12 best Places to Photograph with Tips!

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12 best Places to Photograph with Tips!

When it comes to photogenic cities in Rajasthan, the Pink City is king. There are no end of Instagram spots in Jaipur and you’ll feel inspired by the colours, culture, food, markets and design. All perfect muses for a photoshoot.

Jaipur is an historic city with a diverse legacy that spans the ages. So, you’ll find a great mix of Mughal architecture, Hindu culture, religious temples and rose coloured buildings all in the sunshine desert state.

Having lived in India for over a year, I’ve learned to love the country beyond its photo opportunities and learned a lot of lessons along the way. So, I’ll also give you some handy tips for safety, remaining respectful of the culture and some top tips for visiting attractions too.

So, grab your camera and let’s get capturing, these are the most Instagrammable Places in Jaipur.

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City Palace – Instagram spots in Jaipur

How to reach to Jaipur

Jaipur is easy to reach from the capital of Delhi andmost traveller’s start their Rajasthan journey here. There are many ways that you can reach Jaipur;

Jaipur by train: the fastest and most popular choice. From Delhi, this is only four hours away. Although early, the Shatabdi Express has little stops on the way and you get food. Train journey’s are a bucket list experience in India in themselves but booking tickets can be a minefield. Check out my post about how to book trains in India here.

Jaipur by bus: a cheaper option is to catch the local government buses to Jaipur but, I warn you, you’re in for an adventure! Buses stop when they choose, it’s hot, dusty and loud. But, there are some government air conditioned luxury buses that are better.

Jaipur by taxi: This is another option. The roads around Rajasthan are well laid and not as bumpy as other states. So, taxi driving is common but not the cheapest.
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Getting around Jaipur

Uber works in Jaipur for small journeys and you can also get private taxi hire. For an 8 hour tour it will cost you around 1600 rupees.

The best way to get around Jaipur and to experience Delhi like a local is by tuk-tuk. It’s a 3 wheel vehicle and it’s a lot of fun.

But, make sure if you’re touring for the day you agree the price before you get inside! It should cost no more than 500 rupees for a day tour. This won’t include attraction prices, or a guide and you may also be asked to pay parking fees.

Better yet, why not hire a tuk-tuk company with a great cause? The Pink City Rickshaw Company is a great way to get around the city and help women who want to start a company of their own.

Not only do you get to go around in a sassy pink rickshaw, you’re helping women from low income households make a living. Click here to read more!

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Jaipur City Attractions ticket

It’s definitely worth investing in a joint museum ticket while you’re here as many of the attractions are included on it. This not only saves you some serious rupees but also time, as you just show your ticket and you don’t need to queue again! It costs around 1000 rupees.

Dress code for Jaipur

India is not the sort of place where you want to come dressed in a mini skirt and strappy tops. The culture is conservative and so showing off your legs, shoulders and chest can draw A LOT of attention and not in a good way.

That doesn’t mean you have to go around dressed in a sari or kurta and pants, no. It just means that you need to pack some maxi dresses, jumpsuits, loose fitted trousers, t-shirts with shoulders and blouses.

A great tip I have to covering up in the heat is investing in some cute pashminas to cover your shoulders. That way you can wear a strappy top but also ensure your shoulders remain covered up. This is especially important in religious temples.

The 11 most Instagrammable Places in Jaipur

1. Amer Fort

High in the hills of the town of Amer is the Amer Fort. Amer was previously known as Dhundar and capital of the state before Jaipur from the 11th – 16th century. The fort that stands today was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592.

This palace is HUGE with many courtyards, staterooms, gardens, viewpoints, mirror walls and the famous photoworthy entrance ways like Ganesh Pol.

It stands high on a hill, so you will need to either walk or get a vehicle up here. There is parking for taxis, also shared jeeps, but tuk-tuks cannot go up. Please do not support the elephant riding trade, they are treated poorly and abused.

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The king of Instagram spots in Jaipur!

Top tips for a photoshoot at Amer:

  • Get here for opening or as early as possible, be the first in, this place seriously packs out!
  • Or, be here for the last hours of the day.
  • DON’T support the elephant riding here, it’s barbaric and the animals are mistreated
  • There are many photo spots here including viewpoints, gardens, wall murals, windows, go wild.
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