Visiting the Pink City – is a beautiful Rajasthan city with an extremely rich heritage. Also called the Pink City, Jaipur is a beautiful city with lots to see.
Here we discuss the selected for you the top things to see if you have limited time to visit the city.
The Amber Fort (also called Amer Fort ) is located about fifteen kilometers from the city of Jaipur . It is a fort dating from the 16th century classified World Heritage by UNESCO. Its exterior architecture is as impressive as its interior decorations. The price of the visit is 500 rupees and recommend to visit this monument rather in the morning to avoid high temperatures and tourists. Also check out the Palace on Wheels fare for peak and lean season.
Royal Gaitor Tumbas
The Royal Gaitor Tumbas is a set of marble cenotaphs of Maharajas from the Jaipur region . You really suggest you to visit this place, on the one hand because it is really sublime and out of time, but also because it is very little visited by tourists and the entrance is only 50 rupees.
The Hawa Mahal is a Rajput architecture building dating from the 18th century with a facade composed of hundreds of windows and balconies. If you want to save some time, you can do without visiting the interior of the Hawa Mahal which is not essential. You can take the opportunity to wander around the palace in the streets of the pink city.
Albert hall Museum
The Albert Hall Museum is an Anglo-Indian building named after King Edward Vll . Quite frankly, it’s mostly his architecture that is remarkable, and you’ll probably be able to visit the interior, but his visit is still very rewarding. It will cost 300 rupees and you can also take a pass combining the visit of several monuments of the city.
If you want to spend an unforgettable moment, then we can only strongly advise you to spend half a day at the Elefantastic Elephant Farm . You can paint, feed, caress and wash elephants in nature and enjoy a special and unique moment!
Temple of Hanuman
If you still have a little time after all this, we advise you to visit these few additional monuments that will only take a few moments. The temple of Hanuman is located at the top of a hill and is dedicated to several deities: Kali, Ram, Sita, Ganesh but also Hanuman whose colossal statue adorns the frontage majestically. You can stop there to make a spiritual break, admire this amazing statue, and drink a little water in exchange for a few rupees as an offering, it’s good for karma!
The Water Palace is a beautiful palace seeming to float in the middle of the waters. Unfortunately he does not visit, but you can still stop to admire. Just opposite, there is also a museum with the beautiful exterior architecture: the Shree Sanjay Sharma (400 rupees of entrance fee), that said you can hide his visit which is a bit boring, especially if your guide to a fort accent that makes it difficult to understand.
The Raj Mandir Cinema
Finally to finish your visit, we have selected a break at the famous Raj Mandir cinema . If you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an Indian cinema, this is the place to go, preferring if possible a Bollywood movie and not just an Indian movie. The only 1200-seat theater is the largest in Asia and will immerse you in an atmosphere not to be missed. However, remember to buy your tickets in advance or soon enough to avoid endless queues.
Must check out the iconic route map of Palace on Wheels train before planning your trip to India.