7 Famous Museums and Parks in Jaipur Everyone Must Visit

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From history buffs to nature lovers, Jaipur has something for everyone. There are museums showcasing the spectacularly rich heritage and culture of Jaipur and Rajasthan, and there are parks and gardens that bring peace to your mind and soul.

Here, we have some of the best museums and parks in the historical city of Jaipur you should definitely visit.

Top 7 Museums and Parks in Jaipur

1. Jawahar Circle

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Rating: 4.6 (based on 29701 google reviews)

Built on a highway traffic circle in the year 2009, Jawahar Circle is known to be the largest circular park in Asia. It's lush green surroundings, multiple concentric walking and jogging tracks and the musical fountain attracts a lot of visitors. The garden is surrounded by rose gardens that add to its beauty.

There's a musical fountain show of 30 minutes that is presented every evening at 7:00PM, where the water sprays dance to the music; differently colored lights add more charm to it.

Jawahar Circle is definitely meant to be included in your bucket list.

Entry ticket: Rs. 10(for Indians), Rs.20(for foreigners)
Location: Jawahar Circle, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 06:00 AM-09:00 AM

2. Albert Hall Museum

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Rating: 4.5 (based on 37487 google reviews)

Albert Hall Museum is among one of the oldest and most visited museums in Jaipur. Also known as the Government Central Museum, it is located in the Ram Niwas Garden and is a splendid example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture.

The museum was constructed in 1876 and got its name from the Victoria and Albert Museum of London because of the similarity in architecture. It initially served as a town hall. However, later Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II suggested it to be a museum for the art of Jaipur.

Albert Hall Museum showcases a fine collection of artifacts including jewellery, paintings, carpets, ivory, stone and metal sculptures and works in crystal.The Egyptian Mummy here is a major centre of attraction.

Entry ticket: Rs. 40(for Indians), Rs. 300(for foreigners)
Location: Museum Rd, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM

3. City Palace Museum

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Rating: 4.4 (based on 34556 google reviews)

The City Palace Museum is one of the best museums in Jaipur for history lovers. One interesting aspect to this is that the other half of the palace is still a residence of the royal family. The entire palace complex has various sections of the royal residence like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Pritam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-e- Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Maharani palace and many more.

The Mubarak Mahal built in the 19th century has several influences from the Mughal, Rajput and European styles of architecture. The Chandra Mahal's ground floor has been opened for the public and has been converted into an art museum and has paintings, old photographs and mirror work on display Other galleries of the museum include Sabha Niwas, Textile . Gallery, Sileh Gallery (arms and armour gallery), painting and photography gallery,and the transport gallery.

The City Palace is a perfect example of the 19th century art and architecture.

Entry ticket:Rs. 40(for Indians), Rs. 300(for foreigners)
Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:30 AM-05:30 PM

4. Jaipur Wax Museum

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Rating: 4.3 (based on 1212 google reviews)

The famous Nahargarh Fort houses this magnificent Wax Museum. The most exquisite feature of the statues here is that they look lively and real.

There are several statues of imminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bacchan, the Dalai Lama, Rabindranath Tagore, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Kalpana Chawla, Bhagat Singh, Jackie Chan, Albert Einstein and many more. It also houses statues of valiant Rajasthani warriors, kings and queens and tells tales about their valour and glory.

Entry ticket:Rs. 350 (for Indians), Rs. 700 (for foreigners)
Location: Nahargarh Fort Amer Road Near Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-06:30 PM

5. Anokhi Museum

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Rating: 4.3 (based on 211 google reviews)

Located at a mere ten-minute walk from the main fort, the Anokhi Museum of hand printing adds to the charm of the historical city of Amer. It is dedicated to rare and exceptional woodblock printing.

Housed in a restored UNSECO award winning 400 year old building, this museum showcases a vivid selection of block printed textiles along with images, tools and related artifacts that provide an insight to this rich ancient tradition. Anokhi Museum is at its best to preserve and protect the art form it displays and also informs people about its uniqueness.

Entry ticket: Free entry
Location: Anokhi Haveli Kheri Gate, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028
Closed on: Monday
Average time spent: 45 minutes
Timing: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM-04:30 PM

6. Vidyadhar Garden

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Rating: 4.2 (based on 560 google reviews)

Vidyadhar Garden was built in 1988 in the memory of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya who was the chief architect to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The garden is well maintained and has a cool and peaceful environment.

The architecture of the garden is a fusion of Mughal and Hindu cultures.

Vidyadhar Garden is a splendid treat to the eyes of the visitors with its pleasant lush greenery and amazing artwork done on the walls and roofs of the galleries and pavilions. This perfect example of Jaipur's cultural heritage is an attractive spot to explore and cherish the beauty of nature.

Entry ticket: free entry
Location: Ghat Ki Guni, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM

7. Kanak Vrindavan Garden

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Rating: 4.2 (based on 2463 google reviews)

Kanak Vrindavan Garden was built by Raja Sawai Ram Singh nearly 280 years ago. The garden is said to give the glimpses and feel of the mythological garden where Lord Krishna used to play, thus the garden derived its name.

This garden is located in a lush valley near the Amer Fort. It has wonderful picturesque views and is best for sightseeing, strolling, photography and relaxing. Apart from the beautiful natural surroundings, this place is also great for watching birds as several migratory birds come here during the year.

From the premises of the garden, you can spot Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort.

Entry ticket: free entry
Location: Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM

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