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

Amber Fort showing a garden, château or palace and heritage architecture

Amer

You'll enjoy the mountain views and monuments in Amer. You might want to make time for a stop at Amer Fort or Amber Fort.

Amer
Kukas, Amer, India

Kukas

Discover the spas and gardens in Kukas.

Kukas
Hawa Mahal showing heritage architecture

Amer Fort Road

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area 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.

Amer Fort Road
C-Scheme, Jaipur, India

C-Scheme

Shopping and restaurants are notable features of C-Scheme. You might consider stopping by M.I. Road while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

C-Scheme
Jamwa Ramgarh, Rajasthan, India

Jamwa Ramgarh

When in Jamwa Ramgarh, consider checking out the restaurants and waterfalls.

Jamwa Ramgarh
Jal Mahal showing a lake or waterhole

Mansagar Lake

Lake views and restaurants are notable features of Mansagar Lake. You might consider stopping by Jal Mahal while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Mansagar Lake

Top hotels in Jaipur District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jaipur Marriott Hotel
Jaipur Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Ashram Marg Near Jawahar Circle, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs6,520
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14

Located in Sanganer, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from World Trade Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. City Palace and Gaitor ...

4.4/5Excellent! (325 reviews)

"Beautiful Ambience, great restaurants. The free breakfast buffet was a huge spread and tasted awesome. Loved this property. They also donate unused toiletries to a charitable organization serving kids. We ate at the three restaurants and all were excellent. Staff were very courteous. Highly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020

Jaipur Marriott Hotel
Hilton Jaipur
Hilton Jaipur
5 out of 5
42 Geejgarh House Hawa Sadak, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs5,949
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

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! (372 reviews)

"Excellent location, wonderful property. Best amenities available for guests."…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2019

Hilton Jaipur
ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
5 out of 5
Palace Road Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs8,359
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Situated in Jaipur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Station Road and M.I. Road. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jaipur ...

4.4/5Excellent! (489 reviews)

"Courteous and efficient staff. Tasteful and imaginative decor - taking the traditional motif and giving it a modern twist. Very nice public spaces and spacious rooms. Bathrooms need updating."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2019

ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur

Popular things to do in Jaipur District

Hawa Mahal
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Hawa Mahal

4/5(43 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(39 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(39 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(28 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(22 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.

Amer Fort
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Amer Fort

4/5(38 reviews)

Learn about the history of Amer Fort, one of the top monuments in Amer. Amble around this culturally rich area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Jaipur District

4.4

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 39.097744360902254%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.2631578947368425%
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5/5 - Excellent

Pooja

Jan 18, 2020

Palace are must visit if you are interested in history

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Very beautiful city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

It's quite crowded nowadays. There isn't much to see. There are so many scammers who try to loot you in the name of art.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 21, 2019

Jaipur was beautiful

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Dec 11, 2019

Renovate this hotel is be more well-designed, reasonable priced and clean as Yogis Guest House in Jodhpur. Safety must be concerned as well.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Dec 8, 2019

Jaipur is perfect, EXPEDIA was a horrible experience

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