The land of Maharajas, Rajasthan is greatly known for its ancient forts and extravagant palaces. It is amazingly packed with history, sights, cultures, and more. Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur is one of the largest cities of India where tourists flock in abundance from across the globe. Being one such most traversed tourist place, Jaipur is often explored on the popular Golden Triangle Tour of India (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). Its distinctive feature is that it was the first planned city in North India. Even today the original walled city of Jaipur remains the same like time seems to stand still in this heritage place.
With so much of the populace in the tourism industry, Jaipur has also rewarded as a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has enough to see and enjoy that any traveler visiting the first time may get confused about what to see. Understanding the situation, we have brought you the best solution in the form of a Jaipur Tour Guide. This Tour guide comprises every detail like things to do, places to stay, what to eat, and more for making your Jaipur Tour Package a remarkable holiday. Continue reading on this handy guide for a memorable trip –
Top Places of Attraction –
Jaipur is fairly a large city with ample historical jewels and things to do. It is not as easy to explore on foot, instead of hiring a taxi rental Jaipur is best to whisk you along the chaotic streets. You can hire a cab for a half-day, full-day, night tour, or 3 days Jaipur Tour, whichever suits your comfort. Enjoy your city sightseeing consisting of a visit to the following listed places of attraction –
Amber Fort or Amer Fort –
Among several historical forts of Rajasthan, Amer Fort is one of the most iconic hill forts that date back to Raja Man Singh. This massive castle is set on a hill around 11 kilometers from the city in Amer. The World Heritage Site is shows a lovely yellow pastel color with incredible backdrop views. It hosts an evening light and sound show to illustrate the glorifying past of this fortress.
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City Palace –
The stunning royal palace was once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur and is still a royal residence. Its important architectural attractions are Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, and Diwan-e-Aam. Its immensely huge complex is featured with stunning gardens and courtyards. A part of it beholds a museum showing many attractive artifacts and handicrafts.
Jantar Mantar –
Near to the palace is an impressive observatory featuring the largest stone sundial in the world. Well-known as Jantar Mantar, this astronomical observatory has quite an interesting design with 19 instruments. All these holds its principles of ancient Hindu Sanskrit Text to measure time, predict eclipses, track locations of stars, and determine the declination of planets.
Hawa Mahal –
Right next to the City Palace complex is the red and pink sandstone palace known as Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. The high wall of 5 storeys makes up the front like a honeycomb of a beehive design holding 953 small windows (jharokas). The windows are meant for royal women to observe the outside activities without being seen.
Albert Hall Museum –
The oldest museum in all of Rajasthan is Albert Hall Museum in Rajasthan. Its foundation was laid when the Prince of Wales visit the city in 1876. Today, it acts as a state museum of Rajasthan. The Albert Hall Museum showcases a great collection of artefacts like miniatures, paintings, sculptures, carpets, utensils, old coins, and more.
Best Day Trips from Jaipur
Besides, there are loads of things to see near Jaipur to explore some of the best sights in Rajasthan. The following ones are the best to plan day trips from Jaipur.
The historical region lies at the very southwest corner of Jaipur which dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. There are some beautiful Havelis, castles, temples, and more to see in the Shekhawati Tour of Rajasthan. Check out Mandawa Fort and Samode Palace to admire the cultural lifestyle of Rajasthan.
Abhaneri & Bhangarh –
Popularly known for Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri is just 95 kms from Jaipur. The village is also home to the ruins of Harshat Mata Temple. Moreover, you can also explore the famous ghost town of Bhangarh. Remember to explore it before sunset and sunrise because of some supernatural activities.
For all those nature lovers and bird watchers, Jaipur to Bharatpur Tour is best to be planned as a day trip. There’s plenty of places to see in the city like Lohagarh Fort, Golbagh Palace, etc. but Keoladeo National Park is a must-visit attraction. This popular bird sanctuary is home to over 360 species of birds, 50 species of fish, and 370 flower species.
Another most famous tourist place to visit near Jaipur is Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur District. It is possible to plan a day trip from Jaipur to Ranthambore and enjoy a jeep/canter safari. The wildlife safari in Ranthambore can bring you a chance to spot tigers, wild boars, deer, owls, etc.
Where to Stay?
There are many places to stay in Jaipur that range from varied budgets, tastes, and preferences. This is probably because of being a major tourist place not only for international guests but also for Indians.
Budget Hotels – If you are traveling on a low budget, then there are many hotels in Jaipur that can be the best according to your budget. There are many 3-star hotels such as Golden Manor, Hotel Red Fox, Solitaire, and more.
Luxury Hotels – Even if you are someone who loves staying in luxury, you can book your 5 star or 4-star hotels at varied budget rates. Some of the best ones include Hotel Radisson, Holiday Inn, Hotel Royal Orchid, Royal CM Plaza, Mahal Khandela, etc.
How to Reach Jaipur?
Getting to Jaipur is quite easy as the city is well-connected with the rest of North India and beyond. The Jaipur International Airport has frequent flights connecting to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, etc. Regular flights run to reach Jaipur from all the major cities of India. Overnight trains run from Jaipur to Bangalore, Lucknow, Patna, Goa, Kochi, Mysore, and other major cities. Also, Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses run from Jaipur to all the places of Rajasthan and beyond. Besides, Cab Rental in Jaipur is the best way to get around the city for a hassle-free transport option. So, you can easily plan your holidays in Jaipur without worrying about anything.
With this entire Jaipur Tour Guide, you can plan your holidays in the most memorable and relaxing way. Jaipur’s irresistible charm will surely overwhelm your soul. So, plan your next trip to Jaipur and enjoy your great time in the Pink City.