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Places to visit in Jaipur at night

Discussion in 'Rajasthan' started by Bijoy, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Bijoy

    Bijoy New Member

    I am going Jaipur in the first week of January and I have a list of places to visit during the day, and I was wondering if there were places to visit in Jaipur at night.

    I know some famous forts and palaces also have light shows so that would be good to see but I would like to know about other kinds of places to visit too.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Bijoy! Welcome to the forum.



    The pink city of Jaipur has been attracting tourists all over the world because of its grand and royal heritage sites. The forts and the palaces give one a glimpse of the bygone Mughal era. The rich culture and hospitality of the people add to the unique experience that is of Jaipur. But did you know that the city looks even more stunning during night time? While tourists prefer exploring the sights during day time, crowds are less during the night. The royal monuments are all lit up too which gives you a different perspective of the city. And if you're someone who enjoys the night life, there are a couple of places in Jaipur that you can go to for that.

    Places to Visit in Jaipur at Night

    A different angle of the heritage sites...

    1. Amber Fort and Palace - Just this 2015, the Amber Fort and Palace was opened for night tourism, subsequently named as 'Amber by Night.' You can begin your visit by watching the Amber Fort Light and Sound Show. The timings for the show vary but it's usually at 6:30 pm (English) and 7:30 pm (Hindi) during winter season. The show highlights the history of the fort and the dynasty that ruled over it. After the show, you can explore some parts of the fort open to the public. Some of the parts that you can explore are the Sheesh Mahal, Man Singh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam and Jaleb Chowk. The fort is very serene and quiet at night, in contrast during the day time when it is full of local and foreign tourists. The structures are lit up too so you can easily see them and it also gives you a different view of the fort. While it might be difficult to fully explore the carvings and intricate designs of each structure, you get to feel like royalty exploring the fort and palace at night time, when light is limited.
    • Opening Time (Night) - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    2. Jal Mahal - When illuminated during night time, the Jal Mahal, also known as the Water Palace, looks as if the only pearl in the Man Sagar Lake. It was Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who built the palace around the end of the 17th century. Amazingly, the first four floors of the palace is underwater and the topmost part viewable from a distance is the fifth floor. The palace can be viewed any time of the day from the outside but it is restricted for visitors from the inside. You can still enjoy the architectural beauty of the palace though, with its mixture of both Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. You can visit this attraction on your way back from the Amber Fort and Palace, across the lake.
    • Opening Time (Night) - All Night (From the Outside Only)
    Jal Mahal (Image from Vil Sandi)

    3. Hawa Mahal - Next is the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds. During evening time, you can view the palace from the outside and the sight would mesmerise you. While it is also quite beautiful during day time, the illuminated stained glass windows during night time make the palace stand out even more. It is incredibly pink during day time but it is brightly colourful during night time. The crown-like appearance of the facade is more apparent during night when it is all lit up. The contrasts of lights and colours amidst the dark surroundings is very subtle but awe-inspiring all the same.
    • Opening Time (Night) - All Night (From the Outside Only)
    4. Amar Jawan Jyoti - Next is a memorial dedicated to the brave soldiers of India, the Amar Jawan Jyoti. This is a little known tourist attraction in the city but deserves a mention here. During night time, you can watch the Amar Jawan Jyoti Light and Sound Show here as well. There are three light and sound shows starting at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm. It showcases the martyrdom of the Indian soldiers who fought in the different wars of India with other invaders. The cenotaph here has the inscriptions of some of the names of the soldiers who died defending the country. Also surrounding the cenotaph are four flames, one of which is kept burning all-year round.
    • Opening Time (Night) - All Night
    5. Nahargarh Fort - Last on this section is the Nahargarh Fort, located about six kilometres away from the city centre of Jaipur. It was Sawai Raja Jai Singh who built the fort during the 17th century, as a sort of observation ground for protecting the nearby Amber Fort and Palace. There's a small restaurant at the top of the fort, known as the Durg Cafeteria. For a nominal fee, you can enjoy the view of the city of Jaipur. At night time, when everything in the city has bright lights, the view is very stunning. If you're a photographer, you can capture the perfect shots of Jaipur from a distance in Nahargarh Fort itself.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 10:00 pm
    View from Nahargarh Fort at night

    Have fun, dine and hang out...

    6. Jawahar Circle - Jawahar Circle is one of the biggest circular parks in Asia. It can be visited all-day long but night time is more special because the musical water fountain show happens during this time. The show begins at 7:00 pm and lasts for 30 minutes. Combining lights and water works, along with music, the show highlights the rich culture of the state. After the show, you can stay in the park and have a little night time picnic. There's even a little street food area here, known as the Chaupati, where you can sample the local cuisine of Jaipur. The park is incredibly green too, with lots of birds chirping and joining in the fun. A must visit place especially if you have little children with you as they would truly appreciate this attraction.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 9:00 pm
    7. Statue Circle - The Statue Circle, as the name suggests, is a statue of Sawai Raja Man Singh, the founder of the city of Jaipur. It is surrounded by lush and well-maintained gardens along with fountains. When all these structures are lit up at night, the view is captivating. In fact, even locals favour this circle as a hangout spot. Not to mention that there are numerous street food stalls around so you can have your fix of chai, coffee and other local delicacies.
    • Opening Time (Night) - All Night
    8. Saras Parlour - Saras Parlour needs no introduction, especially for Jaipur locals. It is open almost all day and all night long, catering to the dairy needs of every local and foreigner. Here, you can indulge in all the milk shakes and ice creams that you want. But there's more, paneer pakodas, paneer tikkas, jalebis, masala dosas and many more snacks are available here. This is a popular hangout place for locals as it is set up almost like a mini park with seating areas in the middle. But during night time, this is one of the few places in Jaipur that remains crowded. So if you would like to meet a fellow tourist or two, this is the place to be.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 12:00 Midnight
    9. Chokhi Dhani Village - Open only after 5:00 pm, Chokhi Dhani Village is another can't be missed place in Jaipur. It offers an authentic Rajasthani culture experience. It is the only place in Jaipur where you would be exposed to all aspects of Rajasthan, heritage, cuisine and art. The resort captures the authentic village experience of Rajasthan, from the interiors, to the food served and even to the cultural performances. You can choose between the different dining options but a Traditional Rajasthani Dining costs Rs. 700 per adult and Rs. 400 per child. You can indulge in traditional rides like camel rides, bullock cart rides and also boat rides. Puppet shows, magic shows, fire acts and many more performances like these ones can be enjoyed by a person of any age. There are also hangout areas and play areas that both the adults and kids, respectively, can enjoy.
    • Opening Time (Night) - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    Chokhi Dhani Village (Image from Wikimedia)

    10. Tapri - Dubbed as Jaipur's best rooftop restaurant/cafe is Tapri, overlooking the Central Park of the city. It's the perfect place to unwind after a tiring day of touring the entire city. With the stars above you, the lush greenery of the park and the shimmering lights of the city, you're sure to have your fill of stunning views. The restaurant has a variety of teas to keep you warm and toasty amidst the cool breeze of the night. They also have light snacks such as noodles, buns, pizzas, nachos and many more to keep your tummy filled. Fulfilling both your sense of sight and taste, Tapri is a delight for the tourists who want to explore the more serene side of Jaipur.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 10:15 pm
    For the party animals...

    11. House of People - For those who want an elegant ambience when partying, House of People fits that criteria. You can find it in Hotel Las Vegas in Bais Godam in Jaipur. The interiors reminds you of the bygone colonial era, as it has elements of a Victorian era style of architecture. The outdoor seating area is also quite lovely as it is located upon a rooftop. The menu of the night club is a mixture of Italian and Continental. There's also a bar available for those who want to indulge in alcoholic beverages. There are also live performances during some nights, with DJs pumping up the atmosphere of the place.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 1:00 am
    12. F Bar & Lounge - Upon entering the F Bar & Lounge, mirror reflections would greet you, as if you're in a Sheesh Mahal itself. This bar is one of the best places for partying in Jaipur, not only because of its ambience, but also because it has the most happening crowd. There's a small dance floor wherein guests can sway to the latest music offerings care of a live DJ. The menu here is a mixture of Indian, Chinese and Continental. Drinks are overflowing too, with a variety of cocktails and whiskies that you love. The crowd is very lively too especially during the weekends. Jaipur only has a handful of party bars and F Bar & Lounge is one of the best ones here.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 1:00 am
    13. Blackout - Spread over three floors, Blackout is another rooftop bar/restaurant in Jaipur. It has several seating sections, indoor ones, rooftop ones and closer seats to the dance floor. The rooftop area is perfect for indulging in a night view of Jaipur. The indoor area is perfect for those who enjoy music. Live DJs make the place more vibrant and happening. For food, there are many options, ranging from Indian, European and even Continental. Drinks are also abundant, with packages that you can share with friends. Thursdays are meant for ladies, so-called the Ladies Night, and entry is free for them.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 2:00 am
    14. Bar Palladio - For the classiest ambience, Bar Palladio wins in that aspect. Its bright blue interiors, overhanging chandeliers and wall decors are reminiscent of the Rajput era. Its outdoor seating area is equally beautiful, more so during night time when a bonfire adds some sparkle to the place. Lively music plays in the background, but nowhere as loud or as noisy as in other clubs. Italian cuisine adds to the elegant vibe of the place whereby pasta dishes and pizza dishes are abundant. Open until 11:00 in the evening, you can make your way into this restaurant/bar with your loved ones or even just by yourself to relax after a tiring day in the city.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 11:00 pm
    Bar Palladio.jpg
    Bar Palladio (Image from Cyclin' Jaipur)

    15. 100% Rock - Last on the list is 100% Rock, a legendary pub located in Hotel Shikha in Jaipur. Every college student, party lover and music lover knows about this place. With a fascinating concept of naming each alcoholic drink after a legendary rock icon, you know that this pub is truly unique. The simple interiors, wooden furnitures and posters of legendary music icons such as Mick Jagger and Kurt Cobain, add to the charm of the pub. Food is a combination of Chinese, Continental and even Thai cuisines. If you love 80's music blaring in the speakers, then you'd surely enjoy 100% Rock in Jaipur.
    • Opening Time (Night) - Until 12:30 am

    Are you a night owl wondering if Jaipur can cater to your late night wanderlust needs? This list gives you all your night life options when in the pink city. Jaipur is a city that sleeps early but it has these places to keep you company when you're out there during night time. With the stars to keep you company, and maybe a few friendly night owls as well, you can enjoy Jaipur even when the darkness prevails. Enjoy and have fun exploring the city!