Get fascinated with the artistic brilliance of the ‘Amer Fort’
Located in Amer town, at a distance of 11 km. from Jaipur, the ‘Amer Fort’ is one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan and is visited by an umpteen number of tourists every year. Overlooking the beautiful Maota Lake, the fort is a masterpiece of the Rajputana architecture. There are a series of gates in the fort and each one has a unique structure and architectural element to enjoy. You can find many buildings inside the fort including Diwan-e- Aam, SukhMandir, Sheesh Mahal and others.
Timing – The fort is located 11 km from the city of Jaipur. The fort is opened from 8 in the morning till 6 in the evening. Elephant ride is available from morning 7:30 till afternoon 12:30. The light show in Hindi starts from 8 in the evening and the English light show starts from 7:30 in the evening.
ENTRY FEE AND CHARGES.
1. Foreigner – INR 550 per person
2. Foreign Students – INR 100 per person
3. Indians – INR 25 per person
4. Indian Students – INR 10 rupees per person
5. Light Show in English – INR 200 per person
6. Light Show in Hindi – INR 100 per person
7. Elephant Ride – INR 1100 Single or per couple.
A visit to the ‘Amer Fort’ is incomplete without an Elephant Ride that is a unique experience in itself. Make sure to reach the fort early in the morning as the rides are available only in mornings to protect these creatures from harsh sun during the noon time.
Talk to the stars in the sky at ‘Jantar Mantar Observatory’
‘Jantar Mantar’ in Jaipur, is another most famous tourist attraction of the city. Hundreds of historians, astronomers and curious travellers visit this place to get a picture of the astronomical skills of an Indian king during an era when these scientific concepts were very new to the Indian society.
Timings : The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is open for general public only from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM every day.
Entry Fees : Entry fee is Rs. 40 for Indians and Rs. 200 for foreigners. Still and moving cameras incur an additional fee.
Guided Tours : You can also enjoy guided tour inside the place at just Rs. 200, which lasts from 40 to 60 minutes.
The monument houses a unique and impressive collection of astronomical instruments made of stone and brass based on the astronomical design principles of Hindu texts of astrology and modern science.
Through these instruments, which are fixed on the ground, you can observe various astronomical positions with naked eye. Boasting of the brilliant architectural, astronomical and cosmological concepts of Sawai Jai Singh, the observatory is indeed an astronomical heritage of the city.
Get a glimpse of ever evolving Rajasthani art and culture in the ‘Albert Hall Museum’
Acclaimed to be the oldest museum of Rajasthan, the ‘Albert Hall Museum’ is located inside the ‘Ram Niwas Garden’ and was opened to public in the year 1887. The best time to visit Albert Hall Museum is from October to March. The weather treats the tourists really well during this period. In the other months, the temperature rises up to 45 degrees and even more than that on some days.
Therefore, tourists should book their tickets to see the attractions in Jaipur in between October and March.
What interests more to visitors are the sections exhibiting Rajasthan’s unique henna artwork and puppet collection. The museum is a ‘must-visit’ place in Jaipur for explorers, historians and researchers studying art and culture of Rajasthan.
Spend few hours observing animals and birds at the ‘Jaipur Zoo’
Located at a walking distance from the ‘Albert Hall Museum’ in Jaipur, the ‘Jaipur Zoo’ also known as the ‘Zoological Garden’, is a famous tourist attraction, especially amongst kids Best time to visit-If you are the one who has not experienced heat of more than 45 degree celsius, it is advisable to avoid the summer months. From October to March, the weather becomes enough pleasant and your trip experience will surely turn out to be better.
Have a relaxing time at ‘Sisodia Rani Bagh’
Sisodia Rani Bagh a beautiful garden and a famous picnic spot in Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 as a gift for his second wife, Sisodia Rani, the garden is a tranquil spot filled with lush green landscapes dotted with trees and flowers. The layout of this royal garden is a beautiful mix of traditional Indian designs and Mughal style. One can see traditional Indian designs, such as the use of pavilions and spires, in the garden. The walls are decked with beautiful paintings of the eternal lovers, Radha and Krishna. The flowerbeds, fountains and water channel running through the garden and merging at the centre are quite symbolic of Mughal style. There are natural springs and shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Hanuman in the vicinity of this royal garden.
Best Time To Visit -The best time to visit Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh is between July and March as this is when the state witnesses monsoons followed by winters which are ideal for a visit to Jaipur, known for its extreme climatic conditions. Once a retreat for the royal queen, today can be freely visited by tourists and locals alike. Magical charm of this garden never ceases to captivate the souls of its visitors.
Get awed with the exceptional architecture of ‘Hawa Mahal’
One of the most prominent landmarks of the pink city, ‘Hawa Mahal’ is located very near to the ‘City Palace’. The Hawa Mahal is best viewed from outside the City Palace’s walls on the chaotic Badi Chaupad cross roads. It is from these streets that poor city folk have looked up, wondered and marveled at the lavish and simple unimaginable life styles that were lived meters from their extreme poverty. Brilliant design of this palace makes it one of the ‘Must-Visit’ tourist attractions in Jaipur. When visiting this monument, make sure to go up to the topmost floor that offers panoramic views of the Jaipur city with ‘City Palace’ at one end and ‘Siredeori Bazaar’ at the other end.