Jaipur is famously known as the pink City of India. As the city bustles with the ancient grandeur architecture, it is also the home to various modern tourist attractions that can make your holiday worthwhile. If you want to get away from the busy life and enjoy fine architecture and peaceful beauty then the pink city is the best choice for a travel destination in India.
When you are deciding a travel destination you would also need to figure out the accommodations you would be using. One of the best places to stay while you are visiting Jaipur would be Holiday inn Jaipur City centre. They offer the most luxurious hospitality at most affordable prices. With rooms available of various styles and architecture, they are one of the best options to choose from while you are looking for a good accommodation in the pink City.
When should you visit Jaipur?
Jaipur is in the state of Rajasthan which is one of the hottest states in India. It is not advisable to visit the city during summer season as the temperatures would be off the roof. The best time to visit Jaipur would be during the winter season. The months from November to February are probably the best time to enjoy the beauty of this city. Even though it is winter, you should expect a warm climate rather than chilly weather. From April onwards the weather would start picking up on the temperature charts.
What are the best places to visit in Jaipur?
There are many tourist attractions and beautiful monuments to visit in Jaipur. Some of them are as follows:
Nahargarh fort sits on the crown position of Jaipur. From this beautifully built fort you can see a panoramic view of the whole city. It was built by the great king Jai Singh II as the Sudarshangarh fort. Later on it was renamed as the ‘abode of tigers’ or the nahargarh fort. This fort has century-old architecture and still stands strong to this day. It is located on the outskirts of Krishnanagar in brahmapuri. It can be visited from 9:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening. The fare is also comparatively cheap and affordable for everyone.
The Amber fort is situated on the rocky Aravali hills. It is one of the most picturesque forts existing in Jaipur. Beautiful built with red sandstone and white marble, it is unparalleled in its beauty. The fort was originally given foundation by Raja Mansingh I and was later on completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh. The architecture of Amber fort is simply marvelous. It houses the famous ‘palace of mirrors’ where the halls are decorated with numerous mirror tiles. Whenever a ray of light falls on these walls, the whole passage lights up marvellously. The fort is in Devisinghpura, Amer and can be visited from 8:00 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening.
Hawa Mahal is by far one of the most popular destinations in India. If you are visiting Jaipur then you must visit hawa Mahal. This palace is also known as the ‘palace of the breeze’. No matter what the season or time of the year it is, the palace always has a cool breeze inside it. Amidst the hot weather of Jaipur, this cool and breezy palace was the favourite place for spending summer seasons among the royal rajput families. Another purpose for the palace was to create the intricate jharokhas for the royal ladies. The jharokhas or latticed windows were designed in such a way that the royal ladies could see the outside world clearly but the outsiders could not peep inside the palace. This palace is not only beautiful but also a masterpiece in the architectural world. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1798, it is held in high regard even to this day. You can visit this palace from 9 a.m. in the morning until 4:30 in the evening.
The water palace, more commonly known as the Jal Mahal, is one of the most classic examples of Rajputana architecture. As the name suggests, the palace is situated in the middle of the Man Sagar lake. It is actually a 5 storey building of which 4 storeys stay under water when the lake is filled. Built with red sandstone and excellent craftsmanship, the palace stands out among all the other architectural work done during that era. It is believed that jal Mahal takes inspiration from Mughal architecture as well and incorporates the fine intricacies from the Mughal palaces. The water palace is home to various migratory birds and is an excellent place to visit during hot summers. You can visit the palace from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening.
Declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, jantar mantar is actually a huge scientific instrument to study astronomical space. This monument was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who was dedicated towards the development of science and astronomy in his time. The jantar mantar has several geometric devices that were used to study astronomical elements such as measurement of time, production of eclipses, tracking the location of stars and the movement of earth around the sun. The Samrat yantra situated in this observatory was used to predict time by the ruler himself. Samrat yantra is the largest sundial in the whole world. You can visit this enormous observatory from 9:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the evening.
There are many more places you can visit in Jaipur such as Jaigarh Fort, Choki Dhani, Albert hall museum, City museum and much more. The beauty of the pink City can be best explored when you are relaxed and are accommodated well. One of the top hotels in the city would be the Holiday inn Jaipur City centre. You can fully enjoy your trip while you stay in this fantastic hotel.