It is often said that India is not a country but a continent. Stretching from the Himalayas’ frozen summits to Kerala’s tropical greenery, India encompasses an incomparable range of landscapes, cultures, and people. There are so many places to visit in Jaipur, India…and I can’t wait to show you my world!
Dearest D-RAVEL Traveler,
My name is Trijya (@trijyabhardwaj), and it’s unlikely that you will travel to India and cover the whole country in your first visit. It’s better to focus on a couple of regions and do them justice, to make the most of your time. If I had to tell you all about India’s most incredible places, then I’d have to write a book. The Golden Triangle is the most traveled circuit in the country, taking you from impressive monuments to serene landscapes.
Places to Visit in Jaipur, India
Jaipur is Rajasthan’s capital, and it’s a busy, bustling city that is spread out over the old and the new.
While traveling in Jaipur, you can hire a tuk-tuk for the day or book an Uber.
Must- See Places in Jaipur:
Hawa Mahal: Obviously, this is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Jaipur. The palace of winds is the most iconic palace in Jaipur. When you get dropped off, there is a little area to observe and take photos within the market street.
Unless you want a terribly angled photo, which is almost vertical, I would head across the street to observe it in the many cafés there.
The best viewpoint of the Hawa Mahal is the Tattoo café or the Wind Café. You can sit there and enjoy the delicious food with a breathtaking view of the Hawa Mahal. The food is fantastic, and they serve brilliant chai (tea).
The city palace is located near the Hawa Mahal, so it’s pretty easy to get there. There are two types of tickets you could buy at the City Palace: 1) just the museum tour (cheaper), that gets you access to the museum and the outdoor courtyard, or the 2) Royal Grandeur, which comes with a personal guide and a tour of the stunning blue room (Chhavi Niwas). The Royal Grandeur ticket is well worth the extra price since you get access to the blue room.
The main thing which is quite iconic is the set of royal archway doors located in the center. Tripods are not allowed inside the palace, so make sure you get a guide to click your beautiful pictures, or you can ask someone inside as the people are super friendly and will indeed take a picture for you. If you’ve bought the full city palace ticket, head to the private blue room area (Chhavi Niwas). The experience here is much better since not as many people pay for the more expensive ticket.
The Patrika gate is designed beautifully with intricate motifs and colors. The gate gives you a sneak peek into Rajasthan’s vibrant culture as each pillar is dedicated to some part of the state. The best part about this is that it’s located on the side of the road and the entry is entirely free!
Amer Fort is located 11 kilometers outside of Jaipur and is one of the most popular attractions with many visitors and tourists. If you want to see or take a picture at the Fort without the crowds, the best way is to arrive 10-15 minutes before opening at 8 am.
There is a stunning viewpoint right in front of the Amer Fort. You have to climb around 500 steps to reach the top, but the view is totally worth it. You can see the entire city, and the Amer Fort looks marvelous from here.
Panna Meena ka Kund (Stepwell)
When you are done visiting the Amer Fort, you can visit the stepwell. A short ride (less than 10 minutes) into the Amer village. This will take you to a beautiful and not crowded 16th-century water well. The crisscrossed symmetrical stairs are masterfully designed and snake along three of the four walls of the well. Entry is free, and the pictures are stunning!
It is not one of the popular tourist places to visit in Jaipur among travelers; it’s one of Jaipur’s hidden places. It’s a beautiful place for pictures. I recommend you to visit this place.
It is located on the Aravalli Range, and it offers spectacular views of the city of Jaipur. At the time of its construction, the Fort was home to tigers, and that’s why it was named Nahargarh, which means the ‘abode of tigers.’ The time to visit the Fort is from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. You can visit as soon as it opens and get the whole place to yourself.
The area outside the Fort is open 24/7, and the best time to visit is at night or before dawn. The city lights at night look amazing, and the view is breathtaking. If you’re an early riser, I would encourage you to visit before the sun rises.
If you want to travel outside Jaipur, then there is a town called Pushkar 140km from here, and it takes just 3 hours by bus. It’s one of the peaceful cities of Rajasthan. This place is beautiful, and the vibes in this place are very calming, and personally, it’s one of my favorite places to visit.
Where to Eat
Bar and Caffe Palladio are Jaipur’s most beautiful and iconic restaurants. It’s one of the most beautiful restaurants you will ever visit. In order to properly enjoy the perfect design between clean lines, color, and unique ornamentation – you must first order something off the menu. The menu is great, and the food tastes delicious.
The goal of the resort is to give tourists a full experience of Rajasthani culture. The entire resort’s theme is inspired by a village setting, with many cultural activities held here. The food you’ll eat here is the typical Rajasthani food, and it will be one of the best experiences of your Jaipur trip.
Where to Shop
If you want to shop locally, then the best place is the Bapu Bazaar. A cheap bazaar famous for jewelry, brass work, textiles, blue pottery, and woodwork shopping – it’s not as crazy as some street markets, but it’s still semi-chaotic. The vibe of this place is beautiful, and you can spend hours just walking through the bazaar lanes and still not be tired soaking in all the amazing products.
Here are a few more places to shop and what they’re famous for:
Johari Bazaar – For Jewelry
Tripolia Bazaar – For Bangles
Chandpole Bazaar – For Handicrafts
Kishanpole Bazaar – For Textiles
Nehru Bazaar – For Traditional Jootis (shoes)
Anokhi – For Colorful Garments
Where to Stay
There are a lot of options to stay in Jaipur but let me categorize a few and list them down.
Best Luxury Hotels in Jaipur
Best Boutique Hotels in Jaipur
Best Cheap Hotels in Jaipur
I absolutely love Jaipur, and it’s the definition of Rajasthani culture in action, and it will stay with you months or even years after you’ve left. I hope you know exactly the places to visit in Jaipur, India.