Jaipur Monuments for History & Architecture Lovers

1. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is a monument like no other; in India or the world. Completed in 1799 and constructed with pink and red sandstone; the exteriors of this palace stand out for the fact that it closely resembles the honeycomb of a beehive with 953 “Jharokhas” or small windows that are brilliantly accentuated with exquisite latticework.

2. Amer Fort, Jaipur

Built-in 1592 by Raja Man Singh; Amer Fort is located in Amer, Rajasthan which is a part of Jaipur by extension. The Fort stands out for its Hindu characteristics in terms of architecture and design and closely resembles a grand temple. The relevance of Amer Fort as one of many historical monuments in Jaipur stems from the fact that it was long considered the stronghold of the Rajput Maharajas; Rajasthan’s longest reigning royal family.

3. City Palace, Jaipur

example of the tangible legacy of the Rajput kings. The City Palace boasts of 9 impressive structures namely; the Govind Dev Ji temple, the Maharani Palace, the Bagghi Khana, Diwan-E-Khas, Diwan-E-Aam, Pritam Niwas Chowk, the Entrance Gates, the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal.

4. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jaipur has its very own Jantar Mantar and similar to the Jantar Mantar in Delhi; this is one of the most famous monuments of Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an equinoctial sundial and is one of 5 such structures in India; all built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1724 and 1735. These Jantar Mantars were built to tabulate astronomical tables and track the sun, the moon and planetary movements.

5. Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Located on the promontory known as “Cheel Ka Teela” or Hill of Eagles on the Aravalli Range; Jaigarh Fort is yet another example of magnificent historical monuments in Jaipur. This fort is not only sought out for its impressive architectural qualities but also for the fact that it provides scenic views of the Aravalli Range and the Amber Fort down below.

6. Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Built-in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and extended over the years; Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is of great historical significance. This fort featured in the treaties drawn up between the Rajput and Maratha forces in the 18th century as a means of preventing war and conflict. Nahargarh Fort provides an enchanting view of Jaipur city which is one of the reasons it was a retreat residence when in use.

7. Albert Hall, Jaipur

Albert Hall is both a museum and a monument of historical importance in Jaipur. Opened to the public in 1887; the Albert Hall has the distinction of having its foundation stone laid down by King Edward II. Albert Hall is an impressive structure from the outside however like any good museum; there is so much more to discover inside.

8. Sisodia Rani Garden & Palace, Jaipur

History is alive and well in Jaipur and that is the first impression you get at Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace. The greenery all around brings this historical monument of Jaipur to life and there is no dearth of beauty and serenity here. Built-in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II; Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace are testaments to the aesthetics of Jaipur in the times of Rajput royalty.

9. Jal Mahal, Jaipur

The Jal Mahal or “Water Palace” when translated into English; gets its name from the fact that it is situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake of Jaipur City. The location of this palace sets it apart from any other historical structure in the city and the Jal Mahal also happens to be one of the most admired and famous monuments of Jaipur.

10. Birla Temple, Jaipur

One of many Birla Temples around the country; the Birla Temple in Jaipur isn’t a historic monument per se. However; it does qualify as one of the most famous monuments of Jaipur owing to the visitor footfall. Located on the Moti Dungari Hill; the temple is also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple.