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Jaipur, an integral part of Indian tourism, is also one of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan. It is popularly known as the Pink City and is well known for its forts and magnificent places. The marvelous architecture reflects the Indian architecture and glory of Rajputs.

Sawai Jai Singh II, the then ruler of Rajasthan established the city of Jaipur in the year 1727. Located at about 1414 ft above sea level, it has a subtropical humid climate with October to March being the best time of the year. The huge palaces, havelis and the beautiful temples of marble are some of the best of architectural tourism that Rajasthan offers. The vibrant, colorful costumes, a tantalizing and wide variety of food, astounding jewelry captures the attention of tourists making them want to explore the culture and lifestyle of these people.


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Jaipur’s historical heritage has been put on the world map. The forts in Jaipur showcase the distinct architecture and are popular tourist destinations. Here is information about the three forts in Jaipur:


Amber or Amer Fort. Wikimedia Commons

1. Amber or Amer Fort

Amber Fort used to be inhabited by Rajput royals until the city of Jaipur was established. The fort can be reached by a jeep or elephant perching up on the hill. It is a majestic blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Some important and must-visit places in the fort are Shila Mata temple, Jas Mandir, and the Sheesh Mahal. You can enjoy the evening at the fort through the sound and light show.

Opening time: 9.30am
Closing time : 4.30pm
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Photography allowed or not: Yes
Entry Fee & Photography charges: Yes


Nahargarh Fort. Wikimedia Commons

2. Nahargarh Fort

Also known as the ‘Tiger Fort’, it was built by Jai Singh II. The aim was to provide a strong defense to the city. It stands on the edge of Aravalli Hills and is the best place to view the beautiful Pink City. The extended walls of the fort connect it to Fort Jaigarh. The fort was basically used as a place of protection for the Europeans including the British wives of the region during the first war of Indian Independence in 1857. It was also the hunting residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur.

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Opening time: 9.30am
Closing time: 4.30pm
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Photography allowed or not: Yes
Entry Fee & Photography charges: Yes


Jaigarh Fort. Wikimedia Commons

3. Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort was built by Jai Singh II in the year 1726. It is also known as the ‘Fort of Victory’. Being dominated by huge walls and watchtowers, it is a good example of a self-sufficient place. There are 3km long thick sandstone walls and Indo-Persian style architectural features. Some of the best places to visit here are the Ram Harihar temple, Kal Bhairav temple, a museum for arms and ammunition of those days and the largest cannon named Jaivana.

Opening time: 9.30am
Closing time: 4.30pm
Best Time to Visit: October – March
Photography allowed or not: Yes
Entry Fee and Photography charges: Yes


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