What are the Places to Visit in Jaipur in One Day? Jaunt Monkey Destinations

Places to Visit in Jaipur in One Day: Jaipur is a whole destination to cherish and mesmerize the tourists. This royal city of India, which is popular as the Pink City of India, is one of the heritage destinations in India that offers a heart full of memories to take pleasure from. While Jaipur has numerous spellbinding sights to enjoy, what are the places to visit in Jaipur in one day?

The pink city of India is amazingly captivating to spent a week; there are many places to visit in Jaipur. The capital of Rajasthan is a splendid destination to adore culture, history, and tradition. However, can you visit all these amazing places of Jaipur in one day? Practically speaking, NO. Here’s our list of attractions in the city that you may consider including into your selection of places to visit in Jaipur in one day.

Our Selected Places to Visit in Jaipur in One Day

#1 Amber Fort

There is no other place better than the charismatic Amber Fort, also known as the Amer Fort, to start a city tour of Jaipur. The fort that is located on a hilltop is known for its artistic Hindu style architectural elements. Guarded with a series of gates and gigantic walls, the fort is an exotic location to take a sneak peek into the Rajasthan’s royal history.

The Maota lake with an alluring garden gives an otherwise ragged fort and its surroundings an enticing appearance. The fort that hosts four courtyards (Jalebi Chowk, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, and Queens’ hall) can mesmerize the guests. To get an astonishing experience walk into the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and Sukh Niwas (Cozy Stay) and experience the ancient architectural expertise.

Maota Lake with Kesar Kyari (Saffron Garden) in the front and a majestic view of the great Jaigarh Fort in the rare gives Amer Fort the charm to lure.

Time required to explore: 1 hour to 2 hours

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Photography is allowed inside.

#2 Jaigarh Fort

The gigantic red walls of Jaigarh Fort that stands majestic on the hill of eagles can’t be unnoticed from anywhere in Amer. The long stretch of protection walls and the sky high towers are simply astonishing. Unlike the Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort stood unique with its bright red color.

Jaigarh Fort Jaipur - One of the places to visit in Jaipur in one day
Jaigarh Fort Jaipur

The fort was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II to strengthen the safety of Amber Fort and Amber Palace. The spread and the rough look of the fort makes it among the favorite places to visit in the city when you are on your one day sight tour of Jaipur.

A visit to this fort can give you the history of canon foundries of Rajput and Mughal rulers. The fort hosts a museum which gives you an insight of the weapons used by the kings of past. Though it was never used in a battle, Jaivana – the world’s largest canon on wheels – is also installed in Jaigarh.

You may also hunt for the truth behind the mysterious water tank in the fort, or try the pleasure that the kings used to seek at Lalit Mandir during summer days. However, Jaigarh Fort is a must among the places to visit in Jaipur in one day.

Time required to explore: 1 hour to 1.5 hours

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Photography is allowed inside.

#3 Jaipur City Palace

Exploring Jaipur is incomplete without a visit to the City Palace. The vastness of the city palace in Jaipur accommodates several structures, courtyards, and gardens. However, Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are the two complexes among the many that attracts a majority of tourists.

The palace was built by  Sawai Jai Singh in 1732 (year of completion). This is one of the places in Jaipur where you can experience a fusion of Mughal, Badami Chalukya, and Western Chalukya architecture. While the outer boundary was built by Raja Jai Singh, the interior structures were added by his successors. The palace served as a residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur.

While visiting the City Palace, do not miss out the giant silver jars (silver urns). They have earned their space in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest silver urns in the world.

Time required to explore: 1 hour

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Photography is allowed inside with certain restrictions (In some of the structures, within the palace, photography is prohibited.)

#4 Jantar Mantar

Built in 1734 by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is an astrological wonderment that one must not miss out from the list of places to visit in Jaipur in one day. Jantar Mantar is regarded as the largest stone astronomical observatory on earth.

Centuries old construction of this stone made astronomical observatory is still an engineering marvel to note the position of space objects with naked eyes. The instruments in Jantar Mantar follows three classical celestial coordinates (horizon-zenith local system, the equatorial system and the ecliptic system) to track the position of celestial objects.

The Vrihat Smarat Yantra, which is placed at the center of Jantar Mantar, is often regarded as the largest sundial in the world. Vrihat Smarat Yantra is an equinoctial sundial that can measure time up to the precision of 2 seconds. However, Jantar Mantar is not just about the Smarat Yantra, there are very many instruments that can help you learn astrology and astronomy.

Time required to explore: 1 hour to 2 hours

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Photography is allowed.

#5 Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)

One of the most unique structures in Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal is a five floored palace with a striking pink color. This delicate yet artistic structure was constructed in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh.The palace offered a chance for the royal female members the life of city and the colorful processions. While the queens and other royal members watched the world through the ventilation, the people outside could never get a glimpse of the insiders.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Hawa Mahal

Once again, in Hawa Mahal too, you will see a combination of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The palace, which is one of the most astounding structures in Jaipur, has 953 windows called jharokas. These were same ventilation through which the royal female members used to see the outside world.

Designed like a honeycomb, the palace is built to let breeze pass through the small yet stylishly made windows. The top of the palace gives a spectacular view of Jaipur City Palace and Jantar Mantar to one side and  Sireh Deori Bazaar on the other.

Time required to explore: 0.5 to 1 hour

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Photography is allowed.

#6 Jal Mahal (Water Palace)

Most probably the most unperturbed among the places to visit in Jaipur, is the Jal Mahal, which is roughly translated to English as the Water Palace. Standing gracefully in the midst of the serene waters of the Man Sagar Lake has a lot many untold stories.

Jal Mahal in Jaipur
Jal Mahal in Jaipur

Though the picturesque Jal Mahal appears to have a single floor and its mirror image on the calm waters, the palace boasts of to have another four floors hidden beneath the lake. While some stories say that the palace as a recreational spot for the kings of Jaipur, some narrate it as a place for queens of those days to throw royal parties. However, the palace that once stood over the waters is now mostly under the lake.

There are boats available to sail from the banks of Man Sagar Lake to the palace to get a quick view of the architectural superiority.

Time required to explore: around 1 hour

Visiting hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Photography is allowed.

#7 Tripolia Bazaar and Isarlat

Jaipur is not just about the royal forts and majestic palaces. A visit to Jaipur is incomplete without shopping in Tripolia bazaar. The Isarlat or the 40 feet victory tower that stands upright in Tripolia bazaar is also one of the most popular attractions in Jaipur. With Chhoti Chaupar and Manak Chowk at teh edges of the bazaar, Tripolia also has the shades of Rajasthan’s traditional glamour.

A scene from Tripolia Bazaar in Jaipur
A scene from Tripolia Bazaar

Isarlat or the Victory Tower of Jaipur is a seven floored watchtower that gives a breathtaking view of the whole Jaipur city. Isarlat was constructed by Sawai Ishwari Singh in 1749 to honor a victory in one of the battles.

Time required to explore: less than 1 hour

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Photography is allowed.

While there are a lot many more to explore in and around Jaipur City, I would suggest these 7 major attractions as my selected places to visit in Jaipur in 1 day. This doesn’t mean that I underestimate the value of Nahargarh Fort, Gaitore, Statue Circle, Abhaneri, Galtaji and others which can easily be accessed and visited when you are in Jaipur. However, I will be including all those attractions in our post that explains the places to visit in Jaipur in two days.

 

Author: E Jey

Just a passionate traveler who loves scribbling his expeditions @ www.jauntmonkey.com, www.outonroads.com, and www.blogthatall.com

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