Top 10 places to visit in jaipur
- City palace
- Amber fort
- Nahargarh fort
- Jaigarh fort
City palace is located in jaipur ( rajasthan, india). It was constructed between 1729-1732 by MAHARAJA SAWAI JAI SINGH II.
From 9:30 am to 5:00 pm the palace is open for all citizens as well as for foreign people.
Ticket price :
The ticket price starts from 150 INR to 500 INR
*for Indians – 130 INR
*for children – 700 INR
*foreign tourist – 500 INR
*photography – 50 INR
*videoghraphy – 150 INR
* sr.citizen – 110 INR
*audio guides – 200 INR
Best timing to visit :
Best timing to visit the palace is between from October to march. As in rajasthan the climate is so hot and dry, so it is fully recommended to visit in the cold and pleasant climate condition. And you will love it in cold climate condition.
Valuable tips while visiting the palace :
- Carry your student id along to get the discount on ticket.
- You need 2-3 hours to to take proper tour of the palace.
- The audio guides are available in different languages.
- Wear flat shoes instead of heels.
- You will also get restroom facility.
2. Amer Fort:
It was constructed by Raja Alan Singh. It is quite big and it takes upto 5-6 hrs. to complete the tour.
From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for all citizens and for foreign people.
*for indian citizens – 100 INR
*for foreign citizens – 500 INR
Things to see in amer fort:
- Ganesh pol
- Diwan E Aam
- Sheesh mahal or Diwan E khas
- Sukh mahal or sukh mandir
- Zenana Deori
- Amer fort to Jaigarh fort tunnel
- Shila mata temple
- Naqqar khana/ naubat khana
- Hammam/ bath
- Dilaram bagh
- Jaleb chowk
3. Nahargarh Fort :
Of all the forts in Jaipur, legends surrounding Nahargarh Fort are far too many. There are stories of Nahargarh Fort being haunted. And the interest surrounding the ghosts of Nahargarh Fort got rekindled a year or two ago when a man was found hanging from one of the bastions of the fort. The police never reached the conclusion whether it was a suicide or a murder due to situations surrounding the event. It kind of adds to the mystery surrounding haunted stories of Nahargarh Fort. More about the claims of Nahargarh Fort being haunted later in this blog.
Nahargarh Fort is one of the three prominent forts of Jaipur. I can recall from my childhood days, this fort was not very popular among the locals and tourists, back then. While Amer Fort grabbed the attention of all travelers being the most popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort has the largest cast iron canon in the world. One of the major reasons for Nahargarh Fort not being so popular was its lack of maintenance. It wasn’t promoted well, either.
The History of Nahargarh Fort
The fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as a part of a defense system for Jaipur. He was a visionary who founded Jaipur in 1727 AD as a promising alternative to Amer, the previous capital of the region. Most records mention 1734 AD as the year when the fort was built. Initially, it was called Sudarshangarh. Later, it was renamed to Nahargarh to quell the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia. More on that, later in this post.
Things To See
1. Madhvendra Bhawan
3.Wax Museum & Sheesh Mahal
4. Wax Museum & Sheesh Mahal
5.Nahargarh Heritage Water Walk
6.Offbeat Things At Nahargarh Fort
7. Jaipur City View Point
8.Tourist climbing & walking on the fort Ramparts- A growing nuisance
Places to Visit in Jaigarh Fort:
1. Charbagh Garden
3. Diya Burj
- Due to its location and surroundings, the fort provides some amazing views. So don’t forget to carry your camera.
- A bottle of water will help you to stay hydrated and enjoy the grand fort.
- It will take approximately 3 hours to complete the fort.
- Entry fees for Indian is 35 and for foreigner 85.
- The fort remains open from morning 10:00 am to evening 5:00 pm.
- The fort is closed on public and government holidays.
- Tourist can also visit the nearby Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort.