Jaipuri cheap thrills for some of the best experiences

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Photo of Jaipuri cheap thrills for some of the best experiences by Ayushee Chaudhary

Known by its blush color, the pink city of India, Jaipur is a treat for not just the eyes but all your senses. The intrigued forts, enchanting smell and authentic taste of food, tunes of folk music, and the warmth of the air, all have been welcoming the tourists for years. From strolling through the museums, hopping the various forts, water-park retreats, animal rides or shopping, boating in the lake or visiting a zoo, the interesting city of Jaipur has something for everyone.

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

It has recently garnered more attention as a weekend getaway from Delhi, becoming a favourites among students and professionals alike. More so because it does not burden your pocket, you can embrace the vibe of this place even with little or no money with you. Here's a list of some exciting, antique and quintessential Jaipur things you can do on a reasonable budget.

Drench in history as you go fort hopping in Jaipur

Embrace heritage at Amer Fort

No prizes for guessing the top destination of Jaipur, Amer Fort has been enticing tourists. Holding a rich heritage in its colossal walls and intricate architecture, it will take you back in time. The highlight of the fort is Sheesh Mahal, a hall with several mirrored tiles constructed in a very interesting fashion. Visitors can also enjoy elephant ride as well as the light and sound show in the evening.

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Photo of Amer Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Amer

Entry Fee: ₹25 per person

Time travel at Jaigarh Fort

Built on a high craggy hill, the enormous walls the secret passageways, granaries and underground water tanks will transport you to a whole another era. The highlight at this fort, however, is Jaivana, the largest cannon-on-wheels in the world along with the other fascinating accumulation of cannons and cannon balls.

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Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan by Ayushee Chaudhary

Where: Amer

Entry Fee: ₹15 per person

Dine under the sky at Nahargarh Fort

Yet another arresting favorite among tourists in Jaipur is the Nahargarh Fort. The invincible walls of the immense fort light up with numerous lights towards the evenings. The location of the fort has been optimal not just for trekking and cycling but also many famous film locations as well. But the best deal available here is at Padao restaurant, the open-air restaurant on top of the fort, where you can enjoy your meal alongside a panoramic view of the entire city.

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Photo of Nahargarh Fort, Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Brahampuri

Entry Fee: ₹50 per person

Have a tryst with the animals

Encounter wilderness at Nahargarh Biological Park

Get on a jeep and get going in the Nahargarh Sanctuary to get absolutely close with the wilderness. There is also an option of an elephant safari

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Photo of Nahargarh Biological Park, Kukas, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Kukas

Entry Fee: ₹20 per person

Make friends with the elephants

Did you know there is a specially created sanctuary for elephants in Jaipur and you can actually feed them, learn to bathe them, color them with natural paints? While you can observe the mahouts taking care of these white-tusk mammals, you can also enjoy an elephant ride at this elephant farm.

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Photo of Jaipuri cheap thrills for some of the best experiences by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Delhi Road

Entry Fee: ₹80 per person

Return to the old world charm at City Palace

Constructed according to the Indian science of architecture, Vastu Shastra in 1729, the City Palace in Jaipur is an impressive palace complex constituting with several gardens, temples, courtyards, and palaces. Serving as one of the main tourist attractions of the city, the City Palace has a museum that displays a large assemblage of weapons, armory, ornaments, paintings, royal attires, vessels, and other rare artifacts.

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Photo of City Palace, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Opposite Jantar Mantar

Entry Fee: ₹35 per person

Ascertain astronomical art at Janta Mantar

Boasting the world's largest sundial, the Samrat Yantra, the astronomical observatory in Jaipur Jantar Mantar is a must visit fpr some timeworn time tracking tricks. Now a UNESCO World Heritage SIte, Jantar Mantar showcases several instruments that once helped ancient astronomers predict monsoons, eclipses, movement of sun and location of stars.

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Photo of Jantar Mantar, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Kanwar Nagar

Entry Fee: ₹50 per person

Be the Maharaja yourself at Jaipur Wax Museum

Abounding in lifelike statues of famous celebrities carved out of wax and silicon, this is the very first wax museum in the world. Not only can you gaze at the true to life expressions, postures, and scenes but also get the dash of royalty yourself by dressing up in royal costume at the 'The One Minute Maharaja' and also collect a souvenir from a shop inside.

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Photo of Jaipur Wax Museum Nahargarh Fort, Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Near Jal Mahal

Entry Fee: ₹350 per person

Learn hand printing at Anokhi museum

For once you have a museum where you don't just stroll along the galleries and hallways to stare at the displays but also watch artisans doing block printing on clothes. Not only that, but you can also learn to do block printing yourself and carry back a special souvenir.

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Photo of Anokhi Museum, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Amber

Entry Fee: ₹30 for adults, ₹15 for children

Trace your way back to the roots at Chokhi Dhani

While there are many now that offer the old world, the antique experience of village life, Choki Dhani is among the oldest and the first ones to have started the trend to transport you back to the basic of the life of your ancestor. Get lost in the primitive charm at this ethnic resort and witness the rural life of Rajasthan loaded with colors, folk culture, puppet shows, animals rides, pottery, etc and the delicious Rajasthani thali served in the most authentic manner and the most authentic flavors.

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Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Sukhdeopura Nohara, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Tonk Road

Entry Fee: ₹450 for adults, ₹350 for children

When in Jaipur, no need for a weekend getaway to rejuvenate

Bird watch by the sunrise at Ramgarh lake

This picturesque lake near the pink city is a beloved spot to soak in the greens, pedal in the boat around the lake.

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Photo of Ramgarh Lake, Gopalgarh, Jaipur, Rajasthan by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Near Jamwa Ramgarh

Entry Fee: Free

Sunset at Sambhar Lake

Experience sunset amid the peaceful sound of mild wind caressing through your hair while the chirping of migratory birds like flamingoes, pelicans, etc. and crinkles of the sparkling water give you the most scenic sight to behold at India's biggest saltwater lake. You can also witness the salt making process.

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Photo of SAMBHAR LAKE, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: NH 8

Entry Fee: Free

Get away from the city chaos at Jal Mahal

the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur or the Water Palace is without a doubt among the most amazing place to be at, both visually and mentally that transports you to a serene sojourn. The contrasting colors of the palace, the shining water with the vast sky in the background make it look like a live postcard. You can also explore (for free) Sagar lake on which Jal Mahal appears to be floating as a rejuvenation spot which is not so explored yet and is not known among the tourists.

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Photo of Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Amer-Jaipur road

Price: ₹10 per person

Float in the air at Hawa Mahal

This iconic destination of Jaipur can never be missed by anyone. The countless windows through the monument will fill you and your hair with a happy air to dance with.

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

Location: Kanwar Nagar

Entry Fee: ₹20 per person

Glance through the intricate work at Albert Hall Museum

Another must visit attraction of Jaipur is the Albert Hall Museum that offers a very distinctive architecture and galleries filled with paintings, sculptures, carvings, artifacts, musical instruments and the Egyptian mummy that are sure to hold your sight and make a permanent space in your mind.

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Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Adarsh Nagar

Entry Fee: ₹40 per person

Rush your adrenaline in the adventure parks

As we said, Jaipur has something for everyone. So if you are not so much into the past and would rather get your adrenaline rush with some fun activities, Jaipur has a dearth of options here too. From game parlors like Purple to the amusement park of Pink Pearl Fun City or the Birla City Water Park or Angel Resort and Amusement Park, etc.

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Photo of Pink Pearl Resort and Fun City, Ajmer-Jaipur Expressway, Near Mahapura Mod, Bhakrota, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Price: Within ₹450 per person

Treat your taste buds at Masala Chowk

If food is your meditation, Jaipur is your destination but it can get a bit too overwhelming if you had to choose from the countless stores and restaurants to try some of the dishes from but Jaipur has even that sorted. It's recently shot to fame, Masala Chowk is your one-stop open-air food court to get all the lip-smacking, authentic, snacks and famous food.

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Photo of Masala Chowk, Ram Niwas Garden, Bardia Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

Location: Ram Niwas garden

Entry: ₹10 per person ticket

Let lose the shopaholic inside you

Jaipur is authentic, traditional, colorful and pink. It's bright, vibrant and alive and the maximum at its infamous bazaars where you will be spoilt for choice be it in traditional jewellry, clothes, gemstones, handicrafts, jootis, dupattas, mojaries or marble sculptures in the street markets of Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Chandpol Bazaar, Mirza Ismail Road (MI road), Nehru Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Choti and Badi Chopad.

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Photo of Johari Bazar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Ayushee Chaudhary

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