Jaipur is the Pink City of India and unique in so many ways. For anyone who likes history, architecture and beauty would simply want to stay here forever! Jaipur offers some of the best historical places that you can visit anywhere in the world. Let us have a look at our list best historical places in Jaipur that you must visit .

1Amer Fort – The Long-Living Jewel of Jaipur

Amer Fort
Amer Fort

If there ever existed a term called flagship fort it has to be Amer Fort among the many great others. Considered as one of the most attractive forts of Jaipur, Amer Fort is one of those historic places in Jaipur that you should never miss. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh and represents the perfect example of great architecture and interiors.

There are many historical attractions for the visitors like Sheesh Mahal, Jal Mandir, Diwan-i-Aam and Khaas which leaves the visitors stunned with its beauty.

Timings: 9 AM-4:30 PM

Entry Fee: INR 200 foreigner, INR 25 Indians

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Jantar Mantar – The Largest Sundial of the World

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is a standing proof of the scientific minds of Indians. Unlike the many other historic monuments of Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar is one of those historic monuments which still stand as a piece of running evidence for the beauty of the amazing and magnificent ancient work.

Janta Mantar was built in the year 1727 and is among the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. You can find the place located very near to the city palace of Jaipur.

Timings: 9 AM-5 PM

Entry fee: INR 50 Indians, INR 200 foreigners

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City Palace – A Living Witness to the History of Jaipur

City Palace
City Palace

The city palace is a complex of beautiful courtyards, gardens, and buildings. It’s right in the center of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, but within it, the palace has been enlarged and adapted over the centuries.

There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.

Timings: 9 AM-5 PM

Entry fee: INR 50 no extra cost for foreigners

4Jaigarh Fort – The Home of the World’s Largest Cannon on Wheels

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him.

Timings: 9 AM-4 PM

Entry fee: INR 15 Indians, INR 100 foreigners

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Hawa Mahal – The Massive Ancient Construction

Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal

Situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was built in 1799. It has 953 windows on the outside walls.

The honeycomb-shaped and beautifully carved windows allow the breeze to blow through the palace and makes it a perfect summer palace. It was built as an extension to the City Palace nearby. See below for more information about Hawa Mahal.

Timings: 9 AM-4:30 PM

Entry fee: INR 50 Indians, INR 200 foreigners

6Nahargarh Fort – A Calm place with legends

Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort was commissioned in the year 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. Placed on the lofty Aravalli Hills, the fort was a retreat palace for the ruler. Nahargarh and Jaigarh fort are connected to each other through their extended ramparts.

There is also a legend of haunted events of the fort. It is believed that the fort was cursed by the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia, a Rathore prince. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh found this property which once belonged to the said prince and the Maharaja thought about raising a fort here. But, the spirit of the prince was not happy with the idea. Nevertheless, the construction started.

The part of the construction that was done in the morning was found completely destroyed the next day. When Maharaja Sawai Singh came to know of this, he built a small fort inside the premises of the fort and dedicated it to the prince. Later on, a small temple was also built here. The prince’s spirit was now happy.

Timings: 10 AM-5:30 PM

Entry fee: INR 50 Indians, INR 200 foreigners

7Jal Mahal – A Palace in the Middle of a Lake

Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

It is Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. This low-rise symmetrical palace, that once was a shooting lodge for the Maharajah, appears to float in the center of Sagar Lake.

The light sand-colored stone walls of the Jal Mahal Jaipur are at stark contrast to the deep blue of the waters of the lake, while from the innards of the palace lush foliage sprouts.

Timings: 11 AM-10:30 PM

Entry Fee: INR 10 Indians, INR 50 foreigner

8Albert Hall Museum – The Oldest Museum of Rajasthan

Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Museum

This place is one of the oldest museums of Jaipur and has been attracting the visitors and tourists with its wide collection about the city’s culture and heritage. The place which was not open to the common public turned into a public museum in the year 1887.

The building has been made in complete Jaipur’s style and architecture and thus is a treat to the eyes.

Timings: 9 AM-5 PM, 7 PM-10 PM

Entry Fee: INR 40 Indians, INR 300 foreigners

9Jagat Shiromani Temple – One of the Oldest Temples in Rajasthan

Jagat Shiromani Temple
Jagat Shiromani Temple by Chetan CC BY-SA 3.0

A unique yet the most magnificent attraction in the entire list of historical places in Jaipur is the Jagat Shiromani Temple. 

It is located in the Amer Town, Jagat Shiromani is the 17th-century temple in Jaipur, dedicated to Lord Krishna.

The temple displays a fine art of granite, sandstones, and marbles and its construction boasts a blend of Hindu, Jain, and South Indian styles of architecture making it one of the most visited monuments in Rajasthan.

Timings: 10 AM-9 PM

Entry fee: Free

10Chhatris of Gaitore – A Place Worth Adoring

Chhatris of Gaitore
Chhatris of Gaitore

Some 15 km from Jaipur city center, there lies a must-visit attraction – Chhatris of Gaitore. Renowned as the resting place of royal Rajput family members. It is a small valley full of sandstone and grand marble cenotaphs, ornamented with intricate carvings, and constructed on elevated platforms making it one of the must-visit tourist attraction in Jaipur.

These cenotaphs were built in memory of Holkar rulers & their family on the banks of Khan river & are very near to the Rajwada & nearly 1 km from the Sarafa Bazar.
Entry & Photography is allowed without any fee.

Timings: 10 AM-9 PM

Entry fee: Free

11Chand Baori Stepwell – Among the Largest Stepwell in the world

Chand Baori Stepwell
Chand Baori Stepwell

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan.

It was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones.

The monument is a 13 story building and has 3500 steps along with being 100 feet in height. The architecture of the place is truly an inspiration for the Jaipur style of construction.

Timings: 10 AM-5 PM

Entry fee: Free

12Galta Ji Monkey Temple – The Colony of Monkeys

Galta Monkey Temple
Galta Monkey Temple

Galta Ji is a large Hindu temple complex that lies 10km to the east of Jaipur. These temples are a popular tourist attraction as they are home to a large colony of monkeys and this has given rise to the common name of the complex, the monkey temple.

Galta Ji Jaipur is a unique Hindu temple as it is centered around a natural spring that has been channeled to fill seven large pools. In these pools, pilgrims come to bath away their sins while, at quiet moments, the playful monkeys can be found swimming in the holy waters.

Timings: 9 AM-5 PM

Entry Fee: free, INR 50 for camera

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Birla Mandir – An Epitome of Spectacular Architecture

Birla Mandir

It won’t be wrong to say that this temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Jaipur which has been successful in attracting the tourists and visitors since its construction.

It is a beautiful, splendid and peaceful pilgrimage site for the Hindu devotees. Located at Moti Dungari Hill’s base, this temple reflects the amazing Jaipur’s architecture with its white marble design.

Timings: 6 AM-12 PM, 3 PM-9 PM

Entry fee: INR 150 per person

14Chandpole Gate – The finest of Jaipur Architecture

Chandpole Gate
Chandpole Gate

If you want to experience the finest of Jaipur architecture, then nothing can be better than visiting Chandpole Gate. You can get the view of the old bazaar of Jaipur along with delivering a perfect example of the rich culture of the Jaipur city.

The design of the monument is so unique that the visitors are often stunned by its beauty and attention to details.

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fee: INR 2 Indians, INR 10 foreigners

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Rambagh Palace – Living the Royal Lifestyle

Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace

Reckoned the Jewel of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is a former abode of Maharaja of Jaipur and presently serves as a luxurious heritage hotel in the city.

The palace is a great epitome of an architectural masterpiece which is a combination of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Apart from its remarkable design, there are the spacious verandas, ornamental gardens and adelic front lawns full of peacocks and other birds.

Along with that, the corridors at Rambagh Palace are well-adorned with hand painted frescos. If your budget allows, there would be no better place than Rambagh Palace to take a plunge into the ancient royal lifestyle of the maharajas.

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