Marvelous age-old forts, huge palaces once inhabited by rulers, elephant rides and colorful fairs, welcome to the wonderful city called Jaipur! Also known as the ‘Pink city’, a name it inherited in 1876 when the entire city was painted pink as a gesture of hospitality for the Prince of Wales, the capital city of Rajasthan carries the traditions and culture of the bygone era forward with much pride. When in Jaipur, you will witness the conventional and the modern integrate seamlessly, with architectural wonders on one side and contemporary elements, such as big multinational offices and food chains on the other. Pretty dynamic, isn’t it?
If you are looking to experience the city at its best, we bring to you an eclectic list of the best places to visit in Jaipur, whether you are traveling with your partner, family or friends.
Places to Visit in Jaipur for Couples
The Pink City has an unmistakable romantic aura about it, making it one of the best places for lovers. Take a stroll through its many palaces and gardens, and you are sure to find a spark in your love life. So, here is to you a list of some of the best places to visit in Jaipur for couples.
1. Jal Mahal
A perfect window into the luxurious life of local maharajas, Jal Mahal, which literally means Water Palace, is located in Man Sagar Lake. This magnificent palace built as a hunting lodge for the Maharajas is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Four storeys of this red sandstone structure are submerged under water, and only the fifth floor is visible against the backdrop of the serene blue waters. Bask in the panoramic view of Jal Mahal with your better half, made better by the scenic Aravalli Range and beautiful birds that migrate to here. The palace looks equally resplendent at night, with multi-colored lights illuminating it. Entry inside the palace is restricted, but you can enjoy its scenic beauty from outside.
Jal Mahal is accessible via Delhi-Jaipur highway, so you can add it to your list of must-visit attractions during the Golden Triangle Tour. While driving down from Delhi, you can also stop at one of the many eateries that dot NH 48 to fuel up for the long trip.
Here’s our blog on the 10 dhabas and restaurants to stop by on Delhi-Jaipur highway to help you out.
Location: Amer Road
Entry Fee: N/A
2. Rambagh Palace
While in Jaipur, what could be the perfect setting for your love story than a stunning palace where luxury meets grandeur? Rambagh Palace, one of the best luxury resorts in Jaipur, fits that bill. Re-established as a five-star property by Taj Hotels, this former dwelling place of the queen’s handmaiden depicts artistic brilliance and opulence in all its measure. There are lush gardens and marble corridors for you and your partner to walk hand-in-hand. With extravagant interiors, comprising four-poster beds, padded headrests, plush carpets and curtain, decorative motifs and panoramic views, the rooms are incredible art pieces in themselves.
Location: Bhawani Singh Road
Entry Fee: N/A
3. Forresta Kitchen and Bar
Food brings people together and kindles romance like no other! That’s why you should be visiting Forresta Kitchen and Bar, one of the best restaurants in Jaipur with your lover for an evening to remember. A forest-themed restaurant, with Jazz music playing in the background, and delicious food make the perfect setting for a romantic dinner date? A popular fine diner in the city, it will leave you spellbound with its stunning atmosphere and great interiors. There are water sprinklers and greenery all around you, which takes you far away from the maddening crowd, letting you soak up the company of the most special person in your life. The Indian, Continental, and Italian delicacies served here will spice up your love by several notches.
Location: Devraj Niwas, MI Road
Timings: 12:00 pm to 01:30 am; every day
Must-try Items: Cocktails, Butter Chicken, Pasta, Jungli Maas
Cost for Two: ₹ 2100 (approx.)
4. 1135 AD
1135 AD is a romantic eatery frequented by couples in the city of palaces. This luxury fine-dining restaurant will give you a truly royal experience with your partner. Its seating is divided into Shahi Aangan, which is an open area, Swarna Mahal, the main restaurant, and Diwan E Khas, which is a boardroom for corporate meetings. The interiors are glamorously set in silver and gold, with the upholstery and furniture improving the charm of this incredible restaurant. 1135 AD plates up some of the finest flavors in North Indian, Rajasthani, and Mughlai cuisines to enrich your romantic dining experience.
Location: Amer Palace
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
Must-try Items: Chicken Tikka, Laal Maans, Salad, Thali
Cost for Two: ₹ 2700 (approx.)
5. Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Symbolizing the eternal love of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and Rani Sisodia Jai Singh, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh was built in 1728. It is one of the most serene places for couples to spend some private time together. Paintings of Radha-Krishna adorn the walls of this beautiful garden. You and your partner will love everything about this place, from the fountains and pavilions to lush green gardens and the galleries.
Location: Ghat Ki Guni, Agra Road
Timings: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 50
Want some more ideas to plan a romantic trip to Jaipur with your special someone? Here’s our Valentine’s Day special blog to help you out.
Places to Visit in Jaipur at Night
Jaipur, like all other cities, takes on a different look and vibe as the sun goes down. During the day, the city might look like a colorful, quaint place with lots of old-world edifices, but as night sets in, it gets all lit up and vibrant. Here are some of the top places to visit in Jaipur at night.
6. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort was used as a summer residence by the Maharajas of Amber. If you want the best view of Jaipur’s skyline, nothing beats the experience from the top of this beautiful fort. The place has been used as the filming location for many popular movies, such as Rang De Basanti and Shuddh Desi Romance because of its amazing view, especially at night.
Location: Krishna Nagar, Brahmapuri
Timings: 10:00 am to 05:30 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 50
7. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal, which literally means Palace of the Winds, is a pink sandstone palace that depicts the aura of the pink city quite beautifully. The five-storey building has 953 jharokhas (windows) boasting detailed latticework. Asper tradition prevalent in those times, it was built for the royal women to observe the happenings in the area without being seen. At night, the palace looks beautiful and you can click some stunning, post-card worthy pictures.
Location: Badi Chowpad, City Palace
Timings: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 50
8. Statue Circle
This age-old landmark was built in honor of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. The name is derived from the magnificent full-length statue of the king which is made of white marble. While here, you can enjoy a stunning view of the statue with sparking lights and multi-colored fountains. A popular night hub in Jaipur thronged by locals and tourists alike, it is also known for the snacks and delicacies sold by local vendors.
Location: Jai Singh Circle, Ashok Nagar
Timings: 24×7; every day
Entry Fee: N/A
9. Amar Jawan Jyoti
Reminding people of thousands of battles lost and won on this land, Amar Jawan Jyoti is a memorial built to salute the courage of Jaipur’s martyrs. You will love admiring this structure shining bright with lights against the night sky. Sit on the stairs and soak in the view of the city as the colors change continuously.
Location: Janpath, Lalkothi
Timings: 24×7; every day
Entry Fee: N/A
10. Jaipur Bar Stock Exchange
In almost every city, there are places where the night is always young, for instance nightclubs and pubs. While in the city of palaces, you should never miss out on visiting Jaipur Bar Stock Exchange. A buzzing night hangout option for the youth, this place offers some of the best deals on food and beverages. You can enjoy local bands performing and a fun nightlife right at this uniquely themed bar as the beer prices here change as per demand, much like a stock exchange; hence the name.
Location: Grand Uniara, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg
Timings: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am; every day
Must-try Items: Long Island Iced Tea, Chicken Skewer, Chef’s Salad, Tapas
Cost for Two: ₹ 1500 (approx.)
Looking to party in the Pink City all night? Here’s our blog on the most popular nightclubs in Jaipur where you can feel the beat and get lost in time.
Places to Visit in Jaipur for Shopping
Shopping is an integral part of every trip, and when in Jaipur, it becomes a must. From colorful bangles, leather products, and gemstones to puppets and souvenirs, you can buy a wide range of things at the shopping places in Jaipur. Here’s a list:
11. Johari Bazaar
One of the most popular and oldest markets in the pink city, Johari Bazaar is every shopaholic’s dream come true! Be prepared to be swooned by an amazing collection of precious gemstones, costume jewelry, bangles, traditional clothes, textiles and a lot more at the famous Johari Bazaar!
Location: Pink City area
Timings: 10:00 to 11:00 pm; all days
Must-buy Items: Kundan jewelry
12. Bapu Bazaar
One of the world’s largest leather markets, Bapu Bazaar is a tourist’s paradise for those looking to purchase great footwear. It is popular for its high-quality leather belts, wallets, lamp sheds, and bags. So, walk around the place, haggle, and shop to your heart’s content.
Timings: 11:00 am to 07:30 pm; all days
Must-buy Items: Camel leather products
13. Tripolia Bazaar
Rajasthan is famous for its lac jewelry, and Tripolia Bazaar is the best place to shop for some good quality lac bangles, apart from which you can buy brassware, ironware, textiles, utensils, furniture, rugs, and carpets. Polish your bargaining skills before visiting this market as the local vendors are used to lowering the originally quoted prices.
Location: Pink City area
Timings: 10:00 am to 07:00 pm; closed on Sundays
Must-buy Items: Lac jewelry, brassware, carpets
14. Nehru Bazaar
Jaipur has no dearth of colorful and peppy markets, and Nehru Bazaar tops the list. Traditional juttis, textiles, trinkets and colorful artifacts…you can find it all here. Nehru Bazaar is a vibrant market as it is decorated with splendid lights during the festive season.
Location: Film Colony, Modikhana
Timings: 10:30 am to 07:30 pm; all days (approx.)
Must-buy Items: Blue pottery, Rajasthani jootis, garments
15. Kishanpole Bazaar
Home to many skilled artisans known for their incredible skills, this place has some really good textiles, furniture, ornaments and souvenirs up on sale. As per reports, the goods produced and sold here is even exported to other countries…it’s that good! One of the lesser known places to shop in Jaipur, it is another perfect place for you to bargain all you want.
Timings: 11:00 am to 09:00 pm; closed on Sundays
Must-buy items: Wooden items, Bandhej and Bandhani fabric
Those looking for an all-under-one-roof shopping experience can also buy the latest in everything at these popular shopping malls in Jaipur.
Places to Visit in Jaipur with Family and Friends
The Pink City is a great place to have a fun time and create ever-lasting memories with your dear ones. Listed below are some of the popular places to visit in Jaipur with family and friends.
16. Albert Hall Museum
Named after the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, the great Albert Hall is the oldest museum in Rajasthan. It is home to an extensive collection of artifacts brought from different regions of the world, which makes it a great knowledge hub. The building glows brightly with yellow lights at night, a stunning view which you can enjoy from the gardens. While you are here, you can also gorge on some ice-creams and chaats with your family from the nearby vendors. Albert Hall Museum is a great place to let your kids witness history in the form of ancient coins, marble art, pottery, carpets, and even Egyptian mummies.
Location: Kailash Puri, Adarsh Nagar
Timings: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm; every day
General Ticket – ₹ 40
Night Ticket – ₹ 100
17. Jaipur Zoo
Don’t miss out on visiting the Jaipur Zoo as it is one of the most loved tourist spots among kids and adults alike. It houses 50 different species of animals, including Bengal tigers and panthers; more than 19 kinds of birds can also be seen here apart from gharial (a rare species of crocodile). Remember to carry your water bottle and a pair of sunglasses and put on a fine pair of sneakers as you may have to walk a lot.
Location: Museum Road, Kailash Puri, Ram Niwas Bagh
08:30 am to 05:30 pm (summer)
09:00 am to 05:00 pm (winter)
Closed on Tuesdays
Entry Fee: ₹ 15
18. Jantar Mantar
If you or your kids are an astronomy buff or an avid fan of Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy, take them to Jantar Mantar for a fascinating day out. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh between 1728 and 1738, this observatory has a collection of 19 geometric devices, aiding in the study of the exact time of the day and position of various celestial bodies. It also has the world’s biggest stone sundial, Samrat Yantra. Jantar Mantar today stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, giving you one more reason to add it to your must-visit list.
Location: Kanwar Nagar
Timings: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 50 (adults); ₹ 15 (students)
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Elefun, Jaipur’s first elephant farm, is home to around 24 elephants. On a visit here, visitors get to learn everything about them, from lifestyle to habits. Help your kids feed, bathe and even paint these majestic creatures with 100 percent organic colors. You can also learn about the sounds of elephants and what these mean from the caretakers present there. Pre-booking is compulsory.
Timings: 10:30 am to 07:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 4500 for one day
20. Chokhi Dhani
Craving for a wholesome Rajasthani experience under one roof? Chokhi Dhani offers just that! An ethnic village-themed resort, Chokhi Dhani has amazing open-air restaurants where you can relish a scrumptious Rajasthani thali. The place is vibrant with bright lights and Rajasthani folk music and dance, puppet shows, and fortune tellers. It is a family place, where your kids will enjoy to the fullest, especially the camel and elephant rides.
Location: Tonk Road
Timings: 05:00 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
Traditional Rajasthani Dining – ₹ 700 (adults); ₹ 400 (children)
AC Royal Rajasthani Dining – ₹ 900 (adults); ₹ 500 (children)
Multi-cuisine Buffet – ₹ 1100 (adults); ₹ 700 (children)
21. Amer Fort
Founded by Raja Man Singh I completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh, Amer Fort is a marvel you shouldn’t miss out on while in Jaipur. The high and strong walls of the fort protected its residents from enemy attacks while the main building showered on people various luxuries and amenities. The fort is incomparable as far as the artistic skills of the artists and designers of the Rajput era are concerned. Ornamented pillars, elegant frescoes, and spellbinding glass work are some of the brilliant architectural and aesthetic elements you will find here. The elephant ride to the fortress is going to thoroughly amuse your little ones. You can also attend the light and sound show conducted here in the evenings.
Location: Devisinghpura, Amer
Timings: 08:00 am to 06:30 am; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 25
22. Raj Mandir Cinema
A meringue-shaped cinema complex, Raj Mandir is the best place to enjoy the latest Bollywood flicks with your friends and family. Known as the Pride of Asia, this cinema complex can house 1300 people, and was built in 1976. Feel like royalty as you sit back and relax in a beautiful seating arrangement with ceilings embedded with glittering stars, palm leaves, and a terrific lighting system.
Location: Bhagwan Das Road, Panch Batti
Timings: 12:30 pm to 09:30 pm; every
Entry Fee: N/A
23. Central Park
Central Park, developed by the Jaipur Development Authority, is one of the largest and most colorful gardens in Jaipur. Musical fountains, a temple, stone structures, 206-feet high national flag, and 5 km long walking and jogging track are some of the major attractions of the park.
Location: Prithviraj Road, Rambagh
Timings: 24×7; every day
Entry Fee: Free
There’s no denying that every nook and corner of Jaipur oozes royal charm. It is a city that will enthrall you in different ways and make your travel experience memorable. So, the next time you are in the city, don’t remain idle in your hotels in Jaipur or waste time roaming around aimlessly. Instead, create a fantastic itinerary and explore the many wonders Jaipur has in store for you.