Best Jaipur Tourist Places
- City Palace
- Amber Fort
- Galta Ji
- Nahargarh Fort
- Hawa Mahal
- Jal Mahal
- Chokhi Dhani
- Govind Dev Ji Temple
- Birla Mandir
- Albert Hall Museum
City Palace is the most beautiful Place in the city of Jaipur. Once I visited that Place, I found so much peace at that Place; the beauty of that Palace attracted me, and the structure of the Palace is like heaven on earth. City Palaces were located in Jaipur at the same time when Jaipur was established in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The Palace is famous for its holy and cultural events, and part of commerce and industry and is a patron of arts in Jaipur. After Amber Fort, City Palaces was the residency for Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II’s family and was converted into a museum afterwards. Still, it continues to be the home of the Jaipur Royal Family. This Palace has several buildings, courtyards, and restaurants controlled by the museum trust. City Palace is one of the most attractive tourist places where tourists can enjoy and attract the city palace’s beauty. In a day, more than 3000 peoples come to see the religion and culture of the city palace, which is more attractive to tourists.
City palace is located in the centre of Jaipur city where you can see many cultures or religions of this Palace celebrated by the peoples of Rajasthan. This Palace was constructed in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh when Jaipur was also established because he expedited his capital from Amber to Jaipur. The main reason for moving Amber to Jaipur is the increasing amber population and water shortage.
At last, I wanted to tell you one last thing, but not least, you must visit that Palace to see how beautiful Palace can be. I swear it amazed you with its beauty of structures and more palaces it has inside the Palace.
This Fort is located in Amer, near Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The Meenas built an Amber fort, controlled by Raja Man Singh 1, occupying an area of 4 square kilometres. Raja Man Singh 1 has 12 queens, and each has its room in this Fort. Each room had a staircase connected to the King’s room, but the Queens needed to go upstairs. The Fort’s design is unique, where you can see the architectonics style of several buildings of the Fort. Amber fort attracts tourists through its architectural style and history of the Fort. Inside this Fort, there are Diwan-e-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience,” the Diwan-e-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience,” the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas. It is situated high on hills, and the beauty of this Fort is that the marbles and stones are more attractive to tourists. The name of amber Fort derives from the Ambikeshwar Temple, which is situated in Amber fort. It is the residence of Rajput Maharajas families where they have lived for many years. In a day, more than 5000 tourists came to see the beauty and history of this Fort, which was amazing, and they enjoyed the elephant ride in the Fort.
Another interesting historical story is that, even before the Galta Ji Temple was built, many small temples were built around Galta Ji Temple’s hills. Nowadays, these temples are disintegrating, but one can still sense the richness even in their disintegration.
Diwan Rao Kriparam, a porter at Maharaja Sawai Singh II’s court, constructed the Galta Ji temple in the 18th century. The temple site was already signed to the Vaishnavite Ramanandi community before the temple was built. Additionally, several historians noted that before the 16th century, the location of the Galta Ji temple was home to numerous yogis and sadhus (saints). In addition to functioning as a temple, Galta Ji is regarded as a holy ashram and a governing office. A place that provides good views from the sun temple at Galta Ji Temple offers a mesmerizing view of the sunset.
The temple has several blessed tanks that are locally called Kunds and are used by pioneers for bathing and washing away their sins. The Galta Kund is considered the holiest kund among all the kunds here, and this kind holds great significance as it is believed that this kind never dried up to date.
The architecture of Galta Ji Temple is a mixture of Indian classical and Rajasthani elements as there are beautiful paintings done rapidly in watercolour on a wall or wet plaster to Indian mythology paintings along with an ornamental cloth covering hung or held up over something or the curvilinear adorning the roofs of the temple. The windows of Galta Ji temple are crafted in the traditional Rajasthani architectural style. The temple itself is constructed entirely from pink sandstone, and the paintings on the walls and ceilings primarily depict tales from Hinduism and Indian mythology.
Nahargarh means ‘abode of tigers.’ Local people say that the Fort was named Nahargarh after the spirit of a Rathore, Nahar Singh. Nahargarh is located along the Aravalli hills overlooking a beautiful lake. This Fort is located around 6 KM outside the city of Jaipur. A food court and restaurant are at the top of the Fort with an amazing view. Nahargarh Fort is open from 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. The best time to visit Nahargarh Fort is in winter when the weather is pleasant. This Fort forms a perfect location to spend an entire day.
Earlier, the Fort was a lonely place with an impressive structure and had a few places to eat. The Fort is now busting with noise due to the glass palace and wax museum’s recent opening. The best way to reach the destination is by your car or by hiring a cab. Even autos go to the fort entrance. There are shuttles also available from the foot of the hill. The Fort is now home to the Jaipur wax museum and glass palace.
Hawa Mahal’s structure lies at the main road crossing in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad. The Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built it in 1799. Its name, “Hawa Mahal”, derives from its unique structure. There is a reticulation of small windows in the Palace that allows the cool wind to enter the Palace and make this Palace more comfortable during the hot summertime. The construction of this Palace enabled the royal family women to observe the festivities going through the streets during the time, which were unseen from the outside just because of the land tradition.
It is located right on the surface of the City Palace Jaipur. The structure is made of red and pink sandstone, and the shape of the design is a pyramid that almost looks like a crown. There are 953 tinny windows decorated, known as ‘Jharokhas.’ The Palace has five floors, and all floors are uniquely designed. The top view of this Palace offers an amazing view of Jantar Mantar, City Palace. Inside the Palace, there is a small museum that holds the small kind of paintings.
Another name of this Mahal is water Palace, and It is one of the most fascinating views to see in Jaipur. Jal Mahal stands forefront of the art of marvellous architectural beauty. The Place is not too high, and it has four dome-shaped pillars at all four corners, with a big one in the centre. It was fabricated in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. This Place is not made for staying purposes, but the idea behind creating this was to use it for a hunting lodge for the duck, and it is a shooting adventure. Jal Mahal has a unique structure due to using red sandstone in this construction. Entry for visitors has been stopped for this Palace since this Place is now converted into a restaurant, and visitors cannot explore it as a tourist attraction.
During the 18th century, Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amer oversaw the renovation of the Jal Mahal and the lake surrounding it. The lake has a depth of 15 feet, with its shallow areas reaching 4.9 feet. The architectural style of this Palace is a mixture of Rajput and Mughal traditions. At Jal Mahal, you can take pictures of the lovely things inside the Mahal, enjoy the camel rides and see the birds sitting on top of the hill. This Palace has no entry fee, and the visit timings are 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. every day.
The name Chokhi Dhani defines Rajasthani culture. It is located around 20 km away from the main city of Jaipur. Chokhi Dhani is a village that perfectly mirrors Rajasthani culture, food, and tradition. It is situated on the Ajmer – Jaipur highway. At this Place, you can do many beautiful things and activities like Animal and Cart rides, shows and performances, Rath Khana, and temples at Chokhi Dhani. You can also play games here and shop at Chokhi Dhani or see a Chokhi Dhani museum.
It could be the best and most admiring Place for the one who is a food lover. The Chokhi Dhani offers you Rajasthani food along with multi-cuisine platters. Chokhi Dhani restaurant is open all days of the year, and the timings are 5 P.M. to 11 P.M. Best to visit this Place during the winter months between mid-October to March.
Govind Dev Ji Temple:-
Lord Govind Dev Ji is one of the configurations of Lord Krishna. It belongs to the rich history of Jaipur, and its rulers are the main divinity of the Kachwaha empire of Amber.
It is said that the original Govind Ji fetish was in a temple in Vrindavan, which was hollowed out around 450 years ago from Goma Teela in Vrindavan by an apostle of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Rupa Goswami.
In 1590 AD, the Maharaja of Amer, Sawai Man Singh, and the Mughal emperor Akbar collaborated to construct a grand temple in Vrindavan. The red sandstone is used to make this temple. It was conferred by Akbar, which intended to be used to construct the Agra Fort.
In 1735 AD, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh brought Lord Govind Dev Ji from Ajmer to Jaipur and installed him at Surya Mahal. After that, God instructed him to do so in his dreams. Maharaja thought that Palace belonged to Lord Govind Dev Ji. He moved his residence to a new palace and named it Chandra Mahal. The Chandra Mahal was built, so Lord Govind Dev Ji’s direct glimpse comes at that Palace.
The Suraj Mahal was later renamed and is now known as Govind Dev Ji temple.
The temple is built of sandstone and marble, with confines covered with gold. The building’s architecture has a mixture of Rajasthani, Muslim, and classical Indian elements into it. The Govind Dev Ji temple was built beside a royal residence, and the walls of the temple are decorated with amazing paintings and adorned with pendants.
The morning Mangal Arti at 4:30 A.M. is famous because it refreshes your soul with all positive vibes. There are no entry fees for entering the temple.
You can visit at any season or day, but the Janmashtami celebration is done with great pomp and excitement, so you must visit at the time of Janmashtami.
The BM founded Birla Mandir, Birla foundation in 1988, a Hindu temple of Lakshmi Narayan. This temple is devoted to the Hindu deities Lakshmi and Vishnu, and Hindus observe their festivals, such as Diwali and Janmashtami, at the temple. The temple was constructed with white marble, began in 1977 and opened in February 1988.
It is located in nearby Moti Dungri, in the middle of Jaipur city in Rajasthan. Tourists are attracted to this temple because of its beauty and the temple’s religion and culture.
The Jaipur family’s maharaja sold the Birla temple’s land to the Birla family and constructed the Hindu culture temple. The temple is built with white marble, with many distinct parts such as a sanctum, tower, main hall, and entrance.
The temple towers represent India’s faith, and the temple’s architecture shows traditional Hindu stories. The construction of the temple began under the Birla family’s direction, Ramanauj Das and Ghanshyam Birla, the founder of the Birla Temple.
Albert Hall Museum:-
A museum is allocated to procure, study, and display lasting interest or value objects. The construction of the Albert Hall Museum started in the year 1876. The hall’s architecture captures the attention of many leaders and wanderlust towards him.
Albert hall museum is situated nearby Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur city, the ancient museum in Jaipur, India. Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob designed this museum 1887, which was exposed as a public museum in 1887.
Before Museum, Maharaja Ram Singh wanted this building as a residence of their family or to be a town hall, but later on, he determined it should be a museum for Jaipur city’s art. This museum has a collection of artifacts, including paintings, stones, and Jaipur Gharana Family jewellery.
There is also a collection of coins from the Mughal period; even Egyptian mummies are the museum’s main attraction. The museum shows the culture or the religion of the Hindu maharajas who ruled in Jaipur. In this museum, more than 4000 tourists come in a day to see Jaipur’s history and Rajasthan’s culture.
Madho Singh, the successor of Maharaja Ram Singh, has decided that the museum is for the public to find the art of Jaipur. The museum construction began under the Rajput King’s direction, but it is now called the central government museum.