Winters in Jaipur


Hawa Mahal

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lisha Ranka

This place is a must visit vacation destination with family or friends during winters in INDIA.

The Hawa Mahal , Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Isarlat

These four places can be covered in a single day. They issue a combined ticket to visit these places (+ 2 forts), which is valid for two days for INR 300

The Hawa Mahal is a beautiful palace with around 900+ windows for the queens to see the hustle bustle of the city. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh for his queens. Jantar Mantar is a must visit if you are a science and geography enthusiast. The SunDial and the zodiacs are really amazing to understand how in the ancient times they used to keep a note of time.

Jantar Mantar

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The Isarlat is a Tower built by Raja Ishwar Singh on defeating his cousin brother. You can visit this for a complete view of the city. this tower looks amazing at night.

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The City Palace - Abode of the Royals - is a private property and they issue a separate ticket for the same . The current King still resides in the palace

City Palace, Jaipur

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                                                  Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort

Amer Fort

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Jaigarh Fort

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The Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort can be visited with the same combined ticket issued by the government but Jaigarh fort is again a privately maintained property and requires a separate ticket of INR 100 each, but trust me this fort is worth a visit. The Amer fort and Jaigarh have a hidden tunnel of 1.5 km which was discovered very late by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. these two forts have an amazing history and are abundantly huge. Amer fort has a Sheesh Mahal within the fort which is beautiful and it has a picturesque Diwan-e-Khas built by Jai singh. If time permits you can also visit the Panna Meena kund at a walking distance in the Amer fort. It is a unique and hidden step well. Nahargarh fort has an amazing view of the city of Jaipur.

The largest cannon in the world resides in Jaigarh fort

Jaivana Cannon

Photo of Jaivana Cannon, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lisha Ranka

Advice : Visit Amer fort early in the morning for amazing pictures

Request : Do hire local guides for that is their only source of income and the pandemic has hit them hard

This is a palace built in water. Visiting the palace from within is prohibited. This can be visited while returning from the Forts

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Visit this if you have some extra time. This is a very peaceful place. Spend some time to rejuvenate yourself.

Best time to visit is evening sharp 5.30 pm . You can get to see the aarti and a beautiful sunset.

Photo of Birla Temple, Jaipur, Birla Mandir, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Lisha Ranka

There are several other places you can visit but these are must visits.

Traveling across these places can be done in an auto or a car as per your convenience.

There are several markets to shop along the Hawa mahal lane, yes they do bargain a lot you need to have the skills :P. Do not fall prey to autowaalas asking you to visit the Maharani Saree factory and leather shops at Rs 50. It would be a waste of time

Well ,now comes the best part

1. Radhe Shyam Bhatia Paneer waala on Raja Park .

2. RAWAT Mishthan Bhandar (Close to Jaipur station) / LAXMI Misthan Bhandar (Near Hawa Mahal)

Two must try things are the Pyaaz Ki Kachori and Malai ghevar an Rawat.

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If you are a fan if Lassi you must try a huge glass of lassi here :)

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4. Khandelwal Pavitra Bhojnalaya/Dhaba Amer Road

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There are many more options to fulfil your cravings and have authentic Rajasthani Daal Baati which we had in Udaipur will be covering in my next blog .

P.S. : All pictures clicked by me and my brother in our One Plus 5 and Nord respectively.