What to see in Jaipur in 24 hours?
Jaipur is the desert capital of India and is also called as Pink City. A lot of visitors plunge to this city to check out the attractions, architectures and other tourism magnets. This is the place with royal heritage and modern culture. Starting from walking through the streets to travelling in a hot air balloon, this city has everything for all kinds of travellers. Say, you have got only 24 hours in Jaipur, what are the attractions that you can enjoy within that time frame? Keep reading.
Amber Fort and Palace
It would take just 30 minutes to drive from the city centre to Amber Fort. Starting from garden to temples, this has everything to enjoy like a fairy tale place. Some would hold this attraction for their night sightseeing as the mahals and Jaleb Chowk would look fascinating when illuminated. Learn more about beauty of Amer Fort.
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Within walking distance from Amber Fort, you can find the Jaigarh Fort which has a lot of watch towers, cannon on wheels (largest in the world) and other military structures of medieval world. Know more information about jaigarh fort.
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Peacock Gate in City Palace
A lot of buses and other transportation can take you from Amber Fort to City Palace very soon. Visit the place where the richest royal family of India is living. Starting from the exquisite peacock gate to Moon Palace, this is a must watch museum. Do not miss the display of royal garments and weapons.
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Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds
Very near to City Palace, you can find the 18th century palace which has rows and rows of windows and screens. The wind constantly flows into the palace giving its name. However now most of the windows are sealed, but the architectural beauty is still the same. You can get a panoramic view of the whole city from the top of the palace. Read complete information about Hawa Mahal History, Architecture, Visiting Hours.
A little away from Hawa Mahal (walking distance), you can find the 18th century observatory. It has a lot of sculptures and structures which measures time, track starts and also predicts the eclipse. The must watch is the huge sundial, Samrat Yantra. Learn more about Architectural Design, Visiting Time, Entrance Fee of Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.
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It is an elephant farm started in 2012 where you can wash, feed and learn a lot about elephants. You can also enjoy elephant safaris in the countryside.
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There are a lot of markets around Jaipur for you to spend your evening times finding exciting goods. Starting from blue pottery to precious gemstones, you can find all exotic things here. Most of the markets are closed on Mondays, so plan accordingly. Click here to know more about where to shop and what to shop in Jaipur?
Monkey Temple ( Galtaji Temple)
When it is time for sunset; travel to the eastern side of the city near the Agra Road. Take autorickshaw to get to the sun temple before the sunset. You can watch a lot of monkeys that come to the pond there for bathing. You can enjoy the architecture that is almost in ruins. Read more information about Galtaji Temple in Jaipur
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If you happen to have night time to spare, visit Jal Mahal, Chokhi Dhani Village and Nahargarh in the moonlight. There are a lot more attractions to visit in Jaipur if you can spare a little more time in this city of heritage.
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