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Jaipur Monuments

JAIPUR MONUMENTS ENTRANCE FEES

Amber Fort

 

Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I.

Kali Temple, which is also known as Shila Devi Temple, forms the part of the Fort. The Hall of Public Audiences, Diwan-I-Aam is a pavilion with double row of columns. Ganesh Pol, another feature of the Fort.

City Palace

 

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grand buildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers.

 

Gaitore

 

Gaitore is situated on the Jaipur-Amber road, about 15 kms from Jaipur. Gaitore is a royal cremation site of the majestic rulers of Jaipur.

Amongst all the cenotaphs, the one dedicated to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II appeals the most. This Chhatri is built in pure white marble, ornamented with delicate carvings, peacocks and beautiful designs. Although all the Maharajas of Jaipur were cremated here, but Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh was an exception to this ritual. He was cremated behind the Chandra Mahal in the City Palace complex, so his cenotaph was built there with the due respect.

Hawa Mahal

 

Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.

 

 

Jaigarh Fort

 

Jaigarh Fort is located on the top of the hill, by the name of Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles). Jaigarh Fort is also known as the 'Victory Fort', located at a comfortable distance of 15kms from Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort is considered as one of the spectacular forts in India. This Fort is on top of the hill, while Amber Fort is at the bottom. Many people regard the two as one complex however both of them are well connected with well guarded passages. Jaigarh Fort positioned centrally in the thorn-scrub hill, leaves a stern impact on the spectator at once.

 

Jantar Mantar

 

Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the period between 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. Initially Jantar Mantar was named as Yantra Mantra, which means instruments and formulae, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the recognized name.

JAIPUR MONUMENTS ENTRANCE FEES

Name of Monument Telephone Duration of Opening ENTRY FEE Camera Fee
Indian Foreign Child Indian Foreigner
Amber Fort 2530293 9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M. 10 50 10 Still-50
Video-100
Still-70
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City Palace 2608055 9.30 A.M.- 5.00 P.M. 35 150 25 Still-50
Video-150
Still-50
Video-150
Observatory 2610494 9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M. 10 10 10 Still-20
Video-50
Still-50
Video-100
Albert Hall (Museum) 2570099 9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M. 5 30 5    
Hawa Mahal (Museum) 2618862 9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M. 5 5   Still-10
Video-20
Still-30
Video-70
Jaigarh Fort 2671848 9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M. 15 20   Still-20
Video-100
Still-30
Video-100
Nahargarh Fort

5148044

9.30 A.M.- 4.30 P.M. 5 5   10 30
RECREATION CENTERS
Jawahar Kala Kendra 2706560 10.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M. Free Free Free Still-50 Still-50
Birla Planetarium 2382267 Show-11 A.M.
1,3,5,7 P.M. (Hindi)
6 P.M.- English
20
20
20
20
     
Fun Kingdom
(Amusement Park)
2398001-2-3 11.00 A.M.- 7.00 P.M. 90 90 75    
Pink-Pearl
(Water Park)
5141120 12.00 Noon-8.00 P.M. 125 125 80    
Revolving Restaurant 2366683-4-5 12.00 Noon-3.30 P.M. ( Lunch)
7.00 P.M.- 11.00 P.M. (Dinner)
250 250      
 

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