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Best Places To Visit In Jaipur For Solo Travelers

While there are over 50+ great places to cover in Jaipur, one can only visit the most attractive places considering their limited time. Hawa Mahal, historical forts, beautiful museums, there are many things that locals will recommend you, but you’ve to decide which place needs to be prioritized the most. 

If you’re also passionate about traveling solo and heading to Jaipur in the next couple of days, this guide will help you choose the best places to visit in the Pink City. I myself visited all these places on my 2-days solo Jaipur trip. 

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8 Best Places To Visit In Jaipur You Can’t Miss

In the below list, I have provided some handy bonus tips to cover the famous tourist places in Jaipur in a hassle-free manner. So, without further ado, let’s start with the places to visit in Jaipur:

1. Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

If you’re in Jaipur, you cannot miss visiting the serene Hawa Mahal. This monument is the heart of Pink City and is visited by millions of travelers annually. Hawa Mahal is the perfect place to start your Jaipur journey, and one can easily enjoy this masterpiece alone.

The structure is beautiful, with orange pinkish from the outside, setting the city’s tone. From inside, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows; half of them are shiny with multiple colors. 

You can easily reach this place by minibusses, autorickshaws, vans, cabs, scooters, etc. The site gets heavily rushed in the afternoon till late evening as city locals also prefer visiting this place quite often. 

I visited this heritage early in the morning and didn’t find many people roaming around the place. As a result, I took many pictures from all angles and kickstarted my solo journey of Jaipur.

Bonus Tip: The best pictures of Hawa Mahal come from its front face; however, the front has a busy traffic road with an immense crowd. So, you can visit the cafes and restaurants at the front of Hawa Mahal and book a table on the terrace to get the perfect view of this monument.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 2-3 hr on average

2. City Palace

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City Palace, Jaipur

Next on the list is City Palace which is located at just 10 minutes walk from the Hawa Mahal. A palace of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, which has now turned into a museum and royal residence. 

If you want to learn more about Rajasthani culture and history, this palace is the perfect place for you. It is beautiful from the outside, has a royal heritage look, and is surrounded by lush green gardens.

I found the ticket price a bit higher for this museum but considering it’s protected by the government and preserves some of the oldest pieces of Rajasthani culture, it’s worth it.

If you are lucky enough, you can also attend some cultural events and royal weddings, which are open to the public. The bad part is they do not allow photography inside the museum to protect the city’s identity.

Bonus Tip: When you enter this palace, you’ll be surrounded by many guides to give you the museum tour. If you’re interested in learning Rajasthan’s detailed history, you can opt for the guide. However, make sure to negotiate the price to the lowest level possible, as they always pitch the initial price 2-3 times higher. 

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 2-3 hr on average

3. Jantar Mantar

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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

After seeing the royalty of the City Palace, you must head to Jantar Mantar, which is just 100m from the museum. In the 18th century, Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed 5 Jantar Mantars in India, and Jaipur has one of them. 

A Jantar Mantar is a place where you can find stone-built astronomical instruments that were used to depict time, motion, and planet movements in earlier centuries. You can learn a lot from this place, like how people used to decide between day and night, and the time zones, just by watching the sun’s movement. 

When I visited this place on my solo trip, I hired a guide for myself from the entrance of this structure. I usually don’t prefer guides, but you’ll feel incomplete without someone guiding you about the ancient instruments. The place is photogenic, so carry your glasses, hats, and camera to capture perfect pictures. 

Bonus Tip: Before going to Jantar Mantar, watching some Youtube videos that give information on these instruments is a great idea. Though you’ll have a guide, prior information will 10x your experience when you see these archaeological instruments for the first time. 

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 1-2 hr on average

Now that you’ve covered the prominent grand places, it’s time to move on to the top side of Jaipur, which is all about MAJESTIC FORTS!

4. Amber Palace Fort

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Amber Palace Fort, Jaipur

Amber Palace, also known as Amer Fort, is one of the top tourist places in Jaipur. You just cannot miss this place on your Jaipur trip. It’s a bit far away from the city center, and you’ll have to either hire a cab/rickshaw or hop on a bus to reach this glamorous fort. 

Amer Fort is known for its serenity, out-of-the-world design, and attractive colors. It’s made of red sandstone and marble, making it look super vibrant in the sunlight. This fort has seen everything from wars to hosting India’s most reputed warriors’ weddings.

You’ll find this place incredible and huge to cover it all with your bare feet. I still regret the decision of not taking a guide for this place, as I missed learning about its built history and war tales. The best part is that you can also click photos inside this fort; it has some good angles to capture yourself.

Bonus Tip: On my arrival at this fort, I found this even more crowded than Hawa Mahal due to its reputation. Because of the heavy crowds, I could not read on to artifacts descriptions or click whole pictures. So, if you’re traveling solo and have no dependents with you, you should try to visit this place early in the morning to avoid the peak hour rush.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 3-4 hr on average

5. Jaigarh Fort

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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

After exploring the Amer Fort, it’s time to walk a little more to reach Jaigarh Fort. This fort is located at 2kms from the Amer Fort; however, both the forts are internally connected, so you don’t have to hire a vehicle to reach this spot.

Unlike Amer fort, which is famous for its beauty, Jaigarh fort is mainly known for its resilience and power. This fort has probably seen some of India’s most horrific wars and always stood tall. Jaigarh Fort is also the home of the world’s most giant cannon, which was used in earlier wars by kings and soldiers.

As this fort has been through many attacks, it’s a bit rugged and least maintained by the government compared to the other forts. But keeping the maintenance part aside, the place can help you see the entire Jaipur city from its top, and you can spend some good time sitting and relaxing on the walls. 

Bonus Tip: The only reputed thing about this fort is the giant cannon. If you’re running out of time or have limited time in the city, prefer visiting the Amber and Nahargarh fort, which has a lot to offer.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 1-2 hr on average

6. Nahargarh Fort

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Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

The dignity of Pink City, Nahargarh Fort, is located on Jaipur’s hillside and is 15km from the Hawa Mahal. You can see the entire city of Jaipur from this fort and trek to the top of this magnificent early-age structure. 

People from the entire Jaipur come to this place to see the majestic sunrise and sunset and enjoy this fort’s vibes. While the mornings can be mesmerizing, the nights are breathtaking at this fort. The best part of this fort is its exterior structural design, the powerful walls that held their grounds in the war attacks. 

To reach this place, you’ve to climb a bit as it’s situated at the top. And, nothing can beat this place in terms of taking pictures of the entire Jaipur city in a single frame. Also, many animals roam around this place, such as monkeys, peacocks, parrots, etc. 

Bonus Tip: It’s a great idea to visit this place in the evening, for three reasons. First, there’ll be only a handful of people, so there will be no crowding issue. Second, the sunset over the Pink City is something you’ll remember for your entire life. Third is the lightning of the fort, which only glows at night. Most importantly, only visit this place in the evening if you’ve your private vehicle or a round cab, as you won’t find much transportation to return to the city at night.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 2-3 hr on average

7. Albert Hall Museum

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Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

If you’ve covered most of the historical places in Jaipur and still have some time in the Pink City, you should visit Albert Hall Museum. The museum has eye-catching artifacts, some from as early as the 14th century. 

You’ll find hundreds of small and big artifacts in this museum, each of which has its own story and usage in the past. The museum is loaded with historical weapons, swords, coins, and many other royal things you’ll see for the first time.

One thing I found surprising about this hall is that there’s no guide to explain the artifacts’ history to you. Although descriptions are written at the bottom, it’s pretty tiny and hard to understand. So, you only take pictures of those beautiful vintage pieces without knowing their actual usage. 

Bonus Tip: The museum looks stunning at night because of its lightning and evening decoration. So, try to cover this place in the evening or at night to take some beautiful pictures. 

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google MapsLink

Time To Spend: 1-2 hr on average

8. Chokhi Dhani Ethnic Village Resort

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Chokhi Dhani Ethnic Village Resort, Jaipur

If you’re in Jaipur for the first time, this is the resort you can not afford to miss out. Chokhi Dhani is a chain of traditional and cultural hospitality brands in India’s offbeat locations. 

This place is perfect for everyone to visit, be it solo travelers, kids, families, or even seniors. There’s something for everyone in this resort. 

Chokhi Dhani welcomes you with its open heart, and the moment you enter here, you experience the village culture of Rajasthan. The structures, play areas, and dining halls are all constructed so that you’ll feel connected to the roots of this place.

There are camel/elephant rides, shooting and throwing games, magic shows, cultural dance, puppet shows, and many other small events to juggle your evening and night. You can also enjoy the delicious Rajasthani food, which stays included in the price ticket. 

Bonus Tip: The place is far away from the central city, and if you’re traveling solo to this place, a round cab will cost you even more than the price of the Chokhi Dhani ticket. Since I visited this place alone, I managed by taking an Ola Bike, which cost a nominal price, and I saved hundreds of bucks on transportation.

Tickets: Offline/Online

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 3-5 hr on average

If you’re planning to explore Jaipur at some specific time of the day, then you can visit the places accordingly:

Places To Visit In Jaipur At Night or Evening:

  • Jal Mahal
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Amber Fort
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Raj Mandir Cinema

Places To Visit In Jaipur In Morning or Afternoon:

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amber Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • City Palace

I hope the above list and tips will help you to decide on the places to visit in Jaipur. Jaipur has a lot to offer, but with limited time, we can only pick the best out of the best places to spend our time on.

Feel free to drop your comments or queries if you have any!

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