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Jaipur, Rajasthan Top Things to Do

Jaipur is a UNESCO world heritage site in Rajasthan, the desert capital and “Pink City” and part of the famous tourist circuit of the Golden Triangle (along with Delhi and Agra). The well-maintained town’s palaces and forts are the top attractions, with intricate architecture that represents their royal legacy. The recently added numerous cool shops, restaurants, cafes and innovative spaces have made the city trendy as well. Please read to learn about Jaipur’s best offers.

Take an Off-Beat Tour of Jaipur

Fancy zip on an electric Segway around Jaipur? Or go sightseeing on a conventional, restored Ambassador vehicle, or a custom e-rickshaw from a low-income household driven by a businesswoman? Maybe you’re the sporty one and want a bike tour around the city? In Jaipur, there are all sorts of off-beat tours. They include Old City attractions, markets, food, and Jaipur by night.

Join an Old City Heritage Walk

Delve into the old town of Jaipur, past its iconic memorabilia on an immersive walking tour through Vedic Walks, in the early morning or evening. You can visit artisan societies, such as bracelets, metal workers, gemstone shops, ancient temples, a traditional Ayurvedic clinic, and ancient stables that are transformed into a market according to the tour you select. The tours will begin at 9 a.m. And at 4 p.m., and run for two hours and a half. Another choice is this informative Temple and Haveli’s Virasat Walking Tour. Some of the little known architectural wonders and customs of local communities are discovered here in the Old City.

Have an Encounter with Royalty

As part of the new capital of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II constructed the City Palace. It was finished in 1732 and has a wide courtyard complex. In graceful Chandra Mahal, the royal family still lives there. The various parts of the palace according to the type of ticket purchased are available to the public. Composite tickets for Regular City Palace cost Indians 300 rupees and foreigners 700 rupees. The courtyards, galleries, Fort Jaigarh, and royal cenotaphs are open to these. As part of the new capital of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II constructed the City Palace. It was finished in 1732 and has a wide courtyard complex. In graceful Chandra Mahal, the royal family still lives there. The various parts of the palace according to the type of ticket purchased are available to the public. Composite tickets for Regular City Palace cost Indians 300 rupees and foreigners 700 rupees. The courtyards, galleries, Fort Jaigarh, and royal cenotaphs are open to these.

Go Behind the Iconic Wind Palace

Probably Jaipur’s most photographed building is the elaborate façade of the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). In 1799 it was designed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as an expansion of the City Palace’s women’s districts so the Royal Women could look through the main street below, but not be noticed. The wind was blowing through the shutters, which called the palace. However, most of them are now sealed to secure them. From the entrance on the back, you can go into the Hawa Mahal. The Rajasthan Department of Archaeology & Museums provides government composite tickets that cost 300 rupees for Indians and 1,000 rupees for foreigners. These two-day tickets include Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Albert Hall Museum. They are also valid for two days. The entry fee for the Indians otherwise amounts to 50 rupees and for the foreign national to 200 rupees. The Hawa Mahal is open from 9 am every day. Towards 4:30 p.m. Find out more in the Hawa Mahal’s main guide.

Learn About Astronomy

In reality, a set of astrological instruments is Jantar Mantar’s fascinating structures. Everyone has an astronomical specialty, for example, time calculation, eclipse prediction, and stars traceability. The most stunning is the giant sundial of Samrat Yantra. At a height of 90 feet, the shadow changes approximately every minute the width of a human hand. It’s a deep example of how fast time really goes!. It is one of five such astronomical observatories constructed by renowned mathematician and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It was finished in 1738 and is situated next to the Old Town City City Palace. The admission fee is 50 rupees for Indians and 200 rupees for foreigners for those who do not have a government-composed ticket.

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