Historical Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is known for the colorful, chaotic streets. It is known as a pink city due to the distinct colors of its buildings. Jaipur is not only famous for fascinating monuments but also the colorful markets.
Best time to visit
The best time to explore Jaipur is winters from the month of November to February. During winters, weather is pleasant, days are blessed with sunshine rendering an opportunity to explore the forts of Jaipur, local market , wander and sightseeing.
How to reach Jaipur from Delhi
You can book a flight from Delhi for Jaipur that takes around 55 mins. Or you can drive and enjoy an amazing road trip. The total distance from Delhi to Jaipur is 280 km which can be covered in approx 6 hours.
Or else book a train that takes around 3 hours. Traveling by bus is another option that takes around 5 hours and costs approx 300 Rs.
What all to explore?
Hawa Mahal is located in the heart of the city of Jaipur and is considered a landmark. The palace is decorated with 953 windows or the jharokhas
City Palace Jaipur is located right in the middle of the old city of Jaipur which covers one-seventh of the area. The main attractions of City Palace are the 4 peacock doors and secret blue corridors. Covering the entire palace needs at least 3 hours so keep an ample amount of time.
Check out the city palace museum website for more information.
Amber Fort is a pearl on the crowns of Jaipur. The palace is huge and there are 15 to 20 mins of an uphill walk to reach the entrance of the palace. You can either choose to walk enjoying the beauty around you or can also opt for the elephant ride. The fort offers a breathtaking view of the city of Jaipur and the pride of Jaipur, Nahargarh fort.
The interesting fact of Nahargarh fort is, it was built for defense purposes but was never attacked and all the armors were left unused. The most spectacular part of the palace is Madhavendra Bhawan where 12 identical suites are built for 12 queens. It is said that suites were built in such a way that if King visited any one queen, others won’t come to know.
Nahargarh fort is known for the best city view from the terrace, especially during the night when the entire city lits up.
Panna Meena ka kund
Panna Meena ka Kund is the best-restored step well or Baori in Jaipur. It is located right in the middle of the city and is just opposite Amber Fort. It is quite an offbeat and must-visit destination while visiting Amber Fort.
Jagat Shromani Temple
While visiting Panna Meena ka Kund, I saw this beautiful ancient temple right on the roadside. I couldn’t resist but visit the temple from inside. The temple is quite old and architecturally picturesque from inside. I never read about this place online anywhere on the list of best places to visit in Jaipur, so I was glad I found an offbeat place to explore. Check details here.
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