A highlight of Jaipur is that at almost every nook and corner, you will come across an ancient monument. This is one of the reasons that many tourists opt to go to Jaipur on holiday.
With so many places to see, one can actually get confused about where to start. If you love exploring historical places and cultural monuments, start by exploring the forts in Jaipur and around the city. Here are the best ones to see.
Best Forts in Jaipur to Explore
1. Amer Fort
The architecture of the Amer Fort has a blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural influences. A stunning facade, gorgeous carvings and intricate detailing are what makes the Amer Fort popular with tourists.
There is a lot to see at the Amer Fort. You can check out the Diwan-e-Aam, the Sukh Mandir, the Mughal Garden and the Turban Museum. You can also enjoy an elephant or jeep ride or check out a cool laser light show at the Amer Fort.
- Location: Devisinghpura
- Timing: 9 am to 6 pm
- Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 50; Foreigners Rs. 550
2. Nahargarh Fort
Rustic and charming, the Nahargarh Fort sits on the Aravalli hills, which overlooks the town of Amer. Previously a retreat home for the Rajput royal family, this fort is now under the care of the Rajasthan government.
The Nahargarh Fort is famous for its Indo-European architectural style, glass palace, and the wax museum. It offers stunning views of the lake. For those looking to grab a bite, there is a restaurant and a food court inside the fort.
- Location: Krishna Nagar
- Timing: 10 am to 5.30 pm
- Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 50; Foreigners Rs. 200
3. Jaigarh Fort
The Jaigarh Fort is located on the Cheel ka Teela in Jaipur. Overlooking the Aravalli, this fort was built in 1726 by Jai Singh. It was never captured by anyone, so most parts of the fort have remained intact.
The fort is home the largest wheeled canon, the Jaya Vana, which is a must see for every tourist in Jaipur. Inside the fort you will find a few reservoirs and a puppet theatre. A great place to check out, spend a few hours browsing through Rajput history at the fort.
- Location: Krishna Nagar
- Timing: 9 am to 4.30 pm
- Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 50; Foreigners Rs. 85
The forts in Jaipur are a great place to explore Rajput history and Jaipur’s rich culture. From typical artwork to awesome Rajput architecture, you can browse through it all at these forts. Added benefits are rides and a few cultural programs.
For a great experience, you would want to hire a professional tour guide at these forts. They know the place well and can introduce you to hidden gems inside these forts. Do you love visiting forts? We would love to hear all about the best one that you have visited in the comments below.