The capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the pink city of Jaipur, continues to be one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. With most of buildings pink in color, there is a long list of places to be visited there. It has continued to be the hub of all the royal history of the nation. The pink city has most of the buildings in pink color and that is responsible for the name, “pink city of India”. Let us get ready to take up the tour of this beautiful city. Although the list is endless, here is a name of a few places-
- Amber Fort and Palace
This place is located amidst Aravalli Hills, whose foundation was laid by Raja Man Singh. The red sandstone and white marbles add to the beauty of this place. The history of this place goes back to the times when it used to be a shelter of rescue from enemies. The scenic backdrop and the majestic sunrise and sunset is a great site for attraction.
The special feature of this place is the Sheesh Mahal, whose tiles are made of mirror to allow even a single ray to illuminate the whole room.
You can visit there from 8 am to 5.30 pm with an entry ticket of Rs. 25/- for Indian citizens and Rs. 150/- for foreigners.
- Nahargarh Fort
Previously known as Sudarshangarh and now as Nahargarh, this place is also known as abode of tigers, has continues to be the safety zone for wives of British, during the Sepoy Mutiny. It provides the most scenic beauty of entire state and at night, provides a sparkling view. It has been the first choice of royal families for picnics or the seasonal excursions. The nearby forests used to be a hunting spot for the kings at that time.
You can visit there from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm with an entry ticket of Rs. 10/- for Indian citizens and Rs. 50/- for foreigners.
- City Place
This place has a common of The Mughals and The Rajputs. Talking about the architecture and decorations, this place is well equipped with the vibes of the Rajputs.
A portion of this place has been turned into museum. Maharani Palace and Baggi Khana are the parts of the converted museum. Maharani Palace now displays the arms and ammunitions, used by the royal families for protection. Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Udai Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Tripolia Gate, Virendra Pol are the main attractions of this place.
You can visit there from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm with an entry ticket of Rs. 40/- for Indian citizens and Rs. 300/- for foreigners.
- Hawa Mahal, The Palace of winds
The Palace of winds or Breeze, it is a five storey piece of architecture in the form of honeycomb. Originally built to prevent the view of royal women to the outside world, this place has the windows designed in a manner to allow cool winds to persist winds throughout the summer that makes it the favorite destination of the Rajput family.
You can visit there from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm with an entry ticket of Rs. 10/- for Indian citizens and Rs. 50/- for foreigners with a free entry on Monday and closed on Friday.
- Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve
This reserve is surrounded by Jaipur on all the sides and spres over a span of 20 km. This is a place for healthy and good tigers. An ideal place for safari in the city, go for an open air gypsy ride and you will get to see Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Hanuman Langur, Rhesus Macaque and Desert Fox.
- Jantar Mantar Observatory
The great ruler as well a great architectural Theorist Maharaja Sawai jai Singh, after the successful construction of the pink city, scientific and architectural epitomes, The Jantar Mantar is an astronomical instrument, now declared as a UNESCO heritage site. It has fourteen geometric devices to measure time, predict eclipses, track the location of stars and Earth’s Movement around the sun.
You can visit there from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Photography is allowed here and this place serves as a learning site for astronomy students.
- Water Valley
This place is located near Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The spot is covered by lush green spots. It is located at 5 Km within Jaipur and serves as trek spot from the Jal Mahal. It is a source of mild climb.
- Chour Ghati
This place allows the exploration of Sun Temple, Chour Palace and a lake in woods. It is located 14 Km from Jaipur and then trek starts from Galta Valley. This is a site for enjoying the natural and scenic beauty.