Things To Do In Jaipur in a Two Days Trip

Jaipur, the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan in the western part of India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. There are so many exciting things to do in Jaipur that a short two days trip is simply not sufficient to cover them all. However, you can always make the most of your 48 hours in Jaipur by tactically picking the activities to cover.

We have listed some of the best things to do in Jaipur in a two days trip, which will help you make the most of your short trip to Jaipur.

 

Visit Amer Fort

The famous and grand Amer Fort in Jaipur is one of the greatest landmarks and tourist attractions near Jaipur. Also known as Amber Fort, the gigantic fort sits atop a hill and is located at a short 11kms distance from the main city of Jaipur. It is a very important tourist attraction in Jaipur and is a must visit.

Amer Fort
Amer Fort

Entry Fee :

  • Indian : INR 25.00 ; Student : INR 10
  • Foreigner : INR 200.00 ; Student : INR 100

Visiting Hours : 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Light Shows Timing (Onwords)

  • In English : 7.30 pm
    Entry Fee : Rs. 200.00
  • In Hindi : 8:00 PM
    Entry Fee : Rs. 100.00
NOTE: Elephant Ride at Amber Palace for two persons Rs. 900/-

 

Explore Historical Places

The state of Rajasthan has had a very long and intriguing history, with a lot of important events that helped shaping the future of modern day India. So, it goes without saying that one would get ample of options to explore and understand the glorious history of this state through some of the best art of architecture present in the city. These historical places plays a significant role in the tourism of the city. Some of the recommended historical places and heritage sites in Jaipur includes;

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
Astronomical Instruments at Jantar Mantar

Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Breeze)

Made with red and pink sandstone, this tall 5 stories architecture is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur, and is located in the heart of the city. The building got its name from the 953 jharokas(overhanging balconies) created in the entire structure, which allows breeze to pass through.

  • Entry Fee: INR 200 for foreigners (INR 25 for students), and INR 50 for local tourists.
  • Visiting Hours: 09:00am to 04:30pm (all days of the week)

 

Jantar Mantar

Most likely the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is a must visit. Your trip to Jaipur is considered incomplete without a visit to this skilfully designed place. It has a grand maze and several astronomical instruments; including the world’s biggest sundial.

  • Enter Fee: INR 200 for foreigners (INR 25 for students), and INR 50 for local tourists (INR 15 for students)
  • Visiting Hours: 09:00am to 04:30pm (all days of the week)

 

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir is a hindu temple built on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungri hill in Jaipur. The main attraction of this temple is the complete marble work done in the construction, and the classy design given to the architecture.

  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Visiting Hours: 05:00am to 09:00pm (all days of the week)

 

City Palace

The City Palace in Jaipur was once the seat of kings as it was from here that they ruled the region. One of the best tourist spots in the city, the City Palace is a vast complex and includes several buildings, courtyards and gardens. Two of the main palaces in the complex are the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal.

  • Entry Fee: INR 350 for foreign tourists and INR 75 for local tourists.
  • Visiting Hours: 09:00am to 05:00pm (all days of the week)

 

Shop at Local Markets

The handicraft art of Rajasthan is worldwide famous, which makes it imperative to fill your bags with some of the finest souvenirs to buy from Jaipur. All the way from pottery work to puppets, handwork done on clothings, fine jewellery, and various other accessories are at your disposal to purchase. Also, do make sure you are at your bargaining best when shopping in Jaipur. Some of the recommended market areas to shop in Jaipur includes;

Shopping in Rajasthan
Traditional Footwear in Rajasthan. Known as “Mojari”!

Johari Bazar

  • What to buy: Jewellery, clothing, quilts
  • Timings to visit: 10:00am to 11:00pm (all days of the week)

Tripolia Bazar

  • What to buy: Bangles, Brassware, carpets, precious stones and jewellery.
  • Timings to visit: 10:00am to 07:00pm (closed on Sundays)

Bapu Bazar

  • What to buy: Mojaries (local designed loafers), camel leather products, textiles, handicrafts, sandstone carvings.
  • Timings to visit: 10:30am to 07:30pm (all days of the week)

Nehru Bazar

  • What to buy: Perfumes and ready made garments
  • Timings to visit: 10:30am to 07:30pm (all days of the week)

 

 

Enjoy Hospitality at Chokhi Dhani

If you want to get introduced to the typical Rajasthani culture, lifestyle, and hospitality then a visit to the famous Chokhi Dhani is a must. A theme based resort located on the outskirts of the main city area; Chokhi Dhani will give you a clear glimpse of typical village lifestyle in Rajasthan. It is a real depiction of traditional Rajasthan with ancient artefacts, handicrafts, paintings, folklore and sculptures. Gorge on some authentic and lip smacking Rajasthani cuisine while enjoying some of the finest local dance performances and music. The village offers myriad entertainment options- folk dances, singing, camel rides, puppet shows, fortune-tellers, acrobatics, predicting parrots, magic shows, horse riding, boating etc.

Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur
Village Setup at Chokhi Dhani
  • Entry Fee: INR 450 (for adults) and INR 350 (for kids); village thali food costs INR 700 per head; buffet food costs INR 1100 per head.
  • Visiting Hours: 05:00pm to 11:00pm

 

A recommended itinerary to perfectly align your trip activities can be as follows;

If you are arriving in the morning, start your trip on the first day with a visit to the Amer Fort. More than your half day would be consumed on this trip. On returning back to the city during early evenings, you can hit straight to the local markets for some shopping (a visit either to the Johari Bazaar or Bapu Bazaar would cover everything). Give your day a rest after this and start the next day fresh while covering all the recommended historical places in the city. Following this, end your last day with a warm and hospitable touch at Chokhi Dhaani.

In case, you are arriving in the late evening, you won’t really have much to plan and can explore your place of stay, relax and get set for the actual first day in the morning.

Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, because of a series of buildings, houses and, walls painted in pink, Jaipur is a great place to visit. We hope this list of things to do in Jaipur will help you make the most of your 48 hours in the city.

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