as a must have in your Jaipur tour packages.
5. Jantar Mantar
UNESCO-recognized heritage site the Hawa Mahal is an old astronomical observatory. This type of observatory is one of only two in India and is built with gain stones and unique equipment.
6. Nahargarh Fort
If you like sunsets, Nahargarh Fort is one the best places and considerably the sunset spots in Jaipur. It is situated on the Aravali mountains from where you can have the best possible city view and of course the sunset.
7. Albert Hall Museum
If you are a history, art, and museum guy, then welcome to Jaipur’s central museum. Here you can find antiques, old coins, weapons, textiles, paintings, sculptures, and many more. All of these will help you understand Rajasthan history in more detail from the eyes of art.
8. Jal Mahal
Another exquisite palace but a bit different from any other. Because it is none other than The Jal Mahal as the name itself suggests its meaning. It is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. You can visit the palace by boat and enjoy the serene view of it in the morning (sunrise spot). Before adding this place to your list check with your travel agency or in your Jaipur tour packages whether it’s included. As many times this place is closed due to rising water levels and others.
There are many temples and places you can include with your Jaipur tour packages. But the Birla Temple (Laxmi Narayan Temple), Galtaji (the monkey temple), and Govind Dev ji (Lord Krishna). These three temples are the oldest in town and a must visit.
10. The Old Bazaars
Jaipur is a mix of both modern and traditional. There are many old bazaars like; Chandpole, Bapu Bazar (for clothes), Johri Bazar, (for jewelry), Tripolia, Choti Choppad, Badi Choppad, and many others. Walk in the streets of the old city and enjoy shopping and the mesmerizing pink-colored walls, paintings, and pleasant joy.
Hope you enjoy reading and note what you should include in your Rajasthan tour package. Thank you for reading.