8 Splendid Historical Places in Jaipur That Ought Not to be Missed




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Reigned by the resplendent Rajput Empire for several years, the city of Jaipur is blessed with magnificent cultural and historical heritage. Maharaj Jai Singh,who founded this city in 1727 was an architecture buff. He himself along with some architects planned the layout of this city and thereby, making it a centre of amazement.

In 1876, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the entire city was painted pink in his honour and 'The Pink City' thus derived its name.

Owing to its cultural and architectural beauty, Jaipur has always been a tourist attraction. So for those who are doting on India's historical heritage, here is a list of historical places to visit in Jaipur without thinking twice.


Top 8 Historical Places in Jaipur



1. Amer Fort


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 2050 google reviews)

Located 6.8 miles from Jaipur, Amer Fort is a must visit place in Jaipur. This architectural gem was constructed by Raja Man Singh in 1592. Since then it has been a home to many Rajput descendants.

The fort was built during the reign of Akbar. Therefore, most of the buildings here are greatly influenced by the Mughal architecture. This opulent palace is constructed of red sandstone and marble carved with minute details. The major tourist attractions inside the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam, the Diwan-e-Khas, the Sheesh Mahal, or the Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas.

Entry ticket: Rs. 25 (for Indians), Rs. 200 (for foreigners)
Location: Amer fort, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 3 hours 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-05:30 PM and 07:30 PM-09:15 PM

2. Jaigarh Fort


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 21075 google reviews)

Also known as Jaigarh Fort constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1726, overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake. The main purpose behind the construction of this fort was to protect the Amer Fort.

The fort is in similar structural design as that of Amer Fort. The Jaigarh Fort and the Amer Fort are interlinked by a subterranean passage and are considered as one complex.

The fort presents a magnificent view of the Aravalli hills and the Amer fort. The mesmerizing Rajputana style architecture lures a ton of tourists every year.

Entry ticket: Rs. 15(for Indians), Rs. 100(for foreigners)
Location: Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 302028
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Saturday: 09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sunday-Friday: 09:30 AM-04:45 PM

3. Jantar Mantar


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 24286 google reviews)

Located near the City Palace and Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar is an architectural masterpiece constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of the historical city of Jaipur. It was constructed in 1734 and stands as the world's largest stone sundial. It is also a UNESCO World heritage site.

Jantar Mantar in Sanskrit means 'calculating instrument'. The site allows the observation of astronomical positions with naked eye. The observatory that operated on the three main classical celestial systems assisted many generations.

The intricacy of the instruments in the monument is splendid and reflects on the early scientific methods.

Entry ticket: Rs. 50(for Indians) ,Rs. 200(for foreigners)
Location: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:30 AM-04:30 PM

4. Nahargarh Fort


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 38619 google reviews)

Built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of Aravalli hills. The mighty walls of this fort extend over the hills fortifying the palace and connecting it to the Jaigarh Fort.

This magnificent fort in terms of its interior and architectural beauty once used to stand as a strong defense for the city.

Rajasthan is all about tales of mighty rulers and the powerful fortresses and Nahargarh is one such epitome of it leaving the tourists in sheer amazement.

Entry ticket: Rs. 50(for Indians) ,Rs. 200(for foreigners)
Location: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 3 hours 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-06:00 PM

5. Hawa Mahal


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Rating: 4.4 (based on 83002 google reviews)

Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, Hawa Mahal is an epitome of immaculate architectural skills. Chiefly made with red and pink sandstone, its distinctive five floor exterior is analogous to the honeycomb of a beehive. The structure displays a total of 953 windows called jharokhas, each decorated with intricate latticework.

Through the jharokhas, the Royal ladies used to observe the everyday life and the festivals celebrated on the streets below while obeying the strict purdah custom.

The architectural heritage of this palace is a fine concoction of Rajput and Islamic Mughal architectural styles, making it a major tourist attraction.

Entry ticket: Rs. 50(for Indians) ,Rs. 200(for foreigners)
Location: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM

6. City palace


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Rating: 4.4 (based on 34556 google reviews)

The city palace of Jaipur was built at the same time as the city of Jaipur by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. The City Palace was the chief ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II museum and continues to be the abode of the Jaipur royal family.

The interior of the palace has a number of gardens and temples which impresses the visitors. The architecture of the palace is a major attraction to the tourists.

Entry ticket: Rs. 35 (for Indians) ,Rs. 150 (for foreigners)
Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:30 AM-05:00 PM

7. Ram Niwas Bagh


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Rating: 4.4 (based on 3064 google reviews)

This historical garden was built by Raja Sawai Ram Singh in 1868. Along with a plethora of picturesque locations, this place also has a bird park, the zoo, art gallery, Ravindra Rang Manch theatre, art gallery, gymnasium, exhibition ground, and several cafes and recreation spots are accommodated in the garden.

It has a peaceful and cool environment which is a great stress reliever. Therefore, the Ram Niwas Garden is a great place to spend an entire day in.

Entry ticket: Rs. 10(for Indians) ,Rs. 100(for foreigners)
Location: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, near albert hall, Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
Closed on: Tuesday
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Wednesday-Monday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM

8. Jal Mahal


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Rating: 4.2 (based on 17793 google reviews)

Jal Mahal is a palace situated in the center of the Man Sagar Lake in the city of Jaipur. The palace is a paragon of the Rajput architecture on a grand scale that provides a magnificent view of the lake and the hills surrounding it.

The palace consists of five floors, out of which only one floor is exposed and the rest four floors remain underwater. The peaceful and tranquilizing aura of this place is tempting and compels the visitors to stay a little longer.

Entry ticket: Rs.10(for Indians) , Rs. 50(for foreigners)
Location: Amer Rd, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 12:00 PM-10:30 PM

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