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Places to Visit in Jaipur

September 01, 2015

On this post, we'll showcase the main places to visit in Jaipur. You can also check our previous post, about how to travel to Jaipur, with tips about accommodation and how to move around in the city.

Main tourist attractions:

Amer Fort

Places to visit in Jaipur - Amer Fort

Located in Amer, a small town just outside of Jaipur. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area. Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake.The aesthetic ambiance of the palace is seen within its walls. Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. In 2013, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hills Fort of Rajasthan.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Nahargarh Fort

Places to visit in Jaipur - Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking Jaipur. The view of the city from the fort is impressive. Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defence ring for the city. The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort. Nahar's spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.

Built mainly in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, the fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Panna Meena Ka Kund

Places to visit in Jaipur - Panna Meena Ka Kund

Panna Meena ka Kund or Panna Mian ki Baoli, is located on Jaipur-Amer road near the Anokhi Museum  Amer area. It was built in the sixteenth century, It was buil as a sort of community gathering area.  A place where people could come for water, a swim, a chat with a neighbor or relax. The criss-cross of stairs, the octagonal gazebos, and the recessed doorways--this baoli is fun to walk around and photograph. It is a great place to sit and spend some time during the hot summer afternoons because the ground of the kund remains very cool during that time.

According to the local residents of the place, it is impossible for a person to use the same stairs to get down and go upstairs. It is a big mystry of the place and all the tourists visiting here try to do this.

 Source: Our Jaipur

 

Anokhi Museum 

Places to visit in Jaipur - Anokhi Museum

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing located in the ancient pink ‘Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli’ , near Nahargarh Fort, also known as Anokhi Haveli. Anokhi Museum of hand printing is the foundation which is charitable and works with a core objective of preserving the traditional customs and works of artisans of Jaipur. This foundation takes cares of the talent and skills of the artisans and provides a good employment opportunities.Anokhi museum of hand printing also works on reviving the age old tradition of hand book printing which also includes traditional hand printing methods and techniques. This foundation also provides live demonstrations of the hand block printing carried by the local artisans. A cafe and a shop in the museum sell handmade limited edition products with jewellery, cards, books, furnishings and clothes. 

Source: Rajasthan Direct

 

Jal Mahal

Places to visit in Jaipur - Jal Mahal

 Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Hawa Mahal

Places to visit in Jaipur - Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a palace built in 1799, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the zenana, or women's chambers. (source: Wikipedia)

 

City Palace

Places to visit in Jaipur - Hawa Mahal

City Palace is a palace complex, located northeast of Pink City in Jaipur, and incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, and later additions were made by successive rulers continuing up to the 20th century. (source: Wikipedia)

 

The markets at Pink City

Places to visit in Jaipur - Pink City

Pink City is an area on North Jaipur, which was originally painted in pink color to welcome Edward, the Prince of Wales, a few centuries ago. The shopkeepers in that area kept the tradition and the local shops are still painted today, in what has become a more terracotta shade. The area is very popular for its numerous markets, being a great place for shopping - lots of bargaining required! From handicrafts to textiles and jewelry, a vast range of products can be found at the local markets. Some of the local attractions are also located inside Pink City, such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.

 

Jantar Mantar

Places to visit in Jaipur - Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's located right next to the City Palace. (source: Wikipedia)

 

Gaitor

Places to visit in Jaipur - Gaitor

 Gaitore, one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur, is an ancient royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the members of the royal family. The word 'Gaitore' is believed to be a mispronounced form of the Hindi phrase, 'Gaye ka Thor' which means 'resting place of the departed souls'.

It's beautiful and absolutely empty, as very few tourists visit the place, but completely worth a visit and a great stop for photographs.

Source: Jaipur.org.uk

 

Albert Hall Museum

Places to visit in Jaipur - Albert Hall

Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. It was opened as public museum in 1887. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.

It is named after King Edward VII (Albert Edward), during whose visit to the city as the Prince of Wales, its foundation stone was laid on 6 February 1876.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Birla Mandir

Places to visit in Jaipur - Birla Mandir

 Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur and is part of one of the several Birla Mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple.

The temple looks stunning when it is brightly lit at night. The enormous temple was built during the year 1988, by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Due to this reason, Birla Temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple. Birla Mandir is constructed in the finest quality of white marble.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Monkey Temple (Galtaji)

Places to visit in Jaipur - Monkey Temple

 Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the outskirts of Jaipur. The site consists of several temples and sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe. It is believed that a Saint named Galav lived here, practiced meditation, and did penance. The temple complex of Ramgopalji temple is colloquially known as Monkey temple (Galwar Bagh) in travel literature, due to the large tribe of monkeys who live here.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Chokhi Dhani

Places to visit in Jaipur - Chokhi Dhani

Awarded for most innovative tourism project from ministery of Tourism, Government of India Chokhi Dhani Village Fair and Restaurant is an ideal place for experiencing Rajasthani traditional hospitality and culture. A unique concept based on our roots is materelized to promote and preserve rajasthani heritage.

In Chokhi Dhani Village you will find a different theme with rajasthani village ambience for each day, a festive celebration every time in a different manner with a purview of real rajasthani village culture in fun, entertainment, games, thrill, shopping, rajasthani diet, Rajasthani Kalbeliya Dance or Ghoomer or other folk dance , music and much more.

Traditional welcome with Tikka and Arti, Folk music which makes your feet dance, Ethnic decoration all around and joyrides on elephants and bull carts are provided for making the visit an memorable traditional experience for the guest.

Source: Chokhi Dhani

 

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   BALLERINA SHOES
COUNTRY SIZE

UK/INDIA

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

 

EUROPE

38

38/39

39

39/40

40

41

 

BRAZIL*

36

36.5

37

37.5

38

39

 

US

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

 

CENTIMETERS (FOOT) 23.8 24.1 24.6 25.1 25.4 25.9

 

   MOJARI SHOES
COUNTRY SIZE

UK/INDIA

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

EUROPE

35

36

37

38

39

40

 

BRAZIL*

33

34

35

36

37

38

 

US

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

CENTIMETERS 21,3 22,2 23 23,8 24,6 25,4

 

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