Experience the castle, temples and museums in Jaipur District!

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.

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Historical Buildings, Castles and Culture

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Where to stay in Jaipur District

Pink City
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Pink City

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

Amer Fort Road
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Amer Fort Road

Castles, Lakes, Natural Parks

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

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Top hotels in Jaipur District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hilton Jaipur
5 out of 5
42 Geejgarh House Hawa Sadak, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs2,974/night
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (339 reviews)

"the front office staff and housekeeping were really helpful,but the coffeeshop persons were forgetful ."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

Hilton Jaipur
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ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
5 out of 5
Palace Road Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs4,274/night
20 Aug-21 Aug
4.4/5Wonderful! (466 reviews)

"The architecture and the ambience of the property. The rooms are well furnished and maintained The staff is very pleasing and supportive"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2019

ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
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Jaipur Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Ashram Marg Near Jawahar Circle, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rs4,800/night
20 Aug-21 Aug
4.4/5Excellent! (305 reviews)

"The food was great, however the staff was quiet not up to the mark at the start of my stay but they did get upto my expectations by the end."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Jaipur Marriott Hotel

Popular things to do in Jaipur District

Amber Fort
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Amber Fort

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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