Best Places to Visit in Jaipur in 2 Days

Jaipur is one city where history presents itself in myriad ways. The history of the city stands tall and marvels in its omnipresence. The folklore telling stories of valor, saving honor, and cultural fabric of those times are truest and viable. The city of Jaipur is just 286 years old and it was the first planned modern city in India.

Owing to its history, Jaipur has many tourist places of interest. Ranging from monuments, temples, parks, and palaces to wildlife, lakes, cenotaphs, ruins, and even haunted places right from the storybooks. Jaipur is a place to be explored rather than visited. It is one place where pointing out the best places to visit in Jaipur for two days’ trip is a difficult task, still leaving out places that pique your senses. Anyway, let us pick the best places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days for you.

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Day 1

Govind Devji Temple: (Anytime between 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

Praying your favorite deity is the beautiful start of the visit in Jaipur in 2 days. If you are an early riser and want to attend the Aarti at the temple, venturing out early is recommended. Do not forget to taste the yummy Prasad. Soothing your nerves in the calm of the temple only interspersed by the ringing bells is the ultimate form of meditation. Charging you for the long day ahead.

Location: 700 meters from Hawa mahal and Badi Chaupar
Timings: 5.00 AM to 8.45 PM
Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Hawa Mahal: (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Jaipur is known by its pink-colored honeycomb-shaped beauty - Hawa Mahal. It’s also the highlight of the places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days. The palace looks beautiful with sunlight falling on it and accentuating the color and architecture of the palace. The design of the Hawa Mahal is said to be inspired by Lord Krishna’s crown. The palace was made by the maharaja for the queen and her associates to see the city buzz around without being seen from the road below. There is a museum too to peep into the lives of Jaipur royals.

Location: Centrally located at Badi Chaupar
Timings: Open all 7 days from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person for Indians, Rs. 200 per person for Foreign Tourists

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal
Maharaja City Palace, Jaipur, India
City Palace


City Palace: (11:30 AM – 2:00 PM)

City palace is just 800 meters from the Hawa Mahal and occupies almost one-seventh of the Pink City, undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days. Flanked by four beautifully designed gates, it is your gateway to one-on-one with the Royal lifestyle. Chandra Mahal is the part of City Palace where the royal family still resides. This part is not open to the public. To see the royal quarters, open for the public, one needs to purchase a special ticket. This leads to a quiet, yet magnificent display of architecture and lux lives the royal once lived.

Location: Approx. 800 meters from Hawa Mahal.
Timings: Open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM every day.
Entrance Fee: Indian Adult: Rs. 130 per person Indian Child: Rs. 70 per child
• Senior Citizen: Rs. 110 per person
• Foreign tourists: Rs. 500 per person
• Photography fee: Rs. 50
• Videography fee: Rs. 150

Jantar Mantar (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar
After an authentic lunch in one of the numerous restaurants at Badi Chaupar, you could resume your sight-seeing on another close-by destination. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was a genius astronomy enthusiasts and is credited to five advanced astronomical observatories in Jaipur, Delhi, Mathura, Varanasi, and Ujjain.

Constructed in 1734, the Jaipur observatory (also known as Jantar Mantar) is the largest of all and still functions well and gives time to a precision of two seconds. It was built for the Maharaja’s Guru Pundit Jagannath, to make accurate predictions for major events like wars, marriages, etc. The observatory can predict eclipses, calculate the exact orbit of the Earth around the Sun, track the location of the stars and predict changes at zodiac levels, an interesting place to visit in Jaipur in two days.

Location: Opposite the City Palace.
Timings: 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM
• Entrance fee: Indians: Rs. 50 per person
• Students: Rs. 15 per student
• Foreign tourists: Rs. 200 per person
• Foreign students: Rs. 100 per student
• Additional Rs 50 for Cameras
 

Albert Hall Museum (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)

Albert Hall is a museum displaying the royal lifestyle and the things they spent most of their time with. It houses local handicraft items from those times, royal jewelry, clothes, arms and ammunition, and many other things of interest. Do not forget to appreciate the beautiful architecture of the Albert Hall. Catch a bus or rickshaw to take you to Amer fort straight from here.

Location: Near Ram Niwas Garden.

Timings:  The museum is open on all days between 9.00 AM to 5 PM and 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM. It is closed only on Maintenance days and Holi. The Maintenance days are every Tuesday from October to March and every Monday from April to September.

Entrance Fee:

Three categories of ticket are:

General Entry Ticket: Indian Student: Rs. 20 each;  Foreign Student: Rs. 150 each; Indian Visitor: Rs. 40 each; Foreign Visitors: Rs. 300 each.
• Students: Rs. 40; Foreign Students: Rs. 200; Indian Visitor: 300; Foreign Visitor: 1000
• Night Visit (every day between 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM): Rs. 100 for all categories
• Entry is free for children below 7 years.
• No entry fee is charged for Student Groups every day between 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM if recommended by their respective institutes.

Entry is free for all category of visitors on following days:
• 30 March – Rajasthan Day
• 18 April – World Heritage Day
• 18 May – World Museum Day
• 27 September – World Tourism Day
• The Audio Guide: It is a portable pre-recorded Walkman – perfect replacement for fake tourist guides. Indian Visitors- Rs.114; Foreign Visitors – Rs.171
 

Amer Fort (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

Don’t miss this fort, which is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur in 2 days. You could wonder why visit a fort so late in the evening? Well, its placement on your itinerary is owing to the awesome sound and light show to highlight the astounding spectacle focused on Jaipur’s glorious past. The elephant ride that starts at the foothill and leaves you at the fort’s gate. One can see the awe-inspiring beauty of Aravalli hills on thepath upwards.

Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort
Location: DeviSinghpura, Amer village

Timings: 7 days a week; 8.00 AM to 5.30 pm

Light Show Timings: English: 7:30 PM; Hindi: 8:00 PM

Elephant Ride Timings: 7:30 AM to 12:30 pm

Entrance Fee: In INR

• 25 per person - Indians
• 10 per person - Indian Students
• 550 per person - Foreign Tourists
• 100 per person - Foreign Students
• 200 per person - Light Show in English
• 100 per person - Light Show in English
• 1100 per couple - Elephant Ride

Day 2

Monkey Temple (Galta Ji Temple) (Any time between 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM)

Another day to start early and with a praying heart. Galta Ji Temple is a huge and interesting temple complex from the 15th century, in honor of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna, and Lord Hanuman. There are seven natural water springs. The largest of all springs is called Galta, from which the name of the temple was derived. The springs have been blessed to never go-dry which is evident from the regular flow of water, with no clue on where it is coming from and to where it is going. The complex is also a monkey temple owing to the huge monkey population and their coordinated ways to commit small thefts for food.

Location: 10 km from Jaipur Main city on Ajmer road. Travel time: 30 mins
Timings: 5.00 AM to 9.00 PM takes 2-3 hours to go around.
Entrance Fee: No entry fee
 

Nahargarh Fort (10:00 AM – 1:00 pm)

Nahargarh Fort is an 18th-century construction, built to keep the city safe during wars and help as a vantage point. Aravalli mountains further armor the fort and give it a hideout. The view of the city from the fort is very beautiful. The fort has a lux-sculpture museum with paintings and sculptures from the world over, and a wax museum as additional attractions.

Location: 5 Km from Galta Ji on Amer road. Travel time: 15 mins
Timings: Open all days between 10.00 AM and 5.30 PM
Entrance Fee: INR 50 for Indians, 200 for Foreigners

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Amazing panoramic View of Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur
Resplendent Building in Nahargarh Fort

 

Royal Gaitor or Gaitor ki Chhatriyaan (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

The Royal Gaitor or ‘Gaitor Ki Chhatriyaan’ is quietly nestled in a cove at the foothill of Nahargarh Fort at a little distance from the fort. The royal crematorium with intricately carved cenotaphs in Rajputana Style is indeed royal and a crematorium with a difference. This is a very calm place with beautiful views. What a peaceful place for the royals and their families to rest. Garh Ganesh is a Lord Ganesha temple worth visiting. Do not forget to take your camera along. It is Grand.

Location: On Mangala road, Bramhapuri.
Timings: (6.00 AM to 6.30 PM)
Entrance Fee: Rs 30 for foreigners;

Shopping:

If you have time in your hands and are fond of shopping, Jaipur is a great shopping destination. The main markets of Jaipur are Bapu Bazaar, Johari market, Chandpole market, Tripolia market, M.I. Road, Nehru Bazaar and many more. These markets sell all the local handicraft goods like bandhani, gota patti, tie-n-dye, textile and sarees; meenakari, thewa, gemstone, and specialized wedding jewelry; wedding trousseau, bangles, original leather footwear, and bags, etc.; brass, wooden and marble figurines and artifacts, etc. Bargaining will come handy in getting good deals here.

Apart from these, there are many other places like Birla Mandir, Deer Park, Bhangarh ruins, Sariska National Park, the empty village of Ajabgarh, Elephant village and many other very different kinds of tourist spots in and around Jaipur which you can cover more on your next trip. Happy vacations.

Note: Rajasthan Tourism board has introduced a Composite Entry Ticket system that Includes visits to 8 different places including Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Vidyadhar Gardens, Sisodiya Rani Bagh and Palace, and Isarlat (Sargasooli). These are available only at the ticketing windows at Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar observatory. The ticket can be purchased from the Rajasthan Tourism Website. This is a hassle-free, time-saving option. Do go for it. See also Rajasthan Travel Guide

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