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Jaipur DistrictIndia

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, Rajasthan, India

Kukas

The spas and gardens are a few features unique to Kukas that you might want to explore.

Kukas
Hawa Mahal showing heritage architecture

Amer Fort Road

4/5Very Good!(13 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
Jamwa Ramgarh, Rajasthan, India

Jamwa Ramgarh

You might want to check out the restaurants and waterfalls while spending time exploring Jamwa Ramgarh.

Jamwa Ramgarh
Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Tonk Road

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Tonk Road and you might want to plan a stop by World Trade Park and ISKCON Jaipur, Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple while you're in the area.

Tonk Road
C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 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

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
The price is Rs3,499 per night

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

4.3/5Excellent! (402 reviews)

"Facility was very good. The service was as expected from Hilton."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Hilton Jaipur
JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jaipur-Delhi Highway NH11, Kookas, Jamwa Ramgarh, Rajasthan

Set in Jamwa Ramgarh, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Jal Mahal, Gaitor and Amber Fort. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are also within 12 mi ...

4.4/5Excellent! (49 reviews)
Get the private pool villa

"Superb property with average service Great rooms, good food"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
The LaLiT Jaipur
The LaLiT Jaipur
5 out of 5
2B, 2C Jagatpura Road, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Located in Sanganer, 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 Jaipur, ...

4/5Very Good! (182 reviews)

"The place should have some in hotel activities or Fun zone specially for kids ."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

The LaLiT Jaipur

Popular places to visit in Jaipur District

Hawa Mahal
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Hawa Mahal

4/5(46 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(40 reviews)

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

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.

City Palace
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City Palace

4/5(40 reviews)

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

Amer Fort
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Amer Fort

4/5(39 reviews)

Find out about the history of Amer Fort, a well-known monument in Amer. Amble around this culturally rich area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

M.I. Road
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M.I. Road

4/5(22 reviews)

When you visit M.I. Road, a popular shopping spot in Jaipur, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Make time for the shops and local tours in this culturally rich area.

Reviews of Jaipur District

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5/5 - Excellent

MRS

7 Mar 2020

Incredibly beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

I shall suggest that Jaipur is worthy of visiting by the tourists, in terms of historical spots and shopping heaven.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Attended the Jaipur literary festival at Diggi Palace. Highly recommended.

5/5 - Excellent

Pooja

18 Jan 2020

Palace are must visit if you are interested in history

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Very beautiful city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Jan 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.

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