Ideal Trip Duration: 2-3 Days

Base Station: Jaipur

Nearest City to Jaipur: Jaipur

Best Time to Visit Jaipur: November to March

Peak Season: December to January

State: Rajasthan | District: Jaipur

Jaipur Weather: Summer: Maximum - 45°C and Minimum - 19°C
Winter: Maximum - 21°C and Minimum - 5°C

At a distance of 268 km from Delhi, 240 km from Agra, 511 km from Chandigarh, 652 km from Ahmedabad, 612 km from Bhopal and 590 km from Lucknow, Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. It is the 10th most populous city in India. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism. It is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur.

Jaipur is also among the best weekend getaways from Delhi & Noida for a 2 day trip. The city of Jaipur was founded on 18th November 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, when he planned to shift his capital from Amer. It is believed that Jaipur was India's first planned city and was planned according to the vastushastra. The architect of Jaipur was Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, an architect from Bengal. The construction of the city began in 1727 and took four years to complete the major roads, offices and palaces. The city was divided into nine blocks, two of which contained the state buildings and palaces, with the remaining seven allotted to residents of the city. Huge ramparts were built around the city, pierced by seven fortified gates.

Jaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its rich heritage and culture. Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort etc. are the important monuments in Jaipur. Adventure activities like paragliding, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, camel riding and others can also be done here. Bairath, Karauli, Ranthambore National Park and Bagru are the nearest attractions.

Jaipur is also famous for its beautiful jewellery, fabrics, shoes also known as mojari and spacious gardens. The city is also well known for its fairs and fests that are held on grand scale. The major festivals include Kite Festival, Camel Festival, Teej, Gangaur and Elephant Festival. The city witnesses large number of tourists during these festivals.

Jaipur is well connected by road, rail and air to major destinations in India. Jaipur International Airport or Sanganer Airport is situated 13 km from the city. The airport is served by flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Jaipur Junction Railway Station is well connected by trains with Delhi, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Bikaner, Howrah, Gorakhpur, Agra, Patna, Ranchi, Dehradun, Okha, Haridwar, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Amritsar, Varanasi, Guwahati, Pune, Bhopal, Kochi, Jammu Tawi, Chennai, Kolkata, Allahabad and Vizag. Sindhi Camp Bus Station is the main bus station which has direct buses from Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Bhopal.

The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March.

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HOW TO REACH JAIPUR


By Air

Nearest Airport: Jaipur - Jaipur International Airport (13 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Jaipur Junction Railway Station (0 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Sindhi Camp Bus Station (2 Kms)

32 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN JAIPUR


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jantar Mantar is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. It is one of the top places to visit in Jaipur City. This monument is the largest of the five astronomical observatories present in India. The other four astronomical observatories are located at Delhi, Varanasi, Mathura and Ujjain. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Jantar Mantar was built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1738 AD. The name is derived from jantar means yantra and mantar means calculation. The Jaipur observatory was functional for seven years only, as the Maharaja was not very successful in deriving accurate, astronomical observations. It was later restored in the year 1901 and was declared as a national monument in the year 1948.

The monument features masonry, .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, City Palace is a beautiful palace complex situated in the heart of Jaipur City. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachhwa Rajput clan. Part of the palace current houses a museum, though major part is still a royal residence. It is one of the most visit Jaipur tourist places.

City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He planned and built the outer walls and later additions were made by successive rulers till the end of 20th century. The City Palace reflects Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles although it was designed according to Vaastushastra. The Palace is laid in a grid pattern with wide avenues and is surrounded by large walls on all sides. It is a unique and remarkable complex of several palaces, pavilions, gardens .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple located at the base of Moti Dongri Hill in Jaipur. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. It is one of the major places to visit in Jaipur.

This marvelous temple was built during the year 1988 by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. According to history, the Birla temple was built on the land given to the Birla family by the Maharaja.

The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan) and his consort Lakshmi. The images of Lakshmi and Narayan attract the attention, being made out from one piece of marble. Standing on a raised platform, Birla Temple is made out with the premium quality of white marble. The temple looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. The three huge domes of the temple represent three different approaches to the religion. The temple has lavish green gardens all around.

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Historical & Heritage | Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Albert Hall Museum is a museum situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite new gate in Jaipur. It is one of the popular places for sightseeing in Jaipur city. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State Museum of Rajasthan.

The Hall was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876 and it was completed in 1887. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and was opened as public museum in 1887. It is also called the Government Central Museum. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur and included as part of the new Ram Niwas Garden.

It is a fine example of Indo-European architecture. The design of the .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 9 km from Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. It is one of the best forts in Rajasthan and among the best places to visit in Jaipur city.

Nahargarh Fort was built in 1734 by Sawai Jan Singh II, as a retreat place. The fortification walls extended over the surrounding hills connected Nahargarh Fort to Jaigarh Fort. Along with Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort, it once formed a strong defence for Jaipur. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means abode of tigers. It is believed that the development of this fort was obstructed by the spirit of a Rathore ruler, Nahar Singh Bhomia. However, the spirit was pacified when a temple dedicated to him was built inside the fort. Later it was redesigned in 1868 by Sawai Ram Singh. This fort has huge walls and bastions that were .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Hawa Mahal is one of the prime tourist places to visit in Jaipur city. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace and extends to the Zenana (women's) chambers. Hawa Mahal is often represented in promotion of Jaipur Tourism.

The renowned Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as a continuation to the stunning City Palace. The main architect of this palace is Lal Chand Ustad and the palace is believed to have been constructed in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu God.

Hawa Mahal was built in Rajputana architectural style. The palace is constructed of beautiful red and pink sandstone and it looks like a five storeyed Pyramid. The palace stands on a podium which is fifty feet high from base. Its unique five-storey exterior has 953 small windows called jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. The original .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 13 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Amer Fort or Amber Fort is located in Amer near Jaipur. This heritage site is one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan and among the most visited Jaipur tourist places. Amber Fort is popularly represented in promotion of Jaipur Tourism.

Amber was founded by the Meenas in 967 AD and they dedicated the town to Amba, the Mother Goddess. Around 1037 AD, Amber was conquered by Kachhawa Rajputs and ruled it from the 11th to the 18th century, until the capital was moved from Amer to Jaipur. The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 AD and it was further expanded by successive rulers. Man Singh was one of the trusted generals of Emperor Akbar and one among the Navaratnas of his court. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. Later in 1727 AD, Sawai Jai Singh II moved the capital from Amber to Jaipur.

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Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 1 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, SRC Museum of Indology is a private museum located at Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in Jaipur.

The museum was constructed by Ram Charan Sharma in the year 1960. The museum houses a treasure trove of rare and priceless private collection which includes folk-art objects and other valuables including a manuscript penned down by Aurangzeb, a 200-year-old mirror work swing from Bikaner and a glass bed built for a queen. The colorful dyed textiles from various parts of the globe add worth to the collection of this museum.

The collection of Acharya Ram Charan Sharma Vyakul involves thousands of items of different themes. The collections are divided into 18 sections. A huge collection of paintings done on different media including cloth, skin, glass, paper, wood and ivory using water colour, lacquer and oil paint. These paintings have diverse subjects ranging from pictures of kings, nobles and saints, stories from the epics Ramayana, .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 4 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, The Statue Circle, also known as Sawai Jai Singh Circle, is a historical landmark in Jaipur.

Situated in the middle of a busy intersecting road, Statue Circle is reminiscent of the rich history of Jaipur. It was built as a tribute to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of the city. The Statue Circle got its name from the majestic statue of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II that it holds. The statue is made of white marble and illustrates the Maharaja holding an astrological diagram depicting Maharaja's love for astrology.

This memorial is beautifully decorated with brilliant lightings and multi-colored fountains which illuminate the place in the evenings.


Park

At a distance of 4 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Central Park is located in the heart of Jaipur city near the Statue Circle and Dr. Ambedkar Statue.

Central Park was constructed by Jaipur Development Authority in 2006 and inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje. It is considered to be the largest park of Jaipur, which houses a big garden, Rambagh Polo Ground and the Rambagh Golf Club. Central Park Garden also has a long 5 km jogging and walking track.

Central park also has tallest flag post of the country with a height of 206 feet. The flag post has a large flag of 28 feet wide and 72 feet in length. This national flag looks magnificent when high voltage light falls on it at night time.

The Park is also a bird watchers paradise as a number of migratory and native birds visit it round the year. Musical fountain and stone figures are some of the other attractions of the park. There are around 13 stone figures in this park which .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Sargasuli Tower or Isar Lat is situated near the Tripolia Gate of City Palace in Jaipur. Sargasuli Tower is known as Tower of Heaven. It was built in 1749 by King Ishwari Singh after his victory over Raja Madho Singh. This tower has been constructed following the rules of Vaastushaastra. It also severed as a watch tower for the palace.

The Sargasuli Tower is the tallest historical building in Jaipur. This seven story minaret was based on Qutub Minar and Kirti Stambha of Chittaurgarh. The dividers of the tower are composed in superb cross section work which offers air and light to the whole structure. The entry of the tower is through a small door, entering by which visitors can see a beautiful round gallery that spirals upwards towards the mouth of the building. Every floor of Sargasuli Tower has a door which opens up towards a balcony. This tower provides visitors with the breath taking 360 degrees panoramic view of Jaipur .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Amar Jawan Jyoti is a memorial situated in Vidhyut Nagar near Taj Ram Bagh Garden in Jaipur. The memorial was built to honor the bravery of Jaipur's legendary martyrs and soldiers.

This memorial is also known as flame of the immortal soldiers and the architecture resembles India Gate. It was created in the agitation of the 'Liberation of Bangladesh' in the year 1971. The key objective of establishing Amar Jawan Jyoti is to memorialize the Indian soldiers who died in order to protect the nation. Amar Jawan Jyoti was installed by the prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi in the year 1972.

It is a black marble pedestal with an upturned rifle. The key attraction of Amar Jawan Jyoti is that at the four corners of the structure, there are torches that always burn. This place is usually flocked by locals and tourists, as this structure is beautifully lit up during the evening.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Moti Dungri Temple is a famous pilgrimage site in Jaipur situated close to the entrance of popular Birla Temple in the heart of Jaipur City. The temple is situated at the foothill of a beautiful hilltop palace, called the Moti Dungri Palace.

The Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple was constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in 1761. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur. According to the legend, King of Mewar was returning back to his palace from a long journey and was carrying a colossal Ganesh idol on a bullock cart. It is said that the king wanted to build a temple and had decided to consecrate the idol of Lord Ganesh wherever the bullock cart halted the first time. The bullock cart stopped at the foot of the Moti Dungri hills, where the present temple was built.

Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the temple consists of three domes. The idol of Lord Ganesh is in a sitting posture and the trunk is towards the left, .....


Wildlife

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jaipur Zoo is one of the most popular zoological parks in India, situated in Ram Niwas Gardens of Jaipur. The zoo is part of conservation breeding programs of the Central Zoo Authority and Government of Rajasthan for the ghariyal, cheetal and crocodile. A trip to the Zoo is one of the popular things to do in Jaipur city.

The zoo was opened in 1877 and is located near to the Albert Hall Museum. The Zoo is divided into two parts, the Animal Section and the Bird Section along with reptiles. One can spot more than 70 species of animals, birds and reptiles. The animal section accommodates a number of animal species like Lions, leopards, tigers, white tigers and panthers. One can also spot hyenas, alligators, tortoises, jackals, foxes, bears, and a diversity of deer. The zoo is also the residence of some multicolored species of birds that comprise geese, ducks, babbling lorry, white peacock, pheasant, swans, storks, parrots, love .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, The Rambagh Palace is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a hotel, located on Bhawani Singh Road in Jaipur. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in Jaipur.

The first building on the site was a garden house built in 1835 for the nurse of prince Ram Singh II. In 1887, during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, it was converted into a modest royal hunting lodge as it was surrounded by thick forests at that time. In the early 20th century; it was expanded into a palace with the designs of Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. Maharajah Sawai Man Singh II made Rambagh his principal residence and added a number of royal suites in 1931. After India became independent and the princely states united, the Palace became the Government House and finally converted as India's first palace hotel in 1957.

Rambagh Palace presents a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The palace and landscaped gardens are spread .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Akshardham Temple is located at Vaishali Nagar in Jaipur. This temple is one of the popular tourist attractions of Jaipur.

Dedicated to Swami Narayan, Akshardham Temple was founded by Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sansthan. There temple houses Hari Mandapam where one can find a 7 feet Gold-leafed Murti of Lord Swaminarayan. The statue of Lord Narayan is ornamented by silver and gold ornaments. Vibhuti Mandapam which is the revelations of the Lord exhibits exquisite-lit brass lotuses. Prasadi Mandapam shows the holy relics of Lord Swaminarayan.

The temple also has two small shrines around it that encompasses the statue of Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna and Shiva Parvati. The walls of the temple are covered with beautiful paintings, sculptures, carvings and mantras that motivate the visitors and fill them with faith and positive energy. The Akshardham Temple is the treasure of tranquility and it enlightens .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 7 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 7 km from Amer Fort, Maharaja ki Chhatri, also known as Gaitor Tombs are located in the walled city area named Brahmpuri at the foothills of Nahargarh Fort on Jaipur-Amer road. Gaitor is the cremation ground of the Royal Maharajas of Rajasthan.

It is believed that the word Gaitor is the mispronunciation form of Gaye ka Thor that means the resting place of the departed souls. Royal cenotaphs are built over the cremation site. The carving on each cenotaph is a reflection of the taste of the respective Maharajas.

These cenotaphs are a perfect collaboration of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The cenotaphs at Gaitor are in the form of open pavilions along with ornate domes that are supported by intricately sculpted pillars. The decor and profusion of each Chattri shows the stature and mastery of a particular king. Maharajas Pratap Singh, Madho Singh II and Jai Singh II, among others, are honoured here. The cenotaph .....


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 7 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Govind Devji Temple is situated in the City Palace complex, between the Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal in Jaipur. It is one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Jaipur. It is also among the popular Jaipur places to visit.

This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. The idol of the deity was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II and placed it in the City Palace complex of Jaipur. After the demise of Jai Singh, the temple was built by the king, Sawai Pratap Singh II.

The temple is dedicated to Govind Devji, which is the other name of Lord Krishna. Govind Dev Ji was the principal deity of Amber's Kachhawa Dynasty. According to Hindu mythology, Bajranabh is the great grandson of the Lord Krishna, who sculpted the idol of Govind Dev Ji.

The temple was built in Western, Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and inside the temple one can see .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 7 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Garh Ganesh Temple is an ancient temple located on the hills near Gaitor in the city of Jaipur. Garh Ganesh Temple is the most famous Ganesh Temple of Jaipur city.

The temple was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh I when he performed the Ashwamedha Yagna before the establishment of Jaipur. He made the shrine and placed the statue of Lord Ganesh before laying the foundation stone of Jaipur. He also kept the statue in such a way that Maharaja can see the statue with the help of binoculars from Chandra Mahal of City Palace in Jaipur.

In this temple, Lord Ganesh can be seen as child Ganesha - Vigra Purushakriti (without trunk).The main deity idol is beautifully decorated with gold and silver ornaments. The statues of his wives Ridhi - Sidhi, two sons Subh-Labh and his vehicle Mooshik can also be seen in the temple. This beautiful temple is surrounded by the serene hills and greenery. The temple located on a hilltop which .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 9 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Maharani Ki Chhatri Complex is situated on the Amber Road just before the Ramgarh road crossing close to the Jal Mahal in Jaipur.

Maharani ki Chhatri is basically a funeral area for the Royal ladies or Maharanis of Jaipur. It is famous for its magnificent cenotaphs which were built in the memory of various ladies of the Royal families. These beautiful and grand cenotaphs are the symbol of the status and importance of women in the royal family.

These cenotaphs are artistically carved with beautiful royal chhatris. Each Chhatri is very beautifully carved and it clearly reflects the taste of the women in whose memory it has been constructed. Some of them are built with marble whereas some used local stone. Some of the Cenotaphs were unfinished here. The reason being that if the queen died before her king, only then her Cenotaph will be completed with the roof structure. But in opposite case, her Cenotaph will remain .....


Park

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 3 km from Amer Fort, Kanak Vrindavan is a garden located on the way to the Amer Fort at the bottom of the Nahargarh hill in Jaipur. It is situated close to the Jal Mahal lake bed and is one of the well know tourist places in Jaipur city.

The Kanak Vrindavan Complex was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in 18th century. This beautiful garden is surrounded by the Aravalli hills and often said to resemble the Vrindavan; the place where Lord Krishna enjoyed the Maha Raas Leelas with Gopikas. It was built for entertainment and recreation of King and Queen.

The Garden sprawls across a massive expanse and houses an ornate beige stone temple with imposing marble columns and intricate lattice windows. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is known as Govind Deoji Temple. The temple garbha griha is decorated with delicate art work. There is 1.3 m tall black marble statue of Krishna and brass Radharani, as .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji is an ancient temple situated at Laxman Dungri in Jaipur. This temple is considered to be one of the famous temples in Jaipur.

Khole Ke Hanuman ji in Jaipur is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. The inner sanctum of the temple is quite large and can accommodate 500 devotees. The temple is situated on a hillock and devotees have to walk around 1 km to reach the temple. The temple has an attractive entrance archway. The temple is known for its magical power and it is believed that the wishes of the devotees are always fulfilled.

The natural view of Aravali hill is magnificent from the temple and surrounding places. Large number of tourists visit this place to witness sunset and sunrise from this place. There is also a separate temple for Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva.

Timings: 6 AM to 8.30 PM


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 8 km from Amer Fort, Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Jaipur. The lake used to be a bird watcher's paradise in the past and was a favorite ground for the Rajput kings of Jaipur for royal duck shooting parties during picnics.

Jal Mahal was built in 18th century by Sawai Madho Singh I. Jal Mahal was constructed for serving the purpose of a summer resort for his family and guests. The palace was renovated and expanded in the 18th century by Madho Singh II. The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. It provides a picturesque view of the lake from the Man Sagar Dam and the surrounding Nahargarh hills. The palace was built using red sandstone. It is a five storied building out of which four floors remain under water when the lake is full and the .....


Park

At a distance of 13 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jawahar Circle Garden is situated along Malviya Nagar near Sanganer Airport on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in Jaipur. The garden is honored as the largest circular park in Asia.

The garden was created in 2009 by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA). The diameter of the circle is 452 m and the circumference measures 1420 m. It took around 17 crores to complete the construction of this garden. The JDA also handled the civil and horticulture work for this garden. The garden has the parking facility for over 200 cars.

This grand circular park is encompassed by the rose garden. There are several unique features that the park offers including musical fountains, play area, and jogging tracks. One can also enjoy Kiosks here and have fun of beautiful landscaping and lush plantation surrounding the garden. The designs of the jogging tracks are very unique at this garden. For children, there is lots of modern playing equipment.

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Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 13.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, The Jama Masjid of Amber is located near the Amer Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur City. Amber Jama Masjid also known as Akbari Masjid was built by Raja Bharmal on the order of Emperor Akbar in 1569 AD.

The Mosque was built on a slightly raised platform entered through small gateways on three sides. Its rectangular prayer hall on the west, has a magnificent facade of seven arches, the central one is larger than others. The prayer hall is surmounted by three large domes along with an inverted lotus. The courtyard in front of the mosque has an ablution tank. Four high minars built on the corners enhance its beauty. Interior of domes were decorated with geometric designs and paintings.


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 14 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 1 km from Amer Fort, Panna Meena Ka Kund is an eight storey step well located close to Jaipur-Amer road near the Anokhi Museum.

Also known as Panna Mian Ki Baoli, the step well was built in sixteenth century. It is one of the most visited tourist spots in and around Jaipur. This beautiful well has a unique architecture with criss-cross steps arranged on three sides with small niches created into the walls. The fourth side has a multi-storeyed balcony. The doorways are located at a lower level and one can find octagonal gazebos here which make this place quite attractive. According to the local residents, it is impossible for a person to use the same stairs to get down and go upstairs. It is one of the mysteries of the place and all the tourists visiting here try doing this.

The beauty of the place can be best seen during rainy season. Thousands of the tourists visit this place to explore its beauty and unique .....


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 14 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 1 km from Amer Fort, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is located near Panna Meena ka Kund in Jaipur. It is a popular museum in Jaipur city.

The creation of the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing was the initiative of Founder & Director, Rachel Bracken Singh and her husband Pritam Singh. Pritam's father, John Singh, purchased the dilapidated Chanwar Palkiwalon Mansion in the late 1970s and began a 3 year renovation project in 1989. The preservation project earned a UNESCO award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2000.

Anokhi Museum is a charitable foundation that works with an objective of preserving the traditional customs and works of artisans living in Jaipur. It is a small museum made out of pink sandstone. This foundation provides employment opportunities to several artisans by nurturing their talent and skills.

The three storied museum has on permanent display over a hundred garments and blocks, showcasing .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 14 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, ISKCON Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple is situated in Dholai village, south of Jaipur City. It is one of the famous & most visited temples in Jaipur.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and it is run by the ISKCON society and engaged in spreading Krishna Consciousness. The main idols of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama are three feet tall. The idols are very beautifully decorated and depict the loving bond shared between them. The temple has 52 stained glass windows depicting scenes from puranas.

The main shrine is dedicated to Radha Krishna. ISKCON temple is well known for its beautiful sculptures. The decoration of Radha Krishna with silver and gold jewellery and colorful cloths makes it more attractive.

It is an impressive temple with abundant lush green gardens. A restaurant and a conference hall are also situated inside the complex. Besides prayers and Geeta classes the Temple is engaged in cow protection, .....


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 14 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 500 m from Amer Fort, Srijagat Siromani Temple is one of the oldest temple of Amber town. This temple is dedicated to Meera Bai and Lord Krishna.

Meera Bai is the wife of Mewar king though in childhood she was a great devotee of Lord Krishna and considered him as her husband. This temple was built during1599 - 1608 AD by the queen Kanakwati, wife of king Man Singh I in the memory of her son Jagat Singh.

According to the history, the statue of Lord Krishna in this temple is same statue that Meera Bai used to worship in Mewar. This statue was saved from destruction by rulers of Amer during Mughal war with Mewar and brought safely to Amer.

The temple is a perfect example of Nagara style architecture. It consists of a Sanctum, Vestibule and Mandapa with projecting screen window on either side. The temple stands on a high ornate adhisthana. The three storeyed Garbha griha is crowned by Sikhara. The Mandapa .....


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 14.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Sri Digamber Jain Temple Sanghiji is an ancient temple situated in Sanganer town. It is a popular site of pilgrimage near Jaipur city.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. The temple has fine carvings that are comparable to the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu. This temple was built in several phases, the last phase of this spectacular temple was completed in 10th century AD. Principal deity of this temple is Lord Adinath (Rishabh Dev).

The temple has several high raising Shikharas and the inner sanctum is a stone structure with eight Shikharas. The whole temple is made of red stone with numerous carved images. The temple has seven underground floors that are closed for general visitors. In the midst of underground portion, there is an ancient temple guarded by the Yaksha. It is said that only a Balyati ascetic digamber saint can only enter in it and bring out the Idols of this .....


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At a distance of 15 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and less than 1 km (by walk) from Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort is situated on a cliff called Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravali range. It overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake. This is one of the best forts in Jaipur and also among the famous Jaipur tourist places which is commonly visited from Amber Fort.

The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber Fort and was named after him. Amer was once known as Dhundhar, the old and original fort of Amer was ruled by clan of Meenas and later it was ruled by Kacchwa Rajputs. The Jaigarh fort was actually a defensive structure rather than a palace. Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are connected by underground passages.

The Jaigarh Fort is similar in structural design to the Amer Fort. It has a length of 3 km and width of 1 km. The fort was built with red sandstone. The fort is situated 400 m above Amer .....


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At a distance of 40 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Samode is a town located on the way to Shekhawati in Rajasthan. Samode town is well known for the Samode Palace.

Samode Palace was initially built in the 16th century as a Rajput Fort, but in the early 19th century, under Rawal Berisal, a high ranking noble from Jaipur, it was converted from a fort into an exquisitely designed palace in Rajput and Muslim architectural style. Rawal Sheo Singh, descendent of Rawal Berisal, further expanded the Palace.

Samode Palace is a brilliant example of European, Rajput & Mughal architectural designs. It was built using sandstone at the foot of Aravalli hills with a fortress like setting. The Palace encompasses the Durbar Hall, Sultan Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. The interiors of the palace are composed in the ancient architectural style of Rajasthan: marble floors, intricately ornamented pillars, mosaic walls decorated with old wall paintings. At the entrance gate of the palace is .....

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