Jaipur, The City Of Palaces. This City Is Very Well Know As The Pink City. Jaipur Is A Place Fully Filled With Beautiful Palaces, Forts, Majestic Temples.

The history behind these places, the architecture, pleasant colors is the major attraction of tourists in the Jaipur.

I belong to Pune I have seen many Forts, Beaches, Mountains, etc. But palaces in Jaipur, Rajasthan was my first visit and it was just lavishing.

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  • Location

  • Climate

  • Best Time To Visit Jaipur

  • Ways To Reach Jaipur

  • Places To Visit Jaipur

  • How to make your Visit to Jaipur Budget Friendly

Location

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state in India. Rajasthan is located on the northwestern side of India. Jaipur is situated at an altitude of 431 meters / 1417 feet above the sea level, resulting in a semi-arid climate with relatively high temperatures throughout the year. The total area of Jaipur is 484.6 km². The pink city is just 260 kilometers from Delhi, the capital city of India.

Climate

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As we all know Jaipur is the capital of a desert state Rajasthan. So Jaipur experiences extreme climatic conditions. It is Super hot in summers, and pleasant, cool in winters. 

Summers in Jaipur: Jaipur has the highest temperature in summers. Temperature goes up to 45-degree celsius. Summers starts from mid of February to mid of June, and in 2nd half of June temperature reduces.

Monsoon in Jaipur: Jaipur has average rainfall. It mainly rains in August and September month. The view of the beautiful Palaces in Jaipur is just mindblowing in monsoon.

Winters in Jaipur: The temperature falls up to 5 degrees in  Jaipur. Winter lovers can enjoy the cold breezes in Jaipur Palaces. Winter is from December to February. 

Best Time To Visit Jaipur 

I went to Jaipur in November. The climate was quite good during that month. It was just the beginning of winter so it was not so cold, and not too hot. It was just a perfect time.

You can visit any time throughout the year, but Jaipur being a place near-desert, so avoid it in summer. It’s best to visit Jaipur during winters. 

Best time to visit Jaipur is between September to February.

In summers you all can visit cool places like Dharamshala or Lansdowne.

Ways to Reach Jaipur

By Airway

To visit Jaipur via a flight is a very easy way to reach Jaipur. Jaipur has its own Jaipur International Airport. Once you come out of the airport you get cabs, autos, taxis, etc. 

By Railway:

Jaipur Railay Station has connectivity from all the major cities. As Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan there is no such connectivity issue. Once you come out of the railway station you get cabs, autos, taxis, buses, etc. 

By Roadway:

We have Delhi Jaipur Highway to travel soon and easily by road. I travelled by road from Delhi to Jaipur. We have sleeper buses from Delhi. We can also hire a car to travel to Jaipur. It’s again a one night journey from Delhi to Jaipur. The roads are in good condition, so you can enjoy the journey.

Before we move forward to the Itinerary Of Jaipur, let’s check out the tips and tricks for travellers. The TO-DO list for BackPackers

Places to Visit In Jaipur

Jaipur is very well known as the Pink City, it is the city of Palaces. Jaipur is not only famous for Palaces but also for many other places. Tourist love to explore these places.

  1. Amber Fort and Palace
  2. Visit City Palace
  3. Hawa Mahal
  4. Jantar Mantar Observatory
  5. Bazaars of Jaipur
  6. Chokhi Dhani
  7. Raj Mandir Cinema

Amber Fort and Palace

Amber Fort in Located in Amber town within an area of 4 square kilometers. It is at 11km distance from Jaipur City. Initially Amber was the capital state, later it was declared as Jaipur as a capital state.

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Amber Fort was built in 1592 by the Maharaja Man Singh. The fort was mostly constructed using red sandstone and white marble. Amber Fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013, as part of a group of six hill forts in Rajasthan. 

The fort is divided into four different sections. The 1st Gate is the main entrance of the fort known as called Suraj Pol or Sun Gate and is also known as Jalebi Chowk. The Diwan-e-Am (hall of public audience) is said to be the 2nd courtyard of the fort. In the 3rd courtyard, there are two magnificent buildings. One is the beautiful Jai Mandir and the other is Sukh Mahal (Hall of Pleasure). The 4th courtyard known as Zenana, the place in the palace were the royal women including the mistresses lived.

Timings of the fort: 

The Amber Fort is open from morning 9:00 am to evening 6:00 pm.

Elephant ride in Amber Fort is from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

The light show is in the evening at 7:30 pm in English and 8:00 pm in Hindi.

Entrance Fee and Charges:
  • Indians – INR 50 per person
  • Indian Students – INR 10 rupees per person
  • Foreigner – INR 550 per person
  • Foreign Students – INR 100 per person
  • Light Show in English – INR 200 per person
  • Light Show in Hindi – INR 100 per person
  • Elephant Ride – INR 650 per person

Location: 

Amber Fort has its own unique architecture and view, make sure when you visit Jaipur you do go to Amber Place.

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The City Palace, Jaipur was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. City Palace is located in the heart of Jaipur.

To have its magnificent royal grace and to reflect its historical importance it has a sequence of gardens, buildings, and courtyards, temple, and museum that gives a grand view.

The most visited places inside the complex are the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, and the City Palace Museum.

The palace is located in the old city of Jaipur. When you visit Jaipur it is very easy to reach the palace if you are staying in Jaipur city. You easily get the cabs and auto to reach the City Palace.

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Timings of the fort: 

The fort time is from the morning at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in the evening. It takes around two to two and a half hours to completely visit the Palace.

Entrance Fee and Charges:
  • Indians – INR 100 per person
  • Foreigner – INR 500 per person
  • Camera Charges – INR  50 per person
  • Videography charges – INR 150 per person

Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds

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The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur.  Hawa Mahal has 953 windows on the outside walls.

The top offers stunning views over Jantar Mantar and the City Palace at one side and Sireh Deori Bazaar in the other.

To experience the cold breeze throughout the year in any season at any time Hawa mahal is the perfect place. The windows are designed in such a way that irrespective of season and time we experience the fresh air. One more wonderful thing about the windows of the Hawa Mahal is that you can see everything very clearly from the inside but no one can look at royal women inside the palace from outside.

Timings of the fort: 

Hawa Mahal is open from morning 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, to take a great view we can visit Hawa Mahal early in the morning. 

Entrance Fee and Charges:
  • Indians – INR 50 per person
  • Foreigner – INR 200 per person

Location: Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Jantar Mantar Observatory

Jantar Mantar Observatory was constructed by the king of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The observatory is a collection of 19 geometric devices for measuring time and space for astronomy. 

Area of  18,700 square meters is occupied by Jantar Mantar Observatory. The observatory consists of nineteen instruments for measuring time, tracking the location of major stars as the earth orbits around the sun, predicting eclipses, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides. 

Visit JaipurTimings of the fort: 

 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Entrance Fee and Charges:
  • Indians – INR 15 per person
  • Foreigner – INR 200 per person

Location: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Bazaars of Jaipur

Jaipur is famous for its traditional wear and the handcrafts made in an artistic way. We have many different places to shop in Jaipur but the one which I loved was Johri Bazar and Bapu Bazaar.

Johri Bazaar: It is the oldest as well as the largest shopping place within the city. Johri Bazaar is famous for precious gems and stones, timeless jewelry, sarees, etc.

Bapu Bazaar: It is the largest camel leather market in the world, this bazar has its own untouched legacy. It is known for its best quality ‘Morji’ shoes and other leather goods like belts, wallets, lamp sheds, bags, etc.

Special Things to Shop from Jaipur:

Personally talking about me I took sarees from Jaipur, traditional outfits (Rajasthani dresses) for my niece and nephew and Miniature painting for my home decor.

We get beautiful Jewelry, Lehariya Saree, Bandhani Dupatta, Meenakari Work Items, Embroidered Bed Sheets, Mojris, Jaipuri Handcrafted Handbags, Lac Bangles, Miniature Paintings, etc.

Chokhi Dhani

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Chokhi Dhani is one of the major attraction for the visitors in Jaipur. It is a combination of Rajasthani Culture and Food. Chokhi Dhani is one of the best-rated resort in Jaipur.

It was established in 1989 and has been serving local and international tourists since 1994. It has been developed so very well with lavish amenities and handcraft. 

We can experience Traditional folk dance performance, Puppet Show, Magic Show, Camel Ride, Chaupal ( Rajasthani Traditional Thali) meal, National Museum at Choki Dhan, etc. We can spend our quality time at Chokhi Dhani.

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Timings of the Chokhi Dhani: 
5 PM to 11 PM
 Entry Fee: 

Adults – INR 450 per person
Kids – INR 350 per person  (2’5″ ft to 3’5″ ft)
Village Thali Food – INR 700 per person
Resort Buffet Food – INR 1100 per person
Suites for hotel bookings – INR 13000 onwards

Location: Sukhdeopura Nohara, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Raj Mandir Cinema

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The Raj Mandir Cinema was designed by W M Namjoshi in the Art Modern style in 1976. The movie hall holds the strength of 1300 strong audience at a time. Visitors make sure to go to Raj Mandir Cinema when they visit Jaipur.

It is a very royal cinema hall from inside and the tickets are at very reasonable prices. It is a huge theater, and the things inside were very unique and beautiful. The designs made on the wall replicates Jaipur’s culture and tradition in an elegant way

The movie theater has screened several private as well as public film premieres. 

Location: C-16, Bhagwan Das Rd, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Visiting Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 am

We have a few more places to visit in Jaipur like Nahargarh Fort, Water Valley, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji or Galta Monkey Temple, Abhaneri Step Well, Birla Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Safari in Jhalana Leopard (places for jeep safari)

How to make your Visit to Jaipur Budget Friendly

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Accommodation:

When you plan a budget trip its good to check out for cheap accommodation options. I and my husband had booked a hotel via OYO as always which was in our budget at around 1000 INR per day including breakfast. We had a 2-night stay.

Jaipur has good hostel stay options for the traveller in the budget, you can check for that also if you go along with your friends.

Transport: 

We travelled from Delhi to Jaipur by sleeper bus, which was in the budget, we also have railway as another option in the budget. 

Local sight seen if you stay in Jaipur can be done by walking at some places, some places you get share auto, and we have ola, uber cab options so you can go with that option for roaming around Jaipur.

Shopping:

This totally depends on you what to take and what not to take, however, Jaipur market is quite tempting. I couldn’t resist my self from shopping. 

Food:

We have many options to eat food, small places, local canteens, with the local taste of food and many more. This again is your choice what you would like to eat. I tried both street food and hotel as well. I visited Chokhi Dhani to get the cultural touch of Rajasthan. We also visited Laxmi Sweet Caterers and Rawat Sweets Jaipur, they are famous for traditional sweets and snacks stuff. 

Overall I had spent around 7000 INR on my Jaipur trip for 2nights 3 days, which includes, Delhi to Jaipur and Jaipur to Delhi travelling of two people, stay, food, and visit the above-listed places, ride on an elephant, etc. I have not included shopping in this.

Hope my readers enjoyed my journey of Pink city. Would love to know your experience. You can share it in comments or send me personally on my email easybeginners@gmail.com 

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Jaipur, The City Of Palaces. This City Is Very Well Know As The Pink City. Jaipur Is A Place Fully Filled With Beautiful Palaces, Forts, Majestic Temples.The history behind these places, the architecture, pleasant colors is the major attraction of tourists in the Jaipur.I belong to Pune I have seen many...