Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan which is also known as Pink City due to its pinkish color on walls of the city. It is famous for its history, forts, heritage palaces, bazaars for shopping, food, fun activities, etc. Now, winters are on the doorstep of the city, and the chilly evenings enhances the beauty of the town. Winter is the best time to explore the city, to know more about the glory of the famous kings who had ruled here. To explore the streets of the city, you can visit famous antiques, clothes, jewelry, handicraft items and besides this, the city offers a nightlife to our youth also as in big metro cities such as cafes, discs, and pubs. So we have chosen the top 10 places to visit in Jaipur during winters which will give you a royal experience.
Elephant Village (Hathi Gaon)
If you are an animal lover, this will be the best place to visit in Jaipur. Elephant Village (Hathi gaon) which was set up to give a proper shelter and many more facilities not only to these giant animals but also to the families who are taking care of Elephants.
Elephant Village Jaipur offers a memorable and fantastic day with many fun activities. The activities include an introductory session with Elephants, communication with them, feeding, washing, Elephant painting and Elephant safari.
City Palace is the best place to visit in Jaipur during winters, due to its stunning architecture. Built between 1729 and 1732, have beautiful gardens, courtyards, and museum to visit. It is also one of the main residences of the royal family of Jaipur. It exhibits royal artefacts, musical instruments, blue pottery, toys, photographs, books and clothes of ancient rulers time. It is open for visitors from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the best time is to visit early morning to avoid the rush.
It is UNESCO’s world heritage site, which has nineteen gigantic architectural astronomical instruments. It has the world’s largest sundial, made of stone. Its use is to know the time as they don’t have the electric clocks as we have and to see the positioning of the stars, planets. It is best to visit this place during winter to avoid the heat in summers.
Amber Fort is located on a top of a hill which was built in 16th-century with sandstone and marble. It is also called as Amer Fort.
It has 4 levels in it to visit, and the best level it has is the Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace which has exquisite walls filled with mirrors and colored glasses which enhances the beauty of this fort. During evenings there is a spectacular sound and light also which can be best enjoyed in winters.
Hawa Mahal is one of the top places to visit in Jaipur, and it was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. It has 953 latticed windows which are an iconic landmark in Jaipur, and it was designed to resemble the crown of Lord Krishna.
Bazaars in City
Everyone who comes in Jaipur must visit these local bazaars of Jaipur. The famous markets of Jaipur are Johari Bazar for kundan, meenakari and polki jewelry, Tripolia Bazar for beautiful and colorful lac bangles, famous Jaipuri quilts from Hawa Mahal Road and handicraft items from the old city. Exploring the colorful bazaars is among the best fun activities in Jaipur.
Chokhi Dhani is an ethnic village which presents a glimpse of Rajasthani culture. In Chokhi Dhani you can have camel and elephant rides, acrobat performances, dance with Rajasthani folk dancers, enjoy the puppet show, fun games, romantic boat ride on the Tal Talayia village lake and enjoy the authentic Rajasthani meals. Here you can also have an incredible shopping experience in artisans village where you can buy handicraft items, ethnic jewelry, traditional tie-n-dye fabric and much more.
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Nahargarh Fort is one among the best places to visit in Jaipur. It is built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who has provided a strong defence to the Jaipur in the past. The fort gives a perfect view of the Aravali hills, especially in chilly winter mornings. The famous Bollywood movie song ‘Masti ki Pathshala’ of ‘Rang De Basanti’ shot at this fort which made this place more popular.
The fort is lightened up in nights which seems very beautiful. You can witness the beauty of the lightning city in the night by yourself which appears magical. The best thing to do in this fort beside exploring this fort is to enjoy the quick bite at Padao Restaurant while enjoying the view of the city from the top.
Sparkling nightlife in Jaipur
One of the best things to do in Jaipur is to enjoy the nightlife of many nightclubs such as F bar Retro, House of people, Blackout, 100% Rock, etc… Here you can enjoy the groovy music, mouthwatering snacks, and cocktails. Also, there are such places who offers traditional folk dances and music in Jaipur. Apart from clubs and cafes, you can enjoy the beautiful lights and sound show at Amber Fort, lightning view of Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal.
There are many folk festivals such as Kite flying festival, Holi, in which dry gulal (color) is smeared on each other while dancing on the tunes of the beautiful songs and with some drinks. Gangaur Fair which celebrates the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati etc. is one of the best things to do in Jaipur.
These are some of the best and top 10 places to visit in Jaipur during winters. I’m sure you got some idea for choosing the best sites among these when you will visit Jaipur. Exploring the new places makes us curious and excited, so keep exploring and let us know your experience of Jaipur in the comments.