Experience the castle, temples, and monuments in Jaipur District!

Called the “Pink City” due to its many pastel buildings and temples, Jaipur is famous for picturesque hilltop forts and temples, grand palaces, lively shopping bazaars and festivals.

Established in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is India’s first planned city. You’ll find major attractions in Old City, a bustling neighborhood of wide avenues surrounded by fortified walls. Explore on foot or travel between the major sights via low-cost rickshaws and taxis.

Visit Hawa Mahal, a multi-windowed palace built to let women of royal families observe city life. Its pink facade is typical of the city’s architecture. Go to the nearby Jantar Mantar observatory to discover a collection of 18th-century astronomical instruments. Several miles west, admire Rajasthani and Mughal architecture of the City Palace and explore its courtyards and gardens.

Old City presents an authentic Indian shopping experience, where you can practice your bargaining skills in the various bazaars. Shop for jewelry in Johari Bazaar and explore the grand mansions of cotton merchants. Browse for saris and fabrics in Bapu Bazaar and go to Kishanpole Bazaar for perfumes. Watch gemstones being cut in Pahar Ganj. Find excellent curries and vegetarian dishes across the city.

See a slice of history at the Central Museum, home to displays of decorative arts, musical instruments and tribal artifacts. Spot folk-art objects at the Museum of Indology.

Climb uphill to the Temple of the Sun God to see devotees bathing in pools. Here you can watch monkeys cavorting and enjoy views of Jaipur’s surrounding hills. Catch a rickshaw to Amber Fort, a 16th-century stronghold showcasing opulent Hindu and Mughal art and architecture.

For entertainment, enjoy a Bollywood movie. In January, marvel as the sky fills with kites of all shapes and colors during the annual Kite Festival. Watch elephant polo matches and parades at March’s Elephant Festival.

Jaipur forms part of northern India’s Golden Triangle, a popular tourist circuit including Agra and New Delhi. Visit in winter to avoid very hot and monsoon seasons.

Known for

Historical Buildings, Castles and Culture

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
$54
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.2/5Excellent! (348 reviews)

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! (348 reviews)

"From the moment I entered I received a great welcoming from the front staff , the property is well maintained. My room was very comfortable with all the all the amenities I needed it , comfortable bed ,Definitely recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Hilton Jaipur
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ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
5 out of 5
Palace Road Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
$60
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (467 reviews)

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (467 reviews)

"The hotel facilities are amazing. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The restaurants in the hotels have great variety especially the breakfast buffet. Would definitely recommend staying here."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur
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Jai Mahal Palace
5 out of 5
Jacob Road Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan
$115
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.6/5Exceptional! (222 reviews)

This family-friendly Jaipur hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Ajmer Road and M.I. Road. Sawai Mansingh Stadium and City ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (222 reviews)

"Beautiful and well maintained property. I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Jai Mahal Palace

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 favorite shopping spot in Jaipur, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this culturally-rich area.

Top activities in Jaipur District

Jaipur Full Day Private Tour from Delhi - All Inclusive
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Jaipur Full Day Private Tour from Delhi - All Inclusive

$60

Embark on a private full-day tour from Delhi to Jaipur by comfortable air conditioned Car.Jaipur, a city famous for its monuments, grand forts and colorful streets. Visit the massive Amber Fort, the Palace of the Breeze ,the Water Palace,Jantar Mantar and City Palace, the royal residence of the King.

From Delhi: Explore the Best of Jaipur City in 1 Day
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From Delhi: Explore the Best of Jaipur City in 1 Day

$29

At 5:00 AM, your driver will meet you at your hotel or airport in Delhi. Enjoy a comfortable 4-hour ride towards Jaipur city in your own private, air-conditioned car. You will stop midway for a breakfast (at own expense) and freshen-up.

Private Tour-Full Day Jaipur city
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Private Tour-Full Day Jaipur city

$100

Tour starts with pick up at 0800hrs from hotel in Jaipur located in city center, to visit city Built by Sawai Jai Singh, the city of Jaipur is amongst the first of India’s planned cities.

Amer Fort Sound & Light Show with Dinner from Jaipur
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Amer Fort Sound & Light Show with Dinner from Jaipur

$36

Uncover the history of the Kachwaha dynasty with an illuminating Son-et-Lumière (sound-and-light) show at Amer Fort. Admire the magnificent landmark lit up against the night sky as the area’s history unfolds in front of your eyes.

Private-Overnight Jaipur Tour from Delhi
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Private-Overnight Jaipur Tour from Delhi

$95

This amazing tour will take you through the vibrant and colorful culture and heritage of “The Pink City”- Jaipur. Explore the captivating architecture of palatial complexes, forts and temples of Jaipur during this tour.

Full-Day Jaipur - Sightseeing Tour by Car and Driver
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Full-Day Jaipur - Sightseeing Tour by Car and Driver

$11

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Amber Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur 302001 India Amer Fort was constructed by Raja Shri Maan Singh Ji I in the 16th century. He started the construction of the fort in the 1592.

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