Top 6 Things to do in Jaipur, India

December 20, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

If you take one look at the glorious stucco buildings that line Jaipur's wide streets, you'll understand why this is nicknamed "The Pink City." Spend your days exploring City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Amber and Jaigarh forts. And if you're looking for a unique souvenir, head to one of the bazaars, where you can pick up a pair of camel-leather slippers.
Restaurants in Jaipur

1. Amber Fort

Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur 302001, India +91 96000 17031
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Amber Fort

Reviewed By dtrcg - Broadbeach, Australia

Visited Amber Fort with our guide, could not have done it without one. So many stories going back to the 1700s and such a magical place.
First we got to ride the elephant up to the entrance, you can only do this between the hours of 7am and 11am.
Over 100 elephants taking people up to the fort is a sight you won't see anywhere else.
When in India this has to be on your list

90 Chandra Mahal Colony, Delhi Road, Amer, Jaipur 302028, India +91 80942 53150
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Elefantastic

Elefantastic Elephant Farm is a unique and inspiring experience that is a must do for anyone visiting India. Elefantastic Elephant Farm is owned and managed by a former Elephant Rider (Mahut), farm focusing on health-care and breeding management for friendly, beautiful and special elephants to produce healthy elephants to live on Earth. /., Although Elefantastic Elephant Farm was only born on 21st February 2012, my family's involvement with our elephants backdate to over 4 generations ago. Before Elefantastic Elephant Farm materialised, I was an elephant rider at amber palace for 9 years, providing riding tours for the many tourists that visited amber palace. Although I enjoyed being an elephant rider at amber palace & met many tourists, I couldn't help wanting something more meaningful, not for me, but for my elephants. Many of the tourists I met were interested in the day to day life of elephants and what I do with them, rather than just wanting an ordinary ride. As I pondered on the possible opportunities, I realized that I wanted to show people a more in depth insight into the lives of my elephants. There are vast misconceptions across India that animals - especially elephants - are very badly mistreated. I decided that I want to prove to people that this is not always the case and take a step forward in eradicating these misconceptions. This decision inspired me to start Elefantastic Elephant Farm, which gives an insight into the daily lives of our elephants. You will see that all of our elephants are well fed, with spacious rooms, attentive vet check ups every week to make sure they're all at the peak of their health, with loving and caring riders.

Reviewed By rosemc2 - Annandale, New Jersey

When planning our trip to India, my dream list included a personal encounter with elephants in a way that was respectful and compassionate. This tour absolutely fulfilled this dream. The staff was courteous and helpful, answering our questions and explaining the history of the sanctuary as well as of the individual animals. The elephants were well-treated. We enjoyed participating in the local custom of painting the elephants (as we had passed by many roadside in the area), as well as riding one for about 45minutes. I would recommend this experience.

3. Elephant Joy

Habib Manzil, opposite Samrat Cinema, Subhash Chowk, Jaipur 302002, India +91 95096 72632
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Elephant Joy

Elephant Joy in Jaipur, India is a fantastic way for you to get hands on experience and make a real difference to the lives of our elephants. Experience the most exciting, innovative, working elephant village in India, dedicated to conserving elephants. You can learn about their basic habits of food, life and traditional decoration. People from Elephant Joy are engaged with elephant by birth not by profession. Our family has been riding and taking care of elephants since 6 generations but nowadays we have very different world where everyone has busy life. So we have created these activities for people who want to be a Mahout (Rider) of a beautiful and gentle animal. You will be enjoying with the biggest but the most gentle animal in the world. By learning to take care of them, feeding, watering and bathing you will have a chance to create your own bond with them. Their individuality will teach you about how important it is to contribute to their survival.

Reviewed By Melanie D

Before coming to India I was very cautious about going to any places with elephants because of maltreatment stories. Elephant joy was not like any of those stories. You walk in and the elephants are standing under shade, and are being well fed throughout the time you are with them. No hooks or Spears were used when they were telling the elephants what to do. The workers know a lot about elephants and are happy to take pictures for you so you can enjoy your time with these majestic animals. You feed them, can ride them (without uncomfortable chairs on their backs), paint them (with paint that comes off after a good wash) and you can bathe them. It was so amazing to see this beautiful animal and bond with them. I was with Shanty and I will never forget what a beautiful animal she was. Worth every penny!

Delhi Road | Hathi Walo Ki Gali, near Gas Agency, Amer, Jaipur 302028, India +91 85600 40165
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Elefanjoy

Elefanjoy the only place in Jaipur offering a truly wonderful elephant experience! Set in Amer, Jaipur our Elephant Sanctuary is the community and also set in the beautiful natural landscape. During your visit you will get to enjoy the magic of our resident elephants here by having your very own up close and personal experience with the elephants such as feeding them, and having the opportunity to give spend time hugging them as well as enjoying the creative side of elephant painting using our non toxic vegetable-based paint colours ( The elephants love it as you paint them!) We also have the option for you of taking a walk with the elephants or even a gentle elephant ride around our park. While visiting us you will also learn about the language of elephants using certain sounds and touch to communicate with them. Light refreshments are served for your convenience at Elefanjoy. Elefanjoy can extend your visit to include additional tours of Jaipur.

Reviewed By TayzC7

We had the most amazing afternoon here! Thank you so much Ankit for bringing us to your elephant village!!! We were not fond of taking the elephant ride at the fort like many others do, but we absolutely loved this relaxed afternoon of enjoying your elephants and feeding them, painting them and maybe ourselves at little too!!!! And getting to walk with the elephants!!! Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and kindness to us during our visit, your knowledge you shared with us about your elephants was very much appreciated. Great value for money and would do it all again if only we had a longer stay! Next time perhaps.......we wish you all the best always and thank you again!

CISF Road | Mansoori Farm, Amer, Jaipur 302028, India +91 77373 34949
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Elejungle

EleJungle (Elephant Safari in Jaipur) is a Jaipur based company, provides many services like Elephant Riding, Feeding, Painting, Washing etc. Elejungle is situated in Kunda 3 kms from Amber Fort in a lush and green environment of Mansoori Farm House. We have a specialized team for serving our guests.

Reviewed By tomjorss - Prague, Czech Republic

Do NOT go here. These guys ask huge amount for "you can touch, you can hug, you can kiss, you can photo and you can drive..." ridicules..
Max 10min drive in not really nice area. Irrespective of 300 Rs an entrance. No price list, no entrance sign. RIP OFF

6. Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors)

Amber Palace | Delhi Road, Amber City - 11km from Jaipur, Amer, Jaipur 302018, India +91 72220 15635
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Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors)

Reviewed By Greg B - Tarpon Springs, Florida

The entire Amber Palace far exceeded any expectations we had of India. Hall of mirrors is just one of many things to see in the Palace There is far more to see in India than just the Taj Mahal.

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