The Pink City is a popular tourist destination of North India. Among the many places to visit in Jaipur, some of the top attractions include opulent palaces, ancient forts and bustling markets. The perfect amalgamation of past splendors and present modernism, Jaipur is sure to offer travelers a chance to wonder at the cultural heritage of Indian history.
The major tourist places in Jaipur include Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden and Nahargarh Sanctuary. When sightseeing in Jaipur, don’t forget to also add some time for visiting some of the vibrant markets that sell anything from junk jewelry to household goods, from textiles to kitchenware and from sculptures to pottery pieces. Make sure to shop at Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Johri Bazaar for getting some of the most fantastic bargains of the city.
Amer Fort is a formidable structure built by Raja Jai Singh. The white marble and red sandstone of the fort adds to the architectural magnificence, whereas the panoramic views and the Maota Lake in the background adds to the aesthetic value. Sheesh Mahal, a part of the fort, is also a must visit. A hall made entirely of mirrors, it is a spectacular sight to behold. When in the process of finalizing your Jaipur itinerary, make sure that Amer Fort and Sheesh Mahal are on it. A visit to this places is sure to be a crash course in history and the heritage of the “Pink City”.
Other Jaipur points of interest include Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds. A mammoth structure in the heart of the city, this building boasts of nearly a thousand little windows that ensures a cool wind blows in through the corridors no matter what the season is. Women of the royal family used to sit behind the windows to catch glimpses of the festivities outside without being seen by the people outside. Make sure to click some amazing selfies and landscape images here, with the beautiful red sandstone facade as the background.
Some of the best places to visit in Jaipur also offer some of the best views of the city. For instance, to get a glimpse of the city spread below at your feet, visiting Nahargarh Fort is a must. Perched atop a rocky ridge of the Aravallis, the fort offers views of the twinkling city lights. The Jal Mahal of Jaipur, located in the heart of the Man Sagar Lake, is another must visit of all Jaipur tourist places. Offering a beautiful sight to behold, this five storey building has four of its storeys underwater when the lake is filled to the brim.
But that is not all for the amazing things to see in Jaipur since the city is a veritable haven for history buffs with its many other ancient monuments, temples, and step wells. Make sure to have enough days in your Jaipur tour itinerary in order to explore the city to your heart’s content