Top 15 things to do in Jaipur within a day

Amid the romantic pink hues, the Rajasthani culture is wrapped up and kept preserved in the forts, palaces, and streets of Jaipur. The fortified-old city with gigantic entrances like Chand pol, Suraj pol, etc.- transports you to an entirely different era. The bustling streets of Bapu Bazar and Johari Bazar take you to a magical land of awe-inspiring handicrafts, clothes, and jewellery. Its City Palace and Amer Fort are living pieces of history.

The city offers a variety of things to do and explore, and the streets invite you to experience the true essence of Jaipur. 

Things to do in Jaipur in one day

Jaipur is as magnificent in the evenings as it is in the morning, and there are many fun activities to do in Jaipur throughout the day. Here are some of the activities you must try in Jaipur.

1. Watch Sunrise on Nahargarh

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Starting your day with the famous ‘Gulab ji Ki chai’ and Maska bun, watching the sunrise from the ramparts of the Nahargarh Fort on the hilltop is mesmerising. Movies like Rang de Basanti and Shudh desi romance were shot in this fort.

2. Photoshoot at Hawa Mahal

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After having a hearty breakfast at ‘Sampat ki kachori’ in Chandpol Bazar, visit Hawa Mahal to get mesmerised by its jharokhas, illuminated by the morning sun. It’s a perfect spot to click some Instagram-worthy pictures.

3. Visit the City Palace Museum

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You can see clothes, art pieces, weapons, and many other things which were used by the royal family of Jaipur reserved in the City Palace and the museum. You can shop for customised souvenirs from the art gallery inside the palace.

4. Enjoy an art experience

As a city famous for its art, architecture and culture, it is home to many artisans who have popularised local art forms worldwide. Blue pottery, Meenakari, Tarkashi, and Lac Work are prime examples of these world-famous art forms from Jaipur. You can learn from the masters themselves from our Masterclasses and bring a self-made souvenir to remember your trip.

5. Visit Jantar Mantar

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The world heritage site of UNESCO, Jantar Mantar is a one-of-a-kind observatory built in the 18th century to predict the time, date and movement of celestial bodies. Explore the traditional way of predicting time at Jantar Mantar. 

6. Take an elephant ride to Amer

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An elephant ride to the Amer Fort is a must-do activity in Jaipur. Amer Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its architectural beauty. It is a blend of Mughal and indigenous styles. Sheesh, Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-e-Aam, Jal Mandir, and the Palace of Maan Singh are distinguished attractions at the fort. It is beautiful during the day and lights up at night with the beautiful fountains on all the prime crossroads to the light and sound show at the Amer fort.

7. Visit Jal Mahal

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The Majestic palace, Jal Mahal, was built as a hunting lodge. Standing for the last 400 years amidst the Man Sagar lake, this palace is a dazzler. You can do bird watching, camel rides, or enjoy the setting sun. It is a beautiful sight to behold. 

8. Shopping in the Local Market

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One of the fun activities to do in Jaipur is to shop in the local market. You can find household essentials to envy-worthy jewellery pieces in the local markets of Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, and Nehru Bazar.

9. Experience local cuisines

Experience famous local cuisines and street food from renowned vendors in one place at Masala Chowk. You can enjoy Pyaz Ki Kachori, Pani Puri, Dahibade, Kanjibada, samosa, Tandoori Khullad chai, Daal Bati Churma, etc.

10. Hot air balloon ride

The 60 min Hot Air Balloon ride over the city is the most fun activity in Jaipur. Enjoy the bird-eye view of the majestic palaces and monuments and experience the awe-inspiring visual and sensory adventure to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

11. Watch a movie in Rajmandir

Famous for its luxurious interiors, Rajmandir remains noteworthy in the tourist circuit and is a gem of Jaipur. If you are a movie junkie, you must visit Rajmandir. 

12. Experience fine dining like a Royal 

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Places like 1135 AD, Shikar Bagh, Once upon a time at Bagh, Baradari, etc., are not just famous for their food but for their history and location. These luxurious palaces turned restaurants serve distinguished dishes of royal families like Laal Maas, Daal Bukhara, Daal Bati Churma, Junglee Roti and Chicken, Galouti Kabab, etc.

13. Checkout Leopards in their natural habitat 

Jhalana forest reserve was developed for the conservation of leopards. It is home to more than 40 leopards. Enjoy a Safari ride in the hilly terrain of the Aravli Mountains. 

14. Check out the World’s Largest Cannon on Wheels

Jaigarh Fort, an ancillary fort on the hilltop, is famous for its panoramic views of the Amer Fort and moatha and is home to the world’s largest cannon on wheels, ‘Jai Baan’. You must visit Jaigarh Fort, especially if you travel to Amer Fort. 

15. Seek the blessings of Govind Dev Ji

The temple is situated in the city palace premises and has been a part of Jaipur since 1590. Made with red sandstone, It’s a prime piece of classic architecture and a must-visit place in Jaipur.


The city offers many fun activities which can make your trip memorable. Places like Birla Mandir, Albert hall Museum, Garh Ganesh and Moti Dungri temples, World Trade Park, Patrika Gate, etc. are also must-visits. Most of the museums and palaces have entry fees between 50 to 200 Rs. 

With the lanes laden with silver ornaments and bandhej sarees, the pink city of Jaipur is a sight for sore eyes. From the mouth-watering street food to the majestic royal palace, the city provides you with the experience of a lifetime. Even a day in this charming city is enough to satisfy your wanderlust. 

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