Jaipur is known as The Pink City and an important tourist destination of Rajasthan. This walled city is famous for its vibrant culture that you should not miss ever. From fort and Havelis to traditional delicacies, this city shares its stronghold with its past. Amongst the mayhem of the city lie palaces, forts, and gardens that are little islands of opulent beauty and tranquillity. The heritage of the city is well explained by its wonderful architecture. Founded in the 18th century, this city has stood as a pillar of astonishment for every traveler who passed by.
This is the city with three hill forts and numerous palaces with timeless beauty can be enjoyed by the tourist during each second of the tour.
At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction.
This may be why Jaipur is becoming an increasingly popular destination for those hoping to capture the perfect Instagram shot. If you’re even a little bit of a travel enthusiast, then I’m sure that not a day would go by without you seeing dozens of images of Jaipur as you scroll through your Instagram feed. Here are my favorite photography spots in the city:
1. Jawahar circle as locals call it or Patrika gate (Front)
Best Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Jawahar Circle Garden is a unique destination for the visitors of the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The garden is honored as the largest circular park all over in Asia. This greatest circular park is encompassed by the rose garden and has different concentric tracks that make it unique amongst the most visited parks of the pink city.
2.Jawahar circle as locals call it or Patrika gate (Inside)
3. Hawa Mahal – Windview cafe
Best Time: 7 a.m – 8 a.m.
The reason to reach there early in the morning is that starting from 8 a.m. a lot of tourist buses start coming in with their first stop being Hawamahal too and the tourist guides bring them to these cafes for the view and to click pictures and then you cannot enjoy either your food or the view.
4. Hawa Mahal – Colorful mirrors
Best Time : 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
5. City Palace
The City Palace is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. The best time to take photos in the Pritam Niwas Chowk would be between 4 pm to 5 pm as in the evening it’s closer to sunset and you’ll be able to capture the original shades and colors of the gates without any overcast shadows.
City Palace – four-doors
The main attraction of the city palace is the Pritam Niwas Chowk. It is the inner courtyard of the city palace. Which hosts 4 unique and beautiful gates, each themed around the 4 seasons and dedicated to a particular Hindu god:
6. PEACOCK GATE
- The northeastern peacock gate represents autumn and has a small idol of Lord Vishnu on its lintel
7. LEHERIYA (wave) GATE
- This gate is on the northwest side of the courtyard. It is in a gorgeous green color, indicating spring and dedicated to Lord Ganesha
8. ROSE GATE
- The winter season is showcased by this gate. Filled with repeating rose patterns, it is dedicated to Goddess Devi.
9. LOTUS GATE
- This gate in the southwest is adorned with dramatic lotus petals and flower patterns. It represents summer and is dedicated to Lord Shiva
And with the camels there if you find them
9. Albert Hall Museum
From the outside with the pigeons
Best Time : 6:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m. on any weekday.
Because on Sundays you’ll find multiple prewedding shoots happening at the same spot.
From the outside with the pigeons
10. Amer fort and the Sheesh Mahal
Best Time : 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
11. Amer Fort – Corner Patios
Which you’ll find while walking around on the first floor of Amer fort in the inner courtyard.
12. Right opposite Amer fort – the chatris
Best time would be early in the morning to avoid the midday sun. But if that’s not a problem then you can go there at any time as there aren’t a lot of people.
13. Nahargarh Fort – Sunset
14. Nahargarh Fort – Sunrise
15. In the colorful lanes of the Baapu bazaar
But the best lighting is in the evening and also you’ll get a feel of how most of the Indian bazaars are if visited in the evening
That’s all for this list. If you know any other places that need to be added to this list, do let me know in the comments below. Hope you have the best Instagram experience when in Jaipur. See you soon with the next post.
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