Contributed By: Akshay Negi
I got a chance to visit Jaipur two years back like a lost soul, But this Pink City accepted me emotionally and heartwarmingly.
I got to visit Jaipur two years back and found it was a place where relationships are coupled by heart.
With its Pink Vibrancy and Pink charm, Jaipur is the city in Rajasthan, which were a few years back, let me correct – also know, is the royal spot for vacations. It is a place of mysteries, cultures, traditions, adventures, and much more. Here forts are brilliantly placed at the towering height, heritage shows are best experienced.
There Is More To Jaipur…
With vibrancy, royalty, and alluring culture sprinkled everywhere, there are plenty of things to do in Jaipur, India. Infact, Jaipur is from one of those parts of the world that once you visit, the itch of shopping, boating, and sunset viewing enters into your heart and never leave. Such is the charm of Jaipur.
Although I was only there for a short period but found Jaipur as one of the best places for cultural vacations in India. I’m gonna share with you about the rich culture of Jaipur with plenty of best things to do in Jaipur, India.
Before we tell you about the revitalizing things to do in Jaipur, India, pay your attention towards the best time to visit Jaipur.
What Is The Best Time To Visit Jaipur?
With places to visit like Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Chandra Mangal, Man Sagar Lake, Hawa Mahal, and Jaigarh Fort, it’s not hard to imagine why Jaipur attracts millions of tourists every year. However, the Pink City has a certain favorable climate to visit.
If you are planning to visit Jaipur in October to March, don’t think much, and pack your bags and head out for Jaipur, India vacations. It is the best time to visit Jaipur because these months experience moderate heat, followed by pleasant weather. From October to March, you can visit most of the tourists’ attractions in Jaipur without dealing with the scorching heat.
Skip visiting Jaipur from April to June, because these are the hottest months to travel to the Jaipur and for sure, you will be exhausted if you intend to explore the famous places to visit in Jaipur.
So, Can I Visit Jaipur In The Monsoon Season?
Yes, it would be great if you are planning to indulge in the best things to do in Jaipur, India in the monsoon season, i.e., from July to August. During this period, you will get discounted deals on hotel accommodations, and yes, the region Jaipur is less crowded by the tourist masses.
I’m Planning To Visit Jaipur In Winters? Is It Possible To Explore The Tourist Attractions?
Yes, absolutely! Winter is yet, another great time to explore Jaipur and watch out the mist and magic affair. Throughout the winters, Jaipur experiences very pleasant climate with the bright sun in the sky! in the nighttime, the temperature drops down to 5 degrees, which makes Jaipur quite chilly to visit.
Getting Around Jaipur
With the well-connected air, rail route and road route to major cities, Jaipur have an international airport which is strategically located at 7 to 10 km from the main town of Jaipur and can be easily reached via bus/cab ride.
Best Things To Do In Jaipur, India
Watching Sunset At Nahargarh Fort
If you are visiting Jaipur on a romantic getaway and your idea of romancing is watching out the romantic sunsets, then there is no other better place to visit in Jaipur than Nahargarh Fort. Known for its perfect vantage point high above the city, the sunset watching from Nahargarh Fort is an experience which you’ll surely cherish.
What To Expect?
Expect to watch the panoramic views of the whole Jaipur while enjoying the sun slowly drop below the horizon. You will enjoy walking along the pink walls.
Entry Ticket – To enter into the Nahargarh Fort, foreigners (not Indian, outsiders) have to pay 200 INR Per Person. The ticket is all-inclusive with a free drink, including coffee, tea, and water, which is best to taste at sunset point.
Great, What Is The Opening Hours Of Nahargarh Fort?
Tourists can explore Nahargarh Fort right from the 6 AM to 6 PM all the seven days of the week/
How To Reach Nahargarh Fort?
With its placement on the Aravali Hills, you have to drive over 10 km North from Jaipur to reach Nahargarh Fort. If you consider yourself and adrenaline junkie, there is a trek to take from the foot of the hill. Or you could hire a cab ride to reach.
Watch Elephant Festival
Watching Elephant Festival in Jaipur is one of the best things to do in Jaipur, India. Watch out the catwalk of elegantly decorated elephants walking on the imperial ramps during March. Get to be the part of the full moon day of Phalgun Purnima, a day before Holi ( Holi is the festival of colors).
Why Elephants Are Decorated?
It’s a great question to ask! It is because elephants in India are worship in reminiscence of Lord Ganesha. With the female elephants being the primary participants of this festival, you will find the whole setting very interesting as the mahouts spend many days to decorate the elephants by coloring their trunks and feet.
Admire The Intriguing Architecture Of Amer Fort
Well, Amer Fort is one of the most picturesque and magnificent Forts of Rajasthan. This gigantic fort is a perfect amalgamation of red sandstone, marble, a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Explore out the grand layout comprising of royal courtyards, temples, palaces, gardens, and chambers. This fort has an interesting history that dates back to the 16th century.
What To Expect From Amer Fort?
Amer Fort will blow your mind as the moment you went into it. The fort personifies the WOW architecture of the Rajputs and is a really big site to explore. So, consider taking the full guided tour of Amer Fort as the fort demands 2 to 3 hours complete exploration to get the insights of the lives of the Maharajas.
If you are visiting Amer Fort in search of some cultural things, you will get pampered by the light and sound show at the Amer Fort at evening time.
What Is The Opening Hours Of Amer Fort?
Amer Fort is open throughout the seven days of the week right from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. And for the cultural and light show, it is opened again at 7:00 PM.
Entry Ticket – The fort itself is free to explore, but if you want to explore its gardens, palaces, you have to drop down 500 INR if you are a foreigner.
How To Reach Amer Fort?
With its’ proximity to 11 km north from Jaipur, you can easily visit Amer Fort by hiring a cab from Jaipur mainland. The cost of the cab would be around 150 INR (cost may be subject to change).
Fix Your Royal Cravings At City Palace
If Amber Fort wasn’t enough, then the City Palace in the middle of Jaipur should give you your fix of royal palaces.
City Palace is one of the most splendid monuments in Jaipur to go to if you want to witness the glory and grandeur of the royal kingdom of the 18th century. The Palace has vast complexes comprises of royal family decorated gates, courtyards, gardens, temples and much more. The place is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur because of its architecture.
What To Expect From City Palace Visit?
Explore the City Palace on a guided tour to watch the fusion of Mughal, Rajput and European architectures. Photobomb the bold pink decorated City Palace in your camera. Watch out the weapons, paintings, and mirror work of the ancient Mughal era on your visit to City Palace.
What Is The Opening Hour Of City Palace?
It remains open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM throughout the seven days of the week.
Entry Ticket – To admire the main attractions of City Palace like Chandra Niwas, Mubarak Mahal, Maharani’s Palace and much more, foreigners have to loose down their pocket with only INR 500 PER PERSON only!
How To Reach City Palace?
There is a place name Badi Chopad in the old city of Jaipur where City Palace is located. The best way to get there is by taking a cab or auto rickshaw ride.
Stay In Traditional Haveli
How about staying in the same place where once the Maharaja of Jaipur lives? With plenty of havelis in the town that are now converted into a heritage hotel, you can stay in the traditional haveli to fancy yourself like a KING or QUEEN!
With Plenty Of Havelis to stay in Jaipur, the finest one is Umaid Mahal. Umaid Mahal is a colorful haveli that was close to the Jaipur mainland. Expect to get wowed by the ornate comfortable rooms, with a rooftop restaurant that serves amazing local Rajasthani food.
How Much – With a pretty good value of nearly $40 per night, you can make your stay at the traditional Umaid Mahal in Jaipur.
Exploring The Hawa Mahal From Inside
With the red and pink sandstone, Hawa Mahal is the Palace Of Winds and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur. This is a five-story pyramidal shaped palace that will immediately catch your attention because of its unique architecture. With 953 miniature windows, also called Jharokha, Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the 18th century.
Hawa Mahal has an intriguing history as the Jharokha was built keeping the idea in mind of giving the Rajput royal ladies the full chance to admire the activities and events going outside the palace. There are fountains located near the Jharokha that keeps the Hawa Mahal very breezy.
What To Expect From Hawa Mahal Visit?
Admire the intriguing interior work and catch out on the extensive views of the beautiful Pink City.
What Is The Opening Hour Of Hawa Mahal?
in between 9AM to 5PM, you can visit and admire the intriguing architecture of Hawa Mahal.
Entry Ticket – If you are a foreigner, expect to pay INR 200 as an entry ticket. However, it would be great if you buy a combo ticket and explore out the forts and palaces too.
How To Reach Hawa Mahal?
With its proximity to City Palace, take a cab or rickshaw ride to reach Hawa Mahal. It is located at Badi Choppar.
So, indulge in these things to do in Jaipur on your India trip if you think adventure is in your blood. Share this post with your friends and do let them know too that Jaipur is one of the best holiday destinations to visit in India in 2019.