Jaipur is a mystical place with the greatest architectural heritage in India. It is one of the most famous places in India for representing Indian Culture and Heritage. Surrounded by beautiful Forts and Mahal’s, it accounts for the busiest tourist destinations closest to Delhi.
We drove down from Delhi to Jaipur in a Baleno. The roads are not that great as there are alot of pot holes on the road and it was a rather bumpy ride, however, it was a good one as we left while the sun was setting and witnessed good colours in the sky.
If any of you are wondering how much was the cost of the road trip, it costed us Rs 1000 each side making it a total of Rs 2000 road trip return journey.
Things to do in Jaipur
1. Amer Fort Wall
To witness the most beautiful sunrise in Jaipur, one must climb the Amer Fort Wall. It is a difficult climb but the view is astounding.
Spot no 1, for the best spots for an Instagram worthy Picture
Some tips for the sunrise on the Amer Fort Wall listed below :
Go as early as possible to capture the beauty of the place. And if you’re lucky the local dog will escort you up to this spot. 📍 Amer Fort Viewpoint, Jaipur Rajasthan
Getting that perfect shot is never easy specially if it takes 500+ steps to get here. .
🌸 We woke up at 4 am and reached Amer Fort parking by 5 but no one around knew where is this wall not even the cops so we just went across the road from the parking and found steps going up to the #dargah .
🌸 We followed the steps and there it was ~ the Amer Fort wall ~ a dog accompanied us to keep us safe
🌸 If you’re planning to go ~ we suggest you start half an hour before sunrise to reach on top for the perfect lighting
🌸We forgot to carry a water bottle with us so highly recommend a bottle of water for this climb
🌸Its a difficult climb ~ please wear proper shoes .
🌸Luckily, there were just two more people apart from us so we got all the shots we needed. .
🌸If you’re planning to go to Jaipur and would love a good experience, this is the place to visit.
The Amer Fort Wall is open at all times but the Amer Fort has visiting hours and an Entry Fee listed below.
Visiting time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Entry Fees: Rs 10 for Indians and $50 for Foreigners (Camera fees is separate, Still Rs 50 & Video Rs 100 for Indians and Rs 70 & Rs 150 for Foreigners
2. Patrika Gate for beautiful Instagram pictures
If you ask a local person, this place is called the Jawahar circle. It is situated at a T point and won’t look much to you from the outside. Once you get in just look to your left and right. The place leaves you mesmerized. The gate is ingrained with India’s rich architectural heritage and absolutely no pictures do justice to it. You will have to look at it to believe it.
Visiting time: All Day Entry Fees: Free
Spot no 2, for the best spots for an Instagram worthy picture
3. Jal Mahal, open to visit both day and night
The Jal Mahal which was built centuries ago is a Palace in the centre of the Man Sagar Lake. It is a five story palace of which four floors are drowned in water and you can see the fifth floor and the terrace from a distance. It is spectacular to look at and even better at night.
Visiting time: All Day Entry Fees: Free
Spot no 3, for the best spots for an Instagram worthy Picture
The Jal Mahal is open to see from a distance at all times. During the day, there are boat rides as well to see it up close & personal, however, it looks just as good from a distance.
It is also a good place to walk around and enjoy the breeze on a rainy day. Just across the road there are two hotels for lunch or dinner. We had lunch at the Regenta Hotel, the food was great and it even had a view of the Jal Mahal.
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4. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Along with Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh once formed a strong defense ring for the city.
Visiting time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Entry Fees: Rs 5 for Indians and $5 for Foreigners (Camera fees is separate, Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 30 for Foreigners
5. Hawa Mahal is a Palace in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur.
Visiting time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Entry Fees: Rs 5 for Indians and $5 for Foreigners (Camera fees is separate, Still Rs 10 & Video Rs20 for Indians and Rs 30 & Rs 70 for Foreigners
Right across the Hawa Mahal are Roof Top Cafes where you can sit and enjoy food with this breathtaking view. We sat in the Tattoo Cafe across the road and clicked it beautiful picture.
Spot no 4, for the best spots for an Instagram worthy Picture
These are some of the beautiful places we visited. The place we could not visit was City Palace Jaipur as it was quite costly.
Entry Fees: The main palace area isn’t opened for all, and if you want to visit that, then you need to buy a ticket of INR 3,000 for Indians and INR3500 or $50 for Foreigners.
We are happy to answer any questions on transport, stay, visiting these places, please drop your comments below. Also, adding some videos we made during our trip below