3-Day Jaipur Itinerary

Day 1:

Palace & Monuments Visit

09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

The itinerary begins with the famous, Hawa Mahal.

The edifice is known as ‘Palace of Winds’ because of countless number of windows. The structure is an absolute wonder and views from each of the five floors give you a glimpse of the city from different angles. 

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber

Just 700 meters from Hawa Mahal is, Jantar Mantar.

This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The observatory has attracted historians, scientists and architects from around the world. This is the largest out of the five Jantar Mantar in India.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Mode of Transport: 10-minute walk from Hawa Mahal.

At a distance of 100 meters, stands the City Palace

Another UNESCO World Heritage site, the palace keeps the legacy of the royal Rajputs alive. The structure is a marvel whose beauty is captivating. The palace has to be seen twice, once in daylight and again in the evening when it’s decorated with lights.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: 5-minute walk from Jantar Mantar.

For lunch, we recommend to try the Rawat Restaurant for authentic Rajasthani food, 3 km from City Palace.

They are known to serve Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma, Mawa Kachori and Rajasthani Thali are very reasonable price. A meal at this hotel will cost Rs 500 – 600 for two.

Museum, Mandir and Garden Tour

02:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Post lunch, you head towards one of the elegant museums, Albert Hall Museum

The museum is believed to be the oldest in Rajasthan. The structure reflects a blend of Indian and Western cultures. The museum has ancient artefacts, royal utility objects on display. The area is covered with lush green and well maintained gardens, making you feel like the royals.

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Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber from Rawat Restaurant.

Bapu Bazaar is at the heart of the city and exploring the area on foot gives you the feeling of being the Pink City. The market has been in existence for a very long time and there isn’t anything you won’t find here. It is located opposite to Albert Hall Museum.

Next stop is the Birla Mandir, 3 km from Albert Hall Museum

Birla Mandir is ubiquitously found in India, and this particular temple is known for its modern design. The temple is built with white marble and vibrant garden makes it a favourite place for the localities to spend their evenings.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber from Albert Hall Museum.

After seeking blessings, your next stop is the largest circular park in India, Jawahar Circle.

The garden is 7 km from Birla Mandir and at the entrance you see the iconic Patrika Gate. Inside the park, there are number of things that keep the visitors engaged. For children, the park has a few rides, the nature lovers find the rose garden and green landscape very interesting, and in the evening everyone enjoys a musical show with lights and fountain. The show starts at 07:00 PM and lasts for 30 minutes.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber from Birla Mandir.

The Night View of the City Palace

08:00 PM – 09:00 PM

The City Palace opens its gates for tourists for them to enjoy the sparkling view of the palace decorated with colourful lights. This is something you must see without fail. A delightful experience is guaranteed.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport:Auto / OLA / Uber from Jawahar Circle.

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Day 2:

Mahal (Palace) Hopping

09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Today’s sightseeing begins at Amer Fort (Amber Palace)

The fort has been the administrative centre for the Rajput kings and you can figure that out by its location. The fort sits on a hill top and is surrounded by couple of forts, lakes and hills. Entries begin at 08:00 AM and it is advised to get here early to enjoy the marvellous fort with limited crowd.

Inside the complex is Panna Meena ka Kund, an iconic stepwell of Amer. These stepwells were very popular in ancient India and can be found in many cities. These stepwells are now used for water conservation and converted to tourists spot to spread awareness about the water pool system.

Time duration: 2– 2.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber + a Jeep ride.

After this, you head for the famous Jal Mahal

The water palace is located in the centre of Man Sagar Lake but you only get the glimpse from the shore. The lake is home to a few exotic and indigenous birds.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Mode of Transport:Auto / OLA / Uber.

900 meters from Jal Mahal is MM Khan Restaurant.  The restaurant serves north Indian cuisines and is very popular. The price range at this hotel is Rs 500 – 600 for two.

Fort Hopping

02:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Next stop is Jaigarh Fort, 6 km from Jal Mahal.

Another majestic fort whose name translates to fort of victory. This is believed to be the strongest of all the forts in Jaipur. The fort also houses the largest canon on wheels – Jaivana Canon. The fort gates are closed at 04:30 PM

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber

Last and final fort is Nahargarh Fort.

Nahargarh fort sits on top of the Aravalli hills and was built primarily to guard the city. The position of the fort is such that a 360-degree panoramic view of the city can be captured. The fort is often used for filming historical movie scenes.

Gaitor ki Chatriyan is the burial site of the royal kings within the fort premises. The architecture of these structures is something one cannot give a miss. Not many tourists pay a visit here, hence this is an ideal place for photographers to get a clean shot. Entry is not allowed after 05:30 PM.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto / OLA / Uber

Post this, you return back to your hotel. If you are willing to venture out in the evening, then…

The Night View of the Albert Hall Museum

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Light and sound show is organized every evening at the museum. Number of tourists are very limited and you can enjoy a relaxed evening here.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

If planning to have your dinner and some booze before returning to your hotel, try the Handi Restaurant, 2 km from Albert Hall Museum.

Also read: Jaipur City Centre Itinerary

Day 3:

Mode of Transport: The primary attraction is 85 km away from the city and public transport is not readily available. So, booking a cab for a round trip is necessary.

A Haunted Site

09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Bhangarh is believed to be one of the haunted villages in India and the Bhangarh Fort is considered as most haunted site. Entry after sunset is prohibited. The village itself is scarcely populated and localities agree to be witnessing paranormal activities. The fort complex was once a thriving society but now it remains as a cursed land.

Time duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Garden Palace Visit

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

On your way back, stop at Sisodia Rani ka Bagh.

This is a garden palace built for the queen of Maharaja Sawai Jai. The place is known for its vibrant and flora rich garden and in between lies the elegant multi-storeyed palace. Sights of peacocks are frequent. The location has been used for filming song sequence for Bollywood movies.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

A man-made Rajasthani village

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Chokhi Dhani Village attracts a large number of tourists. It has become the cultural and traditional hub of Rajasthan. It showcases the glorious past and carries the culture of Rajasthan forward in the form of dance, music, artistry and culinary. You can look to buy souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones. It opens at 05:00 PM and closes at 11:00 PM.

Time duration: 2 – 3 hours

This will bring your Jaipur trip to an end.

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