Jaipur is one of India’s most famous tourist destinations for several reasons. Amongst these many reasons; the abundant history of Jaipur, as well as the remnants of this history in the form of Jaipur monuments and historical sites, is an overwhelming factor for the popularity of this city.
Here we bring to you some important info about the popular Jaipur monuments. Tourists can be exploring these monuments via the Jaipur Tour (old city). Adventure seekers can even experience a hot air balloon safari.
To introduce you to the historical splendid beauty of ‘The Land of Maharajas’, we have pulled some of the most captivating monuments in Jaipur to get you amazed. So, here we go!
01. Jantar Mantar
The largest sundial on the planet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar is an observatory developed by Maharaja Jai Singh II – the excellent scholar as well as enthusiastic astronomer, in 1720. There are 19 stone instruments that are used to work out local time with the help of the sun, weather, planetary positions, as well as eclipses. Surprised? Well, that’s not it; the observatory has Vrihat Samrat Yantra – the biggest sun clock in the world. Jai Prakash Yantra to track altitude, Chakra Yantra to tell the time, and Krantiveera Yantra to measure longitude and also celestial latitude are some more instruments in Jantar Mantar.
Location: Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur
Things to Do: Information about this working observatory & astronomical instruments that were in use in the 18th Century.
02. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is a monument like no other; in India or the world. Completed in 1799 and also constructed with pink as well as red sandstone; the exteriors of this palace stand out for the fact that it closely appears like the honeycomb of a beehive with 953 “Jharokhas” or small windows that are remarkably accentuated with exquisite latticework.
- Location: Hawa Mahal Road
- Things to Do: Watch the Hawa Mahal remarkably brightened in the night or browse through throughout the daytime to find its chambers illuminated with different colors even as the sunlight streams in through its numerous colored glasswork home windows.
- Entry Fees: INR 50 for Indian Nationals, INR 200 for Foreigners
03. Amer Fort
Amber Fort is located at top of a hill, overlooking Maota Lake. You can reach there in 30 min from the city center. It is used to be the original home of the royal Rajput family prior to Jaipur city was constructed. The fort comprises countless beautiful palaces, temples, halls, and gardens. You can get to the fort either by strolling up the hill or by riding on the back of an elephant or in a jeep. You can enjoy the remarkable sound as well as the light show in the evening.
- Location: Devisinghpura
- Things to Do: Take a stroll through the 4 marvelous courtyards at Amer Fort and also take in the many views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Entry Fees: 100 Rs for Indian Nationals, 500 Rs for Foreigners
04. City Palace
City Palace Situated in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur. This palace also includes the renowned ‘Chandra Mahal’ and also ‘Mubarak Mahal’, and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex.
Popular for – Fortress History & Culture
Fee – INR 500 for Foreign Tourists & INR 190 for Indians
Visiting Time – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Visit Duration – Around 2 hour
05. Jaigarh Fort
Located at a distance of 15 km from the Pink City of India, Jaipur the wonderful royal construction Jaigarh Fort grabs the interest of travelers with its unique approach. Especially the carvings on the wall surfaces make it stand as a building wonder along with its rainwater harvesting system. This construction stands at the top of the Aravalli ranges with many interesting features.
Famous for – History Buffs Experience, Photographers, Selfie Addict
Fee – 85 Per Person for Foreign Tourists and also Rs.35 for Indians
Visiting Time – All the times 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Visit Duration – Around 1 hr
06. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh means ‘adobe of tigers’ and also was named so after the tigers which were believed to have actually wandered around the hills. Nahargarh Fort is one such stunning and also a spectacular fort, situated in the Aravalli chain of mountains in Jaipur. Nahargarh was previously known as Sudarshangarh and was built in 1734 by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, mainly as solid protection for Jaipur city.
Location: Krishna Nagar
Things to Do: Discover Madhavendra Palace or enjoy the view of Jaipur city from the terrace of Nahargarh Fort.
Entry Cost: INR 50 for Indian Nationals, INR 200 for Foreigners
07. Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal Jaipur also is known as the water palace is considered one of the most gorgeous architectural palaces that was constructed with the Mughal as well as Rajput craftsmanship. Jal Mahal palace provides an enchanting view of the Man Sagar Lake and the Nahargarh hills that border it. Set in the middle of the attractive Male Sagar Lake; Jal Mahal (Water Palace) in Jaipur is a spectacular structure that seems to be floating on the lake’s surface. An architectural wonder in itself.
- Famous for: Monument Fort History & Culture
- Entrance Fee: Free
- Visiting Time: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Open all days
- Visit Duration: Around 30 minutes
08. Gaitore Chatteris
Located on Amber Road of Jaipur, the Gaitore Chatteris has a number of features that make it a fantastic site to visit. One of the most popular places in Jaipur is a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and also a member of the royal family. Gaitore’ is derived from the Hindi phrase, ‘Gaye ka Thor’ meaning ‘resting place of the departed souls’. It is located place is 15 km far from Jaipur on a narrow valley in the Jaipur – Amer road.
- Location – Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Opening Hours – 10 AM – 7 PM
- Entrance Fee – Indian: INR 40
09. Chandpole Gate
The structure of Chandpole Bazar was laid in 1727 AD as a part of the city only. The coordinates of the marketplace are from East to West. And also it lies in the western part of the town hence was named Chandpole Bazar. The marketplace is stated to be on a low lying Aravali mountain ridge which divides Jaipur city in two. Chandpole Bazar is a traditional market in the walled city of Jaipur. It is one of the first built markets of the pink city, almost 3 centuries old.