10 Places in Jaipur Which Are Giving Us Major Photography Goals This Season

In the 21st century, with our advanced smartphones, varieties of digital cameras at our disposal, pretty much anyone can become a photographer. And finding the right angles and editing the pictures isn’t that great of a task either. As they say, it all lies in the foundation of it. The real challenge here is finding that perfect spot, that great scene which instantly clicks and feels like the best spot to take pictures. That will become the focal point of your photograph, the main thing that will act as the foundation for your image. Luckily Jaipur, famously nicknamed the Pink City, happens to have quite a few places that will make you want to brush up your cameras, get dressed and get going.

We have carefully created this list of ten brilliant places in and around Jaipur that are giving us chills and a lot of FOMO because of the fantastic photographs that could be taken in these places.

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Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is perhaps the most iconic landmark in Jaipur; instead, I should say that it is the identifying factor of Jaipur. Every single tourist that has visited Jaipur since the surge of social media has taken beautiful, jealousy-inducing pictures in front of the Hawa Mahal. Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Breeze was built in 1799; it’s signature identifier being its front wall that has an impressive 953 windows circulating cool breeze in and out of the structure. It was constructed as an extension to the nearby City Palace, and the front wall stands in the shape of a crown. Hawa Mahal is the most prominent attraction in Jaipur and perhaps even in all of Rajasthan. The most popular pictures clicked of Hawa Mahal are of its front wall, people standing in front of it or photos of the wall itself taken from a lower angle to make it look humongous, etc. The best time to visit would be around sunrise when the sun’s rays are peeking into the building through the small lattice-worked pink windows. It gives you a chance to play with light and get unique photos inside the building which many people don’t consider.

Panna Meena ka Kund

Panna Meena ka Kund is an ancient and historic stepwell and rainwater reservoir. Built during the 16th century, this stepwell was not just a water reservoir but also a place for social gatherings. The unique architecture of this place is what attracts numerous tourists every year. The symmetrically constructed stairwell is a sight worth witnessing with your own eyes. The geometrical stairwell acts as a breathtaking background and adds immense drama to your pictures if you are getting them clicked here. Situated on the Jaipur-Amer road, you can also get an excellent view of the Amber Fort and mountains from the top of the stepwell.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is a majestic structure built in the 18th century sitting atop the Aravalli hills. The fort’s architecture has major Indo-European influences and is a stunning structure. This magnificent fort overlooks the entire city of Jaipur, and one can get some incredible shots from the towers on the edge of the fort. Not just this but the rest of the fort is also an architectural wonder, and its positioning attracts millions of tourists every year.

City Palace of Jaipur

The construction for the City Palace started in 1727 after the capital was shifted to Jaipur from Amer. Over the centuries, different parts of the palace have been built. The palace’s overall architecture is a remarkable amalgamation of both Mughal and Rajput architecture. While some parts of the City Palace are still not opened for tourists to see, the available ones are genuinely breathtaking. The numerous intricate and precisely designed archways and gates are something one should witness at least once in a lifetime. The City Palace has multiple photography opportunities, be it architectural pictures or something for your Instagram feed.

Caffé and Bar Palladio

This ethereal bar/cafe is located within the premises of the Narain Niwas Palace Hotel in Jaipur. Designer Marie-Anne Oudejans has drawn inspiration from Mughal artistry and has presented it with a chunk of her own culture with the usage of the world-renowned color scheme belonging to the Netherlands; Delft Blue and White. The cafe/bar is located in the restored garden sentry of the palace turned hotel. With breathtaking plants and wandering peacocks and intricately designed tented canopies, Palladio is a diner’s dream and an incredible destination for photography enthusiasts. Caffé and Bar Palladio is a magical realm and an incredible spot for photos that will be a foolproof way to get hundreds and thousands of likes on your Instagram.

Amber Fort

Located in the old capital Amer, Amber Fort is a majestic fortress and castle built in the 16th century. This fort sits on a hilltop and has numerous attractions for tourists and photographers alike. With archways that transport you back in time and gates that will have you marveling at the skill of the yesteryear’s artisans, you will probably need more than one day to take all of its beauty in. The incredible Sheesh Mahal or the hall of mirrors is also a sight worth seeing and worth photographing.

Patrika Gate at Jawahar Circle

Jawahar Circle is Asia’s biggest circular park with mesmerizing, opulent gateways that will leave your jaw hanging. Patrika Gate is the main entrance to Jawahar Circle and has been designed beautifully. This unimaginable, hand-painted, palatial looking gate will deliver some of the best photos you will ever click and is a sight worth witnessing. Each archway within the Patrika Gate is symmetrical yet completely different, and one must see this if they are in Jaipur.

Neemrana Fort

This 15th-century fort turned hotel is a majestic sight. Situated on a hilltop and with shrubbery and plants peeking from between the step-like structure, Neemrana is a fantastic destination for vacation-goers and photographers. This fort-hotel is also one of the most favorite choices for weddings and photo shoots. It has many nooks and crannies all around, and you could get photographs clicked which will make you feel like royalty.

The Samode Palace

Samode Palace main entrance stairs

Wedged between the mighty and rugged northern Aravalli mountains lies the historic Samode Palace. Even though it’s now a hotel with modern amenities and has housed various dignitaries and celebrities, Samode Palace and its magnificent havelis will transport you back in time. The intricately painted archways and windows are a photographer’s favorite and will frame you nicely if you get clicked there. The opulent architecture throughout the palace is a feast to the eyes and the camera so you must not miss a chance to hoard up with pictures if you ever find yourself in Samode.

Taj Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace is yet another palace that has been converted into a hotel and is now a Taj franchisee. The manicured lawns, sleek and opulent architecture, and sprouting fountains look like its truly fit for royalty. The grandeur of this palace hotel acts as an incredible backdrop for your photographs. The valuable 19th-century art and architecture within the hotel are so majestic that one cannot help but pull out their camera. Rambagh Palace is also one of the top choices for destination weddings and photo shoots.

So hold tight in your seats, as your extravagant trip around the city would definitely leave you gasping for air!

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