Jawahar Circle, Asia’s biggest circular park is situated nearby Sanganer Airport on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg. The diameter of the circle is 452 Meter / 0.28 Miles and the circumference is 1.4 KMs / 0.86 Miles. It is claimed as one of the leisure places which is developed by JDA (Jaipur Development Authority). There are various concentric tracks in the park, surrounded by Rose Gardens and extensive Cycling Track all around the Jawahar Circle which is one of its kind in entire Jaipur. Other eye catching attractions like musical fountains, modern playing equipments, joggers tracks are also here. Come here to enjoy the life in the lap of nature with a touch of modernity. Great for spending a fun filled evening in Jaipur for travelling families.
Kanak Vrindavan Valley
Kanak Vrindavan Valley, another famous garden of the city, is located on the Nahargarh Hills. This well-planned garden has a temple made of marble & stone. Kanak Vrindavan, about 275 years ago was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who was a true nature lover. This garden is an exotic place where one can enjoy the scenic view of three huge forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amber fort. Nice green lawns, modern fountains, beautiful blooming flowers, ancient marble decorations and Kadamb trees offers an enchanting feel to the tourists here.
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, a garden in Jaipur, is known for its fountains, painted pavilions and trees. Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden is located on Agra Road and is approximately 8 kms away from Jaipur City. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built it for his Sisodia queen in Mughal style and painted it with enchanting legends of lord Krishna and Radha
Built in the memory of Jaipur's chief Architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, this is Jaipur’s best maintained and beautifully designed garden located in the heart of Jaipur. Built even The stone of this garden was laid far before Jaipur’s foundation. You can witness picturesque temples, waterfalls, flowers and ponds here. Vidyadhar Garden is a part of Jaipur’s heritage and culture is an attractive spot to watch and explore the beauty of nature to experience the peace of mind and soul.
This garden situated in the centre hub of the city provides joggers with 5 kilometers jogging track. This garden is famous for its lush green gardens,the Polo Ground, the Golf Club,rock statues and country’s tallest flagpole.
One among the various tourist spots of Jaipur is “Statue Circle” It constitutes of a life size statue built from white marble of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. As the king used to be a great astrology lover, circle depicts his statue holding an astrological diagram. Circle located at the city centre,lays its road to various important tourist spots of the Pink City. This place is also famous amongst joggers and street food and coffee lovers.
Ram Niwas Garden
This historical garden is located in the heart of the city and covers an area of 33 acres (130,000 m2), and was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh in 1868. The garden houses the Albert Hall Museum (Central Museum). Apart from that it also has a bird park, the Zoo, Ravindra Rang Manch Theatre, art gallery, exhibition ground, gymnasium and several cafes and picnic spots are housed in the garden. With its huge area, Ramniwas Garden houses several picnic spots,cafes,Ravindra Rang Manch Theatre, art gallery, bird park, the Zoo and exhibition ground.
Amar Jawan Jyoti
The Amar Jawan Jyoti, also known as ‘flame of the immortal soldiers’, is a memorial dedicated to the martyrs of Rajasthan. It is located Vidhan Sabha Bhawan (Legislative Assembly).The main attraction of the Amar Jawan Jyoti is the burning torches at the four corners of the structure. The brilliant evening light effects at Amar Jawan Jyoti makes this place a favourite spot.
Amber (pronounced Amer) is located around 11 kilometres from Jaipur. Amer used to be colonies of the Kachwahas of Amber, and now named as Jaipur. Amer Palace was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. The Fort is built of red sandstone and marble. The picturesque Maotha Lake adds charm to the entire Fort.
A beautiful fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture, The City Palace is situated deep within the walled city. The Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. The last ruling royal family still lives in the private section of the palace. The City Palace consists of the Palace of Reception (The Mubarak Mahal) and the Palace of the Queen (The Maharani’s Palace) and a Museum of Royal Costumes.
Sawai Gaitore, a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the members of the royal family is one of the most important tourist attractions in Jaipur. is. The word ‘Gaitore' i in Hindi is pronounced as ‘Gaye ka Thor' which means ‘resting place of the departed souls'.
The renowned ‘Palace Of The Winds', or Hawa Mahal, is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city.Hawa Mahal, literally the Palace of Winds, was built in 1799 by the poet king Sawai Pratap Singh as a summer retreat for him and his family. It also served as a place where the ladies of the royal household could observe everyday life without being seen themselves. This unique five-storey structure is a blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture, and the exterior, with its small latticed windows (called jharokhas), resembles the crown of Lord Krishna.
Jaigarh Fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century amidst the arid, rocky and thorn-scrub covered hills is about 15 kilometres from Jaipur, Visitors can see the world’s largest canon – Jaiban, at the Jaigarh fort.
One of the most wonderful and eye catching sights in Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal or Lake Palace. Jal Mahal with the light, sand coloured stone walls and the deep blue color of the water make for a wonderful contrast.
The Jantar Mantar is considered to be the largest of the 5 astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It contains fourteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun. There are plenty of observatories all over the world, but the Jantar Mantar is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built.
Nahargarh Fort was constructed during the reign of Jai Singh in 1734 sits proudly on a ridge of the Aravalli Hills, creating an impressive northern backdrop to the city of Jaipur. The Nahargarh fort houses Madhavendra Bhawan, the summer destination for the members of the royal family. It was built by Sawai Madho Singh for his 12 queens, at the head of which is a suite for the king. It is the most favourite place for localites and foreigners. The fort looks great in floodlit at night.
Albert Hall Jaipur
The building gets its name from The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the inspiration for its design. Sir Swinton Jacob (who is also the mastermind behind many other palaces in Rajasthan) conceptualised and designed it using styles from the Indo-Saracenic architecture and the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the building in 1876. The museum displays a wide range of metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, stone and metal sculptures, arms and weapons, natural stones and ivory goods, common history examples, such as Egyptian Mummy and the well known Persian Golden Carpet.. It also houses a large collection of miniatures from Bundi, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur schools of art.
Maharani ki Chhatri Jaipur
Maharani Ki Chhatri was a special funeral area for women belonging to Jaipur's royal family and is located on the way to Amber fort. This crematorium has several exquisitely carved cenotaphs built to commemorate them. The cenotaphs are either built with marble or the local stones. As a popular belief, a cenotaph was finished with a roof structure only if the queen died before her king. In case she died after the king, it would remain unfinished. One of the significant features of these cenotaphs is the use of chhatri (umbrella), a quintessential architectural style of the Rajputs.
A historic Hindu pilgrimage, the Galtaji Temple, is situated around 10km from Jaipur. The temple encompasses natural freshwater springs and 7 holy ‘kunds' or water tanks, Among these kunds, ‘Galta Kund', is the holiest one and is believed to never get dry.
The Birla Temple, originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir is located near the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, Birla temple is a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur. This temple is made of pure white marble, and is built with a modern approach.
Shila Devi Temple:-
Located in Amer Fort, this temple belongs to the Shakti cult of Hindus who worship Durga in her very many forms as goddess of power, Generation, preservation and destruction. The idol is made of Shila or Stone Slab which was recovered from sea in the form of a Shila and was brought to Amer. The temple is surrounded with hills of Amer reverberate when special Pooja is offered and drums are beaten and visitors and tourist find that moment a memorable lifetime experience.
Govind Devji Temple:-
Situated in the City Palace complex, The temple of Govind Dev Ji is the most sacred and famous tourist destinations in India. Govind Dev Ji, is itself Lord Shri Krishna, and It is believed that the image in this temple looks exactly how Lord Krishna looked during his incarnation on earth.
Moti Dungari Temple:-
Situated in the heart of Jaipur, The Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple was constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in early eighteenth century, and continues to be one the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
Shri Digamber Jain Temple :-
This Jain Temple situated in Sanganer area of Jaipur around 14 km from the city is mostly dedicated to the Jain’s and their God Padamprabhu who was the 6th Teerthankar. Sanganer Jain Temple is also known as Digamber Jain temple and is one of the attractions of Jaipur.
Choolgiri temple is a wonder of Jaipur and it is a temple built on the hills of Aravalli which gives a great view of the city. The design and the architecture, grab the attentions of many people. Not only that the high marble idols also go perfectly with the ambience. In 1953, Shree Desh Bhusan Ji Moharaj built this temple on the hills area of Jaipur-Agra Road and his gave the choolgiri name of this place. In the temple, there are 7 feet high idol of Bhagwan Parshvnath and 3.5 high statue of Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami and Bahwan Neminath. Over the years, the temple has seen many changes and the design of the temple is also improved.
This Jain temple known as Padampura Digamber Jain Atishay kshetra situated in Shivdaspura in Jaipur district is located around 35 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Kota road. Also known as Bara Padampura, it is a unique place of miracles (Atishaya Kshetra) famous in north India for its very beautiful idol of Bhagawan Padmaprabha and there are 10 more shrines in which idol of Lord Bahubali, Lord Mahaveer, Lord Padamprabhu, Lord Rishabhadeo and Lord Naminath are installed.
Market and Shopping:-
A visit to Jaipur is incomplete without shopping. So keep some time for that as well with shopping in your to do list. Jaipur is a place where you can find some excellent fabrics and carpets. Jaipur city is famous for camel leather also so don't forget to check out some of that also. And a pair of 'jutis' or 'mojaris' from Jaipur would make your trip worth the while. Some of the famous places or markets for shopping are MI Road, Johari bazar, Tripolia Bazaar, Gaurav Tower, World Trade Park, Haldiyon Ka Rasta, M.I Road, Bapu Bazar, Kishanpole Bazar, Ganpati Plaza.
Places near by Jaipur:-
Land of Jaipur is a colourful melange of massive, big, stunning forts & palaces, different cultures, delicious cuisines and warm people. In this state you will find every hue in Nature's grand palette - the blue of royalty, the red sands. Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, due to its royal history make this beautiful region is a traveller's' destination.
Some of very famous cities and attractions near Jaipur where you can even think to going on pedals are
Abhaneri is a village situated in the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan, located 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra highway. The name of the village, ‘Abhaneri', is also known as ‘city of brightness'. The place is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
The city of Ajmer gets its name from ‘Ajay Meru’. Ajmer is home to the famous Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as Moinuddin Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of Sufism. Ajmer city is also known for the Mayo College, one of the country’s first schools that was a stepping stone for British style of education.
Places to visit includes The Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Mayo College, Anasagar Lake, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Ajmer Government Museum.
Alwar is a where the journey of the Fairy Queen ends! The oldest working engine in the world and one of India’s national treasure, Fairy Queen leads a train from Delhi encampment to Alwar in Rajasthan. The engine was built in 1855 and acquired by the Eastern Indian Railways from a British firm. The train that harnesses this engine is now used for tourism. Also known as Matasya Desh, this is where the Pandavas, the mighty heroes of the Mahabharata, spent the last years of their 13-year exile.
Places to visit includes Bala Qila, Alwar City Palace, The Palace Museum, Moosi Maharani Chhatri, Fateh Jung Gumbad, Pandu Pol, Hill Fort Kesroli, Neemrana Fort, Silliserh Lake, Tijara Jain Temple.
Bagru, located 35 kilometres from Jaipur is a small village on Jaipur-Ajmer road located at a distance of 35 kilometers from Jaipur. This place is famous for its unmatchable wooden block printing, generally famous as “Bagru Prints” in Jaipur and its surrounding areas.
Bairath,commonly known as Viratnagar is 85 kilometres away from Pink City. This place is famous for its historical and mythological importance. Historical structures are as old Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput also known as Viratnagar, is a place of historical and mythological significance.
The small city of Karauli is famous for its well decorated havelis, soul alluring shrines, mesmerizing and beautiful chhatris. Karauli is surrounded by beautiful Madhya Pradesh on one side and Dausa, Dholpur and Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan on the other sides. It is considered as one of the holiest cities of the state as this city has around 300 temples.
Ramgarh Lake is an artificial lake which was created by forming an embankment on the forested hills. This lake is around 35 kilometers from Jaipur city and covers about 15.5 sq. km. In past years, this lake used to be a major source of water for Jaipur city.
Sawai Madhopur situated in the eastern zone is one of the leading conurbations of Rajasthan. This place is also known as the 'Gateway to Ranthambore'. The town has witnessed many historic episodes and reigns. area. The South and southeast of the region is enclosed by narrow valley of the Chambal river.
Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan with an area of 392 sq. kms . It is houses many elusive tigers and other animals which can be seen here are chinkara, sambhar, cheetal and over 300 species of birds. In ancient times, Ranthambore used to be the hunting base for Maharajas of Jaipur and currently it serves as a major tourist destination.
Other tourist destinations in Sawai Madhopur includes Ranthambore fort, Ghushmeshwar Temple, Khandhar Fort, Kailadevi, Shri Mahavirji Temple,
Sanganer is famous for its handmade paper industry and the textile printing industry. Located at an average of 16 kilometers from the Jaipur City is very famous for its Jain Pilgrimage servicespilgrimage services.
Samode is located in the Shekhawati region of Pink City, Rajasthan. It is an ideal desert getaway nearby the Jaipur city and is famous for its Samode ‘haveli' (palace), garden and fort.
Sambhar, is a municipality of Jaipur and is also popularly known as the Salt Lake City. The various tourist spots in Sambhar city are Sambhar Lake National Park, Sambhar Lake Tiger Reserve and also the largest saline lake in India.
Sariska National Park
Sariska National Park is one of the highly visited tourist spot in the Alwar district of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Sariska Tiger Reserve is world’s the first tiger reserve where tigers were successfully relocated is just 200 kilometres from Delhi and 107 kilometres from Jaipur. It was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979
The realm of lovely havelis, harking back to the yester years, epitomizes the beauty of Shekhawati – a region that comprises of Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu. It is a major landmark tourist destination of colourful Rajasthan. Shekhawati is a tourist's paradise. The land is laced with innumerable beautiful havelis or grand mansions that are guaranteed to capture one's imagination.
Places to visit includes Sethani Ka Johara, Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli, Aath Kambh Chhatri, Ratangarh Fort, Laxminarayan Temple, Digambar Jain Temple, Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, Laxmangarh Fort, Fatehpur, Rani Sati Mandir, Hazrat Qamruddin Shah’s Dargah, Alsisar, Nawalgarh
Tonk is a small town situated at a distance of 102.9 from Jaipur. Tonk is known for its old havelis and mosques. This beautiful Pink City was once ruled by the Pathans of Afghanistan. This historical town takes pride in its enchanting architectural wonders, established during the Mughal era. The city has a large library containing Persian and Arabic manuscripts built by Nawab of Tonk,who was a literature lover by himself. Rich in cultural heritage and magnificent structures, Tonk attracts tourists from all over the world.
Places to visit includes Sunehri Kothi, The Arabic and Persian Research Institute, Haathi Bhata, Bisaldeo Temple, Diggi Kalyanji Temple.
Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favoured destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world. According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe dropped a lotus to the ground leading to the immediate creation of a lake. He then decided to name the place after the flower, and thus the name, Pushkar. The city of Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the whole world.
Places to visit includes Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Varaha Temple, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple, Pap Mochini Temple.
Kota also known as Hadoti is the third largest city in the state of Rajasthan and is one of the popular tourist destinations. This beautiful city is located at the banks of Chambal river. Tourists in Kota can witness very different style of paintings,palaces museums.Kota is famous for its gold jewellery, Doria sarees, silk sarees and the famous Kota stone.
Places to visit includes Garh Palace, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Abheda Mahal and Karani Mata Temple, Dad Devi Temple, Jagmandir Palace, Kota Barrage, Chambal Garden, Seven Wonder Park, Karneshwar Temple, Godawari Dham, Alania Dam, Mukundara Tiger Reserve, Garadia Mahadev Temple.