Jaipur Walking Tour

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HAWA MAHAL (PALACE OF WINDS)

Start your tour at Hawa Mahal, an iconic symbol of Jaipur. It's a five-story palace with intricate latticework windows. Take some time to explore the interior and learn about its history.

CITY PALACE

Head towards the City Palace, which is just a short walk from Hawa Mahal. This grand palace complex is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Don't miss the Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, and the museum inside.

JANTAR MANTAR

Walk over to Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Samrat Yantra is the largest sundial in the world, standing at 27 meters tall. It can accurately measure time to within two seconds. This observatory consists of 19 architectural instruments that were used for various astronomical calculations, such as measuring time, predicting eclipses, and determining celestial coordinates. The instruments are made of stone and marble and are known for their precision in making astronomical measurements.

ALBERT HALL MUSEUM

An astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century It boasts the world's largest stone sundial, which stands as a testament to the scientific prowess of ancient India. Explore the various astronomical instruments, each designed with remarkable precision.

GOVIND DEV JI TEMPLE

From Albert Hall, head towards the Govind Dev Ji Temple, located in the City Palace complex. It's dedicated to Lord Krishna and is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.

JOHARI BAZAAR

After visiting the temple, make your way to Johari Bazaar, one of Jaipur's most popular markets. Here you can shop for jewelry, textiles, and other traditional Rajasthani items.

Tips

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as you'll be on your feet for most of the tour.
  • Stay hydrated, especially if you're visiting in the warmer months.
  • Respect the local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites.
  • Bargain politely if you're shopping in markets like Johari Bazaar.
  • This walking tour covers some of the most significant attractions in Jaipur. However, remember .that Jaipur has even more to offer, so feel free to adjust the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule.