Jaipur DistrictIndia

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Visit Jaipur District

Discover the “Pink City,” a delightful urban sprawl of palaces, temples, museums and bazaars in the heart of India’s Rajasthan state.

Jaipur’s many salmon-colored buildings and temples have resulted in a name: the “Pink City.” Unwrap an urban landscape of vivid colors and history while visiting hilltop forts, lavish palaces, bustling bazaars and thrilling festivals.

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II founded the city in 1727. Its planned layout revolves around the Old City, recognizable with its fortified surrounding walls. Walk the wide streets or travel between attractions cheaply by rickshaw.

Learn about the lives of Jaipur’s elite women at Hawa Mahal, a multi-windowed palace with a pink façade. Nearby, the Jantar Mantar observatory preserves a collection of 18th-century astronomical instruments. Just a short walk west, photograph the ancient Rajasthani and Mughal architecture of the City Palace. Take a rest in the palace courtyards, surrounded by Persian gardens.

Take on the bazaars of Old City and work on your bargaining skills with a distinct Indian twist. Find handmade jewelry in Johari Bazaar or discover the affluent mansions of Jaipur’s cotton merchants. The gem carving stalls of Pahar Ganj are well worth a visit. Barter for textiles and sarongs in Bapu Bazaar, or perfumes in Kishanpole Bazaar. Lunchtime hunger can be satisfied at hundreds of curry stalls around town.

See decorative fabrics and traditional instruments at the Central Museum. Later, learn about the meanings of local folk art at the Museum of Indology.

Take an afternoon climb to the Temple of the Sun God, where pilgrims bathe in sacred pools. Watch out for cheeky monkeys while you enjoy panoramic views of the city. Admire the grandiose ambitions of ancient Indians at the Amber Fort. This 16th-century stronghold exemplifies Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Visitors in January will witness a spectacle of fluttering kites at the annual Kite Festival. Jaipur in March comes alive with the Elephant Festival, where you’ll see parades and elephant polo matches.

Jaipur is part of India’s Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit including Agra and New Delhi. Visit in winter to avoid the heat of summer and subsequent monsoonal rains.

Where to stay in Jaipur District

Amer Fort Road
Hawa Mahal showing heritage architecture

Amer Fort Road

Known for Castles, Lakes, Natural Parks

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Amer Fort Road is noteworthy for its lake views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal.

Tonk Road
Tonk Road, Jaipur, India
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Tonk Road

Known for Dining, Relaxing, Friendly People

4/5(6 reviews)

Tonk Road is well-liked for its restaurants. You can also take some time to explore sights in the surrounding area like World Trade Park and ISKCON Jaipur, Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple.

Sanganer
Sanganer, India
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Sanganer

Known for Friendly People, Dining, Skyscrapers

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Sanganer is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by ISKCON Jaipur, Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple, a top place to visit in the area.

Pink City
Hawa Mahal featuring heritage architecture

Pink City

3.5/5(8 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Pink City, Hawa Mahal and City Palace are top sights worth seeing.

Panch Batti
Panch Batti, Jaipur, India
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Panch Batti

If you're spending some time in Panch Batti, M.I. Road and Ajmer Road are top sights worth seeing.

Jhotwara
Jhotwara, Jaipur, India
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Jhotwara

4/5(1 review)

Jhotwara might not have many top sights, but M.I. Road and Nahargarh Fort are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Top hotels in Jaipur District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Jaipur
Hilton Jaipur
5 out of 5
42 Geejgarh House Hawa Sadak, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs4,799
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

This family-friendly Jaipur hotel is located in the business district, 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Birla Temple, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bapu Bazaar and City Palace. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (365 reviews)

"functional and clean. in a strange part of the city. Can't walk to anything. noisy."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

Hilton Jaipur
Radisson Jaipur City Center
Radisson Jaipur City Center
4.5 out of 5
Khasa Kothi Circle, M.I. Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs5,939
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Sindhi Camp, this luxury hotel is steps away from Station Road and M.I. Road. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are also within 3 miles (5 km). Sindhi Camp ...

4/5Very Good! (150 reviews)

"I would say the staff are excellent and the rooms are also nice and modern. The staff were always very helpful and also catered for my kids food who has allergies. Location is also good."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019

Radisson Jaipur City Center
The LaLiT Jaipur
The LaLiT Jaipur
5 out of 5
2B, 2C Jagatpura Road, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs6,599
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec

Located in Malviya Nagar, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from World Trade Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sawai Mansingh Stadium and M.I. Road. ISKCON ...

4.1/5Very Good! (153 reviews)

"Rooms are old and lobby smelt at times Staff extremely friendly and great customer service"…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

The LaLiT Jaipur

Popular things to do in Jaipur District

Amber Fort
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Amber Fort

4.5/5(41 reviews)

This 16th-century fort attracts visitors with its fusion of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles, grand halls, courtyards and beautiful views.

Hawa Mahal
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Hawa Mahal

4/5(39 reviews)

A latticed, sandstone jewel in the heart of the Pink City, this exquisite landmark was once used by royal ladies to anonymously survey the views. 

Jal Mahal
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Jal Mahal

4/5(35 reviews)

Set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, this dramatic sandstone palace appears to float on the water’s surface.

City Palace
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City Palace

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Admire the courtyards, gardens and patterned edifices of this grand palace complex, which still serves as the residence of Jaipur's royal family.  

Nahargarh Fort
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Nahargarh Fort

4.5/5(25 reviews)

Delve into the royal heritage of Rajasthan at this hilltop fort, which offers enchanting views over the city of Jaipur.

M.I. Road
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M.I. Road

4.5/5(20 reviews)

With a visit to M.I. Road, a favourite shopping spot in Jaipur, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this culturally rich area.

Reviews of Jaipur District

4.4

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 38.3177570093458%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.672897196261682%
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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

8 Dec 2019

Jaipur is perfect, EXPEDIA was a horrible experience

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Nov 2019

Sightseeing can be done in a day if planned. 2 or 3 nights not really required.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Nov 2019

I have been to Jaipur several times and love returning.

5/5 - Excellent

Shoubhik

4 Nov 2019

Beautiful city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Oct 2019

Nice city with lots of interesting things to see, particularly the Amber Fort close by

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Sep 2019

Beautiful City

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