Jaipur printable map of top tourist attractions & city travel guide
Map of top 10 attractions in Jaipur
The typical top ten attractions are listed below. You can find the detailed locations of these places on the maps above.
- City Palace - The main attraction of the old city of Jaipur is its City Palace. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City. The complex includes Peacock Gate.
- Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - Jaipur's most instantly recognizable landmark, the Hawa Mahal, or 'Palace of Winds', stands to the east of the City Palace. It's best appreciated from the outside during the early morning, when it glows orange-pink in the rays of the rising sun. Hawa Mahal is a five-story facade of hundreds of latticed-stone screened windows, behind which the ladies of the palace could view the city without being seen. Visitors are permitted to climb up the winding ramp to the top.
- Jantar Mantar - Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar. This medieval observatory is the largest of its kind in the world.
- Amber (or Amer) Fort - 11km north of Jaipur lies the first royal residence of the Maharajas of Kachhwaha. This magnificent fort is more of a palace, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, and divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. The most memorable part of a trip here is standing at the fort's highest point and photographing the parade of elephants.
- Old City (Pink City) - The Old City is partially encircled by a crenellated wall punctuated at intervals by grand gateways. The major gates are Chandpol (pol means 'gate'), Ajmer Gate and Sanganeri Gate. Avenues divide the Pink City into neat rectangles, each specialising in certain crafts, as ordained in the Shilpa-Shastra. The main bazaars in the Old City include Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar and Chandpol Bazaar; see the walking tour or Shopping for more details of these bazaars.
- Badi Chaupar - Badi Chaupar, literally 'Large Square', also known as Manak Chowk, is a public square in Jaipur. It houses Jaipur's main attractions: the unusual shapes of the Jantar Mantar observatory, the lovely Hawa Mahal, and the exotic Johari Bazaar. Another unmissable nearby attraction here is the City Palace Museum, full of dazzling costumes, weaponry and royal relics.
- Tripolia Bazaar - To the south of the City Palace is one of the walled city's busiest streets and bazaars. The shops here mainly sell an enormous range of metal goods and kitchenware.
- Jaigarh Fort - The fort has water reservoirs, residential areas, a puppet theatre and the world's largest wheeled cannon, Jaya Vana. It is a steep uphill walk (about 1km) from Amber and offers great views from the Diwa Burj watchtower.
- Sanager - A colourful town (map: 16km south of Jaipur), renowned for its block printed cotton textiles.
- Bagru - The small village of Bagru is yet another traditional textile printing centre.
- Alwar - Situated between Mughal and Rajput territories, Alwar's most famous attraction is the City Palace.
- Other attractions shown on our detailed maps include: Nawab Saheb ki Haveli, Tripolia Gate, Siliserh, Rajgarh, Bairat, Bhangarh, Shekhawati, Govindji Temple, Ram Niwas Bagh, Albert HAll Central Museum, Museum of Indology, Moti Dungari Temple, Moti Dungari Temple, Gaitor, Jal Mahal, Ajmer, Pushkar
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Pick up a detailed map at the tourist information centre - The Rajasthan Tourist Development Corporation information bureau is located on Platform 1 at the Jaipur Railway Station. You will be able to pick up large maps covering the city and the surrounding region.
Map orientation & surrounding area - The Jaipur region of Rajasthan lies on the eastern fringes of the Thar Desert, a semi-arid land cut southwest to northeast by the craggy Aravalli Hills. Jaipur area is centred around the old capital of Amber and the 'newer' city of Jaipur with its palace, observatory, temples and bazaars and impressive modern buildings. To Jaipur's north are the attractive Samode palace and Shekhawati areas, while to its northeast is the wooded area of the Aravallis, where Alwar, a former princely state, and the Sariska National Park are situated. To the southwest, past the textile towns of Sanganer and Bagru, are the religious sites of Ajmer and Pushkar. South of Jaipur lies Chaksu, a pilgrim centre, an important medieval kingdom of Tonk, b which is the spectacular tiger sanctuary Ranthambhore, nestling beneath the gra ramparts of a historic medieval fort.
Getting around with our maps - The best way to get around the crowded city center is to print our maps and travel on foot or by rickshaw.
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