If you go to India, you have to spend some time in Jaipur. Jaipur is often called “The Pink City” because of the pink color of its old buildings. It is a royal paradise of culture and custom, full of beautiful buildings. It’s also an important stop on the well-known Golden Triangle travel path in India.
Get ready to be amazed by the beauty of Jaipur, the city of Rajasthan. At City Palace, you can get a feel of how luxurious the royal family of Jaipur lived. The Jantar Mantar telescope is right next door, and its scientific tools bring the secrets of space down to Earth. And, based on when you visit, you might be able to go to one of Jaipur’s many events, like the International Kite Festival in January or the Elephant Festival in early spring.
Are you ready to make the most of your trip to “The Paris of India”? Use our list of the best things to do and places to see in Jaipur to plan your trip.
Tourist Attractions in and Around Jaipur
The Palace of the City
When Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II decided to transfer his court from Amber. He decided to build City Palace in the middle of Jaipur’s Old City. City Palace has been there for three centuries. The structure, which has the appearance of something from a fairy tale. And is encircled by enormous walls, continues to serve as the residence of Jaipur’s current royal family. It is more elegant and lovely than you would anticipate, given its reputation.
The Jantar Mantar may seem to be nothing more than a collection of enormous abstract sculptures at first glance. However, this is not an art museum; rather, it is a collection of astronomy equipment that was assembled by King Jai Singh II of the Rajput kingdom more than 300 years ago to research the stars.
The Hawa Mahal
The Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Breeze, is likely the source of whatever preconceived notions you may have had of the architectural style of the structures in Jaipur. It has all of the distinctive architectural elements that are characteristic of the city, such as the front facade that is honeycombed. And a salmon hue and is designed to resemble the crown that the Hindu deity Krishna wears, as well as rows of tiny windows with geometric designs.
Jaipur is the location of the Amber Fort, which is regarded as one of the most popular forts in all of India. The sandstone and marble monolith dates back to approximately 1592. And was constructed on top of a small hill around twenty minutes northeast of Jaipur’s central business district. The most notable feature of this building is that it is an outstanding example of Rajasthani architecture. The journey to Amber Fort is often a short one that winds its way upwards, and it is well worth doing.
The Albert Hall Museum
When the English author Rudyard Kipling went to the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. He said that it was a “rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta below.” Kipling made this comment after seeing the museum. This illustrious establishment is deserving of such high praise coming from the offspring of a museum curator; in fact, it is more than deserving. The Albert Hall Museum has been around longer than any other museum in Rajasthan. It has a significant number of historical artifacts and pieces of art in its expansive collection.
If you plan to go to Jaipur, you should see the above places and stay at Anuraag Villa, which is one of the best hotels in jaipur. Its location just a stone’s throw from city bus stand as well as railway station. And a mere 5 Min drive from City Center means that you can enjoy quiet surroundings yet still visit all the attractions the Pink City has to offer.