Top Historical Places In Jaipur & Best Monuments In The City

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Best Historical Places in Jaipur

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 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

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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

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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

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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. Time has failed to lay dust upon this engineering marvel and it still works as well as it used to in the olden times.
Timings: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 40, Students: INR 15, Foreigners: INR 200

4. 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
Entry Fee: Free

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5. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Entry Fee: Free

10. 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. It is also called the Government Central Museum. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur and included as part of the new Ram Nivas Garden.
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

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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
Entry Fee: Free

12. Abhaneri Step Well

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Also known as the Chand Baori Step Well, located in Abhaneri near Jaipur, Chandbaori spans a height of about 13 stories and has 3500 steps that lead approximately 100 feet down. Visiting the step wells in Jaipur takes you through a whirlwind of the history of Jaipur.
Timings: Free
Entry Fee: Free

13. 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. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting.
Timings: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Entry Fee: No entry fee, Camera: INR 50

14. 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
Entry Fee: Free

15. 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
Entry Fee: Free

16. Chand Pol

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One of the finest specimens of Rajput architecture in Jaipur, Chand Pol offers spectacular views of the famed old bazaar and glimpses of the Rajasthani culture.
Timings: All days of the week
Entry Fee: Free

17. 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

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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

Among the several architectural marvels that the Pink City can boast of, the ancient stepwell called Panna Meena ka Kund is quite an important yet unexplored one. Established in the 16th century, the place is also known by many other names locally, some of which are just derivations of the original name in the local language. A baori or a stepwell is a concept solely originating from the Indian subcontinent and were the most popular source of water during the old times. These are mostly man-made pools of water that can be reached by descending a series of stairwells. Panna Meena ka Kund in Jaipur is one of the many famous stepwells that still stand in the western part of India, where they were mostly constructed. The original purpose of this Baori was to supply the locals with water for drinking and other daily needs, especially during the dry summers, as well as crop irrigation.

20. Amrapali Museum

Amrapali Museum is one of the underrated hidden gem of Jaipur that you cannot miss. This historical place in Jaipur has an exclusive display of some of the gorgeous and valuable jewels of ancient days and different styles of Indian jewellery art. You may not be interested in going to a place fully loaded with only jewels but when you will enter the Museum, you will surely be mesmerized by their outstanding collection. You can find a huge collection of tribal jewellery and collections here, which is clearly the main attraction of this place. You will also find items from different fields like Mughal, Rajput, Temple and many others. Moreover, you can even try the jewels on request.

21. Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace was originally built in 1835 and has gone through many royal transitions: from the home of the queen’s favorite handmaiden to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. It is now a heritage hotel run by the Taj Hotels and resorts. The Palace has been playing gracious host to several renowned guests, such as Lord Louis Mountbatten, Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy. The hotel is known as “Jewel Of Jaipur”.

22. Kanak Vrindavan Garden

Kanak Vrindavan Garden is a royal garden located on footsteps of Nahargarh hills near Amber Fort. The garden was built around 280 years ago by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Its layout has been given a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Divided into eight sections, the sprawling garden boasts of the intricate fountain of marble, Parikrama and the exquisite mirror work on the walls of Govind Devji temple built in the premises. The gardens here are often compared with those in Vrindavan where Lord Krishna once lived. There is also a sacred spot inside the garden where several rivers meet. The water in this region is considered to be holy and a temple was built near it to praise Lord Vishnu.

23. Bhandarej, Jaipur

This historical place in Jaipur located in the Duasa district in Rajasthan is a quaint and perfect place to getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. This is a vibrant and colourful place that is beautifully juxtaposed with the intricate stone monuments. Bhandarej is full of scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes. The various flora and fauna that inhabit here makes the place even more mesmerizing. The ancient temples dating back to the Mahabharata period are quite a sight to see and would leave you awestruck. This place is ideal for people who are seeking for serenity and calmness.

24. Samode Palace

Samode Palace or Samode Haveli is a heritage monument built 175 years ago as a residence of the rulers of Samode and it is still occupied by them who have converted the Palace into a luxury hotel. Samode Palace has been host to royalty, celebrities, artists, and the discerning travellers and the beauty of this Palace has made it a backdrop for numerous national and international movies. Built in a mixture of Mughal and Rajput architectural style this place is home to various kinds of arts and paintings.

25. 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.

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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