September 15, 2013

Quote of the Post: "A historic and beautiful Pink City Jaipur is the world-wide admiration place to visit for all ages and groups." - Quote about Jaipur by Sachin Kumar Gupta

'Pink City' Jaipur is 'the city of victory', which was built in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh-II. Jaipur was the first planned city of its time. A strong wall encircles the old city, which was built with an aim to protect it. Jaipur city is arranged in nine rectangular city sectors through different gates. It has wide straight avenues, roads, streets and uniform rows of shops on either side of the main bazaars. The city itself is an attractive creation worthy of word-wide admiration. Jaipur offers an array of attractions for tourists. Mesmerizing palaces and monuments, comfortable and luxurious hotels, parks, gardens, etc make Jaipur a tourist's paradise.
Pink City Jaipur view from hill near Jaigarh Fort
For us it was nice time with family as we reached Jaipur city by train, and stayed near Railway station next to Polo Victory Mall in Golden Hotel. We spend there 4 days including visit to Ajmer and PushkarThis is quite different post of mine, that will help Jaipur visitors to plan better. 

If you just have one day to visit Jaipur, book the taxi (or car) for the day and leave by 8 a.m. after breakfast. (as most of the places open by 9 a.m.) Keep putting +/- 10-15 minutes as per group's freedom as per timings mentioned below. Below are the must see places in Jaipur in a day. 

Places to visit in Jaipur in a day
1- 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Jaipur to Amer Fort drive.

2- 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. visit the fort
$$ Amer Fort for morning elephant ride, you may have to book this in advance in peak season. Beautiful palace adds values to it.
Jaigarh Fort for the world's largest canon on wheels and the views of Amer and Nahargarh fort from here.

3- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from fort back to Jaipur city
On the way Observatory Jalmahal visit for 15 mins.

4- 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$$ Jantar Mantar [Evening light and sound show 7:30 p.m. English and 8:30 p.m. Hindi; only if you are interested.]

5- 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. lunch timings
$$ Observatory Hawamahal from outside only

6- 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City Palace of Jaipur, a historic landmark

7- 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Birla Temple or Govind Devji Temple during Janmastmi or festive times.

8- 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Drive to Choki Dhani that includes drive and 3 hrs entertainment with Rajasthani dance and dinner.
or Watch the latest movie in the famous and royal "Raj Mandir Cinema".

$$ Composite ticket that includes entry fees for:
[C] Albert Hall
[E] Jantar Mantar

If you have two days to visit Jaipur, Click here.  
Amer Fort View from Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jalmahal Jaipur


Vivek Sharma said...

Thanks for informative details about 1 day trip to Jaipur.

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