Jaipur, India, planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, was the country’s first planned city. Known for its coloured gems, it combines historical charm with urban advantages. The city’s iconic pink hue, symbolizing hospitality, dates back to the 1876 visit by the Prince of Wales. Against the backdrop of Nahargarh, Jaigarh forts, and Garh Ganesh Temple, Jaipur stands majestically. Founded in 1727 by Raja Jai Singh II, it replaced Amber as the capital due to population growth and water scarcity. The city’s construction followed Vastu Shastra principles. In this article, we will provide you with a list of 10 Jaipur tourist places to visit.

Our Golden Triangle India tour takes you to three incredible places: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. In Delhi, you’ll see busy streets. In Agra, you’ll visit the beautiful Taj Mahal. And in Jaipur, you’ll see grand palaces and forts. You can explore famous places, and colourful markets, and try yummy food in each city. In this blog post, we will explore the top 10 best places to visit in Jaipur.

Amer Fort

Amer Fort, one of the top Jaipur tourist places to visit, stands on a hill about 11 km from the city. Built with pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, the fort comprises four main sections with courtyards. Visitors enter through Suraj Pol or Chand Pol into the Jaleb Chowk, the main courtyard. The fort houses the King’s quarters, the zenana, gardens, temples, and more. Notable attractions include the Diwan-e-aam, mandir, and Sheesh Mahal. The fort also features underground tunnels connecting it to Jaigarh Fort, with some sections open to the public. The Amer Fort showcases Rajasthani architecture and offers a captivating light and sound show detailing its history.

City Palace

The City Palace Complex in Jaipur, conceived and built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is a stunning blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It still serves as the residence for the last ruling royal family. The complex includes the Mubarak Mahal, now housing the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, featuring a unique collection of royal costumes, shawls, saris, and more. The Maharani’s Palace showcases well-preserved Rajput weaponry from different eras and features beautifully maintained painted ceilings.

Jantar Mantar

Jaipur’s founder, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, constructed five astronomical observatories, the greatest of which is Jantar Mantar, now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has sixteen geometric instruments that are intended to track celestial bodies, measure time, and chart the planets’ orbits around the sun. Additionally, it is home to the Interpretation Centre, which educates visitors on the chronology and operating principles of the observatory.

Hawa Mahal

Built-in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, was a summer retreat for the royal family and allowed the ladies to observe daily life without being seen. This unique five-story structure combines Hindu and Islamic architecture, and its exterior features small latticed windows that resemble Lord Krishna’s crown. The windows act as natural air conditioners, cooling the palace during summer. Made of pink sandstone, it’s an iconic landmark in Jaipur. While its magnificence is visible from the outside, visitors can also climb to the top for a splendid view. The Mahal is now maintained by the Archaeological Department of the Government of Rajasthan and hosts an archaeological museum in its courtyard.

Albert Hall Museum

The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, also known as the Government Central Museum, draws its name and design inspiration from The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, it’s a remarkable Indo-Sarcenic architectural masterpiece, with the foundation stone laid by the Prince of Wales in 1876. The museum features a diverse collection of artifacts, including metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, sculptures, weapons, natural stones, ivory goods, and miniature paintings from various schools of art in Rajasthan. It is situated at the center of Ram Niwas Garden.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort, located in the Aravalli Hills near Jaipur, was built in 1734 during Jai Singh’s reign and expanded in 1868. Named the “abode of tigers,” it served as a protective barrier for Jaipur. The fort includes Madhavendra Bhawan, a summer retreat for the royal family with 12 boudoirs for the queens, all connected by mural-adorned corridors. The palace is a popular destination for local picnickers, and it offers a stunning view of Jaipur when illuminated at night.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort, situated approximately 15 kilometers from Jaipur, was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century. Nestled amidst rocky, arid hills, the fort maintains its imposing citadel appearance. A notable attraction at the fort is the world’s largest cannon, Jaiban.

Birla Temple

The Birla Temple, officially known as the Lakshmi-Narayan Temple, stands at the base of Moti Dungari in Jaipur. Built by the Birla family in 1988, this modern white marble temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and Goddess Lakshmi. It features intricate carvings, sculptures, and a unique design with three domes representing India’s diverse religions. The temple is beautifully illuminated at night. Additionally, the complex houses a museum displaying the Birla family’s historical belongings.


Galtaji is an ancient pilgrimage center in Jaipur known for its temples, pavilions, and holy kunds (natural springs and water tanks). One of the prominent sites within Galtaji is the Ramgopalji Temple, popularly known as the “Monkey Temple” due to the resident monkey population. The area features a lush green landscape and is home to chattering monkeys, creating a delightful atmosphere. Atop a hill, there is a small temple dedicated to the sun god, Surya Mandir, constructed by Diwan Kriparam. This temple’s visibility from various parts of the city makes it a notable landmark.

Jaipur Wax Museum

The Jaipur Wax Museum is located within Nahargarh Fort, offering a captivating experience with over 30 lifelike wax statues of renowned personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, and Michael Jackson. Developed by Entertainment 7 Ventures Pvt Ltd, the museum provides detailed backdrops and sets for an immersive experience. It also showcases the 10-foot-long Bullet, Gati Gamini, a signature Rajasthan Tourism Motorbike. The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6.30 pm, with ticket prices of Rs 500 for Indian visitors and Rs 700 for international travelers.

Jaipur International Airport, also known as Sanganer Airport, offers domestic flight connections to and from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, as well as international flights to destinations such as Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, and Bangkok. Traveling by road is convenient, with AC and Deluxe bus services from major cities in Rajasthan. Jaipur is well-connected by rail to major cities across India, including Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Kolkata, and many more.

With our Golden Triangle India tour packages, you can visit Jaipur and witness its delightful journey through a city that seamlessly blends its royal history with modern charm. Each of these 10 tourist places offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this magnificent destination, leaving you with cherished memories that will linger long after your trip.