If you are a hodophile and want to satisfy your wanderlust in one day, here are some of the best places for one day sightseeing in Jaipur.
Jaipur is a city of the royals. The magnificent palaces, huge forts are something that you can see nowhere else. There is one more thing which you need when you visit the pink city, a lot of time. At times, you might find it difficult to take out all that time. So, here we have a solution for all those busy people. We have created a list for one day sightseeing in Jaipur. If you visit these places, you have covered the major attractions of the city.
Sunrise at Nahargarh
Wake up early and reach Nahargarh. It was a fort that once fortified the city and protected it from enemies but today serves as a hangout place for all the youngsters in the city. If you want to start your one day sightseeing in Jaipur, this is the best place to begin with. You can see the entire city from here with the sun rising from the hills of the Aravali Ranges. One can sip ‘chai’ while enjoying the view sitting at the top of the city.
After getting down from Nahargarh, you can directly head towards the Jaigarh Fort which is located a few kilometers away. The fort has world’s largest cannon which was built by the king Sawai Jai Singh. Built with the red sandstones, the fort encompasses scenic beauty with the folk culture of Rajasthan. You may enjoy the katputli dance (puppet dance) or the men and women singing the folk music of Rajasthan.
Jal Mahal is located at the feet of Nahargarh and Jaigarh fort thus making it easier for you to travel. Meaning of the word Jal Mahal is water palace is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. Not only the palace has a great architectural marvel but also its location in the middle of the lake makes it a picturesque location. You can click amazing pictures, sit with your friends and gossip while looking at this incredible edifice.
While the other three are located on the outskirts of the city, you would enter the city when you would head towards the Hawa Mahal. You might have seen this architectural edifice in many pictures representing Jaipur. This incredible palace was built by Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Sawai Jai Singh in 1799. The red sandstone represents “ The Pink City” and its marvel.
The Chandpole Bazar
Chandpole is a market that has something for everyone. From beautiful Rajputi Poshak to gorgeous dresses, you can have everything in Chandpole. The architecture of the market id yet another thing to be noticed. Even after being built 300 years ago, the builder symmetrically built the shops with verandahs in front of them to save the shopkeepers from the scorching sun and drizzling monsoon. The bibliophiles can get an amazing collection of first hand as well as second-hand novels from Chaura Rasta. You can also buy paints, canvases and other stationeries from this market. While visiting Chandpole, don’t forget to buy yourself some beautiful Jaipuri designed handlooms, handicrafts and showpieces.
LUNCH ALERT- By this time, you would reach the peak of noon with an empty hungry stomach craving for some delicious food. Here are a few good options to go with when you are on you one day sightseeing in Jaipur Mission. Also, you can once visit our previous blog on delicious food in Jaipur which would tell you what to eat when in the city.
Muhammadi Palace- A paradise for all the non-vegetarian people. With an amazing range of delicious non-veg Muhammadi is a brand known throughout the city for its Butter Chicken, Stew and other non-vegetarian delights.
Suvarna Mahal, The Rambagh Palace Restaurant- With the aesthetic architecture and royal chefs, Suvarna Mahal is one of the finest lunch places around the city. With scrumptious dishes made from the royal ingredients, this restaurant is a never-to-miss thing in your one day sightseeing in Jaipur.
The Dolls Museum
After having an exquisite meal, you can continue your one day wanderlust. The Dolls Museum is located in close proximity to the restaurants mentioned above. So, after lunch, you may visit the famous Dolls Museum Jaipur. The museum has a huge collection of dolls from across the country as well as the world. You can also look at a splendid collection of Rajasthani Dolls which you can buy for yourself from places outside the museum or in the bazaars ahead.
The Albert Hall Museum
Named after King Edward VII, the museum was built in 1876 and opened as a public museum in 1887. The Albert Hall Museum is the official State Museum of Rajasthan and serves as an archive to this ecstatic and rich culture of Rajasthan. If you are interested in art, this should necessarily be in your one day sightseeing in Jaipur list. It would almost take an hour to visit the museum and later you can get amazing pictures clicked outside the museum.
Built by the Birla Foundation, the building is one of the Birla temples across the country. If you are stressed after this long day of tremendous travel and expedition, this is the place where you can sit in silence and avoid all the chaos. This white marble building is also an amazing destination to click pictures.
Situated in the heart of the city, the statue circle is a reminiscence of Sawai Jai Singh II. Made from white marble, the circle embodies English and Indian architecture. The statue circle is now known as a perfect coffee place. You can chill out with your friends and have a perfect sip of your evening coffee here. This place would add colors to your one day sightseeing in Jaipur diary.
Jawahar Circle Garden
Yet another circle is Asia’s biggest circle, the Jawahar circle. You can take a visit around this beautiful garden and then can catch a glimpse of the musical fountain. Amazing pictures can be clicked at Patrika Gate and then there is a huge variety of street food which you can munch on here in the garden itself.
Jaipur’s heart lies in this place. If you miss this place in your visit to Jaipur, you have missed a major chunk of it. Chokhi Dhani represents the colorful culture of Rajasthan. This is a place where you can spend your entire night. The elephant and camel ride, the dance and music and the tempting, mouth-watering food are the things which should be the priority in the one day sightseeing in Jaipur. It is an ethnic resort that shows vibrant colors of Rajasthan. The delicious purely Rajasthani dinner served here will be the perfect end to your one day journey.
So, here were some of the best places in Jaipur which can be visited in one day. I hope you like them and pay a visit here. Happy Journey! Keep traveling, keep spreading love.