Top 10 Attractions In Jaipur For An Unforgettable Trip

OT Staff


Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur blends ancient history with urban advantages. As a critical vertex of the golden triangle with Delhi and Agra, it pulsates as a bustling modern metropolis.


Amber Palace

Located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, Amber (Amer), now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the stronghold of the Kachwahas until Jaipur's establishment. Built by Raja Man Singh I in 1592, the palace showcases stunning red sandstone, white marble, intricate carvings, and mirrors.


City Palace

The City Palace Complex, envisioned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, blends Mughal and Rajput styles. Still inhabited by the royal family, it includes Mubarak Mahal, now a museum exhibiting royal attire, and Maharani's Palace, showcasing ancient weaponry and paintings.


Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds," was crafted in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh. It provided a retreat for royal women to observe life unseen. Its unique design blends Hindu and Islamic architecture, featuring cooling latticed windows.


Albert Hall Museum

Inspired by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the Albert Hall in Ram Niwas Garden embodies the Indo-Saracenic style. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob and laid by the Prince of Wales in 1876, it showcases a diverse array of artefacts.


Nahargarh Fort

Perched atop the Aravalli Hills, Nahargarh Fort, erected in 1734 and expanded in 1868, safeguards Jaipur. Its Madhavendra Bhawan, a royale summer retreat, boasts 12 boudoirs for queens with intricate murals.


Jaigarh Fort

Located 15 kilometres from Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort, erected by Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century amid rugged terrain, preserves its formidable citadel essence. It showcases the world's largest cannon, Jaiban, attracting visitors with its historical allure.


Birla Temple

Situated at Moti Dungari's base, the Birla Temple, or Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, is a modern marvel in south Jaipur. Crafted entirely from white marble by the Birla family in 1988, it honours Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi with stunning carvings and sculptures.


Jal Mahal

Among Jaipur's marvels, the exquisite Jal Mahal, or Lake Palace, captivates with its sand-coloured walls juxtaposed against the waters of Man Sagar Lake. Appearing to float, it enchants tourists with its magnificent presence.



Samode, situated 40 kilometres northwest of Jaipur on the Jaipur-Sikar road, boasts the historic Samode Palace, a 475-year-old masterpiece of Rajput haveli architecture. For a luxurious experience, Samode Bagh offers opulent tent accommodations.


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