Jaipur is a popular tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over the world. The city, also known as the Pink City, is a fascinating destination with many gorgeous places to visit which are not just forts and palaces.

Beyond the forts and palaces, here is a list of some of Jaipur's must-see beauties.

Panna Meena ka Kund

Panna meena ka kund

Just next to the massive Amer Fort, lies a yellow-colored stepwell which was built in the 16th century.  Most travelers who visit Amer fort, visit this place after and gets completely awestruck. Numerous locals believe Panna Meena ka Kund was established to collect water for the inhabitants of Amer, which was then used at many neighbouring temples. Women came to fill their water pots for home chores as well.

Panna Meena ka Kund is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides. You can sit here, chat and enjoy the views away from the crowd.

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Patrika Gate

patrika gate

Five minutes north to Jaipur airport, Patrika gate serves as an entrance to Jawahar Circle Garden. Named after the Rajasthani newspaper and media company, Patrika, it is a traditional-style ornamental gate which is a famous tourist attraction. Its inside walls are covered with stunning paintings representing themes from everyday life as well as scenes from various regions of Rajasthan. It is one of the most popular places for photo shoots and you must visit this place to get some of the most beautiful pictures clicked.

Jhalana Safari

Amidst the hills of Aravalli, the Jhalana Park used to be the hunting grounds of the Jaipur royals. The park, which is located in the centre of the city, is now gaining appeal among wildlife enthusiasts because of the frequent sightings of leopards in the area. The park is 20 square kilometres in size and can be explored by gipsies. Some other wild animals that can be seen here are Blue Bulls, Hyena, Spotted Deer, Mongoose, Porcupine and Desert Fox. The park is also home to a variety of native birds, including the Indian Pitta, Dusky Eagle, and Spotted Owlet. Flamingos, cranes, egrets, dunlins, and cormorants can be spotted in the park in the winter season. 

Albert Hall Museum

Albert hall

In the lovely gardens of Ram Nivas Bagh, the state's oldest museum is located. Ivory, crystal, natural stone, and metal carved sculptures are among the museum's many treasures. It also houses the personal belongings of the city's rulers, as well as an Egyptian mummy from the Ptolemaic era and much more. I believe that this information is enough to convince you to visit this lovely location.

Light and sound show at Amber Fort

The Amer Fort hosts a stunning light and sound show every evening. This show is a magnificent attempt to resurrect Amber's pride, history, and traditions. A display of lights and folk music are blended with narration during the 50-minute event. Gulzar has written the script of the fort's great past, which is narrated by Amitabh Bachchan and set to music by Ustad Sultan Khan and Shubha Mudgal.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

hot air balloon

Jaipur is one of India's most beautiful locations for hot air balloon rides. While drifting over surrounding towns, forts, and palaces, as well as untouched area around Samode Palace and village, the balloons highlight some of the city's most breathtaking sights. The cityscape is mesmerising and should be observed at least once during your visit.

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