You must have heard people saying, that what’s there in Jaipur? 3 days are more than enough for Jaipur. But, trust me we felt like spending one more day in the city. We had a great vacation in the beautiful pink city, Jaipur.
In this guide, you will find detailed itinerary for 3 days including best places to visit, what to eat in the city, what to shop and how to go around the city with some tips.
Let’s get started!
The Pink City and the state capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a symbol of India’s regal heritage. The city is one of the famous vacation destinations among tourists, well known for its historical buildings, forts, palaces, spectacular monuments, chaotic streets, and spicy eateries on every corner. You must choose the ideal 3-day schedule for Jaipur in order to maximise your time there and enjoy every bit of it.
Here is our detailed guide for you. For the ideal three days in Jaipur, keep reading!
We started our journey from Delhi to Jaipur by early morning train. You can travel by road or by bus as well, the city is well connected with roadways and railways. We checked into our hotel around 11 AM, take some rest and started exploring the city.
Day 1 – Hawa Mahal + Chowkidhani
We kept this day light by visiting Hawa Mahal in the afternoon and Chowkidhani in the evening. Explored Hawa Mahal after that, we enjoyed lunch at Tattoo Café with the best views of beautiful Hawa Mahal. No doubt, we spend good time here – relaxing, admiring the beauty of mahal and capturing memories. From there, we walk to the main road and left for Chowkidhani by cab.
Tip: Must try chocolate shake at Tattoo Cafe, its awesome!
Chowkidhani is approx 25 kms from Jaipur and opens at 5 pm and closes at 11 pm. You must be thinking there is no use of reaching on time there, but believe me, you will fully enjoy every second of 6 hours there by experiencing Rajasthani culture and tradition and by enjoying several activities here followed by scrumptious traditional Rajasthani food.
Tip: Don’t travel by your own vehicle, otherwise you will end up wasting your time in traffic. We hired a cab with driver for 3 days, best for family travel.
Day 2 – Patrika Gate + Amer Fort + Panna Meena ka kund + Jagat Shrimoni Temple + Jal Mahal + Maharani ki Chatriyan
We started our day early as you can see we covered many places in a day. We started with Patrika Gate, one of the beautiful instagramable of Jaipur. This enormous gate is a fine piece of architecture. Bright and beautiful shades of every color look so mesmerizing. You can skip this place, but, I would recommend you must visit this gate – you will surely love it.
Tip: There is no entry fees and no timings, you can visit anytime. But try to visit early in the morning to avoid crowd.
From there we head towards Amber Fort, one of the largest forts in Jaipur. Due to its significant architectural and historical heritage, the fort was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
Tip: don’t forget to take a guide at the Fort otherwise you will roam there for a long time and miss all the history and details of the Fort.
On the way to Amber Fort, you can visit Panna Meena kund stepwell, this is one of those locations where folks used to gather water, wash their clothes, and have a little small-talk. When you visit Amber Fort, you can get here by foot. After crossing stepwell, we visited Jagat Shiromani temple. It is the only temple of Lord Krishna with Meera. Photography is not allowed inside the temple, you can take great pics on the stairs.
On the way back from Amber Fort, we visited Jal Mahal. Although entry to Jal Mahal is closed, but you can stay here awhile as lake views are incredible. Here we spent little time and covered another place – Maharani ki Chatriyan, Jaipur’s offbeat place.
It is basically a funeral area for the Royal ladies or Maharanis, which features exquisitely carved cenotaphs and royal chhatris. People mostly cover the main attractions of the city, but this place is lesser known to the public, you must visit. We ended the day by having dinner at Natraj Restaurant.
Tip: Best place for photography
Day 3 – Kishangarh + City Palace + Jantar Mantar + Albert Hall Musuem + Bapu Bazar + Johari Bazar
We started our day by exploring mini Switzerland of Rajasthan – Kishangarh. This is located approx 80 kms from Jaipur, so it took almost our day to cover this place. You can skip Kishangarh and visit Nahargarh or Jaigarh Fort.
We reached the City Palace around 4.30 PM and luck to have last tickets for the same. City Palace closes at 7 PM, so we get very less time to explore the place but still we marked off beautiful City Palace from our list. In the evening we go for shopping at Bapu Bazar and Johari Bazar and ended our day by visiting Albert Hall Musuem. It was looking very nice in night as it lights up in the night.
Tip: Although Bapu bazaar is a famous market of Jaipur, but still prices of few things are very high. We personally suggest to check shops and hawkers selling jewellery, textiles, handicraft items, saris leather products and other items just outside the lanes of Bapu bazaar. You will find the same things at cheaper prices.
You can read full blog on Kishangarh here.
Day 4 (Optional) – Galta Ji Temple + Nahargarh Fort or Jaigarh Fort + Jantar Mantar
An additional day will allow you to visit Galta Ji Temple, located on the outskirts of Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort located on Tonk Road, Sitapura, Jaipur. Jaigarh fort is famous for the largest Cannon which is placed at the top of the fort.
How to get around Jaipur – Jaipur is a very busy city, you will always find traffic on the streets of Jaipur, but the city has a handy public transportation network. You can travel by auto rikshaw or tuk tuk, they are good for short distances and are easily available. You can also book ola or uber, they run 24*7 in the city. If you need to cover many places in a day like us, then you can hire taxi service that will be convenient for travelling.
Tip: Do not travel in the city by your own vehicle; it will end up in eating up your time. Take local transport to roam in the city.
Where to eat in Jaipur –
Apart from forts, palaces, pink city is also known for its delicious cuisines. Some of our favourite delicacies are having lassi at Lassiwala, Pyaz kachori at LMB (Lakshmi Mishtan Bhandar) or RMB (Rawat Mishtan Bhandar), Rajashtani thali at Chowkidhani Village resort, chocolate shake at The Tatoos Café, Omelet at Sanjay Omelette, pakoras at Jagannath Pakoriwala, and Samosa at Shankar Samosa.
Read full blog here on things to do in Jaipur.
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