Jaipur, best known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the northern state of Rajasthan. It is considered one of the best planed cities in the country, with its wide 34 m roads, precisely divided sectors and networks of gridded streets. For Indian’s standards, it is a relatively new city, founded in 1727 by the Maharaja of Amber as the capital of the royalty. Today, with its population of over 3 millions, the city has become a major tourist destination as well as an important economic center. It houses some of the country most remarkable places including the Sanganer , Jhotwada, Mansarovar, the Raja Park and Vaishali Nagar, as well as being packed with a variety of religious sites including Hindu temples, mosque and even churches. It is also a city of numerous parks, forts and gardens, making it one of the best cities to live in India. This lovely metropolitan city, is a must visit place when exploring the North of India with its unique coloured buildings, magnificent forts, temples and a variety of gardens, authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
Map of Jaipur
View the top sights and best rated hotels on our interactive map of Jaipur, with an image slideshow and video player. It includes some of the city’s most sought after sights such as the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Rambagh Palace and Albert Hall Central Museum.
Best hotels in Jaipur
Jaipur is proud to have some of the world’s best hotels including the Oberoi Rajvilas and the Rambagh Palace, as well as plenty of accommodations offering great value for money. The following are some of the best establishments in Jaipur as voted by the users, divided into 5 Stars, 4 Stars, 3 Stars and budget accommodations.
Best Jaipur 5 Stars Hotels
The following are some of the best rated 5 Stars luxury accommodation offering the highest service level in a majestic location.
- The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, 5 Stars Hotel
- Rambagh Palace, 5 Stars Hotel
- Fortune Select Metropolitan, 5 Stars Hotel
- Jai Mahal Palace, 5 Stars Hotel
- Jaipur Marriott, 5 Stars Hotel
Best Jaipur 4 Stars Hotels
The following are the best rated 4 Stars luxury accommodation offering plenty of comfort with all the latest amenities.
Best Jaipur 3 Stars Hotels
The following are the best rated 3 Stars accommodation offering excellent value for money.
- Sugan Niwas Palace, 3 Stars Hotel
- Four Luxury, 3 Stars Boutique Hotel
- Royal Heritage Haveli, 3 Stars Hotel
- Hotel Vimal Heritage, 3 Stars Hotel
- Aurum, 3 Stars Boutique Hotel
- Barwara Kothi, 3 Stars Boutique Hotel
- Umaid Bhawan Jaipur, 3 Stars Boutique Hotel
- Umaid Lake Palace, 3 Stars Boutique Hotel
Best Jaipur Budget Hotels
The following are the best rated budget accommodation in Jaipur offering good service, and a nice location with an affordable price tag.
Top sights in Jaipur
The city of Jaipur has some of India’s most visited attractions including a variety of spectacular monuments like the City Palace, grandiose forts offering breathtaking views such as the Amber Fort, museums such as the Albert Hall, important temples and religious sites, as well as a variety of gardens including Central Park and the Ram Niwas Garden. The following are Jaipur most important attractions:
- Albert Hall Central Museum
- Jantar Mantar
- Hawa Mahal
- City Palace
- Nahargarh Fort
- Amber Fort
- Jaigarh Fort
- Jal Mahal Water Palace
Albert Hall Central Museum
The Albert Hall or Central Museum set within a lovely building with a Indo-Saracenic architecture is located in the heart of the city next to the Ram Nivas Garden. It is home to the biggest exhibition of art in Jaipur, offering a variety of Indian, Chinese, Christians and Ancient Egyptian artefacts.
Jantar Mantar is a large observatory built by the Maharaja Jai Singh during the 18th century which has today become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses a variety of geometric devices including ones to track stars in their orbits, measure time or even predict eclipses.
Hawa Mahal, nicknamed the Palace of breeze, is a fabulous multi storey complex built in red sandstone. It was originally built in 1799 by the Maharaja Sawai Singh, with the intention to give royal ladies the freedom of observing daily street life without being seen.
The City Palace complex which takes up a good portion of central Jaipur is comprised of a variety of buildings, gardens and courtyards. It was built by the Maharaja Jai Singh II in a mix of Mugal and traditional Rajput style. It is home to two of the world’s largest silver vessels, the textile museum and other private and public halls.
The Gaitor is a famous cremation site for the Jaipur royal rulers, located in the northern part of the city, at the foothills of the Nahargarh Fort. This beautiful landmark is also known for its colonies of monkeys, shared between the macaques and the larger grey langurs species.
The Nahargarh Fort, located on a hilltop on the northwest side of the city, is the smallest of the three forts within the Jaipur area. It was once home to the King Sawai Jai Singh II and offers spectacular views over the Man Sagar lake and surroundings.
The Amber Fort is a massive pastel yellow coloured fort and palace complex built in the 17th century and located some 11 km north from the heart of Jaipur. The fort is divided into various sections each with its own entry gate and courtyard. One of the key attractions is the Sheesh Mahal with its numerous tiles on the walls and ceiling.
The Jaigarh Fort is perhaps the most spectacular of the three forts surrounding the Jaipur area with its lovely gardens and spectacular views. It is famous for the Jaivana, considered the site of the world’s largest cannon with according to legend a reach of over 35 km.
Jal Mahal Water Palace
The Jal Mahal best known as the Water Palace is a remarkable piece of Rajput style architecture sitting at the heart of the Maan-Sarovar Lake.
The following are some of the best photographs of Jaipur, including some of the most sought after attractions such as the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Rambagh Palace and Albert Hall Central Museum.
HD Film created by Mat Siems about Jaipur’s most important sights such as the famous City Palace, grandiose forts such as the Amber Fort and well known museums such as the Albert Hall.