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FAMOUS PLACES OF JAIPUR

Jaipur is the capital of Indian State Rajasthan situated 275 kilometers away from Delhi. Widely known as the Pink City, This desert land got its name from Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. This beautiful place is famous for its forts and palaces all around the world. City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Palace of Winds also Known as Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Monkey Temple, Jal Mahal. Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort are some of the most famous places of Jaipur. Find all the best Jaipur attractions including Monuments, Forts, Museums, Palaces and landmarks with My India Travels ,the fastest growing tour operator with own fleet of vehicles in New Delhi.

Jal Mahal or Water Palace

This Stunning Water Palace located in the centre of 300 Acres Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur with a lot of history behind it. An architectural excellence, Built in 17th century it was renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh 11 of Amber during 18th Century. This Great palace is acknowledged as the Most Photographed and Most famous place in Jaipur. This elegant palace was the summer palace of Jaipur royals. Surrounded by water this palace has 5 Stories, 4 Stories under water and 1 on the floor that is visible. During Monsoon Season this palace can be accessible only through boats through the centre of Lake.

  • Entry is Prohibited and can be watched from outside only
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • Photography –Allowed
  • Hawa Mahal(Palace of Winds)

    Hawa Mahal is an outstanding monument built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. As Royal ladies followed the Purdaah System and were not allowed to interact with the common people, This beautiful monument was built as an extension of Women Chamber with the sole purpose of enabling the ladies from the royal families to enjoy the views of nature and day to day life of people on the street without being seen. This 5 Story beautiful structure has more than 950 decorated windows specially designed in a way that breeze circulates easily through these windows.

  • Opening time: 9.30am
  • Closing time: 4.30pm
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • Entry Fee: Indian Rs-10.Foreign - Rs-50.
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Photography Charges: Still Camera –Rs-10.Foreign- Rs-20.
  • Video: Indian- 30. Foreign: Rs-70
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Phone: +91 141 2618862
  • City Palace

    Located in Central Jaipur this Palace was the official residence of Jaipur Maharaja. This Huge Palace is a perfect example of Mughal, European and Rajasthani cultures. This Palace is divided into many sections like Courtyards, Gardens and Buildings. The Construction of Palace was started in 1729 and completed in 1732.The place was renovated by the successors of Maharja Jaisingh and the son of Last Maharja still lives in the palace with his family. The Palace houses many museums, Art Exhibitions and State Rooms. The Massive Silver Vessels in the Maharaja Armory and Decorated Peacock Gate are some of the high Points of this Palace. The important features of this palace are its highly decorated gateways namely Virendra Pol, Udai Pol and Tripolia Gate.

  • Opening time: 9.30am
  • Closing time: 5.30pm
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • Entry Fee:Indian: Rs-35. Foreign: Rs-150. Child –Rs-25
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Photography Charges: Still –Rs-50.Video-Rs-150
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Phone: +91 141 2608055
  • The Jantar Mantar

    The Jantar Mantar Jaipur was built by Raja Jai Singh 11 of Amber in18th Century as an astronomical observatory. Located near Jaipur City Palace and Hawa Mahal This UNESCO World Heritage Site features stone and brass astronomical instruments and allow the observation of astronomical positions with naked eye. The monument show causes the architectural innovations and ideas of different Religions, Science and Customs of 18th Century. The Observatory was renovated in 1901 by Pandit Chandradhar Sharma Guleri, Lieutenant A FF Garrett and Pandit Gokul Chandra Bhwand during the time of Maharja Madho Singh and stone and lime plastered marking plates were replaced with Marble during the renovation.

  • Opening time: 9.30 Am
  • Closing time: 4.30 Pm
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • Entry Fee: Indian Rs-10.Foreign - Rs-50.
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Photography Charges: Still Camera: Indian Rs-20.Foreign- Rs-50.
  • Video: Indian- 50. Foreign: Rs-100
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Phone: +91 141 2610494
  • Albert Hall Museum

    Albert Hall Museum, also known as the Central Museum is regarded as the most decorated Hall in the city of Jaipur. This visually stunning Museum was designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in 1876 and constructed for the only purpose of giving a warm welcome to Prince of Wales, King Edward VII on his visit to India. Maharjas of Jaipur supervised and made all arrangements of the visit of Prince in India. Situated in the Ram Niwas Bagh, now the Albert Hall of Jaipur has been converted in to Albert Hall Museum by Rajasthan State Government. The museum has a rare collection of Ancient Painting, Metal and Wood Crafts, Toys and some Precious Carpets. Museum has a separate section for Arms and Weapons and is one of the famous sightseeing Places in Jaipur.

  • Opening time: 9.30 Am
  • Closing time: 4.30 Pm
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • Entry Fee: Indian Rs-5.Foreign - Rs-30.
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Phone: +91 141 2570099
  • Birla Mandir

    Birla Mandir in Jaipur is a Hindu Temple situated near the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. It is a part of other Lakshmi Narayan Temples constructed throughout the county. Built in 1988 by BM Birla Foundation, the temple has been built with a modern outlook the temple is regarded as an architectural marvel of modern era. Idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and delicate carvings of Hindu Symbols like Om and ancient quotes form Holy Books like Geeta are engraved on the walls of this modern temple. Apart from the Hindu Idols, pictures of many other religious saints and philosophers like Socrates and Confucius have been included in the temple.

  • The best time to visit the Jaipur Birla Mandir is from October to March. The ideal time will be during the Janmashatami Celebrations.
  • Regular Visiting Hours: 8.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM (illuminated Everyday at Night)
  • Entry Fees: Nil
  • Show Time: 11.00 Am,1,3,5,7 Pm in Hindi. 6 Pm in English
  • Entry Fee: Indian Rs-20.Foreign - Rs-20.
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Phone: +91 141 2382267
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