Jaipur is the center of attraction to the tourist of the entire globe

Amber Fort/ Tiger Fort

The amber fort, one of the principal tourist attractions is located on  hill, which is 11 kilometres from Jaipur. The fort, built by Kacchwaha king Raja Man Singh I, took 25 years to build was completed in 1599 AD. The fort has four courtyards namely the Jaleb Chowk having the Sila Devi Temple, the Diwan-e-aam, the maharaja’s courtyard and the Zenana.

Timing : 08:00-17:30 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 25 ;  Foreigner – INR 200

Contact : +91-141-2530293

 

Jaigarh Fort

The fort built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1726, overlooked the Amber fort and its palace to protect it. The fort also known as the Victory Fort, features a cannon “Jaivana”, the then world’s largest cannon on wheels, having a long barrel of 20 feet. The fort has an armory chamber having a wide display of swords, shields, guns and muskets. It also has exhibits of photographs of the Royalty of Jaipur, stamps and many other artifacts.

Timing : 09:00-16:30 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 35 ;  Foreigner – INR 85

Contact : +91-141-2671848

 

Nahargarh Fort

The fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh but later it got the name Nahargarh, named after Nahar Singh Bhomia. The fort stands on the edge of the hills presenting and impressive view of the pink city.

Timing : 10:00-17:30 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 20 ;  Foreigner – INR 50

Contact : +91-141-5134038

 

City Palace

One of these most magnificent marvels of Jaipur is the City palace complex which has a rare combination of the finest blends of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The outer walls were built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and additions made up to the 20th century. The most prominent and most visited structures in the complex are the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharani’s Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. The Chandra Mahal is the home to the Royal family of Jaipur.

Timing : 09:00-17:00 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 75 ;  Foreigner – INR 300

Contact : +91-141-4088888

 

Hawa Mahal/ Wind Palace

The palace of winds was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. It is the most remarkably designed monument in Jaipur which has 953 small jharokhas (windows) decorated with lattice work. It was conceived to provide adequate vantage position behind stone-carved mesh like screens for the women to watch the royal processions passing through the bazaar.

Timing : 09:00-16:30 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 10 ;  Foreigner – INR 50

Contact : +91-141-2618862

 

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is the largest and best preserved of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh’s five observatories. It gets its name from Jantar meaning instrument and Mantar meaning calculation, thereby known as calculation instrument. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars’ location as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides. It houses the world’s largest sun dial (Samrat Yantra) standing 27 meters tall.

Timing : 09:00-16:30 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 40 ;  Foreigner – INR 200

Contact : +91-141-2610494

 

Albert Hall Museum

Situated in the Ram Niwas garden, this beautiful structure was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. It  contains a rare collection of decorative art object, paintings and Persian golden carpets dating back to 1632 and a 30 feet long phad (painted cloth scroll) , depicting the life of Pabuji, a 14th century folk hero.

Timing : 09:00-17:00 hours

Entry Fee : Indian – INR 20 ;  Foreigner – INR 150

Contact : +91-141-2570099

 

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in the early 18th century, in the midst of the Man Sagar Lake as a pleasure spot. The lake was formed by constructing a dam between the two hills by Sawai Man Singh I. The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building out of which four floors remain under water when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed. On the terrace of the palace, a garden (Chameli Bagh) was built with arched passages During winter one can see a large number of migratory birds at the lake.

 

Galtaji/ Monkey Valley

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site consisting of several temples and sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe. On the top of the hill, overlooking the Galta valet is a Sun Temple, dedicated to Sun God. To the east of temple is a reservoir or a tank which is fed by spring of pure water falling from a Gaumukh or an outlet shaped like the mouth of a cow. There are seven tanks, the holiest being the Galta Kund, which never goes dry. It is considered auspicious to take bath in the waters of Galtaji, especially on Makar Sankranti, and thousands come to bathe every year.

 

Birla Temple

 

Galtaji/ Monkey Valley

 

Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace

 

Chand Baori