Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state and one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the country. The city of Jaipur is a popular travel destinations, widely known for its marvelous and historical royal palaces. The city of Jaipur has a large number of tourist places which you should not forget to visit during your trip in the city state.
Top 10 Tourist Places in Jaipur for Tourism
1. Birla Temple
Birla Temple was built by Birla Group of Industries during the year 1988 at Moti Dungri Foot. It is originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The best time to visit this temple is October to March. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. Despite it is a Hindu temple, it shows figures from all the religion. It has fantastic interior which one must not miss to see.
2. City Palace
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II started the construction of the City Palace in 1729 and completed in 1732. The architectural style of the palace is Shilp Shastra which is an Indian style architecture, plus European style. The City Palace complex includes many other palaces and buildings like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra mahal, Pritam Niwas Chowk, Diwan – I – Khas etc. These are the unique buildings and palaces which are very unique and one must visit it.
3. Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar was built by the King Sawai Jai Singh. Specialty of this place is, it mentions astronomical terms, measurements of time and calendar. This place can be visited by all and can get much knowledge plus you would get an amazing facts information. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Jaipur.
4. Jal Mahal
The meaning of Jal Mahal in English is Water Palace. It is located in the middle of Sagar Lake. The sight is an amazing place. It has an eye popping makeover which one must visit it. It is a wonderful place for weekenders also. It is also one of the most visited tourist places in Jaipur during weekend.
5. Jaipur Zoo
Jaipur Zoo was opened in 1877, which is located near the Albert Hall Museum. It consist of birds and mammals, a perfect place for kids and adult people to enjoy it. It is one of the best tourist places in Jaipur. You should not miss a chance to visit this amazing zoo with your family or friends.
6. Hawa Mahal
The Hawa Mahal was built by the Maharaja Sawai Pratap in 1799. The royal palace is 15 m long. It has a stone curved screen and other things to see. Most of the visitors to not return without seeing this mahal in Jaipur. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Jaipur for all types of tourists.
7. Albert Hall Museum
Albert Hall Museum was opened for public in 1887. It has a rich and huge collection of artifacts like paintings, colourful crystal works, carpets, stones etc. One can get knowledge about ancient culture by visiting this historical museum. It is the perfect place for educational tour for students.
8. Nahargarh Fort
The Nahargarh Fort was built by the Maharaja Sawai Singh in the year 1734. It is situated on the edge of the Aravalli Hills. The fort was used for filming shooting Bollywood movies like ‘Rang De Basanti’ and other south movies due to its rich sight. Sawai Madho Singh built it at a cost of nearly three and a half lakh rupees.
9. Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Swai Mansingh Stadium is one of oldest cricket stadiums in India. The stadium was established in 1969. The stadium was built by Maharaja Savai Mansinh II. The stadium has a capacity of 23,185 viewers at a time.
10. Raj Mandir Cinema
Raj Mandir Cinema was built with streamline modern style, located in Panch Batti. It is the pride of the city of Jaipur. The Raj Mandir Cinema will make you feel like you are the royal guest of a palace and invited for a complete entertainment. It has become one of the most popular tourist places in Jaipur. The cinema is owned by Bhuramal Rajmal Surana , the reputed jewellers of Jaipur since 250 Years.
Article first published on December 25, 2015.