Best Places to visit in Jaipur for a refreshing Weekend

Best places to visit in Jaipur for a refreshing weekend

It’s a high time of the summer season you put your weekends with family or friends to good use and to explore Jaipur. Jaipur enjoys a location advantage with its proximity to several spots with opulence and grandeur. Without a doubt, Jaipur is a foremost city, there’s much more to Rajasthan’s Capital than its pink red-tinged buildings and historic lavishness. Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

If you plan a good weekend to visit Jaipur, we have filtered out and listed the best places below, so pack your bags and get ready to hit the roads of Jaipur which has plentiful options to make your weekend unforgettable.

Here are some of the best places to visit for Jaipur Sightseeing

Amer Fort 

Amer is a town that is situated within an area of 4 square kilometers located 11 km from Jaipur which is located on top of Aravalli range of hill. This Fort is rated as a topmost heritage for tourists. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements and for a wonderful architect. 

This beautiful Amer Fort is the most preserved forts in India and now it is one of the most preferred locations for Bollywood movie shoot. Due to bollywood interaction and UNESCO’s inclusion, the government of India is taking prime care of this site. It is constructed of red stone and marble, the most alluring, well-heeled palace is laid in four parts. It is consists of Diwan-e-Aam, or “Hall of Public Audience”, the Diwan-e-Khas, or “Hall of Private Audience”, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace. Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

Jaipur Tour - Amer fort

Elephant ride is available from morning 9:30 till afternoon at 1:00. The light show in Hindi starts at 8 in the evening and the English light show starts at 7:30 in the evening. The magnificent Amer fort comprises a large complex structure that is standing eternal for many centuries. Recently, Amer Fort has been listed as one of the 17 iconic tourist sites identified by the Ministry Of Tourism of India. Now, Amer Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a part of the “Hill Forts of Rajasthan” cluster.

Address:  Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Hours Open 09:15 AM ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM ⋅ Reopens 6:30 PM

Foreigner – INR 550 per person

Foreign Students – INR 100 per person

Indians: INR 50 per person

Indian Students: INR 10 rupees per person

Light Show in English: INR 200 per person

Light Show in Hindi: INR 100 per person

Elephant Ride: INR 1100 Single or per couple

Panna Meena Kund

Panna Meena Ka Kund which is also known as Panna Mian ki Baoli and Panna Miyan Ka Kund is located on Jaipur-Amer road near the Anokhi Museum and is also an eight storey stepwell, hidden in the north end of the Amer area, not far from Amer Fort. This stepwell is 450 years old. Built-in the 16th century, the sight storey well has criss-cross steps arranged on three sides with small niches created into the walls. This is the heritage way of water harvesting. According to the localities of the place, it is impossible for a person to use the same stairs to get down and go upstairs. It is a big mystery of the place and all the tourists visiting here try to do this. To reach Panna Meena Ka Kund cab service is the best option.

Address: Near Amber Fort, Anokhi Museum, Amer Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Panna Meena Kund - Jaipur sightseeing

Nahargarh Fort 

Nahargarh Fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur, on the Aravalli hills, as a retreat place. This Fort is overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its extended walls are spread many kilometers area.  The fort was originally named as Sudarshangarh but now it became known as Nahargarh which means ‘adobe of tigers’. Walls are extended over the surrounding hills, forming fortifications that connected this fort to Jaigarh, the fort above the old capital of Amber. 

It served as a security check post to keep an eye on enemy movement from the southwest direction. It was used summer retreat for Maharajas. A walk to Nahargarh from Nahargarh Road is promising of city life, vertical trek and panoramic view of Jaipur city. Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

Nahargarh Fort - Jaipur sightseeing

Nahargarh Biological Park

Nahargarh Biological Park or Nahargarh Zoological Park is a sanctuary in the Jaipur. It is located at a distance of  12 km from Jaipur and 5km from Amber Fort on the Jaipur-Delhi highway. This Biological Park has spread over 7.2 sq km within the area of 720 hectares of Nahargarh Sanctuary Park which is situated under the Aravalli Range. At Nahargarh Biological Park, ornithologists can expect to see over 250 species of birds, of which, the most popular is the white-naped tit, which can only be found here. The Nahargarh Biological Park is probably the best place in Jaipur with dense forest, lush greenery. There are currently 23 lions and 12 tigers at National Biological Park according to the Central Zoo Authority. Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

Address: NH8, Kukas, Rajasthan 

Jaipur Safari: Nahargarh biological and zoological park ticket price or entry fees

Indian national: INR 50

Foreign National: INR 200

Student (with ID): INR 30

Car Entry: INR 300

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal which is also known as The Palace of Winds or The palace of breeze is located in Jaipur, Badi chaopad.  Its unique five floors exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive. It has 953 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. Many people see the Hawa Mahal from the street view and think it is the front of the palace, but in reality, it is the back of that structure. The palace is an extended part of a huge complex.  The stone-carved screens, small casements, and arched roofs are some of the features of this popular tourist spot. The monument also has delicately modeled hanging cornices. The palace is a five-storey pyramidal shaped monument that rises to about 50 feet (15 m). Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

The entrance is from the back of the complex. The entry to the Hawa Mahal from the city palace side is through an imperial door. It opens into a large courtyard, which has double-storeyed buildings on three sides, with the Hawa Mahal enclosing it on the east side. An archaeological museum is also housed in this courtyard. It is the most iconic attraction of Pink City. It is always windy inside.

Address:  Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Timing: 9 Am to 5 PM

Jaipur tour - hawa mahal

City Palace

The City Palace was established at the time as the city of Jaipur. City Palace was the solemn and administrative seat of the Maharaja. The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one-seventh of the old city of Jaipur. Now it houses of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and continues to be the houses of Jaipur Royal Family. City Palace has several buildings, galleries, various courtyard restaurant. This Palace whole as the marvelous, paradise of art and history lovers. There is also a section dedicated to the artisans of Jaipur where you can purchase souvenirs. They have traditional paintings and wooden replicas of the monuments. 

Address: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Visiting Hours: 9 Am to 5:30 PM 

Entry Fee: Indian INR75

Foreigner: INR300

Children: INR40

CITY PALACE - Jaipur sightseeing

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is located near Hawa Mahal and City Palace. It features the world’s largest sundial and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Jantar Mantar has nineteen architectural astronomical instruments that are used to measure the distance and position of celestial objects built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. The observatory is an example of the Ptolemaic positional astronomy which was shared by many civilizations. This astronomical observatory is located at the heart of the city and is walking distance from the city palace. There is also a light and sound show for which tickets can be purchased at the monument. Visiting Jantar Mantar during mid-day most advisable. The sun will be right above on your head you will be able to understand the reading of each and every instrument. 

Address: Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Entry Fee: Foreigner INR 200 

Indian INR 50

jantar mantar - jaipur sightseeing

Jal Mahal 

The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture on a grand scale. The building has a picturesque view of the lake itself but owing to its seclusion from land is equally the focus of a viewpoint from the Man Sagar Dam on the eastern side of the lake in front of the backdrop of the surrounding Nahargarh. Jal Mahal is a Palace which is located in the mid of the Man Sagar Lake. It is the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur. The Palace stands bright with five floors, four of which remain underwater. It has a charming view of the man Sagar at the backdrop of Nahargarh. The beauty of the palace lies in its location as the palace cum hotel is standing in the center of the lake. At the top, there is a garden which has semi-octagonal towers in every corner. Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

Address: Jal Mahal Amer Road Jaipur Rajasthan 302002 

Visiting Hours of Jal Mahal Palace: 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: Indians INR 10

Foreigner INR 50 

Safari Jhalana Reserve 

Jhalana Jaipur Sightseeing Jaipur Sightseeing Jaipur Sightseeing JaiuForest Reserve is a small area in Malviya Nagar which is spread over 20sq km covered with the city on all sides and houses a healthy population of over 20 leopards in the tourist zone. Jhalana State Park is a wildlife area in Jaipur, known for its panthers. According to report, this is the highest leopard concentration. On this 3-hour safari, see panthers, spotted deer, hyena, peacock, blue bullDesert Fox, Golden Jackal, Chital, Indian Palm Civets, etc. in their natural environment. This is also a perfect place for off-roading so if you are an adventure and wildlife lover, you can’t afford to miss this activity. Jhalana offers topographical diversity with hills, valleys, plateaus, sand dunes, nallahs and gullies. Leopards are the apex predator here and live like tigers and therefore resulting in good sightings. 10 open Gypsies ply in the park in two shifts one in the morning and the other in the evening. Cab service is the best option for Jaipur Sightseeing.

Departure Time: 7:00am/ 3:15pm 

Return Time : 9:00am/ 05:45pm 

Patrika Gate 

Patrika Gate is located at Jawahar Circle which is Asia’s biggest Park on a traffic signal. Its huge architecture with mesmerizing paintings and the Patrika gate fountain is the most attractive site for photographers and tourists. It is famous for its symmetrical gates or frames. Patrika gate gives you a sneak peek into the vibrant culture of Rajasthan as each pillar is dedicated to some of the other parts of the state. 
Address: Patrika Gate, JLN Road, Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018