Top Historical Places In Jaipur & Best Monuments In The City

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There is no death of historical places in Jaipur. A city with that embodies vibrant royalty and heritage, Jaipur is a must-visit for history buffs. Starting from the gigantic Amber fort to the iconic (Read More) Hawa Mahal, the architecture and history of Jaipur are awe-inspiring. Winters (November - March) is the best time to visit Jaipur to explore these monuments.

Here is the list of 25 Top Historical Places In Jaipur & Best Monuments In The City

1. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal
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The Hawa Mahal stands at the intersection of the main road in Jaipur, Badi Chaupad. It is regarded as the signature building of Jaipur and was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It is an iconic historical place of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique structure, which is a mesh of small windows that allowed cool wind to enter the palace and hence kept the palace comfortable during the hot summer months.

Timings: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indian Tourists: INR 50 per head, Foreign Tourists: INR 200 per head

2. City Palace

City Palace
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Located in Jaipur, The City Palace is the main palace from where the Maharaja reigned. The palace includes the Chandra Mahan and Mubarak Mahal along with various other buildings within the complex. It is located towards the north-eastern side of Jaipur. The architecture of the City Palace will strike a sense of awe in you from the very beginning. This historical place in Jaipur is designed with acute and detailed handiwork and showcases a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture styles.

Timings: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Adult- Indian: INR 100, Foreigner: INR 400 Child- Indian: INR 50, Foreigner: INR 250

3. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar
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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. It is located just next to the city palace of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Built during the period between 1727 and 1733, the Jantar Mantar is still in a running condition and it stands as a witness of the wisdom of former age. The intelligent construction and placement of these instruments at this historical landmark of Jaipur, allowed the observers to note the position of heavenly bodies with their naked eye alone.

Timings: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 40, Students: INR 15, Foreigners: INR 200

4. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal
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Amidst the chaos of the city of Jaipur, lies the splendid Jal Mahal, or Water Palace. Floating in the centre of the Sagar Lake, this low rise symmetrical palace was once a shooting lodge for the Maharajas. This unique palace fascinates a large number of visitors from all over the world. Relive the history of Jaipur at the stunning Jal Mahal.

Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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5. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort
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Nahargarh Fort, situated on the outer skirts of Jaipur, is an epitome of great architecture and planning. Drenched with rich past, the fort allows you a picturesque view of the entire city. Built in 1734, this grand architecture is a perfect way to begin the exploration of this historical place in Jaipur.

Timings:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 20, Indian students: INR 5, Foreigners: INR 50, Foreign students: INR 25

6. Amber Fort

Amber Fort
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Amber Fort, situated 11 kms from Jaipur, is a fort built with great artistic taste. Cradled on the top of a hill forming a beautiful reflection in Maotha Lake, it is popularly known as Amer Fort. Amer is a small historical place in Jaipur with an area hardly over four square kilometres. It once served as a capital city of Rajasthan and is one of a prominent tourist attraction today with visitors coming from all over the globe.

Timings:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Light Show timings: English: 7:30 PM, Hindi: 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indian National: INR 25, Students: INR 10 Foreign Nationals: INR 200, Elephant Ride for two at Amer Palace: INR 900

7. Pink City

Pink City
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Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the 'Pink City'. Built about 275 years ago, today it presents the glorious past of our country through its culture and architecture. The city is known as 'Pink City' as it is built out of sandstone and reflects the colour pink in the daytime.

Timings:All Day
Entry Fee: Free

8. Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort
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Jaigarh Fort is a grand structure perched on the top of the 'Cheel ka Teela' hills designed by a talented architect called Vidhyadhar. The fort reflects as a prosperous historical place in Jaipur and is named after the ruler who got it built, Sawai Jai Singh II.

Timings: 9:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 35, Foreigners: INR 85

9. Birla Temple

Birla Temple
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Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Timings: 5:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

10. Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum
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Albert Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur city in Rajasthan. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. The building is situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, assisted by Mir Tujumool Hoosein, and was opened as public museum in 1887.

Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indian Visitor: INR 40, Overseas Visitor: INR 300

11. Swaminarayan Temple, Jaipur

Swaminarayan Temple, Jaipur
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Dedicated to the Hindu God, this historical place in Jaipur is known for its beautiful architecture, magnificent idols, sculptures, and carvings. The lush green surroundings add to its beauty and serenity.

Timings: 10.30 AM to 06:00:00 PM. Closed on Mondays

12. Abhaneri Step Well

Abhaneri Step Well
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Abhaneri Step Well, also known as Chand Baori, is one of the largest and most impressive step wells in India, located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur. With its 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry over 13 stories, it showcases the incredible architectural vision and expertise of ancient India.

Timings: Usually open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

13. Galtaji Temple

Galtaji Temple
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Galtaji Temple outlined by the beautiful Aravalli hills consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This temple is situated in the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. It was built using pink colour sandstone and is a huge temple complex with different shrines. 

Timings: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Entry Fee: No entry fee, Camera: INR 50

14. Moti Dungri Temple

Moti Dungri Temple
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Moti Dungri temple is built on a hill above the famous Birla Temple. This historical place in Jaipur is primarily a Ganesh Temple and was built to protect the city. The temple is surrounded by the beautiful Moti Dungri palace, which is an imitation of a Scottish castle.

Timings: All days of the week: 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

15. Govind Ji Temple

Govind Ji Temple
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For Krishna followers, this is the most significant temple in the world after Vrindavan. It is believed that the statue of the deity here looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation of Earth.

Timings: All days of the week: 4:30 AM - 11:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

16. Chand Pol

Chand Pol
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Chand Pol, which translates to "Moon Gate", is one of the iconic gates in the historic Pink City of Jaipur, dividing the city into old and new segments. It serves as a testament to Jaipur's architectural grandeur and town planning during the Rajput era.

Timings: Open all day, but best visited during daylight hours for safety and visibility.

17. Ram Nivas Garden

Ram Nivas Garden
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Stuffed with appealing fountains and dazzling serene pools, this historical place in Jaipur offers a tranquil and calm atmosphere for you to ease out and relax. The pink city has many such lush green gardens which add to it's beauty and tranquility such as Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden, Vidyadhar Garden, Central Park (Entrance near Statue Circle) which are all cool places to hang out.

Timings: Winters: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Summers: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Tuesday
Entry Fee: Indian Tourists: INR 10 , Foreign Tourists: INR 100

18. Anokhi Museum of handpainting

Anokhi Museum of handpainting
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The Anokhi Foundation aims to preserve the centuries old customs and traditions of the artisans in Jaipur. the foundation has been running a museum, Anokhi Museum of Handmade Paintings, where it exhibits various artifacts in relation to the hand and block printing.

Timings:Tue-sat- 10 am-5:30pmSun- 11am-4:30 am
Entry Fee: 30 per person for adults, 20 per person for students,15 per person for children
50 per still camera, 150 per camcorder

19. Panna Meena Ka Kund

Panna Meena Ka Kund

Panna Meena Ka Kund, situated in Amer near Jaipur, is a historically significant stepwell. With unique architectural symmetry and octagonal design, it's not only a water storage system but also an artistic marvel from the Rajput era.

Timings: open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

20. Amrapali Museum

Amrapali Museum

The Amrapali Museum in Jaipur houses a splendid collection of traditional Indian silver and gold jewelry, showcasing the rich heritage and intricate craftsmanship of several Indian eras. From tribal to royal artifacts, the pieces echo India's diverse cultural history and the evolution of its jewelry designs.

Timings: 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM, closed Sundays.

21. Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace, once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, stands as an epitome of royal grandeur and architectural brilliance in Jaipur. Now transformed into a luxury hotel managed by the Taj Group, it offers visitors a glimpse into the regal lifestyle of Rajasthan's erstwhile royalty.

Timings: Day visitors: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

22. Kanak Vrindavan Garden

Kanak Vrindavan Garden

Kanak Vrindavan Garden, situated in the valley of the Aravalli hills near Jaipur, is renowned for its verdant greenery, exquisite temple, and intricate Mughal-style architectural fountains. The garden is believed to resemble the description of Lord Krishna's legendary Vrindavan, making it a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

23. Bhandarej, Jaipur

Bhandarej, Jaipur

Bhandarej, located near Jaipur in Rajasthan, boasts a rich history and heritage dating back to the ancient Mahabharata era. The Bhandarej Palace, a prime attraction, offers a fascinating blend of traditional Rajput architecture and intricate lattice work, narrating tales of its glorious past.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

24. Samode Palace

Samode Palace

Samode Palace, located near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is an exquisite example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture. Once a royal residence, it blends traditional Rajasthani art with Mughal opulence, evident in its beautifully decorated halls, courtyards, and detailed mirror work.

Timings: Typically 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for day visitors.

25. Shahpura Haveli

Shahpura Haveli

Originally built as a vantage point nearly 300 years ago, this beautiful historical place in Jaipur was later converted into a magnificent fortress. The palace has now been converted into a heritage home which boasts of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It is frequented by celebrities, politicians and other popular artists.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Get transported back in time to these stunning historical places in Jaipur. Which one do you relate to the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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