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A Visit to Jaipur – Best Places to Visit in Jaipur in One Day

Jaipur is also known as the Pink city of India. And, though it’s a huge city, we found the best places to visit in Jaipur in one day!

It is charismatic and holds a historical background just like other cities but this city has some extraordinary invention and creation by the Rajput’s. It usually requires two to three days to fully explore the whole city but today we’ll cut short and tell you about the most important places to visit in your one-day tour in Jaipur and this one-day itinerary includes only the most popular attractions of the city.

Here are the top places for you to visit in a day at Jaipur:

#1 City Palace

Jaipur City Palace
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Don’t get confused with the Udaipur’s city Palace because this Jaipur City Palace is one of a kind. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this palace is the most beautiful and attractive one and also has best-decorated places designed. The unique specialty of this palace is the welcoming Mubarak Mahal greeting.

The guards greet every visitor in a royal way ever since it was created. This palace was constructed from 1729 to 1732. It was created by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and was served as the royal residence for the Maharaja. Since then it has been serving to various generations of royal families.

#2 Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal
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Close to the City Palace, this Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the heart of Jaipur. It is another significant palace to visit for sightseeing when you are in Jaipur for a day. It was built in 1799. It’s a five-story building built in a pyramidal shape, which is a symbolic replica of the Hindu god, lord Krishna’s crown.

It is a combination of Mughal and Rajput architecture and has 953 windows which are called ‘jharokas’. These jharokas were built in such a way that they allowed the royal women to view the outside world and the people outside were unable to view them. It is designed in the shape of Honeycomb.

#3 Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar
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Jantar Mantar meaning Magical Instrument is an extraordinary architectural design and also proves the scientific and astronomical abilities of the Rajput Kings. Jantar Mantar is one of the most famous observatories in the world attracting millions of astronomical students from around the globe.

The maharajas of Jaipur, who were undoubtedly the best architects also demonstrated their expertise in science and astronomy by building Jantar Mantar in five different places of India: Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Ujjain and Varanasi out of which the Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is the largest one and the best preserved scientific observatories.

Situated near the city palace, people visiting city palace must definitely visit this epic creation, and it has a collection of 14 geometric devices out of which Samrat Yantra is the largest among these devices and also the largest sundial in the world. Though it was built in the ancient age, it still serves as a learning center for amateur learners of astronomy, and is a great source of knowledge for astronomical studies.

#4 Raj Mandir Cinema

Raj Mandir
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Raj Mandir Cinema is one of the largest Cinema’s in the world and has served for the private screening of various famous Bollywood movies. Located on Bhagwan Das road, this cinema is one of the best theatres in India and an iconic place to visit while in Jaipur. It started on 1st June 1976 with the screening of movie ‘Charas’. This is a must-visit place to spend time and also enjoy watching movies with your family.

These are just some places and there are many other like Amber Fort, Sun temple, Jai Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Museum Hall and plenty more to explore so if you are for more than a day then you can also visit this other places which are also popular around the world and attracts thousands of tourists a day.

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